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

Pathr.ai Announces Partnership with The Lionesque Group and MG2 to Deliver Pop-Up Shop Analytics for Retailers - Unveiling at National Retail Federation’s Big Show 2022
Pathr.ai Announces Partnership with The Lionesque Group and MG2 to Deliver Pop-Up Shop Analytics for Retailers – Unveiling at National Retail Federation’s Big Show 2022
January 16, 2022
NRF Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC, Booth #948  – January 16, 2022 – Pathr.ai, the industry's first and only Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered Spatial Intelligence platform, announced today it has Read more
NRF 2022 Retail's Big Show
What’s in the Shopping Cart for the 2022 National Retail Federation’s Big Show?
January 14, 2022
 In just a few short days, from January 16th through the 18th, the National Retail Federation will launch Retail’s Big Show in the shopping capital of the world, New York City. As retail Read more
Schools Struggle to Reach Their Education Technology Goals. Here’s Why and How To Fix It.
January 14, 2022
As we hit the two-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, the education sector continues to struggle in adjusting to virtual and hybrid education at scale. In 2020, McKinsey estimated that, due to COVID Read more