Crystal International and its Irish subsidiary IntelliFares have announced the planned commencement of the sale of IntelliFares from Los Angeles to key Mexican resort destinations, with price availability beginning in August.Marketed under both the IntelliFares and i-FARES brand names, dependent upon sales channel, the service is a way for predictable pattern travelers to lock in the price of five years of air travel at substantial savings over today’s airline pricing. The product will be available through IntelliFares Ltd first west-coast distributor, Flying Dutchmen Travel. Consumers and potential distributors (timeshare developers, managers and exchanges, and travel agents) are directed to www.intellifares.com for more information. Prices for all city pairs, call-in numbers and other details will be announced within the next few weeks.
As a result of the commercial relationship with Mexicana Airlines, the company will be able to offer significant savings. Fare examples from Los Angeles are: to Cancun, $1,532.80 for five years including a one time $59.00 activation fee; to Huatulco, $1,666.75 for five years including activation; to Cabo San Lucas, $1,264.85/five yr including activation; to Puerto Vallarta $1,666.75/five yr including activation.
“At Mexicana, we are proud to consistently offer innovative products to the consumer. With our alliance with IntelliFares, travelers will have yet another reason for continuing to choose Mexicana as their preferred airline to Mexico from over 15 cities in the United States,” cited Jorge Goytortua, V.P. of Sales West Coast for Mexicana Airlines.
“We are extremely excited to be launching i-FARES with these extraordinary rates,” stated Robert H. Troni, President of IntelliFares, “as now consumers can lock in great prices and not have to worry about them going up for five years. In addition, we are pleased that the travel trade will once again be able to participate in the revenue generated from air ticket sales.”
“Guidance as to expected unit and dollar volume and its impact on Crystal financials will be provided once we have the benefit of in-market experience,” explained Peter Dugan, CEO of Crystal, “however, we can say that our sales plan for the launch is targeting upwards of 3000 five-year units over the first four months, with the five year i-FARES units ranging in price from $1,265 to over $4,000, depending on city pair and travel dates.”