Travel Weekly's Mexico E-letter: Dec. 5, 2007

GOGO WORLDWIDE VACATIONS is offering two promotions to ME by Melia properties in Cancun and Los Cabos. For the ME Cancun, Gogo is offering a Get It All promotion that includes a deluxe lagoonview room, one dinner for two, a $50 spa credit, a 30% car rental discount and a discount booklet to La Isla Mall. A five-night package costs from $715 per person, double, from New York Kennedy, including a guaranteed room upgrade. At the ME Los Cabos, Gogo is offering a Kids Stay & Eat Free promotion for children 13 and younger staying in a deluxe gardenview or deluxe oceanview room. A five-night package costs from $1,115 per person, double, from Chicago. Call (800) 229-4999 or visit www.gogowwv.com.

BENITO JUAREZ AIRPORT in Mexico City last month opened a long-awaited terminal that is expected to boost passenger capacity by 40% and ease crowding. The $792 million Terminal 2 will allow capacity to rise from the current 24 million passengers a year to an anticipated 34 million passengers. When the terminal is fully completed, it will include a hotel, parking garage and shops.

TOURISM REVENUE in Mexico was up 7.9%, to $9.6 billion, for the first nine months of this year, compared with the same period last year, according to the Mexico Tourism Board. During this period, some 16 million tourists visited Mexico, spending an average of $756 each, the tourism board said.

UNIK RESORTS will open its flagship property on Isla Mujeres, Mexico, in April. The Unik Resort & Spa will have 84 rooms and suites with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, CD/DVD players, iPod docking stations and wireless Internet. The property will feature six restaurants and bars, a spa and fitness center and meetings space. The resort will offer complimentary car service from Cancun Airport to a private, dockside registration area before boarding a boat for the 25-minute ride to the property. Call (877) 888-8645 or visit www.unikresorts.com.

MEXICO PRESIDENT Felipe Calderon unveiled a plan to spend an additional $4.6 million to safeguard the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Although the monarch butterfly is not on the endangered species list, each year illegal logging in Mexico threatens its existence because the practice removes the foliage that protects the butterflies from the elements. During the butterflies wintering season, an estimated 100,000 tourists visit the sanctuaries within the reserve.

Mexico E-Letter Editor: Jorge Sidron

Phone: (973) 898-0011

[email protected]

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