Cancun remains an attractive destination for group tourism

  • The 8th edition of the Mexico Showcase and Travel Expo concluded as a success
  • Cancun to host Meet Different 2010

 Cancun, Quintana Roo, 7 May 2009.  The Groups and Conventions segment reports the largest worldwide growth according to data from the World Tourism Organization, and represents 18% of the total occupation of this destination.  This segment remains active in Cancun, despite the recent outbreak of the influenza A virus that has spread and affected people around the world.

 The 8th edition of the Mexico Showcase and Travel Expo concluded with the participation of 80 international buyers and 40 national buyers:  ‘The event was a success’ commented its organizer, Andy Ortiz. 

As part of  the Mexico Showcase there was an educational program called “Green Meeting Strategies”, which committed itself to adopting various ‘green principles’ during the event, with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint. In turn this emphasized interest and commitment for Cancun to place itself as the first eco-friendly tourist destination in Mexico, due to the combined development of good practice by groups and conventions and incentive programs together with both venues and events organizers.

 Fernando Cervantes, Director of Groups and Conventions from the Cancun Conventions and Visitors Bureau CVB in Cancun, confirmed that the MPI (Meeting Professional International) executives will be visiting Cancun during the first few days of June and confirmed that Cancun will host Meet Different 2010, an event which will take place from the 20-23rd February, which brings together more that 2000 visitors including 900 events organizers.  This will be the first time that this event will take place outside the USA and Canada.

 Following the health emergency, 95% of group events in May and June in Cancun and Puerto Morelos have been rescheduled, like the XII Paediatric National Congress CONAPEME and the III Mesoamerican and Caribbean Paediatric Congress, and will now take place in November this year at the Cancun Center.
Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau  www.cancun.travel

Contactos:
Erika Mitzunaga,                                                       Erandeni Abundis
Gerente RRPP Latinoamérica y Europa          Gerente RRPP Norteamérica y Asia
erikam@cancun.travel                                           eabundis@cancun.travel
+52 (998) 881 27 59                                                +52 (998) 881 27 57

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