Travelocity Celebrates 16 Years of Success with 16 Amazing Hotel Deals

March 22, 2012 by  
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SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Mar 22, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) –
It’s hard to believe, but it was 16 years ago this month, when Travelocity
was launched as the first online travel company. To help celebrate its
Sweet 16, Travelocity experts are giving a gift to its customers
offering 16 fabulous hotel
deals from now until March 31.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate this special occasion with our customers,
employees and supplier partners across the world,” said Carl Sparks,
President and CEO, Travelocity Global. “The Travelocity brand has grown
tremendously over the past 16 years and our focus remains on being a
trusted guide for travelers while delivering values that translate into
memories of a lifetime.”

For the Sweet 16 sale, customers can book a Travelocity GoodBuy Hotel
stay or Flight + Hotel vacation package and receive up to a $200 credit
on a future trip. Travelers must book by March 31, 2012 and travel by
May 31, 2012. Visit the
Travelocity Sweet 16 Birthday Celebration deals page for full
details on how to redeem the SWEET16 promo code.

Also, in honor of the celebration, Travelocity pulled together 16
special hotel deals saving customers up to 50 percent.

The Charter at Beaver Creek, Avon, Colo. (save 40

Boston Park Plaza Hotel Towers, Boston, Mass.
(save 35 percent)

The Suites at Fall Creek, Branson, Mo. (save 40 percent)

Warwick Melrose Hotel Dallas, Dallas, Texas (save 15 percent)

The Modern Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii (save 50 percent)

Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (save 40

Treasure Island Hotel Casino, Las Vegas, Nev. (save 20

Best Western Plus Meridian Inn Suites, Orange County,
Calif. (save 40 percent)

River Terrace Inn, Napa, Calif. (save 25 percent)

Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix, Ariz. (save 30 percent)

Monaco Portland, a Kimpton Hotel, Portland, Ore. (save 20

The St. Anthony Riverwalk Wyndham Hotel, San Antonio, Texas
(save 35 percent)

Snake River Lodge Spa, a Rockresort, Teton Village, Wyo.
(save 33 percent)

Pan Pacific Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada (save 35 percent)

Ocean Sands Resort Spa Condo, Virginia Beach, Va. (save
35 percent)

Sheraton Chicago Hotel Towers, Chicago, Ill. (save 20 percent)

For more information and complete terms and conditions of the sale,
click here.

About Travelocity Global

is committed to being the traveler’s champion — before, during and after
the trip — and provides the most comprehensive and proactive guarantee
in the industry ( ).
This customer-driven focus, backed by 24/7 live phone support,
competitive prices and powerful shopping technology has made Travelocity
one of the largest travel companies in the world. Travelocity also owns
and operates: Travelocity Business® for corporate travel;, a
leading online travel community;, a leader in European
online travel; and ZUJI, a leader in Asia-Pacific online travel.
Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation, a world leader in
travel marketing and distribution.

SOURCE: Travelocity

        Meredith McKee, 214-443-7555

Copyright Business Wire 2012


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Allegiant Announces Nonstop, Low-Cost Flights Between Hagerstown, MD and Orlando

March 22, 2012 by  
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HAGERSTOWN, Md., Mar 22, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) –

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today announces new, nonstop jet service between Hagerstown, Md., and Orlando, Fla., via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), will begin May 25, 2012. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $59.99* one way.

“We’re pleased to bring affordable and convenient travel options to Hagerstown,” Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. “We are confident that the Hagerstown area residents will appreciate flying nonstop to Orlando, as well as the value of booking hotel rooms and car rentals through us.”

“Washington County has been committed to securing destination-oriented air service for use by area residents,” said Terry Baker, President of the Washington County Board of County Commissioners. “We are very excited to welcome Allegiant, offering nonstop service to Orlando, one of America’s top vacation destinations.”

“It is great news that Allegiant is providing families and businesses in the quad-state region with convenient, nearby, cost-effective, direct airline service from the Hagerstown Regional airport to Orlando/Sanford, Florida,” said Congressman Roscoe Bartlett. “I am hopeful that these flights will be popular enough for Allegiant to add more flights and destinations that will create more jobs at the airport as well as area businesses.”

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) and Sanford International Airport (SFB) beginning May 25, 2012. Hagerstown travelers can take advantage of everyday low fares and save even more when they book air, hotel, car and even activity and attraction reservations together. For flight schedules and reservations please visit

Located in the heart of Central Florida, Orlando is home to the world’s most exciting theme parks and has plenty of shopping, dining, outdoor activities, and entertainment. Allegiant partners with more than 60 of the Orlando area’s most exciting hotel properties, provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car, and offers great deals on activities such as theme park tickets, dinner shows, and day tours. Hagerstown travelers can book their entire Orlando vacation for less by visiting

Reservations can be made on the airline’s website at or by calling the company’s travel experts at 702-505-8888.

Allegiant, travel is our deal.

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company

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is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. Through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, the company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline, and offers other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets through its website, The company was ranked ninth in the 2011 Forbes’ Best Small Companies. Allegiant was also recently named one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Fastest-Growing Companies” for the second consecutive year.

The Allegiant Travel Company logo is available at

About the $59.99* one-way fares:

Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by April 12, 2012, for travel by Nov 13, 2012. Prices include PFC, segment tax and Sept. 11th security fee of up to $10.80 per segment. A segment is one take-off and one landing. A convenience fee of $10.00 per segment, per passenger is included in the introductory one-way fare. A fee of $14.99 per segment, will apply when purchased through Allegiant call centers. Purchases made at any Allegiant Airport Ticket Office will not incur a convenience or call center fee. For ticket counter hours of operation, please visit When purchased at the time of booking, a checked bag fee of up to $19.99 per bag will apply to the first and second checked bag per person, per segment. If purchased at flight check-in, a fee of $35 per checked bag, per person, per segment will apply for the first two bags checked. Additional higher fees will apply for three or more checked bags. Fare rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Restrictions apply.

