AIRLINES said it will begin daily
nonstop service from George Bush Airport in Houston to Queretaro,
effective March 17, pending Mexican government approval. Queretaro
will be Continental's 30th destination in Mexico. The airline
operates approximately 560 departures a week to Mexico. Flights
will depart Houston at 8:40 p.m. and arrive in Queretaro at 10:55
p.m. The return flight will depart at 7 a.m. and arrive in Houston
at 9:10 a.m. The flights will be operated by Continental Express
aboard 50-seat regional jets.
AIRLINES on Jan. 9 began offering
meals for purchase on several of its Mexico flights. The service,
offered in the main cabin, was launched on nonstop flights from
Seattle and California to Los Cabos, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta,
Manzanillo, Loreto and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. Alaska said so far about
50% of customers are purchasing meals, which cost $5 and can be
purchased directly from Alaska's flight attendants.
USA3000 announced charter
service from a number of U.S. cities to Mexico. Start dates vary.
The airline launched service from Chicago to Cancun, Puerto
Vallarta and Zihuatanejo; from Detroit to Puerto Vallarta and
Cozumel; and from Newark to Cancun. For flight information, visit
TOURS said it will pay agents 15%
commission for booking Mexico through the company's Web site, www.milehitours.com, from Jan. 5 to April 5. Agents
must first register via the Web site. For more information, E-mail
[email protected] or call (303) 225-4839.
VACATIONS launched a Classic
Suitener program that will reward top-producing agents throughout
2005 with booking bonuses, incentives, special offers and free
suite stays. Travel agents will earn a $50 bonus when booking a
five-night suite stay or longer at more than 50 participating
hotels throughout its product line, including Mexico. Top-producing
agents will be eligible to earn free five-night suite stay at
participating properties when they meet the minimum-booking
threshold. Program details and other terms and conditions along
with a comprehensive list of participating hotels can be found at
AND DREAMS RESORTS & SPAS partnered on an agent promotion called Dreams Triple Play.
The promotion is valid on new air-inclusive Dreams bookings of
three nights or more made through Jan. 24 for departures through
April 30. Agents will earn triple Royalties Points from Apple,
triple comps for every Dreams group of 10 rooms or more and a $100
cash bonus for every three Dreams bookings. Dreams Resorts &
Spas are located in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos. Visit www.myappleonline.com.