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Posted by BruceMoon on 3/9/2009 at 09:48

No, the topic has no reference to me or indiscretions (I'm past that)...

Rather, it's a term increasingly being used by accommodation providers where I live (Australia), and I was wondering whether the idea is taking hold in SE Asia.

To quote from my local rag...

Not so many moons ago, honeymoons were the only moons in the travel industry dialogue. These days you can book a "conceptionmoon" ((a stress-busting break for couples trying for a baby), a "familymoon" (a honeymoon for the 'blending' family where children are 'in tow'), and even a "divorcemoon".

While some are little more than marketing gimmicks, one that appears set to stay is the "babymoon".

Often, it's a last hurrah before two becomes three - one last chance to flee the nest before a baby shatters the peace, a final fling before the madness of parenthood descends.

And, babymoon's are surging in popularity as more Aussies delay parenthood until their cashed-up 30's, when the lure of one last pre-stork splurge is too strong to resist.

On a babymoon, everything is geared to the needs - and sometimes peculiar desires - of parents-to-be, sometimes with womb-service menu's, secluded private dinner options, pregnancy massages and teddy bears for bub.

High on the list is the spa or large float tub, pedicure and foot massage, and of course chocolates and champagne on arrival

So, what has SE Asia to offer the babymoon tourist?

Any recommendations?


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Posted by chrispyrolls on 3/9/2009 at 14:15

Hi Bruce

My wife and I went to Laos in Feb ... and our first baby is due in Nov

No marketing gimmicks in Laos tho as you can imagine


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