CMI joined members of the new Associacion de Incentivos y Congresos (www.incentcr@rasca.co.cr), at the Costa Rica Marriott for the final evening reception of SITE's June meeting. At left, from the left, are Barbara Scofidio, editor, Corporate Meetings & Incentives; Juan Carlos del Rio, director of marketing, Sol Meliá Hotels, Costa Rica; Maria Amalia Revelo, director of sales, Costa Rica Marriott Hotel and Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort; Mayra Galeana, sales & marketing director, Camino Real InterContinental, San Jose; Jon Peck, general manager, Costa Rica Marriott Hotel; Paula Hill, associate publisher, international, The Meetings Group; and Ron Roy, vice president, worldwide marketing, Sol Meliá Hotels. The association was formed by six key hotels — the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel, Hotel Herradura & Conference Center, Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, Meliá Cariari Conference Center and Golf Resort, Meliá Playa Conchal All Suite Beach and Golf Resort, and Camino Real InterContinental — to assist planners in gaining immediate information and availability; the association will work together to accommodate groups of all sizes.

After the meeting, 30 SITE attendees embarked on a white-water rafting trip. Above right, from the left, are Jack Rayfield, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts; David Schwartz, Palace Resorts; Paula Hill, The Meetings Group; Dan Mohorc, Galactic Marketing; Angie Perez, Palace Resorts; Jonathan Richards, Starwood Hotels & Resorts — U.K. and Ireland.