Troubled marriage? Try divorce tourism

Monday, 17 August 2009 - 8:58am IST | Place: Surat | Agency: dna
Having a troubled marriage? A vacation with your spouse is possibly the best way to go if you want to save your marriage, claims Mumbai-based KV Tours & Travels.

Having a troubled marriage? A vacation with your spouse is possibly the best way to go if you want to save your marriage, claims Mumbai-based KV Tours & Travels, which introduced the concept of ‘Divorce tourism’ in India on Thursday.

“The divorce rate in India is 1.1%. It is much lower as compared to the US or Sweden where the rates are as high as 50%. However, number of divorces in India is going up due to rapid urbanisation and changing lifestyles. The concept of divorce tourism is for couples whose marriage is struggling,” said Vijesh Thakkar, CEO, KV Tours &
Travels. Thakkar said the concept of divorce tourism is quite popular in western countries, but this is the first time it has been launched in India.

According to Thakkar, they arrange for couples to get away for a vacation to a private beach or other locations that are fun and romantic. Besides the time the couple spends with each other, they are provided counselling to save their marriage. They are also imparted spiritual knowledge to strengthen their relationship.

“The vacations are specialised and custom-made to the tee. The carefully planned vacations facilitate revival of feelings and relationships, and help the couples rescue their marriages,” he said.

Some of the popular domestic vacation destinations include Shimla, Kulu Manali, Goa, Mysore, while US and Jordan are international destinations. The firm also launched its office in Surat on Thursday, which was inaugurated by noted kathakaar Ramesh Oza.

“Things can end on a sweet note with a better understanding of each other’s nature and better communication, which helps in reducing negativity and hard feelings between the two partners. In cases where the outcome is not positive, sweet memories of the vacation can always be cherished,” Thakkar added.




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