The island of Cozumel recognized its top travel partners at the fifth annual Gala Cozumel, Oct. 16-17, 2004, with an awards dinner and celebrations at the Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa.
With the increased interest in travel to Cozumel, the event has grown considerably over the years, with the Gala 2004 being the largest ever, attended by more than 120 travel industry professionals.
Members of the Cozumel Hotel Association were proud to present more than 45 awards to the island’s top-selling tour operators, wholesalers and airlines in the U.S. and Mexico for their continued support of the destination. An awards dinner and ceremony was held at the Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa’s newly opened Alfredo di Roma restaurant, on Saturday evening, Oct. 16.
“Gala gives Cozumel the perfect opportunity to thank its travel partners for their continued support of the destination,” said Gaston Cantarell Diaz, president of the Cozumel Hotel Association and private sector representative for the Cozumel Trust Fund.
“We have had an amazing year, with increased air travel to Cozumel averaging more than 30 percent over 2003 each month, and recognize the vital role these individuals play in helping perpetuate tourism to the island and making Cozumel a premier destination.”