The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has organised post-event familiarisation tours for overseas wedding planners attending the 4th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress 2017 (DWP Congress 2017), which has been held in Phuket from 2-4 May, 2017. The post tours will take place from 5-7 May.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor said, “The hosting of the DWP Congress 2017 has provided an opportunity for Thailand to enhance our profile as a preferred wedding destination for couples from around the world. Global wedding planners have had the chance to learn more of Thailand’s plethora of wedding facilities and romantic settings as well as to meet and discuss business prospects with Thai tourism and wedding operators at the Congress. They have also had the opportunity to experience first-hand the wide variety of wedding products and services available in some major Thai destinations, including Phuket, Chiang Mai and Ko Samui.”
TAT is organising the three-day/two-night post tours in three destinations – Samui, Chiang Mai, and Phuket. Each route will feature highlights of the destination, including luxury accommodation offers and spa treatments.
The Samui trip will also include a visit to nearby islands on a private charter catamaran. The Chiang Mai trip will showcase Lanna-style experiences for weddings and honeymoons. Delegates opting for the Phuket tour will have a glimpse of a wedding ceremony sample and experience a Buddhist blessing ritual staged to help them understand Thai-style wedding traditions. For delegates with tight schedules, there is a one-day trip on 5 May, featuring soft adventure experiences, including kayaking and swimming in the Andaman Sea as well as a forest walk to visit a 300-year-old gigantic tree.
The DWP Congress 2017 in Phuket, Thailand, has been attended by more than 450 delegates from 65 countries, all by invitation only. The event is an avant-garde initiative and the only one of its kind concept in the world. The first DWP Congress took place in Greece in 2014, in Mauritius in 2015, and Florence, Italy, in 2016.