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1 Day to Catch the 4th of July Clearance

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Looking forward to celebrate the 4th of July? If you have already packed your bags and have everything planned to the smallest detail, then all I can do is whish you a great time. However, if you like living on the edge and taking decisions on the spot, than Frontier Airlines’ 4th of July clearance is here to make your day (or rather holiday?).
On frontierairlines.com you can find a list of all the destinations that are part of this special offer, including Denver, Tucson, Kansas City or Des Moines.  Actually, the offer consists of 27 selected routes, and some one-way fares ranging between $49 and $269. Some of the most convenient routes are Colorado Springs to Denver and Denver to Albuquerque, whose initial prices start at only $49 ($ 57 respectively). However, keep in mind that Thursday the 1st is the last day when can you benefit from these amazing rates, and that all travel must be done till July 6.

frontierLooking forward to celebrate the 4th of July? If you have already packed your bags and have everything planned to the smallest detail, then all I can do is whish you a great time. However, if you like living on the edge and taking decisions on the spot, than Frontier Airlines’ 4th of July clearance is here to make your day (or rather holiday?).

On frontierairlines.com you can find a list of all the destinations that are part of this special offer, including Denver, Tucson, Kansas City or Des Moines.  Actually, the offer consists of 27 selected routes, and some one-way fares ranging between $49 and $269. Some of the most convenient routes are Colorado Springs to Denver and Denver to Albuquerque, whose initial prices start at only $49 ($ 57 respectively). However, keep in mind that Thursday the 1st is the last day when can you benefit from these amazing rates, and that all travel must be done till July 6.

Expedia Brings You Top City Hotels at Bargain Prices

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
With one month of summer already gone, the ugly truth is that you haven’t got so much time to decide where to spend the much-expected holiday. But sometimes the fastest decisions will prove to be the best. This is why Expedia.com has prepared a list of selected hotel deals that cover some various destinations like Las Vegas, Orlando, Los Angeles or Chicago.
Thus, the price of one room per night can go as low as $18 (an we’re talking Las Vegas here). For more family friendly locations, you can as well try the eventful Orlando, where hotel room prices start somewhere around $35 (for those of you that are a little more demanding, Wyndham Orlando Resort is available from $69 during the first two weeks of July). In case you prefer some hip San Francisco Hotel, you might as well try Hotel Diva – A Personality Hotel, whose rates start around $118.

expedia_logoWith one month of summer already gone, the ugly truth is that you haven’t got so much time to decide where to spend the much-expected holiday. But sometimes the fastest decisions will prove to be the best. This is why Expedia.com has prepared a list of selected hotel deals that cover some various destinations like Las Vegas, Orlando, Los Angeles or Chicago.

Thus, the price of one room per night can go as low as $18 (an we’re talking Las Vegas here). For more family friendly locations, you can as well try the eventful Orlando, where hotel room prices start somewhere around $35 (for those of you that are a little more demanding, Wyndham Orlando Resort is available from $69 during the first two weeks of July). In case you prefer some hip San Francisco Hotel, you might as well try Hotel Diva – A Personality Hotel, whose rates start around $118.

Save Up to 75% on Last-Minute Cruises

Monday, June 28th, 2010
Care for a weekend of relaxation aboard a luxury cruise vessel while paying the smallest possible amount of money? Well, you have one day left to make up your mind and decide to book one of Priceline’s last minute cruises. $67 per day sounds like a pretty good deal for a hotel room, but what about getting a cozy cabin and 3 meals per day, plus the excitement of traveling among the exotic islands of the Caribbean, all in the same price? And to make things even better, many of these last-minute offers come with all kinds of coupons and gratuities, including the possibility to get a free 7-night hotel stay!
Cruise operators include NCL and Carnival Cruises, both of them offering up to 160$ free on-board credit. As for some of the above mentioned exotic destinations, they refer to Bermuda, the coast of Florida, as well as the Eastern and Western Caribbean. The 7-night Bermuda cruise departing form Boston will cost you only $599 for an ocean view cabin, not to mention all the fun you can buy for the $150 worth of on-board credit and the bonus hotel stay.

