Published on February 16th, 2015 | by Emma Hackwood0
Honeymoon Travel Trends
By now you’ve probably heard of the term ‘Glamping’ – to describe luxury camping, and ‘Staycation’ – to describe sticking close to home for your vacation… Flight Centre’s Allison Wallace recently appeared on CTV to chat about some new terms being coined by the travel industry to describe the changes happening around honeymoon travel trends.
“You Only Live Once” is the mindset here with newly married couples opting to go big before going home with a luxury high end honeymoon. With visions of a mortgage and kids in the near future, this is their last chance for a while to splurge on themselves before taking on those responsibilities. Think private beach villas in Asia with a personal chef and personal masseuse.
On the other end of the spectrum are those couples with a more altruistic idea of honeymooning that are looking to discover a place a bit more off the beaten track while giving back at the same time. Making a deeper cultural connection with the destination as well as with each other is their priority. Central America is proving very popular for this kind of travel with projects ranging from helping build orphanages in Guatemala to sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica.
Buddy-mooning is really an extension of the destination wedding. Couples choosing to get married in destination usually have family and friends joining them from all over the world. Because they don’t get a chance to see overseas family/friends often, the wedding day is extending into the honeymoon week to get some quality time. All-inclusive sun destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean are proving very popular for these larger wedding groups.
4. Celebration Vacations
More and more people are choosing travel over parties to mark milestone birthdays/anniversaries, Celebrations of Life and weddings. The cruise industry is benefiting from large family groups using a trip to celebrate with each other and making it a memorable affair.
Watch the full CTV segment here: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=551350.
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