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Florida Luxury Hotels from $59

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

hotwire-travel-logo-designIn accordance with its famous slogan: “4-star hotels. 2-star prices”, Hotwire is announcing amazing discounts for the last month of spring. Booking your hotel in advance through hotwire.com will help you save up to 62% out of the brochure price, not to mention that most of these hotels are situated in the lovely state of Florida.
With 4-star facilities and strategic locations like Fort Lauderdale, Tampa or Orlando, these hotels are just perfect for an early beach vacation with your family. For those who decide to go for Las Olas Hotel in downtown Part Everglades, you’ll be happy to find out that here the price of a one night staying starts at only $62.  If you want to check out yourself how Orlando’s beaches and amazing theme parks look like between May 1st and May 25th, Sea World Hotels are expecting you with some unbelievable nightly rates: only $59 per person. To check other rates and locations, just take a look at Hotwire’s best hotel deals.

NCL’s epic discounts

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

NLCEven when it comes to cruises, going freestyle is the best way for an adventurous nature to enjoy the journey and make sure one gets exactly what one wants (and, most important, when he/she wants it). Norwegian Cruise Line’s decision to introduce freestyle cruises on many of their ships has proven to be a successful recipe. So, in case you are up for an epic cruise this summer, NCL awaits you with some irresistible deals.
For those who choose to travel aboard the Norvegian Epic between June 24 and August 28, NCL is offering up to $100 on board credit, which can be used for all kinds of activities, from shore excursions to spa treatments. Whether you prefer the Eastern of the Western side of the Caribbean, the price of a 7-night sail through the most turquoise waters and gorgeous islands starts at only $659 (for an inside cabin). Other great offers include special rates when adding a 3rd person on your reservation, partial reimbursement of your booking fee or cheaper shore excursions. Just hurry up to check Norwegian’s epic savings before the 3rd of May when the offer expires.

Huge Discounts with Dollar Renta-a-Car Partner Offers

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Dollar_logo2With almost one month till the holiday season is officially on, Dollar Rent-a-Car is ready to reward all those customers that were brave enough to travel in the extra-season with some great partner offers. As most of these offers concern American Express cardholders, booking the car with your credit card becomes mandatory.  Most of the deals are only valid till April 30, but the good news is that, in addition to really great rates, they also come with a free Pass24 highway pass for the respective state (the one where you rented the car).
Thus, one of the best offers comes from Dollar locations in Northern Florida, where card members can get a standard size SUV for as little as $59 per day. If you have in mind a longer renting period, you can just choose the ‘American Express mid-size car special’, which lets you rent a mid-size car for only $168 per week. By accessing the site’s specials page you will be able to see all the ongoing partner offers (including air miles bonuses) as well as all the other coupons and Dollar deals.

Fly Britain from $651

Monday, April 26th, 2010

usairwaysThere is no better time to pay a visit to the good old Britain that than the lovely month of May. Just as blossoming trees and freshly cut grass bring the best out of the British countryside,  weather becomes perfect for traveling and you are free to explore the country’s hundreds of years of history and art. And to make your mission a little easier, US Airways has prepared some really special Europe deals.
Booking your ticket through usairways.com can help you save a considerable amount out of your transportation cost: the price of a round-trip between Manchester UK and Philadelphia starts at only $651. For approximately the same amazing rates, you can head for the highlands of Scotland and stroll through the historic district of Glasgow for about $661 a round-trip. Another option would be to head for the ever cheerful and welcoming Dublin (price of a round trip flight here stars at only $756).

Florida Travel Packages form $299

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

travelocityBeing able to head for some warm beach as early as the beginning of May is the kind of indulgence that only Florida can offer. For the last weeks of spring, Travelocity has prepared some really special offers on Florida travel packages. Most of these travel packs include 3-star accommodation and a round-trip flight to one of Florida’s top destinations (this would be, of course, Miami and Orlando).
In case you are traveling with kids, it’s very likely that you will choose Orlando’s theme parks over Florida’s clubs. The best period to go to Orlando would be between April 27 and April 29, when the least expensive travel package starts at only $292. On the other hand, Miami can be just as fun and here the prices can go even lower: for only $288, you can get 3-star accommodation at Embassy Suites near Miami International Airport and a round-trip flight from Newark (offer valid for the last days in May). Care for more hot deals? All you have to do is pay a visit to travelocity.com’s Travel Deals/Packages page.

