MEXICO CITY -- The great deals offered by Mexico suppliers aren't
just for your clients. Several promotions are offered to travel
agents, as well.
The following is a sample of what's available:
Occidental-Allegro Hotels & Resorts is offering 20%
commission to agents who book the new Occidental Grand Flamenco
Xcaret Resort & Spa in Playa del Carmen, which is scheduled to
open July 1.
The offer applies to all bookings (except groups) made by Aug.
31 through the hotel's toll-free number -- (800) 858-2258 -- for
travel between July 1 and Dec. 21. It also applies to nightly
introductory rates starting at $110 per person, double.
In addition, for each booking of three nights or longer made by
June 29 through a tour operator or the toll-free number, the agent
will receive three complimentary nights between July 1 and Dec.
The resort also is offering agent rates for stays between July 1
and Dec. 21, starting at $30 per night, double.
Aeromexico Vacations is enticing agents by offering the chance
to win a "premier fam" trip to Cancun. All agents who sell more
packages this summer than they did last summer are entered into the
The winners, based on sales from June 1 to Aug. 15, will be
selected and notified the week of Aug. 19. Two agencies per city
offering Aeromexico nonstop service to Cancun will be selected.
Cities offering the nonstop service are Atlanta, Los Angeles,
Miami, New York, Phoenix and San Diego.
The premier fam departs the week of Sept. 5 and includes a first
class air ticket and limousine transfers.
An agency can determine its 2001 summer production by calling
(414) 934-1703 or e-mailing Jessica Callahan at [email protected].
Aeromexico Vacations can be booked in all four GDSs under vendor
code AMV; by calling (800) 245-8585, or (800) 672-8380 for
Spanish-speaking agents); or on the Web via VAX Vacation
MexSeaSun Vacations, the tour operator partner of Mexicana
Airlines, extended its 15% commission bonus for new bookings
through July 31 for travel completed by Dec. 15.
Packages are available from Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose
and Oakland, Calif.; Denver; San Antonio; Miami; Newark; and
MexSeaSun is available via the GDSs and VAX Vacation
Access. For call center reservations, call (866) 263-9732 or
On the house
If you spring for the air fare, Club Med has a free room for you
at a choice of two villages in Mexico. Club Med's Vacation on Us
program offers U.S. agents a free seven-night stay for travel
through Oct. 31.
The offer includes an open bar and is based on standard
accommodations. Guests staying in the same room with agents pay $35
In Mexico, the offer is available at the Club Med villages in
Cancun and Ixtapa.
To schedule your free vacation, call (800) 536-2965. For client
reservations, call (800) CLUB-MED.