Sell-Out CMITE Event Kicks Off at New Venue in Punta Cana 

NEW YORK (Aug. 11, 2015) ─ Questex Travel Group’s sixth-annual Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (CMITE) event kicked off today at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, the event’s first time in the country.

CMITE, held in partnership with SITE, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, brings fully hosted North American meeting planners and incentive buyers together with Caribbean suppliers for two and a half days of exclusive networking opportunities and prescheduled one-to-one meetings in luxury suites.

The sold-out event launched with a complimentary, pre-event familiarization trip for buyers at the stunning Casa de Campo resort and will conclude with a post-event familiarization trip to the luxurious, all-inclusive Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa.

Marilyn McHugh, Questex Travel Group’s vice president of global events, said the cornerstone of the event’s success was “the value of one-to-one meetings in private suites.”

“This year’s CMITE event is off to a great start, thanks to highly productive, qualified appointments, unique networking opportunities and an exciting new destination for our attendees in beautiful Punta Cana,” she said. “Our event portfolio is the only one that offers one-to-one meetings in the privacy of luxury suites, providing tremendous value to suppliers.”

Situated on 121 acres along Caribbean beachfront, the all-inclusive Hard Rock provides a scenic backdrop for dynamic business meetings and receptions. 

Suppliers at the event represent cruise lines, tour operators, destination management companies and sought-after incentive destinations, hotels, resorts and spas in the region. 

Event sponsors include Amstar DMC, Aruba Convention Bureau, Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc, British Virgin Islands, Casa de Campo, Club Med Groups & Incentives, Dominican Republic Tourism Board, Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Hard Rock Hotels-All Inclusive Collection, Hyatt Zilava and Hyatt Ziva All Inclusive Resorts, Maui Jim Sunglasses,  Palladium Hotel Group/Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa, Paradisus Palma Real Resort, ProColombia and Society for Incentive Travel Excellence.

Questex’s Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE) events have proven to be successful by offering one-to-one meetings and top-of-the-line training and networking opportunities for meeting and event-planning professionals, as well as incentive buyers.

For the latest event information, visit globaltravelexchanges.com. Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE), owned and managed by Questex LLC, feature invitation-only, appointment-based events catering exclusively to the meetings, incentives, conferences and

For more information, visit caribbean.incentivetravelexchange.com.

About Questex Hospitality + Travel

The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group of Questex LLC serves the worldwide hospitality, travel and related industries that together contribute over $6 trillion to the global gross domestic product. Through an innovative platform of targeted solutions, the group serves the sector’s entire ecosystem, from tourism and hotel development and investment to hotel design, purchasing, management and operations.

The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group serves every B2B segment of the industry, from investment and development to management operations, sales and marketing of hospitality and travel products to destination development and marketing, via proven demand generation, learning, loyalty and rewards solutions as well as a network of live events. This division of Questex is aligned around three broad market segments – hospitality, travel and meetings – and supported by its digital media staff.

Additional information is available at questex.com/markets/hospitality-travel.

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