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Stag and hen dos are getting too predictable and boring according to some Brits, and yet most are still willing to fork out a fortune for one

You don’t need us to tell you that most stag and hen dos come with a hefty fee, but with more Brits opting to go abroad for their big pre-wedding getaway, it seems the cost is only set to get higher.

In fact, latest figures have revealed that Brits are spending an average of £998 per person for hen and stag dos abroad, with those who stay in the UK forking out an average of £434 – an increase by almost two thirds in the last two years.

The results – compiled in a survey of 2,000 people by Hotels.com – also found that 47 per cent believe hen and stag itineraries are becoming boring, predictable stagnant, and yet many would still be willing to make financial sacrifices to attend, including giving up holidays (32 per cent), not buying clothes (43 per cent) and avoiding socialising with friends (54 per cent).

“Stag and hen dos are a great way to celebrate with friends, and there are so many affordable options in interesting locations that can prevent the ‘stag lag’,” advises Johan Svanstrom, President of Hotels.com. “We’d encourage everyone to do a bit of research to avoid the ‘been there done that’ and the rising cost.”

49 per cent of those polled even said they’d prefer to go on a stag or hen do off the beaten track, avoiding typical tourist spots and opting for cities like Valencia, Sofia and Zagreb.

The most popular hen and stag do destinations abroad

  1. Amsterdam
  2. Prague
  3. Dublin
  4. Barcelona
  5. Ibiza
  6. Benidorm
  7. Las Vegas
  8. Magaluf
  9. Budapest
  10. Madrid

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