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China Spree Offers Air-Inclusive 9-Day Trip to Beijing, Shanghai for $999

August 6, 2014

China Spree has put together an air-inclusive 9-day trip to China’s two greatest cities—Beijing and Shanghai—for just $999 in January (the price is a bit higher at other times).

The really good news is that the $999 includes roundtrip flights from San Francisco or Los Angeles, all transfers and transportation in China, deluxe hotels, daily American buffet breakfast, three lunches, escorted sightseeing in both cities, professional guides in both cities, and baggage handling throughout.

Beijing, full of imperial treasures, has been China’s capital since the 15th century, while cosmopolitan Shanghai, once called the “Paris of the East,” is China’s cultural and financial center.

In Beijing the tour visits Tiananmen Square; the Forbidden City, a 9,999-room palace where 24 emperors ruled; the Temple of Heaven; the idyllic Summer Palace imperial garden and Marble Boat; the Sacred Way of Ming Tombs; and China’s most famous monument, the Great Wall. There’s also an optional excursion offered: a rickshaw ride through Old Beijing’s hutongs, or traditional alleys, with lunch in a family’s courtyard home, a tour of Beihai Park and its lovely lake, and a special Peking Duck dinner.

Then it’s on to Shanghai, China’s most sophisticated and dynamic city, to see the colonial-era riverside Bund; the futuristic Pudong area and the view from the Oriental Pearl Tower; and the Shanghai Municipal Wax Museum to learn the history of this magnificent city. Here there are three optional tours: dinner and the Shanghai Acrobatics Show; a day-long excursion to Suzhou, known for its traditional gardens and ancient canals, and the charming little water town of Tongli; and a day tour of Shanghai sites such as the Yu Garden Bazaar and the Shanghai Museum, with dinner and an evening cruise on the Huangpu River.

The hotels China Spree has chosen for this budget package are amazing. The Traders Hotel Beijing by Shangri-La—a stunning hotel with quality amenities, two restaurants, a bar, and fitness center—is adjacent to the China World Trade Center with an upscale shopping mall and a metro station. The Crowne Plaza Shanghai, located in the famous French Concession, has spacious rooms with luxurious bedding, WiFi, satellite TV and 24-hour room service.

All prices are cash-only, are per person double occupancy, and are subject to availability. The price from Houston is $50 higher, from New York $100 higher, and add-on air fares are available from many other cities.

For more detailed information about “A Tale of China’s Two Great Cities, Beijing & Shanghai,” log onto www.chinaspree.com and click “China Tours,” then “Specials.” China Spree’s toll-free telephone number is 1-866-652-5656.

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CardHub Announces Picks for ‘Best Travel Credit Cards for Summer 2014’

May 10, 2014

A leading credit card comparison website CardHub.com announced its picks for the Best Travel Credit Cards for Spring & Summer 2014.

Here’s a quick summary of the CardHub Editor’s Best selections. For more information about each card as well as additional money-saving travel tips, visit: http://www.cardhub.com/best-travel-credit-cards/

Best All-Around Travel Credit Cards

Best Airline Credit Cards

Best Hotel Credit Cards

  • Club Carlson Premier Rewards: 85,000 bonus points = up to 18 free nights, 10 points per $1 at Carlson properties, 40,000 bonus points each account anniversary
  • HHonors Surpass Credit Card: 75,000 bonus points = up to 15 free nights, 12 points per $1 at Hilton properties
  • IHG Credit Card: 60,000 bonus points = 12 free nights, 1 free night on account anniversary, 5 points per $1 spent at IHG hotel chains, 2 points per $1 spent at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants

Best Roadtrip Credit Cards

Best Cards for Financing Travel
Buy More Time to Pay for Summer Travel:

Reduce Your Existing Debt Burden:

For more complete information, visit http://www.cardhub.com/best-travel-credit-cards.

