New Latin+ DMC Group Gathers Leading Latin America DMCs to Deliver Bespoke and One-Stop Planning for Region
New York, NY Feb. 28, 2020 ‒ A new DMC group called LatinPlus has been launched combining a handpicked selection of Latin America’s most innovative and experienced Destination Management Companies to bring clients bespoke, one-stop planning for group movements to top-demand destinations in the region, announced Patricia Perez-Sahin, founder and managing director.
LatinPlus debuted at SMU International in New York, the premier event hosted by Northstar Meeting Group’s leading brands that brings together meeting planners and top international hotels, CVBs, DMCs and venues for exclusive one-on-one appointments, along with unique and experiential networking events and education. (Left, Patricia Perez-Sahin)
“LatinPlus is the first and only DMC network in Latin America, and it synergistically combines experienced industry leaders who have decades of experience planning incentives, meetings and corporate events in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, the Dominican Republic and other key Destinations in Latin America” said Perez-Sahin.
The network offers meetings and incentives planners from across the US and Canada an effective liaison to doing business in Latin America, connecting providers with demonstrated expertise in specific destinations and the ability to understand and fulfill the demands of the North American market.
“Latin America is a complex market,” she noted. “Our mission is to bridge the gap that sometimes our clients encounter when doing business in Latin America by working closely with the right partners and provide added value as a trusted partner based in the US.”
The DMCs in the new network are:
Colombia en Colores, a full-service DMC based in Cartagena, Colombia, is comprised of an elite group of staffers dedicated to providing the most unique, creative and cultural experiences in Colombia. With close connections to all supplier partners, CEC provides the highest level of quality service in all aspects of destination management.
Maritur is a DMC with more than 40 years of experience providing the highest quality professional services for incentive programs and corporate group meetings and events in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Acapulco and Mexico City. Maritur’s programs are custom designed to showcase the spectacular scenery and awe-inspiring sights of Mexico - a country brimming with color, culture, and hospitality. Services include Insurance coverage for $10 million USD, tailored activities, event decoration, ground transportation, CSR team buildings.
Vivaterra Group, a DMC founded in 1996, maintains a far reach across South America, with branches in Argentina and Brazil, and a focus on luxury travel in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Their staff designs travel experiences and concierge services for customers all over the world, with a focus on bespoke experiences.
Synergy-Connect is a collaboration by a team of seasoned hospitality professionals, representing National Tourism Destinations, Convention and Visitors Bureaus and some of the world-leading Destination Management Companies. Founded in 2017 and managed by Patricia Perez-Sahin and Maura Dominguez-Zhang, Synergy-Connect clients include Pacific World, Naples CVB, Curacao Tourist Board, Maritur, Colombia en Colores and Vivaterra Group.
Patricia Perez-Sahin is a dynamic tourism and hospitality marketing leader with more than 16 years of experience in Destination and Group Sales. Patricia started her career in the meetings and events industry pioneering the Business Development for a major international tourism destination. She then worked as Director of Group Sales for a variety of Luxury Hotel Brands until finding her niche as an International Destination Sales & Marketing Consultant on behalf of some of the most prestigious Destination Management Companies in the world. A member of SITE and FICP, Patricia has been recognized for her contributions to the Meetings and Incentives Industry.
Maura Dominguez-Zhang is an industry leader with over 20 years in luxury-tier hospitality sales and marketing. Her career started with the unparalleled sales training at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel company before moving into meetings and incentives sales roles with some of the world's most recognized and renowned luxury brands. A strong advocate on sustainability, innovation and continuing education, Maura maintains active roles in MPI, SITE and FICP, has earned both CIS and CITP certifications, and is past President of the SITE FL & Caribbean chapter.