London, UK (PRWEB) March 7, 2009
This year will see big changes in the stag and hen weekend market. The weakness of the pound against the euro looks set to decrease the number of stag and hen groups travelling to Europe. However, it's not all bad news because it looks like the continent's loss will be the UK's gain as more and more groups decide to party nearer to home. In anticipation of this trend, http://www.stagsandhens.com has launched a new stag and hen guide featuring 22 of the UK's hottest destinations.
Andrew Rogoff, founder of StagsandHens.com commented "Undoubtedly some weddings will be postponed this year but, for those that are going ahead, it's unlikely that the stag and hen parties will be cancelled. Instead, people will try to cut costs and we are already seeing an increasing proportion of UK bookings. Traditional destinations like Amsterdam and Barcelona are likely to suffer as people stay in the UK to avoid the painful euro exchange rate. On the other hand, for those that still want to get away, Polish cities like Krakow represent great value at the moment because the zloty has dropped significantly against the pound."
The new guide on http://www.stagsandhens.com features detailed information on each UK location including a list of activities, nightlife and some of the best value packages. For those who prefer to organise things themselves, StagsandHens.com also features a unique directory of thousands of suppliers to the stag and hen market. Andrew Rogoff said "Times are tough and some people may want to organise things themselves to save money. Our huge stag and hen supplier directory helps them do this."
Last year, Bristol-based stag and hen specialist, Brilliant Weekends, went into liquidation because they were struggling against the high euro. It would come as no surprise if there were further casualties in the travel industry where there is a heavy reliance on the Eurozone. However, stag and hen companies that focus on the UK may be among the most resilient due to the reluctance of people to give up their stag and hen parties. Despite all the doom and gloom, with 32,000 unique visitors in January 2009, http://www.stagsandhens.com has seen a 27% increase in visitors compared with the same period last year.
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