The Hawaiian Islands are Still #1 Most Popular Honeymoon and Wedding Destination for Couples

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Honeymooner's Review Guide's most recent survey clearly shows that the Hawaiian Islands are still the destination of choice for honeymoons.

The Hawaiian Islands have consistently taken the top position for the most popular honeymoon destinations. Although honeymoon destinations are definitely changing, due to the resort industry, increasing income, maturing age of couples, and other factors, Hawaii is still that ideal, romantic tropical honeymoon chosen by many Americans. Why? No passport is needed, local language and currency, great tropical weather year - round, both luxury and affordable resorts abound, and to many it meets the definition of paradise. Destination Weddings are very popular in Hawaii as well due to a highly developed support network of wedding coordinators available at many resorts or as independent consultants on the islands.

Contrary to Modern Bride's recent release indicating that Italy is the favorite destination for honeymoon couples, survey clearly shows that the Hawaiian Islands are still the destination of choice for honeymoons. When asked why their survey showed Italy as #10 and not #1, Michelle McKenzie, Vice President, stated, "The study completed by Modern Bride asks travel agents their 'favorite honeymoon spots', and we ask returning honeymoon couples where they actually went, to rate their resort and to provide a review that will help other couples planning their honeymoon. Therein lies the difference. Travel agents might love to send couples to Italy, but that isn't where most couples are going." When reading the list of the most popular honeymoon destinations, it is clear that many destinations make the list based on other factors other than overall beauty and appeal. Many couples cannot afford a luxury honeymoon in Bora Bora, but can afford a week stay on the less expensive islands of the Dominican Republic or Jamaica. The top destinations also tend to be locations fairly close to the states, like the Hawaiian Islands, which means less money in airfare and a shorter flight after the wedding is over.

Top Ten Most Popular Honeymoon Destinations List of 2007 based upon where honeymoon couples vacationed are as follows: 1. Hawaiian Islands 2. Mexico 3. Jamaica 4. St. Lucia 5. Bahamas 6. Dominican Republic 7. French Polynesia 8. Fiji 9. Antigua 10. Italy

Couples are welcome and encouraged to post their reviews and complete a short survey to help other couples planning their destination weddings and honeymoons by going to:    http://www.keysurvey.com/survey/75547/7c8c/ .

The above statistics are taken from the continuous surveying of honeymoon couples performed by Honeymooner's Review Guide. The great majority of respondents were from the USA and others from Canada, the UK, Australia, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Information on the company is available on its website, http://www.honeymoonersreviewguide.com/

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