weddings parties anythink...
Local entrepreneurs are being encouraged to play cupid to Indian couples to help connect the south Asian country's $14 billion wedding market to Australia's tourism industry.
Trade Minister Andrew Robb has highlighted a Melbourne-based company in a speech to the Australia-India roundtable dialogue as an example of Australian services that capitalise on matrimonial tourism.
Mr Robb said the company had recently set up a romantic setting for an Indian gentleman to propose to his girlfriend.
He said it was an example of how Australian companies could tap into India's massive wedding industry.
"Imagine that: a young man in Melbourne identifying a niche market in India, a service that he can provide, fulfilling one of the multitude of needs and aspirations in what you might see as the Indian wedding market," he said.
"Australia can offer services and experiences that might play an important role in that market, proposal services. Honeymoon services, and so on."
Mr Robb said the Government had forged a 90-year relationship between Australia and India by approving two Queensland coal projects in the Galilee Basin: GVK's Alpha Coal at Abbot Point and Adani's Carmichael Coal Mine and rail development.
He said the predicted $10 billion worth of investment could see up to 10,000 jobs created with the benefits to be felt into the 22nd century.
A 90-year relationship? ... Meanwhile, by 2032 the planet will be cooked medium rare with a tinge of burnt. by 2050, the planet will be screaming to stop for the burning of fossil fuels... Fucking idiots!...