I had the honor to be invited by Travel Weekly’s representatives along with Gabriela Ibarra, Deputy Director at the Mexico Tourism Board office NY, to the ninth annual Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards gala dinner that was celebrated yesterday at the Plaza Hotel in New York, and you know how much I adore black tie events.
So we saw plenty of industry friends and mingled at a coktail event and award dinner with about 400 VIP guests, of the most renowed travel parterns, to name a few, airline partners to Mexico such as Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic, hoteliers such as InterContinental Hotels Group, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts, Karisma Hotels & Resorts, Secrets Resorts & Spas, our tour operator firends like GOGO Worldwide Vacations, Pleasant Holidays, Apple Vacations and of course Travel Impressions. There was the best of the best of Cruise Lines, Rail Vacation, etc. A wealth of experienced travel enthusiasts concentrated in the beautiful Grand Ballrom of the Plaza Hotel, on a very fun night of celebration, hosted in stage by Arnie Weissmann who is editor in chief of Travel Weekly, and Mexico friend.
Winners were selected in 59 categories in the airline, car, hospitality, rail, GDS, agent education, tour, cruise, destination and theme park sectors. The awards are presented to suppliers considered by Travel Weekly readers to have excelled in product and service during the past year.
Congratulations to Riviera Maya for receiving for the 9th. consecutive year the reader’s choice award, which was received by Juan Carlos Gonzalez Hernandez, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Ministry of Tourism and Dario Flota, Director of the Riviera Maya Tourism entity. To support the proud destination Mexico winner there was Mr. Carlos Gonzalez Hernandez’s wife, Paloma Martinez & Juan Martinez Dugay, international publication representatives at Towmar Representaciones as well as dear and travel expert Charlotte Carral, Cancun US & Canada Representative.
Night was not only beautiful, dinner exquisite, but totally fun all around, it only gets better and better. Read the full article with more winners in the many TRAVEL WEEKLY’S Reader’s Choice Awards categories HERE.