A million reasons to visit Cancun

CANCUN, Mexico -- This destination is offering visitors 1 million reasons to visit. A chance to win $1 million, to be exact.

The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau launched a "Come-n-Stay Million-Dollar Giveaway," a raffle for visitors who stay at any of Cancun's resorts through Jan. 31.

Under the campaign, clients who stay three or more nights at any Cancun resort will be entered in a raffle to win prizes via their hotel registration cards.

Guests also will receive a certificate for a free night's stay at the same resort, redeemable any autumn through 2007.

The grand prize is a $1 million U.S. Treasury Bond. One second-place winner will drive away with a 2003 Mercedes Benz, and one third-place winner will receive an all-expenses-paid one-week vacation for two to Cancun, including first class air fare, limousine service and a presidential suite at a participating hotel.

Winners will be chosen during a drawing at the Cancun Convention Center on Feb. 14 and will be announced at a New York press conference on Feb. 27.

In conjunction with the promotion, many Cancun restaurants, boutiques, car rental companies and shops will offer discounts of at least 30% through Jan. 31.

For information about the campaign or about Cancun, visit the bureau's Web site at www.cancun.info.

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