Malaysia Eyes Indian Wedding Segment

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Tourism Malaysia and Wedding Affair have jointly organised Malaysia Wedding Conclave in New Delhi recently. The event aims at highlighting the unparalleled potential of Malaysia on the wedding destination map. Among the attendees were Dato’ Hidayat Abdul Hamid, High Commissioner of Malaysia to India and Sulaiman Bin Suip, Director – New Delhi, Tourism Malaysia amongst others.


The exclusive event was attended by the leading wedding planners from North India. A B2B session was organised for the wedding planners to interact with selected representatives from Malaysian hotels, resorts and airlines.

“There is no other culture that celebrates weddings like the Indians do! There are millions of wedding events take place in this market annually. This sector has experienced a tremendous growth as almost everyone desires to elevate the scale of their special celebration. Here, Malaysia offers a huge potential as a wedding destination. As the tagline rightly states, “Love in India, Marry in Malaysia”, the wedding conclave showcases Malaysia as a perfect wedding destination with many magnificent hotels and resorts. Being in the heart of ASEAN brings many advantages to Malaysia. It is a melting pot of cultures brought in from the colonial era. These foreign cultures have been accepted and adopted by the local people. Elements from these rich cultures can be incorporated in an Indian wedding in Malaysia to make the celebration even more exciting,” said Hthe High Commissioner.


He added, “Malaysia is a value-for-money destination. For example, the Langkawi Island – a duty-free island, offers cheaper rates of beverages compared with the mainland. At the same time, the room rates are quite affordable in the island. Besides, there are plenty of beautiful venues with state-of-the-art facilities that can make the wedding a memorable experience. Gorgeous beaches, cities, highland and million-year-old rainforests can lend a perfect backdrop to your big-day. Being a multi-ethnic society, a couple can even get married in traditional costumes of the Kadazan, Iban, Malays, etc.”

Currently, a total of 237 flights connect 14 cities directly in India, offering approximately 45,000 seats per week to Malaysia. The number will be even higher if it does include indirect flights. Ease of connectivity is the key for both countries. Being less than five-hour away from New Delhi, the time and cost involved will not be an issue given that the government has eased the visa facility for Indian travellers with the introduction of eNTRI and eVISA. -Travel Trends Today

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