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Scots take lead in romantic getaways

26 January 2009 11:18

Scots take lead in romantic getaways

Scottish lovers trump Londoners when it comes to planning romantic Valentine getaways, according to a new survey released by American Express Insurance Services.

Among respondents making 'city break' bookings for the month of February, the Scots lead with 36 per cent of bookings, favouring European destinations over the Big Apple as the desired romantic hotspot.

Yorkshire romantics were the second most likely to take a February break at 34 per cent, while Londoners came in at a lowly seventh with 26 per cent saying they would book a holiday to celebrate the occasion.

While buying travel insurance to protect a big diamond might come in handy for those looking to propose, the survey said that it was how rather than where one asks the big question that matters.

Chris Rolland, Head of American Express Insurance Services, said that the survey reveals that there is a range of acceptable ways to declare your love.

"The variety of romantic breaks being taken, in terms of location and new ideas about how to pop the big question, dispels notions of there being a typical or average way to spend Valentine’s Day," he said.

In terms of receiving the most valentines, teachers outrank wives, mothers and sweethearts.