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Hola LatAm Welcomes Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta has an excellent selection of five-star hotels for planners to choose from. The Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive in South Vallarta is an adults-only luxury property right on the beach with 443 suites all ocean-view and 10 meeting rooms in their Convention Center that can accommodate up to 1,300 people—the largest in Puerto Vallarta.

Nearby, the newly opened in a completely renovated building, the five-star Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, tucked away on a secluded cove with 335 all-inclusive suites and over 6,500 sq. ft. (603 sq. m.) of meeting space and beautiful outdoor gardens. Their “Evolution of All-Inclusive” is a boon for planners, which includes Resort Butlers, concierge service, and a dedicated Tequila Sommelier and tequila tastings, always a hit with groups.

The award-winning five-star Barceló Puerto Vallarta is located on Mismaloya Beach in the southern area of Puerto Vallarta with a view of Banderas Bay, just 15 minutes from the city center. Its all-inclusive 316 suites include access to specialty restaurants, Lounge Premium, in-room service, Internet and more. For meetings and events, the Barceló has a large Convention Center with capacity for up to 600 people, as well as six fully equipped function rooms.

The new AAA Five-Diamond Hotel Mousai Puerto Vallarta takes luxury up a trendy notch with white glove service, 72 lavish all-inclusive suites, and a private event room that can host up to 200 people. This adults-only retreat offers an all-inclusive plan with gourmet dining options and premium spirits, and your VIP clients will enjoy personalized check-in and concierge service.

Visit Mexico City

Mexico City, or CDMX, has the reputation of having some of the best venues for international congresses and conventions. This high stature destination boasts more than 46,000 rooms, 676 hotels of different categories and 10 main convention centers that hold meetings from 10 up to 22,000 participants.

In the 2014 report from the International Congress & Conventions Association (ICCA), Mexico City improved by 14 points in the worldwide category and 7 positions among cities in the Americas. This latest position places Mexico above Bogota, Montreal and Frankfurt among others.

ps – did you know you can search the entire ConventionPlanit website in Spanish? Just click the Espanol button at the top of any page to translate!

IMEX America Wrap Up

I found a few more photos floating around on my devices that I wanted to share with you all. The third and final day of the show, I had a chance to check out some of CP’s partners amazing booths.

Associated Luxury Hotels International had a very large space at the show, and with 160+ member hotels, it was easy to see why the extra space was needed!

ALHI's Stand

ALHI’s Stand

One of CP’s newest CVB members, Team San Jose, had a great display. Stay tuned to learn more about their great destination on CP.com!

San Jose Stand

Team San Jose Stand

Visit Anchorage was busy with appointments when I stopped by, but rest assured, their booth was filled with their famous adorable stuffed moose giveaways.

Visit Anchorage

Visit Anchorage

Los Angeles had an amazing display of photography at their booth that showcased some of their great attractions that make the city so unique.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Maureen attended the IMEX America Closing Press Conference, which this year expanded to include the three representatives pictured with their partner, Ray Bloom. Obviously the 4th edition of IMEX America surpassed all records previously established.

Allow me to share some year over year statistics with you:

  • Exhibiting companies representing 240 countries  (13% increase)
  • 2900 hosted buyers (8% increase)
  • 53,000 one-to-one business appointments (6% increase)
  • 1250 group appointments attended by 10,600 hosted buyers (12% increase)

L to R: Cindy D’Aoust – COO of MPI; Chandra Allison – Vice President of Sales The Venetian|The Palazzo; Cathy Tull – Senior V.P. Marketing, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Association; Ray Bloom: Chairman of IMEX

Maureen also had a chance to explore some of the other stands, and wouldn’t you know, she decided to take a nap! The Delta Air Lines stand brought all the comforts of flight to Las Vegas with this plush bedding and seat.

A Delta flight attendant tucks Maureen in

A Delta flight attendant tucks Maureen in

Last, but certainly not least, I wanted to share a picture of the “Three Amigas” as we dubbed ourselves – the ConventionPlanit IMEX America 2014 Team!

Ashley, Maureen, Sandra

Ashley, Maureen, Sandra

Mark your calendars for October 13-15, 2015 for the fifth anniversary of IMEX America!

Mexico Planners Receive Sneak Peek of ConventionPlanit LATAM

Earlier this month, ConventionPlanit.com was again introduced to Latin American meeting professionals, but this time, in Spanish!

Expo Meetings Exhibition

ConventionPlanit LATAM representatives Eduardo Yarto & Sandra Reed

ConventionPlanit LATAM, the Spanish version of CP.com, was very well received at the Expo Meetings Mexico that was held March 5 -7, 2014 at the Centro Banamex in Mexico City. Over 16,000 sq ft of exhibitors, associations and publications were present at this annual event.

ConventionPlanit LATAM was pleased to host destinations such as Tijuana, Mexico City and Chiapas at their booth. Other destinations present at the show were Manzanillo, Yucatan and Guadalajara among others.

A group of buyers from USA, South America and Europe had a chance to take a tour of vibrant and exciting Mexico City prior to the event. MPI and PCMA each hosted a luncheon with entertaining speakers.

Stay tuned later this month for the official launch of ConventionPlanit LATAM!