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Honeymoon couples reveal thirst for adventure

Post by John Chappels on 14 February 2012 in Travel & Leisure

Honeymoon couples reveal thirst for adventure

Newly-married couples now look for more than romantic strolls along white sands to raise their pulses on honeymoon.

That's according to a new study which suggests partners who have recently tied the knot have their hearts set on adventure. A survey conducted by Unique Honeymoons magazine found that more than four out of five of travellers would choose to take an adventurous trip of a lifetime after getting married.

Only 12 per cent of those surveyed said they would choose to spend their honeymoon doing more traditional activities such as lazing on the beach and catching some rays. Instead, flying safaris in Australia, breaks in Burmese boutique hotels, guided trips across Namibia and experiences in the wilds of Patagonia are set to be the order of the day in 2012.

The magazine's editor Sarah Baxter said:  "Most people assume couples just want to collapse on a pretty beach for two weeks. However, our poll showed this is far from the truth with most Brits looking for unique and adventurous ways to start married life."

Figures suggest one in five UK couples currently get hitched abroad and British travel agents' body ABTA said last month that it expected to see that ratio increase during 2012 as people look to make their money go further.

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