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Archive for February, 2010

‘Sweet Easter Treats’ from Hotels.com

Friday, February 26th, 2010

hotelscomWondering what the bunny will bring you this year? What about a shopping trip to Paris? Or a romantic weekend in Lisbon? No matter what are your preferences in terms of European cities, Hotels.com has negotiated some really special hotel rates for the soon to come Easter break.
Thus, if you decide to book your European hotel through Hotels.com, you can benefit from up to 30% discount for 3-star and 4-star hotels, in some amazing locations like London, Prague, Madrid or Dublin. On of the best deals comes from the 4-starred  Barcelo Torre Arias Hotel in Madrid, where you could end up paying as little as 48 euros per night. As for the picturesque Lisbon, here the price of a deluxe suite starts at only 52$ per person.  And the list of sweet treats doesn’t stop here: as part of their Ester Specials, Regency Hotel in Dublin have set their starting prices at an incredible 64 euros per night; staying more than two night in Clarion Hotel in Prague Old Town will help you save up to 30% of the initial price. To see what other surprises the bunny has reserved for you, just go online at hotels.com.

Warm destinations from $44

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

airtran-okPlanning a beach vacation in the upcoming weeks? In this case, you’d better check out airTran‘s sensational air fare deals! Through March 4th, 2010 airTran lets you ‘book the warmer climate’ for prices as low as $44. As for the warm destinations advertised in Airtran’s offer, they include some well-known resorts as Cancun, Aruba, or Tampa. These special fares apply for many US cities like Atlanta, Washington DC, Denver or Detroit.
Just a short example of how the offer works: suppose you want to book a flight from Boston to Cancun. The price of a one-way trip between the two destinations can start at $84, provided you make your reservation at least 10 days in advance and you travel by the 9th of June. Some of the lowest fares are valid from Boston: a one-way trip from Boston to Ft. Lauderdale can cost you as little as $70, while the price Boston to Baltimore flight starts at an amazing $49. To see all terms&conditions or search for a specific location, just visit airtran.com’s sales section.

Fresh All Inclusive Vacation Packs form Priceline.com

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Priceline_Negotiator3There are times when your vacation becomes an authentic ‘tour de force': each day you go to a new place, meet some new people and try out a different restaurant. But there are also those days when you feel like doing absolutely noting – even thinking about where to dine that night can give you a headache. Well, the latter situation is the reason why all inclusive vacations were created in the first place.
In case you are looking for some decently priced vacation packs, you might want to check what Priceline.com has negotiated for this week. A first great offer comes from Royal Solaris Resort in Cancun, where a 5-night hotel room and round-trip flight form Newark will cost you around $691. If you only have one weekend at your disposal for taking the chill off and getting a little sun tan, Viva Whyndham Tangerine in the Dominican Republic are ready to offer you their 3-star accommodation  and full services for only $589 pp (round-trip flight form Atlanta included). To find out more details regarding possible departure dates or terms&conditions, check out Priceline’s all inclusive vacation packs section.

Early Spring Car Rental Deals from Hertz

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

hertz_logoDeciding to rent a car with Hertz within the next two months or so can result into some substantial savings. Most of these special prices and discount coupons apply when booking your car in advance through Hertz.com for at least one weekend.
The first great news is that the company has decided to extent its ‘End the Weekend Right with a Free Weekend Day’ offer till the end of March, 2010. Thus, when renting a vehicle for a minimum of 3 days, you can get the first day for free. If you want to spoil yourself with all the extra horsepower and the luxury of a Hertz Prestige Collection car, then here is your chance to save $35 of a whole weekend value. (In case you are not familiar with it, the Prestige Collection includes deluxe models like Volvo C70 Convertible, Mercedes C Series, or Cadillac Escalade AWD). Feel free to check out all the ongoing deals on Hertz.com’s special offers page.

Cruise Bargains from Cruise Critic

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

carnival-cruise_shipNow that the winter clearance season is almost over, it’s time to stay away from malls and shopping centers for a while and focus on investing your time and savings into some unforgettable vacation. If you have never been on  a cruise before, maybe 2010 would be a good time to start. However, no matter if you are an experienced cruiser or not, it’s worth knowing that cruisecritic.com has selected some really hot cruise deals for you this week.
In case you are looking for a short and inexpensive cruise that you could enjoy during one weekend, then your best options include the 3-night Bahamas cruise from Carnival, now available at an amazing starting price of $239, or the 5-night Western Caribbean cruise from Celebrity Cruises (starting price $329 for an inside cabin, including free on board credit). As for some more pricey and more distant destinations, a great offer would be the 24-night journey through the amazonian forest and then Antarctica’s coastline, that you could get for $3,999 (price includes air fare and it’s worth every penny). So don’t hesitate to check out cruise critic’s bargains and set the course for our next adventure.

