In an initiative to promote Turkey as a preferred wedding destination for Indian weddings, Turkey Cultural & Tourism board, India, recently organized a familiarization trip for the largest Indian wedding planning agencies from September 26 to October 2, 2018.
The selection of the 10 Indian wedding planning agencies was based on the quality of their work as well as their experience in planning weddings abroad. The visit offered the Indian contingent with the opportunity to view and experience Turkey as a unique destination for holding Indian weddings.
The weeklong trip had wedding planners travelling to cities of Antalya, Bodrum, Istanbul where they had the opportunity to visit more than 25 hotels & resorts and interact with the representatives of these luxury hospitality chains. In addition, a city tour was also organized in each city where the Indian delegation had the chance to visit some of regions most popular tourist attractions. Special cultural events, culinary galas and B2B sessions also kept the delegation busy.
The familiarization trip helped wedding planners understand the current offerings in Turkey and how it could be explored as a destination for lavish Indian weddings.
Talking about reasons to promote Turkey as a wedding destination, Deniz Ersöz, Culture and Tourism Counsellor, Turkish Culture and Tourism Office in India, said, “Weddings in India are becoming larger than life and destination weddings are getting more and more popular among Indians. Turkey has great potential to become a wedding destination and the feedback we got from the wedding planners after the FAM trip was very encouraging and positive. It is a destination with the most amazing and diverse topography, which is perfect for an Indian wedding as you could have every event set against a unique backdrop.”
“We are delighted to host the largest wedding planning agencies to promote the wide range of wedding services available in different regions of Turkey, along with the international luxury hotel chains and boutique offerings. We will continue to host such events that aim to showcase the country’s offerings as a wedding destination” he further added.