Mexico is making an all-out push to have
the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza in Yucatan state
added to a revised list of the Seven Wonders of the
World thats in the making.
archaeological site, already a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one
of 21 finalists in a contest organized by the Switzerland-based
founded in 2001, hopes to update the list because only one of the
original seven ancient wonders, the Great Pyramid of Giza, is still
In a recent U.S.
tour, Mexico President Vicente Fox, Tourism Secretary Rodolfo
Elizondo, Yucatan Governor Patricio Patron and Mexico Tourism Board
CEO Magdalena Carral met with tourism industry leaders in New York
to state Chichen Itzas case.
The new Seven
Wonders of the World will be announced on July 7. For more
information, visit www.new7wonders.com.
Marquis Reforma Hotel and Spa in Mexico City is
partnering with American Express to offer certain
cardholders a range of spa treatments at Mexico Citys Benito Juarez
Centurion Card and American Express Platinum Card members can enjoy
complimentary, 15-minute Spa Marquis treatments, including neck and
shoulder rubs, foot reflexology and shiatsu chair massages, in the
new Platinum Centurion Club airport lounge near Gate 31.
treatments are available Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to
10 p.m. For more information on the
Marquis Reforma, visit www.marquisreforma.com.
Airlines is busy expanding service to Mexico from key
markets in the midwestern and western U.S. this winter.
The carrier will
begin daily operations between Los Angeles and Cabo San Lucas on
Dec. 9; San Diego and Cancun on Dec. 16; and Denver and Guadalajara
on Dec. 22.
will increase its weekly Cancun-Indianapolis and Cancun-Nashville
services to three times per week on Nov. 18. It will relaunch St.
Louis-Cancun service on Nov. 18 and introduce nonstops between
Kansas City, Mo., and Cabo San Lucas on Dec. 16.
On Dec. 20, the
carrier will start its second year of seasonal, twice-weekly
connections between Denver and Acapulco. In all, Frontier will
offer nonstops from Denver and seven other U.S. cities to eight
destinations in Mexico this winter.
information, visit www.frontierairlines.com.
Mark Chesnut is Travel Weekly's Mexico editor. E-mail him
at mar[email protected].