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Mothers Feel Guilty When Taking Kid-Free Vacations, According to New Orbitz.com Survey

CHICAGO, April 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orbitz.com® recently surveyed moms on luxuries they miss since becoming a parent. Results show that nearly 75 percent of moms feel guilty about taking a kid-free vacation, with 2 out of 3 saying the guilt of being away keeps them from ever traveling without their children.1

The survey also revealed when moms take a kid-free vacation their biggest indulgences are sleeping in and enjoying a quiet dinner. On the flip side, dads confessed to romance as being their number one indulgence on kid-free getaways.

“Sometimes moms just need a little break,” said Jeanenne Tornatore, senior editor of Orbitz.com and mother of three small children. “We weren’t surprised to see that moms feel guilty taking a trip without the kids. Hint for all those looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift – a couple nights of relaxation away from home is all moms may need to recharge their batteries.”

MOTHER’S DAY GUILT-FREE VACATIONS

Orbitz.com editors compiled a list of affordable guilt-free getaways for moms in need of a relaxing kid-free escape this Mother’s Day and beyond. Visit www.orbitz.com/mommyguilt and enter promo code “MOMMYGUILT” to save $50 on flight and hotel packages. Book by June 30, 2016 to save.2

Guilt-free getaways handpicked by Orbitz editors:3

San Juan, Puerto Rico – Flight and hotel packages from $599 per person in May on Orbitz: Late spring and summer are two of the best times of the year to get a deal in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico is no exception. Spend an afternoon exploring the architecture and shops of Old San Juan, go on a bio bay night kayak tour, sail on the San Juan Bay on a custom racing boat, try their luck at the casinos at night. The best part: no need for a passport or currency converter.

Chicago, Ill. – Flight and hotel packages from $259 per person in May on Orbitz: As the windy city thaws out from a long winter, now is the time to stay at top-notch hotels for a fraction of what vacationers will pay in just a month. Mommies longing a kid-free getaway won’t want to miss Chicago staples like the Architecture Tour on the river, tea at the Drake Hotel and an afternoon shopping the Magnificent Mile.

Montreal, Quebec – Flight and hotel packages from $594 per person in May on Orbitz: Head north of the border for a weekend strolling the cobblestone streets lined with galleries, boutiques and bistros. Just like the French, Montrealers are known for their style, and the city offers retail destinations to match. Start at the Eaton Centre mall downtown then wander west on Rue Sainte-Catherine and pop in at the more than 1,200 upscale chain stores and independent boutiques that line the street.

GUILT-FREE GETAWAY ON US

This Mother’s Day, Orbitz® is treating one lucky mother to some me-time. Visit facebook.com/orbitz for a chance to win one of six guilt-free vacations.4 Visit the Orbitz Blog for tips on preparing for a getaway without the kids.

Terms and Conditions

1The Orbitz.com mother/father’s day surveys were fielded on 3/18/16 and 3/29/16 respectively via Google Consumer Surveys to 500 adults aged 18 or older.
2Book a qualifying 4-night flight + hotel vacation package between April 11, 2016 12:00AM CT and June 30, 2016 11:59PM CT, for $1000 or more for travel between April 11, 2016 and September 30, 2016, via Orbitz and instantly receive $50 off the hotel portion of your booking through the use of the promotion code. Limit one discount per hotel room and one promotion code per booking. Discounts are not redeemable for cash for any reason. Promotion codes cannot be resold. Any attempt at fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. Orbitz reserves the right to change or limit the promotion in its sole discretion.
3Lead package prices were accurate and available on Orbitz.com on 4-15-16 and are subject to change.
4Visit https://www.facebook.com/Orbitz/ and click the Orbitz “Promotions” tab in order to enter. Users must provide a valid email address, agree to T&Cs, and submit the form. Winner will be chosen at random and receive a prize of a trip for two to one of the following destinations of his or her choice: San Juan, Puerto Rico, Charleston, South Carolina, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Nashville, Tennessee, Chicago, Illinois, or Carmel, California. The prize includes two round trip economy class flights to the chosen destination and $500 in Orbucks. Link to rules here: http://orbitzbrand.barkbark.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Orbitz-Guilt-Free-Travel-Facebook-Sweepstakes-Final-Rules.pdf

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