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Cancun Travel Mart, Mexico Summit 2011

The Corporate Tourism Event "Cancun Travel Mart, Mexico Summit 2011”
Finishes Successfully

Already in its 24th edition, the annual Cancun Travel Mart Summit took place at the Cancun Convention Center from October 12th – 14th. The Cancun Travel Mart, sponsored by the Cancun Hotel Association, brought together Tour Operators and members of the hotel and tourism industry along with local and international media to meet, interact, and discuss the newest events in the world of travel and tourism. The event included tourism destinations from all of Mexico, especially the Mexican Caribbean region.

This year's event welcomed participants from over 20 countries and was heralded as another success for this important travel industry event. According to Rodrigo de la Peña, president of the Cancun Hotel Association, "Cancun Travel Mart is a very important event, not only for the Mexican Caribbean but also for our country as a whole. Once again, Travel Mart exceeded our expectations; we are very pleased with the turnout and hope it helps participants in their future business.”
The report of the results at the event's end is as follows:

Purchasing appointments, site Delegates 285

Service Provider Delegates 365

Total Delegates 650

Business Meetings Held 3,700 approx*

*Not included business inspections and fam trips at the hotels.

Cancun Travel Mart counted with the participation of the main tour operators and wholesale tourism agencies from Argentina, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, England, Francia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, and the United States of America; and the service providers from all destinations of Quintana Roo, Oaxaca, Mexico City.

The official opening ceremony was chaired by (Pictured Left to Right) Eugene Rybicky, from the Mexican Association of Travel Agencies in Quintana Roo; Eduardo Muñiz, Fonatur director; Juan Carlos Gonzalez, secretary of Tourism; Rodrigo de la Peña, president of the Cancun Hotel Association; Roberto Borge, governor of the State if Quintana Roo; Eligio Serna, director of Partner Relations for the Mexico Tourism Board; Jesus Almaguer, CEO of Cancun Tourism Board; Paul Michel Carrillo, deputy president of the Tourism Commission.

About Meetings & Conventions In Cancun
The Cancun International Airport is the #1 airport serving international arrivals in Mexico, with two international terminals and direct flights through all major airlines. Cancun offers over 700,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and more than 200,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space between the Cancun Center and 25 properties with the infrastructure to host any kind of meeting. More specifically, The Cancun Convention Center offers 75,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and 77,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, and there are more than 3,500 hotel rooms available within walking distance; while the Cancun Messe offers 271,412 sq. ft. of indoor exhibition space plus and an additional outdoors area of 107,639 sq. ft. in its first stage; and The all-inclusive Moon Palace Resort offers over 150,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

To unwind after business is complete, Cancun offers some of the world's best activities. With 13 Signature golf courses, more than 50 World Class Spas, five shopping malls in the hotel zone, world-famous Archeological sites, over 200 restaurants in the hotel zone, more than 30 eco-tourism and adventure activities, and some of the world's most beautiful beaches, Cancun offers something for everyone. For more information, visit the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau website at:

About Cancun

Cancun is located in the northern part of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It is Mexico's number one tourist destination and is known all over the world for its spectacular beaches, unique beauty and breathtaking turquoise waters.

Cancun's shoreline recently underwent a $71 Million Dollar makeover, that featured 1.3 billion gallons of sand to renovating the Hotel Zone's seashore. The most popular tourism destination in Mexico and Latin America has also added to its sun, beach, and nightlife, by creating a unique five-day route that will offer visitors a chance to experience adventure and interaction with nature. Cancun and the Treasures of the Caribbean invite travelers to discover the vast natural, cultural and gastronomical cultures of Puerto Morelos, and the four islands of the Mexican Caribbean: Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Contoy and Cozumel. Cancun is a multifaceted destination that combines nature, historical Mayan Culture, glamour, luxury and world class tourism with the seduction for adventure, the passion for paradisiacal nature and the enchantment of gastronomical magic.

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