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The Tianguis Turistico: Showing Off Mexico Travel!

The Tianguis Turistico Conference happening in Cancun!

Mexico’s Tianguis Turistico is already off to an exciting start. For its 2014 edition, Mexico’s most famous travel conference is happening in the gorgeous beach destination of Cancun from May 6 – 9. Known for its white sand beaches and bright blue Caribbean Sea, Cancun is home to some of the world’s best All Inclusive resorts, including Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort. Cancun is located in the state of Quintana Roo, which is also known for important tourism destinations like Tulum and the Riviera Maya.

The Tianguis Turistico

The exhibitors at this year’s Tianguis Turistico (meaning “Tourism Market”) have flown in from numerous Mexican states like Nayarit, Yucatan, Veracruz, Guerrero, Chiapas and beyond, meaning that attendees from 59 countries will have the chance to view everything from Mexican colonial travel to eco tours and vibrant beach destinations in one huge event.

The Tianguis Turistico is now in its 39th year. For nearly four decades, the annual event has promoted the wide variety of vibrant attractions that Mexico has to offer! This year, the Tianguis is taking place at the new Lakam Center, a beautiful, spacious and modern conference center situated just a few minutes south of Cancun International Airport. While the expo is invitation-only and open only to travel professionals, the city of Cancun will have its own event open to the general public on Wednesday and Thursday night at Malecon Tajamar, by the lagoon. Representatives from several states will be present to show their local culture to the public through dance, cuisine, theater, fashion and artisanry.

Who’s there?

Governor of Quintana Roo state Beto Borge, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism Claudia Ruiz Massieu were all present on the first day to officially open the Tianguis Turistico, showing just how important this event is for Mexico’s thriving tourism industry.

And of course, Sandos Hotels & Resorts was on-hand with a beautifully designed stand to show off our three “All Inclusiv(er)” experiences: Eco, Beach and Luxury! We’ve had the chance to meet with plenty of future clients about the elements that set our resorts apart from the rest, like the best beaches, lush natural scenery and upscale amenities in destinations like Los Cabos and the Mexican Caribbean.

A big thanks to our sales team for making the Tianguis Turistico 2014 such a big success for Sandos!

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Whale Watchers Bar at Sandos Finisterra Open

Whale Watchers Bar Opens

Thanks to the new whale watchers bar, the views at Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos just got even better.

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We just opened the Whale Watchers Bar, featuring unbelievable panoramas of the Pacific Ocean. Large windows face out over the water from the bar’s interior, with modern style, cozy sitting areas and WiFi. Designed with adults in mind, it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Cabo San Lucas or an evening with friends and family.

You can also enjoy your drinks out on the spacious terrace while gazing out on views of the resort and the Pacific waters beyond.

Perfect Bar For Whale Watchers

In the winter season, you might even see some whales migrating by Los Cabos! It’s not called the “Whale Watchers” Bar for nothing.

If the drinks, views and atmosphere weren’t enough, how about a round at the pool table?

During your next vacation at Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos, take the elevator up to the top of the cliff and spend an unforgettable evening at the Whale Watchers Bar.

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Boston Globe Travel Show Free Vacation Giveaway

Boston Globe Travel Show

Sandos Hotels & Resorts is excited to be in Boston Globe Travel Show this week. Our sales team is currently running a booth at the famous Boston Globe Travel Show so that everyone at the big event can learn all about our amazing all inclusive vacations.

The Boston Globe Travel Show 2014 boasts 3 days of exciting travel-related seminars, events and more. Here, not only can attendees visit booths with reps from all kinds of tourism industry products, but they can also indulge in fun activities like culinary presentations from across the globe, celebrity speakers talking about their travel experiences, live international music and dancing, and even a craft beer pavilion.

Sound like fun? Wanna go? The Boston Globe Travel Show is taking place right now at the Seaport World Trade Center through February 9. If you stop by the Sandos booth (#939!), you can register to win a 3-night stay for two people at one of our beautiful all inclusive resorts in Mexico.

Boston Globe Travel Show

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Sandos Takes On the LA Times Travel Show

LA Times Travel Show

We wouldn’t miss a chance to be part of one of the world’s most famous travel expos (La Times Travel Show)! And a fun trip to LA was an added plus. Here’s Heidi Verschaeve (Sandos Regional Sales Manager) in front of the famous Hollywood sign.

That’s right: last week, the Sandos sales team was at the LA Times Travel Show in fabulous Los Angeles. The LA Times Travel Show is an annual expo hosted by the Los Angeles Times. This year’s edition took place in mid-January at the LA Convention Center with the theme “Explore. Discover. Go.” Celebrity speakers like Alyssa Milano and Adam Richman (Man vs. Food) gave their own travel insights and advice, while travel-related businesses from across the globe exhibited their products and services.

From the Sandos Hotels & Resorts booth, Grace Grillo (Sandos Business Development Director for North America) was able to tell potential clients all about the “All Inclusiv(er)” experience at each of our properties.

La Times Travel Show

While we were there, we even got to mix and mingle while having some fun of our own with the LA Times Travel Show photo stands, where Grace and Shannon Posiviato (Sandos Business Development Manager for West Coast USA) posed as the “Traveler of the Year”.

Prior to the big event, Sandos gave away 20 tickets to the LA Times Travel Show to our Twitter followers that correctly answered a variety of questions about our properties. Stay tuned to our Twitter accounts because soon we’ll be giving away tickets for the upcoming Boston Globe Travel Show (February 7 – 9).

The LA Times Travel Show gave Sandos Hotels & Resorts a memorable way to share our resorts with the world. Thanks Los Angeles… we hope to see you next year!

AAA Four Diamond Award

Sandos Cancun: 4 Diamond Resort

4 Diamond Resort Award

We are proud to tell you all that Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort has received the 4 Diamond Award from AAA for 2014!

4 Diamond Resort

Sandos Cancun beach view

Hotels and restaurants throughout Mexico, Canada, the USA and the Caribbean strive to obtain the famous AAA Diamonds, which are earned through an evaluation by AAA inspectors. Businesses are rated based on service, facilities and many other factors that lead to a great customer experience.

Luxury treatment

Sandos Cancun’s luxury amenities, beautiful design and excellent service have all helped us to achieve the 4 Diamond Award this year. From gourmet restaurants to sleek style and an upscale spa experience, this all inclusive luxury resort has everything guests need for a truly relaxing getaway in the Cancun Hotel Zone.

Thank you AAA for this recognition!