Irish consumers travelling abroad for Valentine’s Day are set to spend €400 on their romantic getaway, according to a new survey.
The survey, by international money account company Wise, found that 60% of Irish people plan on splurging this Valentine’s Day.
Of those, the plan is to spend at least €80 over Valentine’s weekend, while couples jetting away to romantic locations are set to spend more than €400.
Almost 40% of Irish people are in long-distance relationships – according to the findings – and of those, 7% plan to travel for Valentine’s.
Roisin Levine, Head of Partnerships, UK & Europe at Wise said:
“International couples don’t want to be on the back foot when it comes to money, especially on Valentine’s Day.
“If your partner is living in or is from a different country to you, it can be tricky. They will likely have a foreign bank account and will get paid in another currency, causing stress for you both when you want to send a bunch of flowers or a card this year.
“A lot of people aren’t aware that most of these transactions will be more expensive due to hidden fees tacked on by banks when sending or spending money abroad.
“Using a tool like Wise can limit the impact of these fees and ensure that the time you spend with loved ones abroad this Valentine’s / Galentine’s Day is focused on the things that really matter.”