Cancun, Mexico (September 26, 2011) – The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce that is has been awarded the Meetings & Conventions’ Gold Service Award. This prestigious award honors Convention & Visitors Bureaus that have excelled in professionalism and dedication in their service to meeting professionals.


This year the readers of M&C awarded 91 domestic and 16 international CVBs and tourism boards with the Gold Service award distinction, awarding Cancun’s CVB as one of the best international tourism boards. Relying on their extensive industry experience in both corporate and association markets, M&C’s readers made selections based on key criteria. Criteria included: professionalism of staff; support on hotels and site inspections; assistance with ground transportation planning; guidance on local attractions; and liaison with local venders and services.


“To continually provide quality service to clients sets these superior bureaus apart. All our Gold Service winning CVBs know that the value of creating a lasting impression can never be understated”, said Kirk Lewis, Meetings & Conventions’ Publisher. “The 2011 Gold Service winners continually excel in many valuable areas of service, impressing not only their clients but also the demanding readers of M&C”. Lewis adds, “Our entire staff joins M&C’s readers in honoring these outstanding CVBs and tourist boards to continue to focus on effective working partnerships with meeting professionals”.


Winners will be featured in Meeting & Conventions’ Gold Awards Issue published this November.


Cancun is eager to invite all visitors to take a break from the cold-winter months this winter and enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the Mexican Caribbean along with top attractions, such as the world’s largest Under Water Museum, delicious culinary experiences, and unparalleled nightlife – or to simply bask in the summer sun and take in some much needed R&R.


About Meetings & Conventions In Cancun


The Cancun International Airport is the #1 airport serving international arrivals in Mexico, with two international terminals and direct flights through all major airlines.


Cancun offers over 700,000 sq ft of meeting space and more than 200,000 sq ft of exhibition space between the Cancun Center and 25 properties with the infrastructure to host any kind of meeting. More specifically, The Cancun Convention Center offers


75,000 sq ft of meeting space and 77,000 sq ft of exhibition space, and there are more than 3,500 hotel rooms available within walking distance; while the Cancun Messe offers 271,412 sq. ft. of indoor exhibition space plus and an additional outdoors area of 107,639 sq. ft. in its first stage; and The all-inclusive Moon Palace Resort offers over 150,000 sq ft of meeting space.


To unwind after business is complete, Cancun offers some of the world’s best activities. With thirteen Signature golf courses, more than fifty World Class Spas, five shopping malls in the hotel zone, world-famous Archeological sites, over 200 restaurants in the hotel zone, more than thirty eco-tourism and adventure activities, and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Cancun offers something for everyone.


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About Cancun

Cancun is located in the northern part of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It is Mexico’s number one tourist destination and is known all over the world for its spectacular beaches, unique beauty and breathtaking turquoise waters.


Cancun’s shoreline recently underwent a $71 Million Dollar makeover, that featured 1.3 billion gallons of sand to renovating the Hotel Zone’s seashore.  The most popular tourism destination in Mexico and Latin America has also added to its sun, beach, and nightlife, by creating a unique five-day route that will offer visitors a chance to experience adventure and interaction with nature. Cancun and the Treasures of the Caribbean invite travelers to discover the vast natural, cultural and gastronomical cultures of Puerto Morelos, and the four islands of the Mexican Caribbean: Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Contoy and Cozumel. Cancun is a multifaceted destination that combines nature, historical Mayan Culture, glamour, luxury and world class tourism with the seduction for adventure, the passion for paradisiacal nature and the enchantment of gastronomical magic.

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