US Director of the island’s Tourism Department, Derede Samuel-Whitlock, is quoted as saying that the islands are keen to attract engaged people to their shores with the new package and hopes to promote Antigua and Barbuda across the world as the premier destination for couples and honeymooners. To this end, they have been in touch with travel agencies, vendors and suppliers of products and services to promote the new mode of tourism.
It is also hoped by officials that this type of tourism will become a prosperous income source for the country, which is known as the Heart of the Caribbean.
Speculation about the honeymoon of Prince William and Kate Middleton possibly taking place at this holiday destination has also lead to increased interest in the area and its promotional packages.
Tourism Director Derede Samuel-Whitlock commented: “Antigua and Barbuda is one of the few Caribbean destinations where there is no residency requirement to get married and so weddings can be expedited. This type of publicity will certainly support our promotional initiatives.”