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Mexi-Go! Travel Expo to Showcase Vallarta

July 16, 2012

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The Visitor and Convention Bureau of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit recently announced their participation at the Mexi-Go! Travel and Trade Expo. Both destinations will be the guests of honour at MexicoFest, which will take place in Vancouver on September 1st-16th. The Trade show will take place on September 7 & 8 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Tourism representatives will have the opportunity to interact with thousands of people attending this Mexico only Expo. Joel Hansen, Director of Business Development at Mexi-Go! says "We are thrilled to confirm Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit as exhibitors. We constantly promote both destinations through our magazine. Earlier this year we attended Tianguis Turistico and had the opportunity to witness the success of these two destinations working together."

Both destinations have expressed their excitement to be part of this promotional event in Canada. Marc Murphy, of Riviera Nayarit’s CVB says, "I am delighted to be participating in the Mexi-Go! Expo. As a fellow Canadian who loves Mexico, I applaud Mexi-Go! for consistently promoting the beauty of Mexico and its people. Riviera Nayarit is a magical destination that has become a favourite among Canadians with its natural surroundings, unforgettable experiences, its extensive world-class resorts, its nautical infrastructure and golf courses. I am convinced that with this event, after discovering all that Riviera Nayarit offers for luxury travel, even more Canadians will visit us."

Guillermo Ohem, Puerto Vallarta’s CVB Managing Director says, "Puerto Vallarta’s CVB supports the Mexi-Go! Travel and Trade Expo in Vancouver. We are confident that this event will be crucial to encourage the promotion of our destination in Western Canada. Puerto Vallarta will have a booth, where it will show its attractions to thousands of people who will attend the event. We invite the tourism private sector to participate as well in order to increase awareness of our city to Vancouver. Canada is an extremely important market for Puerto Vallarta and that is the reason we support these kinds of initiatives in collaboration with the Mexico Tourism Board."

Both offices invite other companies within the tourism sector to be part of this event as sponsors or exhibitors.

ACTA Members Welcomed
Mexi-Go! is collaborating Cesar Mendoza, Director of the Mexico Tourism Board in Vancouver, and both destinations to create travel incentive packages. Through this partnership members of the Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA) are also invited to participate. Travel agencies are welcome as exhibitors and are also encouraged to create special Mexico vacation packages to offer during the event.

Joel Hansen explains, "the idea is to work together to promote Mexico in Canada. We are counting on the destinations and hotels in Mexico, travel agents, tour operators, and airlines in Canada to act. We will all be promoting and talking positively about Mexico."

Mexi-Go! Travel and Trade Expo
Partnering with ProMexico, the Mexico Tourism Board and the Mexican Consulate, Mexi-Go! will hold a two-day tradeshow in downtown Vancouver, BC on September 7 & 8. It will showcase travel and business opportunities in Mexico to a 10,000 strong Canadian audience. Held during the Fourth Annual MexicoFest event, the Mexi-Go! Travel & Trade Expo is a unique event that brings travel, art and craft, food, music, business and real estate opportunities to Canadians at home - before they make their travel plans.

Mexi-Go! has recently announced the expansion of the trade show grounds as well as the partnership with Lorena Ochoa Foundation, a non-profit organization that will receive a donation from the proceeds of the Expo.

Canada is Mexico’s second largest trading partner; it sees over 1.7 million Canadian travelers each year and is Canada’s number one international retirement destination. With the coming of age of the Baby Boomer generation it is expected that over one million Canadians will retire to Mexico on a part-time or full-time basis in the next fifteen years. The Canadian traveler spends more time and more money in Mexico than any other nationality.

Mexi-Go! is a Canadian and Mexican partnership that offers comprehensive online marketing solutions to businesses looking to increase their Canadian market share through publications, direct marketing and events. For more information on the Mexi-Go! Travel & Trade Expo, email joel(at) Exhibitor, sponsorship and speaking opportunities are available at