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01 August 2011 14:15
Maldives is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations, a survey found
A survey has found the amount of money newlyweds are planning to spend on their honeymoon has increased over the past five years.
The average cost of a honeymoon rose to £4,063 this year, as many Britons consider "honeymoons as still the most important holiday couples will ever go on".
The survey by Hotels.com showed that five years ago honeymooners were spending a £2,963 for their post-wedding getaways. In 1998, newlyweds spent just £1,522 on average.
With honeymoons costing more and more, the value of making sure they are covered by a
travel insurance policy has become increasingly important.
In the poll, Maldives has emerged as one of the most popular honeymoon destinations. The Caribbean and the Seychelles are also quite popular.
Lesser than 1% intend to spend their honeymoon in the UK at places such as Edinburgh, the Isle of Wight and the Scottish lochs.
Alison Couper, the director of Hotels.com communications, said: "Couples are prepared to pay for the privilege, with some now even choosing for their wedding guests to contribute to the honeymoon instead of a traditional gift list."
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
13 January 2017
Stress could be as significant a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as smoking, drinking and overeating, new research shows.
24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.
05 January 2017
Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.
04 January 2017
Holidaymakers are increasingly turning their attentions to trips which are all-inclusive, new research has suggested.
31 December 2016
Budget airline Norwegian has said it will launch ultra-low cost flights for as little at £56 to New York as it ramps up the pressure on its rivals.
30 December 2016
Some of the most famous artists in history may have left subtle clues to brain disease in their paintings, new research suggests.
29 December 2016
A positive outlook for the UK travel industry is being tempered by uncertainty over the economy, according to a new report.