MEXICO MAKES MAGICAL DESTINATION WEDDINGS’ MEMORIES FOR ANY COUPLE & OFFERS SPECIALISTS A NUMBER OF VIP ROMANCE FAMILIARIZATION TRIPS IN 2012

23 Mar

NEW YORK, March 22nd. 2012 – Destination Weddings Meet the Sensitive Needs of Today’s Couples, and for that reason Mexico invites travel agents and wedding planners to their 2012 familiarization trips so they can experience first hand.

While most couples on their honeymooners head south for Mexico’s perfect beaches and pristine waters, that’s not all there is to see and do. With decades of experience in wedding and honeymoon planning, Mexico wants to woo the world as its new capital of romance! Exotic cities, luxurious spas, rich traditions, vibrant history, friendly locals and a multitude of bonding experiences, make the allure of Mexico hard to resist when it comes to L-O-V-E. And some of the world’s most popular celebrities are taking notice. Mexico has already had success in attracting several high-profile stars to its gorgeous locales for romantic honeymoon getaways. In fact, US Magazine declared Cabo San Lucas and Punta Mita as two of its “A-List Honeymoon Destinations,” for hosting couples such as actress Hilary Duff and hockey player beau Mike Comrie, as well as reality starlet Khloe Kardashian and L.A. Laker hubby Lamar Odom. It’s no surprise that Mexico was the only destination mentioned twice on the list, because when it comes to honeymoons, romance and weddings, Mexico’s got skills.

The country’s exotic locales, accessibility, romantic atmosphere and favorable climate are only a few of the reasons why more and more couple’s are finding themselves marrying south of the border. Having decades of experience in the destination wedding industry, the country offers knowledgeable wedding specialists to partner up with, creative event production and out-of-this-world culinary offerings. Not to forget, that with a number of cultural, adventure and social activities, a wedding in Mexico is the perfect excuse for a guilt-free mini-vacation! What truly sets Mexico apart as a prime wedding location is the great attention to detail placed on weddings. This is primarily due to the importance of marriage in Mexican culture, which ensures that every wedding in Mexico is only of the highest quality.

On top of that, destination weddings are “a profitable match for agents” says Travel Market Report, and Mexico is the number one locale for creating unforgettable destination weddings memories for anyone’s clients. For that reason, the Mexico Tourism Board, along with a number of local VCB’s and their Secretaries of Tourism in Mexico, have come together to invite qualified TRAVEL AGENTS & DESTINATION WEDDING SPECIALISTS from USA or Canada to participate on any or all of their “2012 VIP ROMANCE FAMILIARIZATION TRIPS” scheduled on several dates ranging from April 30th., to November 7th., 2012, and covering 9 cities and beaches of Mexico that have romance product of excellence.

As a semi-hosted buyer program, the destinations aim to bring top wedding planners or related travel specialists to their magical destinations in an effort to showcase their locales as the perfect location for honeymoons, weddings & special events. The primary goal this trip is to increase their visibility and its premiere facilities and services, as well as strengthen the relationships with travel industry partners for an amazing opportunity to learn about the beauty, folklore, traditions and modernity of colonial jewels of Mexico, unparalleled in beauty & value, as you know, there’s nothing better like living the experiences firsthand.

2012 ROMANCE & WEDDINGS RELATED FAM TRIPS PARTICIPANT DESTINATIONS’:

LOS CABOS DESTINATION WEDDINGS’ SUMMIT

(4 days/3 nights) 30 April – May 3rd. 2012 . Open to 20-30 guests.

Cities of origin: Dallas, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, San Diego and Seattle (AIRPORT: SJD / Los Cabos International Airport).

CONTACT:  Paloma Palacios / info@visitloscabos.org

Los Cabos, located at the tip of the 1,000-mile long Baja Peninsula, is home to award-winning hotels and resorts, championship golf courses, rejuvenating spas, world-class sport fishing and much more. With a unique landscape of dramatic desert and white sand beaches, Los Cabos is an exotic escape within easy reach. Couples looking for the perfect place to get married and/or have their honeymoons need not look farther than the intimate and breath-taking location of Los Cabos. Warm breezes, star-filled nights, and endless beauty are the perfect combination for a romantic and luxurious wedding or honeymoon for lovebirds seeking a memorable experience. It’s Time2SayIDo!  www.Time2Cabo.com

*NOTES: Special flight rates might be offered for this destination with AA or The Los Cabos Hotel Association, might be able to reimburse qualified attends up to 250 USD per person, as travel aid.

PUERTO VALLARTA

(4 days/3 nights) May 22-25th., 2012 / Open to 20 guests

Cities of origin: Anywhere US & Canada (AIRPORT: PVR / Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport).

CONTACT: Ana Regla / ana@visitpuertovallarta.com

Puerto Vallarta is a place full of fantastic food, culture, natural beauty and romance. The cobblestone streets, charming colonial architecture and lush landscape make Puerto Vallarta a unique location for your destination wedding, vow renewal or romantic getaway.

Puerto Vallarta is a popular choice among couples planning destination weddings because of its picturesque views, beautiful flora, clear-blue waters and magnificent mountains. Have your ceremony at sunset on one of Puerto Vallarta´s pristine beaches or exchange vows with a view of the mountains

*NOTES: Special flight rates might be offered for this destination.

CANCUN & COZUMEL (5 days/4 nights) June 18-22nd., 2012 / Open to 20 guests

18-20 CANCUN / 20-22 COZUMEL.

