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Pop the Question in a Unique Place

As Valentine’s Day draws near, it’s a time to show our loved ones just how much they mean to us, and if you’re thinking of popping the ultimate question to your significant other, ‘will you marry me?’, then now is a great time!

Global research commissioned by, the world leader in connecting travellers with a diverse range of amazing places to stay, has shown just how much happiness travel can bring. In fact, 45% believe planning a holiday and travelling bring more of an emotional boost than getting engaged*. So why not boost happiness levels to new heights and combine a holiday with an engagement to remember.

You’ve bought the ring, you’ve practised proposing in the mirror, now all you have to figure out is where to ask. To make it almost impossible to say no, has delved into its over 1 million properties to source destinations across the globe to suggest a list of seriously romantic places with a unique twist to make the proposal an occasion to remember.

Juliet’s Balcony, Italy

Romeo and Juliet are one of the most iconic couples in literary history. They may not have had the happily-ever-after they were hoping for but that doesn’t mean you can’t – head to Juliet’s balcony and ask ‘where for art thou, Romeo?’ before asking the even bigger question. The Lady Capulet apartments are only a 5-minute stroll from Juliet’s house and offer luxury accommodation in the heart of this romantic city.

Balloons over Bagan, Myanmar

A hot air balloon ride is one of those bucket list, once in a lifetime opportunities, but doing it over the beautiful pagoda’s and landscape of Bagan is something else. It’s equally romantic at sunrise or sunset, with a glass or two of champagne ready for when you pop the question. After the adrenalin rush, retreat to Bagan Lodge for some pampering at the spa and pool and celebrate your engagement with traditional cuisine at Tiffin Box.

Loi Krathong Festival, Chiang Mai

Thailand’s festival of lights is a beautiful tradition to be part of and an incredible place to propose. You and your partner can send your own floating candle off into the water on a krathong and watch it twinkle off into the distance to mark the occasion. The festivities in Chang Mai also include watching hundreds of magical floating lanterns get set off into the sky. Stay in quaint guesthouse Green Tiger Vegetarian House, a calm a relaxing hideaway in the heart of Chiang Mai.

Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

To really sweep your loved one off their feet, a romantic view is essential and Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is one of the most incredible sights in the world. It’s the world’s largest salt flat, holding 10 billion tonnes of salt set against an epic backdrop where you may even see pink flamingos – its picture perfect for when you pop the question. Hotel Palacio de Sal is another must as it’s built out of salt bricks and even features salt furniture.

Kirkenes Snowhotel, Norway

For a trip to remember, travel to the beautiful country of Norway and be spoilt for choice with a number of beautiful places to propose - perhaps after an exhilarating husky ride, underneath natures twinkling background of the Northern Lights or even in your very own snow hotel. The romantic Kirkenes Snowhotel offers picturesque mountain views, artic themed snow suites, intricate snow sculptures and thermal bedspreads to keep you and your beloved cosy.

*Research commissioned by and independently conducted among a nationally representative sample of 1,000 people from each of the 17 markets who had taken at least 1 domestic or international holiday in the past year. In total, 17,157 respondents (18yrs +) were surveyed from the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Russia, USA, Canada, Brazil, China, Japan, India, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. Data was collected from 9 September to 4 October 2016.



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