Web Site Beefs Up Online Booking Engine

Nearly 30 Pacific Coast destinations represented at site

By: Dawna Robertson

MexicanPacific.com has refocused attention on its online reservations system that connects the region’s top resorts with the more than 20,000 monthly visitors who hit the site. The website has already been acknowledged as an industry leader from the Mexican Tourist Board (SECTUR) when it won the “Lente de Plata” (Silver Lens) for the Best Travel Web site in 2004.

The independent boutique company specializes in website design, creative services, public relations and e-marketing for destinations and resorts in Mexico’s tourism sector. Some 30 hotels from Manzanillo and the Costalegre to Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos are represented on the online booking engine that allows users to quickly browse dates, reserve and pay in real time. Rates on MexicanPacific.com are transparent and include all fees and taxes.

“Unlike some of our competitor’s offering online reservations, we have personal knowledge of the resorts we book,” remarked Robert Oveson, Mexican Pacific Marketing President. “Our local knowledge and dedication to offering the most competitive prices ensures that making a reservation is quick and efficient.”

Oveson continued, “We operate on an ‘honesty code’ of ethics where we are completely upfront with our hotel rates. Our rates include all taxes and charges, so what you see is what you get - no hidden charges, booking fees or extras.”

Mexican Pacific Travel will send out biweekly e-newsletters to a network of more than 2,500 national and international travel agents updating them on current specials, promotions and packages. Agents receive 10 percent commission when booking through Mexican Pacific Travel.

In addition to its online reservations system, MexicanPacific.com has developed a personalized travel program. Customers e-mail their requests and questions to a Mexican Pacific travel representative and a custom vacation is designed including transfers, hotel reservations, tours, off-the-beaten-track activities, and even personal recommendations on shopping and dining venues.

“Our clients have the option to quickly and simply make a hotel reservation or to have someone personalize a vacation for them,” added Oveson. “Different types of customers have different necessities, and our primary goal is to provide services that address all their needs.”