Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort Announces Beach Boys Performance & Launches Air Credit Promotion

Cancun’s premier entertainment destination enhances offerings in time for Summer

Moon Palace

Palace Resorts – the company that sets the standard in luxurious, all-inclusive resort accommodations – proudly announces legendary super group, The Beach Boys, in concert at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort on August 6, 2013. And, just in time for summer travel, Palace Resorts is now surpassing its offerings with the largest air credit promotion to Mexico this summer. Guests who book seven nights or more, for travel from April 3 rd through August 24, 2013 will receive an air credit of up to $525* on packaged bookings, or a cash rebate of up to $280* for land only bookings. This spectacular promotion beats all summer travel offers to Mexico.

The leader in “awe-inclusive” vacation experiences and world-class entertainment, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort is the ultimate place to be this summer. Not only will Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, The Beach Boys, perform live, but guests visiting Cancun’s premier entertainment destination can also enjoy the newest spellbinding pop rock stage spectacle, Cirque Dreams Rocks, from June 28 through August 11, 2013. Guests who book a stay of five nights or more will receive two complimentary tickets to each performance as part of the all-inclusive concept**.

Families seeking world-class accommodations this summer can also take advantage of Palace Resorts’ latest promotion, “Kids Stay Free.” Guests 12 years of age and younger who stay three nights or more from June 1 through August 31, 2013 at Beach Palace, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Playacar Palace or Cozumel Palace stay for free. Guests must book three nights by August 27, 2013 in order to take advantage of the summer promotion. Additionally, guests who book a stay of five nights or more are privy to the most valuable vacation promotion on record – $1,500 Resort Credit, which can be used on room upgrades, spa and beauty salon treatments, golf outings, romantic dinners, upgraded wedding collections, dolphin swims and off-site excursions and tours.

“This summer, Palace Resorts set out to create the strongest summer travel program imaginable. It’s loaded with air credit, cash rebates, The Beach Boys, Cirque Dreams Rocks, our Kids Stay Free program and our unbeatable $1,500 Resort Credit. Palace Resorts continues to redefine the notion of a traditional all-inclusive resort,” said Gibran Chapur, executive vice president of Palace Resorts. “We continue to position Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort as an entertainment destination unto itself. From the addition of Cancun’s hottest new nightclub Noir, and the popular FlowRider® Double, an onsite dolphinarium, two new lounges for teens and children including Connection Zone Kids Club and Wired Teens Lounge, to hosting unmatched entertainment acts from around the world, we continue to expand the property’s offerings. Moon Palace guarantees an experience unlike anything seen before within the destination.”

Beach BoysIconic trailblazers responsible for such classic hits as “I Get Around,” “Good Vibrations,” “Kokomo,” “God Only Knows,” and more, The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut 50 years ago. Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys play an astoundingly busy schedule of concerts, averaging 150 shows a year. The group is led by Love and Grammy-winning songwriter Bruce Johnston, who along with Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band.

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort continues to elevate the all-inclusive concept and offer guests an unforgettable vacation experience by combining world-class hospitality and top-rated live entertainment with exceptional amenities and attractions. Located on Cancun’s tranquil south shore and nestled between 123 acres of tropical foliage and secluded white sand beach, Moon Palace Golf Spa & Resort offers guests more than 2,400 waterside and garden view accommodations or golf villa suites. Multiple pools are complemented by two children’s pools, one Golf Club pool, six Jacuzzis and four swim-up bars. Additional on-site adventures range from a water sports marina for sporting activities to a world-class spa, and fully equipped fitness center.  Recognized as Cancun’s premiere entertainment resort destination, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort has hosted world-renowned artists such as Shakira, Jon Secada, Enrique Iglesias, Usher and Air Supply, in addition to entertainment acts such as former Saturday Night Live comedians Jon Lovitz, Chris Kattan & Tim Meadows, as well as spectacular shows such as Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy.

Palace Resorts all-inclusive accommodations start at $171 per person, per night, based on double occupancy.

To reserve your vacation experience at any Palace Resorts property, please visit www.PalaceResorts.com, call (800) 635-1836 or contact your preferred travel professional.

