Articles tagged “weddings”

Meetings

Weddings Join Events Pivoting to Virtual

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the wedding industry. Some couples are opting to stream their ceremonies online, and push receptions to later dates.

Weddings Join Events Pivoting to Virtual

Tourism

Traveling to Weddings Part of Coronavirus Anxieties as Couples Weigh Postponing

A wedding comes together with the help of a lot businesses along the way, including those in the travel industry. As wedding season fast approaches, coronavirus is creating major headaches for couples and guests with existing travel reservations.

Traveling to Weddings Part of Coronavirus Anxieties as Couples Weigh Postponing

Business Travel

Surging Demand for Milestone Celebrations Means New Business for Advisors

Despite the opportunity, there are challenges involved in successfully putting together celebration travel. One of the biggest ones is to keep things under control with unwieldy groups, particularly if there is no designated group leader.

Surging Demand for Milestone Celebrations Means New Business for Advisors

Meetings

Cvent Hitches Up With Wedding Spot to Boost Venue Business

Cvent remains committed to bringing new products to its customers through acquisitions. By diving into the U.S. market for weddings, the event tech giant hopes to keep its platform relevant despite the friction it creates for hotels and planners alike.

Cvent Hitches Up With Wedding Spot to Boost Venue Business

Business Travel

Travel Advisors Tap Into Lucrative Destination Weddings Driven by Immigrants

South Asian destination weddings, which involve large groups and multi-night stays, are big business for a growing number of resorts and travel advisors. Succeeding in the niche requires a marriage of cultural knowledge and logistical skill.

Travel Advisors Tap Into Lucrative Destination Weddings Driven by Immigrants

Business Travel

Travel Advisors Find South Asian Destination Weddings Very Lucrative But Tough

South Asian destination weddings are a lucrative and growing travel niche, fueled by demand from affluent Indian immigrant communities in North America. However, travel advisors need to be prepared for complex challenges.

Travel Advisors Find South Asian Destination Weddings Very Lucrative But Tough

Tourism

Wedding Travel Is Seeing Higher Spending by Attendees

So, you wanted more meaningful experiences? Congratulations. Traveling to the wedding is now just part of your expensive obligation, which includes out-of-town showers and bachelor parties, which also eat up your two measly weeks of vacation. Financially, you may have to turn a party for someone else's love into your only summer vacation.

Wedding Travel Is Seeing Higher Spending by Attendees

Tourism

New Zealand Sees Boom in Same-Sex Destination Weddings

While Down Under has rejected marriage for same-sex couples, equality exists three hours away in New Zealand, which claims rising numbers of international visitors choosing it as a wedding destination.

New Zealand Sees Boom in Same-Sex Destination Weddings

Hotels

Hotels Seeing Super-Rich Reserving Entire Properties for Special Occasions

Why block out some rooms for a family gathering when you -- or at least, they -- can book the entire resort? That's a trend that luxury travel agents are seeing among the super rich. Instead of HomeAway's recent ad campaign about renting the "whole house," perhaps certain hoteliers will find it appropriate to start touting renting the whole resort.

Hotels Seeing Super-Rich Reserving Entire Properties for Special Occasions

Hotels

U.S. Suburban Hotels See Bright Spot in Big Indian Weddings Business

A prime example of how embracing and understanding other cultures can be a win-win situation, both for businesses and the communities they serve.

U.S. Suburban Hotels See Bright Spot in Big Indian Weddings Business