Questex Travel Group, organizer of the Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange and publisher of International Meetings Review, will be the first event partner of the newly formed Quintana Roo Tourism Board. The ninth annual CMITE will take place August 6-9 at the UNICO 20°87° in Riviera Maya in Quintana Roo, Mexico.
The unification of the state’s destinations including Riviera Maya, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Holbox and Tulum, was announced by director general Darío Flota Ocampo on June 11. While each destination will still maintain its unique identity, the unified tourism board will also showcase the strengths of the state as a whole and plans to launch a marketing, advertising and public relations campaign in the United States to promote both business and leisure travel.
“Quintana Roo is branded as the Mexican Caribbean and offers an enormous opportunity for future MICE business,” says Flota Ocampo. “There’s no better way to showcase our region’s natural beauty, history, and ecotourism experiences to the largest selection of U.S. and Canadian MICE buyers than by partnering with Questex.”
The event, held in partnership with the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, will feature private one-to-one appointments, local entertainment, authentic cuisine, and culturally immersive activities and receptions.
Suppliers at the event will represent cruise lines, tour operators, destination management companies and sought-after incentive destinations, hotels, resorts and spas, all of which are either based in the Caribbean, or offer itineraries there.
CMITE provides suppliers the opportunity to meet one-on-one with fully vetted, high-performing, U.S. and Canada-based meeting and incentive travel buyers with preset meetings in the privacy of a deluxe hotel room.
Questex’s Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges events have proven to be successful by offering one-to-one meetings, top-of-the-line training and networking opportunities for meeting and event-planning professionals as well as incentive buyers. For more info on CMITE, visit www.Caribbean.incentivetravelexchange.com.
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