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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Travel Offers at Luxury Resorts in Belize, Maldives, Mexico & More

November 11, 2022

At the five-star Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, no detail is overlooked. Take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts © Eric Leiberman/goingplacesfarandnear.com

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approaching presenting limited-time offers from hotels and resorts from the Maldives to Belize to the Florida Keys, and many more destination resorts around the world. Here are a sampling of offers for travelers to snag the steepest travel deals of the year and enjoy unforgettable experiences at reduced rates.

Boutique Islands

Coco Collection, Maldives

  • Comprised of two different boutique island resorts, Coco Bodu Hithi and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, each create a unique and authentic Maldivian experience ranging from luxe amenities to eco-forward initiatives for travelers to begin indulging in as soon as they arrive.
  • This Black Friday through Cyber Monday, Coco Collection will be offering a 50 percent discount off total booking at Coco Bodu Hithi or Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu. The first 5 bookings within this timeframe at both resorts will receive 70 percent off their booking. Offer valid from Friday, Nov. 25 – Monday, Nov. 28 for stays from Nov. 26 through Dec. 25, 2022 and May 1, through Oct. 31, 2023.

Mexico

Casa Kimberly, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

  • Formerly Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s home, this luxurious nine-suite boutique hotel is situated in the heart of Puerto Vallarta and has stunning views of Banderas Bay and the red clay rooftops that dot the Sierra Madre Mountains. Originally gifted to Taylor for her 32nd birthday by Burton in 1962, the renovated hotel now includes an open-air rooftop restaurant, tequila bar, original pool and elaborate, individually designed suites with expansive terraces complete with outdoor private Jacuzzis.
  • From Black Friday (November 25) through Cyber Monday (November 28), guests can receive 50% off stays booked December 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023. Sale does not apply to reservations from Dec. 24, Jan. 3 and other blackout dates may apply.
  • Use code CYBERCK to reserve at the discounted rate. Visit here to book.

Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Mexico

  • Grand Residences is a secluded coastal resort located about half an hour outside of Cancun in an area called Puerto Morelos. The resort itself and surrounding setting allows for both active and relaxing experiences, including a bike tour, spa treatments, cooking demonstrations, a Kids Club, and more. Private airport transfers to/from the resort are included in every stay.
  • Ahead of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday offer weekend, Grand Residences will be providing a 25 percent discounted rate on all-inclusive stays for all room categories for those who book their travel Nov. 4 – Dec. 16, 2022. Valid on new bookings only, no minimum length of stay required. Blackout dates apply.

North/Central America

Hawks Cay Resort, the Florida Keys

  • Hawks Cay Resort is offering guests the ultimate Florida Keys vacation experience with on-site amenities like fishing excursions, dolphin encounters, snorkel trips, and more.
  • This Black Friday, Hawks Cay is extending 35% off accommodations booked under promo code CYBERW, for a 2-night minimum stay at the hotel and a 3-night minimum stay at its villas. Bookable Nov. 21 through Nov. 29. Subject to availability, blackout dates apply.

Cayo Espanto, Belize

  • Located three miles off the coast of San Pedro, Belize, Cayo Espanto is home to seven villas total, one helipad, private yacht, and endless opportunities to enjoy a barefoot luxury escape in a naturally beautiful setting.
  • The private island resort is offering guests a free airfare credit (up to $750 per person) with the booking of a seven night stay this Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Travelers looking to take advantage of this offer must complete their booking online at aprivateisland.com between Friday, Nov. 25 – Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. A booking code is not required, all reservations made during this timeframe will receive airfare credit with confirmation. Offer valid on new bookings only and may not be combined with any other offers. Blackout dates apply and reservations are based on availability.

The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort, Panama

  • Panama’s leading family-friendly luxury hotel, The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort is extending a Flight Cash Back promotion that travelers in pursuit of a discounted luxury vacation will love! The new promotion extends $400 cash back upon check out; complimentary breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years; and complimentary use of bicycle, tennis and volleyball courts. The offer is valid until Dec. 31, and a 5-night minimum booking applies.

Caribbean

Mount Cinnamon Resort, Grenada

  • Tucked away on the hillside atop Grand Anse Beach, Mount Cinnamon is an eco-luxe hideaway with an enclave of 37 luxury villas and suites, each with their own veranda of sweeping views of natural unspoiled beauty. Ranked as one of the Top 40 resorts in the Caribbean Islands from the 2022 Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards Mount Cinnamon invites their guests to feel inspired by the true essence of Caribbean beach life.
  • This Black Friday, save 30% on stays of 5 or more nights at Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club, daily breakfast included. Booking window: Nov. 25 – Dec. 9, 2022. Travel window: Apr. 10 – Nov. 30, 2023. Booking code: MC-BLACKFRIDAY. Offer is subject to availability and may not be combined with other resort promotions. All room categories apply with the exception of Cinnamon Heights

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Xanterra’s “Thankful for Travel Sale” Nov. 22-29

November 11, 2022

Save up to 30 Percent in National Parks,
Resorts, Luxury Cruises, Walking, Biking & Group Tours, and on a Historic Train Ride to the Grand Canyon

