Britains Romantic Romeosromance Isnt Dead Uk - Long Its
Tuesday, 02 February 2010
Wining, dining, and whisking loved ones away on a romantic mini-break to the country - Brits might like to think they are the perfect romantic heroes, but when it comes to treating that special someone, most will only do it if it's on the cheap.
Thousands of budding Prince Charmings have been searching the internet for the perfect Valentine's weekend getaway - but are only interested if they can woo the object of their desire without blowing the budget.
iknow-uk, the UK's leading accommodation and tourism directory, has found that the most searched for Valentine's Day term over the past two weeks has been for 'Cheap Romantic Hotels'.
The 'Cheap Romantic Hotels' search term only narrowly pipped 'Cheap Romantic Restaurants' to the top of the popularity poll, with 'Cheap Sex Hotels' coming in third.
Marcus Simmons, iknow-uk's managing director, said: "Brits obviously do have a romantic side, but we've noticed more and more people are looking for a bargain break this year.
"Perhaps people are more cautious because of the tough year we've had financially, or perhaps it's just in the British nature to hunt out a cheap and cheerful bargain. Whatever the reason, it's reassuring to know that people in the UK are keen to spend their holidays rediscovering their own country.
"The UK has such a great coastline and stunning countryside, making it the perfect choice for romantic breaks or summer holidays alike - and there's something for every budget, so thankfully that should please the cautious Casanovas who have been looking for cheap Valentine's Day getaways too!"
Founded by Marcus in 2003 with the iknow-yorkshire website, iknow-uk now operates 14 regional websites for accommodation and hospitality providers including hotels, guest houses, holiday cottages and B&Bs.
iknow-uk's websites cover the UK's most popular tourist regions and are visited by almost a million users each month.
Holiday home owners looking to list on one of iknow's regional websites, should visit www.iknow-uk.com.
Top Ten Valentine's search terms between 18 January 2010 and 2 February 2010:
1. Cheap Romantic Hotels
2. Cheap Romantic Restaurants
3. Cheap Sex Hotels
4. Romantic Hostels
5. Romantic Holidays
6. Romantic Cottages
7. Valentine Hotels
8. Cheap Romantic Cottages
9. Cheap Valentine's Weekends
10. Valentine's Day Nightclubs
Notes to Editors:
- iknow-uk ltd launched iknow-yorkshire in September 2003. They have since launched iknow-lakedistrict, iknow-northwest, iknow-cornwall, iknow-devon, iknow-wales, iknow-scotland, iknow-dorset, iknow-kent, iknow-somerset, iknow-sussex, iknow-hampshire and iknow-northeast .
- April 2009 saw the launch of a comprehensive hospitality section to iknow-yorkshire, which is also available on iknow-lakedistrict, iknow-northwest , iknow-devon, iknow-cornwall and soon to be available on iknow-wales.