Weddings and Honeymoons
Ninety couples from China got married at the Dusit Thani Hua Hin resort hotel in Thailand on 10 October 2012 in the first such mass wedding ever to be held in Thailand.
It was also the first in a series of mass weddings, which will eventually see 999 couples tying the knot in group wedding ceremonies.
The event was expected to generate widespread media coverage in both China and in Thailand. Thai cultural performances added to the festive atmosphere.
“We are honoured and proud to play host to such a joyous and significant event,” says James Ramage, Dusit International Assistant Vice President – Sales.
“The wedding ceremony today reflects the increasing significance of China as a major source of visitors to Thailand and of an emerging market for weddings and honeymoons. As one of the country’s leading hotel groups, Dusit International is pleased to play such an important role for this very special occasion.”
Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor Suraphon Svetasreni is equally upbeat,
“We expect this ceremony to receive wide coverage in the Chinese media and stimulate further interest in the Chinese market about getting married in Thailand,” he says.
“At the same time, it will also help us promote destinations such as Hua Hin and Cha-am which are still relatively unknown in the Chinese market.”
Chinese Arrivals Up 67%
Thai-based hotel chain Dusit International has identified China as one of its key growth markets. More than 1,124,000 Chinese travelers arrived in Thailand during the first six months of 2012, which was an increase of 67% over the same period in 2011.
One of Thailand's key attractions for couple wanting to get married is that wedding ceremonies and honeymoons can be bundled together into one package.
With 10 million weddings taking place in China every year, there is plenty of room for growth in the wedding and honeymoon sectors.