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Actress-model Shilpa Shetty Kundra and businessman Raj Kundra at a press conference to promote Goa as a wedding destination, in Mumbai on July 25, 2014.
Actress-model Shilpa Shetty Kundra and businessman Raj Kundra at a press conference to promote Goa as a wedding destination, in Mumbai on July 25, 2014.
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Goa Tourism to organize Goa Wedding Show in New Delhi on Aug 16-17

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Mumbai, July 26, 2014

Goa Tourism will organize the Goa Wedding Show, a first of its kind event that will bring together exhibitors, vendors and wedding to showcase the state as an ideal wedding destination, in New Delhi on August 16-17.
Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar told a press conference here yesterday evening that, with a wide range of options right from beaches to quaint churches, picture perfect beaches and majestic forts serving as a backdrop for couples to live their dream wedding, the wedding tourism market in Goa is definitely on an upward swing. 
Realizing the potential that this market holds and to strengthen the state’s presence in the segment, Goa Tourism has decided to host its first ‘Goa Wedding Show’ on August 16 and 17 at The Grand Ballroom, Delhi, he said.
Others present at the press conference included actress-model Shilpa Shetty Kundra, chairperson of Satyug Gold, the title sponsor; Satyug Gol CEO Raj Kundra; fashion designer Wendell Rodricks; Goa Tourism Development Corporation Chairman Nilesh Cabral; and its Managing Director Nikhil Desai.
The Goa Wedding Show is aimed at boosting tourism in Goa by tapping into the emerging destination wedding market in India. Exhibitors will include wedding planners, hotels, event managers, vendors, fashion designers, spas, travel agencies, hotels, photographers/ videographers, hair and make-up artists and artist managers. 
The organizers hope that this experience will help increase trade opportunities for local vendors in Goa.
“The Indian wedding market is valued at $38 billion a year and is expected to grow 25-30 percent annually. We hope that this initiative will serve as a platform to bring together the best of Goa and showcase what makes the state such a viable wedding destination. We are optimistic about the success of this event and plan to make it an annual property," Mr Parulekar said.
Ms Kundra said: “A wedding is one of the most important moments in a girl’s life and the destination is as important as the occasion itself. Goa is one of my favourite destinations. The best part about this state is that you have everything right from beaches to history and a lot of nature. I have attended several weddings in Goa and each has been different from the other. And every time I have returned with a sense of amazement that redefines my perception of a dream wedding.”
Goan fashion designer Mr. Wendell Rodricks, who has witnessed and been a part of several weddings in Goa, remarked, “Organizing your dream wedding takes a certain amount of time and it is heartening to note that you can get all that you want under one roof in Goa. According to me, this along with the state’s natural beauty and varied landscapes makes it a dream wedding destination.”
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