Published on : Monday, July 24, 2017
As much as 200 representatives from the world’s 20 leading wedding and honeymoon island countries and regions assembled in Sanya for sharing their experiences and exchange ideas on the development of the global wedding tourism industry.
Delegations were from China (Sanya and Taiwan), Indonesia (Bali), the Cook Islands, Mauritius, Spain(Balearic Islands), Thailand (Phuket and Koh Samui), Maldives, Japan, Fiji, Seychelles, New Zealand, South Korea,the United States (Saipan and Guam), the Philippines (Boracay), Greece (Santorini), Australia and Tahiti.
The forum had important events, including keynote speeches from participating delegations, wedding-themed folk performances, a VIP round-table meeting, a Sanya wedding tourism sourcing fair, and wedding shows by Chinese designers at The Sanya EDITION, The Shanhaitian Resort Sanya, Autograph Collection and InterContinental Sanya Resort.
Sanya is on its way to becoming a world-class wedding and honeymoon destination island. In 2016, Sanya received some 300,000 couples who had their wedding photographs taken in the city, and over 10,000 couples who visited Sanya on their honeymoons, generating tourism revenue of more than 8 billion Yuan.
Sanya will be the permanent host city for the GWHI Forum. The date for the 2nd GWHI Forum has been set for June 2018.