Onsite: Mexico's 32nd Annual Tourism Tianguis Opens With News From AMResorts, Sol Melia and Intercon

Acapulco--Travel Agent was on the scene when Mexico's Tourism Tianguis 2007, the country's largest tourism trade fair, opened yesterday in Acapulco, Mexico. The three-day schedule began with a press breakfast sponsored by AMResort, with the company previewing expansion and enhancement plans to its existing eight resorts. In 2006, the company spent $50 million in improvements; in 2007 they'll commit another $20 million to enhancements. The company has nine resorts in the pipeline, including resorts in new destinations in Huatulco and Montego Bay, Jamaica. All three resorts are scheduled to open in 2009. AMResorts is also considering additional developments in Costa Rica and is in talks with several English Caribbean islands. Meanwhile, Sol Melia announced the launch of Melia Cabo San Lucas as the newest resort in its ME by Melia brand, which are experience-based hotels that cater to adults, although families are welcome. The 150 room and suite hotel will have a signature Yhi Spa, as well as connectivity, including in-room Wi-Fi and pre-loaded iPods for loan. Aromatherapy experiences will be placed throughout the hotel and complimentary access to the recently launched Nikki Beach will be available to guests. Visit [www.mebymelia.com]. Intercontinental Hotels Group celebrated the opening of its 100th hotel in Mexico-the Cancun-Arenas Hotel-with the launch of its "Any Hotel, Anywhere" program. The program allows Priority Club Rewards members in Mexico to redeem points in more than 500,000 hotels worldwide, including competitors' hotels. Visit [www.ihg.com].


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