The rise and rise of the ‘Me-ni’ break

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A new survey reveals that as many as six in ten women have jetted off on holiday with friends, leaving their partner to hold the fort at home

A new survey reveals that as many as six in ten women have jetted off on holiday with friends, leaving their partner to hold the fort at home. And one in five have also taken their children on hols while their partner stays at home. Almost one in ten admit have even gone away alone.

Carmelina Tangi, spokesman for Hilton HHonors, which commissioned the research to mark of the launch of The Great Getaway discounts, said: “Different trips suit different purposes, so whether you’re looking for the luxury escape of a lifetime, family fun on a beach break, fine dining, culture, spas or shopping, it makes sense to share these experiences with different people in our lives.”

The study of 2,000 Brits in long-term relationships found that 61% of women have enjoyed a partner or child-free holiday at some stage, with more than one in ten saying they regularly go away with other people.

Instead, 59% of those enjoy a girl’s holiday with friends, while another one in four go away with their parents.

A city break was found to be the most common partner-free holiday, followed by a shopping or spa break and short-haul beach holidays.

Dubrovnik, Croatia
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However, the research also revealed that women aren’t the only ones heading off on holidays alone. Two thirds of men also admitting to holidaying with friends while their other half stays at home.

The main reason for this was to experience a different type of holiday, with one in seven going on a sports-orientated break with their mates.

Spain was named as the most popular country for a “Me-ni break”, followed by France and Italy, while London and Barcelona are the top choices for a city break with friends.

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Jeff Diskin, executive vice president of Hilton Worldwide added: “When you have a trip in your future, it changes your perspective. You see a hotel as more than just a bed.

Until September 2, those taking “Me-ni breaks” can benefit from discounts of up to 40% off room rates in Hilton Worldwide hotels across the UK and Europe, for stays until December 30.

The top 5 countries to visit without a partner

1.    Spain
2.    France
3.    Italy
4.    Ireland
5.    Germany

The top 5 cities to visit without a partner

1.    London
2.    Barcelona
3.    Amsterdam
4.    Dublin
5.    Paris

(Featured image: gtall1)

The rise and rise of the ‘Me-ni’ break was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Oonagh Shiel
Author: Oonagh Shiel (3252 posts)

Content Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!