Travel Weeklys Mexico E-letter: February 22, 2006

GOGO WORLDWIDE VACATIONS launched an expanded Mexico spring product line featuring two new resorts in Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. The new resorts, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat and Spa in Los Cabos and Villa del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, are part of a spring product line that includes competitive rates on packages that include spa and golf credits, room upgrades, free nights and reduced rates, according to Gogo. For information or reservations, call (800) 229-4999 or visit

WHAT DOES $13,000 A NIGHT get you in Mexico? For the money, you can stay at Casa Papelillos, a new, 11,300-square-foot villa in the Punta Mita development on the northwest edge of the Bay of Banderas near Puerto Vallarta. Designed by celebrated Mexican architect Diego Villasenor, the villa comes with a staff to cater to guests every whim, a main house with seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, an infinity pool and fully equipped gym. A 3,000-square-foot guesthouse is attached. A stay at Casa Papelillos includes a chef to cook meals, house staff, airport transfers, preferential tee times at the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course at Punta Mita and use of the homeowners beach club. For information or reservations, call (888) 647-0979 or visit

RESPONDING TO DEMAND, Aeromexico extended to April 5 an online promotion offering 15% off travel to Mexico from 12 U.S. gateways. To qualify for the promotion, customers must visit and select the 15% discount fare option, which can be applied to both coach and first-class seats. The promotion applies to all of Aeromexicos destinations served from the following U.S. gateways: Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Houston; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami; New York (Kennedy); Ontario, Calif.; Orlando; Phoenix; and San Diego.

UNITED VACATIONS is extending its Travel Agent Booking Bonus promotion to Latin America, including Mexico City, through March 31. The promotion provides a $25 American Express gift check plus 15% commission to agents who book a minimum three-night package through March 31 for travel through Dec. 31. In addition, agents who use to book will earn an additional 1% commission, for a total of 16% pay. Web bookings include 1,000 bonus miles for clients in addition to regular miles earned on United, Ted or United Express tickets.

MICROTEL INNS & SUITES opened a113-room Microtel Inns & Suites in Culiacan. The new Microtel is centrally located about six miles from Culiacan Airport. It features regular rooms and suites with queen-size beds, free local calls, Internet access, cable TV, free continental breakfast, free airport shuttle and a daily social hour in the lobby. The hotel also features a business center and meeting facilities. For information or reservations, call (800) 771-7171 or visit


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