New-style honeymoon

Travel
Published
23.4.2015 - 10:00
How does this plan sound: get married at the airport and fly away for your honeymoon straight after? What are the favourite honeymoon destinations these days?

Many couples choose to have their wedding ceremonies in Helsinki Airport's Congress VIP lounges in Terminal 2.

If you have a larger group of guests, the VIP President Lounge is the perfect choice. The rooms are furnished with Finnish design and offer a unique view of the runway. The best part is that you can start your honeymoon straight after your 'I do'.

Helsinki Airport's VIP honeymoon package offers the newlyweds other services, too, such as check-in, baggage, security check, passport control (if necessary), and escort to the aeroplane. The package also includes cake and coffee, a glass of bubbly, and a beautiful flower bouquet.

Getting married at the airport

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Have a peak at the VIP President Lounge

The most popular honeymoon destinations

'The paradise islands of Mauritius, Maldives, and Seychelles in the Indian Ocean always remain firm favourites. Relaxation under palm trees has been made easy and convenient in top-class hotels that always strive to pay special attention to honeymooners', says Lea Simpanen, Managing Director of the Helin Matkat travel agency.

Thailand is another trendy destination, as well as the ever-beautiful European destinations of Paris and Rome. These days many travel as far as Hawaii and the Caribbean, where Aruba and Curaçao, or a combination of them, are in demand.

'Similarly, African destinations have been gaining in popularity. Tanzania, for example, is a great opportunity to combine a romantic beach holiday on Zanzibar with a safari', Simpanen explains.

Cape Town in South Africa offers an inviting mix of adventure and enjoyment: You can climb down to the beach from Table Mountain, and many wonderful safari locations are just a stone's throw away. The most luxurious safari lodges are a far cry from tents. And why not stop off at Mauritius on the same trip, as it's conveniently on the way.

Getting married abroad

Organising a wedding abroad can save couples both time and money, and is becoming increasingly more popular. For example, many Italian travel agencies are specialised in taking care of the paperwork and arrangements required for weddings.

Some hotels in the most popular destinations even employ their own wedding planners, and many hotels offer sizeable discounts to newlywed couples. If you enjoy a peaceful environment, it's a good idea to pick a hotel meant for adults only.