Destination Weddings Travel Group Launches

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New site caters to the expanding market, promises unique and personalized gay weddings

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“ celebrates our dedication to creating the best possible LGBTQ wedding experiences."

On January 7, 2013, Destination Weddings Travel Group, the parent company of award-winning wedding site,, launched a new site in its celebratory travel collection, distinctively features “The G List” of world-class properties from around the globe that were hand-curated for their proven ability in providing superior, tailored wedding celebrations for a discerning LGBTQ audience. The G List properties range from affordable escapes to lavish opulence on private islands.

“We warmly welcome this new site into our family,” said Richard Calvert, President & CEO of Destination Weddings Travel Group. “ celebrates our dedication to creating the best possible LGBTQ wedding experiences. We have wonderful relationships with these trusted resorts and properties and we are thrilled to begin sharing them with our couples.” offers exclusive wedding, honeymoon and symbolic ceremony packages
that denote one-of-a-kind experiences. Couples will work with specialists who have been certified by the Gay Wedding Institute, owned by leading LGBTQ expert Bernadette Coveney Smith.

There are currently are 10 states in the U.S. and 11 countries worldwide that allow gay marriage. As the number of states and countries legalizing this type of union continues to expand, the number of gay destination weddings is expected to rise with it. The U.S. Census reported 646,000 same-sex-couple households in the U.S., representing an 80.4% growth of same-sex couple households between 2000 and 2010.

About Destination Weddings Travel Group
Destination Weddings Travel Group is comprised of five, full-service planning sites that specialize in celebratory travel markets across the globe. By combining the personal service and expertise of more than 200 certified specialists with resort partnerships in over 42 countries, the group affords customers a premier one-stop shopping experience. Its flagship site,, has worked with over 13,000 brides and in 2012 was ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500/5000 fastest-growing private companies in the country for the fifth consecutive year.
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