Mexican destination management company (DMC) Lomas Travel lost a huge chunk of business when it was dropped by vacation packager Mark Travel Corp. last month, but the company may have gained a little of it back.

Classic Vacations has tapped Lomas to serve as one of its DMCs in the Mexican Caribbean, and it appears that Lomas' reputation among travel agents is one reason why. Classic Vacations president David Hu said Lomas owners Joe Martinez and Dolores Lopez Lira and their team "have a tremendously loyal following in the travel agent community."

Mayaland Tours will continue to serve as Classic's primary provider of guided tours and airport transfers in Mexico.

"Classic Vacations is very excited to have Lomas, and the great products and reputation of the Martinez family, as a choice for our customers for both group and FIT travel," said Hu. "Ultimately, adding Lomas provides another dimension to Classic's portfolio and allows travel advisors to make the choice that works best for them."

Lomas had been the primary destination management provider for Mark Travel up until Mark Travel and Apple Leisure Group merged on May 1.

As of June 13, all of Mark Travel's transfers and tour services in the Mexican Caribbean will be handled by Amstar, the ground operator owned by Apple Leisure Group.

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