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Mexico Timeshare News: June 3, 2017


PUERTO VALLARTA: AMDETUR 2017: 31st Annual Convention and 27th Expo — “Three Decades Transforming Tourism in Mexico” and the Marketing and Sales Convention “Awakening and Transcending” — will be held on June 20, 21 and 22 in the Hotel Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.

Celebrating 30 years of serving the timeshare/vacation ownership industry in Mexico, AMDETUR (Asociación Mexicana de Desarrolladores Turísticos) has prepared a great celebration for the event.

Called, in English, the Mexican Resort Developers’ Association, AMDETUR was founded on July 13, 1987, and represents 90% of resort developers and investors in the Mexican timeshare and vacation ownership industry. These include exchange companies, investors, sellers, operators, real-estate brokers, law firms and consultants. It has a nationwide presence through local chapters in Mazatlán, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit, Manzanillo, Acapulco, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Cancun-Mayan Riviera, and Cozumel.

This year, the Convention is focused on the transformation of tourism in Mexico. There will be workshops with specific topics such as

  • “The New Consumer: Beyond the Millennials,”
  • “New Products: Making a Difference in the market” and
  • “Multichannel after sales service”

Panels will include

  • “PIONEERS-The evolution of a vision,”
  • “Breaking paradigms, creating unique experiences”,
  • “New opportunities and challenges in the digital era” and
  • “New approaches in the vacation ownership industry.”

This year the Organizing Committee decided to include in the program a Gala Dinner where career awards will be presented to outstanding Developers who have contributed to forging the industry we are today over the past three decades, as well as outstanding Executives of those firms. Also, for the first time, the Golden Palm Awards will be given out, in recognition of great companies whose initiatives and programs have contributed to the development and growth of the Timeshare and Vacation Ownership industry.

In addition, AMDETUR will be signing two major agreements to benefit our industry, the first of which is a cooperation agreement with the Medical Tourism industry, allowing developers to expand and diversify the Timeshare market with a focus on health. The second agreement will be signed with the Better Business Bureau, and will help consumers make the right decision about the services they’re interested in.

Says AMDETUR in a statement, “Our industry is a powerful engine of economic growth and a tremendous generator of jobs in our country, which is why AMDETUR was able to create this massive event and attract partners like RCI, Interval International, Grupo Posadas, Unlimited Vacation Club, Grupo Vidanta, Royal Holiday, Grupo Pueblo Bonito, Grupo Villa, Royal Resorts, Alfabai, Grupo Velas Vallarta, Hacienda del Mar, Grupo Sunset, Apple Leisure Group and others, who make the Timeshare and Vacation Ownership Industry one of the strongest and best positioned in this country. Together, we will apply the capacity we have to face the challenges of transforming tourism in Mexico, to be more competitive in a global world of opportunities.”

The event will wrap up with a keynote speech by an executive from Google.

So we’re looking at a major big deal of a Convention coming up, one well worth attending. My personal hope is that the organization and the attendees will finally begin a serious discussion about addressing the epidemic of resale and other forms of fraud perpetrated upon timeshare owners by scammers of many nationalities operating within the country’s borders. It needs to be done!

Put it on your calendar (there’s still time): June 20, 21 and 22 in the Hotel Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.

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1 comment

  1. lisa

    So, this is the third conference to be held in Mexico within a month with a timeshare component. With all the resale and other fraud activities running rampant there as you pointed out, there’s no session on these activities? Yet another discussion on creating new experiences?



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