The Rise of Hen and Stag Tourism

hen and stagWhether you call them hen and stag parties or bachelor and bachelorette parties, these days future brides and grooms are taking their last night of freedom parties on the road. You can also bet that they are fully packed with their custom face t-shirt of the groom and bridesmaid sashes, so that they can grace another country with their drunken last night of being “single”. No longer are they having small get togethers locally, but instead, they’re taking their bridal party and friends on trips to fun far away destinations. Weeks of planning can go into this one night or weekend and can include anything from a newark nj limo service to skydiving! It’s totally no-holds-barred. The party can go international and everyone, not just the soon to be bride and groom, can have a trip of a lifetime before settling down into everyday married life. In this post from BBC News, you can read for yourself about some destinations that have been popular for stag and hen parties from the UK.

hen and stagHere are some quick statistics from the UK on what men and women seem to want from their upcoming destination hen and stag parties.

Top Stag destinations (based on both male and female votes)

  1. Amsterdam
  2. Las Vegas
  3. London
  4. Prague
  5. = Dublin and Barcelona
  6. Blackpool
  7. Ibiza
  8. Barcelona
  9. Newcastle

Top Hen destinations (based on both male and female votes)

  1. London
  2. Barcelona
  3. Blackpool
  4. Las Vegas
  5. Benidorm
  6. Marbella
  7. Ibiza
  8. Edinburgh
  9. Dublin
  10. = Cardiff and Prague
  • Most males claim that they usually spend £251-500 on a stag do
  • Most females claim that they usually spend £101-250 on a hen do
  • A man’s perfect stag do would involve an alcohol fuelled bender, closely followed by an activity packed day/weekend
  • A woman’s perfect hen do would be a spa retreat according to 31.87% of the vote

If you want to see the rest of the survey results, go here to view them and to see a fun infographic on hen and stag parties.

Where would you want to go for your hen or stag party, whether in the future if you’re single or if you’re married and could do it all over again?

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