Grenada added a touch of spice to Canada’s Bridal Show in Toronto from 9 to 11 September 2016, with its display of appealing romantic getaways and alluring scents of nutmeg and cinnamon. 10,000 patrons attended the show over the weekend, shopping for destination weddings and honeymoons. The Grenada Tourism Authority’s Director of Sales for Canada, Mr Sekou Stroude directly interacted with brides–to–be accompanied by their family and friends and soon–to–be wedded couples.
“Grenada is the ideal destination for couples looking for an exotic, intimate environment to get married and celebrate their nuptials. We have luxury accommodation properties offering full wedding packages and attractions on land and at sea that can add sizzle to a honeymoon,” said Mr Stroude.
He continued, “Patrons of the bridal show were interested in all-inclusive hotel stays, flight information, and attractions on island. The Grenada Chocolate Festival, Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park, and Grand Anse beach piqued the most interest.”
According to research conducted by the GTA, honeymoon was the second main reason Canadians visited Grenada in 2015, after vacation. Honeymoon visitors were mostly influenced to travel to Grenada by the warm weather, the crystal-clear beaches, the peaceful environment, and the available of resources like the Internet. Last year, all honeymoon visits to Grenada were first-time visits.
“Promoting holidays to the wedding/honeymoon market is a great investment for the Grenada Tourism Authority as most couples will have a lifelong connection to the destination, encouraging return visits in the future. Over the weekend I spoke to 7 couples who have already planned to get married in Grenada in 2016 and 2017, with one of those weddings being planned by inStyle Vacations,” commented Mr Stroude.
The Weddingbells’ Annual Reader Survey revealed that 14% of Canadian weddings will take place abroad and that most of these occurring between November and April will be destination weddings.