In an initiative to promote Turkey as a preferred wedding destination for Indian weddings, Turkey Cultural & Tourism Office in India recently organized a familiarization trip for 10 Indian wedding planners recently.
The week-long trip had wedding planners travelling to cities of Antalya, Bodrum, Istanbul where they had the opportunity to visit more than 25 hotels and resorts and interact with their representatives. In addition, a city tour was also organized in each city where the Indian delegation had the chance to visit some of regions most popular tourist attractions. Special cultural events, culinary galas and B2B sessions also kept the delegation busy.The familiarization trip helped wedding planners understand the current offerings in Turkey and how it could be explored as a destination for lavish Indian weddings.
“Weddings in India are becoming larger than life and destination weddings are getting more and more popular among Indians. Turkey has great potential to become a wedding destination and the feedback we got from the wedding planners after the FAM trip was very encouraging and positive. It is a destination with the most amazing and diverse topography, which is perfect for an Indian wedding as you could have every event set against a unique backdrop,” Deniz Ersöz, Culture and Tourism Counsellor, Turkish Culture and Tourism Office in India, said adding that his office will continue to host such events that aim to showcase the country’s offerings as a wedding destination.