Sri Lanka in top 10 wedding and honeymoon destinations for 2017

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Mar 06, 2017 (LBO) – Kuoni, a luxury tour operator, has named Sri Lanka as one it’s top ten honeymoon and weddings abroad destinations, a recently released report shows.

The Swiss firm, a leader in honeymoons and weddings abroad, has released the results of its 2017 trend report which show Sri Lanka climbing four notches to number 4 in the wedding destination and hitting the top three spot for honeymoon destinations for the year.

“Nowadays, couples are opting for a wider range of romantic venues – from iconic cities and safari lodges, to private islands and castles,” the company said in a statement.

The Maldives and Mauritius take the top spots in both rankings.

Here are the top 10 wedding destinations:

Position

2016

2017

1

Mauritius

Mauritius

2

Antigua

Maldives (Renewal of Vows)

3

St Lucia

St Lucia

4

Italy

Sri Lanka

5

Maldives (Renewal of Vows)

Italy

6

Seychelles

Antigua

7

Barbados

Thailand

8

Sri Lanka

Mexico

9

Thailand

Seychelles

10

USA – New York

USA – Las Vegas

Top 10 honeymoon destinations:

Position

2016

2017

1

Maldives

Maldives

2

Mauritius

Mauritius

3

Indonesia (Bali)

Sri Lanka

4

Thailand

Indonesia (Bali)

5

Sri Lanka

Thailand

6

USA

USA

7

Italy

Italy

8

Mexico

Mexico

9

St Lucia

St Lucia

10

Antigua

Seychelles

In 1995, Kuoni launched its first standalone wedding brochure and more than half the weddings featured were in the Caribbean, with the USA and Indian Ocean locations also sought-after destinations.

Kuoni has also named three of the most unusual places to get married:

  1. Lodia House in Kenya
  2. The outdoor grotto at Rayavadee in Thailand
  3. On the shores of Lake Louise in Canada

As well as the best kept romantic travel secrets:

  1. Seeing the Taj Mahal views from the Mehtab Bagh in India
  2. The island of Gili Meno in Indonesia
  3. El Nido Pangulasian Island, Philippines
  4. Con Dao Island, Vietnam
  5. The island of Bequia, the Grenadines