MunaLuchi is a proud Media partner of this year’s DWP Congress in Bali! We are so excited to show off this gorgeous destination and share insight into this exclusive event!
During COVID, destination weddings were put on pause. Two years later, the world is finally opening up again. Engaged couples and travelers alike are itching to immerse themselves in new cultures, exciting experiences, and idyllic destinations. What better place to do that than Bali? Rich in culture, luscious flora, fauna, and surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Bali is the perfect place to tie the knot!
The Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress recognized Bali’s beauty and set its sights on this unique destination for its 8th Annual DWP Congress. This one-of-a-kind yearly initiative brings together the worlds biggest celebrity wedding planners, royalty specialists, and destination wedding experts to one location where they are treated to a lavish networking and educational experience hosted by creative partners and wedding suppliers who help bring their client’s events to life.
This year, MunaLuchi just so happens to be one of these influential partners! And our very own CEO & Editor in Chief, Jackie Nwobu, will be attending the 3-day event to capture all the details. We can’t wait to hear how it goes!
Keep reading below for DWP’s exclusive interview with Mr. Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy/Head of the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency of The Republic of Indonesia, to learn more about this stunning destination and what attendees can expect when they visit Bali for this years DWP Congress!
- Event: 8th Annual DWP Congress
- Location: Bali, Indonesia
- Date: September 27 – 29, 2022
Bali is emerging as a hot destination for weddings + honeymoons. What makes this country special in terms of hosting weddings?
Bali is unique in terms of nature, culture, and people. Bali has a beautiful landscape, be it beaches that are treasured by world-class surfers with their beautiful sunsets, rice field, mountains, tropical forests, waterfalls, or rivers. All outside venues and areas in Bali are screaming romance. Located near the equator, Bali has warm tropical weather all year around. If you dream about a tropical paradise, Bali is the one. More importantly, are the people. Bali has the friendliest people in the world, their smiles and warm greetings are the reason why people keep on coming back year after year.
As for the culture, it is heavily influenced by Hinduism. The world calls Bali “the Island of Gods,” and many are interested in religious activities and their philosophies. The culture, the aromatic scents, the sounds, and the foods, all combine to make Bali an exotic place that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. These statements are proven by the award that Bali received in 2021. World Travel Awards has named Bali “Asia’s Most Romantic Destination.” According to its official website, the Island of the Gods has won awards in the same category since 2019. Bali also received an award as Asia’s Leading Wedding Destination 2021 from the same event.
What are the 5 hotspots in Bali that you would recommend for international travelers?
Bali is one of the most evocative places to visit in the entire Indonesian archipelago. A visit here sparks the senses. Some of the things that you can do are:
- Mesmerize by the Kecak dance performance during the sunset at Uluwatu
- Enjoying the beautiful landscape of rice field in Tegal Alang
- Rafting on Ayung river and walking on Champuhan ridge walk in Ubud
- Diving at a world war shipwreck at Tulamben
- Immerse in the culture at Panglipuran Village
How does it feel to be associated with the 8th annual DWP Congress as the Host Partner?
It is such an honor to be part of the 8th annual DWP Congress and get an opportunity to introduce Bali as one of the best wedding destinations in the world. We are thrilled that top wedding planners will be able to put Bali on one of their lists of wedding destinations. We hope the Congress will bring a lot of business opportunities and contribute to the tourism sector in Bali and Indonesia.
Being the official Tourism Board, what can Bali offer as a destination and incentive to the wedding planners at the DWP Congress?
As we all know, Bali is one of the top dream vacation destinations in the world with its culture and landscape. Having a wedding in Bali means you could have an all-in package, a dream wedding also a dream honeymoon. In terms of cost, a Bali wedding and honeymoon have a very competitive cost compared to other places in the world. With Bali, you can have an unforgettable romantic experience of your life. As they say- “In Bali, the paradise on earth, Gods witness your everlasting love story.”
When it comes to destination weddings, the location doesn’t get much dreamier than Bali. With its wide variety of options, there is something for every type of couple. No matter if you wish to have a tropical garden surrounding, the best cliff top views or get married right on the sand – Bali has it all!
Bali is truly a gem that has so much to offer to all kinds of tourists. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing vacation at the beach or a cultural adventure through the various temples on the island, you’ll find experiences that will ignite your wanderlust! Head on to their website to know more.
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