Swine Flu Deals at Esencia Estate

Mexico's tourism industry has been feeling a bit frail after the swine flu panic earlier this summer. Many of its hotels are still reeling both from dropping reservation rates, as well as some hurricane warnings on the west coast and Baja.

On the other side of the country, on the Riviera Maya south of Cancun, the Esencia Estate resort released a press release scoffing at "unsubstantiated" fears about swine flu that it says were perpetuated by the media...but the exclusive hotel is also offering a spectacular deal to counteract the symptoms of swine flu fear. Basically, it is offering guests a resort credit equal to the rate they pay for their hotel rooms to use each day (no rollover pesos!). That means guests get huge discounts on meals, spa treatments, horseback riding, and other activities. Maybe that will make up for the pain of paying such high prices for their rooms!

For more on the deal, check out my story on HotelChatter: http://www.hotelchatter.com/story/2009/8/25/131256/373/hotels/The_Upside_of_Swine_Flu_Splurge_Deals_at_Riviera_Maya_s_Esencia_Estate