Travel Weekly's Mexico E-letter: Sept. 26, 2007

UNITED VACATIONS launched a sale to Mexico offering $100 off per person for air-inclusive packages booked by Sept. 30 for travel through Dec. 15. The promotion code GOMEXICO must be used when making the booking. In Cancun, for example, a three-night package at the all-inclusive Sun Palace starts at $779 per person, double, for Sunday departures from Washington. All packages include roundtrip air fare on United and roundtrip airport transfers. For information or to book, call (800) 328-6877 or visit www.vaxvacationaccess.com.

GOGO WORLDWIDE VACATIONS, meanwhile, launched a promotion of its own to Mexico. Gogo's early-booking incentive includes more than 300 hotels in 90 different destinations, including Mexico. In the Riviera Maya, for example, customers who book by Oct. 28 for travel between Dec. 1 and Feb. 29 pay $625 per person, double, for a minimum three-night stay at the Barcelo Maya Beach & Caribe, a savings of 30% off regular rates. Most Mexico packages are valid for travel Jan. 1 to April 30. For information or reservations, call (800) 229-4999 or visit www.gogowwv.com.

PLEASANT HOLIDAYS is offering packages to Los Cabos in conjunction with the annual Los Cabos International Half-Marathon, a 13-mile race scheduled for Jan. 19. Pleasant, the event's official travel provider, is promoting three-night packages starting at $429 per person, double, including accommodations at Tesoro Los Cabos, registration for the race, a pasta dinner the night before the race and admission to the event's official cocktail party at Cabo Wabo. The Cabo Marathon package is available for travel Jan. 18 to 21. The Los Cabos half-marathon provides a scenic route that wends its way from Cabo San Lucas' Lazaro Cardenas Avenue, through the colorful downtown area, along the shoreline, through the desert and along the Transpeninsular Highway to Cabo Del Sol before returning to Cabo San Lucas. For information or to book, call (800) 536-4032 or visit www.pleasantagent.com.

THE RIVIERA MAYA Tourism Promotion Board and event-planning company Destination Ventures teamed up to offer an educational seminar series called "Come to Know Riviera Maya," featuring 16 events scheduled for various U.S. cities from Oct. 22 to Dec. 6. The evening or breakfast seminars and minitrade shows will include many of the Riviera Maya's leading hotel companies, tour operators and airlines. The cost to attend is $8, including parking; a dinner or breakfast; a 60-minute, classroom-style seminar; and face-to-face meetings with suppliers. For specific venues, dates and registration, visit www.rivieramaya-seminars.com or call (800) 599-6633.

Mexico E-Letter Editor: Jorge Sidron

Phone: (973) 898-0011

[email protected]

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