The travel industry has experienced all sorts of changes during the last decades: cheaper flights, vacation packages à la carte, new and more demanding types of travellers. A special area within this field is represented by the honeymoon – a special type of getaway that all newlyweds try to make as special and unforgettable as possible. Statistics have shown that only 8% of couples give up their honeymoon. The same studies indicate that this vacation's length reaches an average of 12 days.
However, what seems to interest the lovers the most is the destination and the type of getaway. As this is a once in a lifetime event, they all seem to consider it is worth taking the time to choose their honeymoon destination and the type of activities they would be performing during this special type of holiday.
For instance, a relaxing honeymoon seems to include lying on sandy beaches, bathing in crystal clear seas, enjoying lots of quiet hours, indulging themselves with tasty exotic food, and spoiling themselves in a Jacuzzi, sauna or with a massage. It is probably because it includes all these features that Hawaii remains year after year the favorite honeymoon destination with American couples and not only.
Another option plenty of couples pick is sailing the seas in a boat, either on their own or on a cruise. Many cruise lines offer special honeymoon rates valid within the first year. Their favorite destinations include Tahiti, Hawaii, the Caribbean islands, and the Mediterranean countries (with sun lovers), but also Alaska or the Norwegian fjords (with those who want to step off the beaten path).
The process of diversification travel industry has been going through makes it possible to get professional cruising services on luxury ships at really affordable prices. Newlyweds who have chose such a honeymoon state they appreciate the opportunity to relax, but also visit different harbor cities, to benefit from a wide range of shopping tours as well as to create unforgettable memories.
However, not all couples want to spend their honeymoon lying in the sun, sightseeing, or shopping. Although fewer, there are also adventurous spirits who want their first experience as a married couple to be crossing the jungle, the desert or the Amazon forest, sleeping under the stars, in tents, or hammocks. Kenya is a favorite destination for safari experiences, and Brazil for exploring the wild rainforest.
On the other hand, those with a thirst for knowledge and culture pick destinations like Italy, China, Greece or Egypt. Although it seems to have lost a bit of its past fame as top honeymoon destination, Paris still features the top 10, and so does London. However, travelers' tastes diversify and the notion of romance acquires new meaning.