Mexico Rated 14th Best Destination for Conventions, by

Mexico is ranked in 14th place worldwide as a prime location for congresses and conventions, according to an index of international partnership that rates these locations.

Rodolfo Lopez Negrete, Deputy Director-General of the Council of Tourism Promotion in Mexico (CPTM), reported that the authorities will continue to promote the development of congresses and conventions with the aim of increasing the number of foreign visitors. Meeting and convention tourism is an industry with “high potential to generate an important economic apportionment,” he said.

The average expenditure by international convention tourists in Mexico for July 2010 was $427 USD, an increase of 11.9% when compared to the same period of 2009.

The CPTM seeks to make Mexico a leading meeting tourism destination. Mexico maintains a strategic alliance with the International Association of Congress and Convention, making it easy to obtain information necessary to organize strategies with Mexico destinations, venues and associations in creating professional conferences and working together to attract these activities to Mexico.