An Indian travel firm has recently started offering ‘divorce tourism’ packages where couples are accompanied to their destination by a relationship counsellor to encourage them to start a fresh.
Despite the fact that India has one of the world’s lowest divorce rates with only one couple out of every one hundred ending their marriage, it is something that is seemingly on the rise.
KV Tours and Travels are the company who thought of the initial idea and chief executive of the company Vijesh Thakker explains that they want their customers to treat the trip like a second honeymoon and bring together couples who are heading for divorce.
Clinical psychologist and psychotherapist Rhea Pravin Tembhekar said that often just seven days alone is enough to seal the fate of a marriage and might actually work in some cases.
She said: ‘If you’re fighting about trivial things, like time management or in-laws issues – “my mother, your mother, my money, your money, etcetera” – maybe a holiday might work.