Operators offer packages to Mexico

Friendly Holidays of Lake Success, N.Y., offers Cancun holiday packages.

The firm developed four- and six-night packages coinciding with Christmas and New Year's that include roundtrip air fare from New York's Kennedy Airport.Six-night packages are available with departures on Dec. 23, 24 or 26, and four-night programs offer departures on Dec. 29 or 30. Seven hotels and five inclusive resorts are available under the promotion.

Among the options are Continental Plaza Cancun; Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun and Krystal Cancun, and the inclusive resorts of Blue Bay Village and Cancun Palace. Rates for a six-night package range from $1,019 per person, double, to $1,892. Four-night program rates range from $909 to $1,399.

The packages include roundtrip air fare from New York (Kennedy), airport transfers, accommodations and hotel taxes.
Friendly Holidays
Phone: (800) 221-9748

Free nights are available at Camino Real properties in Puerto Vallarta and Huatulco through Pleasant Mexico Holidays, based in Westlake Village, Calif.

At Camino Real in Puerto Vallarta, the free night is valid for stays from Dec. 1 to 15 and Jan. 2 to 20 in three categories of accommodation: deluxe ocean, club floor ocean or club floor Jacuzzi. Rates start at $190 per person, double, for a four-night package at the property in December and $263 for the same program in January.

At Camino Real Zaashila in Huatulco, the free night is available in all room categories through Dec. 19. Rates for a four-night plan at Camino Real Zaashila start at $249 per person, double.

Pleasant also is offering every second night free for new reservations at Velas Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta. The promotion, valid for travel through Dec. 20, applies to run-of-the-house junior suites and one- and two-bedroom oceanview suites.

Land-only rates for a four-night plan at Velas Vallarta start at $134 per person, double. Rates include accommodations, airport transfers, hotel taxes, surcharges and on-site assistance from a Pleasant Mexico Holidays representative.
Pleasant Mexico Holidays
Phone: (800) 448-3333
Web: www.PleasantHolidays.com

Travel Impressions, based in Farmingdale, N.Y., will give clients who are staying at Hyatt Regency Acapulco 500 bonus frequent flyer miles with American Airlines, Continental or Aeromexico as well as a sixth night free.

To take advantage of the promotion, bookings must be made by Dec. 15 and paid for by Dec. 24. Land-only package rates at the property start at $179 per person, double, for three nights and $345 for seven nights.

Rates include accommodations and airport transfers. Air-inclusive programs also are available from gateways nationwide.
Travel Impressions
Phone (800) 284-0044

Vacation Express of Atlanta launched charter packages to Cozumel from Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; Cincinnati; Louisville, Ky.; Memphis and Nashville, Tenn., and Washington.

From most cities, three- to seven-night packages are available and include roundtrip air fare, accommodations, airport transfers and hotel taxes. Rates start at $519 per person, double, for a three-night package from Atlanta.

Among the featured properties are Allegro Resort Cozumel, Fiesta Americana Cozumel Reef, Plaza Las Glorias, Playa Azul, El Cozumelno Beach Resort and Paradisus Cozumel.

Charter air service is provided on Allegro Air, Panagra Airways and UPS Airlines, all three of which utilize B-727 aircraft. Connecting service from Cancun to Cozumel is provided by Mexicana Airlines.

The firm offers add-on air fares using Delta Air Lines from many U.S. gateways to the departure cities.
Vacation Express
Phone: (800) 486-9777

Seattle-based Sunmakers reduced rates on six-night land packages to five Mexico beach resorts: Cancun, Ixtapa, Los Cabos, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.

The promotion features about 25 hotel choices, and rates range from $141 per person, double, at Buenaventura in Puerto Vallarta to $836 at Presidente Inter-Continental in Ixtapa. Rates, which are valid until March 31, also include airport transfers.Rates are commissionable to agents at 12%.
Sunmakers
Phone: (800) 841-4321

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