Ross Crowder, Chief Commercial Officer, arriviaarrivia, formerly International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) has been confirmed as the latest headline sponsor for the new GNEX-ACOTUR 2021 Conference to be held at the luxurious beachfront Ritz Carlton Cancun from 30th November – 1st December 2021.

Asociación de Complejos Vacacionales y Turísticos, A.C. (ACOTUR) and the producers of the renowned GNEX Conference are collaborating to bring a Mexican vacation industry focused networking event to Cancun, Mexico, and will attract senior-level executives from ACOTUR member companies as well as local and international non-member companies.

Through its recent acquisitions of SOR Technologies and WMPH Vacations and subsequent rebrand, arrivia has successfully diversified and scaled its service offerings through partnering with some of the best brands in travel.  The company uses points and alternative currencies to provide pricing opacity that allow it to secure the lowest prices on all forms of travel: cruise, resort, hotel, rental car, air and activities.  Its business partners offer these extraordinary prices to their customers under their brand.

Arrivia is excited to partner with GNEX and ACOTUR for this 1st annual event in Cancun that promises to bring together some of the biggest and brightest minds in the leisure travel industry”, says Ross Crowder, Chief Commercial Officer.  The GNEX MEXICO Conference offers arrivia the perfect opportunity to showcase our travel loyalty, booking and marketing solutions as well as our unique travel benefits and members-only pricing/discounts. We’re proud to continue our support of GNEX and look forward to kicking off the leisure travel rebound with both new and existing industry partners.

As a Gold Sponsor, arrivia will be a co-sponsor of the opening cocktail party featuring premium open bar and food for all attendees, held within the grounds of the beautiful Ritz Carlton, and a large exhibitor in the networking lounge throughout the event.

“We are delighted that arrivia have chosen to also support our new GNEX-ACOTUR event as a Gold Sponsor. Their products and services are already well known in Mexico and will be of great interest to all attendees.” Says Paul Mattimoe, President & CEO, Perspective Group; producers of GNEX Conferences.

The original Global Networking Experience (GNEX Conference) is held annually as the first vacation ownership industry event of the year, typically in February or March and attracts an average 180-200+ senior level attendees from 100+ companies; bringing together industry leaders, innovators, and new faces from across the globe. These events focus heavily on networking and creating opportunities for attendees to generate new business relationships and strategic partnerships.

This new collaborative event with ACOTUR will bring the same focus on networking and similar format to the second largest global market for vacation ownership as a regional annual event that is open to everyone. Local industry leaders will be able to meet with international companies wanting to do business in Mexico. ACOTUR currently has more than 40 member companies and business partners, which represents over 38,300 hotel rooms in the southeast of Mexico and 15,000 rooms in the international Caribbean with a total of 101 hotels.

GNEX Conferences put the acquisition of new business at the top of its priorities. Attendees are rewarded with unique session formats and interactive networking events that are created especially for the GNEX Conference, and unrivaled access to top-level executives that span all areas of the hotel and resort industry including: Resort Developers, Hoteliers, Resort Management Companies, Financiers, Investors, Legal Firms, Technology Providers, Exchange Companies, Rental & Resale Companies, Construction & Renovation Companies, Trade Associations, Online Travel Agencies, Travel Clubs, Vacation Rental Platforms, Sales & Marketing Companies, Consultancy Firms and much more.

Sponsors so far include: Asociación de Complejos Vacacionales y Turísticos, A.C. (ACOTUR), arrivia, INTUITION, Grupo SIM, RCI, Vacation SafeGuard, Equiant, Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (C.A.R.E.), Canadian Resort & Travel Association (CRTA), Send Me On Vacation (SMOV).

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About arrivia 

Arrivia is a travel technology company that provides travel loyalty, booking and marketing solutions to consumer-facing companies that want to deliver exceptional value to their customers, uncover new revenue streams and drive growth through exciting travel rewards and member benefits. The company’s Travel Privileges platform opens up the world of travel for companies like American Express, USAA and Marriott Vacations Worldwide by offering their customers more value through exclusive pricing and encouraging discovery with relevant and personalized options that inspire travel and consumer loyalty. To learn more about how arrivia helps companies drive growth, incentivize sales, boost affinity and reward high-value customers, visit


Vacation Club Association (ACOTUR) represents and includes developers of vacation clubs

with a range of programs and sectors; companies duly constituted in adherence to the laws of Southeastern Mexico whose principal activity is related directly or indirectly to tourism and vacation industry. ACOTUR’s priorities are communication and transparency, generating business through networking and promoting, in an organized way, the development and evolution of this industry.

About GNEX Conference

With a heavy focus on networking, high-quality events, and innovative format, GNEX Conference and GNEX-ACOTUR Conference attract senior-level executives from more than 100+ companies across the globe. The conferences bring together a unique mix of attendees from traditionally separated segments of the hospitality industry, enabling you to network with companies that specialize in Hotels, Vacation Ownership, Resort Real Estate, Vacation Rentals, OTAs, Travel Agencies & Travel Clubs, plus all the vendors that supply them, including Resort Management, Sales & Marketing, Legal & Financial, Construction & Renovation, Technology, HR & Training and more… For more details on our next event GNEX-ACOTUR event in Cancun, Mexico visit or for more details on our next GNEX Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada visit