COMPLETED its beachfront revitalization project earlier
this month in time for the busy winter season. Phase two of the
rejuvenation project focused on the destination's beachfront
communities and open spaces along Olas Altas Boulevard, which
received new park benches in spruced up gardens and recreational
areas along the boulevard. A new six-mile boardwalk stretching from
the beachfront Golden Zone resort district to Old Mazatlan will
enable visitors to stroll along Olas Altas Boulevard from the
famous Fisherman's Monument to the Continuity of Life Monument
while taking in the sights.
LOW-COST CARRIER Click Mexicana launched service from Los
Angeles and Las Vegas to the city of Torreon. With the new service,
which was launched earlier this month, Click became the first
Mexican low-cost carrier to fly outside the country. Click is
offering two weekly nonstop flights from Torreon's Francisco
Sarabia Airport to Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The flights are
operated aboard Fokker 100s with 100 seats in Coach Plus. Click
flies to some 19 cities in Mexico, including Mexico City, Huatulco,
Cancun, Cozumel and Oaxaca. U.S.-based customers can purchase
tickets on Click through www.mexicana.com.
ITS ACQUISITION in February of Casa de Sierra Nevada hotel
in San Miguel de Allende, Orient-Express Hotels, Trains &
Cruises said it purchased Sazon, a cooking school and retail store
located in an 18th century hacienda in the same town. As a result
of the purchase, Orient-Express said it will offer culinary
packages starting in January and will open Sazon for cooking
classes and shopping on Oct. 28. Customized cooking packages will
be offered for groups of 10 or more. Packages will include
accommodations at Casa de Sierra Nevada, hands-on cooking classes,
dinners in private homes and tours. Call (800) 701-1561 for
culinary packages that include accommodations or visit www.casadesierranevada.com.
LEISURE is offering agents the opportunity to earn a bonus
commission of $400 for every three bookings of three nights or
longer at the new Azul Blue Hotel & Spa on the Riviera Maya. To
qualify, agents must purchase Creative Leisure's Trip Protection
Plan, and bookings must be received by Feb. 28 for travel Nov. 1,
2006, and beyond. Creative Leisure said the
bonus is part of a combined promotion through which agents receive
$100 for each booking from Karisma Hotels, plus an additional $100
for each of three bookings made through Creative Leisure. Call
(800) 413-1000 or visit www.creativeleisure.com.
CORRECTION: Speaking of Azul Blue Hotel
& Spa, the Oct. 18 Mexico E-letter featured an incorrect Web
address for the new property. The correct address is www.karismahotels.com/azul_blue/index.html.
Phone: (973) 898-0011
opportunities in the E-letters, contact [email protected].