*Air credit booking window is April 3-May 31; Travel Window: April 3 rd through August 24 th, 2013; Air credit of up to $525 per room per booking of seven nights Cash rebate of up to $280 per room per booking of seven nights at Le Blanc Spa Resort; $175 at applicable Palace Resorts.

**Cirque Dreams Rocks promotion excludes Isla Mujeres Palace & Cozumel Palace. Additional tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.  Transportation is included from participating resorts including: Sun Palace, Beach Palace, Playacar Palace and Le Blanc.

Beach Boys promotion is only available for guests staying at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort. Additional tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

About Palace Resorts
With seven oceanfront resorts overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Palace Resorts sets the highest standards for five-star all-inclusive vacations in Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Riviera Maya, Mexico. Offering luxurious and spacious accommodations accentuated by signature in-room double Jacuzzis, nightly entertainment, the Caribbean’s most extravagant spas and premier Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses, Palace Resorts offers a truly exceptional experience for travelers. The unparalleled level of service and comfort found at each property makes Palace Resorts a leading provider of world-class resort vacations.

VOLUNTEER VACATIONS FOR DOG LOVERS OFFERED NOW AT FAIRMONT MAYAKOBA

RIVIERA MAYA, MARCH 21th, 2013 –  Pet-loving guests at Fairmont Mayakoba can now make a difference in an underprivileged dog’s life, while enjoying a relaxing vacation.  The luxury hotel, recently ranked in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List 2013, invites visitors to participate in its Pack for a Purpose® project, aimed at helping injured and abandoned dogs, while providing the rewarding experience of giving back to the local community.

Unfortunately, countless of stray dogs can be found on the streets of Mexico. Guests of the AAA Five Diamond resort are invited to use the extra space left in their luggage to bring an in-kind donation for Playa Animal Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating stray dogs, and ultimately finding them permanent loving homes.

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Before traveling, tourists can review the list of needs on Pack for a Purpose’s website, which includes animal supplies such as a blankets, grooming and food products, as well as veterinarian equipment and health supplies.  Donations are collected at the hotel, then the resort’s Ecology and Social Responsibility Manager delivers them to Playa Animal Rescue. Guests looking to volunteer further can deliver the donation themselves at the shelter and give some love to these adorable four-legged friends.

“As a pet-friendly hotel, partnering with Playa Animal Rescue comes natural to us. At Fairmont Mayakoba our goal is to raise awareness for a culture of non-violence towards animals, while offering an opportunity for guests to have a positive impact in the local community” mentioned Sven Richter, Hotel Manager and owner of Pippa a stray he rescued from the streets of Playa del Carmen. “It is also an easy way to incorporate a memorable CSR activity into any group’s program”, added Richter.

Aside from rescuing strays, Playa Animal Rescue’s dream is to build a low cost clinic for the pets of local people who have fewer resources. “We want to create a lasting change in the local community by teaching the locals how to care for puppies and nurture and sterilize them to prevent future stray animals” mentioned Jan Northenscold, Shelter Director. The non-profit also has in place and easy process for visitors to adopt dogs and take them home.

Fairmont Mayakoba is committed to be a positive ambassador for the community while providing out of the ordinary experiences for the sophisticated traveler. Rates start at $199 per room, per night, for information or to book a reservation, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com/mayakoba.  For more information on Fairmont’s Green Partnership program and the company’s industry leading environmental initiatives, please visit www.fairmont.com/environment.

 

ABOUT PLAYA ANIMAL RESCUE

Playa Animal Rescue, Inc. (PAR) is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico composed of local residents and frequent Riviera Maya visitors who came together to address the local street dog problem. With the help of donors, the organization opened a shelter in April 2012, dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating injured and abandoned dogs, and to finding permanent, loving homes for each of them. The results have been encouraging, as PAR has rescued more than 160 dogs since its opening and placed 100 others in permanent homes in Mexico, Canada and the United States. PAR is also dedicated to promoting responsible pet ownership with community outreach and education, as well as promoting spaying and neutering of pets. For more information, visit http://playaanimalrescue.org/vet-clinic-project/

 

PACK FOR A PURPOSE®

Pack Pack for a Purpose is a Raleigh, N.C., based non-profit that assists travelers with up to date information about needed supplies for community-based projects supported by lodgings around the globe. Travelers use their luggage to bring school, medical and other supplies to the communities they visit: www.packforapurpose.org

