Travel Weeklys Mexico E-letter: Feb. 23, 2005

ON THE ROAD: Starting Feb. 28, the Mexico Travel Marketplace takes to the road, bringing the latest Mexican travel product news to retailers in a dozen U.S. cities. Major sponsors exhibiting at the event include Cozumel, Loreto Bay, Puerto Vallarta and Vallarta-Nayarit; the Mexico Tourism Board; and airlines Aeromexico, Alaska Airlines and Mexicana. The five-hour event will be held from 3:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates: Feb. 28, Chicago; March 1, Milwaukee, Wis.; March 2, Dallas; March 3, Houston; April 25, Denver; April 26, Phoenix; April 27, San Diego; April 28, Los Angeles; May 9, Sacramento, Calif.; May 10, San Francisco; May 11, Portland, Ore.; May 12, Seattle. Admission and registration is $10. For more information about the marketplace or to register, call (800) 950-3035 or visit

PAMPERED: Marquis Los Cabos Beach, Golf, Spa and Casitas Resort is offering a Sense of Pampering package that features oceanview Junior Suite or Private Pool Casita accommodations; daily in-room breakfast; dinner for two at the gourmet Canto Del Mar restaurant; and perks at the on-site Spa Marquis.  Spa deals include a massage for two, manicure or pedicure, private health consultations, 20% off any treatment for two, and a $50 spa credit per person, per day. Package guests also enjoy VIP airport transfers, late (4 p.m.) checkouts, and a 20% discount at Budget Rent a Car. Sense of Pampering is offered for three to seven nights, starting at $1,280 per person, double, through May 31; $1,125 from June 1 to Oct. 10; and $1,170 from Oct. 11 to Dec. 18. Agent pay is 10%. For information or reservations, call (877) 238-9399 or visit

FORE, GOLFERS: The two-month-old, 432-suite Iberostar Paraiso Maya resort -- on Playa Paraiso near Cancun and Playa del Carmen -- will take the wraps off of an 18-hole P.B. Dye golf course this May.  In addition, come August the resort -- the top of the Iberostar line in Mexico -- adds new shopping and fitness/spa centers. The resort, which features personalized sit-down check-in with no front desk, joins sister properties Iberostar Paraiso Beach, Iberostar Paraiso del Mar and Iberostar Paraiso Lindo. Iberostar pays 10% commission to travel agents. Visit for more information.

EXPERIENCES: The 30-villa Ikal del Mar Resort and Spa in Playa del Carmen is offering five-night Poetic Experience or seven-night Timeless Experience deals through Dec. 20. Both packages include luxury villa accommodations with private pool, daily in-room breakfast and roundtrip airport transfers. Poetic Experience costs $2,839, per villa, (double occupancy), before taxes and service fees, through April 30, and again from Nov. 1 to Dec. 20; and $2,399 from May 1 to Oct. 31. Similarly, Timeless Experience is priced $3,805 and $3,209, respectively, in those same periods. Agent commission is 10%. For more information, call (888) 230-7330 or visit

GROUP PLUGS: The 56-suite Casa del Mar Beach Golf and Spa Resort along Cabo San Lucas hotel corridor is wooing small groups with a 30% discount for travel between March 1 and May 31. Rates start at just $289 per standard room, per night, based on double occupancy, and $339 per one-bedroom suite, per night. Groups enjoy a welcome drink for all; a one-hour margaritas-and-hors doeuvres reception; one upgrade for each 11 rooms paid per night; one complimentary room for each 15 rooms paid per night (non-cumulative); free use of tennis courts and spa facilities (except treatments); 25% off rounds at Cabo Real Golf Course booked with concierge; and no extra charge for use of meetings rooms or outdoor areas. Group rates are commissionable at 10%. For more, send an e-mail to [email protected] or call (888) 227-9621.


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