Travel Weekly's Mexico E-letter: April 4, 2007

TRAVEL IMPRESSIONS is promoting Mexico's lucrative weddings and honeymoon market with a couple of deals. The company is promoting a $500 agent incentive for booking a wedding group of 10 rooms or more at Karisma Resorts' Azul Blue Hotel & Spa and El Dorado Royale Resort & Spa in the Riviera Maya. In addition, couples who book a group wedding or honeymoon of 10 rooms or more at either property will receive a free gift. The $500 agent bonus and free gift for the customer are in effect for bookings made at either property by June 18 for travel through January 2008.

 

THE OPERATOR also launched a Blissful Beginnings promotion for honeymooners at more than 170 properties in its product line, including several in Mexico. Blissful Beginnings offers such things as a resort credit of $100 per room, free nights and room upgrades, free spa services and complimentary meals in addition to the regular package inclusions. The promotion is valid for bookings of three nights or longer at participating resorts made by April 30 for travel through Dec. 20. At the Excellence Riviera Cancun, for example, Travel Impressions is offering a $100 resort credit per room. For information or reservations, call (800) 284-0044 or visit www.travelimpressions.com.

AEROMEXICO launched a Super Plan promotion through Jan. 15 that enables passengers traveling roundtrip between the U.S. (and other destinations) and Mexico to visit other Mexican cities for an additional $100 to $300, depending on the travel date and destination. The Super Plan ticket can be purchased before or after the international segment begins but must be purchased before the ticket expires. Call (800) 237-6639 or visit www.aeromexico.com.

MEANWHILE, Aeromexico is expanding its service between Los Angeles and both Aguascalientes and Leon/Bajio to six flights a week, with plans for daily service starting in May. Flights between Los Angeles and Aguascalientes operate daily except Mondays and will become daily on May 15. Flights between Los Angeles and Leon/Bajio operate daily except Saturday and will become daily on May 19. Before the most current expansion, Aeromexico flew three times a week to Aguascalientes and four flights a week to Leon/Bajio.

ARTURO ESCAIP MANZUR was appointed general director of the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau. He replaces Artemio Santos Santos, who took a new position with the Mexico Tourism Board. Escaip Manzur was formerly the head of COPARMEX, a union representing Mexican industrial workers.

Mexico E-Letter Editor: Jorge Sidron

Phone: (973) 898-0011

[email protected]

For promotional opportunities in the E-letters, contact [email protected].

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