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Archive for May, 2010

Amazing $300 and up vacation packs

Monday, May 31st, 2010

travelocityNow that the last days of spring are slowly dissolving into the heat of summer, time has come to decide  on which beach or mountain top you will be spending your summer. This being the case, Travelocity.com announces huge discounts at some of its travel packs (deciding to book both your hotel and flight can result in up to 55% savings). Instead of paying around $200 for a one night stay, you can choose one of these great family vacations whose convenient prices also include a round-trip flight.
One of the best offers comes from VH Victoria Resort and Beach, where for $491 you can get both a round-trip flight and 4-night accommodation. You could also check out Puerto Vallarta, where an extended weekend in an all inclusive 4-star hotel will cost you as little as $378.  Pricier destinations include the Dominican Republic, Antigua, Montego Bay or the Bahamas (here you can pay between $500 and $1000 per journey).

Top rental cars form only $8.95 per day

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

hotwire-travel-logo-designATTENTION! This car rental deal is from 2010 and no longer available. But our deal hunters have picked you the best fresh car deals from all over the US. Check the deals in the below table.

When it comes to traveling in the United States, one must admit that a car is in 98% cases the best way to get around. Car renting can get really pricey sometimes (especially when you are traveling during peak season or want a luxury car), but with a little advance planning you will be able to save considerable amounts of money. (more…)

Irresistible Summer Deals: European Hotels under $100

Friday, May 28th, 2010

expedia_logoIn the eventuality that the call of Old Europe will prove to be irresistible this summer (after all, backpacking Europe or visiting its museums and castles is close to mandatory for a respectable ‘citizen of the world’) then you might use some piece of advice on where to stay for little money. Actually, in a time when many hotels are willing to bargain (at least on line!), you might just forget your tent at home, and feel free to enjoy the comfort of a 3-star hotel at almost hostel prices.
Just let me make myself clear: if your traveling dates are somewhere between the beginning of June and mid July, booking your hotel through expedia.com might help you save considerable amounts of money. Big cities like London, Rome pr Barcelona are available at incredible rates: only $40 per night at Travelodge Dublin or $60 for a 3-star hotel near London. And considering that we are talking peak season here, I suggest you take a better look at Expedia’s Summer Vacation Sale Europe.

This summer, fly Denver form $80

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

united-logoWhether you are in search for the ultimate climbing challenge or you would just like to admire the colorful wildflowers on the slopes of the Rockies, Colorado makes a great summer destination. In addition to its famous all-year round resorts like Vail, Aspen or Boulder, you can also take a few days to discover Denver’s culture, shopping center and and explosive music scene. And if some inexpensive air ticket is what you were waiting for, then United Airlines might just have the right solution for you.
Between June 9 and July 31, 2010, Continental Airlines is offering some exceptional rates for its Denver flights. Thus, a one way flight from Denver to Albuquerque might cost you as little as $80. Other great destinations include Seattle, Chicago, Los Angles and Boston. Fell free to check the offers terms&conditions on united.com’s special deals page.

Fabulous Alaska Cruises Now Only $399

Friday, May 14th, 2010

cruise-shipIt’s hard to imagine a better way to spend the summer than going for a week long cruise through Alaska’s picturesque gulfs. A cruise along Alaska’s shores can reveal this distant state in all its glory by showing you the best of its ports, glaciers, rugged cliffs and river mouths. But if you are considering such and investment, then it might be of great help if you managed to check some of your options and existent rates before starting to ride the waves.
By taking a look at cruisecheap.com’s selection of Alaska cruises, you will easily notice that the price of a 7-day journey from Seattle to Alaska and back starts somewhere around $399 (this would be the Norwegian Star voyage, departing tomorrow from Seattle). If you want to see more of Alaska (many of the above-mentioned cruises are departing from the state of Washington, which means that they spend a couple of days on sea) then you can choose the Coral Princess cruise departing from Vancouver, which is now available for only $599 (per person per inside cabin). To see more destinations, just go on line at cruisecheap.com.

