Honeymooners 'prefer adventure travel to beach holidays'
Couples on their honeymoon are perhaps not the first demographic you think off when it comes to overland adventure travel, but a new survey suggests that the image of newlyweds spending a couple of weeks on the beach or at a luxury hotel might be unfounded.
In fact, the poll by Unique Honeymoons magazine suggests that many honeymooners would prefer something a lot more exciting and unusual for their post-wedding getaway.
It found that just 12 per cent of travellers would opt for a beach break for their honeymoon, while 81 per cent would much rather head off on an adventurous trip of a lifetime.
Sarah Baxter, editor of the magazine, said: "Most people assume couples just want to collapse on a pretty beach for two weeks. However, our poll showed this is far from the truth with most Brits looking for unique and adventurous ways to start married life."
"So that's a no to Caribbean all-inclusives and yes please to floating tents in Cambodia or Swedish treehotels."
Adventure travel holidays to exciting destinations which many regular tourists miss out on could therefore be ideal for honeymooners after something a little different.
Unique Honeymoons revealed a top ten of ideal alternative destinations that it thinks could prove popular in 2012.
Top of the list is Tanzania, where visitors can "combine the undeniably dreamy beaches of Zanzibar with the two million wildebeest charging across the Serengeti and a climb up Kilimanjaro".
Africa overland trips could also take in Namibia, which came in fourth.
Other destinations adventurous honeymooners could try include Kyrgyzstan, where they can "cosy up in a lakeside yurt and ride across the Central Asian plains" and Argentina, where the magazine suggests you "learn to tango in Buenos Aires, stay in wine lodges around Mendoza and camp out in the wilds of Patagonia".