Travel Professionals International (TPI) has partnered with David’s Bridal, North America’s largest bridal retailer, to offer promotional opportunities for TPI advisors at seven David’s Bridal locations across Canada, with more locations planned as the program grows. “David’s Bridal was looking for a national partner that fit the demands of their brides for complementary services that were offered by local experts,” said Tim Morgan, TPI vice-president, “and in TPI advisors they found exactly what they were looking for.”

A formalwear powerhouse, David’s Bridal has more than 300 stores where one in four American brides purchases her wedding gown. As David’s Bridal Preferred Service Providers, TPI advisors are granted in-person access to promoting their services to the hundreds of daily visitors to David’s Bridal retail locations. Utilizing a setup similar to that of a trade show booth, TPI advisors use the retailing draw of the formalwear stores to grow their own database with warm leads for generating mainly destination wedding, honeymoon, and bachelor and bachelorette party bookings. The locations currently covered by the partnership are: Langley, BC, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Cambridge, Ont., Scarborough, Ont. and Ottawa. (