Archive for May, 2015

Orbitz.com Spotlights Last-Minute Deals for Memorial Day; Promo Code ‘TRAVELHAPPY’ Saves Additional 20%

May 21, 2015
Orbitz.com has hotel deals in San Francisco for Memorial Day weekend © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Orbitz.com has hotel deals in San Francisco for Memorial Day weekend © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Last-minute travelers and procrastinators alike can still find deals for Memorial Day weekend. The latest Orbitz Insider Index spotlights the most popular destinations for the holiday weekend along with nearby alternatives that can save travelers up to 35 percent. Consumers can save even more by using promotion code TRAVELHAPPY, which gives travelers an additional 20 percent off of hotel stays of one night or more when booking travel on Orbitz.com or the mobile apps through May 24.1

“Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer season and Americans are traveling in record numbers this year,” said Jeanenne Tornatore, senior editor for Orbitz.com. “It’s not too late to get away without breaking the bank. By booking accommodations just outside of major tourist hubs or by staying in neighboring suburbs, travelers can stretch their budgets even further.”

Memorial Day Orbitz Insider Index

The Memorial Day Orbitz Insider Index rounds up the 10 most popular destinations, based on hotel bookings, for the holiday weekend along with cheaper locations in nearby suburbs or neighboring cities. Las Vegas takes the top spot this year as the most popular destination among travelers, with Cancun and New York rounding out the top three.

Orbitz Top 10 Memorial Day Destinations2
Rank Top 10 Destinations
Memorial Day
Weekend 2015
Average
Daily Rate
(ADR)
Alternative
Accommodations
Neighborhoods/Suburbs
Average
Daily Rate
(ADR)
Savings
1 Las Vegas, Nev. $139 Downtown (off-strip) Las Vegas, Nev. $105 24%
2 Cancun, Mexico $238 Playa Del Carmen, Mexico $217 9%
3 New York, N.Y. $288 Jersey City, N.J. $237 18%
4 Chicago, Ill. $211 Lakeview, Ill. $192 9%
5 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic $237 La Romana, Dominican Republic $154 35%
6 San Diego, Calif. $183 Carlsbad, Calif. $152 17%
7 Orlando, Fla. $123 Kissimmee, Fla. $88 28%
8 London, UK $250 Paddington, UK $170 32%
9 Miami Beach, Fla. $232 Downtown Miami, Fla. $176 24%
10 San Francisco, Calif. $238 San Mateo, Calif. $166 30%

The Clymb Mounts Nepal Relief ‘Voluntourism’ Trek

May 7, 2015

Nepal trek-lasso e2

Kathmandu, Nepal –  May 7, 2015 – Help rebuild earthquake-stricken Nepal on this “voluntourism” adventure. 100% of proceeds go to a local NGO dedicated to rebuilding villages decimated by this tragic natural disaster. Plus, travelers will experience trekking in the spectacular Annapurna region of the Himalaya Mountains.

This 13 day itinerary featured on The Clymb for $1199 includes 4 days of rebuilding the hard hit Gorkha region and then 9 days bringing valuable tourism dollars to the region’s highlights like Poon Hill, Pokhara and Ghorepani.

The Clymb is exclusively promoting this tour that is operated by long term partner Ace the Himalaya. Ace has been working in these communities for years and the founder and many of the porters/guides are from the region.

As of now over 35 of Ace’s employees have completely lost their houses in the Earthquake – this trip is dedicated to rebuilding lives. 100% of proceeds go to a local NGO dedicated to rebuilding villages decimated by this tragic natural disaster.

Departures will start in late September, to avoid monsoon season, and to be sure the help travelers bring is genuinely useful.

To learn more, visit: http://www.theclymb.com/adventures/15742/project-rebuild-nepal-annapurna-trek/show-product/187362