NEWSLETTER No.5 - November 2019
We are very proud to launch our fifth quarterly newsletter where we intend to keep you informed of relevant news about DMS de México and the industry.
Mexico City, Cultural Capital of America
In the midst of its skyscrapers, entrails of concrete and nature, Mexico City, "Cultural Capital of America" treasures sites that are recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a Heritage of the Humanity. Do you know them? If not, take advantage this summer to tour them and discover why they are considered valuable to everyone.
Every corner of our country is a proof that we are in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and Mexico City witnesses this, recently becoming recognized by the National Geographic publication as the number 1 city to visit in 2019 , standing out in a list of 28 cities around the world.
The Ministry of Culture, the Joint Tourism Promotion Fund and the Secretariat of Tourism, all entities of the CDMX government, launched the program "Mexico City: Cultural Capital of America", with which they seek to create a strategic alliance with the initiative to deploy the tourism and economic potential of the Mexican capital.
Looking ahead to 2021, when Mexico City will be recognized by the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities (UCCI) and UNESCO as the Ibero-American Capital of Cultures, the initiative seeks to make the city the third most visited in the world through a wide agenda of activities and strategies.
The Historic Center of Mexico City – the largest and most emblematic in Latin America – is one of the most important tourist centers in the world and the main cultural tourism destination of the country. It concentrates some of the nation's most cherished cultural treasures and true jewels of architecture. This UNESCO World Heritage site of UNESCO's 1987, this UNESCO World Heritage site has nearly 1,500 buildings, including temples, museums, hotels, shops, galleries, theatres and cultural centres, many of them listed as monuments historical or artistic. In 668 blocks and an area of 9.7 square kilometers, it is possible to admire the architecture that sums up the history of the pre-Hispanic, colonial, independent and modern eras of our country.
Just mention some world-renowned sites such as the Main Temple of Mexico Tenochtitlan, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace, the Old Palace of the City Hall, the Palace of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Art, among many others. Its cultural richness is not limited to ancient buildings and museums; it is also appreciated in the streets, in the festivities, in artistic works, in the gastronomy and in the daily life of the city.
For the tourist it is a delight to visit the Historic Center of Mexico City,which has been listed by Forbes Magazine as the Fourth Best Place in the World to Eat (after Paris, Rome and Tokyo), because precisely in the heart of the capital are concentrated the traditional restaurants and fondas that prepare the best dishes of Mexican cuisine and international cuisine, as well as canteens, bars, taquerias, cafes and terraces that are true oasis to enjoy a relaxed and contemplate the buildings and the development of the people who tour this area daily.
We recommend that when scheduling your visit, In addition to walking through the Historic Center, consider knowing some other places in the city that have the same distinction of UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity: the area of canals and chinampas of Xochimilco (last remnant of the pre-Hispanic city of the sixteenth century, its docks offer walks along its canals in the traditional and colorful trajineras), Ciudad Universitaria (which is home to the National Autonomous University of Mexico recognized as the highest house of studios and which has murals by the most recognized artists of the country) and the Casa Estudio Luis Barragán (extraordinary example of modern architecture).
Sources: https://www.forbes.com.mx/forbes-life/la-ciudad-de-mexico-es-nombrada-capital-cultural-de-america/, , https://www.cultura.gob.mx/,
DESIGN BY DMS
Cultural Travel in Mexico - Tailored Group Experiences
From the moment you consider Mexico your destination, you can count on us for each of your needs. The fact that we have spent more than 40 years in the industry designing tailored group tourism programs for our customers speaks of the quality of our service, which is based on our intimate knowledge of the country and strong industry expertise that helps us ensure the best service anywhere in the nation.
We are the only source you need!
The previously called Special Interest is now Designed by DMS, a company specialized in Destinations as they relate to Special Interest Group Travel - Cultural and Religious. We work groups of minimum 15 people and over and have extensive knowledge of the entire Mexican Republic. We specialize in cultural tours with specific interests: Catholic Tours, Architecture, Archaeology, Folklore, Arts & Crafts, Foodie Tours, Comunities, Ecology, Trade Missions, etc.
Our: Mission: We become accomplises in the success of our customers by generating personalized (individualized) group experiences through intimate knowledge of the country, its offer and its fundamental actors in each of the areas of interest of our guests.
Our Vision: To be recognized by the market as the best special interest group provider (cultural and religious) taking into account the main objectives of the participants.
"Wherever there is a specific interest, that is our specialty. With our knowledge, we are happy to propose tailor-made itineraries according to the specific needs of each of our clients."
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DMS de México Best Full-Service Destination Management Company 2019
by Latin America News
Latin America News is an online corporate hub. This publication offers a dedicated newsletter, a constantly evolving and informative website and an innovative set of awards designed to showcase the hard work and commitment of businesses from every market across Latin America.
Latin America News believes that businesses and individuals across the region deserve rewarding for their contribution to the global corporate space. As such, theyoffer a range of topical awards programmes, each recognising a specific industry or region.
The Mexican Business Awards recognises the achievements of business across all industries. From agriculture, hospitality and tourism, to financial and legal services, all business entities are to join us in our celebration of business innovation in Mexico.
