Wills and Kate took a short, UK based mini honeymoon straight after their fabulous wedding.
And it`s a trend that we all seem to be following, according to a recent survey by LateRooms.com.
The first points of interest are that 82% of Brits are too strapped for cash to enjoy their dream honeymoon, with 76% taking shorter breaks.
Lynda Matthews, LateRooms.com Offline Marketing Manager, commented: `Whether it`s a shorter European break or a luxury trip within the UK, it seems we are getting ever savvier about how to get the most out of that precious time away.`
When you look at the quality of accommodation we have in England, not to mention some wonderful weather recently, staying closer to home seems like a really good option.
I`m biased (I like a drop of Ale, you see) but just look at the images above and below, for The Horse And Groom Inn from LateRooms.com. A typically English Country pub…The perfect honeymoon option?
Well, my Fiancee might not share my enthusiasm (!) but LateRooms.com offer a vast choice of stunning Spa Hotels and intimate country inns in the UK as well as EU city break deals.
The Honeymoon survey also revealed the following –
• Top five UK destinations voted (in this order): Cornwall, Scottish Highlands, London, The Cotwolds, Brighton
• 17% would consider a camping trip for their honeymoon
• 13% would flirt with airline/hotel staff to get an upgrade to save money
• 68% reducing the size of their wedding to save cash
More than one in ten (12%) respondents revealed that they would consider a break just a week or less, with the majority (45%) opting for a 10 day break.
Not just spare cash but time is preventing some from booking more time off, with over half (54%) of those asked saying that demands at work would prevent them from taking a long break.
The poll also revealed that while the favourite honeymoon destination is a Caribbean island with 36% of the votes, over half of us (54%) are planning a European break to celebrate the honeymoon period.
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