The Oasis at Death Valley, where you enjoy luxury in the midst of Death Valley National Park, is among the hotels and travel experiences on sale during Xanterra’s “Thankful for Travel Sale” is on from Tuesday, Nov. 22 – Tuesday, Nov. 29 © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

Greenwood Village, CO. – Xanterra’s “Thankful for Travel Sale” is on from Tuesday, Nov. 22 – Tuesday, Nov. 29. We’re talking value and money-saving deals in national parks, on cruises, on a historic train ride, walking and bike tours, and legendary resorts. This year’s sale will last a full week beginning the Tuesday before Black Friday and running through Cyber Monday and Travel Tuesday. Xanterra owns or operates the lodges in Yellowstone, Zion, Glacier, Death Valley and Grand Canyon South Rim; Windstar Cruises, the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel, The Oasis at Death Valley, Holiday Vacations, Country Walkers and VBT Bicycling Tours. The affiliated legendary Five-Star, Five-Diamond Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs and the longest-running Five-Star award-winning Sea Island Resort in Georgia are also participating in the sale.

Preview and plan now. Then book during the “Thankful for Travel” One-Week Sale (Tuesday, Nov. 22 through Tuesday, Nov. 29) at xanterra.com/thankful-for-travel-sale. Highlights include:

National Parks

  • The Oasis at Death Valley – 30% off hotel stays at the beautifully renovated historic AAA Four-Diamond Inn at Death Valley and newly revitalized, family-friendly Ranch at Death Valley, including new, cozy cottages, spring fed pools and the lowest elevation golf course. Valid for select overnight stays between Dec. 1, 2022 and Feb. 9, 2023.
  • Historic Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel – 30% off roundtrip train tickets on an entertaining journey in fully restored historic train cars to the Grand Canyon’s fabled South Rim when booking a two-night Getaway Package over select dates between Jan. 2, 2022 and March 5, 2023.
  • Grand Canyon South Rim – Save 30% on in-park lodging at newly built Maswik Lodge, Kachina Lodge, and Bright Angel Lodge and 20% at the historic El Tovar Hotel. All lodges are in the Historic Grand Canyon Village within walking distance of the rim of the Grand Canyon, Lookout Studio and Hopi House. Take advantage of the Secret Season at Grand Canyon and enjoy the park without the crowds.
  • The Grand Hotel – 30% off at the only AAA Three-Diamond hotel near the Grand Canyon in Tusayan (just one mile from the South Rim entrance) on select dates between Dec. 1, 2022 and March 9, 2023.
  • Zion National Park – 30% off overnight stays inside the park at Zion National Park Lodge on select dates between Dec. 4, 2022 and Feb. 28, 2023.
  • Cedar Creek Lodge, at the gateway to Glacier National Park – Save 30% on Rooms (for select dates Dec. 2022-April 2023)
  • Yellowstone – Save 25% on daily rates for specific stay dates in Deluxe rooms at Canyon Lodge, Deluxe and Standard rooms at Lake Yellowstone Hotel, and Deluxe rooms at Grant Village. Offer available for new reservations booked between Nov. 22 and 29, 2022. Stay dates for Canyon Lodge: May 19 – 25, 2023; May 30 – June 17, 2023. Lake Yellowstone Hotel: May 12 & 25, 2023; May 30- June 17, 2023; Grant Village: May 30 and June 17, 2023

Luxury Hotels

  • The Broadmoor – Rates as low as $259 for select dates and suites available at 25% off published rates; 20% off all-inclusive Wilderness Properties for select dates during 2023.
  • Sea Island – Receive a $100 resort credit per night of stay in December, January, February at The Cloister or Lodge. Minimum 2-night stay on the standard rate. Offer valid Nov. 22 – 29, 2023.


Guided Travel/Tours

  • Bicycling Tours – Book any departure of our 2023 France: The Burgundy Wine Region & Dijon Guided Biking Tour and get the Post-Trip Extension to Paris free which includes a 2-night stay at the Hotel Château Frontenac or La Demeure Montaigne (both centrally located in the 8th Arrondissement in Paris), daily breakfast, airport car service for departure and a city information packet.
  • Walking Adventures – Book any departure of our 2023 Italy: Tuscany & Umbria Guided Walking Tour and get the Post-Tour Extension to Rome free which includes a 2-night stay at the Hotel Dei Mellini in the center of Rome (between the Spanish Steps and St. Peter’s Basilica), daily breakfast, airport car service for departure and a city information packet.
  • Holiday Vacations – Book a Timeless France with Burgundy & Provence River Cruise from April 24 – May 4, 2023 and receive $200 off exploring Paris and French waterways with included airfare, 7-day river cruise, accommodations, most meals, and attractions.


Cruising

  • Windstar Cruises – Pick Your Perk! Select one Perk on your upcoming cruise. Perk offerings vary depending on cruise length and room category. Perks include a free upgrade to an All-Inclusive Fare or one Easy Stays hotel night or up to $1,000 in Onboard Credit. Enjoy reduced deposits of only 5% during one week sale only.

Looking for an unparalleled gift of discovery and wanderlust? Xanterra Travel Collection Gift Cards are for you. Gift cards are redeemable across all Xanterra Travel Collection destinations for accommodations, experiences, dining, retail purchases and more. The recipient can choose their adventure with this gift of A World of Unforgettable Experiences. Learn more at Xanterra.com/GiftCard.

