HI PAY: Mile Hi
Tours, Denver, is paying travel agents 15% commission on Mexico
bookings, which can be made via phone, fax, e-mail or the Web.
There is no end date to the pay promotion. For more information,
call (303) 225-4839, send an e-mail to [email protected] or
MAS MEXICO: United
Vacations is offering up to $300 in savings on Mexico vacations to
promote the extension of seasonal air service south of the border.
Service, originally set to end in April, has been extended through
late August. Under the deal, valid for bookings made by March 20
for travel May 1 to Aug. 31, clients save $300 on packages of
$4,000 or more; $200 on vacations priced $2,500-$3,999; $100 off of
vacations $1,000 to $2,499; and $50 off packages of $500 to $999.
Sample three-night vacations to Cozumel start at $474 from Chicago,
including air, hotel and transfers, for Wednesday departures July 6
to Aug. 31. Book via VAXVacationAccess, on the major GDSs or at
GOLFERS: Several hotels in Cozumel offer golf stays that
include free rounds or greens fees at the islands wildlife-rich
Cozumel Country Club. The Coral Princess [(800) 253-2702; www.coralprincess.com) offers three-night deals from
$325 per person from May 1 to Nov. 30. The Melia Cozumel
[(888) 341-5993; www.solmelia.com) proffers unlimited golf, a room and
all meals and drinks for $104 per person, per night, double, until
Dec. 20. Free golf-cart rentals are a feature of deals at Playa
Azul [(011) 52-987 872-0199; www.playa-azul.com) that start at $269 per
person for three nights April 1 to Dec. 20. The Presidente
InterContinental Cozumel [(800) 327-0200; www.intercontinental.com) has a deluxe, three-night
stay for $1,799 per room until Dec. 22. For more on Cozumel, visit
" Six SkyTeam alliance members
moved to new check-in/arrival facilities at
Mexico City Airport that feature more room, enhanced flight
information displays and a bigger passenger drop-off area.
Aeromexico, Air France and Delta are already using the
Continental, KLM Royal Dutch and Northwest will move in soon.
First- and business-class SkyTeam passengers enjoy access to two
Aeromexico Premier lounges or the Continental Presidents Club.
" United Airlines said it will expand the Airbus A320 fleet of its
year-old, low-cost carrier Ted by 20% in 2005, in order to expand
service from Denver, Chicago and Washington farther into Mexico, as
well as the Caribbean and Florida. Ted currently flies to Cabo San
Lucas and Puerto Vallarta. With the addition of nine reconfigured
aircraft from the main United fleet, Teds inventory will rise to 56
of the single-aisle airplanes, up from todays 47.