Pleasant Holidays offers deals on resort stays


leasant Holidays partnered with the Sheraton Cancun Resort & Towers to offer the third night free for stays through Dec. 23. In addition, children age 15 and younger stay free.

Three-night, land-only packages start at $144 per person, double.

Prices include roundtrip airport transfers, accommodations, all hotel taxes and surcharges, and on-site assistance from Pleasant's customer service representatives.

Pleasant also is offering its ValuPak this fall, along with two-for-one deals to all customers who book Cancun travel packages through Dec. 22. The ValuPak, with up to $120 in savings, has discounts on excursions to Chichen Itza and Isla Mujeres, among other destinations.

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Pleasant also teamed up with Mexico's Melia Puerto Vallarta and Melia Cabo Real Beach & Golf Resort to offer guests packages and complimentary room upgrades through Dec. 25. Reservations must be made by Nov. 16 to qualify.

Five-night, land-only packages start at $376 per person, double, at the Melia Puerto Vallarta, and $533 at the Melia Cabo Real Beach & Golf Resort. Prices include roundtrip airport transfers, all hotel taxes and surcharges.To book a Pleasant package, call (800) 448-3333 or visit

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Funjet Vacations said it will offer nonstop charter service from Columbus, Ohio, to Cancun. Seven-night packages departing Rickenbacker Airport will be offered seasonally from Feb. 8 to Aug. 8.

Packages will start at $859.99 per person, double, including air fare.

Travel agents can access Funjet Vacations through VAX VacationAccess or by calling (800) 558-3050.

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US Airways launched nonstop service between Charlotte, N.C., and Mexico City. The service is operated aboard 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft.

Flights depart Charlotte at 10:20 a.m., arriving in Mexico City at 1:25 p.m. Return flights depart Mexico City at 2:25 p.m., arriving in Charlotte at 6:52 p.m.

Mexico City is US Airways' 15th destination in the Caribbean and Latin America served nonstop from Charlotte, following the addition of three new destinations in the last year.

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Runaway teamed with several properties in Los Cabos to offer discounted rates and free nights for the 2004 winter season.

The promotion is based on four-night packages available from Jan. 5 to April 10. Rates include roundtrip air fare.

The following prices are per person, double, based on departures from Los Angeles:
• Hotel Hacienda Beach, starting at $541 for a garden-patio room with a fourth night free.
• Villa del Palmar, starting at $487 for a junior suite and a fourth night free.
• Melia Los Cabos, starting at $612 for a junior suite and a fourth night free.
• Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar, starting at $628 for a deluxe gardenview room and a fourth night free (if booked by Nov. 30).
• Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, starting at $649 for a junior suite, including a fourth night free, a 10% dining discount and use of the fitness center.

For information or reservations, call (800) 622-0723.

To contact reporter Jorge Sidron, send e-mail to [email protected].

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