Travel Weekly's Mexico E-letter: Dec. 22, 2004

SUNTRIPS said its Mexico product line for 2005 is available for booking. SunTrips is offering a Meet or Beat policy that guarantees the lowest price for packages to Mexico from Oakland and Denver. Under the policy, if a customer finds a lower price, SunTrips will undercut any competitor's price by $10 per person on package and air-only bookings. For information or reservations, call (800) 786-8747 or visit

PLEASANT HOLIDAYS is offering reduced rates at the Gran Caribe Real Cancun in January and February. The promotion is in effect from Jan. 3 through Feb. 28, and accommodations that qualify for the reduced rates are all-inclusive junior suites and all-inclusive ocean junior suites. Four-night, land-only packages start at $442 per person, double, reflecting a savings of $100 per couple. Prices include roundtrip airport transfers, accommodations, all meals and drinks, and hotel taxes and surcharges. For information or reservations, call (800) 448-3333 or visit

THE HILTON CANCUN BEACH & GOLF RESORT said it will open its new spa on Dec. 31. The 12,000-square-foot spa will feature eight indoor and two beachside treatment areas, two saunas and an outdoor whirlpool. The spa will offer massages on the beach and yoga classes, as well as the typical spa treatments. Hotel packages that bundle the resort's spa also are available. To book, call (877) GO-HILTON or visit

NORTHWEST AIRLINES said it will add new nonstop seasonal service from Milwaukee and Indianapolis to Cancun from Feb. 19 through April 30, pending Mexican government approval. The new Cancun flights from Indianapolis and Milwaukee will be operated on Saturdays aboard an A320 aircraft with room for 16 in first class and 132 in coach. Flight 1923 will depart Indianapolis at 2:05 p.m. and arrive in Cancun at 5:25 p.m.  On the return, flight 1922 will depart Cancun at 6:20 p.m. and arrive in Indianapolis at 9:32 p.m. From Milwaukee, flight 1939 will depart at 2:20 p.m. and arrive in Cancun at 6:10 p.m. On the return, flight 1938 will depart Cancun at 7:10 p.m. and arrive in Milwaukee at 11:05 p.m.

MEXICANA AIRLINES launched nonstop service between Las Vegas and Los Cabos on Dec. 16. Flights are operating three times a week aboard A319 planes with room for 12 in executive class and 108 in coach. Flights leave Las Vegas on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9:20 a.m. and arrive in Los Cabos at 12:55 p.m.  Return flights leave Los Cabos on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:55 p.m. and arrive in Las Vegas at 5:30 p.m.

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