Update on the latest trends for a fairy-tale wedding or a romantic getaway

The travel challenges faced during the pandemic by tourists are numerous but on a brighter side is the easing of COVID restrictions by several governments has brought in a silver lining to the travel and hospitality fraternity. One of the biggest revenue earner for hotels and venues has been destination weddings, honeymooners and romantic getaways.

The inaugural event of International Association of Destination Wedding Professionals (IADWP), EURASIA chapter will give an opportunity for travel agents, tour operators, wedding planners and relevant industries to update on the latest trends, see available travel products, properties, and destinations as well as gain the knowledge to succeed in this niche market.

The inaugural event of EURASIA chapter and 14th edition of Destination Weddings and Romance Travel Industry Conference and Networking Event is scheduled to take place at Pullman Istanbul Hotel & convention Center from September 6-9th.

Destination Weddings and Romance Travel Industry is steadily growing across the globe as parents and lovers are looking to fairy-tale weddings and married couples are seeking amazing getaways. Having a good venue and a knowledgeable travel agent/wedding planner is very important as many couples are paying extra attention to the guest experience. This is where events like this will make a difference as agents and wedding planners will get all the required information under a single umbrella.

“Our event is being held in one of the most unique destinations of the world – Istanbul, Turkey the only city that resides on two continents at the same time: Asia and Europe. This new chapter of IADWP will continue our commitment to provide quality education and a networking platform delivering valuable business relationships within the Destination Wedding and Romance Travel Industry professionals from more than twenty countries and now expanding our boundaries to new destinations in Europe and Asia,” said Murtaza Kalender, who heads IADWP EURASIA chapter and is also General Manager of TravelShop Turkey.

Most recognized authority speakers in the field of Destination Weddings and Romance Travel Industry will enlighten the delegates. These include renowned experts like Kitzia Morales – Founder at International Association of Destination Wedding Professionals, Varun Uday – Forum Author and Concept Specialist at Global Wedding Network, Will Medina – Founder at Destination Wedding Playbook & Destination Weddings Expert, Michael Chong – MD at Global Events Management & Travel, Nancy Barkley – Owner & Founder at Honeymoons & Get-A-Ways etc.

“Destination Weddings and Romance Travel Industry with a revenue of 300 billion dollars, will be gathering under the same roof for Sustainable Business cooperation possibilities and to take advantage of collaboration opportunities ultimately adding an extra value and business volume to your organization. But above all, the great opportunity to interact with romance industry professionals from this amazing country that will bring a great cultural exchange for all our IADWP members,” said Murtaza Kalender.

Turkey with the best Aegean and Mediterranean resorts, also welcomes its delegates for further educational FAM Trips giving you broader options for your organization’s consideration on Destination Weddings and Romance Travel destinations.

For those keen on attending the event there are opportunities to be a hosted buyer. One can register through this link https://www.workshoptravelshop.com/register/hosted-buyers/step1

International Association of Destination Wedding Professionals is organizing “Awards” event for the industry professionals. They offer nominations in 16 different categories. The Awards will be presented to winners in Turkey/Antalya between the dates of 13 and 16 September of 2021.

Founded in 2008, IADWP develops a continuing education platform to train the wedding and romance travel professional. IADWP provides innovative and inspiring experiences online and offline that support the generation of membership business and global networking.

  • More than 43 events in 13 years in the United States, Mexico, Italy, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Canada, and Guatemala.
  • More than 4,500 participants in 13 years.
  • IADWP has members worldwide, sharing experiences and knowledge in our network chapters: Mexico, South America, The Caribbean, USA, Eurasia, and Canada.
  • 6 buyers per exhibitor
  • More than 4,000 business appointments take place in our commercial areas
  • Membership annual fee of USD$230.

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