Travel Weekly's Mexico E-letter: April 9, 2008

JUST IN TIME for summer vacations, Future Vacations launched a Kids Stay, Play & Eat for Free promotion at 39 resorts in eight destinations throughout Mexico. Air-inclusive packages must be booked by April 30 for travel June 1 to Aug. 31. A minimum two-night stay is required. Future Vacations said savings could range from $225 on a three-night stay to $525 on a seven-night vacation, with two children 12 and younger staying and eating for free. Participating resorts are located in all of Mexico’s major tourist areas, including Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Los Cabos, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta/Vallarta Nayarit and the Riviera Maya. Call (800) 456-2323 or visit www.vaxvacationaccess.com.

UNITED VACATIONS is offering 20% off a companion’s air fare to all of its destinations, including Mexico. Under the promotion, air-inclusive vacation packages must be booked by April 30 for travel through Dec. 15. Packages must also contain United Vacations’ Trip Cancel Waiver or Complete Coverage in order to qualify. Seven-night packages to Mexico start at $899 per person, double. The maximum savings amount is $150. Visit www.vaxvacationaccess.com.

VEGAS.COM, a privately owned destination site, entered into a joint venture with Mexico travel site Mexico.com to run the site’s operations and marketing. The Mexico travel site was relaunched on March 31 with new air-hotel packages, hotels, cruises, tours, attractions and travel advice. Vegas.com, whose owners describe it as the world’s largest city destination travel Web site, employs some 500 staffers.

MEXICO CITY, one of the world’s smoggiest cities, has banned smoking in all public spaces, including bars, restaurants and office buildings. Mexico City is home to some 18 million people in the metropolitan area, and the move makes the Mexican capital the largest city in the world to pass a smoking ban. Exceptions to the new law, which was passed by the city assembly late last year, include parks, soccer stadiums and outdoor seating areas. Smokers who violate the new law will be fined between $50 and $300, with higher fines, including closure, for restaurant and bar owners who ignore the rules.

AEROMEXICO SUBSIDIARY Aeromexico Connect on April 7 launched twice-weekly service aboard a 50-seat regional jet from Tucson Airport in Arizona to Hermosillo, Mexico, supplementing its existing five-times-a-week service between the two cities aboard a 33-passenger plane.

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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