2019 travel trends are all about searching for one of a kind experiences and unusual destinations. Honeymoons are an opportunity to create new memories and experiences with the love of your life. Our honeymoon hotlist includes some of the top travel trends for the year to start your lives together in the best way possible.
Mini Moon - Local Getaway
Most people believe honeymoons should be an extravagant getaway for as long as possible. This trend is beginning to change with the rise of the mini moon in 2019. A mini moon is a long weekend escape, usually closer to home, that offers a cheaper and more convenient honeymoon alternative without sacrificing romance or luxury. Perfect for those who have a limited budget or are unable to take much time off work.
Less Travelled Islands - Philippines
Move over Maui and Mykonos, 2019 is all about island getaways in places you've never heard of before. According to Pinterest's 2019 trends forecast, searches for less travelled islands have risen by 179%. Instagram and Pinterest are great sources of inspiration for undiscovered island gems.
Our recommendation: Philippines! There are so many undiscovered gems across the numerous islands of the Philippines. With picturesque beaches, plenty of activities such as hiking and snorkelling, and six UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this is a destination that has something for every couple.
Off The Beaten Track - Sri Lanka
More than ever, couples are searching for undiscovered gems to visit on their honeymoons. If there is an ideal time for a once in a life time experience, it is definitely on your honeymoon. There are endless possible destinations, with this honeymoon trend easily adaptable to the interests of you and your partner.
Our recommendation: Sri Lanka! This culturally rich destination is truely an escape from reality. Sri Lanka has risen in popularity recently as a new and exciting destination for those who are frequent travellers. Tourism is a relatively new market here, meaning that many beautiful destinations remain largely untouched. Featuring beaches, jungle, and spectacular wildlife, this is the perfect destination for couples who want a truely unique experience.
Surprise Destination - Destination Unknown
The best way to get an experience you never expected is to have no idea where you are going. There has been a rise in travel companies offering surprise destination getaways where couples have their honeymoons planned for them. All you have to do is show up and enjoy yourselves. This is a great option for couples who want to take the stress out of planning their honeymoon.
Our recommendation: Give it a go! We think this is a fun and unique honeymoon idea for couples who don't have a dream honeymoon destination or like the idea of being surprised.
Zero Waste Travel - Costa Rica
2019 is all about reducing your impact on the environment. Ecotourism has been booming in recent years and this trend is set to extend to honeymoons, with couples looking to relax and unwind with minimal environmental impact. Whether the destination promotes ecotourism or you take steps yourself to ensure a reduced waste getaway, it is possible for both you and the environment to enjoy our honeymoon.
Our recommendation: Why not travel to Costa Rica! Not only can you surround yourself with such a diverse range of wildlife, but there are so many activities to enjoy that will keep your honeymoon on the ecotourist track. If Costa Rica isn't the right fit for you and your partner, you could also look at exploring Norway or Kerala. Both are eco-friendly and offer the chance to enjoy an adventure on your honeymoon.
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