Have the Dutch lost their touch this Valentine’s?
Dutch expats have shown less loving this year with a huge decrease of Valentine’s Day calls.
Expats from Holland appear to be the least romantic this February 14th with an astonishing 82% drop in calls, according to the 2012 Valentine’s Day Holiday Calling Report by VIP Communications.
A general opinion that Valentine’s Day is a mostly commercial holiday is believed to be the reason for the decline.
Valentine’s Day appears to have lost popularity among expats from other countries as well.
For Italian expats, this romantic day is ranked only the 10th most popular calling day of the year due to a decrease of 61% in call volume.
African expats are most romantic
Coincidentally, there is a lot of love to share by expats from the African continent as the top 10 of most increasing call volume this February 14th is dominated by expats from African nations.
Furthermore, Swiss expats residing in the United States made the most calls on this specific day with an increase in call volume of 215 percent.
The research showcases insights into the holiday calling habits of 50.000 expats from over 100 countries across the world.
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