Travel Weekly's Mexico E-letter: May 5, 2004

AEROMEXICO launched a bonus commission promotion in conjunction with MasterCard enabling agents to earn up to $400 with Aeromexico Vacations when customers pay with their MasterCard on bookings through May 31. Agents will earn a $50 bonus per reservation booked and paid for with a MasterCard and agents who book five reservations will receive an additional $150 bonus commission, for a maximum of $400. In addition, Aeromexico Vacations is offering travelers savings of up to $400. To qualify, travelers must book an air-inclusive vacation with a MasterCard by May 31 for travel through Dec. 31. This promotion is available from any Aeromexico gateway city to all 14 Aeromexico Vacations destinations. This offer must be booked using the promotional code MCMAY. Aeromexico Vacations packages include roundtrip air fare, hotel accommodations and airport transfers. Packages from Atlanta to Cancun start at $414 for three nights at the Continental Plaza Playacar; a three-night stay at the all-inclusive Riu Caribe costs $529; packages from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta start at $419 for three nights at the all-inclusive Solare Vallarta Sunset Bay; and three nights at the Melia Puerto Vallarta start at $434. All rates are per person, double. For information or reservations, call (800) 245-8585 or via Vax VacationAccess.

SPEAKING OF BONUSES, US Airways Vacations is offering customers 5,000 bonus Dividend Miles when they book complete air/hotel packages to select Fiesta Americana properties in Cancun, Cozumel and Mexico City -- with a little help from their travel agents. To qualify, agents must book the packages via Vax VacationAccess by May 31, for travel June 1 through Aug. 31. Packages include roundtrip air on US Airways, hotel accommodations, roundtrip airport transfers and hotel taxes and service charges.

THE MOON PALACE GOLF RESORT in Cancun has a new spa and, consequently, a new name -- the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort. The spa features approximately 19,500 square feet of space and is located inside the resort's golf clubhouse. It is equipped with 30 treatment rooms offering more than 50 spa treatments and services. For the ultimate in indulgence, there's the Golden Suite with a private sauna, steam room, double Jacuzzi, dressing room, two spa treatment tables and a view of the golf course. To book any Palace Resorts property, call (800) 635-1836 or visit www.palaceresorts.com.

FUNJET VACATIONS is offering a Funjet Vacations Loves Kids promotion to Cancun, Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta. The promotion allows children 12 and younger to fly to a destination, and stay and eat at a participating resort starting at $99.99 -- when staying with their parents. The promotion is valid for reservations made through May 14 for travel through June 30. Packages include roundtrip air fare, accommodations at an all-inclusive resort and roundtrip airport transfers. From Chicago, seven-night packages at the Allegro Cozumel by Occidental start at $649.99 per person, double, for adults, and $99.99 per child. Packages to Puerto Vallarta from St. Louis start at $699.99 for adults and $149.99 for children at the Grand & Club Marival Nuevo Vallarta. Vacations to Cancun from Detroit start at $729.99 for adults and $99.99 for children with accommodations at the Caribe Real. For information or reservations, call (800) 558-3050 or book through Vax VacationAccess.

PLEASANT HOLIDAYS and the HYATT REGENCY CANCUN are offering reduced rates when guests stay at the resort July 5 through Aug. 14; bookings must be completed by May 20. Six-night, air-inclusive packages to Cancun from Los Angeles start at $957 per person, double, reflecting a savings of $196 per couple. Packages include roundtrip airport transfers, accommodations, and hotel taxes and surcharges. For information or reservations, call (800) 448-3333 or visit PleasantAgent.com.

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