2011 vacation trends have increased in numbers since last year. This year has started off with an increase in vacation bookings for my agency. For couples planning their honeymoons, I have found an increase in the wish for exotic and adventure travel. More couples are looking for the "wow" factor, bragging rights, for their honeymoon travel.
I have found that South Africa, in particular, is growing more and more in popularity. Many couples who plan to go to South Africa add on another destination such as the Seychelles, Mozambique, or Mauritius. They want to spend time in South Africa's wine country and seek adventure in Kruger Park on safari, then follow that with some R&R on a beautiful island setting.
Planning ahead is very important especially when it comes to the safari lodges. The lodges are generally smaller, more intimate, than hotels in the cities, such as Capetown, so they may not have the space if the planning is last minute. Pricing is about the same as last year, but airfare has been getting more and more expensive, and probably will continue that trend for a while.
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