05/12/2011The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau Will Welcome Wedding Experts During “Love Mexico”

The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes the world’s best destination wedding specialists at the third annual Love Mexico convention, December 5 to 7, at the El Dorado Royale Hotel.

Romance travel is a 28 billion dollar annual market; considering that 10 billion dollars are spent on honeymooning worldwide alone. A year-round market, destination weddings have an average cost of $ 25,806; with an average of about 63 guests in attendance.

Moreover, 8 billion dollars are spent annually by guests attending destination weddings. This growing travel segment, having increased by 400% in the past ten years, has seen a boom in destination weddings. The per capita expenditure of the guests at a destination wedding is $1,620; staying an average of about 2.5 nights at the destination. It is an expense that is comparable to that generated by business tourism.

Even more impressive, over 60% of Mexico’s destination weddings take place in Quintana Roo; the state famous for its beautiful turquoise waters, white sand beaches, romantic hideaways, and, of course, Cancun.

“We have seen significant growth in Cancun as a destination wedding hotspot for Canadian brides and grooms,” says Tara Soloway, co-founder of LUXE Destination Weddings. “It’s a perfect location for wedding groups for a number of reasons – ease of travel, fantastic hotel selection, desirable amenities and gorgeous beaches – all of which, position Cancun as one of the leading destinations for luxury weddings in Mexico and the Caribbean.”

Love Mexico is the premier business platform for Mexico and Latin America to promote themselves in the romance tourism market and has become a key event for destination wedding planners from throughout the Americas; especially North America, with 130 of the top wedding planners from the United States and Canada scheduled to attend this year.

For the first time at Love Mexico, the leaders from the top-three North American wedding associations, AFWPI, ABC, and WPIC, will all be attending the event, along with top wedding destination wedding specialists from Destination Weddingsmagazine, Honeymoons magazine, Travel Impressions and Destinationweddings.com. Their knowledge and expertise in will surely bring a new perspective and point of view for future couples who wish to celebrate their wedding in Cancun. Specialists from The Knot, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine, Honeymoons.com, Bridal Guide, and Brides Gateway will also be in attendance, relaying the newest trends and possibilities they learn about at Love Mexico to brides throughout North America. Even the stars and planners from the shows Married Away and Whose Wedding is it Anyway? will also be in the beautiful Mexican Caribbean for this grand event.

About Cancun
Cancun is located in the northern part of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It is Mexico’s number one tourist destination and is known all over the world for its spectacular beaches, unique beauty and breathtaking turquoise waters.

Cancun’s shoreline recently underwent a $71 Million Dollar makeover, that featured 1.3 billion gallons of sand to renovating the Hotel Zone’s seashore. The most popular tourism destination in Mexico and Latin America has also added to its sun, beach, and nightlife, by creating a unique five-day route that will offer visitors a chance to experience adventure and interaction with nature. Cancun and the Treasures of the Caribbean invite travelers to discover the vast natural, cultural and gastronomical cultures of Puerto Morelos, and the four islands of the Mexican Caribbean: Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Contoy and Cozumel. Cancun is a multifaceted destination that combines nature, historical Mayan Culture, glamour, luxury and world class tourism with the seduction for adventure, the passion for paradisiacal nature and the enchantment of gastronomical magic.

For more information, visit the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau website at: www.cancun.travel. Follow us on Twitter @CancunCVB, “LIKE” us on Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/cancuncvb browse through our videos on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/cancuntravel and share your pictures of Cancun on our Flickr site at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22572360@N07/.