Goa Tourism to cash in on wedding tourism market
Mumbai, July 28 (IBNS) Realizing the potential wedding tourism market , Goa Tourism has decided to host its first 'Goa Wedding Show' on Aug 16 and 17 at The Grand Ballroom in Delhi.
This will strengthen the state’s presence in this segment.
This was announced at a press conference recently in Mumbai, which was conducted by Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar.
Title sponsor Satyug Gold's chairperson Shilpa Shetty Kundra, CEO of Satyug Gold Raj Kundra, fashion designer Wendell Rodricks, Chairman – Goa Tourism Development Corporation Nilesh Cabral, and Managing Director – Goa Tourism Development Corporation Nikhil Desai were present.
The Goa Wedding Show 2014 aims at boosting tourism in Goa by tapping into the emerging destination wedding market in India.
Exhibitors will include wedding planners, hotels, event managers, vendors, fashion designers, spas, travel agencies, hotels, photographers/videographers, hair and make-up artists and artist managers.
The organizers hope that this experience will help increase trade opportunities for local vendors in Goa.
Dilip Parulekar said “The Indian wedding market is valued at $38 billion a year and is expected to grow 25-30 percent annually. We hope that this initiative will serve as a platform to bring together the best of Goa and showcase what makes the state such a viable wedding destination. We are optimistic about the success of this event and plan to make it an annual property.”
Shilpa Shetty Kundra, added, “A wedding is one of the most important moments in a girl’s life and the destination is as important as the occasion itself. Goa is one of my favourite destinations. The best part about this state is that you have everything right from beaches to history and a lot of nature. I have attended several weddings in Goa and each has been different from the other. And every time I have returned with a sense of amazement that redefines my perception of a dream wedding.”
Goan fashion designer Wendell Rodricks, who has witnessed and been a part of several weddings in Goa, remarked, “Organizing your dream wedding takes a certain amount of time and it is heartening to note that you can get all that you want under one roof in Goa. According to me, this along with the state’s natural beauty and varied landscapes makes it a dream wedding destination.”
From its spectacular architecture to its dreamy beaches, Goa has emerged as one of India’s best wedding destination, providing hundreds of picturesque locations and unique experiences.
The Goa Wedding Show 2014 will serve as an optimum marketing tool that will give access to potential clients within a short period of time.
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