Travel Weekly's Mexico E-letter: June 15, 2005

INN CROWD: Small-hotel association Mexico Boutique Hotels added the 15-room Hacienda Puerta Campeche to its collection, increasing membership to 39 hotels in 24 Mexican destinations. Rates at the 17th century, city-center Campeche hotel, a Starwood Hotels and Resorts Haciendas Mexico property, start at $169 a night. For more information, visit or; email [email protected]; call (800) 728-9098; or send a fax to (011) 52-322 221-2255.

DREAMY FREEBIES: AM Resorts divisions Dreams Resorts and Spas and Sunscape Resorts and Spas are dishing out rewards to travel agents who book stays by June 30. For each five-night booking at Sunscape Puerto Aventuras on the Riviera Maya or Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa in Puerto Vallarta, retailers get three free nights for the first booking, four free nights for the second booking at the same resort, a $50 spa credit for the third booking and $50 cash for the fourth booking. To book, call (866) 2-DREAMS or (800) SUNSCAPE, or go to travel agent-specific pages at or

WINDOW SEAT: Mexicana Airlines ( will begin service between Dallas/Forth Worth and two cities in Mexico  Zacatecas, four times weekly, and Morelia, three times a week starting July 1 & Aeromexico Airlines ( launches twice-weekly nonstop flights between San Diego and Mexico City on July 7, operating Thursdays and Sundays & Aeromexico also debuted a range of online flight information and ticketing options at for passengers on domestic Mexican flights, including itinerary access, seat selection and boarding-pass printing.

GREENS MEAN GO: Iberostar Hotels and Resorts officially opened the new 18-hole, par-72 Playa Paraiso Golf Club golf course at its Iberostar Paraiso Maya resort on the Riviera Maya. The P.B. Dye-designed course joins nine others on the Riviera Maya and Cozumel belonging to the new Mexican Caribbean Golf Association, of which Iberostar is a founding member. For more, go to and


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