 

About Fairmont Mayakoba

Nestled in the heart of Riviera Maya, Mexico, the 401-room Fairmont Mayakoba is an AAA Five Diamond resort set on 45 acres within a private, luxury community surrounded by a lush mangrove forest intersected by crystal clear canals. The property has 40,000 square feet of meeting space, a 37,000 square foot Willow Stream Spa featuring 20 treatment rooms and a carefully crafted menu of services and distinctive treatments incorporating indigenous ingredients, and El Camaleón Golf Course, host to the only official PGA event in Mexico also featuring the Jim McLean Golf School. A dedication to a green philosophy has earned Fairmont Mayakoba verification as a Rainforest Alliance certified hotel, among other eco-accolades.  For reservations call 1(800) 441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com/mayakoba.

Become a fan of Fairmont Mayakoba. Join our online communities at www.twitter.com/fairmontmyk, and www.facebook.com/fairmontmayakoba.

 

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts  is a celebrated collection of more than 60 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York, and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The luxury brand’s distinctive hotels offer a sense of heritage and sophistication, warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also recognized internationally for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residences club, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties.  For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit fairmont.com.

Los Cabos Offers New Hotels, Increased Airlift, and Exciting Adventures in 2013

Los Cabos, Mexico (March 18, 2013) – Set against one of Mexico’s most naturally beautiful backdrops, Los Cabos has long been the destination of choice among sophisticated travelers seeking a once-in-a-lifetime vacation experience and will undoubtedly continue be in the spotlight as new offerings are announced in 2013. Providing travelers the ultimate luxury experience, the addition of new hotels, an improved infrastructure, increased airlift and exciting new adventures in Los Cabos will make the destination a top choice among leisure and business travelers alike.

 Adding to the destination’s already impressive roster of high-end properties, El Ganzo, a 66-room oceanfront property located at the marina in Puerto Los Cabos just five minutes from the historic and charming town of San José del Cabo, recently opened its doors offering the artistic and cultured traveler an experience unlike anywhere else in the destination. Earlier this month, Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos reopened its doors after a multimillion-dollar renovation. Formerly the Finisterra Hotel, the property is the first Sandos resort in Los Cabos and the brand’s fourth venture in Mexico, offering traveler’s 228-renovated, waterfront rooms, a new world-class spa and a top-floor whale-watching bar. Later this year, Secrets Puerto Los Cabos, an adults-only resort, will redefine luxury and relaxation providing guests with 500 spacious suites each featuring a private balcony and terrace. And for the business traveler, the destination is planning to welcome a 157-room Hotel Hyatt Palace in San José del Cabo.

Los Cabos is more prepared than ever to welcome business travelers to the destination in 2013. As the host city for the 2012 G20 Summit, which welcomed world leaders and heads of state to the Baja Peninsula, the destination inaugurated the innovative Los Cabos International Convention Center and a new four-lane highway stretching from Cabo San Lucas to the capital of La Paz positions Los Cabos as top-choice for business travel this year. The convention center offers 72,000 square feet of functional space and capacity to accommodate up to 5,000 people for meetings and 3,000 individuals for banquets. Equipped with solar panels and environmental technology, the Los Cabos Convention Center was designed with energy efficiency and sustainability in mind and has been designated as a “green” facility. It has the largest green wall in the world, which serves as insulator and prevents the building from overheating in the warm summer months.

For leisure travelers seeking new activities and entertainment in the destination, the recent addition of Cabo Dolphin’s underwater dolphin swim experience and the opening of Rock & Brews restaurant in San Jose del Cabo are the destination’s most noteworthy new offerings. Swimming with the dolphins has been a popular experience in Cabo for travelers, however the new underwater experience puts a new twist on the traditional Dolphin Swim. Also new to Cabo’s long list of fantastic dining and nightlife option, KISS rock legends Paul Stanley and co-founder Gene Simmons joined forces to open the first international location of Simmons restaurant venture, Rock & Brews, in Los Cabos. The restaurant will feature a unique, concert-themed atmosphere and offer al fresco dining, taking advantage of Cabo’s near perfect, year-round weather.

