Apple Vacations, hosted Lic. Félix González Canto, the Governor of the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico as well as a delegation of more than 12 mayors and other officials from the tourism sector of the State on Friday, August 26, 2005, at Apple’s Philadelphia headquarters in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
John Mullen, Chairman & CEO of Apple Vacations, personally met with the Lic.
Félix González Canto. The Governor presented Mr. Mullen with a beautiful,
silver statue of the Mayan figure Chakmol in appreciation of his dedication
to the destination.
“Mexico is a country that signifies so much for the
success of our company,” said Mullen during the day’s meetings. “We thank
the government of Quintana Roo for their investment in the US market.” Apple
Vacations carries the most visitors to the Cancun region than any other US
Govenor González Canto commented on how Apple Vacations has a true
dedication to the destination that has assisted in launching and maintaining
its growth. A growth that has supported further hotel and tourism
Mullen was the first recipient of the “Pioneer of Cancun Award” bestowed by
the city of Cancun. Mr. Mullen was recognized for his vision in seeing
Cancun as the world-class resort that it is today.
As one of the original
founders of the destination, Mullen related to the time he arrived in Cancun
28 years ago and envisioned the potential even then. “It’s the natural
resources, the tourism infastructure and especially the people that make
this amazing relationship possible.” Since the company’s inception, Apple
Vacations has been increasing the number of visitors to Cancun and Riviera
Maya year after year.
Lic. Félix González Canto and his delegation also met with the executive
team of AMResorts, one of the region’s fastest growing all-inclusive resort
companies with 11 resorts in the Dominican Republic and Mexico under the
Secrets Resorts & Spas, Dreams Resorts & Spas, and Sunscape Resorts & Spas
brand. The company currently has five resorts in the State of Quintana Roo.
AMResorts Executive Vice President Gonzalo del Peon announced the company’s
plans for its sixth resort in the region, Dreams Maroma to Governor González
“We are excited about our growth in your region,” said del Peon to
Governor González Canto.
Quintana Roo has proven to be such a successful
area for our luxury resort brands,” comments del Peon. “We are pleased to be
able to announce the plans for the new Dreams Maroma, yet another, opulent
resort in a highly desirable destination catering to a high-end clientele.”
Maroma Beach was voted the ‘Best Beach in the World’ by the Travel Channel
in 2002, 2003 and 2004.