2012 Cancun Travel Mart a success

The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) celebrated 25 years of the Cancun Travel Mart, Oct. 15-17, hosting participants from more than 20 countries who made the 2012 convention one of the most successful yet, increasing the number of business meetings by 15% compared to 2011. A total of 684 tourism professionals attended this year’s convention, including 308 buyers and 376 suppliers. A record-breaking 4,312 business meetings took place at Cancun Travel Mart, not including site inspections and press trips organized by the area’s many hotels and all-inclusive properties. Several representatives of Mexican and Mexican Caribbean tourist destinations also attended the event. The official opening ceremony was presided by Roberto Borge Angulo, governor of Quinatana Roo; Jorge Mezher, Mexico’s Subsecretary of Tourism; Carlos Gonzalez Hernandez, secretary of tourism of Quintana Roo; Julian Ricalde Magana, mayor of the Municipality of Benito Juarez; Jesus Almaguer Salazar, director general of the Cancun CVB; Gabriel Andrade, FONATUR Delagate; Armando de la Cruz Uribe Valle, president of the Mexican Hotels and Motels Association; Sergio Gonzalez Rubiera, executive president of the Quintana Roo Travel Agencies Association; and host Rodrigo de la Pena Segura, president of the Cancun Hotel Association.