Finally, getting to Los Cabos this year will become increasingly easier from North America with two new direct flight options adding to the already extensive airlift from over 24 US and Canadian cities. Starting June 2, Southwest Airlines will begin daily service between Austin, TX and just this month AirTran Airlines added a direct flight from Denver to Los Cabos. This new flight option follows the addition of another new direct flight from the Orange County gateway from AirTran, which launched in late 2012.

Los Cabos, located at the tip of the 1,000-mile long Baja Peninsula, is home to award-winning hotels, resorts, championship golf courses, rejuvenating spas, world-class sport fishing, and was the host city for the G20 Summit of global leaders this year. With a unique landscape of dramatic desert and white sand beaches, Los Cabos is an exotic escape within easy reach of most U.S. and Canadian cities.  For more information, images and videos from Los Cabos, please visit www.visitloscabos.travel, follow us on Twitter @LOSCABOSCVB and visit our Facebook and YouTube accounts.

 

Longstanding Excellence in Seven of Cancun’s Hotels & Restaurants

Cancun’s Best are Awarded the Prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award

 Cancun, Mexico  – The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau proudly announces that seven of Cancun’s hotels and restaurants received yet again the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Awards. The AAA Diamond Award is one of the most thorough and trusted rating systems for restaurants and lodgings in the U.S., and Five Diamond status is the highest award level possible.

With three restaurants and four hotels ranked as AAA Five Diamond Award winners for consecutive years, Cancun obtains the most awards this year out of any other Mexican destination.

According to AAA, a property is considered Five Diamond Award worthy when it reflects the characteristics of ultimate luxury and sophistication. Accommodations are first class, the physical attributes are extraordinary and offers meticulous service that exceed guests expectations. An impeccable standard of excellence, personalized service and amenities that enhance an unmatched level of comfort are also top requirements.

Cancun’s AAA Five Diamond Award-Winning Lodgings:

The Ritz-Carlton Cancun (Five Diamond recipient since 1996) –The Ritz Cancun offers the perfect hideaway for a sumptuous Caribbean vacation. The only Ritz-Carlton property in Mexico, this charismatic hotel offers world-class hospitality and exquisite restaurants that perfectly combine to offer a luxurious escape for couples and families alike.

  • Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita (Five Diamond recipient since 2004) – Consistently named one of Mexico’s most exceptional boutique resorts, this paradise is set on a 14-acre property in Puerto Morelos and includes a private beach.
  • JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa (Five Diamond recipient since 2007) – A landmark property, the resort offers an unforgettable experience, located in the heart of the Hotel Zone. The hotel has a spectacular Mayan-inspired spa, welcoming guests with luxurious ambiance, breathtaking views and reinvigorating treatments.
  • Le Blanc Spa Resort (Five Diamond recipient since 2010) – This adults-only resort offers guests a luxury, all-inclusive experience, with every detail designed to envelop guests in splendid comfort. This stylish hotel offers three outdoor pools, including two infinity pools with swim-up bars that overlook the Caribbean Sea.

For a restaurant to be honored with a AAA Five Diamond Award, it must consistently provide a world-class experience and be considered “haute cuisine” at its best. The menu and food must be cutting-edge, imaginative and showcase the artistry of an amazing chef.

  • The Club Grill (Five Diamond recipient since 1999) – Located in the Ritz-Carlton, this restaurant is known for its elevated Continental cuisine featuring prime cuts of meat and a diverse wine list spiced up with vibrant tones of live jazz.
  • Fantino (Five Diamond recipient since 2006) – Also in the Ritz-Carlton, this restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine at its finest, and features a loyal devotion to natural flavors with fresh interpretations and creative presentations complemented with live piano music.
  • Le Basilic (Five Diamond recipient since 2007) – Found at Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort and Spa, Le Basilic offers French cuisine with a colorful bohemian atmosphere that, without losing its elegance, becomes casual so guests can relax, interact and delight their senses with great food and ambiance.

Further showcasing the rich and talented cuisine that the destination offers, the second annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival will feature the world’s best chefs and sommeliers March 14 – 17. Not just a luxury hotel and foodie paradise, Cancun also boasts an extensive list of unique family and adventure excursions, awe-inspiring Mayan ruins and some of the most unique museums in the world.

