"We view our entry into the Mexico market as part of a long-term strategic plan," Harry Dalgaard, president of Avanti Destinations, told Travel Agent. "It is a great destination for Avanti-style programs and has so much to offer – culture, cuisine, soft adventure and great beaches.”
Carefully screened boutique hotels spotlight most of the Mexico properties offered by Avanti, and unique things to see and do are offered as options. These include “behind the scenes” experiences, tequila tastings, cultural heritage options, gourmet dining, and private archeological site visits.
Avanti's travel consultants and sales staff have experience in the Mexico market and many have first-hand knowledge of the destination. They provide travel agencies with the level of professional support that is the hallmark of the Avanti.
To get started, Avanti’s Riviera Maya Vacation with the four-star BePlaya boutique hotel is one example. Included is four-night accommodations at the hotel, private transfers, a private tour of Tulum, free time for shopping in Playa del Carmen and dinner at Alux restaurant for unique dining in a natural underground cavern. Pricing is from $825 per person.
In Puerto Vallarta, Avanti offers a vacation featuring the boutique Casa Velas Hotel, a luxury five-star property. The five-day/ four-night stay is priced from $1,229 per person and includes accommodations, private transfers, a tour of Puerto Vallarta and a visit to the countryside featuring farming villages as well as a tequila distillery and tasting.