Articles tagged “weddings”

Weddings Join Events Pivoting to Virtual

Weddings Join Events Pivoting to Virtual

John Guidroz, Associated Press

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

4 months ago

Traveling to Weddings Part of Coronavirus Anxieties as Couples Weigh Postponing

Traveling to Weddings Part of Coronavirus Anxieties as Couples Weigh Postponing

Leanne Italie , Associated Press

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.

5 months ago

Surging Demand for Milestone Celebrations Means New Business for Advisors

Surging Demand for Milestone Celebrations Means New Business for Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

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.

1 year ago

Cvent Hitches Up With Wedding Spot to Boost Venue Business

Cvent Hitches Up With Wedding Spot to Boost Venue Business

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

1 year ago

Travel Advisors Tap Into Lucrative Destination Weddings Driven by Immigrants

Travel Advisors Tap Into Lucrative Destination Weddings Driven by Immigrants

Maria Lenhart, Skift

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.

1 year ago

Travel Advisors Find South Asian Destination Weddings Very Lucrative But Tough

Travel Advisors Find South Asian Destination Weddings Very Lucrative But Tough

Maria Lenhart, Skift

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.

1 year ago

Wedding Travel Is Seeing Higher Spending by Attendees

Wedding Travel Is Seeing Higher Spending by Attendees

Rebecca Greenfield, Bloomberg

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.

2 years ago

New Zealand Sees Boom in Same-Sex Destination Weddings

New Zealand Sees Boom in Same-Sex Destination Weddings

Chris Bourke and Kimberley Painter, Bloomberg

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.

3 years ago

Hotels Seeing Super-Rich Reserving Entire Properties for Special Occasions

Hotels Seeing Super-Rich Reserving Entire Properties for Special Occasions

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

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.

4 years ago

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

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

Melissa Silverberg, Associated Press

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

4 years ago

Lifestyle Adventure Resorts Target the Future Luxury Traveler

Lifestyle Adventure Resorts Target the Future Luxury Traveler

Greg Oates, Skift

The next generation of upscale soft adventure resorts are building out their experiential programming and content to offer more variety for a wider range of leisure and group clientele.

5 years ago

Florida Tourism Officials Want to Be Prepared if Same-Sex Marriage Given OK

Florida Tourism Officials Want to Be Prepared if Same-Sex Marriage Given OK

Arlene Satchell, Sun Sentinel

Souther Florida already does a ton of business with the LGBT traveler, so it knows what could happen to its weddings business if the same-sex marriage floodgates opened.

6 years ago