IRRESISTIBLE PRICES TO MEXICO, JUST FLY AEROMEXICO

Houston, Texas, February 23rd, 2011.- Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, announces irresistible air fares to Mexico City, one of the most appealing and fascinating cities in the world.  Fly one way from $159 total price from any destination covered by Aeromexico in the U.S., and discover Mexico.

Tickets must be purchased between February 23 and February 25, 2011.  Passengers can travel from February 23  to April 8, 2011.

Mexico stands out as a cosmopolitan and magical city where history and tradition intertwine with the contemporary and sophisticated spirit of a dynamic capital.

Encounter a destination with hundreds of museums and places to visit, an array of cuisines from all over the world, numerous spectacular events, handicrafts and luxurious shopping malls.

“Aeromexico’s goal is to better serve its passengers, therefore we strive to offer convenient air fares and the best travel options, always with the signature service and quality of our airline,” says Jorge Goytortua, senior vice president of sales for the North America Division.

Passengers will experience Aeromexico’s friendly and warm service as they receive expedited check-in and on time departures in addition to meals and other amenities during the flight.

All Aeromexico flights arrive and depart at the state-of-the art Terminal 2 (T2) at Mexico’s City International Airport, a functional and very practical building that allows for expedited check-in. Aeromexico flies to more than 36 destinations in Mexico plus 12 of the principal capitals in the United States, as well as to some of the most important cities in Europe, Asia and Canada.

Remember to fly with Aeromexico and earn miles on your account regardless of which SkyTeam Frequent Flyer Program you have.

* For terms and conditions on this promotion contact Aeromexico’s call center: 1800 237 6639

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Mayakoba Golf Classic Highlights Sustainable Tourism in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — John Daly, Charles Howell III and Boo Weekly are just a few of the names that will be participating in this year’s Mayakoba Golf Classic, being held at El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The Classic, which made history in 2007 by becoming the first PGA Tour event held outside of the United States, began Wednesday, February 23 with the Pro-Am competition.  The first round of the tournament will start Thursday morning with the final round taking place Sunday, February 27.  All four rounds of the tournament will be broadcast on the Golf Channel.

The Mayakoba Golf Classic highlights a growing trend in the Riviera Maya region to move closer to self sustainability, while focusing on the eco-tourism of the area.  Nestled on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Riviera Maya offers tourist numerous eco-tourism options including a mile long stretch of powdery, white sandy beaches with turquoise waters, snorkeling and diving at a pristine coral reef, which is the second largest in the world, and a world class golf course in El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba.  The area also offers archeological day trips including Chichen Itza, famous for the 91-step pyramid and Tulum, a walled Mayan port city perched above scenic beaches on the Caribbean coast.

“Mexico is committed to providing tourist with valuable eco-tourism options when visiting our country,” said Rodolfo Lopez Negrete, chief operating officer, Mexico Tourism Board. “Mayakoba has done an exceptional job in demonstrating our efforts to be more eco-friendly, while striving for self sustainability.”

Mayakoba is home to four luxurious resorts, two of which are AAA Five-Diamond Award winners, including Fairmont Mayakoba, Rosewood Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Mayakoba and The Viceroy Mayakoba (opening next year). Each property is doing its part to contribute to the area’s sustainability as well, by making a conscious effort to maintain and protect the area’s fragile eco-system.  The hotel properties in Mayakoba feature locally authentic architecture and are all built below the tree-line in an effort to integrate the resort properties with as little disruption to the local environment as possible.

Additionally, to harmonize with its distinctive surroundings, the Fairmont Mayakoba employs a full-time ecologist, and throughout the property, indigenous flora have been carefully tagged, transplanted and grafted in special beds, employing a traditional Mayan technique known as socoleo.  Even the property’s restaurants promote sustainability practices with their use of the chef’s garden, which grows a wide range of fruits and vegetables from pineapples to papaya and tomatoes to carrots.

For more information on eco-tourism opportunities in Mexico and Mayakoba, please visit www.visitmexico.com.

About the Mexico Tourism Board

The Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) brings together the resources of federal and state governments, municipalities and private companies to promote Mexico’s tourism attractions and destinations internationally. Created in 1999, the MTB functions as an executive agency of Mexico’s Tourism Secretariat, with autonomous management and the broad participation of the private sector. The MTB has offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

AIRPORTS COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL (ACI) NAMES CANCUN AS THE BEST AIRPORT IN LATIN AMERICA FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE TIME

Cancun, Mexico (February 22, 2011) – The Airports Council International (ACI) has named the Cancun International Airport as Latin America’s best airport for the second year in a row. Thanks to its quality of its services the airport has been placed among the top five spots worldwide among airports that serve between 5 and 15 million passengers per year.