This news release was distributed by GlobeNewswire,

SOURCE: Allegiant Travel Company

        CONTACT: Allegiant Media Contact
        Jessica Wheeler
        Phone: 702-851-7316

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Maui: Kaanapali Beach rooms on sale starting at $175 a night

March 22, 2012 by  
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The recent $14-million renovation of the Whaler on Kaanapali Beach is reason enough for this condo resort on Maui to offer discounted rooms this spring starting at $175 a night.

The deal: The resort with two 12-story towers offers a package called Rediscover Perfection. (You’ll see the deal on the website’s home page). Prices start at $175 a night with a two-night minimum stay.) That gets you a studio garden room with a queen- or king-sized bed, full kitchen and private lanai and free Internet access too.

When: The offer is good for stays from April 15 to June 19.

Tested: I checked online and found a studio garden room available for $175 a night plus tax from May 10-15. As a comparison, I also reviewed what the room would cost without the deal by checking random dates in late June after the offer expires. The same room starts at $214 a night plus tax.

Contact: The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, (877) 997-6667

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Travel agents: Don’t wait for cruise deals

March 22, 2012 by  
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This item was written by Johanna Jainchill, who covers the travel industry for Travel Weekly. Jainchill is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away.

Despite a temporary slowdown in mass-market cruise sales, travel agents are warning their clients not to wait for cruise deals.

“If you’re thinking of traveling this year, book now,” said Dave Spinelli, a vice president at Travel Leaders Group, a travel agency network. “We would advise clients to book early to get the best deals, especially on pre- a d post-cruise airfare. Given that airline capacity is limited and airfare costs are expected to increase in the coming months, we would advise consumers not to wait to book their cruise.”

READ MORE:  Fares expected to soar through summer
RELATED:  Carnival CEO: Deeper than normal discounts not on the way

Executives from Travel Leaders Group’s subsidiary said last week that mass-market cruise sales (mass-market lines include Carnival, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean) are lagging behind the more upscale lines so far this year, particularly during the usually busy summer months.

However, president John Lovell cautioned cruisers not to wait for deals, because he believes “a tremendous amount of pent-up demand” is fueling a bookings comeback.

Spinelli said this was especially true with cruises that are in high demand, such as river cruises.

ALSO ONLINE:  Viking River Cruises plans even more ships

“It is especially important for consumers to book these cruises well in advance in order to get the best value,” he said. “If a consumer waits until the last minute to book a river cruise, they’re likely to find their preferred itineraries are sold out.”

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San Diego: Jack London, as photographer, at the Maritime Museum

March 22, 2012 by  
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After Jack London penned “The Call of the Wild,” he went traveling again.

The American novelist who wrote so brilliantly about the brutal Klondike later turned a photographer’s eye on the world aboard ships headed to exotic places like the South Pacific and the tip of South America. London chronicled those early 20th century voyages with a camera, and now 50 of his photographs are on display through Dec. 3 at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

London shot images of seaworthy scenes while traveling on a 42-foot “ketch-rigged sailboat” called the Snark bound for the South Pacific in 1907-08 and on the Dirigo en route to Cape Horn four years later. And there are photographs of news events such as the Russo-Japanese War and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Appropriately, the photographs are hung in the Star Gallery in the forward hold aboard the 19th-century Star of India that’s docked at the museum. The photos come from the Huntington Library and Jack London State Historic Park Collection, and were reproduced from prints and negatives, according to the Huntington’s blog. The book “Jack London, Photographer” published in 2010 provided the impetus for the exhibition.

And there’s another show at the museum that complements London’s nicely: “Cook, Melville, Gauguin: Three Voyages to Paradise.” It runs through July 31 and features watercolors, prints and other works by artist Paul Gauguin during his time in South Pacific. It also includes original paintings by Cook’s expedition artists William Hodges and John Webber.

Contact: Maritime Museum of San Diego, (619) 234-9153


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Las Vegas: $110 for hotel + airfare makes for a cheap spring break

March 22, 2012 by  
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This is the stuff spring breaks are made of: super-cheap air-hotel packages to Las Vegas. Yes, most Angelenos drive to Vegas, but with the high price of gas and the low cost of these packages, flying might be a no-brainer — and a spring break windfall.

JetBlue Airways: The airline extended its one-day Madness-in-March sale that started Tuesday until tonight (Wednesday). As I was checking out the sale fares, I stumbled upon an incredible discounted Las Vegas package: $110 per person based on double occupancy from April 8 to 10 that includes two nights at Circus Circus and round-trip airfare from Long Beach. (You even earn 979 points if you are a TrueBlue member.)

Upgrade options on the same dates are available too, such as the Aria for $204 per person or the Vdara for $188 per person. Prices include tax. The deal is good for travel between Tuesday and June 20 but reservations must be made by 8:59 p.m. PDT tonight (Wednesday).

Southwest Airlines: This airline also has a sale on with a booking period good for more than a week. The  sale includes this Vegas package from Southwest Vacations: $149 per person based on double occupancy from April 8 to 10 at the Excalibur and round-trip airfare from Los Angeles.

This includes a free tour of Laughlin as well and 810 Rapid Rewards Points. Travel is good until Nov. 2 but you must make a reservation by 4 p.m. PDT March 29.

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