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 the seduction for adventure, the passion for paradisiacal nature and the enchantment of gastronomical magic.

For more information, visit the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau website at: www.cancun.travel. Follow us on Twitter @CancunCVB, “LIKE” us on Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/cancuncvb browse through our videos on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/cancuntravel and share your pictures of Cancun on our Flickr site at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22572360@N07/.

 

Alejandro Sanz Promotes Tourism Development in Mexico – Latin Superstar Graces the Cover of the Annual Collectors’ Edition of Baja Traveler Magazine

BajaTRAVELER® Hits Newsstands Today!

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BajaTRAVELER® Magazine, the prestigious sister publication to MexicoTRAVELER® and WorldTRAVELER®, unveiled today its 15th annual collectors’ edition with Spanish singing sensation Alejandro Sanz gracing the cover. BajaTRAVELER®, a favorite of celebrities and affluent readers, interviewed Sanz for the cover story:

“Mexico plays a big part in many of the happiest moments of my life,” said Alejandro. “After each visit a little piece of the country comes home with me. I love Mexico City, Guadalajara, Yucatan, Monterrey… It’s hard for me to choose just one destination; there are so many places where I could simply lose myself.”

When asked what drew him to Mexico in the first place, he said: “I’m amazed by the culture, the colors, the landscapes… Mexico in general fascinates me for its authenticity.”

“This what Mexico needs right now: postive testimonials from celebrities that have visited the country and have fallen in love with it,” commented Mayté Rodríguez Cedillo, President and Editor in Chief for BajaTRAVELER®. “That has been my mission during the 15 years that I’ve been publishing these magazines, to find celebrities that love Mexico and put them on the cover announcing their support for our country. Because despite its struggles, Mexico is still one of the best travel destinations in the world.”

BajaTRAVELER® spotlights the Best of Baja, bringing together beautiful people and beautiful places, highlighting the culture, colors and flavors of the region, along with contemporary trends and influential players; every issue focuses on high-profile events. The magazine targets—and reaches—leaders and professionals in a variety of fields, as well as affluent international readers. BajaTRAVELER®  is an annual collectors’ edition; with over five million readers world-wide.

Both BajaTRAVELER® and MexicoTRAVELER® are among the first publications to offer articles translated into six languages – English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, and Japanese – in line with their global distribution and readership.

For more information please visit: www.BajaTraveler.com

Aeromexico Promotes New Route with Travel Agencies

Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, held an event to present the recent start of operations between London and Mexico City, a service which will increase trade, business and tourism ties between the two nations.

The event, held at the Hotel Melia White House, was attended by executives from Corona, Melia and Aeromexico who addressed more than 200 guests from the trade and front line managers of major travel agencies, tour operators, incentive houses and TMC’s about the importance of this new route for both countries. Elias Vivas, Sales Manager for Aeromexico in the United Kingdom, presented “Meet Aeromexico” giving the top trade partners the chance to learn about the airline’s competitive advantages, its products and services.

Since December 15, Aeromexico now flies three times a week to Mexico City International Airport’s Terminal 2, giving business and pleasure passengers the opportunity to enjoy the trade and tourist attractions of more than 45 destinations in Mexico, 20 in North America and 11 in Latin America.

The flight itinerary is as follows:

London — Mexico City

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
AM008 5:25 p.m. 00:15 a.m. Monday, Thursday and Saturday

Mexico City — London

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
AM007 10:35 p.m. 3:00 p.m Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

With this event, Aeromexico remains committed to positioning its brand as a favorite among passengers and stakeholders of London tourism, enabling it to boost the growth of British visitors to Mexico and the rest of the world.

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, 170 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. In 2012, Aeromexico announced that it signed a letter of intent to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft, 90 Boeing 737 MAX and 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, making it the largest investment program in Mexican aviation history.

Grupo Aeromexico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City International Airport. The Group’s airlines operate more than 600 daily flights to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia.

Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance comprised of the following 19 airlines: Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM Romanian Air Transport, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Air. 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 525 airport lounges worldwide. SkyTeam offers its 552 million annual passengers more than 15,000 daily flights to 1,000 destinations in 187 countries.

Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors Takes Its Colorful Circus-like Wrestling Shows On Tour

Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors United We Stand Tour http://luchalibreusa.com.  (PRNewsFoto/Lucha Libre USA)
Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors United We Stand Tour http://luchalibreusa.com. (PRNewsFoto/Lucha Libre USA)

United We Stand Tour Brings Family-Friendly Entertainment To Fans On National Tour

Bigger, badder, better—and even more popular. The Lucha Libre USA phenomenon, the immensely entertaining brand of wrestling born in Mexico and transplanted to the U.S., continues to grow, especially in the Hispanic community. Beginning April 12, Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors will embark on a national United We Stand. The tour will makes its way to major arenas in Houston, San Jose, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Austin, Laredo, San Antonio, Chicago and Dallas.

The fight over good and evil spills into the ring with the larger-than-life, legendary Luchastars Blue Demon Jr. and his former nemesis Solar taking on their American counterparts RJ Brewer and his group, The Right. The matches pit Mexican and American wrestling styles as well as churning up conflicts as cultures clash.

Brewer’s in-your-face, belligerent anti-illegal immigration stance has made him the villain Lucha Libre USA’s large concentration of Latino fans love to hate. Brewer was recently profiled on ABC’s “Nightline.” The ever-defiant Brewer has spawned a slew of copycats in other wrestling organizations but none has gained his notoriety or ability to rouse a crowd. One of his opponents Solar is one of the most revered of Mexico’s luchadores and his career was the subject of an award-winning PBS documentary.

Among the celebrated Luchastars joining the “United We Stand” tour is Marco Corleone, known as the International All-Star. The American-born Corleone, a former WWE wrestler who moved to Mexico to pursue his love of the Lucha style of wrestling, is a huge star in Mexico not only as a famous Luchador but also as one of the two lead actors in Mexico’s hottest telenovella, Porque el Amor Manda airing on Televisa TV. Playing the big villain on the show, soon Corleone will be seen by millions in America as the beloved telenovella premiered March 11 th on Univision Television.

Outside the ropes, Lucha Libre USA is fighting a different battle. In each of the cities on the United We Stand Tour, wrestlers are carrying an anti-bullying message to schools. They’re using their superstardom to convince mainly elementary school youngsters that bullying is unacceptable. “Hearing the message from such their heroes really drives the point home,” says Alex Abrahantes, Lucha Libre USA’s Vice President. “The campaign is our way of giving back to the community.”

Lucha Libre USA has become well known for its interactive, fan and family-friendly spin on sports entertainment, encouraging its followers to attend events dressed up as their favorite Luchastar, awarding prizes for the best costume, loudest supporter and the most creative sign. Free preshow activities get the crowd energized and people who purchase VIP tickets have the opportunity to attend an exclusive meet and greet with the wrestlers.

“We see our events as a non-stop fan party,” says Lucha Libre USA’s CEO Steven Ship. “We want you to be totally engaged from the moment you walk in the door to the moment you leave.”

The United We Stand tour line up will include a bigger roster of stars, including Blue Demon Jr., RJ Brewer, Lizmark Jr., The Firewall Jon Rekon, Stevie Richards, Psicosis, El Hijo Del Fantasma, Super Crazy, Super Nova, Pequeno Halloween, Mascara Purpura, Solar, Melina, and Shane “Hurricane” Helms and many more.

In several cities, Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors will also partner with Univision Radio on promotional events. Additional sponsors for potions of the tour include Volaris Airlines and Curacao, the West Coast based electronic and appliance retailers.

Lucha Libre USA is the only company in America dedicated entirely to Mexican pro wrestling. Almost a religion in Mexico, where it rivals soccer in attendance, lucha libre (free wrestling) boasts a 75-year history of colorful, fun-for-the-whole family entertainment. With over 50 million Hispanics living in the U.S. and a huge contingent of American wrestling fans, the spirited, action-packed spectacular is literally growing by leaps and bounds. Defying gravity with highly athletic, thoroughly exhilarating moves, the 2013 United We Stand Tour brings Mexican wresting to an entirely new level. http://luchalibreusa.com/

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