Articles tagged “weddings”

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10 Most Desired Wedding and Honeymoon Destinations of 2013

10 Most Desired Wedding and Honeymoon Destinations of 2013

Samantha Shankman, Skift

One trend is clear: Beaches are the most desired destination among newlyweds. It would interesting to find how many of these searches translate into bookings and how many U.S. users search for Bali and end up in Boca.

6 years ago

Hawaii’s New Gay Marriage Law Expected to Boost Tourism by $217 Million

Hawaii’s New Gay Marriage Law Expected to Boost Tourism by $217 Million

Oskar Garcia, Associated Press

Hawaii's fast-paced tourism growth has slowed over the last year, but a new law passing gay marriage opens the islands up to an entirely new group of visitors.

6 years ago

South Korea Tourism Gets a Boost from Chinese Couples Obsessed with K-pop

South Korea Tourism Gets a Boost from Chinese Couples Obsessed with K-pop

Elizabeth Shim, Associated Press

South Korea's K-Pop scene attracts tourists from around the world, but this particular segment of wealthy Chinese couples spend much more on deluxe hotel, grooming, and photo packages.

6 years ago

6 years ago

Hotels are ready to capitalize on DOMA ruling with same-sex wedding packages

Hotels are ready to capitalize on DOMA ruling with same-sex wedding packages

Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, Skift

Luxury hotels in open-minded states were already making a business catering to gay and lesbian commitment ceremonies and civil unions, but the death of DOMA means the wedding market is about to get richer.

6 years ago

Niagara Falls hotels and businesses try to capitalize on gay marriage tourism

Niagara Falls hotels and businesses try to capitalize on gay marriage tourism

Aaron Besecker, The Buffalo News

The more marriages, the better for the vacation wedding industry.

6 years ago

Minnesota and Iowa compete for midwest gay marriage tourism crown

Associated Press

The business of gay wedding tourism will likely do more to endear critics to gay marriage than any feel-good initiatives ever could.

6 years ago

Rhode Island’s governor sees tourism boost from legalized gay marriage

Rhode Island’s governor sees tourism boost from legalized gay marriage

Annie Linskey, Bloomberg

Positioned as they are between New York City and Boston, Rhode Island's seaside resort areas would benefit big-time from destination weddings for gay couples, and become noted nearby gay-friendly spots like Provincetown.

7 years ago

How Maine intends to capitalize on same-sex marriage tourism boom

How Maine intends to capitalize on same-sex marriage tourism boom

Whit Richardson, Bangor Daily News

Pity that Maine's Office of Tourism doesn't have any plans to launch specific ad campaigns around destination weddings targeting other surrounding states.

7 years ago