Experts gather for 2019 Global Wedding & Honeymoon Island Forum in Sanya
On November 23rd, 2019, two events began in Sanya: the Global Wedding & Honeymoon Island Forum and the 2nd China Wedding Trip Shoot Summit. The events have gathered experts from more than ten countries and regions to share resources and discuss current and future development of international wedding tourism destinations.
The experts are mainly from China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and Thailand.
The forum, which debuted in 2017, is one of the main events for the 2019 23rd Tianya Haijiao International Wedding Festival.
Sanya is the only tropical coastal resort city in China. In 2018, the city received 22,425,700 visitors, achieving revenue of RMB 51.473 billion. Of all visitors, 380,000 were newlywed couples who took wedding photos in Sanya, and 300,000 were couples on honeymoons. Spending on wedding tourism and related expenditures reached about RMB 10 billion.
During the forum, nine guest representatives shared resources and experience. Sinly Anfeny, president of the Bali Wedding Association, shared the fact that Bali has received millions of Chinese visitors over the past three years.
Over the past year, Sanya received more than 1,000 newlywed couples who took their wedding photos in the picturesque coastal city.