Indian Ocean Islands are Favourite Honeymoon Destinations for UK Couples

London, United Kingdom, August 12, 2011 --( A recent survey by Weddings Abroad & Honeymoons indicates that islands in the Indian Ocean are favourites for UK couples looking to honeymoon abroad.

Of the 1600 brides and grooms who participated in the survey, 16% indicated they were exploring honeymooning in The Maldives. A further 6% were looking at Mauritius and 4% looking at the Seychelles.

While these destinations are some distance from the UK, “they are popular with UK couples as they are viewed as the perfect backdrop to celebrate love in an intimate, secluded, and most importantly, beautiful setting,” says Ursula Barzey, Marketing Director, Weddings Abroad & Honeymoons. “Also, celebrity couples like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who recently had their honeymoon in the Seychelles has helped to make these picture postcard islands quite popular.”

The Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations:
Maldives (16%), United States (14%), St Lucia (6%), Italy (6%), Thailand (6%), Mauritius (6%), Seychelles (4%), Mexico (4%), Australia (3%), South Africa (3%), and Barbados (3%).

Editor's Note:

1. Surveys were conducted at the National Wedding Show – London (36%), National Wedding Show – Birmingham (34%), and UK Wedding Show – London (30%).

2. Additional data with regards to popular destinations in each region for weddings abroad and honeymoons can be obtained at:

About Weddings Abroad & Honeymoons:
Published twice a year, the Weddings Abroad & Honeymoons guide provides inspiration to a large number of UK brides and grooms on the best wedding and honeymoon destinations around the globe. It has lots of helpful tips and recommendations on the best wedding and honeymoon destinations.

Not an alternative to search engines but a complementary product, the guide distributed through major retailers like WHSmith is simple to use and helps with the process of deciding where in the world to explore for a wedding or honeymoon abroad. It provides easier access to wedding and honeymoon suppliers across the globe.

Weddings Abroad & Honeymoons
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