Up to 40% Savings when Booking a North America Hotel with Hotels.com

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

hotelscomIt’s been quite a while since hotels.com have first announced great discounts with their spring hotel bookings. The 26th of May will mark the end of this deal, so, in case you have made up your mind on where to go and what to see this summer, you’ve got almost 2 weeks left in which you can sort through these hundreds of discounted hotel deals. The majority of these hotels are spread all over USA and Canada and offer 3-stars and up facilities.
One of the most convenient offers comes from the only high altitude hotel in Las Vegas – the Stratosphere Tower, where you could get a room for as little as 41$ per night (this way you can also save up to 45% of the room’s full price). For those who prefer quieter places, the Banff Park Lodge in Alberta, Canada is available from $118 per night (in order to benefit from this offer, a minimum 3-night staying is compulsory, though).  For an a-z list of participating locations, just check out the site’s North America deals section.

Hertz Drops its Young Renter Fee

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

hertz_logoFor all the college students up there who are about to finish their exams and already dreaming about  hitting the road during the upcoming summer vacation, Hertz Car Rental comes with and unbeatable offer. In order to encourage the 21 to 25 year olds to rent a car with their company, Hertz has decided to drop the conventional the extra charges for this age category (considered by most car renting companies as the most risky). Hence, deciding to rent your car with Hertz.com will help you save up to $25 per day and drive yourself back home at your own pace.
Considering that the offer is valid at numerous participating locations in USA and Canada, its terms and conditions are more than acceptable. As a young renter who wants to benefits from these considerable discounts, you must be able to pay the car in advance, pick up the rental by mid June and choose any type of vehicle except Corvettes, Shelby Mustangs and all the cars belonging to the Prestige Collection. Bon voyage!

South America Flights from $190

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

american-airlinesWith its lively cities, contagious soccer fever and wild landscapes, South America makes an inspired choice for spending your summer vacation. Just as long as you keep in mind that, the further south you go, the more likely you are to encounter winter, you have all the chance to enjoy the tropical sun of the northern territories. This being said, you will most likely  find American Airlines’ South America deals more then satisfying: these special offers include destinations like Guatemala, Recife or San Salvador and have prices between $190 and $356.
For those heading for the exotic San Salvador, the price of a one way flight departing Dallas, TX starts at only $190 (the prices is based on a round-trip purchase). Columbia’s capital, Bogotá, is now at about $279 distance, and we can assure you that it is worth every penny. Should any of these deals interest you, all you’ve got to do is go on line at aa.com and choose your departure dates and preferred destination. However, it is essential to keep in mind that all tickets must be purchased by tomorrow, May 12th, 2010.

Save $500 on All-inclusive Caribbean Vacation Packs

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Priceline_Negotiator3If you are heading for some hot Caribbean beach this summer, then you might find it useful to take a look at Priceline’s selected all-inclusive vacation packs. Booking an all inclusive vacation through priceline.com can help you save up to $500, not to mention that you’ll get a detailed description of your hotel (pictures included), together with full timetables that allow you to set your departure times.
The least expensive vacation pack listed this week comes from Melia Caribe Tropical in Punta Cana – only $663 for a 3 night staying and round-trip flight. In case you are aiming at a longer vacation, you could add some extra 134$ and opt for the 7-night vacation at Barcelo Capella Beach Resort (3-star accommodation and flight ticket from Los Angles and back, all with only $797). To check out other destinations (like Cancun or Puerto Vallarta), along with the offer’s terms & conditions and valid dates, just take a look at Priceline’s all inclusive vacation package deals.

Mega-discounted World Hotels for CheapTickets.com

Friday, May 7th, 2010

cheapticketsFor this beautiful week of  May, cheaptickets.com is announcing fabulous discounts on hotel rooms. If you choose to book your accommodation through cheaptickets.com, you get the chance to save between 10% and 50% of the initial hotel rate, not to mention that you can also benefit form all types of gratuities. Most of these discounted hotels are situated in the Caribbean, but you might as well find some 4-star hotels form European cities like Paris or Milan.
The luxurious Caribe Hilton in San Juan is thus available form $144 per night per room, and comes with 20% discount at spa services and a fourth night free. If you are determined to travel with style, you can choose to stay at Hilton Molino Stucky in Venice, a superb 5-star hotel located on Giudecca Island, which is now available from $239 per night per room. For budget travelers in search for New Orleans’ unique atmosphere, a room in St. Peter House Hotel can cost only $46 per night per room, not to mention that you will be located in the heart of the city’s French Quarter. Just take a look at the meta-finder’s weekly hotel deals and see what stirs up your appetite.



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