ATTENTION GUITAR AFICIONADOS. Zihuatanejo will
host the first of what it hopes will be an annual event -- the
Zihuatanejo Guitar Festival -- April 18 to 25. The guitar festival
will feature some of the world's most renowned musicians
specializing in classical, blues, jazz and flamenco guitar,
including Jenny Kerr, Phil "Philbillie" Milner, Jimi Mamou, Nick
Vigarino and Steve Denyes, among others. The event will take place
in seven main venues, including hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs
around Zihuatanejo Bay, including a kick-off concert at Las Gatas
beach. The event will include a free Guitar Fair, a jam session for
local musicians, on April 25 on Zihuatanejo's main plaza. Ticket
prices start at about $4.50. For more information, visit www.zihua-ixtapa.com/zihua/guitarfest or E-mail [email protected].
FUNJET VACATIONS is marketing kids-stay-free
packages to Cancun, the Riviera Maya, Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta.
In Cancun and the Riviera Maya, kids stay free at the all-inclusive
Continental Plaza Cancun from April 16 to Dec. 23, at the
all-inclusive Iberostar Paraiso Beach from May 1 to 31 and Sept. 1
to Dec. 22 and at the all-inclusive Iberostar Quetzal from May 1 to
31 and Sept. 1 to Dec. 22. In Puerto Vallarta, the promotion is in
effect at the all-inclusive Sierra Nuevo Vallarta from April 16 to
Aug. 31, at the all-inclusive Royal Decameron Costas Flamingos from
April 21 to Aug. 31 and at the all-inclusive Vista Playa de Oro
from June 7 to Sept. 5. To book, call (800) 558-3050 or visit the
Web at www.vaxvacationaccess.com.
WORRY-FREE VACATIONS is boosting its seasonal
programs from St. Louis with two new weekly flights to Cancun and
Puerto Vallarta. The St. Louis-Puerto Vallarta program will depart
Fridays from June 4 to Aug. 6. Seven-night air/hotel packages start
at $467.99 per person, double. The operator also announced an
additional weekly flight from St. Louis to Cancun from June 5 to
Aug. 7, bringing the number of its Cancun departures from St. Louis
to eight. A seven-night air/hotel package in Cancun starts at
$524.99 per person, double. For information or reservations, call
(800) 328-0025 or visit the Web at www.worryfreevacationsagent.com.
PLEASANT HOLIDAYS launched free-night
promotions at the Melia Cabo Real All-Inclusive Beach & Golf
Resort in Los Cabos when guests stay from April 10 to June 30.
Guests who book four nights get the fourth night free, while guests
who book seven nights get the sixth and seventh nights free.
Reservations must be made by April 10. With the free nights, a
four-night, land-only package at the resort starts at $499 per
person, double, while a seven-night package starts at $972 per
person, double. Prices include roundtrip airport transfers, meals
and beverages, and hotel taxes and surcharges. For information or
reservations, call (800) 448-3333 or visit the Web at www.PleasantAgent.com.
ROLODEX: Gogo Worldwide Vacations named Colette
Baruth vice president for Mexico and Latin America. In addition,
the company named Fiona Taylor director of marketing for Mexico and