Travel Weeklys Mexico E-letter: July 12, 2006

REAL RESORTS said it will open the 281-room, adults-only Royal Cancun in January. Situated in the middle of Cancuns hotel zone, the all-suite property will be marketed as a luxury resort with a casually elegant atmosphere, modern amenities and classic Mexican design elements. Designed by Mexican architect Jokin Luisa Donnay, the oceanfront property will cost $55 million to build and will feature the brands signature Royal Service program in about 80% of rooms. Among other upgrades, Royal Service includes a dedicated concierge, upgraded room amenities and a welcome gift. The resort will feature six room types, including what Real describes as Cancuns only swim-up master suite. The resort will have six restaurants, a spa and 3,000 square feet of meetings space. For additional information, e-mail Real Resorts at [email protected].

MEANWHILE, Real Resorts is offering booking incentives at the Royal Porto Real Luxury Resort & Spa in Playa del Carmen. Under the initiative, agents who book the resort by July 31 will receive a $50 booking bonus, and the client will receive a $100 spa voucher for every four-night minimum stay through Nov. 15. For information or reservations, call (800) 868-9781.

ANOTHER MEXICAN RESORT targeting agents is the Paraiso de la Bonita in the Riviera Maya. The 90-suite boutique property, a member of Leading Small Hotels, is promoting a $198 a night agent rate through Dec. 15. The rate, priced about 70% below the regular rack rate, is available to certified IATA agents and can be booked by calling (011) 52-998-872-83-30 or by visiting www.paraisodelabonita.com.

TRAVEL IMPRESSIONS is promoting Mexicos golf courses and spa resorts with its Tee Time & Spa Too promotion, available at a number of the destinations properties. Among other things, the promotion includes free rounds of golf, free golf equipment rentals and discounts at golf pro shops as well as free or discounted spa treatments and use of spa facilities at participating resorts. The promotion is available on bookings made through Aug. 31 for travel through Dec. 15. A list of participating properties and details is available at www.travelimpressions.com (click on the Tee Time & Spa Too icon). As an incentive, agents who book the package on the Web will earn an additional 1% commission. For information or to book, call (800) 284-0044.

CLICK, Mexicanas low-cost subsidiary, is planning to bring its low-fare service to the U.S. market for the first time. Click filed late last month with the U.S. Transportation Dept. for approval to fly between Torreon, Mexico, and Las Vegas and Los Angeles aboard Fokker F100 planes. Mexicana would place its code on the flights.

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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