The best thing about a holiday with mom is that you spend quality time together, gossip – and your dearest mother pays the bill.
Another benefit of going out with mom is that they are prepared for any situation and can see her really relax.
A survey of 2,000 adults who had been in touch with her mother figure found that Cornwall, London and Edinburgh were seen as the best places to treat her to a trip.
These beat glittering overseas destinations like Ibiza, Las Vegas or Dubai.
The research was commissioned by Hotels.com, which also found that searches for travel around the Mother’s Day weekend were up 23 percent from 2019, the last year before the pandemic.
The accommodation giant also claims Brits are ready to treat their mothers like VIPs, with searches for 5- and 4-star locations up 40 per cent and 55 per cent, respectively, on their site since 2019.
Amenities like “spa facilities” (up 60 percent) and “in-room bathtub” (up 76 percent) also saw a surge in searches this year.
Other top perks of going out with mom include the novelty of them getting tipsy and having her make the beds in the mornings.
TV personality and Vogue Williams host, who partnered with Hotels.com this year to share tips on getting away with mom, said: “Being able to elope with my mom as an adult is something I really appreciate , especially now that I’m a mother myself.
“I know how precious these memories are to me and my family, so it came as no surprise that Hotels.com found that 61 percent of those who take ‘mummy breaks’ say they enjoy a vacation with their Mother has given a special bond.
“A hotel stay means all the mundane arguments about things like dishes can be parked and we can both put our feet up.”
To help those planning a Mother’s Day surprise, Hotels.com is running a competition where one winner has the chance to give their mother figure 10 free nights’ accommodation (worth a whopping £3,000).
Add to that an upgrade to Rewards VIP Gold status so she can enjoy bonus member benefits like upgrades and spa access year-round.
TOP 20 THINGS ABOUT VACATION WITH MOTHER
1. Spending time together
2. Being able to treat your mother the way she deserves
3. Seeing her completely relax
4. You don’t usually spend a lot of time with your mother
5. You know what the other likes
6. They have similar holiday tastes
7. You can have gossip
8. Being spoiled by your mother
9. Paying for food/drinks
10. She thinks of everything you need and is well prepared for every situation
11. She stays calm when things don’t quite go to plan
12. She books the whole vacation
13. She has great taste in hotels
14. She prefers taking a taxi to public transport
15. Let your mom organize your EG, take care of your passport, organize the itinerary
16. The novelty of seeing her tipsy
17. She will be honest about your outfits
18. She makes the beds in the hotel room
19. She’s the only one who joins you on the dance floor
20. She has a great sense of direction so we don’t get lost
Participants simply have to share their funniest travel stories with their mother [https://uk.hotels.com/page/travelswithmum/]
Hotels.com brand spokeswoman Emma Tagg said: “It’s great to see the red carpet being rolled out for mums this year, but why spoil them for the day when you can spoil them for the whole year?
“Two-thirds of Brits agree that some of their fondest memories are holidaying with their mum, but we know everyone’s perfect mum trip is different, so we’re here to help you find your dream destination – from Berlin to Benidorm or even Blackpool.
“Now share your story so you can take Mom to make even more memories.”
Tips from Vogue Williams and mom Sandra Wilson for a successful mother-daughter trip
1. Plan your packing together
Vogue Williams – “Chances are you’ll only wear half of what you brought with you. So try to be genuine in your appearance choices – if you’re anything like us, you can also search each other’s suitcases for essentials, so discuss what you’re taking ahead of time to avoid duplicating it.”
2. Match up your must-haves
Sandra Wilson – “When you’re having disagreements about how you’re spending your time, it’s important to have a list of must-haves for booking. Vogue, for example, loves to plan their meals ahead and have lunch early, but I prefer to leave it a little later.”
3. Compromises are key
Vogue – “My mom is someone who queues to get on, while I prefer to sit back and wait and get through in the end — but if possible, it’s definitely best to meet in the middle.”
4. Smart shopping
Sandra – “Look out for unique or quirky purchases that you wouldn’t find at home – the little things you buy when you’re out together will keep the memories alive when you get back home – and that for many years, too.”
5. Beach vs. City Break
Vogue – “Plan your trips around your favorite activities – it’s no good booking a beach vacation somewhere remote when you’re both shopaholics; So better consider a city break.”
6. Do not burn the candle at both ends
Sandra – “We’re not night owls, so we make sure we pack a lot into our days by making sure we both get a good night’s sleep.”
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