TDC To Hold LGBTQ Destination Wedding FAM

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This fall, Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) will hold an industry first – a destination wedding FAM to Puerto Vallarta that will include comprehensive training on LGBTQ destination weddings and the special requirements of the LGBTQ wedding market.

A select group of TDC agents from across Canada will take part in this FAM. The program is being developed in response to the growing demand for LGBTQ destination weddings. It will include specially-developed content created by Michelle Armstrong, TDC Manager, Groups & Special Programs, following consultation with LGBTQ wedding expert Bernadette Smith, CEO, the Gay Wedding Institute.

“About a third of same-sex couples are planning destination weddings, yet many popular wedding destinations don’t have marriage equality or LGBTQ-inclusive policies. It’s critical for wedding professionals to be trained advocates for these couples so they feel safe when planning a destination wedding,” said Smith.

The FAM will be held from 29NOV to 6DEC and will include:

  • Site inspections at Transat’s preferred hotels and resorts;
  • Meetings with onsite wedding coordinators, and visits ceremony and reception locations;
  • A same-sex mock destination wedding;
  • Hands-on workshops and in-classroom training about LGBTQ wedding market and destination weddings.




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