19th October 2016
It seems more and more couples are choosing to ditch the overseas holidays for a honeymoon at home. In particular, Queensland couples are increasingly opting to honeymoon in their own backyard rather than travel abroad. That's not the only honeymoon trend to hit the Sunshine State, it seems 'buddymoons' are on the rise as well. Growing in popularity, couples are booking out large hotels for a 'buddymoon', to spend time with their friends and family after the big day.
Queensland's honeymoon industry is booming with more newlyweds looking for romantic holidays at home than ever before. The crystal clear waters of the Whitsundays are one of the most popular spots for couples who've just tied the knot and are looking for a special place to honeymoon without having to spend on hours on a plane. Whitsundays holidays are proving to be irresistible to loved up couples who are looking for stunning white sand beaches, beautiful blue water and a tropical island atmosphere close to home.
Although living in Queensland, many couples have not explored their own state and want to honeymoon somewhere special, secluded and tropical. This is where the Whitsundays come in. Its beautiful beaches are a great place to relax. The Sunshine State escape is close to home but as luxurious as an overseas adventure and costing much less.
Although some couples are still opting for cheap overseas travel, Queensland tourism is very strong and with a lot of development underway in the Whitsundays, couples have a lot to look forward to. With five star resorts at their fingertips, revamps of places like Hayman Island and Hamilton Island have seen couples flock to the tropical paradise and they're bringing family and friends with them.
Travel agents have seen group bookings move from Victoria and New South Wales to Queensland. Groups of people are increasingly coming and staying together and agents are starting to see a trend where it's not just a couple enjoying their honeymoon, it's a whole group joining in on the festivities.