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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

FunJet Vacations Offers Mexico Special for Texas Travelers

Attention Texas families: FunJet Vacations has just released a new special promotion to Mexico with all-inclusive vacations for under $400 a day for adults! You'll find departures from both Dallas and Houston but travel has to be booked by April 23, 2009.

For all the details, check out our posting on our TexasTripper.com site today.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

State Department Issues Mexico Travel Alert

Always a popular spring break destination, Mexico has been in the headlines lately due to increased violence from drug cartels. Much of the violence has been along the US border but the US Department of State issued a new Travel Alert on Feb. 20, 2009 for all of Mexico that we wanted to pass along to our readers. Although much of it speaks to border cities such as Ciudad Juarez, the alert notes:
Mexican and foreign bystanders have been injured or killed in violent attacks in cities across the country, demonstrating the heightened risk of violence in public places. In recent years, dozens of U.S. citizens have been kidnapped across Mexico. Many of these cases remain unresolved. U.S. citizens who believe they are being targeted for kidnapping or other crimes should notify Mexican officials and the nearest American consulate or the Embassy as soon as possible, and should consider returning to the United States.
The alert remains in effect through August 20, 2009. For the full text (and a link to a special spring break in Mexico publication issued by the State Department), visit:


Friday, February 13, 2009

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Opens

On Mexico's Riviera Maya, the all-inclusive Grand Velas All Suites & SPA Resort is now in its preview opening season with a grand opening scheduled for March 2009. The 493-suite resort includes a 76,640 square-foot spa with 40 spa treatment rooms and suites, 12 food and beverage options, 24-hour in-suite dining, dedicated butler concierge services, waterfront plunge pools, indoor whirlpool bathtubs, a children’s activities programs and more. The resort is located 35 minutes from Cancun airport.

Jungle Family Package

Active families will be interested in the Grand Velas Jungle Family Package which includes:
  • Master Suite accommodations
  • an $80 resort credit per adult
  • kids 12 and under stay free.
    Price: This special package is offered at $390 USD per person, per night, based on double occupancy.
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