SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- With Americans facing increasingly busy schedules and long work hours, short, spontaneous trips are becoming the travel trend of choice, with Millennials especially embracing the "quickie" … getaway, that is! Despite access to a plethora of so-called "connected" devices and "social" media, tech-savvy Millennials are reporting feelings of loneliness and isolation, which is why online travel site Hotwire® today announced it has teamed up with world-renowned psychosexual therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer to bring to light the benefits a "quickie" trip can have on one's well-being and relationships. Dr. Ruth details the rise of this 'loneliness epidemic' in her recently released 4th edition of Sex for Dummies.
"I'm old fashioned and a square and to me being social requires face to face interactions, not just face in your phone," said Dr. Ruth. "Travel has always been one of the best ways to make new memories and reconnect with your loved ones. In today's hectic world, it's more important than ever that people take every opportunity to get away, be spontaneous, and make sure to have a quickie or two while you are on the trip."
The days of needing to block at least a week's PTO for a vacation in order to experience big benefits are gone, with nearly all Americans preferring a short getaway to a long one thanks to the lower costs, less planning, and more flexibility that come with shorter vacations. More importantly, a national survey* recently conducted by Hotwire showed that 53% of those that have taken a 2-3 night "quickie" getaway in the past 12 months have experienced an improved sense of well-being, including happier moods and more fulfilled outlook in life, with 95% having experienced some kind of emotional benefit from their quickie travel.
The study also revealed that 41% of millennials felt a stronger bond with their significant other after taking a short trip, and 86% agreed they would be more adventurous in bed during an impromptu getaway with their partner than when they are at home.
Need some ideas on how travel can help you reconnect with the people in your life, whether it be your spouse, partner, friend or even yourself? Check out Dr. Ruth's tips for a Quickie Trip:
Ready to book a "quickie" getaway? Hotwire recently released its America's Best Cities for a Quickie Index, which identified the top major, mid-size, small town, and itty-bitty cities perfect for a 2-3 night quick getaway, ranking the top 40 destinations based on best bang for the buck (value), ease of getting there (convenience) and high entertainment value. For more information on how to "Make it a Quickie," or to view the complete city index and custom itineraries, visit quickie.hotwire.com.
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The Hotwire Quickie Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com) among 1,000 nationally representative US adults ages 18+ between May 28th and May 31st, 2019, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the US adult population ages 18+. Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. For the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.
† Savings are based on actual Hot Rate® Hotel bookings made in the previous 12 months as compared with the lowest published rates found on leading retail travel sites. Prices are dynamic and vary based on booking date and length of stay. There is no guarantee these savings or rates will be in effect at the time of your search. Availability is limited. Hot Rate® hotels are different from retail rates. With Hot Rate® hotels you enter the date, location and star rating. The hotel is revealed only after booking. All bookings final. Prices do not include taxes and fees.
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