An organization aimed at boosting tourism interest in those regions that were part of the Maya civilization is using a very modern method of promoting a very ancient past.
The Mundo Maya organization will hold a virtual business roundtable July 27-29 to promote the region online.
The Mundo Maya promotes El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and five states in southern and southeastern Mexico that collectively made up the Maya world, which flourished over 1,000 years ago. The project promotes the region home as a multi-destination area tourists can explore, offering a 1,440-mile archaeological and ecological circuit.
A variety of ecosystems are found within the five countries, ranging from humid tropical forests, salt marshes and jungles, to highlands and mountain ranges reaching heights of 2,700 meters, and a Caribbean coast home to the world’s second-largest barrier reef and some of its most beautiful beaches.
Archeological sites are common throughout the region, including more than 200 astronomical complexes that once served to map the skies for the ancient Maya. Today’s Maya are often descendants of scientists, artists, warriors and merchants and are participating in the creation of a sustainable tourism product that shares their natural and cultural inheritance with the world through the Mundo Maya organization.
The Mundo Maya also offers many outdoor activities, among them adventure, ecological and sustainable experiences.
It’s expected that around 200 exhibitors from Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico will participate in the virtual event, along with 250 buyers, wholesalers, tour operators and travel agents from throughout the Americas.
A calendar of pre-established appointments will be established, each giving 15 minutes for buyers and exhibitors to speak. In addition to appointments, buyers will be able to enter the platform to make last-minute appointments and visit the virtual stands of the exhibitors.
As well, the tourism ministries of the Mundo Maya countries will be able to share updated safety protocols, reopening details for each country and news from regions of interest to buyers.
To participate in the virtual meeting as a buyer, register here.