New Addition to the Travel Lexicon: ‘Holidate’

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  05.08.08 | 9:06 AM ET

Move over, glampers. The holidaters—couples traveling together in the very early stages of a relationship, sometimes even a second or third date—have arrived. And according to this Globe and Mail article, a number of large hotel chains are going out of their way to accommodate the travel-as-icebreaker scenario. Special arrangements include two separate bathrooms in one suite, or even two conjoined rooms. “If they don’t end up using the second room,” one hotel employee notes, “they’ll get a 50-per-cent refund.”

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

3 Comments for New Addition to the Travel Lexicon: ‘Holidate’

Ling 05.08.08 | 12:59 PM ET

A 50% refund, huh? Maybe they should throw in a special offer for a honeymoon suite the next time the couple wants to go on a trip…

TambourineMan 05.08.08 | 9:57 PM ET

Separate beds/bathrooms or not, they should call these holibreak-ups.

Christine 05.08.08 | 11:47 PM ET

Why are they offering separate rooms, etc.? What’s the catch of this promo? Sooner divorce?

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