HelmsBriscoe, the highest volume purchaser in the meetings and event industry, recognized Cancun as one of their Top 10 Groups Destinations outside the U.S. and the only one in Mexico and Latin America included in their list.
Cancun is home to hundreds of world-class hotels that make up more than 34,000 hotel rooms in the Cancun and Puerto Morelos area alone, perfect for hosting a large number of guests for exhibi-tions, meetings or conventions. Many of these properties offer exten-sive meeting and convention space that complement the Cancun Convention Center¹s 75,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and 77,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space. The Lakam Center also offers 275,000 sq. ft. of floor space that can accommodate more than 15,000 people.
In 2011 HelmsBriscoe booked 74 programs in Mexico, which repre-sented 16,246 room nights and $4.46 million USD in revenue. In 2011 programs in Cancun represented over 9,000 room nights and $2.7 million USD.