Last Minute Hotels from $47 per Night

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

expedia_logoOne of the greatest things about big cities (except for their vibrant atmosphere, great restaurants, tons of shops and all the cultural buzz) is that there is always something going on. If you are looking for a weekend break that would cure your small town melancholia, then heading for New York, San Francisco or Los Angles is very likely the solution. And just to give you a feel of what is like to let yourself seduced by the big city life, here are some great last minutes hotel offers from Expedia.com:
Deciding the skip the over-crowded Manhattan and adventure yourself into New York city outer buroughs can save you precious money: only $47 per night at Best Western The Mainstay Inn between April 28 and May 5, 2010. As for the bohemian San Francisco, here a room at Mark Twain Hotel starts at only $78. To see more of these amazing deals, just access Expedia’s last minute hotels section.

May Cruises from $369

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

cruiseFor the lovely month of May, cruisecritic.com announces some hard to ignore cruise deals. Initial rates for Caribbean cruises start at only $369 (this particular offer is valid for the 5-night journey to the Bahamas aboard Carnival Destiny, departing the port of Miami on May 10, 2010). Most of these Caribbean cruises have prices ranging between $450 and $550 – this is, of course, the price of an inside cabin, calculated per person – and take about 7 days to complete.
Another great trip for this last month of spring would be to explore Alaska’s spectacular shores.  Norwegian Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises and Holland America are all offering decently priced Alaska cruises; for its 7-night cruise to America’s ‘Last Frontier’, Holland America charges around $549 and offers free on  board credit. To check any other destination, cruise line or departure date, just take a look at cruise critic’s deals page.

Last chance to catch a discounted long distance flight with Delta

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

delta-airfare-dealJust as the end of the month approaches, chances you grabbed a super-cheap air ticket from Delta are decreasing dramatically. The airline has been putting forward discounted tickets towards a wide range of destinations, from cities across USA to  more distant capitals like Tokyo or Paris. April 20th is the last day to catch some unbeatable airfare deals, whose prices start at only $44. All these flights have Atlanta as their departure point and can be completed as late as November 10, 2010. Destinations include Chicago, Miami, Orlando or Sacramento and the maximum starting price for a one way trip is $174.
If you’re looking for some discounted tickets to Europe, then you still have some time to choose a destination, as the last day to go on line at delta.com and purchase a discounted ticket is April 26. The lovely city of Barcelona is only $329 far form Atlanta (price valid for a one way journey, on a round trip purchase basis).

Save Big on Europe Vacation Packs with Travelzoo

Monday, April 19th, 2010

travelzooNow that the new week has finally brought a release of the unprecedented airplane crisis – passenger aircrafts are again allowed to fly above Europe, three days after  the volcanic ash cloud has frozen all activity – it is time to check out what Europe can offer in terms of summer travel packs. A good place too start is Travelzoo’s Top 20 best Internet deals, now listing some pretty convenient Europe travel package offers.
In case you don’t have anything particular on your mind, why not heading for the exuberant Moscow: it takes only $699 to spend 4 nights in Russia’s buzzing capital (airfare included). Another option would be to book a trip to Barcelona, and explore the city’s incredible architecture and hot beaches for a whole week, at a rate that is irresistibly pocket friendly: only $799 for both the air ticket and the 6-night accommodation. A brief look over Travelzoo’s latest deals will help you make an idea of what I’m talking about.

Save Big on Countryside Hotels

Friday, April 16th, 2010

hotelscomSpring time might be the perfect time to visit some amazing US cities just before the arrival of the tourist hordes, but nothing can compare with a spring vacation at the countryside. And when it comes to picturesque farms and idyllic living, just about every village in the Northern Hemisphere will satisfy your appetite for gorgeous views and fresh air.
For countryside aficionados and not only, Hotels.com comes with an impressive selection of country hotel deals. As most of these hotels are 3-stars and up, it’s quite a bargain to be able to save up to 40% when booking your room through hotels.com. Just to give you a little example: a night staying in the luxurious Chateau de Pioline, Aix de Provence (France) will cost you around 140 euros (judging by the rooms initial price – 242 euros, this results in 42% savings). Ireland’s amazingly green fields and coquette country houses are available form 60 euros up, while Italy’s rolling hills and roman villas are awaiting with special prices, that start at only 72 euros per person.



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