Travel Weekly's Mexico E-letter: Sept. 27, 2006

CONTINUING ITS MEXICO EXPANSION, Choice Hotels opened the Quality Inn Villahermosa Cencali in the heart of Villahermosa's business district. A franchised property, the hotel is owned and operated by Hotelera Villahermosa. The 159-room Quality Inn offers free Internet access, business center, coffee shop and cocktail lounge, restaurant, and outdoor pool and sundeck. Rooms feature work desks, coffee makers and balconies. For information or reservations, visit

UNITED VACATIONS launched a Fall Sale to Mexico that offers from $50 to $350 off air-inclusive packages, depending on package prices. Packages must be purchased by Oct. 31. The promotion is valid for travel Oct. 1 to Nov. 19, Nov. 26 to Dec. 17 and for all of 2007. Packages include roundtrip air fare on United, accommodations, 24-hour traveler assistance and airport transfers. In addition, up to two children under age 5 stay free. Packages start at $469 per person, double, for three nights at Dos Playas resort with departure from Denver. For information or reservations, call (800) 328-6877 or visit

THE ACAPULCO CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU ( partnered with event-planning firm Destination Ventures to offer travel agent training seminars in eight U.S. cities. Dubbed "Acapulco: Where the World Comes Together," the events will include 60-minute, classroom-style seminars, a supplier showcase featuring top Acapulco hotels and tour operators; and a breakfast or dinner. For upcoming venues and dates and to register, visit

THE ROYAL HIDEAWAY PLAYACAR in the Riviera Maya is offering free wedding services to couples who stay a minimum of four nights through Dec. 15. The complimentary wedding and vow-renewal package includes, among other things, the services of a wedding coordinator, justice of the peace, marriage license and certificate, the wedding ceremony and a room upgrade for the bride and groom. Extras include a wedding cake for up to 20 people, wedding decorations, health certificate and blood test. For additional information, call (800) 858-2258, visit or e-mail [email protected].

HOPING TO BOOST BUSINESS, Barcelo Hotels and Resorts is offering travel agents special industry rates at its nine all-inclusive Mexico properties. Rates start at $44 a night, per person, through Dec. 15. The all-inclusive rate includes all meals and beverages; daily entertainment and activities; and taxes and gratuities. To book, call (800) BARCELO.

Mexico E-Letter Editor:

Jorge Sidron

Phone: (973) 898-0011

[email protected]

For promotional opportunities in the E-letters, contact [email protected].


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