(Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas) August 5, 2014 – The Organizing Committee of the 2014 Adventure Travel Mexico fair (ATMEX) has sold 1250m2 of the 1500m2 exhibition space that will be offered for representatives from more than twenty Mexican states.
With a month to go before the event, 150 booths have been sold, representing more than 80% of the available space, 31% more than last year, exceeding expectations, said Lic. Mario Uvence Rojas, Secretary of Tourism of the State of Chiapas.
The 75 international buyers who have confirmed their attendance will come from countries like Canada, United States, El Salvador, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Spain, England, Poland, Russia and Australia.
“I’m really interested in attending the ATMEX event in Chiapas this year. I hope to learn much more about the range of adventure tourism in Mexico, find and meet the professionals who provide those experiences and all related services at the local level. Mexico has been my focus and strength, but my knowledge of its adventure products is limited and there is a growing demand and interest among the adventure travelers that are looking for experiences involving nature and culture. Mexico has the resources and the environment to be the most obvious and practical destination, especially for the North American market,” said Ben Gritzewsky Frosch, representing a company that has had a 30% annual growth since 1998.
“Mexico has all the ingredients for a world class adventure tourism and this event will bring together the right partners in the international community,” said the President of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), Shannon Stowell, who also added “the buyers, media and product developers attending the event are likely to create profitable opportunities in the field of adventure tourism”.
ATMEX is the business and marketing platform of destinations that offer adventure and nature tourism through its space dedicated to operators and buyers with a focus on business, education and training sessions to grow the adventure tourism industry in Mexico.