Mexico Looks Forward; Targets Association Meetings

Eduardo Chaillo of the Mexico Tourism Board reminds meeting planners that Mexico means business—as well as pleasure.

For the Mexican meetings industry, the past 12 months have been brutal. Acknowledging a "perfect storm" of economic woes, public reaction to headlines about the H1N1 flu and drug-related violence, plus corporate skittishness about selecting resort-oriented destinations for business meetings, Eduardo Chaillo, CMP, CMM, strategic business unit director, Mexico Tourism Board, is looking ahead with a measure of optimism.

"We are recovering," he says. "Our occupancy is at normal levels for

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