Mexico: Mexico City Prepares Seminar On Gay Weddings
La Razón reports:
The Federal District Government (GDF) [Mexico City’s Government) presented the seminar Gay Wedding Event Marketing Workshop for Gay, which will be held on June 26 by the wedding planner and social activist Bernadette Coveney, founder of 14 Stories Gay Wedding Institute, with the aim of showing suppliers to the hospitality industry and events in Mexico’s economic potential gay weddings, which amounts to four million dollars.
One goal of the GDF is to attract tourism to the city with marriages between same-sex, after the law on the subject passed in 2009, which is intended to be an incentive for foreigners to come and get married here and so the economic benefit.
Besides the city government seeks to sensitize service providers to adopt an inclusive policy towards the gay community. Along with the GDF involved in organizing the event JW Marriot and the Association of Bridal Consultants Events Latin ABC.
During the presentation of the seminar the Minister of Tourism in Mexico City, Carlos Mackinlay, said the invitation is for all companies interested in opening show on the subject, as he said, it is clear that the gay market segment shows a increasing economic and financial importance raises a number of business opportunities.
According to figures from the firm Global Out Now, Mexico is home to nearly five million homosexuals who in 2010 represented a gross income of $ 67 billion and is expected to spend more than $ 660 million in one year. From 2010 to date, in Mexico City, 503 thousand married same-sex couples and, of those, 200 were among foreigners. This, he said Mackinlay, opens the opportunity to promote international tourism in the capital.
In turn Camelú Millan, wedding consultant, said that by themselves, weddings are an industry that is growing, but now this area requires specific training and expertise.