Emirates has revealed that more Irish newlyweds are jumping at the chance to experience long-haul destination honeymoons.
For the second year in a row, the airline reports a significant rise in honeymoon bookings from Ireland, with Enda Corneille, country manager for Emirates in Ireland commenting:
“According to the CSO2, there were 22,626 marriages in Ireland in 2016, an increase of less than 3% on the previous year. However, we are experiencing year-on-year double-digit growth in our honeymoon business, with all of our passengers heading east.
“There could be any number of reasons for the hike in honeymoons to eastern destinations, but the likely explanation is Ireland’s recovering economy together with rebounding consumer confidence and the attraction of destinations such as Cambodia.”
When it comes to the most popular destinations, Emirates has seen huge interest in Cambodia since launching this new route in July, however traditional destinations like the Maldives and Mauritius are still quite popular.
The airline has also noticed a growing trend with regard to the ‘Two-Stop Trip’, with many honeymooners spending some time in sunny Dubai:
“Emirates flies direct from Dublin to Dubai twice daily and from there, we connect honeymooners to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, where they can explore temples, visit historic landmarks, wander through bustling villages or simply relax and enjoy the country’s many tranquil beaches.”
He added: “Other interesting pairings include the mountainous island of Phuket, which boasts some of Thailand’s most popular beaches and Ho Chi Minh, the historic capital of South Vietnam.
“People are really taking advantage of the range of destinations they can visit and the relative ease with which they can reach them from Dublin via Dubai. And, for the holiday of a lifetime, they literally want to go the extra mile.”
For more information and to book your next holiday (honeymoon or not), visit emirates.com.