For a complete list and to take advantage of Xanterra and its affiliates’ “Thankful for Travel” offers, visit xanterra.com/thankful-for-travel-sale.

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EF Go Ahead Tours’ Weeks of Black Friday Sales

November 11, 2022

Ireland for solo travelers is among the Black Friday sale tours being offered this week by EF Go Ahead Tours.

EF Go Ahead Tours’ Black Friday Sale started early this year!

Week 3 deals are running November 11th and continue until November 17th with a variety of tours discounted to Scotland, France, Italy, and Ireland! Many will undoubtedly sell out so now is a great time to book early and save.

Some Week 3 Highlights (many others listed here):

Week 4 deals starts November 18th and features more deep discounts on incredible bucket list trips to lust-worthy destinations like Australia, Costa Rica, Portugal.

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Discover Where to Travel Next at the 2022 International Travel Show in NYC Oct 29-30

October 15, 2022
Experts discuss trends in travel and give their suggestions on where to travel next, such as a boat-bike trip from Bruges to Amsterdam, at the  International Travel Show at the Javits Center,  New York City, Oct. 29-30. © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com
 

Travelers of all ages and interests are invited to meet hundreds of exhibiting destinations, attend informative travel seminars, enjoy culinary and cultural presentations, and benefit from special show-only travel deals. Discover where you want to vacation next! 

NEW YORK, NY – “The Future of Travel” is the theme for the International Travel Show (ITS2022) in New York City. This event is the successor to the New York Times Travel Show, last held in 2020, and is currently the only major travel show of its kind. The International Travel Show is presented by Travel + Leisure GO and sponsored by Brazilian Tourist Board, MSC Cruises and I Love NY and takes place at the Javits Center from Friday, Oct. 28 to Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. Friday is reserved exclusively for the travel industry and Saturday and Sunday are open to all travelers. 

ITS2022 is filled with lively and informative programming designed for consumers to explore the theme of “The Future of Travel” and discover great destinations to fulfill their travel needs. The show features an exhibition of hundreds of destinations and trips as well as cultural presentations, travel seminars, culinary presentations, travel deals and giveaways, and fun for families and friends of all ages and interests.  

Exhibitors from around the world will provide information about their travel products and destinations. Attendees can meet with exhibitors including Royal Caribbean Cruises, Bahamas Tourism, Wonderful Indonesia, KwaZulu-Natal Tourism, Visit Fort Lauderdale, Travel +Leisure GO, Celebrity Cruises, Palace Resorts, MSC Cruises, Brazilian Tourism, Ghana Tourism and many more. The exhibition also will feature “Spotlight On New York,” which includes a New York Pavilion featuring New York destinations and attractions, presented and sponsored by I Love New York in conjunction with NYC & Company and the New York State Tourism Industry Association.  

Among scheduled presentations are the Taste of the World Theatre presented by Doug Duda, host of the A&E International TV series The Well-Seasoned Traveler, with chefs from around the world cooking up culinary presentations, as well as two Cultural Stages on the show floor with exhibiting countries presenting authentic and exciting cultural performances from across the globe. 

The annual charity auction of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation is sure to be a highlight, adding edge-of-one’s-seat excitement for attendees, with opportunity to bid on dozens of Caribbean hotel vacations with proceeds going to fund scholarships and training for Caribbean hospitality industry professionals. There will also be giveaways and travel deals from dozens of exhibiting companies. 

Multiple travel seminars will engage and inform consumers on the essentials of travel planning. Speakers will include travel experts Pauline Frommer, Patricia Schultz, Darley Newman, Nancy Barkley, Denella Ri’chard, Bob Guccione, Zita Keeley and representatives from leading travel companies. Seminars include: 

  • Keynote Panel Sessions feature crystal ball-like advice on “How Top Travel Experts See Travel in 2023”. 
  • The Cruise Track offers expert advice on everything from “How to Choose the Right Cruise” to “How to Experience the Hottest New Expedition Cruises.” 
  • The Meet the Experts Track features recognized travel experts who really know travel covering “Exploring the World of Wellness Travel,” “Where to Honeymoon and Wed Around the World” and more. 
  • The Traveling Better Track offers valuable insights on “How to Find the Best Vacation Ownership Home,” “What You Need to Know About Flying Today,” and more. 
  • The Destinations Track will point to where to travel and how, including “Where to Go in the Caribbean,” “Where to Go Now in Europe” and “How to Discover the Middle East and Africa.” 
  • The Resorts Track offers a peek at new hotels and resorts in such sessions as “What to Look for in a Luxury Hotel” and “How to Pick the Perfect All-Inclusive.” 

The Government Resources Center, sponsored by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), will also be a must-visit for consumers, with a timesaving opportunity for all attendees to enroll in the TSA PreCheck Program just by attending the International Travel Show.  

