Click to join an upcoming live event

Turn off Ads (click)

Click on your language to translate this article:

Afrikaans Afrikaans Albanian Albanian Amharic Amharic Arabic Arabic Armenian Armenian Azerbaijani Azerbaijani Basque Basque Belarusian Belarusian Bengali Bengali Bosnian Bosnian Bulgarian Bulgarian Catalan Catalan Cebuano Cebuano Chichewa Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Corsican Croatian Croatian Czech Czech Danish Danish Dutch Dutch English English Esperanto Esperanto Estonian Estonian Filipino Filipino Finnish Finnish French French Frisian Frisian Galician Galician Georgian Georgian German German Greek Greek Gujarati Gujarati Haitian Creole Haitian Creole Hausa Hausa Hawaiian Hawaiian Hebrew Hebrew Hindi Hindi Hmong Hmong Hungarian Hungarian Icelandic Icelandic Igbo Igbo Indonesian Indonesian Irish Irish Italian Italian Japanese Japanese Javanese Javanese Kannada Kannada Kazakh Kazakh Khmer Khmer Korean Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kyrgyz Kyrgyz Lao Lao Latin Latin Latvian Latvian Lithuanian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Luxembourgish Macedonian Macedonian Malagasy Malagasy Malay Malay Malayalam Malayalam Maltese Maltese Maori Maori Marathi Marathi Mongolian Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Nepali Norwegian Norwegian Pashto Pashto Persian Persian Polish Polish Portuguese Portuguese Punjabi Punjabi Romanian Romanian Russian Russian Samoan Samoan Scottish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic Serbian Serbian Sesotho Sesotho Shona Shona Sindhi Sindhi Sinhala Sinhala Slovak Slovak Slovenian Slovenian Somali Somali Spanish Spanish Sudanese Sudanese Swahili Swahili Swedish Swedish Tajik Tajik Tamil Tamil Telugu Telugu Thai Thai Turkish Turkish Ukrainian Ukrainian Urdu Urdu Uzbek Uzbek Vietnamese Vietnamese Welsh Welsh Xhosa Xhosa Yiddish Yiddish Yoruba Yoruba Zulu Zulu
Business Travel News etn Feature Article rebuilding Romance Weddings Honeymoons news Tourism Investment News Tourism News Travel Travel News USA Travel News

Destination Weddings during COVID-19

one

Whether or not there is a coronavirus rampaging around the globe, weddings still take center stage when it comes to celebrating a union of love. Nancy Barkley, founder and owner of Honeymoons & Get-A-Ways, who also runs the World Tourism Network (WTN) Interest Group for Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Travel, led a conversation on this niche which is big business no matter what is going on in the world.

Moderator Juergen Steinmetz introduced Nancy saying: “Usually we only get married once in our lives, so it’s something very special and deserves a lot of attention. People like Nancy know the right people in the industry to assure a memorable wedding celebration.”

Nancy introduced herself, streaming in from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, sharing that she has been in the hospitality industry for 25 years. She is a certified Destination Wedding Planner and Honeymoon Planner, and she also sits on the board of the International Destination Wedding Planners Association. She started her business in 2005 with a passion for travel destination weddings.

Nancy said: “I’m sure we all have stories of last year when the pandemic hit. I know myself I had so many couples eloping and marriages with the stress and the changes and the cancellations, but I don’t want to dwell on that. This is about hope for 2021 and moving forward.”

Following the format of a round-table discussion, listen in on what Nancy and those attending have to share about weddings and honeymoons, beginning with Marian Muro, Director General of the Barcelona Tourism Board.

#rebuildingtravel