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Hola from Acapulco!!

Posted on 03 May, 2010 in the For our Travel Trade Partners! Category. No comments

Center Tianguis

Known to be the largest tourism trade show in Latin America, Tianguis has always been the definitive place to meet, greet, and promote tourism.
The Belize delegation was excited to be part of the show. Attendees where Tess Avilla, administrator of the Belize Hotel Association, representing Belize and all their members.
Lorena Vaques from Hugh Parkey’s Belize Adventure lodge, Jaguar Adventures Tour and Travel and Belize Dive connection.
Michael Preston, director of the Belize Hotel Association and owner of Midas Resort located in San Ignacio
And Sandra van Noord, as well director of BHA and owner of Portofino Beach Resort in San Pedro, representing Belize, Portofino Beach Resort and San Ignacio Resort Hotel.
According to the Travel Trade who where attending the previous years, the show was a bit quieter this year, but overall the festivities seem in full swing. Attitudes are good, and no one is pretending that the road back will be easy. But as usual, the hoteliers and destinations are here, selling their hearts out to promote their country and Belize did great!

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San Ignacio Resort Hotel & Portofino Beach Resort will be attending Tianguis 2010, April 25th – 28th at the Centro Internacional in Acapulco.

We would like to invite you to the Belize booth 31-21 (Mundo Maya) conveniently located in the Chichen Itza Hall.
Learn more about BELIZE, Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret, and two properties of Luxury, Adventure and Romance working together at the show.
Belize offers historical Maya Culture – Beautiful Nature with Rainforest  immersions, Caves and Waterfalls – Stretches of White Sandy Beaches, “The” longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, perfect for Fishing, Diving and Snorkeling and  eight fascinating Cultures living harmoniously throughout Belize (former British Honduras).
Come and meet Sandra van Noord, who will be representing a Barefoot Luxury Island Resort located on Ambergris Caye and a Newly Renovated Full Service Luxurious Resort located in San Ignacio close to the western boarder of Belize.

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San Ignacio Resort Hotel Y Portofino Beach Resort Hotel Playero estará presente en Tianguis 2010
Nos gustaría invitarlo a usted a la cabina de Belice 31-21 (Mundo Maya) ubicado en el Salón Chichén Itzá.
Obtenga más información sobre Belice, lo mejor que la Madre Naturaleza mantiene en Secreto, y dos propiedades de lujo, aventura y romance trabajando juntos en  la presentacion.
Belice ofrece histórica Cultura Maya – Bella Naturaleza con inmersiones de la selva, cuevas y cascadas – Tramos de playas de arena blanca, “La” Arrecife más larga del hemisferio occidental, ideal para la pesca, buceo y snorkeling y ocho fascinantes culturas que viven en armonía a través de Belice (ex Honduras Británica)

Ven a conocer a Sandra van Noord, que estará representando a un Hotel Playero de lujo ubicado en el Cayo Ambergris y recientemente renovado el Hotel de servicio de lujo, ubicado en San Ignacio cerca de la frontera en el oeste de Belice.

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The Dutch show is one of Europe’s major travel shows, attracting around 20,000 visitors on each of the five days. Nick Davies, Chairman of BHA’s Marketing Committee, explained that BHA’s ongoing work in Europe, and particularly Holland, had raised awareness of Belize to a level where they could now afford to target people more effectively.

“We took a booth this year in the long-haul destination area of the show, close to the Nicaragua and Panama booths, creating a “Central America” section which allowed us to concentrate on quality enquiries, and generating strong sales prospects for BHA’s Global Marketing Initiative participants.”

BHA representative, Sandra van Noord, also took the opportunity to attend a TUI party in Amsterdam. She said,

“TUI is Europe’s leading travel group, operating in 180 countries worldwide and with 30 million customers. We’ve met with them several times at various travel events, and their interest in Belize is steadily growing to the point where they are now ready to visit Belize with a view to expanding their range of holidays. This is a particularly exciting development for us, with the prospect of accessing the huge potential the European market offers.”

Team Belize

In Canada, Robin McCutcheon and Steve Christensen represented the BHA in Toronto at the Toronto Ultimate Travel Show, and enticed visitors to the booth with maps, bookmarks, and the wonderful “Hot Mama’s fudge” give-aways.

Robin commented
“Belize had a great presence at the show, and we benefitted from a prime location opposite a huge tank with non-stop diving exhibitions from a dive club which is visiting Belize in March.

We find that many Canadians still associate Belize with diving, so this was a great opportunity to educate them in the diverse range of inland activities, and our banners featuring Maya sites and fishing really helped reinforce the message that Belize offers something for everyone.”

BHA’s representatives distributed over 1100 brochures at the two shows to high quality ‘prospects’, and generated 50 sales leads for GMI members. This brings the total brochures distributed to over 4000 and over 500 travel trade sales leads for participants since the start of the Global Marketing Initiative in November 2009.

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