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sábado, 26 de mayo de 2018

Safety notes for International Travelers | IIT TIPS



Here are the IIT Safety Gold Rules for international travelers:
  • The most important rule of all is to use common sense, even at home you always want to remain alert of your surroundings to avoid any unpleasant situation. 
  • Having too much cash on you will never be a good idea when traveling internationally, use the safety deposit box in the hotel to keep it safe. When outside keep small amount of local currency just enough for the activity you have in mind.
  • Never keep all your money in the same place, throwaway wallet and money pouches for additional cash can be very useful.
  • Eventually you will need to use an ATM machine, and we strongly recommend using only ATMs that are found at public places such as Shopping Malls and banks within tourist areas.
  • Do not attract the problems, wearing expensive jewelry and a presumptuous attitude will only draw unwanted attention to you, this will be equal of wearing a neon sign saying “Easy Target”
  • Last but not least, if you or your company are not using a reputable agency like IIT DMC to watch over your group night activities, be proactive and designate one person from your traveling group to remain sober and keep an eye on everyone else, to help them out if they need to take a taxi back to the hotel if needed.

Cancun is Saver than EVER! We took Safety and Security on our hands, every hotel has its own security and the city itself is well protected by different police forces, our common goal is for you to have a completely relaxing and carefree #CancunTime.

By Oscar Flores, CIS

viernes, 13 de abril de 2018

A picture speak louder than a thousand words


In the wake of yesterday’s single viral note about security in Cancun, many visitors start to be concern nevertheless the number of posts in various social media channels of people enjoying #Cancun is overwhelming!

We totally understand the power of today’s technology to make a single  the bad news viral by finding echo in different news channels and of course the negative impact it causes in people’s mind, nevertheless regardless of how many views a note can acquired it does not change the reality.

Cancun’s reality is:
  • Cancun still a Premium destination worldwide and is perfectly safe.
  • The number of visitors increased from 21 million to 23 million just last year.
  • Tourism is running with normality just as the daily life’s for locals and nothing has changed.
  • We have an average 86% occupancy with over 35,000 Hotel rooms available in Cancun area along.
  • There are hundreds of post of people from all over the globe enjoying Cancun just this morning in mejor social media channels, just visit the one of your preference to see it yourself. 
There is no denial that Cancun have security issues but nothing different from any other big city in the world, we take security very seriously specially when it comes to tourism; every hotel has its own security and guarded gates, we also have Marines and a specialized Tourism Police as part of Cancun’s permanent security surveillance for tourism on top of the regular police forces, but this is not new it has always been that way and we will maintain it as it is, just because we care that much for our visitors and Security is our priority.

If you have a joyfull story of your visit to #Cancun share with us using #MakeMeViral and we will tell the the world about it!

https://www.facebook.com/IITDMC/

By Oscar Flores, CIS


miércoles, 28 de febrero de 2018

Rosa Negra, Taste of Latin-American Traditions




RosaNegra® is a new restaurant concept that opened its doors in Cancun recently, its fashionable vision adds freshness and modernity to the varied gastronomic offer of this premium tourist destination. It is a tribute to Latin-American cuisine and gastronomic traditions from countries such as Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil and of course Mexico that makes its menu a unique, authentic and daring product.



The creator of this innovative concept is Eduardo Beaven, renowned businessman with more than 20 years in the restaurant industry. In an effort to preserve the essence of each dish, this concept not only emphasizes the importance of using unique and exclusive ingredients such as the Tiger Niguerian Shrimp and the Wagyu Picaña of Kagoshima Japan, but also to bring each ingredient daily from its origin preserving its freshness and quality.

The exclusive infusions of the house make their cocktails and drinks the perfect complement of their menu that are to be enjoyed with the best music selected by the resident DJ, who invites to relax and delight in their specially designed and decorated atmosphere by the architect Jorge Borja winner of the Versailles prize of Architecture 2017 granted by UNESCO; without a doubt a unique experience to indulge your senses.


By: Oscar Flores

Photos: RosaNegra®
Febrero 2018

Rosa Negra, Sabor y Tradición Latinoamericana




RosaNegra® es un nuevo concepto de restaurante que abrió sus puertas en Cancún recientemente agregando frescura y modernidad a la ya variada oferta gastronómica de este importante destino turístico. Es un tributo a la cocina Latinoamericana y a las tradiciones gastronómicas provenientes de países como Perú, Argentina, Colombia, Brasil y por supuesto México que hacen de su menú un producto único, auténtico y atrevido.




El creador de este innovador concepto es Eduardo Beaven, reconocido empresario con más de 20 años en la industria restaurantera. Con el afán de preservar el significado y esencia de cada platillo este concepto no solo resalta la importancia usar ingredientes únicos y exclusivos como el Camarón Tigre Nigeriano y la Picaña de Wagyu de Kagoshima Japón, pero también de traer diariamente cada ingrediente desde su origen preservando su frescura y calidad.

Las infusiones exclusivas de la casa hacen de sus cócteles y bebidas el complemento perfecto de sus platillos que se disfrutan con la mejor música seleccionada por el DJ residente, que invita a relajarse y disfrutar sus rincones especialmente diseñados y decorados por el Arquitecto Jorge Borja ganador del premio Versalles de Arquitectura 2017 que otorga la UNESCO; sin duda un experiencia única para disfrutarse con todos tus sentidos.



By: Oscar Flores, CIS
Photos: RosaNegra®

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

PARQUE MAYA, COMING SOON



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 Meetingsoutlet.com

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. 

viernes, 29 de septiembre de 2017

Mexican Caribe better than ever!!




Cozumel is a magic island, too proud to let itself become just another cruise-ship destination. Despite of the tourist area and souvenir shops Cozumel is an island of quiet cool and genuine authenticity perfect to provided real immersive experiences with Caribbean energy.

Besides having the best Coral Reefs in the WORLD! The Westin Cozumel recently join the island, on stunning San Juan Beach, the resort’s upscale facilities are well prepared for a business meetings, corporate and incentive events offering marvelous venues with unparalleled natural breathtaking views.

Fully equipped, the resort offers a complete range of state-of-the-art audiovisual and telecommunications technology to meet the needs of any event.

With more options to enhance the IIT up-lifted immersive experiences for your groups and events, just be ready to be surprised!!


http://cozumel.travel  #MexicoAWorldOfItsOwn 

viernes, 22 de septiembre de 2017

MÉXICO
ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA
Immediately after the earthquake magnitude 7.1 shocked some states of Mexico, the Mexican intrinsic willingness to help was overwhelming!
Businessmen in ties, students in jeans, doctors in scrubs and other ordinary people from all walks of life have joined professional rescue teams in rushing onto and into the mangled remains of homes, schools and offices in Mexico City, rushing themselves to find survivors and give hope to the entire country.

It is proven, “The best part of Mexico is its people” just try us, wherever your purpose is for a trip, Meeting or Event we will make it happened simply because it is in our nature like the passion in our blood.
Come to Cancun and Help us to Help.
CANCÚN & RIVIERA MAYA ARE WAITING FOR YOU!