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FIG León, Pride of Mexico!

FIG León, Pride of Mexico! 

France, historical birthplace of hot air ballooning, has recognized the León Festival Internacional del Globo through its CEO, Escandra Salim Alle, when she was honored as an Official Ambassador of the Grand Est Mondial Air Ballons. Starting in 1989, along with the FIG, GEMAB is ranked among the top three Hot Air Balloon events in the world. 

Since April 5, through the GEMAB’s official social media, 16 ambassadors from Latvia, Malaysia, Poland, Austria, United States, Spain, South Africa, Ireland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, France and Mexico represented by Escandra Salim Alle, were presented to contend for the title of the 2019 People’s Favorite Ambassador. 

For 3 weeks through an online voting, followers from all over the world had the opportunity to choose their favorite ambassador, being FIG’s very own CEO the winner, obtaining an undisputed majority above her closest opponents: Inga Ule of Latvia and Desiree Head of the United States. 

This recognition represents a great achievement for Mexico, and demonstrates the capacity of its organization to carry out for 17 straight years, one of the most renowned and successful events, featuring also the largest media coverage in the world. 

The Grand Est Mondial Air Ballons celebrates 30 years and will take place from July 26 to August 4 in Lorraine, France. Invited as a distinguished guest, the FIGLeón, Festival Internacional del Globo’s official balloon, will fly across the skies of Chambley for the third time.