According to social media research company Semiocast, Mexico is number seven in the world in terms of Twitter users—ahead of Spain, France, Canada and Germany—and moving up. The country’s social media appetite was on full display in Leon at last week’s National Meetings Tourism Congress (Congreso Nacional de Turismo de Reuniones, or CNTR in Spanish), with hashtags #cntrleon and #cntr12 lighting up the Twittersphere.
The Mexico Tourism Board tweets at @mexicotourismbd, and Mexico Today, a portal that aggregates English-language news about Mexico, tweets at @mexicotoday. Eduardo Chaillo (@echaillo), the Mexico Tourism Board’s Executive Director for Meetings, is one of the country’s top Tweeters. His twitter stream provides not only insight into what’s happening in Mexico’s group tourism industry, but also the latest from international meetings such as ASAE (#asae12). Bilingual “twitteros” should check out @turespacio, the account for Turespacio.com, Mexico’s leading Spanish language tourism website.
Every week more Mexican destinations, hotels and venues take to Twitter. In fact, the mini-blogging platform is getting such traction south of the border that response time to inquiries sent via Twitter are often faster and more reliable than phone or email communications. Planners sending RFPs through the Cvent Supplier Network might want to make Twitter contact if a backchannel is needed.
And of course, Mexico Meetings Network is always connected at @mexmeetingsnet. Nos vemos en Twitter!