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Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, Williamsburg VA Launch Online Offer for Free Pass for 3-5 year Olds

February 9, 2014

Busch Gardens® and Water Country USA®  in Williamsburg, Virginia, are making it extremely affordable for parents with young children to visit, using a Free 2-Park Preschool Pass. Through this online-only offer children ages 3 to 5 can get a preschool pass this spring and enjoy unlimited admission to both Virginia parks through Sept. 1.

Busch Gardens offers more than 50 KIDsiderate® attractions, including Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™ and Land of the Dragons®, which are celebrating big anniversaries this spring. Kid-sized roller coasters like Grover’s Alpine Express at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA’s Kritter Korral™ are among the can’t miss kid-friendly attractions waiting for families to enjoy this spring.

Visit http://www.buschgardens.com/bgwpreschoolpass before May 31 to register for a Free 2-Park Preschool Pass. Proof of the child’s age is required at the time the passes are redeemed and the passes must be redeemed at either park by May 31, 2014. Children ages 2 and younger receive complimentary admission and do not need to register.

Visit http://www.buschgardens.com/bgwpreschoolpass for complete details.

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Malaysia’s New ‘MYPass’ Travel Card Makes It Easier to Travel in Country, Save Money

September 14, 2013

The newly launched ‘MYPass’ travel card enables visitors to Malaysia to conveniently travel within the country and save money. ‘MYPass’ is a prepaid and discount flash card issued by Touch ‘n Go, Malaysia’s leading e-payment service provider. ‘MYPass’ can be used to pay for products and services, in cities such as Kuala Lumpur (KL), the country’s capital, and wherever the Touch ‘n Go signs are displayed, including KL’s public transport, retail stores, restaurants, theme parks, attractions and more.

The card can be reloaded from as low as RM10 and up to a maximum of RM1,500 at convenience stores, transit stations, petrol stations and selected retail outlets. Visitors can purchase, reload, and refund their ‘MYPass’ pack from the ‘MYPass’ Mini Hubs at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Departure Hall Level 5 and The Zon, Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT), the moment they land.

‘MYPass’ also comes with a complimentary SIM pack, which includes discount vouchers. Visitors simply need to present the card along with the voucher to enjoy exclusive discounts and other great benefits.

KL’s public transport is operated by different entities. However, visitors can use their ‘MYPass’ to pay the fare on all of the different transit systems including KLIA EKSPRES, the non-stop airport rail service and the fastest way to reach city center. Avoid having to stand in line to purchase tickets or figuring out the fare schedule. Visitors only need to get their ‘MYPass’ and the transit map, and they are set to go. It is recommended that visitors have a minimum of RM10 per day to cover public transport needs during their stay in Malaysia.

For more information, visit www.mypass.com.my

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Save up to $300 During Virgin Vacations Worldwide Summer Flash Sale Aug 21-23

August 19, 2013

Travelers looking for a last-minute vacation or planning next year’s trips

can save up to $300 on land only and air-inclusive tours and vacation

packages worldwide, with Virgin Vacations’ special 3-day flash sale August

21 through August 23.

Savings apply to most of the company’s worldwide tours and independent

packages, for travel anytime through December 2014.

Escorted Tours:

•       Passengers who purchase an escorted tour of $2,000 or more, save $200 on the entire booking by using Promo Code VNC13HOT200.

•       Purchases over $4,000 or more receive $300 off with promo code VNC13HOT300.

Independent Vacation Packages:

•       Travelers save $100 on independent vacation packages bookings of $1,500 or more with promo code VNC13HOT100.

•       Purchases over $3,000 or more receive $200 off with promo code VNC13HOT150.

Details

Flash Sale savings are applicable on new bookings only, and are not

combinable with other Virgin Vacations promotions.  Promo codes are based

on total purchase, with one promo code per booking or order, and are

subject to space availability. Some exclusions and restrictions apply.

To book a vacation, or to learn more about Exclusive Deals ahead of the

general public, travelers are invited to join Virgin Vacations’ Red Alert

email list by visiting http://specials.virgin-vacations.com, or by phoning

(888) 937-8474.

