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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."
01 December 2016
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.
02 December 2016
Britons are among the top spenders in Europe when it comes to holidays, new research has found.
30 November 2016
The UK should think about resuming flights to the popular tourism resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, according to a major United Nations agency.
29 November 2016
Plans are in place to develop a new aviation arrangement between the UK and US, to ensure holidaymakers can still fly between the two countries once Britain departs the EU.
26 November 2016
Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been grounded after pilots working for the airline took part in a strike.
25 November 2016
The US is warning its citizens that Europe is facing a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.
24 November 2016
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
23 November 2016
Top airline bosses are urging the government to scrap air passenger duty ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
22 November 2016
Winter sun is now the most popular holiday type, according to new research conducted by travel experts.
19 November 2016
A holiday price increase of 10% on trips to Europe could cause tourists to postpone their getaways next year, experts are warning.
18 November 2016
British citizens will no longer be able to travel freely to Europe without paying a "travel tax" or filling in visa forms under plans unveiled by Brussels.
17 November 2016
London mayor Sadiq Khan has signalled his support for a legal challenge to the expansion of Heathrow airport.