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MGMX: 7 REASONS TO MEET IN MÉXICO IN 2020: the meetings guide to México

Mexico offers 7 major advantages for meeting planners looking for the right fit for their group and their budget.

Mexico is next door to the United States, sharing the border with California, Arizona, and Texas, which makes for easy ground transportation from certain cities. There are also hundreds of direct flights connecting the United States, Latin America and Europe with Mexico’s extensive network of international airports every day.

Mexico offers an unbeatable cost-benefit relationship for planners of any size event. On average planners can save from 10 to 50 percent on programs thanks to
savings on food and beverage, labor and more.

Planners save money through the Tax Incentive for foreign event organizers (0% VAT) that applies to foreign attendees to international conventions and congresses. Another nice break is that conventions, seminars and meetings held in Mexico are fully deductible for U.S. Federal income tax purposes. And the best news is that planners don’t have to do the paperwork to get the VAT exemption: hotels and DMCs are happy to do it for you.

Mexico boasts over 39 convention and exhibit centers in dozens of cities, over 320,000 4- and 5-star hotel rooms and hundreds of luxurious resorts with space for meetings and events, which represents millions of square feet of meeting and exhibit space offering cutting-edge technology and top-level business services.

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While fun in the sun may be the first thing planners associate with Mexico, it’s actually one of the world’s prime business event destinations. Mexico has hosted world conferences on climate change, major association conventions, corporate meetings for leading-edge U.S. companies and, of course, thousands of incentives.

Mexico is in 6th place worldwide in international tourist arrivals, with more than 43 million visitors per year. The country hosts over 266,000 events every year, and offers a high level of professional services from EarthCheck-certified venues to a large number of professionals that hold CMP, CIS, and CSM certifications, among others; as well as certified hotels and suppliers that guarantee the level and quality of the services they provide. In addition, Mexican hospitality is renowned worldwide.

Mexico has 34 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; 47,000 archaeological sites (160 of which are open to the public); over 1,229 museums; large cities, luxury beach resorts and charming towns, including 121 Pueblos Mágicos; 2 of the TOP 50 Best Restaurants in the World; and Mexican cuisine is recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of
Humanity by the UNESCO.

Mice is the abbreviation for #Meetings, #Incentives, #Conferences and #Exhibitions for its acronym in English, commonly known as #Business & Business Tourism Industry.

Meetings Guides is a brand of #MeetingsAlliance, Your Link to Latin America.



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