Cities of origin: Anywhere US & Canada (AIRPORT:  CUN / Cancun International Airport)

CONTACT: Rocío González Jonguitud / rgonzalez@cancun.travel

Cancun is the perfect setting for love, pleasure, passion and experiencing unforgettable moments. It is a magical place where you can be in harmony with nature while enjoying all the comforts of a large city set in the lush jungle. Cozumel, a dreamy caribbean island setting, fun day trip excur­sions, good restaurants and duty free shopping. For Cancun product guide, click HERE.

CHIAPAS (5 days/4 nights)  July, 4-8th., 2012 / Open to 20 guests

Cities of origin:  Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Dallas (AIRPORT: TGZ Angel Albino Corzo International Airport )

CONTACT: Patricia Castellanos / pcastellanos@destinochiapas.com

Chiapas is a great place to discover just how much more Mexico has besides beaches and all-inclusive resorts. Chiapas has beautiful colonial cities, vibrant indigenous culture, fascinating archaeological sites, and incredible natural beauty, from rain forests to waterfalls.  San Cristóbal the former state’s capital, where you’re being hosted, has gorgeous architecture, fascinating museums, and exquisite restaurants and bars.

QUERETARO (4 days/3 nights)  august, 21-24th., 2012 / Open to 20 guests

Cities of origin: Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles. (AIRPORT: QRO Querétaro International Airport)

CONTACT: Graciela Gorraez / ggorraez@queretaro.gob.mx

Querétaro is a cultural and historic state recognized, more than once, as World Heritage. It is a natural paradise for finding adventures and discovering ancient traditions. It is an artistic, fun, safe, and romantic place. We invite you to meet the splendor of México.

RIVIERA NAYARIT (5 days/4 nights) September 18-22, 2012 / Open to 10 guests

Cities of origin: Anywhere US & Canada (AIRPORT: PVR / Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport).

CONTACT:  Richard Zarkin / rzarkin@rivieranayarit.com

Riviera Nayarit is an exciting and wondrous adventure; here you’ll have the best experience upon your arrival. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Western Sierra Madre Mountains, a stunning treasure awaits you — Riviera Nayarit, a tropical wonder whose coastline stretches for almost 200 miles, and whose southern border unfolds just 10 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport.

This destination provides a backdrop of intense skies, emerald mountains, abundant vegetation and endless beautiful golden beaches for an unforgettable celebration experience. In every beach, in every little town, the lush vegetation, the extraordinary animal species and the beauty of nature will leave you totally awed. Nayarit’s coastline winds north through the municipalities of Banderas Bay, Compostela, San Blas, Santiago and Tecuala

MERIDA (5 days/4 nights)  October 7-11, 2012 / Open to 20 guests

Cities of origin: Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles. (AIRPORT: MID)

CONTACT: Rosa Elena Vermont / rosa.vermont@yucatan.gob.mx

Merida, in Yucatan state is a perfect fusion of past and present, It is a constant dance of colors, aromas, sounds, flavors, textures… It is a never ending mosaic of prodigies to be discovered. Due to their status as a multi-cultural state and vibrant cosmopolitan city, Yucatan and Merida have become some of the trendiest places in Mexico. Luxury, exclusiveness and comfort, show themselves in their luxurious properties of finest style and care as if born for hospitality.

Their motto is to smile and make their visitors smile. The hospitality, the warmth of their locals and their singularity, sets them apart, and pride them into sharing it with their visitors, who easily become friends.  To know Yucatan is a unique experience, always different. Yucatan it’s said to be a “Land of Universal Wonders”

IXTAPA (4 days/3 nights)  November, 4-7th., 2012 / Open to 10 guests

Cities of origin: Los Angeles Calgary, Houston, Phoenix, Vancouver, Chicago, Toronto, Denver & Minneapolis. (AIRPORT: ZIH Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport ).

CONTACT: Guillermina Camarena / guille.camarena@visitiz.com

Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, is a dual offering of deluxe resorts and vil­lage charm; romantic tropical bay setting, good water sports and golf, very relaxed pace.

During the VIP ROMANCE FAMILIARIZATION TRIP, participants will enjoy a number of activities, site inspections, as well as some social events at properties, to be presented on an ITINERARY from each destination, with a fantastic program they have come up with for your enjoyment and convenience. This will be sent to you on expression of interest with them.

Complimentary registration for this VIP ROMANCE FAMILIARIZATION TRIP includes:  

  • 3-4 nights’ accommodations in a top hotels & resorts. Individual rooming.
  • All meals on program at destinations
  • Airport transfers to/from the destinations and hotels as well as TO/FROM tours, activities.
  • Planned social & recreational activities on program.
  • Attendee certificate from local VBC office as a destination expert.

***The local destinations have arranged with hoteliers & local vendors on additional incentives, which will be confirmed during the main destination presentation, for those attendees that close a wedding group within the next 45 days of the familiarization trip***

Interested planners and romance travel consultants willing to attend may direct their inquiries or RSVP’S directly the representatives for the participant destinations.  We suggest as early as possible, and no later than 1.5 months before each of the familiarization trips’ dates, since it’s a wonderful educational opportunity to be treated into Mexico’s premier destinations, spaces are limited.  Confirmations will be then confirmed directly with you, by each of the destinations based on those guests that fit the agent/wedding planner criteria, on first come first serve basis.

Aeromexico and American Airlines premier Mexico partner with a large number of daily direct connections from USA to Mexico tourist destinations will be offering discounted rates for agents attendant these Mexico familiarization trips.

Please allow MEXICO the opportunity to HAVE YOU AS GUEST OF HONOUR on our Fam Trips designed for you to experience all that these magical Mexican locations have to offer as wedding destinations for your clients’ memories for life.

Look forward ot seeing you soon in Mexico.

 

Carmen Laborin

 

 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  Mark Twain

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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 functions as an executive agency of Mexico’s Tourism Secretariat, with autonomous management and the broad participation of the private sector. The MTB has offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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