Rates & Dates: Presidente property invites guests on a tequila-inspired getaway


The Presidente InterContinental Guadalajara (Mexico) created the Tequila package for aficionados of the Mexican alcoholic beverage made in the area surrounding Tequila, Mexico.


The two-night plan covers deluxe accommodations, breakfast daily and two tequila cocktails upon arrival.

Also included is a trip to Tequila for a visit to the Mundo Cuervo agave plantation and tequila distillery with tequila tastings and roundtrip transportation between the hotel and Tequila.

The plan is priced from $364 per couple, double, and is available from Dec. 20 through March 1.

Presidente InterContinental Guadalajara

Phone: (888) IC-HOTELS


Gogo Worldwide Vacations is offering skiers a handful of discounted packages at select resorts in North America.

The four-night plans, valid for bookings through Dec. 17 and travel through April 6, cover roundtrip air, lift tickets and four nights' accommodations.

Visit Gogo's Web site for prices and destinations.

Gogo Worldwide Vacations

Phone: (800) 229-4999


The Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas is paying travel agents 15% commission on holiday bookings this year.

The increased rate, up from 12%, is valid on all direct bookings through Dec. 15 for travel through Dec. 22.

All-inclusive rates start at $445 per night, double. Room-only rates start at $214 per night, double.

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

Phone: (800) 524-4746


E-mail:[email protected]

The Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, which is located about two miles south of the park entrance in Fish Camp, Calif., is holding its Winemaster's Weekend from Feb. 29 to March 2.

The festival will include workshops on food and wine pairings, international styles of pinot noir and a hands-on blending workshop with various red wines.

The Winemaster's Weekend package is priced from $656 per couple and includes accommodations, participation in the workshops, two wine receptions, a five-course dinner and taxes. If booked by Dec. 31, the package is priced at $616 per couple.

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Phone: (877) 322-5492


GrandLuxeRail Journeys is offering the seven-night journey from New Orleans to California's Napa Valley from April 21 to 28.

The New Orleans to Napa itinerary is the first of four trips offered in the Western Collection. Other trips include Napa-Santa Fe, N.M., departing April 30; Santa Fe-Seattle, departing July 11; and Seattle-San Francisco, departing Sept. 27.

New Orleans to Napa is priced from $5,340 for Vintage Pullman accommodations to $8,200 for Gold Suite accommodations. Prices cover all meals, guided tours and lectures. A $500-per-couple discount is offered if the trip is booked at least three months in advance.

Highlights of the trip are stops in Kansas City, Mo.; Santa Fe; the Grand Canyon in Arizona; Santa Barbara, Calif.; and San Francisco.

GrandLuxe Rail Journeys

Phone: (800) 320-4206


Rates for the preceding are commissionable at 10%, except where noted.

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