Isla Cozumel honours leading travel partners

Isla Cozumel, the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean, recognised its most important travel partners with the fourth annual Gala Cozumel, a weekend-long celebration including awards ceremonies and island events held Oct. 17-19, 2003.

Members of the Cozumel Hotel Association honoured the island`s top-selling tour operators, wholesalers and airlines in the U.S., Canada and Mexico with approximately 30 awards for their continued support. 
The Brisas Cozumel Hotel hosted a welcome dinner for the 60 attendees upon arrival on Friday, Oct. 17.  Scheduled weekend activities included diving, fishing, golfing, excursions to ecological parks, and a customised tequila-tasting seminar at Mr. Sancho`s Beach Club. Travel partners were presented with awards at the Gala Dinner Saturday evening at the Presidente Inter-Continental.

“This event is an ideal opportunity for Isla Cozumel to pay tribute to our travel partners,” said Gaston Cantarell Diaz, president of the Isla Cozumel Hotel Association and private sector representative for the Cozumel Trust Fund. 
“Cozumel is appreciative of the vital role these individuals play in perpetuating tourism to our glorious island.”
Awards were presented to American Airlines Vacations, Certified Vacations, GoGo World Wide Vacations, MLT Worry Free Vacations, Signature Vacations, Trans National Travel, Travel Impressions, Apple Vacations, Expedia.Com, Hotel Reservation Network, My Travel North America, The Mark Travel Corporation, Travelocity.Com, Bay Adventures, Caradonna Caribbean Tours, Caribbean Dive Tours, Dive Paradise, Viajes Liberacion, Magnicharter, VTP Mexicana de Aviacion, Aviomar, Fiesta Holidays, Lomas Travel, Ferinco, Intermar Caribe, Olympus Tours, Aerocaribe, Continental Airlines, Mexicana de Aviacion, and US Airways.

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