Your Mexican vacations free (if you're lucky enough to get H1N1)


As though the tourism industry wasn't already bleeding from the recession, Mexico was hit with a second body blow by the swine flu. The few visitors to popular destinations like Cancun report almost-vacant beaches. Now, several Mexican resorts are fighting back by offering extra free vacations for anyone who comes down with the disease after visiting their venues.

Three Cancun resorts, the Real, Dreams, and Secrets, are offering what I think is a very compelling special deal; if you come down with the H1NI flu within eight days of your resort vacation, you'll receive a free vacation at their resort, identical to the one you bought (sans flu, hopefully), each year for the next three years.

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