Personalized Spa, Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat led by Mas Vidal, International Ayurveda Authority, September 18-25th, at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Includes Guided YogaVeda, Healing Spa Treatments, Individual Consultation,
Penthouse Suite & Gourmet Spa Cuisine

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico (June 7, 2012) – Led by internationally-recognized Ayurveda Practitioner Mas Vidal, the Spa + Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat combines guided YogaVeda Meditation, healing spa treatments, amenities inspired by the native land, focus on one’s Inner Being, a menu of gourmet Spa cuisine, and more.  In addition, the founding director of Dancing Shiva Yoga & Ayurveda Studio in Los Angeles, Mas Vidal will consult with attendees prior to the retreat to determine individual goals and design an effective Spa + Yoga & Ayurveda program.  A percentage of profits from the retreat will be donated to charities in the community.  The retreat will be held September 18-25th at AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.

 

Throughout the Spa + Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat, in daily sessions, Mas Vidal will teach YogaVeda, a combination of Hatha Yoga and the ancient science of Ayurveda – founded on the scientific principles of Tri–dosha (water, fire and earth), showing the way of transformation for one new integral lifestyle. Guided deep meditation, Pranayama and chanting, and contemplative strolls with Mas Vidal will also be conducted daily.  At the resort’s world-class spa, participants will experience daily healing spa treatments inspired by the destination’s Huichol Indians, including a Gold Bath Therapy, Tukipa Massage, Shirodhara Massage, Diamond Magnetic Body Wrap, The Cure Facial, and more.  Insuite bath rituals, a Four-Hand Samunprai Massage on the guest’s suite’s private terrace, and unlimited access to the Spa’s Hydrotherapy Circuit, with dry sauna, herbal steam room, pressure shower, plunge lagoon, Jacuzzi, hydro-reflexology and lounge area, are also part of the Retreat.

Accommodations during the Retreat will be in one of the resort’s 1,750 sq ft Duplex Penthouse Suites with a spacious, private ocean-view roof terrace, Jacuzzi and other spa amenities.  A la carte gourmet dining at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit’s three AAA Four Diamond rated restaurants, Piaf, Lucca and Frida, is available, in addition to pool and beach-side dining, and 24-hour in-suite service.

The Retreat is designed for students of all levels seeking to cultivate physical, mental and spiritual health, the seven-night Spa + Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat costs $5,693 per person in double occupancy and $7,086 in single occupancy at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (September 18-25, 2012).  The all-inclusive rate also includes unlimited access to the fitness center, nightly entertainment, premium branded beverages, tax, and gratuity.  For more information or reservations, call Velas Resorts at 1-877-418-3067 in the U.S. or Canada, email spa@velasresorts.com or visit www.luxyuryspamexico.com.

The Spa + Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat is the first in a series of week-long Personal Experience Retreats at Velas Resorts, with world-class destination spas in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, in 2012.  Others include an AfroCaribe Retreat that combines sacred Music & Dance and Tao Spa healing treatments led by Kimberly Miguel Mullen at Casa Velas and a Kundalini Meditation & Gong Healing Retreat led by Harijiwan, internationally known for his unique Gong playing skills with over 30 years of experience in the science of Kundalini yoga.

About Mas Vidal:
Mas Vidal is the Director and Founder of Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda (DSYA) in Los Angeles, California, the original center dedicated to the practice, education and lifestyle of the great Vedic sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda. Since its opening in 2001 the center Mas has been committed to teaching an integral form of yoga that combines the classical yoga system of Patanjali, integrated with Ayurveda’s science of Tri-dosha. Under Mas Vidal’s direction DSYA has been recognized internationally for developing a strong balance between the mind-body relationship and the spiritual principles emphasized in both yoga and ayurveda. Mas Vidal strongly encourages education in a practical sense and as a way of life in his dynamic yoga classes. The center is aligned with various notable institutions of health and wellness, spirituality and higher learning throughout the United States, Europe and India and maintains interaction in the areas of consulting, research and providing educational materials

About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, an all-suites and spa resort located just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and a recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award.  The resort features 267 spacious ocean-view suites.  The crown jewel of the resort and a member of Leading Spas of the World, the Spa at Grand Velas features 20 treatment rooms, over 60 spa treatments, gym and exercise room, spa boutique and beauty salon.  The family-friendly resort also offers tiered three-temperature infinity pools, tennis court, 25,321 total sq feet of meeting space and a Kids Club. Nearby are championship golf courses, numerous options for soft adventure, and the charming town of Puerto Vallarta with its many shops, art galleries and nightlife.  Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has received numerous accolades within the industry, including most recently as one of Forbes’ 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts.