This is a product of ASUR’s successful job of constantly elevating the quality standards in both service and customer care that it provides for its passengers.

“The Cancun CVB is extremely proud of ASUR’s ongoing quality, service and excellence in maintaining our destination’s airport as one of the top airports to be internationally recognized. When visitors enter our destination, the service, hospitality and professionalism they receive is as equally as important as their experience within the destination, and we are glad our visitors have that top-notch experience from the moment they step foot in Cancun” said Jesus Almaguer, Director of the Cancun CVB.

The award ceremony will take place on the 7th of April during the Regional Assembly of the ACI- ASIA, in new Dehli, India, lead by the General Director of the Airport Council International Angela Gittens.

About Cancun

Cancun is located in the northern part of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It is Mexico’s number one tourist destination and is known all over the world for its spectacular beaches, unique beauty and breathtaking turquoise waters.

Cancun’s shoreline recently underwent a $71 Million Dollar makeover, that featured 1.3 billion gallons of sand to renovating the Hotel Zone’s seashore.  The most popular tourism destination in Mexico and Latin America has also added to its sun, beach, and nightlife, by creating a unique five-day route that will offer visitors a chance to experience adventure and interaction with nature. Cancun and the Treasures of the Caribbean invite travelers to discover the vast natural, cultural and gastronomical cultures of Puerto Morelos, and the four islands of the Mexican Caribbean: Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Contoy and Cozumel. Cancun is a multifaceted destination that combines nature, historical Mayan Culture, glamour, luxury and world class tourism with  adventure,  nature and of gastronomical magic.

For more information, visit the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau website at www.cancun.travel.com

Did You Hear the Latest Buzzzz at Fairmont Mayakoba?

 NEW MELIPONARY AT FAIRMONT MAYAKOBA!

In early 2011, Fairmont Mayakoba welcomed a colony of Melipona becheeii bees to its 48-acre property as part of an effort to sustain this local insect and contribute to its conservation. The hive of stingless bees resides in the hotel’s Willow Stream Spa Garden, where guests are welcome to buzz by for a peek. An important part of the Mayan culture for over a thousand years, the Melipona honey and wax remains important for medicinal use, even today. The bees have arrived as part of a partnership between the hotel and the Melitsak, a local group of 14 women who have developed bee-related goods, who donated the hive in thanks for the hotel’s ongoing support.

The honey produced on site will be combined with honey from other Melipona hives throughout the area for use in custom spa treatments at Willow Stream Spa and in select dishes at each of the hotel’s award-wining restaurants. An integral part of this initiative is Fairmont Mayakoba’s Ecology Manager, Lyn Santos, who has been with the property since the resort’s pre-opening stages, when she was a member of the environmental protection team that made sure the ecosystems were left in better condition than when they were found. Among her duties, Lyn works with non-profits, including Señores D’Zula, who are preserving ancestral Mayan medicinal knowledge, and Flor de Tajonal, a local project that protects the Melipona bees from extinction. 
For more information visit http://www.fairmont.com/mayakoba

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort Welcomes Camels to Cabo

Only Hotel in City to Offer Outback & Camel Safari Discount!

Cabo Camel Safari

MIAMI, Fla. – Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort partners with Cabo Adventures as the only hotel in the city to offer guests a discount on the newest option in nature experiences:  the Outback & Camel Safari.  The beachfront Los Cabos resort welcomes guests to this action-packed adventure available for the first time ever in Los Cabos.

Now through Dec. 15, 2011, guests of Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort can take advantage of a 30 percent pre-arrival discount on this 4.5 hour journey.   The Outback & Camel Safari delivers an in-depth exploration of the Baja desert featuring a ride to the desert in a 4 x 4 Mercedes Benz Unimog vehicle, followed by a fascinating guided nature walk and visit to a sea turtle sanctuary.  Safari explorers will then enjoy an unforgettable camel ride on the beach.  The day is completed with an educational tequila tasting and traditional Mexican meal while overlooking the majestic Pacific.  In the winter, guests can even spy humpback whales as they swim by.

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort room rates start at just $199 per night.  Outback & Camel Safari rates start at $69.00 per adult and $48.00 per child when booked in advance with the resort’s concierge prior to arrival.

For room reservations, visit www.hiltonloscabos.com.  To reserve the Outback & Camel Safari, email the resort’s Gold Key Concierge at enjoy.loscabos@hilton.com.

