Maui Business

Hawaii Named Top Honeymoon Destination

February 14, 2011, 12:30 PM HST
* Updated February 14, 1:59 PM
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By Sonia Isotov

BRIDES Magazine has named Hawaii the World’s Top Honeymoon Destination in its annual survey, followed by French Polynesia and Fiji, signaling a trend to stay beach bound.

Distinctions were not made for smaller geographies, such as Maui, however, full findings will be revealed in the March issue of BRIDES, on newsstands next week, and includes the top 20 honeymoon destinations, top 5 hotels and resorts in numerous categories and inside scoop on best bars, best pools, best beaches and more.

Italy, which has been an historic front runner, placed #4 this year, and the honors for #1 Up-and-Coming destination for honeymooners went to Belize.

The survey was conducted through the Signature Travel Network, a group of more than 6,000 top travel agents in North America. The most widely read wedding magazine in the world and the A-list agents at Signature Travel Network partnered to name the world’s hottest islands, resorts, cities, hotels, and hideaways.


World’s Top Honeymoon Destinations Are:


1. Hawaii
2. French Polynesia
3. Fiji
4. Italy
5. Bali
6. Bermuda
7. Costa Rica
8. Greece
9. The Bahamas
10. France

BRIDES was the world’s first-ever wedding magazine, founded in 1934. In 75 years of publication it has remained the most widely read magazine in the category and the country’s foremost authority on engagement, weddings, and marriage. BRIDES reaches over 6.5 million readers per issue and is published 12 times a year by Conde Nast, a division of Advance Publications, which operates in 25 countries. In the United States, Conde Nast publishes eighteen consumer magazines, two trade publications and twenty-seven websites that garner international acclaim and unparalleled consumer engagement.

Signature Travel Network is a member-owned, travel cooperative, headquartered in Marina Del Rey, California, with a regional office in New York City. The network was established in 1956 and today includes 191 member agencies with 365 retail locations throughout USA and Canada. Collectively, Signature members generate $4.2 billion in annual travel sales.

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