Couples who substitute roses or jewellery with boarding passes could improve their sex lives, a new study has claimed.

New research commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association, found at, reports couples who travel together are significantly more satisfied with their relationships, enjoying better sex and improved romance long after the trip ends.

For the survey, Edge Research interviewed about 1,100 adults of which some 72 per cent of the couples said that travel inspires romance, and 63 per cent said that a weekend getaway is more romantic than receiving large or small gifts.

Approximately 77 per cent of people who travelled with a significant other reported a good sex life, compared with 63 per cent of couples who don't.

Couples who did not travel together in the past year (23 per cent), said they “do not have enough time for intimacy and sex.”

Looking for a quick weekend getaway to spruce up your sex life? We’ve hand-picked some sexy weekend ideas on your behalf:

qualia, Hamilton Island

Nestled intimately on the edge of the world-heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, qualia oozes romance and boasts one bedroom pavilions with private sun decks or infinity pools. Indulge in the Wine Lovers couples treatments at Spa qualia, take to the sky and sea with Hamilton Island Air’s Reef Comber experience, arrange a private dinner for two prepared personally by qualia’s Executive Chef, Alastair Waddell, or for a truly unique experience, you can also plan your romantic interlude to coincide with one of the many annual events on Hamilton Island – from the Australian Ballet’s ‘Pas de Deux in Paradise’ outdoor performance to the Great Barrier Feast and Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.

Froog Moore Park, Tamworth

Funk up your fantasy with an inland stay at this raunchy five-star Tamworth bed and breakfast. With themed suites like the Succulent Suite, Moroccan Fantasy, The Dungeon, Maeda The Japanese Experience, and Henderson Tribal Room, this award winning property is bound to spruce up your sex life. Bed and Breakfast packages include complimentary use of hot tub spa where you are surrounded by 1000s of glow-in-the-dark-fish.

Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne

This historic hotel is the perfect place to revisit the early 20th century with modern first class facilities. Whisk your lover away from the daily grind of city life by booking the Romance Package, where you can enjoy Australian bubbles and canapés upon arrival, overnight accommodation in a Deluxe Room decorated with lush rose petals, a two course dinner and gourmet buffet breakfast for two, valet parking and a late check-out. Read More

Kudos Villas, Daylesford

Looking for some love in the heart of Victoria’s spa country? We reckon you will love Kudos Villas, a private retreat designed exclusively for couples looking for an intimate getaway. Think tree-top view private in-villa spa, stylish love seats, open fireplace, self-contained kitchens all surrounded by luscious nature. Kudos know romance, and have created a great selection of packages geared at sizzling up your relationship. The Romantic Getaway Package includes in-room massages for two, a dozen long stemmed roses, wine and antipasto platter upon arrival, fully cooked breakfast at the award winning Red Star Café in Hepburn Springs, and love heart chocolates. Read More

Emporium Hotel, Brisbane

This is sex in the city. Awarded Best Boutique Hotel 2009, 2010 & 2011 in Australia at the HM Travel Awards, Emporium Hotel is a luxurious boutique hotel in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, a thriving entertainment and shopping precinct. Only got one night to spare? Make it worthwhile and opt for an Enchanted Evening package, with overnight accommodation in a King Spa Suite boasting romantic extras like flickering candles, rose petals, French Sparkling, in-suite full breakfast for two and a late check out. Got a bit more cash to burn? Spoil your lover rotten with the Ultimate Indulgence package, which includes a private consultation with Award-Winning jeweller Margot McKinney, and $10,000 towards a magnificent, bespoke designed jewellery piece. Also included is overnight accommodation in an Emporium Suite with a Romantic Turndown, Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Vintage Champagne, 24hr Personal Concierge, breakfast and in-room Day Spa pampering. Read More

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