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DOWN WITH LOVE!

Press Release   •   Feb 01, 2013 00:00 GMT

Expedia.co.uk offers alternative destinations to the Valentine's-fatigued

8th February 2013:Are you tired of the bouquets? Over the hearts and cards? Sick of the constant loved-up references? If so, you must be suffering from Valentine’s Day fatigue.

This February, Expedia.co.uk has a wealth of inspiration to get away from Valentine’s, as far away as possible from the usual love-sick haunts.  Escape it all by sampling some of the more unusual destinations and hotels on offer, including the new Jumbo Hotel, Stockholm, a hotel based in anaeroplane complete with aeroplane bar.  Or, why nothide out in a cave? The Travellers Cave Hotel, Turkey, has a wide selection of rooms carved into volcanic caves, in the Turkish town of Goreme.  Another option is to party your Valentine’s cares away, by trying some of the carnivals happening around the world in February.

If Valentine’s fatigue really is proving incurable, consider heading to Malaysia, where observation of the St. Valentine’s holiday is considered illegal in some circumstances. Relax instead on a beach on the island of Langkawi, safe in the knowledge there won’t be a heart or Valentine’s bouquet  in sight and forget all about the romantic holiday, until next year.

Stockholm from just £341 per person – includes a saving of £300, double nectar points and 4/5 customer rating 
3 nights at the Jumbo Stay Hotelfrom £341 per person, based on two sharing a standard twin room. This includes breakfast and return flights with British Airways from London City Airport to Stockholm, departing on 15 February 2013. The Jumbo Stay Hotel is a Boeing 747-200 jumbo jet, converted into a 25 room hotel and café, which includes a deluxe suite in the cockpit and a built-in aeroplane bar, making it perfect for an adventurous and quirky Valentines getaway.  For reservations, visit www.expedia.co.ukor call 0330 123 1235.

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Travellers Cave Hotel, Turkey, rooms from just £60.45 per night – includes double nectar points

Stay at this unusual and beautiful property, carved from volcanic rock, from only £60 per night. Located on a hill top, the hotel offers amazing views and is only a short stroll from Goreme’s town centre, making for a very different Valentines experience. For reservations, visit www.expedia.co.uk or call 0330 123 1235.

Rio De Janerio Carnival experience – flights and hotel package from £1,062

The most famous carnival in the world, renowned for its extravagant floats, performers and atmosphere, is held in Brazil from the 9th to the 12th February.  Expedia.co.uk offers a five night stay close to Copacabana beach at the Merlin Copacabana Hotelplus flights from London to Rio de Janeiro from £1,062 per person.  For reservations, visit www.expedia.co.uk or call 0800 783 2384.

Malaysia – flights and hotel package from £998

5 nights at the Ambong Ambong Langkawi Rainforest Retreatfrom £998 per person, based on two sharing a triple storey two bedroom cottage. This includes return flights with Malaysia Airlines from London Heathrow Airport to Langkawi, departing on 13 February 2013.

The Ambong Ambong Langkawi Rainforest Retreat is a four star hotel, within easy reach of Langkawi Beach and with a full service spa.  For reservations, visit www.expedia.co.ukor call 0330 123 1235.

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