Travel Weeklys Mexico E-letter: August 10, 2005

FOR THE LADIES: Women can indulge in ancient Mayan practices and modern hotel pampering at the all-suite Hacienda Xcanatuns three-night Girlfriend Renewal Program. Priced at $745 per person, double occupancy, through April 30, the package includes a welcome cocktail; garden-view deluxe-suite accommodations; daily continental breakfast; gourmet dinner with wine; two spa treatments; a personal rock crystal; roundtrip airport transfers; and hotel taxes and service charges. Hacienda Xcanatun pays agents 10% to 13% commission, depending on volume. Call (888) 883-3633, e-mail [email protected] or visit

BOYS N TOYS: The 433-room CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort is offering a Big Boys and Their Toys three-night package for groups of men priced from $717 per room, double occupancy, through Dec. 16. Rates include deluxe ocean-view accommodations; daily round of golf at either Marina Vallarta Golf Club or Vista Vallarta Golf Club; a tequila tasting; a bucket of beer on arrival; and a cigar-rolling demonstration with cigar. Also available, on an a la carte basis, are deep-sea fishing, jungle canopy tours, and more. Travel agent pay is 10%. Call (800) 223-6388 and ask for rate program GGOB, or visit

TWO-FER FREEBIE: Apple Vacations is running a two-fers free air fare promotion to Cancun through Aug. 13. Under the 2 for 1 campaign, travel agents who buy one regular air fare from designated East Coast gateways on USA3000 Airlines get a second travelers air fare free. Gateways include Baltimore; Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Hartford, Conn.; New York (Kennedy); Newark; Philadelphia; and Pittsburgh. More information can be found online at


CAPITAL IDEA: Alaska Airlines began daily nonstop service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Mexico Cityon Aug. 2, and will add a second daily flight Oct. 30. The new Mexico-bound flight departs LAX at 11:51 p.m. and arrives in Mexico City at 5:36 a.m.; the northbound flight departs at 6:36 a.m. and arrives at LAX at 8:34 a.m. Alaska offers connecting service to and from Seattle at LAX. The second daily flight to launch in the fall will offer connecting service to Portland, Ore. The airline flies 134-seat, two-class 737s on the Mexico City route.

STAY FREE: Six member properties of Small Luxury Hotels of the World are offering free nights with three- or four-night stays this fall and winter. The participating hotels are: Casa Natalia in San Jose del Cabo; Hacienda de los Santos Resort in Alamos; Esencia in Playa del Carmen; Hotelito Desconocido in Playon de Mismaloya; La Casa De La Marquesa in Queretaro; and Villa Montana in Morelia. Each property pays 10% commission to travel agents. The offers can be viewed and reservations made at or by calling (800) 525 4800.


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