While Quito already attracts international visitors as the first city to be named a World Heritage Cultural Site by UNESCO in 1978, this new convention center will help put Quito more on the meetings map.
Forty years ago, today’s concept of sustainable development did not yet exist, but this didn’t stop the Puntacana Resort & Club from building a reserve that is considered a model for sustainability by today’s standards.
Settling into the local life has become a sought-after luxury for attendees, and Norma Bock, meeting industry director for the Quito Tourism Board, says this culturally rich destination in the Andes is happy to deliver.
A new focus on culture and tradition ensures there is no shortage of authentic cultural experiences to be had with Barcelo Hotels & Resorts.
“In our case, Zika did not fall under force majeure. We ended up staying with our original resort and moving the meeting to September, which is the end of winter there."
The park’s wild landscape melds well with the unique artistic styles of the sculptures that range from abstract to realist.
Pura vida (pure life) has grown to include sustainable gastronomy programs in Costa Rica.
The Hard Rock brand’s foray into the country will include a 294-room modern retreat on the Papagayo Peninsula.
Costa Rica’s diverse inventory of brand and boutique hotels, along with its rich natural attributes, are thrusting the country forward as a value destination for groups.
On the equator, attendees can test their balancing skills by trying to place an egg upright on a nailhead.
What will be the first luxury sleeper train in Peru will take attendees on four- to seven-night journeys across the Peruvian Andes, visiting everything from remote villages to famous destinations such as Lake Titicaca and Cusco.
See why Costa Rica is steadily improving it's position in the meetings and incentives industry.
Attendees can experience the Argentinean cowboy way of life through Alchemy's Be a Gaucho program.
The property is so exclusive that attendees can only get there by boat, seaplane or helicopter.
Bogota, Colombia, is rising fast as a Latin American meetings destination.
The Metropolitan Convention Center is currently under construction and will help Quito attract international meetings and conventions to the region.
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“I can’t say that it’s the emerging market, as that’s always changing, but Latin America has always been a huge focus for us.”
Three capsule suites comprise the skylodge—each of which is a transparent hanging bedroom at the top of a 1,200-foot mountain with a 300-degree view of the Sacred Valley.
“We are confident Starwood is the right partner to help write the next chapter of relations between Cuba and American business, and we moved quickly and enthusiastically to pursue opportunities following recent government actions.”
Several nights a week, attendees can watch a limbo or fire dancer show and participate in Junkanoo activities at the newly renovated property.
"Beyond sightseeing around Cusco and visiting Machu Picchu, we take the experience to the next level, offering activities such as harvesting tours through local farms, picnics in the Sacred Valley, culinary seminars on property where attendees learn about native ingredients and how to cook local dishes directly from our chef."
“More than a trend, health and well-being is being embraced as a lifestyle, and more and more, we are coming across groups seeking to incorporate wellness into their experience.”
Prevue recently visited the Westin Playa Bonita in Panama City, and discovered a little-seen side of this thriving Latin American destination by participating in several 'unexpected' group tours.
Catering menus are inspired by ingredients from the indigenous region of Peru in the south part of the country.