Sunday Herald Sun
(Melbourne) - Sunday February 3, 2002
"VALENTINE'S Day is less than
a fortnight away and now is the perfect time to devise a plan of spoiling
your other half -and, of course, yourself - to a weekend getaway.
Weekend retreats, especially B&B packages, are extremely popular, with more
Australians taking shorter and fewer holidays than in the past.
director Chris Pecks says: "Traditional Valentine's Day gifts, such as
chocolates and flowers, do just fine, but do not deliver what couples need
most - a break.
“Figures and anecdotal
evidence from the Bureau of Statistics reveals more Australians are turning
their backs on the traditional four-week summer holidays, preferring trips
of a week to 10 days.”
"As well, people are
travelling more to Domestic locations than overseas."
A practical, perfect
Valentine's Day gift that is in accord with changing attitudes to holidays
is the B&B.
"People have become so
wrapped up in their everyday commitments that they are often unable to spend
the quality time they need with their significant others," Mr. Peck says.
are using Valentine's Day as a time to escape together, and are finding B&Bs
to be the perfect hiding places."
is one of Australia's best way to book.
It is quick and easy
to use with simple, clear and consistent layout covering all of Australia.
No matter what sort of weekend escape you are searching for - whether it be
a lighthouse on the cape, a rural retreat, a nunnery in the city or a beach
house overlooking pristine white sands – you will find it all here.
Visitors can make reservations online, e-mail innkeepers, locate B&Bs and
Guesthouses using a map, and post questions and comments about services.
It is worth getting in
quick because B&Bs are likely to be snapped up on the Weekends surrounding
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