Attendee Registration for consumers is now open at the International Travel Show website at https://www.nyinternationaltravelshow.com/public 

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Insight Vacations Offers Discount on Air Fare on European Fall Itineraries Booked by Aug 29

June 29, 2019

Visit scenic Seville on Insight Vacations’ “Amazing Spain and Portugal” itinerary © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

Insight Vacations shows travelers the wonders of Europe in relaxed style that puts them into the heart and soul of a destination, premium hotels in the best locations, iconic sites and experiences. And for bookings through August 29 on travel from from Sept. 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, the tour operator is offering a discount on the air fare on a selection of itineraries:

Best of Ireland and Scotland: Trace back to Gaelic roots, gaze at marvelous landscapes and cherish warm-hearted communities on this 14-day journey across Ireland and Scotland. In Dublin, enjoy VIP priority entrance to the legendary Book of Kells and a guided walk though Trinity College with a university insider. Meet one of Northern Ireland’s best storytellers, Ronan, as he walks with you inside the 17th-century, gothic city walls of Londonderry. In Ardgowan, learn the wonderous and exciting history of the Shaw Stewart family on a tour with Sir Ludovic Shaw-Stewart, who will personally show you his 10,000-acre coastal estate. Along the way, you’ll get the chance to walk inside the historic walls of the Edinburgh Castle to see the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg and also venture into a world of towering cliffs, lush lakelands and villages in the magical Ring of Kerry.

Italian Escapade: Revel in city riches and observe the beauty of Italian landscapes on this 13-day adventure filled with history, food and art. View the mighty Colosseum and stunning architecture of Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches throughout the ancient city of Rome. In the charming hill town of Assisi, marvel at beautiful stone-built structures that overlook the grand Mount Subasiom and visit the actual birthplace of St. Francis at the Basilica of St. Francis, that’s filled with colorful medieval paintings, gold plated ceilings and mosaic-tile floors. Take time to relax on a cruise through the famous sun-kissed Isle of Capri, surrounded by beautiful blue Mediterranean waters. In the glistening city of Florence, enjoy a mouth-watering, traditional Bistecca alla Fiorentina steak dinner and sip on decadent wine at a historic winery in Lake Iseo.

Amazing Spain and Portugal: Delve into the heart and soul of each destination on this 9-day journey through the Iberian Peninsula. Tour the celebrated Alhambra Palace with a Local Expert, taste authentic Pastéis de Belém in Lisbon, and see the ancient Roman arches across the river Tormes in Salamanca. Embark on a scenic drive to Seville to explore the maze of narrow lanes and shady squares of the Santa Cruz Quarter, and see the final resting place of Christopher Columbus, along with his tomb, at the grand 15th century Seville Cathedral. In the historic city of Toledo, visit the workshop of a master craftsman and see how Damascene swords are made. In Jabugo, taste the famous jamon Iberico (Iberian ham) and learn about its history and production.

From now until August 29, travelers can take advantage of an air offer of $150 off per person on economy, $200 off per person on premium economy and $250 off per person on business class with British Airways, American Airlines, Finnair or Iberia Airlines. This exclusive offer is valid for travel from Sept. 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 and can save travelers up to $500 per couple. Offer is valid on our Europe, Morocco, Egypt and Eastern Mediterranean Itineraries.

To find out more, visit insightvacations.com.

 

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Travel Deals on Hotels, Resorts, Tours

November 16, 2018

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Venice, Italy. On Black Friday only, Perillo Tours, a leader in escorted travel to Italy for more than 70 years, is offering $500 off per couple on all 2019 Italy escorted tours © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com

Savvy shoppers searching for travel deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday can save big on stays at a Kennebunkport Resort Collection property, the Woodstock Inn & Resort, and Perillo Tours.

Kennebunkport Resort Collection, Maine

The Kennebunkport Resort Collection (KRC), with nine boutique properties and six restaurants in the classic coastal Maine destination, has a Cyber Monday offer that makes a perfect gift for the traveler in the family: KRC gift cards available for purchase all day on Monday, November 26.

  • Buy a $500 gift card and receive a $100 resort credit.
  • Buy a $200 gift card and receive a $25 resort credit.

Fine print: Gift cards can be purchased online or by calling (800) 573-7186. The resort credit is valid on non-room purchases only (available for dining, spa treatments, activities and retail items) and expires one (1) year from date of issuance (November 26, 2019). Gift cards have no expiration date and are valid for use at any of the nine hotels, six restaurants, and the Tree Spa at Hidden Pond.

The Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, VT

The 24-hour Cyber Monday sale on Monday, November 26, 2018 begins at 12:00 am Eastern Time and includes:

  • Guestroom rates starting at $179
  • Bed & Breakfast package starting at $199
  • Guests can save up to 50% off standard rates
  • Rates are valid for stays from November 27, 2018 through June 27, 2019, not including holidays, holiday weeks, and weekends. Other blackout dates will apply. Upgrades are available at additional cost. All rates are subject to the applicable 10% rooms tax and a $33 per day resort fee. Breakfast is subject to tax and gratuity. Other restrictions may apply.

Surrounded by Vermont’s Green Mountains in the heart of Woodstock Village, the newly renovated Woodstock Inn & Resort invites guests with round-the-clock activities throughout all four seasons. The warmer months offer biking, hiking, fly fishing and hawk walks to golfing, hands-on gardening, swimming in the pool, just to name a few. In the winter, skiing and snowboarding is available at the resort’s mountain, Suicide Six Ski Area. For reservations and additional information, please visit www.woodstockinn.com or call (888) 338-2745.

