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MEXICO 64 | prevue magazine You want a powerful tropical program with high ROI that’s also healthy and green without skimping on the cool factor. We’ve got you covered. LOS CABOS Huerta Los Tamarindos in Los Cabos is a certified organic farm dating back over 100 years. For planners seeking a healthy, local and unique group experience, Tropical Incentives DMC creates programs there for up to 400 people. The large property offers cooking classes, farm and garden tours, and tequila tastings as fun group icebreakers. For dining, planners can book two openair covered spaces. There’s the recently restored farmhouse and terrace wrapped in vines with an original brick oven built in 1888. Or for larger groups, the Event Garden is a purpose-built venue surrounded by long garden plots and draping landscaping flowing down from the beam roof. Huerta Los Tamarindos also hosts a popular farmer’s market on Saturdays. It would be difficult to find a more healthy, authentic Mexican experience anywhere in Mexico for groups of that size. “They have like 20 different kinds of tomatoes and all sorts of fresh fish, and the chefs are so passionate about the gardens,” says Monica Lopez, sales manager. “We can also organize a jazz pianist or Mexican trio, which makes it really fun. You know, the farm is on an estuary about 20 minutes from the hotels. It’s more like a hidden secret, where we like to go ourselves.” FIESTA AMERICANA Posadas Hotels & Resorts, the largest Latin American hotel company, has partnered with the largest Latin American airline, Aeromexico, to create a batch of added values for meeting planners organizing meetings and incentives in Mexico. Posadas is parent company of the five resorts that make up the Fiesta Americana Grand Meetings Mexico portfolio with resorts located in Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. Mexican-owned and operated, Fiesta Americana delivers authentic insider experiences for companies and associations seeking highvalue upscale programs with a flourish of local color and hospitality. And now with the new Aeromexico partnership, the seamless hotel/ + CARIBBEAN

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Prevue September/October 2012

Planner's Pick: Bermuda
Planner's Pick: Disney California
Fresh Meets: Sonesta Hotels
Bureau Buzz: Raleigh
Good Business: South Africa
Congrats: Visionary Awards
Sea Shores: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fifty Shades of Green
Checkn' In: westin Resorts, West USA
The West: Green by Nature
On Location: Santa Fe
On Location: La Costa Resort, CA
On Location: City of Napa
Mexico + The Caribbean
On Location: Hard Rock Hotel Cancun
On Location: St. Regis Punta Mita
Puerto Rico
On Location: Montreal
Check Out: The Orbit Tower, London

Prevue September/October 2012