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SURVEY: COUPLES PREFER BEACHES OVER CITIES FOR HONEYMOON

By Admin . 11th November 2017 08:28pm
SURVEY: COUPLES PREFER BEACHES OVER CITIES FOR HONEYMOON

With the onset of the wedding season, couples have been booking and searching more beach destinations for their honeymoon, according to a survey. Online travel agency MakeMyTrip conducted the survey with 500 individuals, mostly aged between 25 to 34. In terms of destinations, 49 percent of the honeymooners prefer beach destinations, while 23 percent said they prefer visiting popular cities. [caption id="attachment_23824" align="alignnone" width="800"] Couple enjoying the beach[/caption] Almost 60 percent of them said they prefer a lightly-planned trip with basic sightseeing and a focus on spending time on themselves, whereas 74 percent of them opted to cover not more than two cities during a trip. Preferring to have a luxurious time post-hectic wedding functions, honeymooners prefer resorts over hotels, with almost 40 percent of them hunting for 4-5 star resorts and 29 percent preferring four-star hotels. [caption id="attachment_23825" align="alignnone" width="500"]Couple Couple enjoying their time by a riverside[/caption] In terms of activities, 49 percent customers prefer candlelight and beach dinner as the most attractive activities, followed by 44 percent honeymooners preferring couple spa. Mohit Gupta, Chief Operating Officer, Hotels and Holidays, MakeMyTrip, said: "With the upcoming wedding season, MakeMyTrip has seen a steady rise in bookings for honeymoon travel. We have observed a rise in bookings for domestic destinations like Goa, Kerala, and Andamans while Thailand, Bali and Maldives remain clear favorite as international honeymoon destinations for Indians." -IANS (This story has not been edited by the Gabruu.com staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed)