- 1,100 travel agents in Chicago and another 350 in St. Louis were updated on the latest news from this tourism region; seven hotels in the Riviera Nayarit received the 2015 Golden Apple Award.
The Promotions office of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and its strategic partner from Puerto Vallarta recently participated in the Apple Vacations Trade Shows in the United States.
Apple Vacations is the most influential tour operator in North America, as it has dozens of charter flights to this region; it also buys seats from airlines with the most connections to promote its vacation packages. In the Riviera Nayarit it has contracts with 17 hotels.
Its largest event of the year took place on September 15, 2015, in Chicago, where the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta were able to transmit the most relevant information on the destinations to 1,100 travel agents; the next day the job was repeated in St. Louis with 350 travel agents.
“According the our first semester Barometer we could see that Chicago was the second city of origin for tourists to the United States. This is why it’s so important to participate in these Apple Vacations events,” commented Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit CVB.
2015 Golden Apple Awards
On September 14, the night before the Trade Shows, Apple Vacations awarded its traditional Golden Apple Awards to the best hotels in each destination. Seven of the Riviera Nayarit properties received this prestigious recognition:
Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, Iberostar Playa Mita, Marival Residences Luxury Resort, Riu Palace Pacífico and Royal Decámeron Complex.