Turkey is emerging as the new destination for million-dollar weddings for the rich across the world, especially for those from India, if the current statistics are any indication.
India a one of the key players in the world of fat weddings, whether it is domestic or foreign settings. The country $50 billion wedding industry, and many opt for destination weddings these days. However, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai usually get the most out of the destination weddings by Indians.
However, Turkey is now emerging as a hotspot for Indian wedding planners. Turkey has hosted 32 million-dollar Indian weddings throughout the course of this year, making 2019 a record year, according to the industry information. Moreover, it has a pretty good number of bookings already for the next year. The industry expect the number to go up to 40 next year.
The luxury hotels in Turkey’s resort towns, particularly the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, are the choices for Indians now.
Weddings that usually last for three days and three nights with the participation of hundreds of guests, many of whom arrive at the resort city on private jets, make a significant contribution to the city’s tourism, especially during the low season.
India ranks second in group events after the U.S. and first in wedding tourism. The expenses of these extravagant weddings range from $500,000 to hundreds of millions of dollars.