We know it really is a as soon as-in-a-lifetime vacation. But just how considerably do Irish couples splash on their honeymoons?
An typical of €5,985 per couple, according to a new survey performed by Censuswide on behalf of tour operator, Emirates Holidays.
That is totally 67computer greater than the typical invest of €3,580 on a “typical” vacation, the survey – performed on 500 adults who have taken honeymoons – suggests.
As with all sectors of the travel market place, honeymoons are altering – with Instagram, new air routes and altering lifestyles all influencing new trends.
4 in 5 couples in Ireland (79computer) check out at least two destinations for the duration of their honeymoon, the survey identified – underscoring a trend Independent.ie Travel has been noting for many years, towards twin- and triple-centre breaks.
‘Mini-moons’ are a different current improvement, exactly where couples take brief holidays just after a wedding, in lots of circumstances following with lengthy-haul trips a handful of months later.
But have you heard of ‘solo-moons’?
Somewhat surprisingly, 34computer of respondents to the survey stated they would think about travelling alone to unique destinations, experiencing “a honeymoon every single”.
A different third of newlyweds (35computer) swung the other way, saying they would bring their kids, grandparents and extended family members along on a ‘family-moon’.
Emirates Holidays is a tour operator supporting the Dubai-primarily based Emirates airline. It specialises in premium packages to Dubai, Indian Ocean and South East Asian destinations and, like a developing quantity of lengthy-haul tour operators, has a group of specialist honeymoon planners.
The honeymoon survey comes as wedding season is in complete swing, although of course, authorities advise booking honeymoons up to 12-18 months ahead of tying the knot.
Irish couples invest an typical of eight hours and 37 minutes preparing their honeymoon, the survey suggests. Unsurprisingly, very good climate (40computer) and also going someplace new (41computer) are higher on the list of priorities.
On typical, newlyweds get pleasure from a complete two weeks away, it adds, although an enviable sample – 37computer – manages to take a month or additional.
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