Fla. hotel roundup: Agents can earn nights

  • Agents booking Allegro Resorts' properties through Friendly Holidays in Lake Success, N.Y., can earn free hotel nights. Under the promotion, a three-night complimentary hotel stay will be given to agents booking five reservations each for a minimum of five nights at four Allegro properties in Mexico: Caribbean Village Cancun, Caribbean Village Playacar, Jack Tar Village Cancun and Allegro Resort Playacar. Additionally, for every five nights booked at Allegro's new Royal Hideaway Resort & Spa in Cancun, the agent will receive one free night at the property. Agents must use the free hotel stays by Dec. 15, 1999. There is no limit to the number of free nights agents can earn. Friendly Holidays, Phone: (800) 221-9748
  • Cruise West of Seattle developed a pre- or post-cruise Los Cabos package in conjunction with its seven-night Sea of Cortes cruises. The two-night package features accommodations at the five-star Cabo del Mar Golf Resort and Spa, breakfast daily, a spa treatment and a round of golf at the Cabo Real course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The Los Cabos package is priced at $195 per person, double. Cruise West's Sea of Cortes programs, which will run through April, are aboard the firm's two small ships, the Spirit of Endeavor and Spirit of '98. Rates for the cruises start at $2,395 per person, double occupancy. A pre- or post-cruise, four-night tour through the Copper Canyon also is available. Cruise West, Phone: (800) 426-7702
  • Vacation Express, based in Atlanta, will add seasonal charter service from Indianapolis to Cancun via UPS Airlines Feb. 11. The nonstop charter flights will operate through Aug. 19 twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays. The program will operate with UPS Airlines B-727-100 aircraft, which seat 113 passengers. Three-, four- and seven-night packages are available in conjunction with the service. Air-inclusive rates for a three-night program start at $499 per person, double, including accommodations at Cancun Clipper Club, hotel taxes and airport transfers. Vacation Express now offers Cancun charter programs from 10 cities: Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; Cincinnati; Indianapolis; Louisville, Ky.; Memphis and Nashville, Tenn.; Orlando and Tampa, Fla., and Washington. Vacation Express, Phone: (800) 486-9777
  • Chicago-based Zapotec Tours created Millennium Two packages to Oaxaca to celebrate the holidays next year and ring in 2000. Rates for seven-night, land-only packages from Dec. 18 through Dec. 25 start at $779 per person, double. For seven-night, land-only New Year's packages, running from Dec. 25 through Jan. 1, 2000, rates start at $879 per person, double. Additionally, for bookings paid in full by March 31, agents will earn a 15% commission, and clients will receive a 15% discount. The programs include accommodations; breakfast daily; five dinners; a traditional native dance performance on Christmas Eve or a gala celebration on New Year's Eve (depending on the package selected); five half-day excursions to craft villages outside Oaxaca city and the archaeological zones of Monte Alban and Mitla, and airport transfers. A choice of seven Oaxaca hotels ranging in category from three to five stars is offered. Zapotec Tours, Phone: (800) 44-OAXACA
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