Year 10 Vol.1  Issue 141
Teeing Off in Paradisiac Golf Courses  
Latin America’s spectacular landscapes and paradisiac, blessed weather provide some of most daring golfing challenges on earth. Our destinations have hundreds of courses in stunning locations, including breathtaking coastal and inland courses. While business and meetings are important, allow yourself time to enjoy playing golf in lush acres conveniently located near your hotel or meeting venue. The masterfully designed daunting golf courses throughout our destinations carry the signature of the most applauded designers.

Corporate News - Golf
Play having ocean, lakes, rivers and a brilliant blend of natural and manicured beauty enveloping you. Adult trees line the shaded fairways with a pleasant mix of native plant life. Are you ready to tee off where legends masterfully wield their clubs?
Los Cabos 
Opened in 2000, the Fazio design traverses 300 acres of deep arroyos, high desert plateaus and jaw-dropping Sea of Cortez vantage points. A challenging, yet playable golf experience that both daunts and delights players, this course offers harmonious transitions throughout, with natural fairway contours and subtle breaks on its immaculate putting surfaces.  (See pp. 5-7)
Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit
A lthough Puerto Vallarta, compared to other Mexican cities, is relatively small, it definitely is a place to be considered for the organization of corporate events, conventions, congresses, and incentive trips. Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit feature 10 first-class golf courses such as...  (See pp. 8,9)
Cuba
Varadero Golf Club, the first 18-hole colf course in Cuba, was designed by architect Les Furber, President of the Canadian company “Golf Design Services LTD” (GDS). It covers a narrow 3.5 km strip located along these properties...
(See pp. 10,11)
Costa Rica
In Costa Rica the phrase “Surf and Turf”, besides being a delicious plate of lobster and steak alluding to the sea and to the pasture, can also be used to describe a unique activity you can do and enjoy in one single day: So to speak, you can have your surf (or paddleboard, kayak, waverunner, etc.) in the morning, and just a few steps away from the shore, have your turf or “green” in the afternoon!
(See pp. 12,13)
Panama
No matter whether you are in Panama City for business or leisure, you'll always find an upscale golf course for your participants at this destination. (See pp. 14,15)
MyDay: Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is located in the eastern part of the island of Hispaniola, occupying two thirds of the island, which it shares with the Republic of Haiti. After Cuba, it is the second largest country in the Caribbean region, both in area and population. (See pp. 16,17)
DQuest
DQuest.travel is a dynamic portal! It was created to assist Meeting Planners in easily locating ideal destinations, hotels, services, and activities within the group market in Latin America.  (See pp. 20,21)
Let's Cook: 
How to Prepare an Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer, a retired American professional golfer, is recognized as one of the greatest players in golf history. He won several prizes at both PGA and Champions Tours. In the 1960’s, Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player were known as "The Big Three", who were important figures in commercializing golf around the world. Now that you know a bit about him, let us tell you how to prepare the famous refreshing drink that was named after him, the Arnold Palmer.

 (See p. 22)

Quick Hits:
Dr. Travel's
Travel Tip: Don't Eat the Nuts

Peanuts are high in fat grams. In addition, the salt on nuts increase dehydration in an already dry atmosphere. Instead of the peanuts, pack your own snacks. Here are some suggestions for lightweight, nutritious, and easy-to-carry foods to take with you. (See p. 23)

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Sincerely,
Jose-Manuel GARCIA, CDS
Visonary, Founder, &
Master Coach IVI DMC²
Jose- Manuel (Manolo) GARCIA, CIS, CMS
Second Generation, Innovator, &
President IVI DM C ²
Destinations
Mexico
 
IVI DMC² Cancun & Riviera Maya
Raquel MIJARES, CIS
Marketing, Business & Planning Director

IVI DMC² Mexico City, Central Mexico,
Puerto Vallarta, & Riviera Nayarit
Jaime NELO, DMCP, CMS
Destination Managing Director

IVI DMC² Los Cabos
Yazmin ELOSEGUI
Destination Managing Director
Caribbean

IVI DMC² Cuba
Alejandro DEBASA, CMS
Regional Managing Director

IVI DMC² Dominican Republic
Ramon RIJO, CIS
Regional Managing Director
Central America
 
IVI DMC² Costa Rica
Sonia VARGAS
Destination Manager

IVI DMC² Panama
Ligia VARGAS, CIS
Regional Managing Director
South America

IVI DMC² South America
Jorge OROZCO, DMCP
Regional Managing Director