Tourism ministry strives to grow India as global wedding destination

The campaign begins with profiling about 25 key destinations across the country, exploring how India fits into their wedding aspirations in more than one way

Global wedding destination

New Delhi: India will soon pop up as the most fascinating wedding destination on the global tourist map. The Union tourism ministry has unveiled an ambitious campaign aimed at showcasing India as a premier wedding destination for the world audience.

This campaign seeks to explore avenues of great potential, for scaling tourism in India to new heights. The campaign seeks to expand India’s wedding industry, by enticing couples from around the world to embark on a remarkable journey to celebrate their special day in India.

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Launching the special campaign, Union minister for culture and tourism G Kishan Reddy on Sunday said, “Today marks the beginning of a remarkable journey. A mission to position India as the epitome of wedding destinations worldwide. With the launch of this campaign, I invite couples from around the world to explore the enchanting dream wedding destinations across our incredible nation.”

Highlighting the campaign approach, the minister further added, “Our 360-degree approach will ensure that every moment, from the first “hello” to the final “I do,” is a testament to India’s warm embrace and rich heritage.”

Ministry of Tourism has launched #IndiaSaysIDo campaign to showcase India as a top-tier global wedding destination. It seeks to boost India’s wedding industry by inviting couples worldwide to celebrate their special day in India.

The campaign begins with profiling about 25 key destinations across the country, exploring how India fits into their wedding aspirations in more than one way. From breathtaking landscapes to sacred traditions, from tantalising culinary delights to cutting-edge infrastructure, this campaign captures the essence of India’s grandeur, inviting couples to say “I do” against a backdrop that transcends imagination. It celebrates the fusion of India’s ancient heritage with modern elegance, weaving a narrative that entices the world to embark on an unforgettable journey of love and celebration.

A key highlight of the campaign lies in its collaborative approach, developed in close consultation with industry experts, associations, and seasoned wedding planners. Their invaluable feedback has shaped a comprehensive narrative that unravels India’s allure as a wedding tourism destination, addressing diverse aspirations and showcasing the myriad facets of this incredible nation.

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President, EEMA (Event and Entertainment Management Association), Samit Garg says, “It’s truly wonderful to witness this idea come to fruition, and it seems to be shining brightly indeed. A heartfelt appreciation goes out to the ministry of tourism for bringing the wedding tourism campaign to life.”

The campaign delves into a rich interplay of India’s stunning locales, ancient rituals, sumptuous gastronomy, and world-class infrastructure, presenting a captivating tapestry of possibilities. Prerna Saxena, chief executive officer (CEO) and founder of Theme Weavers Designs, shares her excitement for the campaign, “India is indeed a vast tapestry of cultural microcosms, each woven with its own unique threads of traditions, values, colours, and joy.

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Utilising a 360-degree approach, the campaign will leverage the power of digital marketing, social media campaigns, strategic partnerships with wedding planners, collaborations with domestic and international influencers, and a host of offline and online activations. The aim is also to redefine India’s perception beyond the realm of royal, extravagant weddings. Its thematic focus encompasses wedding themes such as Beach Wedding, Nature Wedding, Royal Wedding, Himalayan Wedding, and beyond, allowing couples to craft their dream celebration in the embrace of India’s charm.

This groundbreaking initiative showcases the beauty and diversity of India as a premier wedding destination on the global stage. By opening the doors to India’s captivating locales, vibrant rituals, rich gastronomy, and world-class infrastructure, the campaign has the potential to enthrall couples from across the world. This campaign is just the beginning of the strategic endeavor to elevate India as a wedding tourism destination, with further initiatives planned to captivate the domestic market as well.

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Incredible India’s wedding tourism campaign aims to establish India as the foremost choice for couples seeking an extraordinary wedding experience while bolstering the growth of the wedding industry and overall tourism in India. Through this endeavour, Incredible India seeks to create timeless memories and celebrate the beauty of love against the backdrop of India’s rich tapestry of traditions and treasures.

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