Study: Active Honeymoons on the Rise

Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, has released a new study on wedding and honeymoon trends in North America. The survey, conducted in partnership with StudyLogic, found that couples are packing more than ever into their honeymoon travels, seeking more active experience and visiting more destinations in less time. 


A growing number of couples are traveling more in less time, according to the survey. The number of couples who have visited more than one destination on their honeymoon has increased from 35 percent to 70 percent in the last five years.


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Newlyweds are spending less time getting to their honeymoon destination, opting for trips closer to home that provide robust itineraries that pack a punch. Three out of four couples are staying in the U.S. and Canada as part of their honeymoon, a sharp increase from more than five years ago. In fact, travel to Canada has tripled among North American honeymooners in the last five years and quadrupled in the western mountain region of the United States.

Active and wellness travel are also on the rise when it comes to honeymoons. 80 percent of those surveyed reported being more active and health-conscious during their honeymoon than at home. If given the opportunity to re-do their honeymoon, 44 percent would prefer to be even more active. Additionally, four out of five respondents increased their approach to active well-being and healthy food choices while on their honeymoon. 

Source: Westin Hotels & Resorts

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