Terms & Conditions:  Room rate is a starting rate, does not include taxes and services, and is subject to availability.  Outback & Camel Safari is subject to availability. Reduced rate is only available to Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort guests who have already booked their stay.  Guest must reserve through Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort Concierge before arrival.  Available January 15, 2010 to December 15, 2011.  Minimum age is 6 years.  No pregnant guests or guests with back problems permitted.  Other restrictions apply.

About Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort
Ideally set along the destination’s most tranquil stretch of golden beach, the AAA Four-Diamond Award winning Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort boasts 375 spacious and elegantly designed ocean-view guestrooms with private balcony.  All rooms feature high-speed wireless Internet access, mini-bar, in-room safe and LCD television.  Five dining outlets and 24-hour room service make choices seem limitless.  Recreation options feature a fitness center with equipment by Precor, two lit tennis courts, two pools with swim up bars, a Jacuzzi, complimentary yoga classes, as well as a pool concierge available to provide moist hand towels, Ipods, books, magazines and games.  The Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort also features one of the only swimmer-friendly beaches on the tourist corridor, as well as a world-class 7,000 square foot spa, with 13 treatment rooms, and an 18-hole championship golf course. Outdoor activities include snorkeling, kayaking, wave runners and more.  Children ages four to 18 can enjoy the resort’s Cabo Kids Club featuring age-specific activities, arts and crafts, games and a professional staff.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Hilton Hotels & Resorts is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader of hospitality that welcomes guests in more countries than any other full-service hotel brand. The Hilton brand currently includes more than 530 hotels and resorts in 76 countries, and plans to serve travelers in 80 countries by the end of 2011. By offering innovative products, services and amenities, Hilton Hotels & Resorts enables travelers to be at their best 24/7, whether traveling for business or leisure. Start your journey at www.hilton.com. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels.  For 92 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travellers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value.  The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Its brands are comprised of more than 3,600 hotels and 600,000 rooms in 82 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.  The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.  For more information about the company, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.

Riviera Maya Athletes and Families Welcome Spring with a 5K Race

Playa del Carmen’s  second annual ‘Run for Ak Lu’um’ scheduled for March 20, 2011

Playa del Carmen, Mexico – Ak Lu’um International School, Mexico’s first ecological school, invites all Riviera Maya athletes and families to participate in the second annual ‘BuyPlaya 5K Run for Ak Lu’um’.  Sponsored by Playa del Carmen’s leading real estate company, BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors, the race will take place on March 20, 2011 at 8:00am sharp.

Participants will run, walk or stroll the 5 kilometer course leaving from the Parque Leona Vicario, making the loop through Playacar and finishing in the historical Parque Fundadores. The course will be well marked and staffed with volunteers providing a safe and enjoyable event for runners of all ages and fitness levels. Participants may run, walk or stroll, competing as individuals or as a family. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Adult Male (13 years and up)
Adult Female (13 years and up)
Children (6 – 12 years)
Families 

Registration fees are $150mn per adult participant, $100mn per child and $100mn for each individual participating in a family group. Participants may register the day of the race between 6:45am and 7:30am. Pre-Registration is strongly recommended and may be done Monday through Friday in the following locations: Starbucks Playacar (4-8pm) Abyss Dive Shop (9-5pm) and Ak Lu’um International School (8-2pm). Each runner will receive water during and after the race, fresh fruit and other snacks at the finish and an official ‘Corre Por Ak Lu’um’ t-shirt when they present their tag at the end of the race.

Event organizers are currently looking for corporate sponsors and local businesses that would be willing to donate prizes and other race support items. Please contact Sandra Mancilla or Gabriela Nuñez for additional information, sponsorship levels and special needs or visit the official webpage http://www.akluum.com/correporakluum . All race proceeds will support daily programs and special activities at Ak Lu’um International School in Playa del Carmen.

Ak Lu’um International School is a non profit Waldorf Initiative founded in 2006 in the jungle close to Playa del Carmen. The school’s mission is to educate, promote sustainability, develop ecological awareness and encourage children from 2 to 12 to reconnect with our earth. Students at Ak Lu’um learn with their minds, hearts and hands. The curriculum is academically challenging and meaningful with many opportunities for hands-on learning and artistic development. Ak Lu’um welcomes children with special needs and seeks to integrate them fully, giving all children an opportunity to better know, understand and love their fellow human beings. The community at Ak Lu’um International School is bilingual (English-Spanish) and culturally rich with over 10 nationalities represented by staff and pupils.