AEROMEXICO announced it would inaugurate
daily nonstop service between Seattle and Mexico City on July 4,
becoming the first airline to fly nonstop between Seattle and
Mexico. Flights will continue on to Guadalajara. Flights will leave
Seattle-Tacoma Airport daily at 8:30 a.m. and arrive in Mexico City
at 3:40 p.m. Return flights will leave Mexico City at 6 p.m. and
arrive in Seattle at 9:35 p.m. "The flight schedule is ideal to
provide connections through our major hub in Mexico City to the
more than 40 business and beach destinations Aeromexico serves
throughout Mexico," said Carlos de Uriarte, Aeromexico's vice
president of sales and marketing, U.S. and Canada.
WAGONLIT TRAVEL ASSOCIATES and GoGo
Worldwide Vacations teamed up for a free passport promotion
to Mexico. Under the initiative, customers who book a Gogo package
through a participating Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associate location
from May 1 to 15 will be reimbursed for their passport application
fee, up to $97. Customers who already hold a valid U.S. passport
will receive a portable 7-inch DVD player instead. A five-night
minimum stay is required at participating resorts. Proof of
passport purchase with copy of the photo page of the passport is
required. Call Carlson at (800) CARLSON.
HOTELS & RESORTS completed a $1.3 million renovation
at its Melia Cabo Real property. The company said the new design
elements and upgrades provide for a more contemporary,
sophisticated look. The renovation included the resort's 305 rooms,
including junior and master suites, three restaurants and lobby
bar. Among the room upgrades are 32-inch, flat-screen TVs; new
furnishings; and artwork. For information or reservations, visit www.solmelia.com.
GROUP RESORTS launched special travel agent rates in an
effort to boost business at its various properties throughout
Mexico. At the Villa del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort & Spa in
Vallarta-Nayarit, for example, agents pay $79 a night for a deluxe
studio, with an all-inclusive option available for an additional
$69 daily. The travel agent promotion is available through Dec. 20.
For details and to book, call (877) 845-5247 or visit www.thevillagroup.com.
DREAMS AND SUNSCAPE Resorts & Spas properties launched
a Kids Stay Free promotion for up to two children age 11 and
younger. The promotion is in effect for travel Sept. 1 to Dec. 16.
Kids also eat for free and enjoy free activities at participating
resorts, translating into an average savings of $800 per week for a
family of four. For information, call (866) 2-DREAMS or (866)
SUNSCAPE or visit the travel agent section on www.dreamsresorts.com or www.sunscaperesorts.com.
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