Travel Weekly's Mexico E-letter: April 27, 2005

NEW 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

AT 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

MEXICO 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 or call (866) 229-4999.

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

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


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