With the incredible support of our clients, suppliers and partners, 2013 has proved to be our best year yet as we continue to experience dynamic growth! Pushing ahead after 2012, the year started with a complete makeover and re-brand with the introduction of our new logo followed by a new website that has proved to be user-friendly, interactive, and visually captivating. We also gratefully received international recognition from Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel Weekly, Elite Traveler, Travesías, and National Geographic.
This year marked ten years of operation for Journey Mexico and in order to celebrate, we joined the Puerto Vallarta and Cancun staff members in Mexico’s capital, Distrito Federal. The 25 staff members flew into Mexico City for a four day weekend full of private tours, site inspections, luxury experiences and a stay at the Four Seasons Mexico City — it was an incredible 10th anniversary celebration.
We also rearranged some of our team members and internal structure to reflect our development. A warm welcome was extended to our new Marketing Manager, Susanne Prenzel, and new Operations Coordinator, Stephannie Tesorero. In our Puerto Vallarta Office: Rene, previously our Contracts Manager, has moved into Travel Planning and Dalia has become the new Supplier Manager; Karina Plazola has taken on Accounting Assistant; Anahi has been promoted to Marketing; and Karina Huet has returned in capacity of Product Development. In our Cancun Office: Michael relocated from Vallarta to Cancun and was welcomed as Groups Manager to work alongside Monika, another new addition to our team while Paola has moved into Travel Planning to assist with all the Cancun, Riviera Maya, and Yucatan travel requests. We invite you to get to know our entire staff, here.
Finally, Journey Mexico is happy to report that not only was it a great year for us, but it was a great year for Mexico overall. There was increasingly positive feedback on travel to Mexico emerging from several years of less than positive PR and news coverage. Mexico is on its way to recovery and we already have a record breaking high season for 2014 bookings. We very much look forward to welcoming all of our travelers in 2014!
Again, thank you to all of our friends for their support. We look forward to what the new year will bring and wish our entire community a joyous and prosperous New Year!