Brits Choose Less Traditional Romantic Destinations For Valentine’s Getaway

Passenger numbers for Barcelona have grown by 42 percent since last year, as couples seek romantic mini-breaks in sunnier climes away from wet and windy Britain. The airport is expecting around 450,000 passengers to pass through its two terminals between February 13 and 17. Additionally, parts of the British Isles remain popular with lovers as they choose to getaway to the Celtic cities of Dublin, Belfast and Edinburgh. Nick Henderson, terminal operations, Gatwick Airport, said: Barcelona is definitely the hot destination for star-crossed lovers this year. Couples are certainly taking the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the sun over the Valentines weekend and with Gatwick serving more destinations than any other UK airport, it is proving a great starting point for any romantic weekend away. The top ten popular destinations, selected by Gatwick passengers, in order are Geneva, Barcelona, Dublin, Tenerife, Amsterdam, Belfast, Dubai, Edinburgh, Malaga and Copenhagen. For an extra special Valentines getaway experience, London Gatwick Airport is also organising Valentines music and entertainment in the departure lounges of the North and South terminals, from classical guitarists and the band The Valentines, to a dressed up King and Queen of hearts. Gatwick staff will also be handing out chocolate treats to passengers. For those wishing to wine and dine, Gatwick offers a range of options to choose from, including the Caviar House and Prunier Seafood Bar, or Jamies Italian and Union Jacks for a special treat before the travel . <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.travel-news.co.uk/9546/2014/02/brits-choose-less-traditional-romantic-destinations-for-valentines-getaway/

The healthiest destinations for a culinary getaway

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