CONTINENTAL, pending government approval,
will launch its first nonstop routes to Mexico from Los Angeles and
Laredo, Texas, Dec. 16. The Los Angeles daily service will be to
Aguascalientes, Leon-Guanajuato and Morelia on 50-seat Embraer
regional jets. Continental already flies to those markets from
Houston. The daily Laredo flights will be to Mexico City on a
37-seat Embraer regional jet.
RUNAWAY is giving travel agents the
opportunity to earn two free United Airlines tickets for booking
Runaway packages. To receive the first ticket, agents need to
secure seven bookings during the next four months. Bookings must
include international air fare, five nights accommodations and
Runaways cancellation and revision waiver. Four additional bookings
will earn travel agents a second, companion ticket. These benefits
are in addition to the companys current reward program of $50 cash
for every five bookings made under the same conditions. For more
information, agents should contact a Runaway account manager at
(800) 622-0723, extension 8290.
31, travelers can save up to $250 with United Vacations.
The offer is valid on air/hotel vacations to Mexico and other
destinations for travel now through March 15, excluding Dec. 18 to
31. The promotional code SAVE250 must be used at the time of
booking. The $250 discount applies to vacations priced at $3,500 or
more. Other discounts vary from $50 to $200. For information or
reservations, call (800) 328-6877 or visit www.vaxvacationaccess.com.
GUESTS OF THE UPSCALE
Las Alamandas resort can sign up for a day trip on Nov. 20 to
celebrate the Mexican Revolution in the town of Tomatlan. This
year, Tomatlan has extended an exclusive invitation to Las
Alamandas guests, offering a rare opportunity to experience this
festive day when the town celebrates with acrobatic horse dancing,
parades, a rodeo and traditional foods. Tour groups will be
accompanied by an English-speaking guide from Las Alamandas. The
day trip costs $100 per guest, including transportation to and from
the resort to Tomatlan. For information, call Jose Garcia Lomeli at
(011) 52-322-285-5500 or via e-mail at [email protected]. The resorts Web site is www.alamandas.com.
HOLIDAYS and the Velas Vallarta Suites Resort &
Convention Center have partnered on a golf promotion for guests who
travel through Oct. 31 and stay in one- or two-bedroom
accommodations. Guests will receive the fourth night free, plus two
free rounds of golf at a choice of two courses. Additional rounds
of golf will be discounted by 50%. Four-night, land-only packages
start at $207 per person, double, including airport transfers and
all hotel taxes and surcharges. For information or reservations,
call (800) 448-3333 or visit www.PleasantAgent.com.