Post-Divorce Holidays Are Now a Thing, Here's Why

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20 July 2017

Forget the honeymoon. It’s all about the divorce vacations this year.

If you didn’t already know, divorce rates in America have hit an all-time high. Of all the newly-weds, 50% of them decide they’d really not wanted to have a ring on it after all.

Amazed by this statistic, Travel agent Liberty Travel decided it was about time to introduce ‘Start-Anew-Moons’ – we like the play on honeymoons there, clever.

The trips are mostly aimed at middle-aged folk who have just gone through tough and bitter divorces and are looking to re-ignite the spark in their lives. Sound like anyone you know? Hit them up, they’ll thank you for it later.

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According to a recent interview with Lonely Planet, senior vice president of Liberty Travel said:

‘A number of agents noted that they were booking more and more trips for those who were recently divorced. It might seem like an odd thing to celebrate at first glance, but it really makes tremendous sense. It’s a new chapter of someone’s life and travel helps to start this journey on a refreshed foot.’

So where can you divorcees head off to? Of all the places Americans want to head off post-breakup, Mexico and the Caribbean reign supreme – it must be those glorious beaches. In fact, the trips are getting so popular, many of the travel agent’s partner hotels are even running special packages to coincide with these hilarious (no, they’re very serious) start-anew-moons.

It almost seems worth dumping the Mrs or the hubby to take advantage of the new trend.

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