01/02/2010The Cancun Convention And Visitors Bureau Announces Winners Of The 2010 International Journalism Awards

Cancun, Quintana Roo- February 1st, 2010; After a tough deliberation by judges of the 2010 International Journalism Awards, the Cancun CVB has announced the results of this year’s competitive contest:

Magazines:
• First Place: Fabian Cataldo (Argentina) from Caras magazine, Argentina edition, for the article titled “Exclusive: Catherine Fulop, in Cancun, Faces Rumors of Separation”.
• Second Place: Maribeth Mellin (United States) from the Alaska Airlines Magazine for her work “Cancun Renaissance; rejuvenation and adventure of the Yucatán Peninsula”.

Newspapers:
• First Place, Von Renate Scheiper (Germany) from the Frankfurter newspaper
• Second Place, Edgar Rogelio Reyes (Mexico) from the Milenio Newspaper for the article: “Cancun: A Good Place to Start Golf”.

Internet
• First Place, Max Hartshorne (United States and Canada) from the www.gonomad.com portal for the work “Ecotourism in Cancun: Wilder Than We Expected!”
• Second Place, Howard Hian (United States and Canada) from the www.travels-with-hian.com portal for “Quintessential Quintana Roo”
• Honorable Mention goes to Swimming with the Whale Sharks from Deirdre Mullins (Ireland) from the portal www.rte.ie

Radio and Television
• First Place: Javier Alatorre (Mexico) from Azteca 13 for Reporting on the Whale Sharks (Cancun).
• Second Place: is for the production of Mary Murray (United States and Canada) from the Today Show NBC News for the production of “Up close with the world’s largest fish in Cancun”.

These recognitions will be presented to the winners at the seventh edition of the National Tourism Roundtable Forum, taking place in Cancun on February 10th through the 12th, 2010.

About Cancun:

Cancun, the gateway to Mexico and the Mayan world, offers luxurious hotel infrastructure with more than 28,000 rooms, and is Mexico’s most beautiful and stylish destination. Opportunities for new experiences are everywhere, as the setting brings you into contact with both nature and Mayan culture like nowhere else.

Top-level gastronomy and nightlife; warm beaches with soft, white sand; crystal-clear, turquoise seas; and a location opposite the Great Mesoamerican Reef System, in tandem with Mexico’s world-famous hospitality, make Cancun an entirely unique tourist destination.

Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau: www.cancun.travel.