The winners are chosen purely on merit, decided through a combination of votes gathered from their network of respected industry partners and a rigorous in-house research, carefully scrutinising everything from a nominee's region to their performance over the past 12 months, their commitment to innovation, their methods and even their competition to ensure that only the most deserving names walk away with one of their prestigious trophies.
This being said, Latin America News have been awarded Destination Management Services de México with the Best Full-Service Destination Management Company 2019.
VIAJES ACADÉMICOS BY DMS
Academic Exchange experience with the Universidad Privada del Norte from Perú and UNITEC
In October Viajes Académicos by DMS organized an academic experience with students from the Universidad Privada del Norte, Perú through an Exchange Program with the UNITEC Campus Cuitláhuac. These 29 students from the careers of Gastronomy, Tourism, Marketing and Administration through an Exchange Program with the UNITEC Campus Cuitláhuac, had the opportunity to visit Mexico City, make contact with the business world and have enriching days of cultural exchange and knowledge.
They visited many of Mexico City’s Cultural places such as: The Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe, the Chapultepec Castle, the National Museum of Anthopology, ride in the “trajineras” of Xochimilco, the Dolores Olmedo Museum and the piramydes of Teotihuacan.
At the same time they visited various types of companies such as: the Mexican Stock Exchange, Customs Agents, Logistics Companies and Radio Disney among others. And they had also the chance to get to know the mexican gastronomy going to traditional local restaurant and foodie places.
Finally, the students learned and enjoyed the culture, gastronomy and warmth of mexican people.
The goal of Viajes Académicos is to create a team with the teachers and educational institutions, being able to give the needed support that help to guarantee the success of each academic experience, as well as to reduce the workload and responsibility of the teacher regarding travel logistics.
"Since 2001 Viajes Academicos has been providing meaningful experiences for students, teachers and schools".
SOFITEL, a new concept of Hotels in Mexico City
Located on one of Latin America's most iconic avenues, Sofitel Mexico City Reforma offers its guests and visitors a fusion of cultures between France and Mexico, experiences dedicated to wellness, attention to the most innovative design and a unique gastronomic offer.
It will have 275 rooms, of which 56 are suites, from Junior to the Imperial Suite. The rooms have exclusive views of the Angel of Independence and Paseo de la
Reforma, with a modern and chic design with French touch, Hermés and L'Occitane amenities, Bluetooth sound system among many other distinctive features.
You can enjoy their exquisite and distinctive gastronomy in the 5 bars and restaurants, where you will experience different concepts such as Bajel, a new vision of Mexican cuisine, in a refined and warm atmosphere.
With unparalleled views, you'll find Cityzen,a rooftop full of style and life, Mexico City's newest access point for a cocktail from above.
On the 38th floor is the pool that, by its view, anticipates as the new reference of a new unique concept of Wellness and promises to become a hotspot in the City. Sofitel Spa with L'Occitane hosts ancient pre-Hispanic traditions with sacred aspects of Mexican culture, as well as the treatments and techniques of the latest French cosmetology to create a concept Urban Wellness Resort by Sky Rising. The exceptional is also given in the details: Sofitel will be the first hotel to have an alliance with L'Occitane,the distinguished French wellness brand.
Last but not least, their event hall with a 360 degree view over Paseo de la Reforma and the City, located on the 40th floor of the Hotel.
Sofitel - Live the french way
DMS DE MÉXICO AND ITS ACTIVITY IN THE MEETING INDUSTRY
DMS de México is very active in the meeting industry whose CEO, Mr. Eric Alvarez, untill a few months ago he functioned as President of the National DMC Association (AMDEMAC), past president of the Mexico chapter of PCMA, on the board of the Mexico City Meeting Association (ATR) and the Mexican Commitee of Meetings Industry (COMIR).
In May DMS de México participated in IBTM Americas, the leading international trade show connecting the meetings and events industry across North America, Latin America and Europe.
As part of Global Meetings Industry Day (GMIS19) in June, Eric Alvarez had the opportunity to discuss the importance of the meeting industry (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5Tjqsv9MTQ ).
In July, Eric Alvarez participated in the second meeting of the the Mexico City mobility group with the presence of the Secretary of Tourism (SECTUR), the Mexico City Tourism Association (ATR), National Chamber of Passenger and Tourism Transportion (CANAPAT), the Mexican Association of Travel Agencies (AMAV) and the Tourism Committee of the local Congress.
This Month he gave a note to Latin America Meeting, that appears in the issue 91 of the July-August 2019 edition: Opening Roads in Mexican Tourism (https://twitter.com/meetlam_/status/1169758182660542466 )
In August, in Los Cabos AMDEMAC held his meeting where Eric Alvarez took the oath of office to the new president of the association and its new members taking over as Vice President of Institutional Relations. During this stay in Los Cabos, our CEO gave his Conference "Creating Unique Experiences: The Work of a DMC" within the framework of the National Congress of the Meeting Industry (CNIR) that had a great engagement and great feedback,representing AMDEMAC. In the words of Elda Laura Cerda, the new President of AMDEMAC, at the Meeeting in Los Cabos: "The Mexican Association of DMC AC - Amdemac AC, generated content to the CNIR educational program with the brilliant presentation of our past president Eric Alvarez".
Published by DMS de México 2019