2008 News Archive - Holidays - Couples hoax honeymoons for upgrades

13 07 2007

Holidaymakers looking for a luxury getaway for less, are prepared to hoax a honeymoon in the hope of gaining free upgrades, according to research conducted by travelsupermarket.com.

One in six couples have pretended to be newlyweds on holiday, according to the poll. The survey of 2,000 adults found the worst offenders to be younger couples (aged between 18 and 24) and southerners.

The manager of travelsupermarket.com, Alexis Garrick, advises honeymooners to get a good holiday deal first and then to enjoy any freebies that may come their way.

He warns that tour operators are now aware of the con and are asking for marriage certificates, but suggests: "It's always worth trying a bit of old-fashioned charm on your holiday to see what you can get."

For prospective travellers too busy to organise their musical medleys before they embark on a summer holiday, eMusic is offering time-strapped voyagers pre-made downloadable play lists.

Claiming to be the largest retailer of independent music in the world, eMusic customers can choose from around two million tracks.

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