Hawaii Vacation Packs from $509

Friday, February 19th, 2010

expedia_logoThe exotic islands of Hawaii need no further introduction: the flower lei, hospitable locals and surf-perfect waves have been the island’s best ambassadors. And now that spring is almost here, a vacation to Hawaii would be the perfect way to salute the return of warm weather.
This week, Expedia.com is featuring one of the best vacation package deals on the web: if you decide to book online a Hawaii vacation before May, 26, you could spend as little as $509 for an extended weekend trip (this price includes taxes, round-trip flight with American Airlines and accommodation for 4 nights). As for the possible destinations, they include Hawaii’s most popular islands: Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Bid Island Hawaii. Depending on your preferred dates, island and departure airport, prices might vary a little; for example, if you choose to fly form San Francisco to Honolulu, the whole trip will cost you around $513, while if you decide to take your plane from Los Angeles, you might have to add some extra 100$. Check out the whole offer in Expedia.com’s Hawaii Vacation Deals.

Bunny Sales from Frontier Airlines

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

frontierNow that Valentine Day is gone and the month of February is almost over, people are hurrying to make their Easter plans. And with some little research smart planning, the Bunny might just bring you, among other gifts, some really cheap airfares. At least, that’s what the new deal from Frontier Airlines claims to do: “Save money, fly the bunny”.
Thus, the cost on a one-way ticket between a number of selected locations like Denver, Salt Lake City or Phoenix can be as low as $49, provided you book your ticket before February 24. The $49 fares applies for routes like Albuquerque-Denver,  Denver-Salt Lake City, or Colorado Springs-Denver. A flight from Las Vegas to Denver can cost you as little as $74, and you can set the date of your flight as late as the 9th of June. To see the whole list of participating locations, or other detailed connected to departure times and  terms & conditions check out the site’s Special Offers page.

Romantic Weekend Bargains

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

stndardhotelIf you by any chance didn’t get to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, there is still time to make up for it. In fact, you could have an even better experience now that the Valentine rush is over and hotels won’t be overbooked.  And with dealbase.com’s special hotel rates, you can now book a big city luxury hotel for the price of a mid-range one.
For example, a romantic weekend at the four-starred Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel in Chicago, IL, can cost you only $99 per person per night, and includes free breakfast, massage oils and complimentary champagne. If you hurry up and book a room at the exclusive Fairfax at Embassy Row in Washington DC by February 24th, you could benefit from an amazing discount of 65% of the initial price, which will reduce the cost of a room at $119 per night. Also, rooms at The Standard Hotel Downtown LA with its famous Rooftop Bar are now available for a starting price of $108 pp/pn. Just check out the site’s selection of best hotels deals and see raises your interest.

Discounted Weekly Car Rentals from Budget

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

budget-car-rental2If you are planning a one week vacation or your car has just let you down, chances are very high that you’ll be needing a rental. But  this doesn’t necessarily have to affect your budget too much, as Budget Rent-a-Car is here with some great weekly deals.
If you take a look at Budget.com’s weekly deals, you will notice that renting a car for 5 to 7 consecutive days might help you save up to 25% of the initial price. This type of discount applies whenever you pick up a rental at the airport in one of the numerous participating locations across the US and it is valid for all types of cars, from economy A class to convertibles. The Florida airport agencies also benefit from a special rate: only $149 a week for prepaid cars (you can get coupons for this offer with the plan-ahead deals). And to make things even better, there is also a $25 off deal valid all across USA and Canada. For more info about these deals, don’t hesitate to visit the site’s Weekly Deals section.

Spring cruises from $219

Monday, February 15th, 2010

cruise_linesThis harsh 2009-2010 winter has for sure taken us by surprise! It could take around 12 months of summer just to take off the chill and make us forget those terrible blizzards. But the good news is that spring break is almost here, and deciding to book a cruise for this period can guarantee you that you’ll get exactly what you wanted: few days of relaxation and sun in the exotic Caribbean.
And the best news is that at CruiseDeals.com, you can find spring cruises for all pockets – prices start at an unbelievable rate of $219 per person (the offer is valid for the 3-Night Bahamas cruise aboard Norwegian Sky, departing from Miami on the 19th of March). If you are up for a longer journey, like, let’s say, exploring the Mexican coastline for 11 days, than the Radiance of the Seas is ready to take you on board for a modest $758 (price for one person, for an interior cabin). To check out departure dates or some other interesting offers, just go online at cruisedeals.com and See the Deals!



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