Honeymooning at home – the rise of the 'staycation-moon'
With the summer wedding season well underway, responsibletravel.com,
the world’s leading travel agent for responsible holidays reports an
impressive 41% year on year increase in the number of customers
enquiring about honeymoons in the UK, and a staggering 448% increase
The responsible holiday company attributes the rise, in what it
refers to as ’staycation-moons’ to couples tightening their belts
during the recession as well as an increased awareness of the
environmental impact of flying and a desire to explore closer to home.
Justin Francis, managing director, responsibletravel.com:
“The average carbon footprint of a wedding these days is thought to
be in the region of 14.5 tonnes, not to mention the average monetary
cost! With all this in mind it’s no wonder that many UK couples-to-be
are considering options closer to home. We’ll certainly be looking to
increase our UK honeymoon holiday range to help keep up with this