Cancun , Q. Roo May 7 th , 2008 - The 7th Annual Mexico Showcase & Travel Expo 2008 concluded with great success. The Travel Expo is the most important event for the Incentives, Meetings and Conventions industry, carried out year after year, in Cancun .
Over 180 meeting planners from the United States , Canada , Mexico and Central America made site inspection visits to different hotels and participated in a series of specialized seminars about the meetings and conventions industry. They also enjoyed a fantastic gastronomical demonstration displayed by important restaurants from Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
During the inauguration of the event, Artemio Santos Santos , Chief Operating Officer for Mexico Tourism Board thanked all industry members for participating in this year's event. “We are delighted to welcome you to the Annual Mexico Showcase & Travel Expo. Through this great platform, you'll be able to see why so more and more organizations are heading to Mexico for their next corporate event. We take pride in saying that groups continue to choose Mexico for their corporate and incentive travel. I invite you to see why, Mexico is the best destination for your all your event and incentive needs.”
During this event, approximately 100 exhibitors such as Cancun and the Riviera Maya had the opportunity to showcase their tourist offerings which included hotels, restaurants, theme parks, air lines, audio-visual companies, golf courses, and night clubs. The Conventions and Visitor Offices from States like Tabasco , Michoacán and Veracruz also attended the expo. Finally, Guatemala and a large delegation from El Salvador also took park in the Expo.
About the Mexico Showcase & Travel Expo
Mexico Showcase & Travel Expo is the most important event for the Incentives, Meetings and Conventions industry. Its main objective is to promote Mexico as a premium destination to international buyers. Mexico Showcase & Travel Expo is organized in conjunction by the Mexico Tourism Board, the Cancun Visitors and Conventions Bureau, the Riviera Mayan Trust of Tourist Promotion and Global Incentive Management.
About the Mexico Tourism Board
The Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) brings together the resources of federal and state governments, municipalities and private companies to promote Mexico 's tourism attractions and destinations internationally. Created in 1999, the MTB is Mexico 's tourism promotion agency, and its participants include members of both the private and public sectors. The MTB has offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.