Girlfriend Spa Getaways


spa getawaysInteresting facts about girlfriend spa getaways 

  • Most girlfriend getaways consist of 2 – 3 women (51 percent).
  • Girlfriend getaways account for approximately four percent of all US leisure travel spending. (Source: D.K. Shifflet & Associates Ltd. DIRECTIONS? DESTINATION PERFORMANCE/MonitorSM.)
  • Women who participated in the focus groups highlighted the importance of spending time with girlfriends in general and taking these types of trips specifically. These women also felt that these types of trips provided an added intensity and importance to their connections with their women friends.
  • The leading reasons women want to take the girlfriend getaways are to bond with friends or family (70 percent) and to escape from their daily responsibilities (65 percent).
  • The most popular activities while on a girlfriend getaways are dining out (86 percent), shopping (74 percent), spa (73 percent) and going to the beach or pool (70 percent).
  • The most difficult aspects of planning a girlfriend getaway are finding a time that works for everyone (77 percent) and selecting a trip that fits everyone’s budget (76 percent).
  • Fifty-six percent of all women surveyed said they have yet to make plans for a future girlfriend getaway, but would like to plan one.
  • Between 2004 and 2007 there has been an increase in taking girlfriend getaways for “no reason” – 30 percent vs. 40 percent, respectively.
  • The largest portion of women who said they had been on a girlfriend getaway in the last three years were between the ages of 25-34 (40 percent).
  • The greatest number of women who had gone on a girlfriend getaway in the past three years had no children (38 percent), and were not married (42 percent).