Life, religion, and art all converge in Bali. A destination that centers around spiritual living, exploring mysticism and ascertaining life in its various forms, Bali is a paradise like no other. Whether it’s the graceful waterfall or the rich rice fields, Bali has got a vibe that will heal your soul from within. With our quest to champion the unknown and discover the Balinese bliss and share it with our DWP Familia, we are thrilled to head to Bali this year for the 8th annual DWP Congress. With the support of the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia as the Official Host Partner for the event, we are excited to explore Bali as a Wedding Destination and the endless privileges it has to offer for couples looking to tie the knot in 2022-23.
Currently, positioning itself as the number 1 choice of millennial couples, Bali has got something for everyone. So what makes this ‘Island of Gods’ so special?
We got in touch 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 know more about this pulsating destination, its famous hotspots and what can our attendees expect when they visit Bali for the DWP Congress from 27-29 September.
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 the 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 travellers?
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.
Bali, you leave us breathless!
We cannot wait to see all your lovely faces and say “Om Swastiastu” amidst the beautiful Balinese backdrop! If you have not registered yet, it’s not too late! Click here to register your interest.
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