Miss Universe package deal

MIAMI -- Miami World Travel offers specialized travel arrangements and commissionable packages to the Miss Universe Pageant, scheduled for mid-May in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The pageant, which marks its 50th anniversary this year, was last held in Puerto Rico in 1972.

More than 14 countries bid to host this year's event, which is expected to attract more than 80 delegates.

Ray Rodriguez, director of sales for Miami World Travel, said his firm has blocked space at 10 hotels in and around San Juan for the pageant.

Packages are land-only or land and air, featuring discounted air fares, such as TWA fares, according to Rodriguez.

Optional extras include car rentals, sightseeing tours and pageant admission tickets.

Sample packages follow:

  • Wyndham Old San Juan Hotel & Casino, three nights, land only, $457 per room, double.
  • Normandie Hotel, seven nights, land only, $768 per room, double.
  • Hyatt Regency Cerromar Beach, three nights, land only, $466 per room, double.
  • A roster of packages and booking information can be viewed at www.world-navigator.com.

    Rodriguez said that the Web site links directly to the Puerto Rico Tourism Co. and to the Miss Universe organization.

    For more details, call (800) 638-8080.

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