While ladies max out the credit card, boys would rather go and play with their gadgets.
And just because you're gallivanting the world doesn't mean your female and male desires are left at home.
There are some hotels that are more likely to keep your requirements satisfied so accommodation website hotels.com has come up with a list of places to stay best suited to his and her needs:
For the ladies:
For fashionistas and lovers of couture, Hong Kong is currently hosting The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957.
This four-star stay is a 15 minute cab ride from the Hong Kong Heritage Museum where the exhibit is being held until the end of September.
The largest shopping centre in Hong Kong, Cityplaza, is a five minute walk from the hotel - shopaholics will be able to take the edge off at one of the 160 outlets.
The hotel's spa will be able to tend to any aching feet.
Located two blocks from Fifth Avenue, this is the perfect place to stay for ladies in the Big Apple.
Central Park is three blocks and high-end labels like Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co are a short stroll from your room.
After spending up big, unwind on the 300 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets - this sort of quality is only appreciated by a woman.
Home to iconic fashion labels Prada, Dolce & Gabana and Gucci, Milan is arguably the fashion capital of the world.
This establishment sits between the Castello Sforzesco and the Duomo and on the corner of Via Dante and the pedestrian mall.
For girls keen to shop, the hotel has come up with special packages that include bus tickets to the Fox Town Mendrisio outlet where famous brands are set to mates rates.
If you're cashed up and keen to spend on more luxury labels hit the Fashion Quadrilatero - a short walk from the hotel - where the most prestigious boutiques and showrooms are bound to satisfy.
For the guys:
With all its flashing lights and gadgets, Tokyo is great for the guys.
Tokyo is home to Akihabara, dubbed Electric (or Geek) Town, where you can get your hands on the latest in electronics and gizmos, and browse Yodobashi Camera, one of Japan's largest electronics stores, spread over 15 levels.
The country's first robot store is a five minute cab ride away and a short walk will lead lads to Tokyo National Stadium, where the Bledisloe Cup will be played at the end of October.
The hotel puts on night time pool parties with live jazz, DJs and hula dancing and boys will lap up the chance to try the "all you can drink" draft beer challenge operating during August and September.
Local boys are often heard to mutter "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" after a big weekend.
There's a reason this war-cry exists and it's all because of the Strip - bars, clubs, gambling, sports and cars.
The four-star Southpoint Casino boasts a 16-screen movie complex, a 64-lane bowling centre, 2,270 poker machines and over 60 table games on the casino floor.
Madrid packs a testosterone punch into any holiday with landmarks like Las Ventas, the largest bullring in Spain, and Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, home of Real Madrid football club.
This five-star hotel is the official pre-match residence for Real Madrid and players are often spotted wandering the halls.
Madrid is a European party haven, with some of the city's best bars and clubs a drunken stumble away.