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Hot spot for newly-weds?

Bath was a popular spot for annoying hen parties – remember them? – before the town was closed down by the Covid-19 plague as a rest and recreation centre. Research by Flowercard – the company that sends ‘floral hugs’ – suggests it might emerge from LockDown as a stand-out honeymoon resort.

Based on 2019 and 2020 internet searches – and using Google’s keyword planner thing – Flowercard reports that Bath tops the UK list with a 61.54% increase in popularity as a honeymoon destination.  

But here’s a surprise: coming in at second place is Birmingham, with a 57.14% year-on-year increase. The Bath Chronicle will not hear a carping word said against Birmingham – honest! It’s packed with Industrial Revolution-era landmarks that speak to its 18th-century heritage as England’s manufacturing powerhouse. It also has canals, a museum and art gallery known for pre-Raphaelite masterpieces, and a very large exhibition centre. There must, though, be more to this than meets the eye. Perhaps a marriage that survives a Birmingham honeymoon will better than most withstand the stuff that life throws at it.  

Other spots on the UK’s popular search list were more predictable: St. Ives, Cornwall; the Cotswolds; Devon; Cambridge; Loch Lomond; and Snowdonia.

Overseas resorts on the search lists are entirely foreseeable: the Maldives (519,000 searches), followed by Bora Bora, Bali, Mauritius, Fiji, Santorini, Goa, Paris, and St Lucia.


1 comment for Hot spot for newly-weds?

  1. Mark Stricklin says:

    Great News! And when they ‘phone tourist information and get through to Bristol Tourist Information because Bath doesn’t have a tourist information office anymore, then what?

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