Luxury Expo to Showcase Lush Life

Upscale event set for June 22-24

By: Dawna L. Robertson

Talk about a one-stop luxury shop! When it comes to the cream of the crop, North American travel agents can sample it all at the world’s first Mexico Luxury Travel Expo, June 22-24 at Aventura Spa Palace in the Riviera Maya.

A “has it all” resource, the mega show will bring together travel suppliers, world-class resorts and spas, championship golf courses, gourmet restaurants and first-rate tour operators - all in a single spot. The host property, a Palace Resorts oceanfront beauty that embodies everything offered at the Expo, is set amidst the virgin jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula.

The expo offers agents access to a culturally rich marketplace teeming with Mexico travel professionals who represent the elite in luxury travel. This specially designed forum presents a tremendous opportunity for industry specialists to network and gather information on the numerous destinations, resorts and high-end products that will be exhibited.

Other highlights will include a series of world-class seminars designed to educate travel agents on new emerging trends and ways to remain competitive in the world of Internet vacations. Attendees can learn about the latest tendencies within the travel industry at numerous seminars exploring such topics as haciendas, undiscovered Mexico, and the current and future developments in the country.

“Only at the Mexico Luxury Travel Expo can travel agents experience the breadth of expertise in luxury travel that comes from the solid base of exhibitors that will be in attendance,” says Maira Briceno, director of marketing for Palace Resorts.

“This, combined with world-class Mexican attractions that represent the best of the best when it comes to luxury travel, make this a one of a kind event that can’t be missed,” Briceno adds.

The exhibition will take place in the Harmony Center, a state-of-the-art meeting facility housed within the Aventura Spa Palace complex. This masterpiece of Mexican architecture and high-tech functionality features over 55,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space accommodating over 3,000 people.

Designed in traditional Mexican hacienda architecture, the Aventura Spa Palace is home to beautiful courtyards, gardens and white sand beach coves. Each of the resort’s 1,266 rooms features decadent amenities such as Jacuzzis for two, private balconies, plush bathrobes and sparkling wine with a welcome fruit basket. The resort also includes a spa, seven full service restaurants, 10 bars and a new Thai lounge.