Listen up, or better yet, pucker up.
There’s some fun stuff going on in the travel industry. Face it, we all need a little romantic fluff in the midst of gloomy stats, dour forecasts and diminishing returns. Like the 24-hour kiss-a-thon sponsored by Couples Resorts in Jamaica.
The lip-lock event took place in Milwaukee during the city’s annual Bastille Days celebrations last week.
Hundreds crowded the streets to witness the challenge presented by Couples Resorts, where 52 couples attempted to lock lips for 24 hours.
Winners Jessica Handrich and Danny Ottman puckered, smooched and kissed for 24.5 hours straight, winning a seven-night stay at Couples Tower Isle in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, for their endurance.
Don’t know how they handled bathroom breaks or Chapstick needs during the marathon, but they were all smiles afterwards.
Randy Russell, chief romance officer at Couples, hopes that the fever catches on and inspires others to “romantically reconnect, even if it isn’t at our resorts.”
Amen to that.
-- Gay Nagle Myers