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Indian Billionaire hosts largest ever wedding in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay, Vietnam - An Indian billionaire hosted the largest wedding ever seen in Vietnam's famed Halong Bay over the weekend. Vivek Dinodiya, an Indian industrialist and CEO of global import-export conglomerate PL Global Impex, married Anmol Garg at the luxurious Vinpearl Resort and Spa Halong over three spectacular days from February 16th to 18th.

Around 600 guests including other billionaires, businessmen, politicians and dignitaries from India, Southeast Asia and beyond attended the extravagant celebration. The guests were comprised of the ultra-wealthy elite from India and surrounding nations like Singapore and Thailand. In attendance also were officials from the Indian government and embassy in Vietnam as well as the Israeli embassy.


To cater to the large guest list, over 500 staff members were brought in from India to ensure flawless service throughout the three day festivities. Luxury accommodations, fine dining and lavish entertainment were provided for all attendees. No expense was spared to make this the wedding of the year.

Senior officials from Quang Ninh Province's Department of Tourism joined in welcoming the wedding party. Mr. Nguyen Tien Dung, Vice Secretary of the Halong City Communist Party and Chairman of the People’s Committee was present to personally greet the billionaire family. He conveyed Halong City's hospitality and expressed their honor in hosting such a prestigious international event.

Dinodiya selected scenic Halong Bay after extensive research of top destinations around Vietnam. The natural beauty, modern resort amenities and ease of travel swayed his decision. This follows another Indian billionaire couple who chose Halong for their wedding last February. As Vietnam's tourism continues to boom, Indian ultra-high net worth travelers are increasingly picking the country for milestone events.

Indian weddings at this scale are usually multi-day extravaganzas featuring concerts, dancing and dining in complete takeovers of 5-star properties. Large wedding parties help populate entire hotel wings for weeks at a time, providing a major economic stimulus.

In 2023, India rose to become Vietnam's 9th largest source market with over 392,000 visitor arrivals, up 2.3 times from pre-pandemic levels in 2019 when India ranked 16th. Data from online travel agency Agoda shows search interest from Indian travelers to Vietnam exploded 390% from January 2019 to mid-May 2023.

As Indian offshore weddings and destination events grow in popularity, cities like Danang and Halong Bay poised to benefit tremendously given their spectacular settings and hospitality infrastructure. This glamorous multi-million dollar wedding is sure to raise Vietnam's profile even higher among India's wealthy elite as a premier exotic locale for life's grandest moments.

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