Here’s How Destination Weddings Will Guide Hotel Business Models in 2022

 

Celebrating stories of love in beautiful locations sounds like a dream job, and it is for Karen Bussen, the exclusive designer for Weddings by Palladium. Bussen joined Say Yes to Travel host Sarah Dandashy to talk about her experience and what’s trending for destination weddings in 2022.

Bussen’s roots are in the hospitality industry, and that’s where her journey to wedding planner extraordinaire began. “I was working at a restaurant in New York City, and a couple loved the floral arrangement I did and asked to help with their wedding. From here, I was hooked.”

Bussen learned on the job, making early morning trips to the city’s floral market. Over time, she did more than just design, helping couples plan their special day. She then joined the Palladium Group. “We had the same commitment to quality and service, and it was an opportunity to deliver an experience to couples across the world,” she said.

Now, she helps brides and grooms create their dream wedding days at Palladium resorts in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica.

“Each resort has its own personality. The Riviera Maya is lush and natural. In Jamaica, the backdrop is the turquoise waters. The essence of the place is part of every celebration,” Bussen shared.

In talking trends for 2022, Bussen mentioned that since many couples had postponed their nuptials, they’re going all out. “They are adding on events and experiences like welcome parties at the beach or farewell brunches.”

Another trend Bussen noted is couples wanting to incorporate the culture of the location of their destination wedding into their festivities. “They want to integrate the flavors of the place in authentic ways. At Riviera Maya, there’s a shaman experience where they issue a blessing, which ties back to Mayan culture.”

More Like This Story:

Will Gen Z & Beyond Drive Crypto Acceptance for Travel?

Thanksgiving Travel Finally Sees a Rebound, Only 3% Behind 2019 Levels

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Latest

clean energy wind turbines
Clean Energy Sets $1.1 Trillion Record That’s Bound to Be Broken
January 26, 2023

(Bloomberg) — Last year was a double milestone for decarbonizing the world’s energy system. It was the first year when investment in the energy transition equaled global investment in fossil fuels, according to the latest data release from clean energy research group BloombergNEF. The money flowing into the upstream, midstream and downstream segments of oil and gas, and […]

Read More
American Airlines airplane in terminal
American Airlines Sees Profit Above Estimates on Steady Demand
January 26, 2023

(Bloomberg) — American Airlines Group Inc. expects profit this year to exceed estimates following a slow start, as steady demand for air travel keeps an industry recovery going into 2023. Full-year adjusted earnings will be $2.50 to $3.50 a share, the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier said in a statement Thursday that also detailed fourth-quarter results. […]

Read More
Chipotle workers making burrito
Chipotle Seeks to Hire 15,000 Workers Amid Tech Layoffs
January 26, 2023

(Bloomberg) — Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is adding 15,000 jobs across its North American locations — a sign that demand for restaurant food is robust despite high inflation and economic uncertainty. The burrito chain’s hiring push is meant to ensure its more than 3,000 US restaurants are fully staffed for the company’s busiest season, which […]

Read More