Catch Swine Flu, Stay for Free: Mexican Hotels
Resorts try to lure back vacationers with promotion
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted May 14, 2009 12:41 PM CDT
Tourists sunbathe at a beach in Cancun. Some hotels are offering a free stay if vacationers contract swine flu.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Several Mexican resorts are offering free stays to tourists who catch swine flu while vacationing there, the Times of London reports. They hope to restore confidence in the sunny destination, which they say has been completely sanitized of the H1N1 virus. The hotel leading the promotion also slashed rates by 40%. Holiday bookings have fallen 83% during the flu outbreak.