Priceline_Negotiator3Care for a weekend of relaxation aboard a luxury cruise vessel while paying the smallest possible amount of money? Well, you have one day left to make up your mind and decide to book one of Priceline’s last minute cruise deals. $67 per day sounds like a pretty good deal for a hotel room, but what about getting a cozy cabin and 3 meals per day, plus the excitement of traveling among the exotic islands of the Caribbean, all in the same price? And to make things even better, many of these last-minute offers come with all kinds of coupons and gratuities, including the possibility to get a free 7-night hotel stay!

Cruise operators include NCL and Carnival Cruises, both of them offering up to 160$ free on-board credit. As for some of the above mentioned exotic destinations, they refer to Bermuda, the coast of Florida, as well as the Eastern and Western Caribbean. The 7-night Bermuda cruise departing form Boston will cost you only $599 for an ocean view cabin, not to mention all the fun you can buy for the $150 worth of on-board credit and the bonus hotel stay.

Rent a Car This Weekend and Take Advantage of Fabulous Rates

Friday, June 25th, 2010
Rental cars from $8.95? It sounds more like capitalist daydreaming than an everyday reality… But according to the Hotwire meta-search travel engine, getting a mid-size rental car with $8.96 per day seem to be within a click’s reach. If you looking forward to grab a last-minute rental for this weekend, you will find hotwire’s selection of hot car rental deals to be most pleasing. Their list of favorite locations includes such cities as San Antonio, Salt lake City, Boston or Indianapolis.
Clicking on a particular destination will let you see what are the exact dates, hours and also renting period for which the spacial rate applies. In addition to presenting these very special rates, Hotwire.com is also listing some useful tips for those hunting for car rental bargains. If you are looking for a smaller fare, than you should consider such criteria like the exact hour of pick-up, drop-off, the type of car that you need, the duration of the rental period etc.

hotwire-travel-logo-designRental cars from $8.95? It sounds more like capitalist daydreaming than an everyday reality… But according to the Hotwire meta-search travel engine, getting a mid-size rental car with $8.96 per day seem to be within a click’s reach. If you looking forward to grab a last-minute rental for this weekend, you will find hotwire’s selection of hot car rental deals to be most pleasing. Their list of favorite locations includes such cities as San Antonio, Salt Lake City, Boston or Indianapolis.

Clicking on a particular destination will let you see what are the exact dates, hours and also renting period for which the spacial rate applies. In addition to presenting these very special rates, Hotwire.com is also listing some useful tips for those hunting for car rental bargains. If you are looking for a smaller fare, than you should consider such criteria like the exact hour of pick-up, drop-off, the type of car that you need, the duration of the rental period etc.

Chicago Summer Vacations – Loads of Fun for Little Money

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
With all its notorious clubs, remarkable architecture and eventful cultural life, no wonder that Chicago came to be recognized as a top attraction in the USA. Its is usually the nightlife and the cosmopolitan culture that drive people into Chicago, but this doesn’t mean that Wind City is not a good choice for a family summer vacation. If you are looking forward to adventure yourself into this fascinating urban scape, then Orbitz.com’s Chicago travel packs might be of great use to you.
Whenever you go on line and book a hotel+flight through orbitz.com you have the chance to save up to 30% off the entire package value. However, there is only a selected number of hotels and flights that can be combined into a value package. The list includes some 4 and 3-star hotels like The Whitewater Hotel, Amalfi Hotel Chicago or Ambassador East Hotel. Prices start somewhere around $304 per person and include a 3-night staying and a round-trip flight form Detroit.

orbitz-logoWith all its notorious clubs, remarkable architecture and eventful cultural life, no wonder that Chicago came to be recognized as a top attraction in the USA. Its is usually the nightlife and the cosmopolitan culture that drive people into Chicago, but this doesn’t mean that Wind City is not a good choice for a family summer vacation. If you are looking forward to adventure yourself into this fascinating urban scape, then Orbitz.com’s Chicago travel packs might be of great use to you.

Whenever you go on line and book a hotel+flight through orbitz.com you have the chance to save up to 30% off the entire package value. However, there is only a selected number of hotels and flights that can be combined into a value package. The list includes some 4 and 3-star hotels like The Whitewater Hotel, Amalfi Hotel Chicago or Ambassador East Hotel. Prices start somewhere around $304 per person and include a 3-night staying and a round-trip flight form Detroit.