Perillo Tours

 On Black Friday only, Perillo Tours, a leader in escorted travel to Italy for more than 70 years, is offering $500 off per couple ($250 per person) on all 2019 Italy and Hawaii escorted tours.  The offer is valid on new bookings only for travel January 1 – December 31, 2019.  The 24-hour Black Friday sale is bookable online, via phone or email from 12:01am to 11:59pm on November 23, 2018.  Must use booking code: BlackFri18.

New for 2019,  Perillo Tours has introduced an 11-day Taste of Italy itinerary focusing on Italy’s famed cuisine with visits to Bologna, Florence, Perugia, and Rome, and a 13-day South & Sicily tour where guests can discover several gems of the south including Naples, Capri, Pompeii, Bari, Lecce, Taormina, Palermo, and more.  In addition, Perillo Tours offers seven core Italy itineraries ranging from 14-days exploring Rome, Sorrento, Florence, Venice and Milan, to nine-days in Rome and the Amalfi Coast.  Each Perillo Tours itinerary includes hotels, sightseeing with expert guides, transfers, baggage handling, daily breakfast, select scheduled meals, tips, taxes, free time for self-discovery, and complimentary Wi-Fi on all Perillo coach bus.  In Hawaii, Perillo Tours offers two island and three island itineraries. For more information on Perillo Tours, visit www.perillotours.com or call (800) 431-1515.

On Cyber Monday only, Perillo’s Learning Journeys is offering savings of up to $500 per couple on the Valentine’s Day in Sorrento, Italy live like a local itinerary.  The eight-day trip departs on February 10 and includes non-stop roundtrip air on Alitalia from NYC (JFK), arrival and departure airport transfers from Rome to Sorrento, six night hotel stay, walking tour of Sorrento, a limoncello tasting, city tax and daily continental breakfast.  Couples can enjoy the charm and romance of the Amalfi Coast while exploring the city and immersing in the rich Italian culture. The Cyber Monday special is priced at $1498 per person (based on double occupancy).  The offer is valid on online bookings made on Monday, November 26 only. The trip package must be paid in full at the time of booking and is non-refundable.

Learning Journeys offers cutting-edge travel experiences powered by Perillo Tours’ 73 years of travel planning expertise.  More than a traditional vacation, Learning Journeys’ itineraries focus on enhanced immersion in a specific interest or passion, such as yoga and wellness, cooking, photography, watercolor painting, bird watching, dance, language study, conservation, and much more. For more information on Perillo’s Learning Journeys, visit www.learningjourneys.com.

 

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Cyber Monday Travel Deals in the Berkshires of Massachusetts

November 16, 2018

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The historic Red Lion Inn (it was depicted in Norman Rockwell’s famous painting of Stockbridge) is offering a Cyber Monday travel deal © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com

Two renowned historic hotels in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts are offering Cyber Monday travel deals. 

The Red Lion Inn – Stockbridge, MA 

Save up to 40 percent off bookings at The Red Lion Inn. Rates for winter and spring travel start at $99 per night; summer dates start at $179 per night. Offer is only available on Monday, November 26 and can be booked online at: https://www.redlioninn.com/getaway-deals/.

The Red Lion Inn, situated in the heart of Stockbridge, MA, is centrally located near major cultural events and venues and is a patron of the Berkshires’ visual and performing arts. Providing food and lodging to guests for more than two centuries, the Inn offers 125 antique-filled rooms and suites and four restaurants with formal and casual dining with locally sourced food. For more information, visit  www.redlioninn.com.

Porches Inn at MASS MoCA – North Adams, MA

At Porches Inn at MASS MoCA receive 25 percent off midweek stays (Sunday through Thursday) through Labor Day 2019. Rates start at $119 per night in the winter; $157 in the summer. Offer only available on Monday, November 26 and can be booked online at: https://www.porches.com/berkshires-hotel-specials/

Guest of the Porches Inn stay just steps away from the mecca of art and culture that is MASS MoCA in 19th Century Victorian row homes, where retro-industrial architecture blends with paint-by-number pictures and vintage TV lamps to create a whimsical, granny-chic stay. For more information, visit www.porches.com.

Reservations for both hotels must be fully pre-paid and are non-refundable. Bookings have limited availability for each date. Blackout dates apply and may change throughout the sale and a minimum stay may be required on select dates.

 

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Timely Couponsforfun Savings at Family and Cultural Attractions for Presidents Day Weekend, Spring Break

February 12, 2018

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Visit The Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee to walk through Andrew Jackson’s life and home with Couponsforfun discount © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

Presidents Day is a time to remember past Presidents and also kicks off Spring Break around the country. Couponsforfun.com is a family and cultural attractions website, where you can take advantage of timely savings at Presidential libraries, historic homes and museums to thrilling theme parks, zoos and sport adventures.

Though new attractions are added all the time, especially in time for Presidents Day weekend, visitors will find savings at many Presidential libraries and homes.  For May’s Memorial Day weekend there are savings at many other patriotic sites including historic battleships, aviation museums, war museums and sites that played a part in America’s freedom. And visitors will find historic homes from many of America’s movers and shakers of their time.

