CATHY MATOS SAYS…
World Travel Market Blog, November 2019
I always dread the journey but once there I am always pleased, I went. It’s wonderful to see all my “Mexicans”!. This year it was different in the fact that I have decided to form an association with CUBA....people know how passionate I am about Mexico… Well I have met my match.... Toby Brocklehurst feels the same way about his Cuba, and he works in the same way as I do. He is dedicated to his Client from the moment they arrive to when they leave. He does not do “packages” he looks for the most select, intricate, stylish hotel and tours. Havana is his joy of a City (as it is mine). We are going to put together itineraries to include visiting Mexico and then Cuba or the other way around. I am sure you out there are aware of the restrictions and embargoes President Trump has put against visiting this beautiful place...but of course that does not affect the UK market.
I shall enjoy this partnership very much and am looking forward to it. Here is link which gives Toby’s description of his Cuba....
InCloud9 – www.incloud9.com
Tel: Cuba Office: +537 833-0510 UK Office: +44 1264 852012
Below is a sample of Companies in attendance on the Mexico Stand at W.T.M
Renaud Pfeifer – Vice President
I am looking forward to working with this Property. Tatiana who is part of this hotel is an old and trusted working partner, she was responsible for many bookings I sent to her previous Company Le Reve.
Lucero Guerrero & Nitzy Rios - Convenciones de la Riviera Nayarit
This is an area of Mexico that I really want to work with. One of the many reasons for this is because it has one of the exquisite 5-star luxury Velas properties. In fact, the last time I was there I was lucky enough to be staying there, also staying was a past President of Mexico.
My Dear friend Estela Flores
This is a Mexico City DMC I am hoping we are going to do lots of work together
Lupita Ayala – European Director Velas Resorts – London based
I am a huge fan of this hotel company. Their properties are beyond luxury!
Mar del Cabo (Gran Velas)
A Beautiful Boutique Property situated in Los Cabos. You will find this Property firmly placed on our website www.myprivatemexico.com/hotels
Arriva Hospitality Group
Alma Lopez (Chief Commercial Officer) & Elena Adame (International Sales Director)
I have worked with Alma Lopez for so many years. Any product she endorses I would go to the ends of the earth to promote. Cozumel happens to be one of my favourite places in Mexico so I will be studying the Westin property in Cozumel.
Juan Carlos Rivera Castellanos – Secretary of Tourism
The beautiful state of Oaxaca contains so many treasures. Tour operators tend to put it in a brochure
and just make it into a “tour” of Monte Alban and Mitla, I prefer to recommend and promote all the
true Oaxacan things to see and do such as the wonderful markets, gastronomy, typical restaurants and local life.
Valeria Pitalua Yunes - Promotion and Advertising Director, Government of the State of Puebla
I simply adore this state of Mexico, unfortunately it is virtually a “Secret Destination” because it gets
very little coverage from UK Tour Operators, such a pity because it is true Mexico! The old Historic
centre is something that “Dreams are made of”.
Hotel Meson Sacristia de la Compania www.mesones-sacristia.com
This is one of the most stunning and different type properties I have ever seen, this is a big statement coming from me. The managing Director Eduardo Segura Vehovec is a true gentleman and a joy to work with.
This is just a sample of the lovely Hotels there are to visit in this area now completely opened up due to the new TUI direct flight. The first flight departed the UK on the 14th November, and it was 100% FULL!
I caught up at W.T.M. with some of the best in the business!
Rafe Stone - Journey Latin America,
401 Kings Street, London, W6 9NJ
020 3733 0208
Paul Webb - The Ultimate Travel Company
25-27 Vanston Place, London SW6 1AZ
020 7386 4690
Andrew Russell – What he does not know about “My” Mexico nobody does (except others mentioned herewith) Andrew comes from the “old world” of travel, First Choice, Air2000.
Jack Leaf – Destiny Travel
Harvin kaumaya – Sunset Faraway Holidays
SUNSET HOUSE, 6 Bedford Park, CROYDON, CR0 2AP
(0)20 8774 7103
Another well-known specialist who at one time worked with us at Mexican Tours.
Natasha Steele - Touchdown
This is a fantastic organisation helping the travel industry with discounted travel. Natasha is a star!
John Stephens - Compass Worldwide Travel
The Coach House, Stanton Drew, Bristol, BS39 4ER
01275 33 11 40
Karen Collado - Cirque Du Soleil
I don’t think a lot of people/tour operators realise that Cirque Du Soleil has their own event on the Riviera Maya. For more information please contact us.
Eugene Rybicki my dear friend - Amstar DMC
Polo Sanchez Valle - Mx Connect
MXConnect was formed by a group of three London-based agencies in the shape of Hestegia Ltd (Vicente Salas), 110PerCeb Ltd (Manuel Diaz Cebrian) and Métonymie_ (Polo Sanchez-Valle) with one common strategy in mind: Creating bespoke networking events and trade marketing activities where Mexican resorts, airlines and suppliers will foster relationships with European travel professionals.
This company, Métonymie, is specialised in helping individuals, companies and tourist destinations to drive their image and build their reputation in Europe through marketing and public relations strategies. https://www.metmie.com
And of course, the wonderful JOHN SAMSON – Presslink +44 207831 0023
27 Newton St, London. WC2B 5EL email@example.com
My own PR and Press Agent What would I do without him!!
Medical and Cosmetic Travel – Mario Zamora Tellez
Our dear friends we were working their socks off at WTM.
I am due a trip to Barbados in January. I met two fabulous women at WTM who helped me enormously.
Tracy Denman-Hughes Sales and Marketing Director – Caribbean Collection
Britta Pollard – Managing Director – Southern Palms Beach Club
A pretty hotel, in Christchurch, owned by the founders of Thomson Holidays.
Can’t wait to meet them both again.
There is so much I want to teach people about this amazing country. Watch this space for more news.
This an annual event, very popular within the Travel industry. Ashley Herman, Co-founder and Director, John Wales, Co-founder and Director (and my son-in-law)
Please do contact me with my “new hat on” THE PRIVATE MEXICO OF CATHY MATOS I Intend to be the Guru of “What is it, Where is it, How is it and most importantly How much it is”