Türkiye, one of the world’s most iconic locations for destination weddings, is expected to host weddings of over 1,000 couples in 2022. Wedding tourists this year will be predominantly from India and some other countries. With weddings being the significant revenue generators for the Turkish tourism industry, the outstanding numbers witnessed this year have already outweighed the dent caused by the pandemic, says a press statement.
According to the statement, considering the international number of visitors received from January to August 2022, Turkiye is expecting to welcome the highest ever number of Indian families in the year 2022 than in 2019, which was a record-breaking year for international travellers in Turkiye. Also, autumn is considered the ideal time for organising a wedding in Turkiye with Istanbul, Bodrum, and Antalya being the top three destination choices for couples.
The statement lists the factors that make these three cities the preferred choice of tourists while hosting weddings in Turkiye:
Istanbul: A unique wedding paradise blending tradition and modernity
Magnificent Istanbul moves into its most romantic days in the autumn, making it an ideal time for the perfect wedding. Turkish Airlines offers direct flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Istanbul, thereby making it easier to plan weddings in the country. In addition to these direct flights, Turkish (THY), as well as other airlines, also provide special wedding charter flights from any Indian city for more significant celebrations as well.
The statement says that there is a distinctive local touch for the Indian weddings in Istanbul as on the wedding day, couples can enjoy an excellent hammam ritual, a tradition dating back to the Ottoman Empire. Most of the upscale hotels offer unique hammam treatments to the bride and her guests on her wedding day. Private hammam rooms are selected for these events, with special touches such as traditional musicians and relaxing Turkish massage therapies.
Bodrum: The top address for luxury weddings in the heart of the TurkAegean
Bodrum offers Indian couples the most romantic wedding set against a backdrop of the turquoise TurkAegean, lush green pine forests, and its famous marina. Bodrum is easily reached by connecting flights from India via Istanbul and direct flights from the capitals of Europe. One can easily arrange direct charter flights to Bodrum from any of the Indian cities for a grand destination wedding. It offers the most luxurious stays for Indian wedding couples. The vast majority of these deluxe hotels feature versatile indoor and outdoor event spaces that can accommodate large wedding parties – and, among others, ballrooms, expansive gardens, poolside areas, and beach clubs.
A distinctive local touch for Bodrum Wedding: Bodrum, the yachting capital of Türkiye, attracts sailing and boating enthusiasts from all over the world. To add a unique local touch to an autumn Bodrum wedding celebration, couples can book a gulet, the region’s traditional wooden yacht, and enjoy a trip with your guests along the scenic Bodrum Peninsula.
Antalya: The land of sunshine
According to the press statement, the rising star of destination weddings, Antalya offers a laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle, palatial luxury resorts with legendary hospitality set amidst the romance of majestic mountains, golden beaches, and ancient Roman theatres and temples. This beautiful city too is easily accessible through connecting flights from India via Istanbul. Additionally, Antalya International Airport also welcomes direct private international charter flights from any city of India. Thus, Turkish and other airlines enable seamless arrival and transport via special private charters, for an exotic destination wedding in Antalya.
A distinctive local touch for an Antalya wedding: Antalya’s rich array of wedding venues includes global and Turkish hotel chains, small boutique hotels, and gigantic spellbinding luxury resorts. Moreover, Indian weddings are most essentially about a vast food spread and these resorts honour this tradition by providing excellence in culinary and banquet experiences.