AIRLINES said it would launch nonstop, daily flights from
Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta starting Dec. 2. The new service
will bring the number of Mexicanas flights from Los Angeles to
Mexico to 11. The new flights will depart Los Angeles daily at
10:05 a.m. and arrive in Puerto Vallarta at 2:55 p.m. Return
flights will depart Puerto Vallarta at 4:05 p.m. and arrive in Los
Angeles at 5:25 p.m. The new service will be operated aboard an
Airbus plane with room for 12 in business class and 108 in coach.
In other news, Mexicana Airlines instituted a fuel surcharge Nov.
12 for all flights between the U.S. and Mexico. The charge is $10
one-way or $20 roundtrip.
WORLDWIDE VACATIONS is offering reduced prices on
air-inclusive packages to 10 Cancun resorts when booked by Nov. 19.
The promotion includes such things as free nights, room upgrades
and resort credits for travel from Jan. 5 to March 8. Seven-night
packages start at $789 per person, double, at the Omni Cancun Hotel
& Villas, including roundtrip, midweek air from Miami. From New
Yorks Kennedy Airport, a seven-night package at the Gran Melia
Cancun gets you two free nights, with prices starting at $889 per
person, double. Call (800) 229-4999 or visit www.gogowwv.com.
WESTS refurbished, 138-passenger Spirit of Yorktown will
make its debut in Mexico this winter during the companys Sea of
Cortes sailings. The refurbished ship will include four new
balcony-category cabins, a new lobby and lounge and a new art
collection. Sea of Cortes sailings begin Jan. 5 with a John
Steinbeck-inspired cruise exploring the writers travels in the
region, journeys that led him to write The Log From the Sea of
Cortez. Prices start at $2,399 per person, double, including
shipboard activities, lectures and guided excursions. Call (800)
296-8307 or visit www.cruisewest.com.
OF FRIDA, a collection of more than three dozen letters
and drawings by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, will open Jan. 11 at
the Queretaro Art Museum in Queretaro, in central Mexico. The
letters, written during the last four years of Kahlos life, dwell
on her relationship with her artist husband Diego Rivera, on her
politics and on the pain she endured as a result of more than 30
orthopedic surgeries. The exhibit was seen by more than 5,000
visitors when it debuted last year at the Casa Maxwell Gallery in
San Miguel de Allende. Kahlos letters
have been translated into English and appear next to the originals.
Heart of Frida will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to
Sundays from Jan. 11 to Feb. 24. Visit www.frida2007.com.
HOTELS & RESORTS is offering an Early Bird Plus
promotion for customers who book travel by Nov. 30 for stays at any
of 10 all-inclusive Oasis properties in Mexico from Jan. 1 to May
31. The discount is available only through wholesalers and tour
operators selling the resort company. Depending on the property,
the savings range from $20 to $35 a night, per person. Call (800)
44-OASIS or visit www.oasishotels.com.
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