Travel Weekly's Mexico E-letter: June 2, 2004

SUNTRIPS launched a $199 roundtrip air fare promotion from Oakland, Calif., to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta on select departures. From Oakland to Los Cabos, the promotion is in effect for a June 7 departure, returning either June 11 or 14. From Oakland to Puerto Vallarta, the promotion is in effect for a June 4 departure returning either June 7 or 11 or a June 7 departure returning June 14. Flights are charters operated by North American Airlines or Ryan International Airlines. The promotion can be booked by calling (800) SUN-TRIPS or via the Web at www.suntrips.com.

US AIRWAYS VACATIONS is offering customers 5,000 bonus Dividend Miles for booking air-inclusive packages to Palace Resorts six resorts in and around Cancun. To qualify for the promotion, agents must book the packages through Vax VacationAccess. Bookings must be made in June for travel June 4 to Sept. 30. Packages include roundtrip air on US Airways, hotel accommodations, roundtrip airport transfers and hotel taxes and service charges.

PLEASANT HOLIDAYS set reduced rates and food and beverage credits at the Presidente InterContinental Cancun through Dec. 15. Guests who stay from three to five nights will receive a $40 food and beverage credit per room, in addition to the reduced rate, while guests who stay six nights or longer will receive a $90 food and beverage credit. In addition, children 18 and younger stay free when sharing a room with their parents. Three-night, land-only packages start at $170 per person, double, reflecting a savings of $84 per couple. Prices include roundtrip airport transfers, accommodations, and hotel taxes and surcharges. To book, call (800) 448-3333 or visit www.pleasantagent.com.

IN AN EFFORT TO ATTRACT FAMILIES, Avalon Resorts is offering an Avalon Adventures Pass with up to $400 in discounts to families who book by Aug. 23. The offer is available at the Avalon Grand Cancun and Avalon Reef Club Isla Mujeres. The Avalon Adventure Pass can be used for sightseeing, dining and other activities at the destination. Room rates start at $99 per person, double, and children 12 and younger stay free in their parents' room. To book, call (800) 261-5014 or visit the Web at www.avalonvacations.com.

UNITED VACATIONS is promoting reduced rates for select departures to Cancun this summer. Cancun packages start at $349 per person, double, for seven nights at the Imperial Laguna or $479 at the Continental Plaza Playacar. These prices are valid for July 10 and 17 departures. Seven-night packages at the Oasis Beach & Spa Cancun begin at $579, with seven nights at the Riu Caribe selling for $699. These prices are valid for Aug. 21 and 28 departures. Packages include roundtrip air fare from Washington, hotel accommodations and roundtrip airport transfers. To book, call (800) 328-6877 or visit the Web at Vax VacationAccess.

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