Travel Weekly's Mexico E-letter: Dec. 17, 2003

SUNTRIPS unveiled a "Buy One, Get One Free" promotion from Denver to Cancun and Puerto Vallarta. Under the promotion, customers who purchase one package at the regular rate get a second similar package for free. The promotion is good for select January departures and air-inclusive packages only. SunTrips offers non-stop service from Denver to Puerto Vallarta and Cancun, with four-night packages starting at $449 per couple. Packages include hotel accommodations, roundtrip air fare and airport transfers.

MEANWHILE, for select departures in January, SunTrips also is offering up to two free room nights on its Mexico packages from Oakland, Calif. Destinations offered from Oakland are Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. SunTrips runs its Mexico charters in conjunction with Ryan International Airlines. For information or reservations, call (800) 786-8747 or visit the Web at

US AIRWAYS VACATIONS teamed with Mexico's Occidental Hotels to offer a fifth night free to clients who stay at one of Occidental's resorts in Cozumel. Under the promotion, clients who book packages of five nights or longer receive the fifth night free when they book by Jan. 23 for travel Jan. 1 to 31. Participating resorts are the Allegro Cozumel by Occidental and the Grand Cozumel by Occidental. Five-night packages start at $897 per person, double, at the Allegro Cozumel by Occidental from Baltimore, and $987 at the Grand Cozumel by Occidental from Baltimore. Packages include roundtrip air fare on US Airways, hotel accommodations, roundtrip airport transfers and hotel taxes and service charges. Bookings can be made via or by calling (800) 455-0123.

LAST MINUTE DEAL: ATA Airlines launched an "Everyone Must Go" promotion from San Francisco to a number of destinations, including Cancun. Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 19 for travel Jan. 7 to March 17. A one-way ticket from San Francisco to Cancun is $179. Prices are based on the purchase of a roundtrip fare. For more information or to make a reservation, call (800) I-FLY-ATA or visit the Web at

AVALON RESORTS in Mexico is offering couples who purchase a wedding or honeymoon package 20% off the cost of the package, plus a fifth night free. The promotion will be in place through Dec. 21, 2004, and includes the services of a wedding coordinator. The four-night package, with free fifth night, costs from $1,299 per couple. Included are the wedding ceremony, a cake, one dinner for two and wedding announcements. The four-night honeymoon package starts at $449 per couple. For information, call (800) 261-5014 or visit

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