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Wedding tourism refers to tourists traveling for the purpose of getting married or participating in the wedding of a relative, a friend, or an acquaintance. It includes first-time marriages and remarriages, and also renewal of vows. The wedding ceremonies can be religious, secular, or symbolic. Wedding tourism is a fast-growing phenomenon that has received scant attention in tourism literature. In the following sections, the concept of wedding tourism is described and trends are indicated. Finally, top wedding destinations and types of travelers are presented.

Description of Concept

Wedding tourism can be conceptualized as a visiting family and friends tourism, with some similarities to event tourism. As a form of visiting family and friends tourism, wedding tourism is about the performance of social practices that aim to ...

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