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The top destinations for honeymooning Aussies

With wedding season in full spring, hordes of Aussie newlyweds are jetting off around the world for their picture-perfect honeymoons.

With the rise in Aussies choosing to tie the know overseas, new research from Kayak has revealed the most sought-after places to not only walk down the aisle but also experience a romantic honeymoon.

Always popular amongst the Aussies, tropical location Bali takes the top spot with +80 per cent year-on-year surge in search volume as the international destination that Aussies are flocking to most during honeymoon season, followed by Tokyo (+169 per cent year-on-year), New Delhi (+97 per cent year-on-year), London (+92 per cent year-on-year) and Los Angeles (+18 per cent year-on-year).

Kathmandu, despite being well off the beaten track, has made a surprise appearance at sixth place with a +348 per cent year-on-year search volume increase.

Streets of Kathmandu

Table 1: Top 10 international destinations for honeymooning Aussies

Ranking Top international destinations for honeymooning Aussies Year-on-year search volume growth (%) Average trip duration (days)
1 Bali (Indonesia) +80% 7 days
2 Tokyo (Japan) +169% 10 days
3 New Delhi (India) +97% 21 days
4 London (United Kingdom) +92% 14 days
5 Los Angeles (USA) +18% 14 days
6 Kathmandu (Nepal) +348% 27 days
7 Singapore (Singapore) +71% 7 days
8 Bangkok (Thailand) +110% 11 days
9 Auckland (New Zealand) +71% 6 days
10 Phuket City (Thailand) +109% 8 days

 

This year, Tokyo (+169 per cent year-on-year) has been crowned the top trending international destination. Could we be seeing an influx of Aussie honeymoons in Japan?

Omoide Yokocho, Shinjuku tokyo in spring season , decorated with sakura cherry blossom very beautiful scene

From KAYAK’s data, it is evident that Asian cities trending strongly with Bangkok, Phuket, New Delhi, Manila, Bali, Singapore and Seoul all seeing year-on-year search volume increases of over 60 per cent.

Table 2: Top 10 trending international destinations for honeymooning Aussies

Ranking Trending international destinations for honeymooning Aussies Year-on-year search volume growth (%) Average trip duration (days)
1 Tokyo (Japan) +169% 10 days
2 Bangkok (Thailand) +110% 11 days
3 Phuket (Thailand) +109% 8 days
4 New Delhi (India) +97% 21 days
5 London (United Kingdom) +92% 14 days
6 Manila (Philippines) +90% 11 days
7 Bali (Indonesia) +80% 7 days
8 Singapore (Singapore) +71% 7 days
9 Auckland (New Zealand) +71% 6 days
10 Seoul (South Korea) +64% 10 days

 

For domestic destinations, Melbourne weather may be notoriously gloomy in the winter but Aussies know how to appreciate a beautiful city in the warmer months. It has come out as the top domestic destination followed by Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Perth.

Two friends enjoyig the view

Table 3: Top 10 domestic destinations for Aussies tying the knot locally

Ranking Top domestic destinations for Aussies tying the knot Year-on-year search volume growth (%) Average trip duration (days)
1 Melbourne +47% 3 days
2 Sydney +52% 3 days
3 Brisbane +64% 3 days
4 Gold Coast +94% 3 days
5 Perth +101% 5 days
6 Cairns +31% 4 days
7 Hobart +67% 4 days
8 Adelaide +50% 3 days
9 Sunshine Coast +118% 4 days
10 Canberra +93% 2 days

 

In terms of trending domestic destinations for an Aussie wedding celebration, the Sunshine Coast ranks first with a year-on-year increase of +118 per cent in user searches.

Other trending domestic destinations include Darwin (+103 per cent year-on-year), Perth (+101 per cent year-on-year), Gold Coast (+94 per cent year-on-year) and Canberra (+93 per cent year-on-year).

Table 4: Top 10 trending domestic destinations for Aussies tying the knot locally

Ranking Trending domestic Destinations  for Aussies tying the knot Year-on-year search volume growth (%) Average trip duration (days)
1 Sunshine Coast +118% 4 days
2 Darwin +103% 5 days
3 Perth +101% 5 days
4 Gold Coast +94% 3 days
5 Canberra +93% 2 days
6 Hobart +67% 4 days
7 Brisbane +64% 3 days
8 Sydney +52% 3 days
9 Adelaide +50% 3 days
10 Melbourne +47% 3 days

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