Hop to it for leap year travel deals

February 26, 2012 by  
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By Katia Hetter

Special to CNN

(CNN) — An extra day once every four years doesn’t really give travelers much more time to play, but it’s an excuse for the hospitality industry to create special Leap Year travel offers. (Each year is actually 365 days plus about 6 hours. An additional day is added to the calendar every four years to keep the calendar in sync with the seasonal year.)

Swim into San Diego. If you stay three nights at the Hotel Palomar in San Diego, the fourth night is $29. Also included are a $29 daily food and beverage credit and morning coffee and tea service in the hotel living room. The rate must be booked by February 29. Rooms start at $229 and the fourth night charge is $29. The offer is valid for travel between February 22 and March 7. Call (888) 288-6601 or book online and include rate code PLPY.

Stay up all night at Disney. For the first time ever, both Disneyland in Anaheim California and Magic Kingdom Park will be open on Leap Day for 24 hours starting at 6 a.m. February 29 (Select attractions, entertainment and services will be available.) If you can’t take mid-week trip to the Happiest Place on Earth, you can still enter to win a vacation package every day through February 29.

Donald Trump at a discount. Trump Hotel Collection properties in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Panama, Toronto and Waikiki are offering 29% off all suites booked on February 29, 2012, for stays between March 1 and April 30, 2012.

Daily rates for suites before the discount for March 1-April 30 start at: Trump International Hotel in Chicago from $458; Trump SoHo New York from $645; Trump International Hotel in New York from $995; Trump Ocean Club International Hotel in Panama from $289; Trump International Hotel in Toronto from $695; and Trump International Waikiki Beach Walk from $619; Trump International Hotel Las Vegas from $169. Reservations can be made online or by calling (855) 878-6700.

A stroll through Harvard Square. Think smart and bookmark February 29 at 2:29 pm to make your reservation at the Charles Hotel during the hotel’s one-hour online flash sale. The Charles is offering 29% off new reservations for deluxe rooms and suites made between 2:29 p.m. and 3:29 p.m. Limited blackout dates apply. Standard daily room rates start at $199.

Commit to Paris now, travel later. Book your reservation at the Hotel de Buci by February 29 for a visit anytime in 2012, and upgrade your room for an additional 29 euros (based on availability at check in). Also enjoy breakfast for two for 29 euros. Daily room rates start at 260 euros. Book at the hotel’s special leap year site.

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Deals: British Airways offers discounts to AARP members

February 26, 2012 by  
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Direct Flight

Climb aboard for a trip around the world of travel

Article source: http://www.newsday.com/travel/direct-flight-1.1394325/deals-british-airways-offers-discounts-to-aarp-members-1.3553641

Travel deals in Connecticut, Texas and Ireland

February 26, 2012 by  
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The deal: The Mayflower Inn Spa in Washington, Conn., is offering the “Midweek Package.”

Cost: Starting at $750 per night for stays Sunday through Thursday.

What’s included: Overnight accommodations; automatic upgrade to a deluxe room; one 60-minute spa treatment per person; country breakfast; and complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival.

When: Through April 1.

Information: 860-868-9466 or mayflow erinn.com/specials-packages.php.

The deal: The T Bar M Resort in New Braunfels, Texas, is offering the “Wildlife Ranch Adventure” package.

Cost: Starting at $172 for two adults.

What’s included: Two nights in the Country Inn, continental breakfast and two tickets to the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch (home to more than 500 animals).

When: Ongoing.

Information: 1-866-748-9838 or tbarm.com/pack ages.php.

Article source: http://www.northjersey.com/travel/140466273_Travel_deals_in_Connecticut__Texas_and_Ireland.html

Great travel deals blowing your way

February 26, 2012 by  
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March winds will soon be blowing.

According to the ancients, this is the time of year to sweep out the bad “chi.” You know, all the dirt, the cobwebs, and dark moods from our winter days; we need to start anew. Opening up windows and letting the blustery winds of March blow around the house constituted their spring cleaning. The winds were welcomed. Even more important than cleansing their homes, March winds carried wishes for a fresh new season to the heavens.

