DWP Congress Opened by Thailand’s Minister of Tourism & Sports

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Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul Opens the DWP Congress

On the 3rd May, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, H.E. Mrs Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, delivered the opening remarks at the launch of the 4th Annual Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress, organized by Dubai-based QnA International.

The 4th Annual DWP Congress is a one of a kind initiative that has brought together destination wedding industry experts from around the world under one roof in an exclusive setting that provides opportunities in abundance to meet and do business. The Tourism Authority of Thailand officially welcomed over 450 wedding connoisseurs representing 65 countries yesterday at the pre event cocktail reception, thus marking the beginning of yet another fabulous edition of this by-invitation only event.

H.E. Mrs. Wattanavrangkul captivated the entire audience with her speech highlighting the importance attributed to the global wedding industry by the Government of Thailand. H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports said that “The Royal Thai Government has realized the significance of Wedding and Honeymoon market segment and has a goal to develop Thailand as the Hub of Wedding and Romance in this ASEAN region. Wedding and Honeymoon has been generated a high tourism income into the country. This 4th Destination Wedding Planner Congress is an opportunity to show you that Thailand has plenty to offer in term of wedding and romance. Our Thai hospitality and services can make your dream wedding even more memorable. Also, Amazing Thai Taste is one of our strengths for a wedding reception. We can offer various styles of food from international cuisine to authentic Thai delectable dishes or from tasty Thai local food to Michelin-star restaurants and by internationally well-known chefs. Also, there are also many romance tour packages after the wedding ceremony in Thailand to be chosen or designed to match your once- in-a-lifetime experience.”

From all over the world, professionals from various segments such as celebrity wedding planners, royalty specialists, destination wedding experts, photographers, representatives of leading wedding venues and destinations, exquisite jewellery designers, inspiring couture designers and extraordinaire travel partners are selected to attend the by-invitation only luxury boutique DWP Congress. The selection & pre-qualification process makes this exclusive Congress an ultra-important, and highly- focused event for everyone attending.

“We are very thankful to the Minister of Tourism and Sports, H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul for taking time from her busy schedule to attend and deliver an important speech welcoming all attendees of the DWP Congress to this year’s fabulous edition of the DWP Congress. Both her presence and participation at the event is a testament to the importance of this global event, the wedding industry’s impact on tourism, and Thailand’s commitment to the tourism industry,” commented Ackash Jain, Director of QnA International.

The 4th Annual DWP Congress provided space for a record number of pre-arranged business meetings between suppliers and buyers. “We have received an overwhelming feedback from our attendees on the format of the event which gave the suppliers and buyers ample opportunities to network and close business deals. We have also heard leaders in the wedding industry share their amazing insights and experiences.”