First wedding planner’s congress in Asia coming to Phuket

PHUKET: Wedding planners from across the world will descend on Phuket for a global conference this Spring, the Ministery of Tourism and Sports announced last week.

The Destination Wedding Planners Congress (DWPC) is hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and is scheduled to be held at Laguna Golf Phuket in May of 2017.

“Destination-themed weddings are a big business in Phuket,” Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul told the Phuket Gazette. “We’re determined to see Thailand become a global wedding hub for couples of every nationality.”

“It’s vital for us to have good teamwork and to enhance our expertise if we want to be the World’s Best Wedding Destination,” she added.

Ms Kobkarn said that the 2017 event would make Thailand the first Asian nation to host the DWPC.

“Thailand is well-known as a top-ranked wedding destination in Asia, especially for couples from India and Hong Kong. More than 400 Indian weddings have taken place here alone,” she added.

The minister said that the TAT is hoping to expand source-markets for weddings to Europe, the United States and Latin America.

— Sukawin Tanthavanich

Phuket News

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