Arturo Escapi Manzur, former President
of COPARMEX Cancun, has been appointed the new general director of
the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau. Manzur said he plans on
implementing a strong marketing campaign aimed at the United States
and Canada. He replaces Artemio Santos Santos, who led the bureau
for the past two years and now is serving as assistant director of
tourism operations for the Mexico Tourism Board.
David Whitaker has been named president and CEO of Tourism
Toronto, starting April 30. Whitaker spent the previous 17 years in
senior leadership roles with the Greater Miami Convention and
Visitors Bureau, most recently serving as the executive vice
president and chief marketing officer. In the meantime, Bill Allen
will continue as Tourism Toronto's interim president.