Skip to comments.Don't divorce, go on holiday, says Indian tour operator
Posted on 09/03/2009 2:24:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
MUMBAI (AFP) Marriage hit the rocks? Considering a divorce? An Indian tour operator wants warring couples to hold off consulting lawyers and go on holiday instead -- with a relationship counsellor in tow.
KV Tours and Travels, based in the western city of Mumbai, has launched "divorce tourism" packages, designed to get spouses who have fallen out of love to bury the hatchet.
"With divorce tourism, what we're trying to do is to bring together couples who are heading towards divorce to stop them," the company's chief executive Vijesh Thakker told AFP.
India, where marriage is still viewed as the bedrock of society, has traditionally had one of the world's lowest divorce rates. Only about one in 100 marriages fail, compared with one in two in the United States.
But the divorce rate is rising, particularly in India's big cities.
"In metropolitan areas like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai, where higher income people are residing, divorce is becoming quite common," Hasan Anzar, a partner at New Delhi firm ANZ Lawz, told AFP.
"You can definitely say that cases of family law are rising and it's happening with all lawyers."
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A young Indian couple enjoys a private moment at a popular lovers' spot in Mumbai. India, where marriage is still viewed as the bedrock of society, has traditionally had one of the world's lowest divorce rates. Only about one in 100 marriages fail, compared with one in two in the US. (AFP/File/Pal Pillai)
There’s a Henny Youngman joke in there somewhere.
If I had done this I might still be married to Katy today.
Wouldn’t that be great?
Haven’t a few of these “Don’t divorce, go on holiday” scenarios ended in disappearing at sea lately?
Aren’t most Indian marriages an arranged marriage?
I think so.
Hopefully, some folk of Indian extract can fill-in the gaps on that
It would seem with new technologies and India being much more hip and connected than 20 years ago,, match a mate sites would be hugh opportunities there.
with my luck I’d get arranged with an Indian Helen Thomas.
lol .. There’s a Love American Style skit script in that. ;-)