About Virgin Vacations

Virgin Vacations offers a wide selection of escorted tours, river and sea

cruises, and independent packages worldwide, available with or without air

fare on Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia and Virgin America, as well as

other international airline partners.  Virgin Vacations travelers can

enroll in Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club or Virgin America’s Elevate

frequent flyer programs, and earn points for the land portion.

For information on other worldwide destinations available through Virgin

Vacations, visit www.virgin-vacations.com.  As a member of the U.S. Tour

Operators Association, Virgin Vacations protects travelers’ payments up to

$1 Million through the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program.

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Lake George Region in New York’s Adirondacks Announces New Summer Packages

May 1, 2013

The time for summer vacation planning has arrived – and in the Lake George Area in New York’s Adirondacks, new summer vacation packages, super saver coupons, discounts, and more offer affordability and savings for your next getaway to the Adirondack Mountains.

Experience the lakes, natural beauty, and array of attractions and start taking advantage of the variety of savings available this summer for an unforgettable vacation experience.

Currently, the Lake George Area is offering the following summer vacation deals:

  • Summer Vacation Packages: From golfing, hiking, paddling, and fishing, to seasonal deals revolving around unique Adirondack events, find the perfect lodging package for an affordable summer getaway to the Lake George Area. Visit mid-week and experience even more savings! Rates vary.
  • Super Saver Coupons: With hundreds of dollars in coupons available for use this summer, savings can be found for everything from cottages and campgrounds, to dining, outdoor recreation, and other area attractions.
  • Military Discounts: The Lake George Area is proud to support the men and women serving in our armed forces. This summer, numerous area businesses are offering special discounts to active and retired military alike – don’t forget to bring Military ID to save even more during a visit.

The Lake George Area in New York’s Adirondacks is an easy-to-reach, affordable, year round vacation destination for the whole family. For free information on lodging, camping, dining, events, recreation and activities call 800-365-1050 X5100 or http://www.VisitLakeGeorge.com.

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TourCrafters Offers Winter Week in Paris for $1139

January 31, 2013

Paris is marvelous to visit in winter: You won’t wait in line at the Louvre or Musée d’Orsay, you won’t suffer un-air-conditioned buses and restaurants, and prices are a lot lower.

To take advantage of the lower prices, TourCrafters is offering a land-only Classic Paris in Winter package until March 17 that starts at $1,139 and includes private airport transfers, six nights’ accommodation in a charming 3-star hotel, six breakfasts, one lunch, a sightseeing cruise on the Seine, a 5-day Paris Visite Pass, a 2-day Museum Pass, and a 1-day Hop On Hop Off sightseeing tour.

The Hop On Hop Off bus tour introduces the city’s major sights: the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame, Musée d’Orsay, Opera Garnier, Champs Elysées and Arc de Triomphe; and the Paris Visite Pass provides free public transportation so you can explore the rest of the city on your own. The Museum Pass gives free access to 60-some museums and monuments (including the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay).

One day there’s a cruise on the River Seine in a glass-covered boat, which provides the best views of the city (photographers, get ready!), followed by a typical French 3-course lunch in a riverside café-restaurant.

The $1,139 package includes a room in the charmingly-decorated boutique Hotel Relais Monceau in the fashionable 8th arrondisement or the trendy modern Standard Design Hotel near the Place de la Bastille. But upgrades are available: The stylish 4-star Concorde Opera Hotel, near the Opera Garnier and the big department stores, costs $1,456, and the luxurious 5-star Hotel du Louvre, steps from the Louvre and Palais Royal, costs $1,668.

All prices are per person, double occupancy and are subject to availability. TourCrafters offers the best transatlantic air fares available at time of booking. For more information, visit http://www.tourcrafters.it/tour.lasso?ID=140.

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Go-today Holiday Season Sale Features Dublin Escape Package from $799 if Booked by Dec 31.

December 20, 2012

Ready for a post-holiday season vacation? Go-today, a leading provider of vacation packages world-wide, has just launched a holiday season sale featuring five European vacations priced from under $1000 per person, when booked by Dec. 31. Travelers can beat the blues and add some urban intrigue this winter by hopping across the pond to explore Dublin, London, Paris, Rome, or Barcelona.

