Cyprus Named the Top Honeymoon Destination of 2010

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Following the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the results of a new travel study finds that more newlywed couples have chosen Cyprus as their honeymoon destination this year, which could lead to more bookings to the 'island of love', say

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On the eve of the announcement of the upcoming royal wedding, a new travel industry survey of over 1,000 newlyweds has named Paphos on the island of Cyprus as the most popular destination for honeymooning couples this year. The study, which also questioned the respondents about their wedding gifts and their idea of the perfect honeymoon, reveals that the couples questioned have turned away from the more traditional honeymoon destinations in favour of cheap holidays to Cyprus, and this result could lead to more bookings for holidays to the island, say

Ian Raine of online holiday firm says: “The results of this survey are particularly interesting, as none of the couples questioned chose to go to Paris, and only 2 of the 1,078 couples questioned travelled to Venice for their honeymoon. Both of these destinations have long been a favourite destination for romantic getaways and these new figures reveal that we could just see more couples travel to Cyprus for their honeymoon next year."

While Cyprus held the top spot in the top ten, other popular holiday destinations also scored highly, with the Dominican Republic coming second and Cape Verde in Africa taking third place. Other notable destinations included New York at number five and Sharm el Sheikh, which came tenth. While Cyprus has been a popular summer holiday destination with travellers for many years, travel insiders believe that these results are due to the optimum weather conditions and the abundance of activities available on the island.

Rain continues: “Cyprus is often credited for having the longest summer in Europe, which gives travellers the chance to experience great weather all year-round. It’s also known as the ‘island of love’ because it is named as the home of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. So while Cyprus is ideal for honeymooning couples, it’s also a great destination for any holidaymaker, regardless of their marital status, as short breaks and all inclusive holidays in Cyprus offer visitors countless activities, tours and luxuries to suit most tastes.”

Information for editors: is part of The Holiday Discount Centre, a member of ABTA (J4901) and Advantage (the largest travel consortium in the UK). Based in the UK, they have over 30 experienced travel advisors and have booked over 300,000 passengers via the internet. are not owned by any major tour operator, allowing them to offer free impartial travel advice and promote a wider range of holiday offers from various suppliers including Thomson, First Choice, Thomas Cook and many more.

What makes prices stand out from the crowd is not only do they offer already cheap holiday deals, they also offer an extra on-line discount plus a price guarantee. Their website allows customers to have full flexibility in their search criteria giving something more than just a bog standard one/two week holiday. With deals like this, why would you want to search for a holiday elsewhere?

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