FRONTIERS? Frontier Airlines applied to begin
thrice-weekly nonstop service from Kansas City and Salt Lake City
to Puerto Vallarta and from Denver to Cozumel as of Nov. 18.
Frontier already serves flies nonstop to Cancun from Kansas City
three times weekly and from Salt Lake on Saturdays. Visit www.frontierairlines.com.
LAST: Huatulco --long an arrivals laggard compared with sister destinations Cancun,
Los Cabos and Ixtapa, also developed by federal tourism development
agency Fonatur -- may finally be getting its day in the sun. The Bays of
Hualtulco Hotel and Motel Association said the western resort had
its best winter season ever, registering a 39% jump in hotel
occupancy from January to March, compared with 2003. Local officials
credited the 2-year-old Relaunch of Huatulco campaign by Fonatur,
the Mexican tourism ministry and the Mexico Tourism Board. For
more, visit www.hoteleshuatulco.com.mx.
DESCUENTO: With Gogo Worldwide Vacations fourth annual
Mexico Extravaganza sale, travel agents booking any of 11
destinations through May 15 for travel April 27 to Dec. 15 can save
money while earning perks such as free stays, spa credits, and as
much as 20% off airfares. Savings amount to more than $2,000
on seven-night, air-inclusive packages to Cancun, Riviera Maya, Los
Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Acapulco, Cozumel,
Manzanillo and Mazatlan. Land-only seven-night deals start at $199
per person with accommodations, taxes and airport transfers.
Participating resorts include the Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta;
Dreams Puerto Vallarta; Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun; and Melia
Turquesa in Cancun. Visit www.gogowwv.com or call
CANCUN PRIDE: Arco
Iris Gay Mexico Travel Experts, San Diego, official U.S. operator to the
10th annual Cancun International Gay Festival, is offering packages to the
May 12 to 16 charity event, priced from $550 to $999, with
roundtrip air, all-inclusive hotel accommodations, transfers and
festival activities. Events at the festival, which raises money for Mexican
gay groups and AIDS charities,
include a sunset cruise, a dance and a beach
barbecue. E-mail [email protected] or call (619) 297-0897 or
(800) 765-4370. The festival Web site is www.cancungayfestival.com.
GONE FISHIN: Cozumel
hosts the 34th annual Mexican Boat Rodeo sport fishing tournament
May 13 to 15. Registration is $550 U.S. For more information, call
(011) 52-987 872-3701, or visit www.islacozumel.com.mx.