 

 

DELTA AIR LINES INVESTS IN GRUPO AEROMEXICO

Mexico City, Mexico June 5, 2012. – Today, Grupo Aeromexico (Mexico: AEROMEX.MX) received $65,000,000, from Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) as part of Delta’s investment in Mexico’s flagship airline’s capital stock; thus strengthening its financial position, confirming its expansion project and creating the leading airline alliance in the Mexico-U.S. market.

The Mexican Federal Competition Commission (CFC) authorized the operation that allowed Delta Air Lines to underwrite and purchase 30,182,855 shares of stock equivalent to 4.17% of Grupo Aeromexico’s capital stock, paying the $31 Mexican pesos per share Grupo Aeromexico offered in its IPO. This stock purchase also gives Delta a seat on the Grupo Aeromexico Board of Directors.

This is the first time a global carrier buys equity in a national Mexican airline. Both companies will share best practices in sales, operations, equipment maintenance and staff training- enabling them to offer customers the same travel experience on any of their flights.

“Expanding the business relationship with our main partner and attracting foreign investment in Aeromexico is a matter of great pride for all of us that are part of the best airline in Mexico. This undoubtedly reflects Delta’s trust in our company and will allow us to serve a larger number of passengers through our global network,” said Andrés Conesa, CEO of Grupo Aeromexico.

“The benefits of connectivity and strength are of great value to our customers worldwide,” said Richard Anderson, Delta’s Chief Executive Officer.  “This agreement also represents a new stage in a key relationship, which we have been developing for years.”

This financial transaction is part of the global contract the carriers signed last year to create a unique alliance in Latin America. This is a long-term agreement that will benefit passengers through the expansion of our codeshare flights.

The carriers collectively offer 93 codeshare destinations that represent 733 daily flights in eight countries. They have also been working on improving and increasing flight schedules to respond to customers’ needs in destinations such as New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago and Miami, new daily service to Washington D.C. from Mexico City and new flights to Atlanta coming soon. Customers of both airlines enjoy a streamlined purchasing process that allows them to book their travel through to their final destination.

Consolidation of this alliance also includes the companies’ joint investment in their Maintenance, Repair and Operation (MRO) business at new facilities the carriers plan to open in Mexico in 2013. Grupo Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines will invest equal amounts to expand their aircraft repair business, which will also create new jobs.

Both carriers, which are leaders in their respective markets, reaffirmed their commitment to keep offering customers their best quality service.

Aeromexico, Mexico’s leading airline, transported 14 million passengers in 2011. It offers more than 550 daily flights to 42 destinations within Mexico and 30 destinations in The United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

Delta and Delta Connection serve 350 destinations in 65 countries on six continents and carry more than 160 million passengers per year. The U.S. carrier serves 32 countries and 54 destinations in the region from the International Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta with more than 1,000 weekly flights between the U.S. and Latin America.

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About Grupo Aeroméxico

Aeromexico, S.A.B. Ltd., is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. It has a fleet of Boeing 777, 767, 737 and the latest models of Embraer 145 and 190. As of 2011, an important expansion plan began that includes the incorporation of 20 new planes and properties over the next 24 months.

Grupo Aeromexico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City International Airport. The Group’s airlines operate over 450 daily flights to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

 

Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance comprised of the following 16 airlines: Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, Saudia, TAROM Romanian Air Transport, and Vietnam Airlines. SkyTeam offers all partner airline passengers a large global network with more destinations and frequencies, and improved connectivity. Passengers can accrue and redeem miles with the different partners’ loyalty programs and enjoy the convenience provided at 465 airport lounges worldwide. SkyTeam offers its 506 million annual passengers more than 14,731 daily flights to 958 destinations in 173 countries. www.skyteam.com

About Delta Air Lines

Delta is working to become the best U.S. carrier in Latin America and the Caribbean. As part of that goal Delta has established a long-term exclusive alliance with GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes investing more than US $100 million in GOL. Likewise, Delta has invested more than US $65 million in Aeroméxico as part of a long-term exclusive commercial alliance and entered a code sharing agreement with Aerolíneas Argentinas solidifying its footprint in Latin America.  Executive Travel magazine recognized Delta with the Gold Leading Edge Award for the Best Flight Experience to Mexico. Delta provides service in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport reaching out to 32 countries and 54 destinations in the region offering more than 1,000 weekly flights between Latin America and the U.S. Spanish speaking Delta customers can receive assistance in Spanish through its Twitter channel @DeltaAssist_ES providing real-time, on-the-go travel assistance from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.

 Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the past year, Delta was named domestic “Airline of the Year” by the readers of Travel Weekly magazine, was named the “Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline” by PCWorld magazine for its innovation in technology and won the Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 350  destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in AmsterdamAtlantaCincinnatiDetroit,MemphisMinneapolis-St. PaulNew York-LaGuardiaNew York-JFKParis-Charles de GaulleSalt Lake City andTokyo-Narita. The airline’s service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $3 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.