Cancun has been distinguished as the best tourist destination of Mexico & Central America. Cancun received first prize in its category during the XVI Annual World Travel Awards 2009 held on September 21st, in the ballrooms of the Hacienda Tres Rios Resort Spa & Nature Park.
During the ceremony, the Cancun Center also received the first prize in the Convention Center category for Mexico & Central America, while other Mexican attractions in the area such as Tulum, Selvatica Puerto Morelos, Terminal Punta Langosta & Amigos de Sian Ka’an also received prizes within their designated categories. Chichen Itza received the prize for being a cultural destination leader.
At the beginning of the awards ceremony, to which more than 500 tourism industry guests and personalities from around the world attended, Quintana Roo’s Governor Felix Gonzalez assured that “our state has surpassed the challenges and setbacks and continues to strive to become the world’s leading tourism destination.”