March 28, 2007

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.