Couponsforfun.com has savings coupons for attractions in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. No registration, or prepayment, is required. Simply choose the state or theme, then print out the coupon—some allow coupons to be shown on smartphones (noted on coupons).

Many of of the attractions included in Couponsforfun.com are not found on other discount websites, which take commission. Participating family and cultural attractions do not pay to participate, but are encouraged to supply good offers.

Find savings for youngsters at many children’s museums, zoos and aquariums; for school age kids at science and discovery museums, caverns, Indian villages, dinosaur museums, historic ships, air museums and theme parks; adventurers will find zip lines, white water rafting, whale watching,  kayaking and Everglade rides; and those more culturally inclined will find many museums, gardens, historic homes and sites. And many more types of family and cultural attractions.

Here are details of timely offers at Presidential Libraries and homes currently on couponsforfun.com:

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM – Springfield, IL – A visit to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, the heart of the Lincoln legacy, is an inspiring experience for all ages. In a stunning combination of scholarship and showmanship, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum immerses you in Lincoln’s world and time. From a rustic Indiana cabin to the White House, follow the fate of America’s 16th president and share the joys and sorrows of a family – and a nation.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN LIBRARY & MUSEUM – Harrogate, TN – The Library and Museum is situated in the area’s First Frontier region and houses one of the finest Lincoln and Civil War collections in the world. Over 30,000 items rotate in displays telling the life story of our revered 16th President, his personal rendezvous with history, and the devastation of war. Lincoln helped shape our nation during this country’s Civil War. This story of tragedy and triumph is included in exhibit areas and Museum programming.

THE LINCOLN MUSEUM – Hodgenville, KY – Kentucky’s official Lincoln Museum, the main exhibit includes twelve dioramas (life-size wax figures set in three dimensional displays) showing pivotal times in Abraham Lincoln’s life-from his boyhood in Kentucky to his assassination. Other exhibits include rare newspaper clippings, campaign posters and Lincoln memorabilia. An art gallery on the second floor features original paintings, drawings and other artwork portraying Lincoln.

MARY TODD LINCOLN HOUSE – Lexington, KY – The family home of Mrs. Lincoln opened to the public in 1977. Mary Todd, born in December 1818, resided at the house until she moved to Springfield, Illinois in 1839 to live with her elder sister. There she met and married Abraham Lincoln, whom she brought to visit this home in the fall of 1847. Today, the 14-room house contains period furniture, family portraits, and furnishings from the Todds as well as the Lincolns.

ANDREW JACKSON

ANDREW JACKSON’S HERMITAGE – Nashville, TN – Visit The Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee to walk through Andrew Jackson’s life and home. Explore a beautiful, vintage Tennessee farm and experience an important piece of Nashville and our nation. Rated the third best Presidential Site in the nation by USA TODAY, this is a must see for any visitor to Music City! Don’t miss “Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm,” the all new visitor experience and exhibit.

HARRY S. TRUMAN 

HARRY S. TRUMAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM – Independence, MO – One of 13 U.S. Presidential libraries administered by the National Archives & Records Administration, the Library & Museum features interactive exhibits on the life and times of Harry S. Truman and his presidency. Among the exhibits, find a replica of the White House Oval Office and Truman’s working office in the Library. See the grave sites of Harry and Bess Truman, a Thomas Hart Benton mural, and a 45-minute documentary.

RONALD REAGAN

RONALD REAGAN BOYHOOD HOME – Dixon, IL – Tour the home where our 40th president grew up, a 4 room presidential timeline of photos, quotes and trivia and a 10 minute video (includes footage of Ronald Reagan talking about his youth here). More than 8,000 visitors a year – from across the country and around the world come to explore and to learn more about the roots of one of America’s most beloved leaders. Seasonal: April – December.

GEORGE W. BUSH 

GEORGE W. BUSH CHILDHOOD HOME – Midland, TX – Listed on the National Registry of Historic Sites and restored to the 1950s period when the Bush family lived in the home, this home is a unique landmark as the home of two future American presidents. You’ll see a 1950s restoration with period furnishings, learn about Midland in the 1950s and hear about the Bush family and their impact on Midland and the country. Visit our gift shop for interesting souvenirs, gifts, books and clothing.

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Vail Resorts Offers Up to 45% Vacation Savings During Week-Long Sale for Cyber Monday

November 22, 2016

The Keystone Lodge, the Inn at Keystone and several Keystone Resort condominiums are available at up to 40 percent off through Vail Resorts’ Cyber Monday sale. And with Keystone’s Kids Ski Free program for families who book two or more nights at Keystone Resort accommodations, kids 12 and under will ski or snowboard for free. © 2016 Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

The Keystone Lodge, the Inn at Keystone and several Keystone Resort condominiums are available at up to 40 percent off through Vail Resorts’ Cyber Monday sale. And with Keystone’s Kids Ski Free program for families who book two or more nights at Keystone Resort accommodations, kids 12 and under will ski or snowboard for free. © 2016 Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 23, skiers, snowboarders and national park explorers can make the most of their vacation spending this year with savings of up to 45 percent with Vail Resorts and RockResorts. Guests can book their entire vacation through Vail Resorts – from lodging and transportation to equipment rentals, and even time- and money-saving advance purchase tickets and ski school – which leaves more time for what’s important this time of year. Vail Resorts’ annual Cyber Monday sale begins Wednesday, Nov. 23 and lasts through Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.

Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood; transportation provider Colorado Mountain Express (CME); and RentSkis.com are offering vacation values of up to 45 percent off for winter mountain vacations during this year’s Cyber Monday sale. Grand Teton Lodge Company is also offering savings of more than 30 percent, which means this is the perfect time for adventure seekers to book next summer’s getaway.

COLORADO

Values in Vail Include Rates Up to 45 Percent Off

Some of Vail’s most iconic properties in prime Lionshead and Vail Village locations – The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort; The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort; The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail; and Austria Haus – can be enjoyed for up to 45 percent off when booked during the Cyber Monday sale. Rates start at $195 per night.

Experience Beaver Creek’s Legendary Attention to Detail and Save Up to 45 Percent

Beaver Creek boasts the ideal intimate mountain escape and a lodging option to suit any need. Signature properties including The Pines Lodge, A RockResort, which will debut significant room renovations for the winter season; The Osprey at Beaver Creek, A RockResort and a selection of one- to four-bedroom condominiums, townhomes and private homes. Guests who book during the Cyber Monday sale can lock in rates as low as $199 per night or up to 45 percent off.

Enjoy an Adventure for the Entire Family at Up to 40 Percent Off

The Keystone Lodge, the Inn at Keystone and a number of Keystone Resort condominiums are available at up to 40 percent off through Vail Resorts’ Cyber Monday sale. With rates starting at just $109 per night, this is an offer fit for the entire family to enjoy winter getaways and celebrations all season long. The values don’t end there, though. With Keystone’s Kids Ski Free program for families who book two or more nights at Keystone Resort accommodations, kids 12 and under will ski or snowboard for free!

Experience the Classic Mountain Town of Breckenridge for Up to 25 Percent Off

With convenient access to both historic Main Street and the lifts of Breckenridge Ski Resort, the Village Hotel and the Village at Breckenridge are the epitome of “location, location, location!” Value-oriented skiers and snowboarders can enjoy one of the world’s most popular ski resorts this winter with lodging up to 25 percent off and rates starting at $127 per night. Guests of these properties, and other official Breckenridge lodging, including DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Breckenridge, Mountain Thunder Lodge and One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort, can also access the mountain one hour before it opens to the general public on select “First Tracks” mornings from mid-December through the end of March.

Sit Back, Enjoy the Ride and Save 20 Percent on Colorado Mountain Express

With 20 percent off shared door-to-door shuttle services from Denver International Airport and Eagle Airport, there’s no better way to get to Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail or Beaver Creek this winter. Prices start at $41 one way. Let the experienced professionals take care of the mountain driving and enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

UTAH

Save Up to 40 Percent on Lodging at Park City, the Nation’s Largest Ski Resort

This winter, guests can experience more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain with the recent linking of Park City and Canyons to form the largest ski resort in the United States. Save up to 40 percent when booking a stay at Grand Summit Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Park City, Sundial Lodge and Silverado Lodge this winter. Rates start at just $121 per night.

CALIFORNIA/NEVADA

The Best of Lake Tahoe at the Best Prices

Get the best of Lake Tahoe with the best prices on lodging during the Cyber Monday sale with savings of up to 45 percent in Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. Rates start at just $95 at Kirkwood, $125 at Northstar and $139 at Heavenly.

RENTSKIS.COM

With more than 90 retail shops at the country’s premier ski resorts, RentSkis.com is North America’s largest rental equipment provider. With Cyber Monday savings of up to 20 percent on ski and snowboard rentals, there’s no better time to reserve rental equipment. All locations are slopeside or located within many lodging properties, so equipment pickup is easy. Even easier is RentSkis.com’s complimentary rental delivery service to your hotel or condo.

WYOMING

Enjoy Summer at Jackson Lake Lodge and Jenny Lake Lodge in the Grand Teton National Park

Experience summer in spectacular Grand Teton National Park with a stay through Grand Teton Lodge Company at Jackson Lake Lodge or Jenny Lake Lodge. Rates on Classic Cottages at Jackson Lake Lodge start at $221 per night for select nights throughout the summer.

Visit www.snow.com/CyberMonday to book now or learn more. These deals can be booked beginning at 12:01 a.m. MST on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 and will expire at 11:59 p.m. MST on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.  Other restrictions may apply. Advance purchase lift tickets and lessons are also available through www.snow.com, saving time at the resorts and offering the guaranteed best price.

 

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Exclusive Deals, Giveaways at New York Times Travel Show, Jan 8-10 at Javits Center

December 22, 2015

2014 New York Times Travel Show

Sponsors and exhibitors of The New York Times Travel Show will offer deals and giveaways exclusively on-site at the 2016 show, taking place Jan. 8 – 10 at the Jacob K. Javits Center © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Sponsors and exhibitors of The New York Times Travel Show will offer deals and giveaways exclusively on-site at the 2016 show, taking place Jan. 8 – 10 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.

