Destination Wedding Market Diversifies, Experiences Significant Growth in 2015

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Destination Weddings Travel Group shares industry forecast, as well as the evolution of the destination wedding couple.

Destination Weddings on the rise

“Destination Weddings Travel Group is leading the way in 2015 with our customized offerings."

With a record 30% plus increase in destination weddings in the last year, Destination Weddings Travel Group makes unprecedented changes in 2015 to evolve with the modern destination wedding.

Globally, destination weddings are experiencing an exciting shift, with distinct services and unique concepts quickly emerging in order to satisfy this diverse market. Standard destination wedding packages, once appreciated for their convenience, are now not the only option, while even the most contemporary couples are eager to incorporate time-honored traditions and customs into their special day.

Shares Richard Calvert, President and CEO, “Destination Weddings Travel Group is leading the way in 2015 with our customized offerings, such as family-friendly options tailored to events inclusive of all ages, eco-friendly wedding packages dedicated to preserving the environment and exercising sustainable practices, Jewish wedding packages featuring kosher menus and Catholic ceremonies with seaside chapels.”

The destination wedding industry is also making headway with the Indian wedding market. Calvert explains, “South Asian destination weddings are on the rise and our couples are thrilled with our customized packages that better suit their needs. These weddings are multi-day celebrations and often boast the same intricate details and rich palettes as Hindu weddings hosted locally.”

As expected, the LGBT destination wedding market also continues to experience extremely strong growth. GayDestinationWeddings.com, the leader in same-sex weddings globally, has seen a greater than 50% jump in same-sex weddings in the last year, and expect the momentum to continue. In particular, Calvert cites Curacao, villas in the South of France and Capetown as hot spots for same-sex couples, along with, Los Cabos, Iceland, Barcelona, Costa Rica and Aruba.

Calvert notes that the growth of destination weddings is evident at every price point, including couples with more modest budgets, who can still save by marrying at an all-inclusive resort with bundled wedding costs, or focusing on nearby regions such as Mexico and the Caribbean. He projects the destination wedding boom will continue into 2016.

Celebration Travel Group
Celebration Travel Group represents a number of award-winning tourism brands, including Destination Weddings Travel Group, with the common goal of creating destination celebrations worldwide. From dream weddings and romantic honeymoons to memorable anniversaries, luxury escapes and all-inclusive vacations, we pair the value of exclusive offers and savings with the convenience of complimentary expert planning services. DestinationWeddings.com recently published the Spring edition of Get Married Away which highlights the latest in destination wedding trends and news. For more information, visit http://celebrationtravelgroup.com/.

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Rebecca Hochreiter, Director of Marketing & Customer Engagement
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