An interesting snippet in the midst of the St Valentine's Day-related PR nonsense this week comes in the form of search and booking data from Ebookers.
The European online travel agency found that almost a quarter of bookings (22%) for romantic breaks on or around Valentine's (Feb 14th) were made less than three days before the actual day.
For Brits, London inevitably appears to be the winning city for a quick break with the missus/hubbie/partner/lover, especially given the increasingly late aspect of the booking figures.
But long haul destination New York comes in second place, with Amsterdam and Dublin slightly closer to home featuring in third and fourth spots respectively.
Las Vegas, perhaps better known for its ability to inspire debauchery rather than romance, features in fifth spot.
So what about the mobile element in all this?
Ebookers found when looking at its 2012 Valentine's Day data that three quarters of the breaks booked via a mobile device were made on the actual day itself.
Overall, furthermore, 24% of all bookings made on the 14th February last year for Valentine's Day trips were made via a mobile.
When this was driven by guilt over not buying a present for a partner or just part of the wider trend around same-day mobile bookings was not revealed. :)
NB:Couple technology image via Shutterstock.