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Samoa wedding workshop targets Kiwi trade

Obvious potential in the marriage and romance markets has encouraged Samoa Tourism to hold a weddings workshop for the trade in Auckland early next month.

Being held at the Maritime Room from 11.30am to 5pm on 4 March, the event will showcase hotels that cater for weddings, along with destination management companies (DMCs), florists and wedding planners. ‘It is definitely a growing segment,’ says Sonny Rivers, New Zealand sales and marketing manager with Samoa Tourism Authority.

‘We want to capitalise on this further by bringing our local suppliers to meet face to face with the New Zealand trade. ‘The properties attending have wedding packages and are wedding focused.’ We are also giving away two travel packages during a draw at the event.’ Rivers says Samoa is also a great destination to renew vows and is an ideal destination for honeymooners. CLICK HERE to register.