|Cypress Ballroom of Paradisus Playa del Carmen Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico|
Travel Impressions reports it honored its top performing agencies and consortia partners at its 17th Annual Best of the Best gala event held Nov. 14 17, 2012 at the Paradisus Playa del Carmen, La Perla, in Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Best of the Best honors are bestowed on a limited number of agencies that are top performers for Travel Impressions. The four day conference included presentations by senior Travel Impressions leadership focused on social media, digital marketing and web optimization. Additionally, agents were able to participate in a private tradeshow and networking sessions with a broad group of key supplier partners.
|Steve Gorga, president & CEO of Travel Impressions (podium), introduces TI Leadership members (l-r) Susan Black, Dwight Sholes and Mauricio Lomelin as they present on digital and web marketing.|
The Best of the Best welcome dinner was hosted by the Cancún Convention & Visitors Bureau and The Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office. It included an appearance by the Governor of the State of Quintana Roo Roberto Borge Angulo.
|Wendy Wu, president & CEO of Wendy Wu Tours, educates agents on China programs available through Travel Impressions.|
Other sponsored events included a dinner reception by the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism, a gala cocktail reception hosted by the Mexico Tourism Board, a golf tournament at Playacar Golf Club and spa visits to YHI Spa. Travel Impressions said it is supporting the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureaus special events activities taking place now through Dec. 21, 2012 which explore Cancuns culture and heritage.
|(l-r): Steve Gorga (TI Leadership), Roberto Borge Angulo (Governor of the State of Quintana Roo), Elyse Elkin (TI Leadership) and Jesus Almaguer (CEO/Director General, Cancun Visitors & Convention Bureau) celebrate at the “Best of the Best” Welcome Dinner.|
Guests visiting Cancun will share in the destinations renewal and the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau invites visitors to the CVB website www.cancun.travel to stay informed of news and events.
|Steve Gorga, Bob Pieri, Barbie Groves and John Hanratty (TI Leadership) honor “Best of the Best” Globe winner Cece Drummond (center) of Virtuoso.|