The Latin American Federation of Congress and Related Event Planners (COCAL is the Spanish acronym) made public the most outstanding destinations of 2004 in organizing congress and events, with Brazil and Havana awarded as best country and best city, respectively.
In the best country category, Cuba finished second followed by Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia in that order.
During its annual assembly held from March 8 to 11 in the Argentine city of Mar del Plata, COCAL officials accepted the application of the Cuba Convention Bureau to join the organization.
The Cuba Convention Bureau is in charge of promoting the island nation as an incentive and congress destination throughout the world.
Cuba relies on an increasing number of facilities and centers for the organization of world-scale events, let alone a considerable amount of four-star and five-star hotels and resorts.
Moreover, the Caribbean island counts on a good deal of experts endowed with superb skills and expertise in the planning of international events on Cuban soil.