Luxury a ‘key component’ of honeymoons, survey reveals

Luxury a ‘key component’ of honeymoons, survey reveals

Brits have cited ‘luxury’ as a key component of their dream honeymoon, according to a survey by Go2Africa.

The tour operator partnered up with YouGov to survey over 2,000 adults in the UK about their honeymoon preferences.

Go2Africa reported that 49% of travellers consider luxury to be important, with 12% acknowledging it as ‘very important – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience’.

The survey highlighted that 20% of newlyweds said their ideal budget would range from £2,500 – £4,999 and 43% would save for six months to two years.

The top five honeymoon destinations were also revealed, including the Maldives (38%), the Caribbean (36%), Italy (35%), the Seychelles (29%) and Bali (23%).

UK adults considered several factors when picking a destination, including the cost (65%), the hotel (58%), safety (45%) and travel time (43%).

Rima Barakeh, wedding expert and Deputy Editor at said: ““Post-pandemic, we have seen a shift in what matters most to couples when it comes to wedding planning. Our latest National Wedding Survey found that 70% of couples’ wedding budget wasn’t impacted by the economy, with 47% actually going over budget in the end – so it’s no surprise that newlyweds are taking a similar approach to booking a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon.

“Particularly since the pandemic, the trend amongst couples seems to be unique and memorable experiences, and honeymoon holidays give newlyweds the perfect excuse to go all-out and plan a trip that they’ll remember forever.”

Maija de Rijk-Uys, Managing Director at Go2Africa added: “Honeymoons are a key part of a couple’s wedding celebrations and is a perfect way for them to get away and have a luxurious adventure before they move into a new and exciting phase of their relationship.   

“The survey that we conducted in partnership with YouGov has shared some fascinating insights into the UK’s views on honeymoons. The data demonstrates that couples are willing to invest in unforgettable memories and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey where every moment is luxurious – with almost half admitting it was a key component of a honeymoon.”

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