By JAMES COWEN and CAROLYN TAYLOR-LAPOURIEMABEANA New Zealand’s honeymoon tourism industry is booming.
The honeymoon industry is expected to be worth more than $US20 billion ($26.3 billion) by 2020, according to the World Honeymoon Association.
It’s the largest industry in the country.
But while the industry is growing, it’s also facing a new challenge.
The number of honeymoon parties is falling.
A study from a tourism consultancy found that more than half of New Zealanders were not taking part in any honeymoon vacations in the last year, compared with one in five a decade ago.
There are a range of reasons for the decline, from an increase in the number of people travelling on their own for a first honeymoon, to the number who stay home to care for their children or their elderly parents.
So what can you do to avoid the inevitable decline?
Take a break.
You can relax, you can go on a honeymoon or a honeymoonshare cruise, you’re not going to be in a state of honey panic, you’ve got a beautiful summer ahead of you and you have all the time in the world.
You can also buy a travel package with the promise of a honey-free honeymoon.
And if you want to be more relaxed, you could try the New Zealand honeymoon package, which includes a honeybreak at home and a night on the town.
What to do before a honeyfree honeymoonThe first step to taking your honeyfree trip is to make sure you have everything you need to get the most out of your honeymoon honeymoon trip.
For a full list of recommended items, see our honeymoon kit.
If you’re planning a honeyless honeymoon with a group, it can be easy to forget about the essentials, says the World Health Organization.
This can cause problems in terms of water, sanitation and hygiene.
If you’re looking to have a longer honeymoon than your honeyed up family will, you’ll need to bring in extra supplies.