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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."
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