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Meetings Focus – Across the Borders: Mexico

Value and variety make Mexico a timely choice for international agendas. Considering the challenges everyone has faced this year, that old adage about the only constant being change could easily be applied to the world of the meeting planner.

The shifts in today’s marketplace have affected Mexico as much as anywhere else in the world. But the good news is that while the problems may have been great, much of the change is for the better. With renewed commitment to provide value and service, and unprecedented efforts to upgrade and expand infrastructure, Mexico has become even more competitive for those event dollars.

Across the Borders: Mexico

Value and variety make Mexico a timely choice for international agendas

Considering the challenges everyone has faced this year, that old adage about the only constant being change could easily be applied to the world of the meeting planner.

The shifts in today’s marketplace have affected Mexico as much as anywhere else in the world. But the good news is that while the problems may have been great, much of the change is for the better. With renewed commitment to provide value and service, and unprecedented efforts to upgrade and expand infrastructure, Mexico has become even more competitive for those event dollars.

“One of the trends I’m seeing now is valueand service” says Adam Lawhorne, owner of Meeting Incentive Experts in Chicago,Ill, which specializes in Mexico programs.

“People can spend more money as a planner (on the event), thanks to the 10percent VAT tax exemption,” he says. ” They can take that 10 percent and build up their budget and pretty much do the same program that they could do before same program that they could do before the economic crisis was happening.”

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