GALA Cozumel

The two-day celebration will honor the tourism community

By: Terra Judge

With an aim to honor Cozumel’s key travel partners, the Cozumel Hotel Association will host GALA Cozumel 2007, Oct. 12-14.

To recognize the island’s top tour operators, wholesalers and airlines in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the two-day GALA celebration will include an awards ceremony, various island activities and personal hotel tours.

The Museum of the Island of Cozumel will host a special presentation and cocktail reception on Oct. 12 and an awards dinner, sponsored by American Express and the Cozumel Hotel Association, will be held on the evening of Oct. 13 at the Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort and Spa.

Guests can also take part in a special golf tournament to be hosted by the Cozumel Country Club.

“The tourism industry is key to Cozumel and we recognize the vital role that our travel partners play in helping build Cozumel as a premier travel destination,” said Gaston Cantarell, president of the Cozumel Hotel Association. “GALA is our way of showing our appreciation to our friends in the industry for their continued support of the island.”

First conceived in 1988 by the Cozumel Hotel Association, GALA was established to thank the international tourism community. The celebration has also provided the association with the opportunity to showcase Cozumel’s continual growth, highlighting the island’s wide range of accommodations, services and amenities along with the destination’s natural attractions and activities.

Cozumel offers an improved tourist infrastructure, as well as a collection of hotels and resorts. New and renewed tourist attractions include The Museum of the Island of Cozumel, Chankanaab Park, Discover Mexico Theme Park, The Cozumel Country Club, Atlantis Submarine and Hacienda Antigua Tequila Tour.