The Travel Show starts on Friday, Jan. 8, with a Trade Day open to travel professionals and media. Doors open to the public on Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 9-10) for two days of on-site deals and offers, travel seminars, tips from professionals at Meet the Experts, stage performances, book signings by notable writers, and the Taste of the World culinary pavilion, which offers samples of global cuisines and a “Kids Kitchen” for kids of all ages.

Attendees are encouraged to stop by every booth for a variety of unique experiences. For example, visit Color Spa in the Wellness Travel Pavilion for an energy tune-up using colored lights. Logbar at booth 1142 will demo a new wearable translation device.  The Curaçao Tourism Board at booth 110 will allow attendees to experience — through the lens of virtual reality video — the sights and sounds of Curaçao’s Playa Kenepa (one of Curaçao’s most popular beaches) and the Queen Emma Bridge in downtown Willemstad.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of connecting New Yorkers to the world, The New York Passport Agency will invite attendees to snap a selfie with a giant passport at booth 667
and be among the first to see what the next generation of passports will look like.

Special on-site deals, giveaways and sweepstakes will include, among many others:

Adventure to Africa: Booth 767: Book a 10-day trip to Tanzania Migration Safari, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park and get two nights free (savings valued at $1,165).

Allianz Global Assistance: Booth 726: Visit booth 726 and enter for a chance to win up to $2,500 for an ultimate bucket list trip. Go to allianztravelinsurance.com/nyt for official rules.

Caribbean Hotel Education Foundation: Booth 117: Join a fundraiser auction of 100+ Caribbean hotel and resort stays, with all proceeds going to student scholarships.  Stays include: 4 nights Atlantis, Bahamas; 5 nights Cambridge Beaches, Bermuda: 7 nights True Blue Bay, Granada: 4 nights all-inclusive Couples Tower Isle, Jamaica: 5 nights The Palms, Turks & Caicos: and 7 nights all-inclusive Coconut Bay, St. Lucia.

GuideWE Travel: Booth 362:  Show only discounts: Up to $1,000 off selected tours and trips, including adventure vacations, classic China tours and romantic trips.

Hawaiian Airlines: Booth 878: Enter to win a free trip for two to Hawaii on Hawaiian Airlines and sign up for HawaiianMiles membership.

Kurotel Longevity Medical Center and Spa: Booth 1133: Kurotel Longevity Medical Center & Spa in Brazil is offering attendees an opportunity to win a five-night night Wellness Retreat valued at $2,500.

National Geographic Expeditions: Booth 682: Attend the National Geographic Expeditions seminar on national park vacations at 11am on Saturday (1/9) and enter to win an eight day trip to Yellowstone Grand Teton National Parks from National Geographic Expeditions.

SmarTours: Booth 359: Prize giveaway: Enter to win a free trip for two to Cuba, including airfare by joining the smarTours e-mail list.

Sorobon Beach Resort Bonaire: Booth 428: Book an ultimate wellness vacation of seven nights in an ocean view one-bedroom chalet, and get three nights for free at Sorobon Beach resort Bonaire.

The New York Times Store: Booth 925: Enter for a chance to win a Pin Your Journeys Map. Simply subscribe to The New York Times Store emails and connect with us on Facebook and Google Plus.

Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau: Booth 75: Enter to win a travel package to Valdez, Alaska, which includes the following prizes, among others: two free round-trip airline tickets from Anchorage to Valdez on RAVN Alaska airlines; free two-night stay for two people at the Robe Lake Lodge.

Zulu Nyala: Booth 762: Enter to win a six-night safari for two at Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge and private game reserve including two game-viewing activities per day valued at $5,950.

2016 New York Times Travel Show Sponsors

Allianz and South African Tourism are gold sponsors of The New York Times Travel Show. Destination Canada, The Florida Keys and Key West, Liberty Travel, MSC Cruises, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Turkish Tourism and Visit Florida are silver sponsors.

Ferguson and Jenn-Air are presenting sponsors of Taste of the World: Kids Kitchen. Astor Wines and Spirits, FreshDirect, Institute of Culinary Education, Stephenson Custom Case Company and Tower Garden are supporting sponsors.

Industry sponsors include: Adventure Cycling Association, Adventure Travel Trade Association, African Travel Association, American Society of Travel Agents, Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation, Caribbean Tourism Organization, Costa Rica Tourism Board, Cruise Lines International Association, Cruise Planners: an American Express Travel Services Representative, Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialists Association, Family Travel Association, I Love New York, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, Millennials in Travel, National Association of Railroad Passengers, Pacific Asia Travel Association, Professional Travel Bloggers Association, Society of American Travel Writers, United States Tour Operators Association and Well-Being Travel.

Media sponsors include: Go Nomad, Hospitality 21, The Huffington Post, Man About World, NTD-TV, Off Metro, Passport, TravAlliance Media, Travel Market Report, Travel to Wellness, VVH-TV, Wander Magazine,WeBlogTheWorld.com, WhereTraveler.com and WNET-TV.

The Travel Show is the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America, featuring the Travel Industry Conference, Consumer Seminars, and an interactive Exhibition including more than 500 exhibitors from Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the United States. In addition to discounts and special offers, the show provides educational seminars and live entertainment for families, individuals, couples and seniors. Join the conversation and follow @NYTTravelShow for the latest Travel Show news (www.NYTimes.com/TravelShow)

 

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