Expedia survey reveals the top trends and destinations for post-pandemic honeymooners
SEATTLE, June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings from leading travel app Expedia® reveal that honeymoons are the next big thing poised for a post-pandemic glow-up. A recent study1 conducted by the travel giant found that an astounding 97% of honeymoon plans were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly every couple forced to cancel, pare down or postpone their post-nuptial trips over the last two years. Now, with an estimated 4.7 million weddings expected to take place in 2022-20232, lovebirds are embracing a bigger and better way to honeymoon.
Top trends uncovered by the Expedia survey, which polled 1,500 couples, include:
"Coming out of the pandemic, couples are clearly determined to have an epic honeymoon," says Christie Hudson, head of U.S. public relations for Expedia. "For many couples that will include flights, luxurious accommodations and even romantic in-destination activities. Luckily, it's easy for couples to plan their ultimate honeymoon and save hundreds of dollars when they bundle everything for their trip on Expedia."
After the stress of postponed plans, many couples are looking forward to enjoying some R&R during their honeymoons. According to the survey, the most popular itinerary includes an all-inclusive resort (45%), romantic activities such as hot air balloon rides or sunset boat cruises (54%) and pampering (52%).
However, couples are split on the type of destination they desire, with beach and tropical destinations (19%) scarcely more popular than a multi-destination trip (18%), city escape (16%) or national park visit (15%).
Expedia polled couples on where they would most like to go for their post-pandemic honeymoon and the results were all over the map, in the best way possible. Read on and follow the links to the Expedia Explore blog to check out an expertly curated itinerary for each dreamy destination below, inclusive of where to stay and what to do.
Start planning an unforgettable honeymoon, including dreamy destinations, couple-friendly hotels, and activities for two, by visiting Expedia's Honeymoon Hub.
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1 In partnership with OnePoll. Surveyed 1,701 respondents from April 1, 2022 to April 12, 2022. The survey was conducted online using panel members who are credited to participate in surveys. Focused on U.S. adults who are married, cohabitating or in a relationship.
2 Source: The Wedding Report https://wedding.report/index.cfm/action/blog/view/post/pid/1606/title/2021_Covid_19_Wedding_Market_Update