DALLAS, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of drizzling winter storms and cabin fever, vacation planning season has finally arrived. Even the mesmerizing turquoise Caribbean water and pristine beaches can warm winter-worn spirits. Americans are turning to travel agents who have the goods and are armed with stunning videos and photography to plan their dream vacations. National Plan a Vacation Week kicked off a free web matching service which showcases Mexico's best tropical resorts at http://www.planavacationweek.com
Developed for travelers who want to save time and work with an expert on the region, the free online service runs through May 21st to help Americans find the best vacation options based on six major travel themes and eighteen unique preferences. More than 1,600 agents are on call!
South of the border, the perfect place for year-round sand and surf, is undoubtedly Cancun, Mexico, where an average high of 81 degrees guarantees a great day on the beach or putting greens. Secluded off the Riviera Maya coast of the Caribbean, Cancun's resorts beckon from an island dedicated to vacationing, carved from the exotic jungles of the ancient Mayan culture not more than one hour from this vacation epicenter.
"We offer resort vacations at all price points, from budget-minded to five star-rated properties," says Fernando Betanzos Tenorio, Director of Sporting Events for Quintana Roo Tourism, and "our friendly service personnel are highly trained to focus on extraordinary customer service everywhere."
Travel to Cancun is easy, with non-stop major carrier flights from US cities including Denver, New York, Houston, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Miami, plus numerous charter flights from many other cities on all-inclusive tours including Funjet Vacations, which has been in Mexico since 1974.
Not only does Cancun draw visitors for its reliable weather and its romantic setting for weddings and honeymoons, many come to participate in world-class sporting events including Iron Man Cancun, IGT's World-Class Billfishing Tournament or kiteboarding championships, one of the world's newest sports. The FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup will feature open water swimming, a new Olympics event.
After a day of touring Chichen Itza's Mayan ruins, the quaint Isla Mujeres or the natural beauty of Xcaret eco-park's underground rivers, consider the new spa treatments at the resort, each with its own flavor. Indulging in spa treatments is such a big draw for visitors, Fiesta Americana expanded their indoor spa which occupies the size of three indoor tennis courts.
"While many Americans just haven't allowed themselves to take a vacation over the last few years, Mexico's attention to service and hospitality are second to none," remarks Fernando. "There is something for everyone and the turquoise water is just as beautiful today as it was 25 years ago when we arrived here. We are safe and a key international destination serving many guests from the USA and Europe."
Cancun -- the sand and surf sound like just what the doctor ordered for the winter blues. Log on to http://www.planavacationweek.com and look for the Viva Mexico theme where travel professionals are available to help with all the vacation details.
Chris Bertrand, travel editor
The Destination Group
National Plan a Vacation Week - Viva Mexico theme
SOURCE National Plan a Vacation Week