Mexico Cruise Deals from $652

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

cruise-shipWhile more and more people are getting a taste of the Mexican Riviera, it is hard to make a decision on which of the country’s sunny beaches is the best: the lively Cancun, history-infused Rivera Maya or the picturesque Puerto Vallarta. Luckily, there’s an easy way to find out which Mexican beach is closer to your tastes: just take a cruise.
Among cruisecheap.com’s weekly hot deals you can find some really decent rates. The 7-night cruise aboard Mariner of the Seas departing Los Angeles can cost you as little as $652 for an inside cabin. For longer cruises and more luxurious rooms, you can choose to book a suite on the Oosterdam, whose 12-night journey along the American and Mexican coast starts on the 27th of September in Vancouver. If a last-minute deal is what you are looking for, than the best option would be to go on line at cruisecheap.com and check the itinerary of Carnival Splendor, who is scheduled to leave the port of Long Beach, CA on the 4h of July.

Get Ready for Some Affordable Magic with Continental’s NYC specials

Monday, June 21st, 2010

continental-finalThis summer, Continental Airlines is inviting you to (re)discover the magic of New York. Whether you are attracted by the Big Apple’s unique skyline, cosmopolitan atmosphere or glamorous stores, it worths taking into consideration these very special fares. Booking your trip through continental.com can result in a very convenient travel cost: only $188 for a round trip flight from Fort Meyers, Florida to NYC. All the deals listed on the site are valid for a two way trip and include locations like San Francisco, New Orleans, Orlando and Minneapolis.
As far as prices go, $188 would be the bare minimum, but most of the fares are somewhere between $200 and $300, which still makes the offer one of the best on the web. Thus, a round-trip flight from Charlotte to NY starts at only $264, while a trip between Miami and New York is somewhere around $242. On the site’s Low Fares to New York City page you’ll be able to see the whole list of participating locations, together with the offers terms and conditions.

Up to 30% Discount for Santorini Hotels

Friday, June 18th, 2010

hotelscomThe white-washed Mediterranean houses with their blue roofs and amphitheater display are a common sight on the Greek island of Santorini. Due to its particular charm and hospitable inhabitants, Santorini is one of the top destinations in Greece and also considered as one of the most romantic places on Earth. No matter what are your reasons to visit Santorini (make it a weekend of romance, a honeymoon or pure curiosity), it worths taking a glance at hotels.com’s selection of Santorini hotels.
Taking advantage of this exclusive summer offer can help you save as much as 30% of the initial price for your accommodation. The hotels on Santorini island are ranging form budget hotels (here prices start around $34 per night) to luxury hotels, that can cost you as much $238 per night. For more detailed offers, just go on line at hotels.com and enter the dates of your trip (remember to hurry up, though, as most of these deals will expire by the end of June).

Avis Airport Specials from $145 per Week

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Avis_Rent_a_Car2During this first month of summer, Avis is rewarding its customers with some very advantageous weekly rates. At selected locations all over the country, everyone renting a car for a week or so can benefit from a special rate. If you keep in mind that these discounted fares only apply to airport pick-ups, you will be able to choose among over 40 locations, including Miami, Oklahoma, Houston, Dallas an Salt Lake City (see the offer’s own section for a complete list of locations).
So let me just give you a few examples of some possible rates: Las Vegas Airport $154, Houston $172, El Paso $165 (per week), all valid for class C vehicles. There are, however, some things to consider before going on with making your reservation at avis.com: cars must be returned at the renting location, there is a one-day advance booking requirement and last, but not least, the offer expires on the 30th of June.

Amazing Summer Cruise Sale: Balconies from $329 up

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

cruises-comTaking a cruise is definitely one of the most relaxing ways to spend your vacation. You don’t have to drive or rush anywhere, just enjoy the journey through emerald waters and picturesque coastlines. With a little luck, you can always find some last minute cruise for a modest amount – which, in most cases, implies an inside cabin. But why not going to the next level and booking a balcony or even suite? This way, you can enjoy the view and the cool breeze for as much as you want, without feeling trapped between 4 walls.
And thanks to cruises.com’s ongoing Balcony & Suite Blowout, balconies and suites are now available at incredible rates. A balcony on 3-night Bahamas cruise with Carnival Sensations can cost as little as $329 (you can also get some free on-board credit). For only $729, you get to enjoy the Eastern Caribbean sea from your balcony, plus 160$ worth of on-board cash (valid for the 8-night Carnival Miracle journey departing for NYC).



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