AIRLINES received DOT approval
to start nonstop service between Lambert-St. Louis Airport and
Cancun. Pending Mexican government approval, Frontier plans to
begin service on Feb. 25 with three weekly flights between St.
Louis and Cancun. Frontier already offers nonstop Cancun service
from its Denver hub, as well as from Salt Lake City, Kansas City
and Nashville. To promote the new service, Frontier is offering a
$238 roundtrip fare for off-peak travel between Cancun and St.
Louis. The fare must be purchased by Jan. 5 for travel from Feb. 25
through May 16. Frontier is also offering double miles to its
EarlyReturns members who fly the route by March 31.
CLUB: The 140-room Avalon Reef
Club, located on the northern tip of Isla Mujeres, is poised to
take the wraps off property enhancements this week. Scheduled for
completion on Dec. 15, the enhancements include remodeled villas,
an expanded beach area and a new gazebo, and a Mexican restaurant.
The Mi Casa es Su Casa restaurant has taken over what was once the
Porterhouse Grill. The expanded beach area includes eight new
palapas and a designated area for groups of up to 150. In addition,
the North Beach Terrace Restaurant has been upgraded to two decks.
For information or reservations, call (800) 261-5014 or visit www.avalonvacations.com.
ADVENTURES, a luxury adventure
travel company based in Billings, Mont., announced a new Mexico
itinerary for 2005 and a 10% discount for reservations made by Jan.
15. The Mexico itineraries, as well as other new trips, are
outlined in a 48-page, four-color catalog available by calling
(800) 575-1540 or by e-mailing [email protected]; those interested also can visit
the Web site at www.austinlehman.com. The new seven-night
Mexico (Yucatan) itinerary is dubbed Pyramids in Paradise.
Departures are set for April 16, May 7, Nov. 19 and Dec. 24. Prices
start at $2,498 per person, double. Air fare is extra.
VACATIONSandGRAND BY OCCIDENTAL RESORTS partnered to offer
agents a free three-night stay at select Grand by Occidental
properties and 1,000 Apple Vacations Bonus Royalties Points for
booking air/hotel packages in a Grand Romance or Grand Concierge
room category. A free roundtrip airline ticket is earned for five
bookings and a companion seat is earned for six. The promotion is
valid on packages of three nights or longer made through Dec. 31
for departures Dec. 6 to April 30. Participating resorts in Mexico
are the Grand Cozumel by Occidental and Grand Xcaret by Occidental
(Riviera Maya). For information or reservations, call Apple at
HOTELS & RESORTS is offering
Pleasant Holidays' customers a Winter/Spring promotion at two of
Pueblo's properties in Los Cabos and Mazatlan. Pleasant Holidays
customers who vacation at the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay in Mazatlan
or the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in Cabo San Lucas will receive
discounts for junior suite accommodations when they travel between
Jan. 3 and April 30. To qualify, bookings must be completed by Dec.
20. Four-night, land-only packages at the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay
start at $367 per person, double, a savings of $147 per couple,
while four-night, land-only packages at the Pueblo Bonito Sunset
Beach start at $524 per person, a savings of $231 per couple.
Prices include roundtrip airport transfers, accommodations and all
hotel taxes and surcharges. For information or reservations, call
(800) 448-3333 or visit www.pleasantagent.com.