The biggest perk of holidaying with your mum was spending time with her – with Cornwall, London and Edinburgh being the most popular places to do it
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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 she is prepared for any situation and can see her really relax.
A survey of 2,000 adults who are 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 study was commissioned by Hotels.com, which also found that searches for travel around the Mother’s Day weekend increased by 23% compared to 2019, the last year before the pandemic.
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The accommodation giant also claims Brits are ready to treat their mothers like VIPs, with searches for 5- and 4-star locations up 40% and 55% respectively on their site since 2019.
Amenities such as “spa facilities” (up 60%) and “in-room bathtub” (up 76%) have also seen increases in searches this year.
Other top perks of going out with mom include the novelty of her 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 was no surprise to me that Hotels.com found that 61% of those who take ‘Mummy Breaks’ say it’s special to them Bond to go on vacation with her mother.
“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.
Participants simply have to share their funniest travel stories with their mother by visiting her here.
Hotels.com brand spokeswoman Emma Tagg said: “It’s great to see the red carpet rolling 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.”
THE TOP 20 THINGS ABOUT VACATION WITH MOM:
- spend time with her
- Being able to treat your mother the way she deserves
- Watching her relax completely
- Normally you don’t spend long with your mother
- They know what pleases each other
- They have similar holiday tastes
- You can have gossip
- To be spoiled by mom
- paid for food/drinks
- She thinks of everything you need and is well prepared for every situation
- She stays calm when things don’t quite go to plan
- She books the whole vacation
- She has great taste in hotels
- She prefers taking a taxi to public transport
- Let your mother organize things, eg take care of your passport, arrange the itinerary
- The novelty of seeing her tipsy
- She will be honest about your outfits
- She makes the beds in the hotel room
- She’s the only one who gets on the dance floor with you
- She has a great sense of direction so we don’t get lost
VOGUE WILLIAMS & MUM SANDRA WILSON’S TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL MOTHER-DAUGHTER JOURNEY:
- Plan your packing together. Vogue Williams said: “Chances are you’ll only be carrying half of what you brought with you, so try to be genuine when choosing your look – if you’re anything like us, you can use the suitcases of the scouring others for essentials is fine, so discuss what you’re taking beforehand to avoid duplication.”
- Arrange your must-haves. Sandra Wilson said: “If you have some disagreements about how you spend your time, then 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.”
- Compromises are key. Vogue said, “My mum is someone who queues to get in 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.”
- Shop smart. Sandra said: “Keep an eye 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 home, and for now for many years Come too.”
- Beach vs. City break. Vogue said: “Plan your trips around your favorite activities – it’s no good booking a beach holiday somewhere remote when you’re both shopaholics; So better consider a city break.”
- Do not burn the candle at both ends. Sandra said: “Neither of us are 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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