lunes, 15 de enero de 2018

US Travel Advisory System Updated

The US Department of State recently announced a new system for issuing travel advisories to US Citizens, under the new system, every country in the world will be rank with a numerical level, ranging from 1 to 4.

 Level 1 - Exercise Normal Precautions: This is the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk. There is some risk in any international travel. 

Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution: Be aware of heightened risks to safety and security. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory.  Conditions in any country may change at any time. 
Level 3 - Reconsider Travel: Avoid travel due to serious risks to safety and security.
Level 4 - Do Not Travel: This is the highest advisory level due to greater likelihood of life-threatening risks. 
Information is power and as Meeting Professional we should always be aware of what is going on in the world to wisely advise our clients and plan successful international meetings and events. 
Mexico overall was ranking as level 2, even though some states received a higher rank the country’s main tourism destinations such as Cancún and Riviera Maya have no travel restrictions, Mexico’s tourism secretariat said in a statement to the TIME. 
By: Oscar Flores, CIS
Source: US Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs and Business Insider.

viernes, 12 de enero de 2018


Before any MICE publication, IIT presents a glance of this new attraction …

Parque Maya Cancún is going to be the first natural theme park in the history of the Hotel Zone. It is soon to be open, it will offer a fascinating experience to visitors totally inspired in the Mayan Culture, which includes adventure activities, Cultural experiences and the Luscious flavors of the most mystique culture alive, the Mayans.

By: Oscar Flores, CIS
Photos: Parque Maya

lunes, 18 de diciembre de 2017

Paradisus Playa Mujeres!!

Hoo Yes! That is not a mistake, the Luxurious all-inclusive waterfront Resorts Paradisus will have a property at the Playa Mujeres area. A 498 room complex is under construction at the moment and will be open on November 2018.

Be the first to get a glance of this marvelous property that is yet to come. 

By Oscar Flores 
Photos: Alvaro Sans | Arquitectura Hotelera 

domingo, 26 de noviembre de 2017

La Industria de Reuniones y el 2018

El mercado de reuniones evoluciona cada día, las aplicaciones y servicios en línea son ahora algo común y muy útil para algunos Meeting Planners, otros nos estamos adaptando a ellos y algunos más están ampliando su visión y presentando nuevas opciones como es el caso de Expedia quien presentó su nueva plataforma web para reuniones

Esta herramienta fue diseñada para facilitar a los Meeting Planners la contratación de Hoteles, DMC, Boletos de Avión y algunos otros proveedores, aquí los organizadores pueden acceder a un inventario de servicios con disponibilidad a corto plazo, una bondad adicional de esta herramienta es que presenta a los Hoteles, Recintos u otros proveedores la oportunidad perfecta para presentar tarifas de oportunidad o promociones especiales en fechas de necesidad convirtiéndose en una situación de ganar-ganar para los organizadores y para los proveedores de servicios.

Casi puedo ver el sufrimiento de los DMCs ante esta nueva forma de competencia sin embargo y para tranquilidad de muchos debemos considerar que México según STR Global (Empresa que proporciona datos a nivel mundial de hoteles) en México y la región del caribe ha aumentado casi un 40% año con año posicionándolo como uno de los países líderes en crecimiento en este rubro por lo que seguirá habiendo negocio para todos. 

By Oscar Flores | IIT Marketing Manager 

viernes, 27 de octubre de 2017

Cancun's Airport Open a New Terminal (T4)

Cancun’s Airport has been expanding as it has become the busiest point of entry by air to the country. In 2005, ASUR invested US$150 million for the construction of Terminal 3, inaugurated in 2007, and a new runway and a new control tower opened in October 2009. The new 2,800 meters long, 45 meters wide runway was built to the north of the current one; the new control tower is the tallest in Latin America standing at 98 meters tall.

Now after 264 million pesos investment terminal 4 will be open on October 28, 2017 to easy the arrival of the 21.6 million visitors Cancun receives every year.

International Incentive Travel was there on the Open House being one of the first ones to get acquainted with the facilities to keep leading the MICE industry with knowledgeable services. 

miércoles, 25 de octubre de 2017

Rock of Ages Show in Cancún

Produced by the renowned Gerardo Quiroz, one of the most prolific and well-known Mexican producers, “Rock of Ages” is the story of a small-town girl and a city boy as they meet on Sunset Strip while pursuing their dreams of fame and stardom. Their rock n’ roll love story is complemented with hits by artists such as Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.

This Broadway hit will be available in Cancun temporary up to January 15, 2018. 

“Rock of Ages” will be performed at Limelight Theatre within Dreams Playa Mujeres, with a capacity for up to 350 guests comfortably seated. The Limelight Theatre Bar serves a variety of drinks and a comfortable lounge space conveniently situated near the vicinity. Showtimes include Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., as well as Sundays and Mondays at 7:00 p.m. only.

Ask you IIT representative for more information or special quote for your group. 

martes, 10 de octubre de 2017

Beyond All-Inclusive, ALTITUDE "The Complete Experience"

Krystal Grand Punta Cancún, is offering a new vision to immerse the group participants to a complete experience of Exclusivity and Luxury, ALTITUD Tower.

Besides the access to one of the most idyllic white powder-beaches in Cancún, the NEW tower features:
  • 24 hrs concierge
  • Exclusive check-in lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas
  • Afternoon Cocktail with international drinks and gourmet canapes
  • Author’s Mixology experiences
  • Chef’s table included
  • Wine & Tequila tasting included
  • And more…

This opening offers an up-scale canvas to design extraordinary events for Corporate and Incentive programs for more information and assistance to create unique experiences for your next event contact IIT DMC.