Destination Wedding Bookings Are Coming In Hot

With over 20 destination weddings already locked in for 2023, Calgary-based travel advisor Pamela Walker of Weddings by Escapes reports that “destination weddings are definitely trending again.”

Due to a limited amount of nonstop flights out of the west, she says the majority of her couples are choosing Mexico year round or opting for Jamaica or the Dominican Republic in the high season.

“By the end of this year I will have assisted 22 happy couples celebrate their vows in paradise,” Walker tells Travel Courier. “And with 20 more already confirmed to say their ‘I do’s’ in destination next year, 2023 looks to be back on track to nearing pre-pandemic levels.”

Similarly, Oakville, Ont. based Shalene Dudley of Latitude Concierge Travels is witnessing a surge in demand for destination weddings.

“We are overwhelmed by the amount of requests that have come up,” she tells Travel Courier. “Engagement season is approximately two months earlier than previous years. I had 17 in 2022 and already have 25 ready for 2023!”

With the future looking strong for romance, Travel Courier is taking a look back at some of the real weddings Walker and Dudley booked over the past year.

For the full story, check out the latest issue of TRAVEL COURIER.