Very much like our ancient brothers, I imagine some of you are wishing for a break this spring. I thought today would be the perfect time for me to throw some deals into the wind. Who knows? Maybe one of them will blow you away.

From $719 plus port and taxes. Seven night cruise from Galveston for spring break. See Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel on a new ship — ocean view cabin. Cruise departs March 25.

From $680 plus port and taxes. Seven nights sailing from New Orleans — Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel. Get a jump on a summer tan. Inside cabin. Ship sails April 7.

From $799 plus port and taxes. Eight night Cruise from Rome to Amsterdam. See Gibraltar, La Coruna, Paris, Dover from your oceanview cabin. Trip departs May 4.

From $899 plus port and taxes. Seven nights from Rome to Sicily, Ephesus, Athens,Crete — oceanview cabin. Ship leaves April 29.

Costa Rico is $3,209 for two — all inclusive.Fly from Monroe, stay five nights with all meals, drinks, taxes, transfers and tips at the deluxe Westin Conchal in Costa Rica. Trip dates: April 18-23.

Fun in the sun on the beaches of the Dominican Republic: $3,453 for two. Fly from Monroe to Dominican Republic, stay five nights — all inclusive — with transfers to the beautiful Paradisis Resort. Trip Dates: April 11-16.

Spring in the South — $1,199. Seven day journey to Charleston, Savannah, and Jekyll Island. From southern mansions to sandy beaches — 10 meals, full escorted. Tour departs April 28 — only four slots left.

Best of China Tour — $1,849. 12 days — see Beijing, Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Terra Cotta Warriors, Shanghai. Fully escorted, 22 meals. Journey departs April 18.

Article source: http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20120226/LIFESTYLE/202250346

Hop to it for leap year travel deals

February 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Travel Deals


The Hotel Palomar in San Diego is offering a fourth night for $29 with a three-night stay.

(CNN) — An extra day once every four years doesn’t really give travelers much more time to play, but it’s an excuse for the hospitality industry to create special Leap Year travel offers. (Each year is actually 365 days plus about 6 hours. An additional day is added to the calendar every four years to keep the calendar in sync with the seasonal year.)

Swim into San Diego. If you stay three nights at the Hotel Palomar in San Diego, the fourth night is $29. Also included are a $29 daily food and beverage credit and morning coffee and tea service in the hotel living room. The rate must be booked by February 29. Rooms start at $229 and the fourth night charge is $29. The offer is valid for travel between February 22 and March 7. Call (888) 288-6601 or book online and include rate code PLPY.

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Stay up all night at Disney. For the first time ever, both Disneyland in Anaheim California and Magic Kingdom Park will be open on Leap Day for 24 hours starting at 6 a.m. February 29 (Select attractions, entertainment and services will be available.) If you can’t take mid-week trip to the Happiest Place on Earth, you can still enter to win a vacation package every day through February 29.

Donald Trump at a discount. Trump Hotel Collection properties in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Panama, Toronto and Waikiki are offering 29% off all suites booked on February 29, 2012, for stays between March 1 and April 30, 2012.

Daily rates for suites before the discount for March 1-April 30 start at: Trump International Hotel in Chicago from $458; Trump SoHo New York from $645; Trump International Hotel in New York from $995; Trump Ocean Club International Hotel in Panama from $289; Trump International Hotel in Toronto from $695; and Trump International Waikiki Beach Walk from $619; Trump International Hotel Las Vegas from $169. Reservations can be made online or by calling (855) 878-6700.

A stroll through Harvard Square. Think smart and bookmark February 29 at 2:29 pm to make your reservation at the Charles Hotel during the hotel’s one-hour online flash sale. The Charles is offering 29% off new reservations for deluxe rooms and suites made between 2:29 p.m. and 3:29 p.m. Limited blackout dates apply. Standard daily room rates start at $199.

Commit to Paris now, travel later. Book your reservation at the Hotel de Buci by February 29 for a visit anytime in 2012, and upgrade your room for an additional 29 euros (based on availability at check in). Also enjoy breakfast for two for 29 euros. Daily room rates start at 260 euros. Book at the hotel’s special leap year site.






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