Honeymooning at home

Honeymooning at home

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 since 2007*.

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 demand. “