Agents have their own specials, too

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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:

20% pay

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. 21.

The resort also is offering agent rates for stays between July 1 and Dec. 21, starting at $30 per night, double.

Premier fam

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 drawing.

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 Access.

15% commission

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 Chicago.

MexSeaSun is available via the GDSs and VAX Vacation Access. For call center reservations, call (866) 263-9732 or visit www.mexseasun.com.

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 per night.

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.

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