Travel Weekly's Mexico E-Letter July 16, 2003

WORRY-FREE VACATIONS is offering 50% off the cost of air fare to Cancun from Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul and St. Louis. The discount is bundled in the air/hotel package rate, which starts at $268.99 per person, double, for four nights. Packages must be booked by July 26 for travel Aug. 15 to Oct. 5. Agents should reference promotional code AWFW 4179 to receive the discount. The maximum discount is $200 per booking. For information or reservations, call (800) 328-0025 or visit

THE ALLURE MAYAN RIVIERA RESORT in Tulum launched a Spa Revitalization getaway combining indigenous Mayan therapies with traditional spa treatments. The package features Temazcal, a native Mayan sweat bath used to cleanse the skin, and water therapy in a Cenote, an underground freshwater spring that pools into the property. Traditional treatments at the property's spa also include massage, facials and body wraps. The three-night package starts at $450 per person, double, through Dec. 24. The package includes accommodations, a Temazcal and Cenote session, a one-hour aromatherapy massage, a body treatment and facial, and taxes and gratuities. For information or reservations, call (866) 234-4554 or visit

PLEASANT HOLIDAYS teamed with Brisas Hotels & Resorts to offer discounted rates at Las Brisas Acapulco, Las Brisas Ixtapa and Las Hadas Golf & Marina Resort in Manzanilla. The promotion is in effect through Dec. 20. Four-night, land-only packages start at $309 per person, double, at Las Brisas Acapulco, $272 at Las Brisas Ixtapa and $281 at Las Hadas. Packages include roundtrip airport transfers, hotel taxes and surcharges, and on-site assistance from Pleasant's customer service representatives. For information and reservations, call (800) 448-3333 or visit

IT PAYS TO BOOK at the last minute at the Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort in Cabo San Lucas. The resort launched a $99 Last Minute Great Rate promotion for customers who make reservations within 10 days of their arrival and request the "summer special." In addition, kids under 17 stay free with their parents. Regular rates range from $149 to $395 per room per night. The $99 rate is for a gardenview room, which normally costs $149 a night in the summer and, depending on availability, guests can request an upgrade. The Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort bills itself as the only non-chain, non-timeshare, family-owned resort on the beach and within walking distance to town. It features 115 rooms on 27 acres of property. For information or reservations, call (800) SEE-CABO or visit the Web at

MEXICO'S OCCIDENTAL HOTELS AND RESORTS launched a photo contest for guests, with a grand prize of $10,000 at stake. The promotion will be in place for guests who stay three nights or longer at Occidental Allegro Cozumel or Occidental Grand Cozumel from Aug. 23 to Oct. 4. Weekly finalists will receive a three-night stay for two. One winner from the weekly finalists will be chosen and will receive the $10,000 cash prize. The resorts will charge a $25 photo contest registration fee. For information or reservations, call (800) 858.2258 or visit

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