Amour Romance Held In Bangkok

Thailand recently played host to the very first Amour Asia-Pacific 2018, earlier this mid-February of 2018. The Amour Asia-Pacific is a big trade event, bringing in experts and companies from across the Asia-Pacific region to talk about and promote romance travel and tourism.

Hosted by the Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, itself a wedding hotel in Bangkok, with the cooperation of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. The event, fittingly enough, started on the 14th of February, and continued for 3 more days, ending at the 17th.

Thailand welcomed approximately 1.1M international romance travellers back in 2017, the majority of which headed for either a wedding in a wedding hotel in Bangkok or in the islands, or a honeymoon. The Thai romance tourism sector generated approximately US$1.65B for the country’s economy, or about US$1,500/visitor per trip.

Asia is one of the big markets for Thailand’s romance tourism, but the industry has some concerns; fearing that the growth rate for the industry as a result of more and more Asian couples postponing wedding vows in order to pursue career opportunities.

CEO of Worldwide Events, Richard Barnes, says that Thailand is one of the biggest players when it comes to romance travel in Asia, and, as such, the group was happy to host the event, which showed off the wide range of products and services on offer for the discerning luxury romance traveller.

The Amour Asia-Pacific 2018 is a luxury trade event catering to romance travel designers, destination wedding planners, and honeymoon curators. It was organised by Big Worldwide Limited, known for handling several big tourism events, such as the Amour Europe Forum, the M&I Forums, as well as the PRIVATE Luxury Forums, all of which were held all during 2016. The Tourism Authority of Thailand cooperated with Big Worldwide Limited to co-host the event, as it promotes the country’s tourism.

The Amour Asia-Pacific 2018 welcomed romance travel buyers and destination wedding planners, with a total of 77 buyers and 84 exhibitors from across the region presenting at the event. The host country, Thailand, was represent by Amanpuri Phuket, Belmond Napasai Koh Samui, Conrad Koh Samui, and Destination Asia, among others.

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