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Mexico Heats Up the Competition for Business Tourism

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Business tourism is active in Mexico, especially in the capital of Jalisco, Guadalajara, where the industry grew by 8% in 2011. The city has positioned itself as one of the strongest locations in Mexico, considering that 20 years ago Jalisco saw only 43 meetings annually, while today there are almost 800,000 meetings held a year.

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Business Tourism Generates 300,700 million Pesos

The capital of Jalisco is positioned as a mature market for business tourism. Such activity generates an economic impact of three thousand 700 million pesos a year and growing steadily at 8% each year, a study of the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The agency’s director, Luis Felipe Nuño, indicates that the dynamics of conventions in the city is growing at remarkable pace, considering that twenty years ago had 43 meetings annually, while today there are almost 800 thousand meetings a year.

Nuno explained that this phenomenon has economic significance because it affects various providers of services, from transportation, restaurants, hotels and agencies for various services, such as those incurred in the assembly of fairs and exhibitions.

The director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau said that in Guadalajara already has between business meetings Tourism tapatias to 147 certified professionals in expertise in this activity, showing a major breakthrough in have skilled human capital. In this regard, the president of Mexico Chapter of Meetings Professional International (MPI, for its acronym in English), George Watson, said that Guadalajara and behaves like a mature market segment of tourism and convention a center of reference in Mexico, along with other places, as the nation’s capital, Monterrey, Cancun and Merida.

He mentioned that the tourism infrastructure has given the city’s competitiveness to host conferences and conventions of various professions, from business executives, medical branch and specialty sports. He cited as examples of such infrastructure facilities of the hotel, Guadalajara Expo space and new sports and entertainment properties in Guadalajara city in recent years, giving it wide competitiveness for business tourism. He said that these days have a number of activities that support the right time through the city to host tourism conventions and incentive trips, which promises better conditions for further work in this genre in the short term.

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A segment agile May 31 to June 2, Guadalajara will host training sessions of 230 planners. From 3 to 6 June, will host the session Meeting Place Mexico, which implies the presence of buyers and sellers of tourism products and services focused on the congress and convention segment.

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