Business Tourism Generates Sales of $6.2 million USD a Year

From President Nieto’s Office

Business tourism is a form of tourism in which the reason for travel is linked to carrying out work and professional activities undertaken at business meetings and on different scales (congresses, conventions, incentive trips, fairs and exhibitions).

Through fairs held in Mexico, business tourism generates annual sales of $6.2 billion USD.

Last year, in coordination with the Mexican Association of Fairs, AMEREF, this activity generated 151,100 jobs, of which 85,000 are direct and 66,000 indirect.

The government is seeking to position Mexico as a worldwide destination of excellence for business tourism , for which it is essential to offer quality services and tourism products that will enable it to compete in national and international markets.

August 12 #MexMonday Travel Hangout

by Ron Mader’s next #MexMonday Travel Hangout takes place Monday, August 12, from 4-5pm Mexico City time and will focus on Mexico. Planeta’s Mexico hangouts are unscripted conversation mostly in English and a smattering of Spanish and indigenous languages. Prepare to be adventurous and learn new words and phrases like yakxon and baax ka walik.

Questions are welcome before and during the livestreaming hangout. We pay special attention to the tweets on Twitter that have used the #MexMonday hashtag.

Our August conversation will be eclectic, reviewing on-the-ground and under-the-radar attractions in Mexico as well as Mexico on the Web, including social web channels Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Ranker, Slideshare, Twitter and YouTube. We will discuss current and upcoming events, recommended places, travel tips and tours, language classes and favorite foods including chocolatemole and mezcal.

You can RSVP and post your favorite Mexico resources online our Google+ event page:

Trivia Questions

Which Mexican park was recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List? Tip: the answer is on their Facebook page.
In November which Mexican city hosts a congress for World Heritage Cities?
Which Mexican churches are dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary?
Which Mexican baseball teams are in contention in the 2013 playoffs?

Planeta Directories
Learning Spanish in Mexico
Traveling in Mexico

What’s new?

Indigenous Peoples Week
Oaxaca: Tianguis Pochote Xochimilco Anniversary
Markets of Oaxaca – Transitions Abroad
Working legally in Mexico – Transitions Abroad
Four Strategies for Mexico to be a World Tourism Power
Xochimilco 360
Playas Limpias

Slideshare Faves

Mexico Now
Mezcal Treasure Hunt
Indigenous Oaxaca

Wiki Wiki

mexico night
la betulia
df, aka mexico city


What’s your favorite professional club in Mexico?
What’s your favorite colonial city in Mexico?

#MexMonday Travel Hangout August 12

Fairmont Mayakoba Launches An Exclusive Teens Room by Playstation®

Teens Room by PlayStation at Fairmont Mayakoba

The luxury hotel in Riviera Maya, in partnership with Sony Mexico, opens an entertaining lounge for teenagers with the latest in videogame technology

RIVIERA MAYA – Fairmont Mayakoba – the luxury hotel of the Riviera May ain harmony with nature – is proud to announce and exclusive partnership with Sony Mexico for the launching of the new Teens Room by PlayStation®. This partnership confirms the hotel’s positioning as the favorite for multi-generational family travel.

The excusive Teens Room by PlayStation® at Fairmont Mayakoba will be the only one of its kind in all of Mexico and has been designed to elevate the vacation experience of the teenage guests, while offering an interactive multi-sensorial experience for visitors ages 10 to 17 years old. Younger travelers will continue to enjoy a world of fun at the Kids Camp, while taking pleasure in this summer’s Adventure Passport, which includes complimentary food and beverage from the Kids Menu while dining with their parents.

To fully experience the new facility, for a limited time, Mexico’s most sought after resort destination is offering the Sizzling Summer package. Starting at $199 per room, per night, based on double occupancy it includes an enticing 40% off the regular package price, plus a $100 nightly resort credit.

Entirely equipped by Sony, the new interactive entertainment room welcomed its first visitors in July. The ultimate entertainment lounge presents a comfortable setting with sleek, white furniture complemented with a sophisticated blue and violet color scheme. It features fame stations outfitted with PlayStation®3 (PS3®) consoles hooked up the 42” Sony BRAVIA LED Full HD TVs and wireless controllers. Additionally, players can get in the action in real time, due to the use of the ultimate movement technology which allows for the PlayStation® Move control and the PlayStation® Eye camera to work together to transform the player into the character on the screen.

“Fairmont Mayakoba is committed to offer its present and future guests the best experience in hospitality. The new Teens Room by PlayStation® allows us to offer teenagers a virtual reality experience through the only entertainment lounge of its kind in Mexico. This confirms the hotel’s positioning as the leader for family vacations in Riviera Maya,” mentioned Ian Robinson, Vice-president and General manager.

Teens may participate in a variety of multi-sensorial experiences, from exciting kart races, weekly dancing contests, sport sessions and the classic arcade action on single or multiplayer mode. Moreover, the Teens Room brings the outdoor fun indoors with five wireless PlayStation® Vita consoles.

Outfitted by the experts in videogame technology, Teens Room by PlayStation® offers the perfect setting for the ultimate social gaming experience. Exclusive for hotel guests only, it’s included in the Resort Fee; open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.