Morelos, the Eternal Spring

The state of Morelos is known as the “Eternal Spring”, located in central Mexico and less than an hour drive from Mexico City. With lush vegetation, extravagant ex-haciendas, well-preserved archeological sites and an enviable climate, the state of Morelos has an array of options for meetings, from a world-class convention center to 17th century haciendas.

 

In an MMN exclusive interview with the state of Morelos’ Subsecretary of Tourism, Margarita Gonzalez Saravia, we find out what makes this getaway a must for meetings tourism.

 

Mexico Meetings Network (MMN): What does the state of Morelos have to offer meetings tourism?

Margarita Gonzalez Saravia (MGS): The state of Morelos has the following infrastructure for meetings tourism:

  • -  The Morelos World Trade Center, a convention center than can hold more than 3,000 people at a time, a great facility for expositions and congresses.
  • 15 hotels with meeting halls that can fit 200 to 1,000 people, business centers and all of the services necessary to pull off an event.
  • -  Audiovisual, registration and translation services.
  • -  Tour operators that provide group tours for congress and event attendees.
  • -  Personalized management services on part of Morelos Conventions and Visitors Bureau.
  • -  Gardens, Haciendas, cultural centers and other unique venues for hosting events.
  • -  Meeting planners and DMCs to help with the logistics of the event.
  • -  Cultural infrastructure to compliment your event.
  • -  Transportation services from Mexico City’s International Airport to Cuernavaca, Morelos’ capital.
  • -  Personalized meeting planning advice.

 

MMN: What should a meeting planner know about Morelos?

MGS: Plenty of things!

-  Cuernavaca is a 2-hour drive from Mexico City’s airport with direct transportation.

-  Morelos has an average annual temperature of 73 degrees Fahrenheit, one of the country’s best climates.

-  Morelos is a state with exceptional natural beauty, the number one flower producer in the country.

-  It has lovely hotels and haciendas that specialize in meetings tourism.

-  Cultural and archeological visits are complimentary to each event.

-  The state has bilingual meeting planners and tour operators.

-  Advice on the destination and finding the perfect venue for your event.

-  Excellent food and beverage services.

-  Personalized transfers and attention for congress attendees.

 

MMN: What kind of events can Morelos host?

MGS: Morelos can hold all kinds of events, from weddings to expositions, congresses to presentations. With more than 30 institutes specializing in scientific and technology research, Morelos is also an important host of medical, biotechnology, medicinal, engineering, academic, journalistic and psychology congresses and meetings.

 

MMN: What kind of unique spaces and venues does Morelos have?

MGS: For unforgettable meetings and social events, Morelos has many options to choose from with extraordinary beauty, including: Hacienda San Antonio, Hacienda de Cortes, Hacienda Vista Hermosa, Hacienda Cocoyoc, several gardens, the City Museum, the Cortes Palace, etc.

 

MMN: What are the benefits of holding an event in Morelos?

MGS: Morelos has a first-class hotel infrastructure, professional spaces for meetings, complimentary services, proximity to Mexico City, a great climate, excellent connectivity, competitive prices, and professional advice.

 

MMN: What kind of activities does Morelos offer for pre and post events?

MGS: Visits to Tepoztlan, Tlayacapan, Xochiaclco, proximity to Taxco, city tours through Cuernavaca, visits to Haciendas, great places for cocktails and social events, first class international restaurants, high-quality spas, golf clubs and spiritual centers.


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