Cheap flights mean more romantic trips away

Romance is certainly not dead in 21st-century Britain, as increasing numbers of people are whisking their loved ones away for Valentine's Day, helped out by the plummeting cost of air travel.

Along with a surge in bookings for summer holidays in January, new reports claims that city breaks over the busy 'romance season' in February are also being snapped up by Britons.

Some of the most popular destinations are, of course, the old favourites of Paris, Rome and Venice, although with the influx of cheap flights to and from the UK, there are many more destinations for couples to try out.

These include Cologne in Germany, Stockholm in Sweden and Helsinki in Finland.

Stockholm in particular is proving highly popular with tourists after Ryanair began services to the capital city. One of Europe's, and in fact the world's most beautiful cities, Stockholm is often referred to as "the Venice of the north", as it is based around hundreds of islands on the east coast of Sweden. 

Couples heading to the city can enjoy the stunning architecture and unrivalled Swedish hospitality both in summer and winter, when the lack of sunlight never seems to dampen the Swedes spirits, but rather encourages them to hold all manner of open air markets, festivals and other cultural events.

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