Here's a quick rundown of what's happening south of the
border.Viva Resorts lowered its rates by as
much as 30% at its six resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. The
company's Mexico properties are the Viva Maya and Viva Azteca in
Playa del Carmen and the Viva Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta.
Rates at the Viva Maya start at $85 per person, double; prices
at the Viva Azteca start at $95, and rates at the Viva Vallarta
start at $80. All rates are in effect through Dec. 22.
Travel agents who book via the firm's toll-free reservations number
or Web site will receive 12% commission plus $10 per booking. The
commission bonus is valid on new bookings for travel through Dec.
Meanwhile, Viva Resorts introduced in-room continental breakfast
as part of the company's inclusive concept. The feature is
available at Viva Vallarta and Viva Azteca.
Guests can order continental breakfast from room service daily
from 7 a.m. to 10 am. A full breakfast buffet is available at all
For details, call (800) 898-9968 or visit www.vivaresorts.com.
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Cancun's Real Resorts is offering discounted
rates to rescue workers involved in the search-and-recovery
operations in New York and Washington. The hotel company's Red,
White & Blue inclusive packages are available at the Gran
Caribe Real Resort & Spa and the Costa Real Hotel & Suites,
both in Cancun, and the Gran Porto Real Suites & Spa in Playa
The packages include all meals, beverages, a children's program,
taxes and gratuities. Air fare is not included. Rates are $55 per
night (reduced from $220) for two at the Costa Real and $70 per
night (reduced from $280) at the Gran Caribe Real and the Gran
Two children ages 12 and younger can stay for free in the same
room as their parents. The rates are valid through Dec. 23.
To book, call (800) 543-7556 or visit www.real.com.mx.
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TheFour Seasons Punta Mita, located 45 minutes
by car north of Puerto Vallarta, is marketing a variety of
packages. The Renewal package costs $300 per night. It includes
accommodations in a Casita room with an ocean view, daily
breakfast, one massage per person and a 50% discount on a round of
golf with equipment.
A five-night spa package costs $3,400 for a Casita room with
ocean views. The package features the following per guest: two
eight-minute massages, one 50-minute massage, one body scrub, one
additional body treatment, a manicure and pedicure, a spa gift and
airport transfers. All packages are priced per room.
For reservations, call (800) 332-3442 or visit www.fourseasons.com.
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Mexicana Airlines relaunched its package
vacation operation, MexSeaSun, with Mark Travel Corp. The airline's
private label was formerly operated by Apple Vacations.
The packages are accessible via the major CRSs under the vendor
code MSS, and also through the VAX Vacation Access Internet booking
system, at www.vacationaccess.com.
For additional information, call (866) 263-9732.
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Aeromexico launched a frequent flyer program
for corporate members and their employees. Called Corporate Club
Premier, it lets members accrue points every time their employees
fly with Aeromexico or a code-share partner.
Points can be redeemed for free award tickets, upgrades to Clase
Premier and Salon Premier airport lounge memberships. Gold
Corporate Club Premier members receive additional benefits.