Puerto Vallarta Promotes Business Tourism at IMEX

Hotels, DMC Association and Convention Center Promote Meetings Offerings in the Destination

Puerto Vallarta exhibited at this year’s IMEX America with a delegation headed by Miguel Andres Hernandez, Executive Director of the Puerto Vallarta CVB, as well as representatives from Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort, Melia, Sheraton Buganvilias, Fiesta Americana, Velas Vallarta, Westin Puerto Vallarta in addition to Puerto Vallarta’s DMC Association and the Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center.

As an MPI Preferred Partner, Puerto Vallarta worked with the leading meetings association on a survey of the destination and its meetings offerings with hosted buyers during Smart Monday and hosted a breakfast for almost 100 hosted buyers on Thursday morning.

IMEX America sets the pace for doing business on an international scale. Increasing in size and scope annually, this event features the largest Hosted Buyer Program in North America and attracts thousands of buyers and exhibitors from the U.S. and around the world.

Puerto Vallarta has become one of Mexico’s leading meetings destinations because of its proximity to key markets in Mexico, the US and Canada. Led by its convention center, the destination has over 20 state-of-the-art meetings spaces in addition to alternative indoor and outdoor venues in the Sierra Madre jungles or by the Bay of Banderas that can handle meetings with up to 1,500 participants, conferences and incentive programs.

A unique meeting destination in Mexico, this world-class international leisure destination, is located on the skirts of the Sierra Madre mountain range and the second largest bay in the Americas, the Bay of Banderas. With almost a 100 years of existence, the city is enriched by Mexican heritage, colonial architecture, internationally recognized DMCs.

International meetings held in Puerto Vallarta can benefit from Mexico’s Zero VAT tax credit on certain meeting expenses and attendees may receive a tax refund on their shopping costs with MoneyBack services.

The Puerto Vallarta delegation held almost 100 one-on-one meetings with planners from the US, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Spain, Guatemala, Mexico, and Nigeria in the Mexico Tourism Board’s Booth in the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

In addition, as part of the Vallarta-Nayarit initiative, the region met with over 20 meetings planners and association representatives.

Additional information on Puerto Vallarta is available at www.visitpuertovallarta.com

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