GREEN: Iberostar Hotels and Resorts, a founding member of
the new Mexican Caribbean Golf Association, pushed back the opening
of its new 18-hole, par-72 Playa Paraiso Golf Club golf course at
the Iberostar Paraiso Maya on the Riviera Maya until June. The
course was originally set to debut in May. Their new course will
join nine others on the Riviera Maya and the island of Cozumel. In
related news, four-night stays are available at the resort
from $859 from Liberty Travel/GoGo
Worldwide Vacations. For more on Iberostar, go to www.iberostar.com. For the Mexico Caribbean Golf
Association, visit www.cancungolf.org.
PACKAGES: TransGlobal Vacations offers early booking
discounts of 5%, or up to $300, on winter 2006 vacations from
Minneapolis/St. Paul to Cancun. Sample pricing, with airfare, three
nights at the Caribbean Village Cancun and roundtrip hotel/airport
transfers, starts at $769.99 per person, double occupancy. Book via
GDS or www.vaxvacationaccess.com, or call (800)
* United Vacations offers getaways
to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, starting at $349 from San
Francisco for vacations booked by May 21 for travel through June
17. Sample vacations include roundtrip airfare, three nights¹ hotel
and roundtrip airport/hotel transfers; prices start at $349 per
person with accommodations at Costa Real Resort and Spa, Los Cabos.
Book via GDS or www.vaxvacationaccess.com, or call (800)
* US Airways
Vacations is discounting air-inclusive, all-inclusive
vacations in Mexico, knocking $200 off stays of seven nights or
more, and $100 off vacations of four to six nights, if booked by
June 30 for travel Aug. 1 to Dec. 17. And agents earn $50 bonus
commission for bookings of four nights or longer. Visit www.vaxvacationaccess.com in the US Airways Vacations
Vendor Center within the Resource Center tab and use keyword
Raise50. For more information, call (800) 455-0123; for groups call
(800) 304-0114 or e-mail [email protected].
AND SAVE: The Hilton Los Cabos Beach and Golf Resort is
peddling three-night honeymoons through Dec. 31. Priced from
$1,692, honeymoons at the 375-unit resort include deluxe ocean-view
accommodations, roundtrip airport transfers, breakfast daily
champagne greeting, a sunset dinner cruise at Cabos Rey, a
snorkeling tour at Gavilan Bay and two 50-minute Swedish massages
at the hotel's Ixchel Spa. For reservations and more information,
call (800) HILTONS or visit www.hiltonloscabos.com.
SEAT: Alaska Airlines won U.S. Transportation Dept.
approval for Los Angeles-to-Mexico City service, and plans an Aug.
2 inaugural. The rights went up for grabs after Delta dropped the
route in January; American, America West and Continental also
applied. United still serves the route.
THOUGHT: Dessert-lovers, head for Los Cabos. Abel Navarro,
pastry chef of the Marquis Los Cabos, Beach, Golf, Spa and Casitas
Resorts in Los Cabos was inducted into the Academie Culinaire de
France (French Culinary Academy) on April 10, joining executive
chef Thierry Dufour. For more information, visit www.marquisloscabos.com.