“This holiday season we want to give travelers the extraordinary gift of a European vacation,” said Paula McKay, President of go-today. “For a limited time some of our most popular packages to Dublin, London, Paris, Rome and Barcelona are on sale for under $1,000 per person!”

The holiday season sale features the Dublin Escape from $799 per person. The package includes roundtrip airfare to Dublin, four nights of hotel accommodation, breakfast daily, and all taxes and fees. Travelers can explore the Irish’s capital’s deep traditions, lively music, and stellar beer.

Go-today is also offering the London Escape, Paris Escape, Rome Escape, and Barcelona At Its Best from $999 per person. These packages also include roundtrip airfare, four or six nights of hotel accommodation, breakfast daily, and all taxes and fees. From Big Ben to the beaches of Barcelona, travelers will discover the allure of some of Europe’s coolest capitals.

The sale prices, including the Dublin Escape package, are available until December 31, 2012.

For more information about the Holiday Season Sale, or to make a reservation, visit www.go-today.com or call a travel expert at 800-227-3235 (6am to 6pm PT Monday – Friday and 7:30am to 4pm PT Saturday and Sunday).

Go-today was established in 1997 with a vision of offering affordable independent travel to Europe. Over the years, the company expanded to offer vacation packages to destinations world-wide.  The company is a division of Europe Express.

Trafalgar Offers $600 Savings on European Air-Inclusive Winter, Spring Trips for Bookings by Dec 27

December 4, 2012
Venice at night © 2012 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

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Trafalgar (www.trafalgar.com) has extended its current offer to save $600 per couple on air-inclusive winter and spring trips booked with Delta and Sky Team partners. Originally ending November 30, 2012 the offer has been extended for all new bookings made until December 27, 2012 through March 30, 2013.

Trafalgar has 25 fully-guided winter and spring European itineraries to Italy, Britain, Ireland, France, Spain and more, each offering the must-see sights with smaller crowds and savings of up to 38% off the cost of summer travel.

“Combining your savings with the already low pricing, this makes winter and spring travel especially great to maximize cost benefits and enjoy Europe during a quieter traveling season,” said Trafalgar USA President Paul Wiseman.

The 11-day Great Italian Cities, from $2375 USD per person, is the ideal trip for travelers looking for a relaxed-pace journey to three of Italy’s favorite cities. Guests enjoy stays of 2-3 nights on average in each destination, starts no earlier than 9 a.m. on most travel days, small group sightseeing in select locations and more. Spending 3 nights each in Rome, Florence and Venice, this At Leisure itinerary gives guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in their destination without the rush of several more travel days. Guests are also treated to a Be My Guest dinner at Villa Calcinaia in Greve in Chianti. In beautiful Venice, guests cruise the canals with a local guide before a Small-Group Sightseeing trip through the city’s narrow streets.

The 8-day Irish Highlights trip, from $1199 USD per person, is a wonderful trip to explore the scenic countryside of Ireland while also visiting numerous cities, cliffs, castles and more. Spending two nights in Dublin and Killarney, with a one-night stay in Limerick and Waterford, guests will get a taste for traditional Ireland. Guests will also be treated to an authentic dining experience with a Be My Guest Dinner in Killarney at an Irish farmhouse.

The savings of $600 per couple ($300 per person) is on new 2013 air-inclusive Europe trips booked and deposited (land and air) between 11/12/12 and 12/27/12 for travel between 01/01/13 and 03/31/13. Air must be booked on Delta (and Sky Team partners, except Alitalia) through Trafalgar in conjunction with a Europe vacation. The offer is not valid on City Breaks, Train Vacations or itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean. The offer is combinable with brochure discounts, except Early Payment Discount, but is not combinable with other promotional offers, except Show Coupons. Use the Promotion Code: 12AWSDL. CST#2077132-20

For more information, contact your local Travel Agent, call 866-544-4434 or visit www.trafalgar.com. Follow Trafalgar on Twitter at @TrafalgarTalk or @TrafalgarUSA and check us out on Facebook.

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