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LET MEXICO Satisfy Your CRAVING FOR Adventure

Join the Mexico Tourism Board at the Adventure in Travel Expo and discover a wide array of adventures set in stunning natural landscapes

MIAMI, FL, January 30th, 2009 — It is time for travelers to stop at the leading adventure travel event in the United States to learn about the variety of experiences that Mexico has to offer when seeking for new adventures, thrills and non-stop action!

The events are set to take place on February 14th & 15th in Los Angeles at the L.A. Convention Center and in Washington D.C. on February 21st through the 22nd at the Washington Convention Center.

Mexico is the perfect choice for adventure–related vacations whether it’s hiking, mountain biking, scuba diving or surfing, since it offers unspoiled natural surroundings for every experience. Mexico will satisfy your spirit of adventure, from a train ride through the Copper Canyon and rock climbing the peak of El Gigante, to discovering the wonders of different World Heritage Sites such as the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve.

More and more tourists are seeking active vacations and Mexico is catering to those seeking nothing but adventure and excitement. For example, the state of Chihuahua offers some of the greatest adventures in the Copper Canyon. From mountain-biking paths that wind through the forests around the town of Creel, to exploring secret caves along indigenous families and sleeping in solar-powered eco-lodges, Chihuahua will dazzle your senses.

Down in the country’s Pacific Coast, surfers ride the waves in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. The world-class breaks in Zicatela and Marineros beaches lure surfers from around the world while in the same region, hikers venture into the trails that meet the clouds in the mountains and forests in Sierra Norte featuring beautiful crashing waterfalls.

Another option is Puerto Vallarta with its lagoons and wetlands, where bird watching is a popular year-round activity, while right on the bay, whales and dolphins frolic and play. Hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers can explore the tropical forest and at night on the beaches, marine turtles lay their eggs during the summer months.

In the Yucatán, adventurous travelers will find ecotourism trips and exotic tropical bird watching excursions. Few areas in the world have such a diverse natural attributes such as leafy tropical jungle and wetlands that encompass fantastic biological diversity and islands covered in vegetation, surrounded by savannas, grottoes and fresh water cenotes (sink holes) in the heart of the jungle.

Water sports are above par in Riviera Maya and Cozumel. The area offers incomparable scuba diving along the second world largest coral reef in the world, the Mesoamerican Reef, with more than 200 species of tropical fish, it’s no wonder the reef was Jacques Cousteau’s favorite spot.

For more information visit www.adventureexpo.com and www.visitmexico.com.

About the Mexico Tourism Board

The Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) brings together the resources of federal and state governments, municipalities and private companies to promote Mexico’s tourism attractions and destinations internationally. Created in 1999, the MTB is Mexico’s tourism promotion agency, and its participants include members of both the private and public sectors. The MTB has offices throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Latin America. For more information on destinations and online trip bookings please go to www.visitmexico.com.

FOR PRESS ONLY: For additional ideas, help with a story or general travel and tourism information about Mexico, please contact the MTB’s U.S. Press Room directly at 1-800-929-4555, by e-mail at northamericanpress@visitmexico.com or visit our press Web site at www.visitmexicopress.com.