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Adventure travel leader Gap Adventures offers discounts on tours exploring SE Asia, West Africa, Ecuador, Morocco & Costa Rica

June 30, 2011

Adventure travel leader Gap Adventures is offering discounts on tours exploring South East Asia, West Africa, Ecuador, Morocco & Costa Rica, but you need to book soon:

South East Asia (ATBH, AVRL, ATCM, ATPC): Book by July 12 and receive 15% off a variety of South East Asia 12 to 15-day excursions, exploring Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Experience contrasting landscapes and cultures, visiting temples, caves, waterfalls, markets, and more, with opportunities to enjoy homestays in Mekong or Don Khong. (Promo Code: SEASIA15A, Travel by December 31, 2011)

West Africa (DGGU, DGWA, DVVT): Book by July 12 and receive 15% off a selection of 13 to 29-day tours exploring the captivating region of West Africa. Get really off the beaten track as you witness authentic voodoo ceremonies, come face-to-face with witches, and experience the Tonga Oracle. The Ghana Untouched tour was recently selected as one of National Geographic Traveler’s Top Tours of a Lifetime (Promo Code: WESTAFRICA15A, Travel by December 31, 2011).

Costa Rica Quest (CRQ): Book by July 12 and receive 10% off this best-selling Gap Adventures trip. Soak in the warm waters of local hot springs surrounded by a tropical canopy, search for the elusive quetzal bird in the cloud forest, and watch the sun set over the Pacific during this action-packed, nine-day tour of Costa Rica’s highlights. This 9-day trip is perfect for adventurers with limited time who want to explore active volcanoes, follow a trail to the base of a waterfall, melt away in thermal springs or bliss out on a beach (Promo code: CRQ10A, Travel by December 31, 2011).

Highlights of Morocco (DCHM): Book by July 12 and receive 20% off this amazing 14-day journey from Casablanca to Marrakech. Hit Morocco’s highlights even if time’s a little tight. Wander through kasbahs, ancient medinas, spice markets, and cities pulsing with energy on this comprehensive trip. Climb onto a camel and explore the edge of the Sahara before admiring the views from the heights of the Atlas Mountains. Experience the energy of Imperial cities as you explore souks stuffed with exotic wares. Then take a moment to appreciate this amazing adventure as you camp under the stars among some of the world’s biggest sand dunes (Promo code: DCHM20A, Travel by December 31, 2011)

The Ecuador Experience (REE): Book by July 12 and receive 15% off Gap Adventures’ Ecuador Experience. For travelers who want to sample the region’s highlights without sacrificing some of its lesser-known gems, this adventure offers a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to explore. Travel from the Avenue of the Volcanoes to relaxing Pacific beaches and mountain hot springs in Ecuador. Visit the Amazon and a shaman for an incredible introduction to indigenous culture and witness lush jungles and exotic wildlife on this 18-day adventure in nature. Feel like a local during an Amazon homestay, and relax on Ecuador’s sun-kissed beaches (Promo code: REE15A, Travel by December 31, 2011).

About Gap Adventures

Gap Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry offering small group adventures on all seven continents and beyond to more than 100,000 global travelers annually. The award-winning trips, which focus on culture, nature and active travel, are ideal for those with a sense of adventure – people who want to leave the beaten path and authentically immerse themselves in a local culture or environment to experience the real world in a sustainable manner. Demonstrating its ongoing cultural, social and economic commitment to responsible tourism, Gap Adventures established the Planeterra Foundation, as a way the company and its travelers can give back to the communities visited. For more information, visit and

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Vision Airlines offers $39 one-way fares, introduces discounted vacation packages, adds routes

April 28, 2011

Suwanee, Ga. – April 28, 2011 –

At a time when gasoline prices continue to soar, Vision Airlines announced today that the company is offering one-way fares starting at $39 on select flights for travel completed by June 30, 2011. These special one-way fares are for flights to and from Florida and Atlanta. These limited-time fares are available beginning April 28, 2011 and can be booked for travel on selected flights and days of the week through June 20, 2011. Vision Airlines’ new Las Vegas routes are excluded from this offer and these limited fares can only be booked on the company’s website at

“Vision Airlines will continue to innovate and seek new ways to bring value to the consumer,” said David Meers, Vision Airlines’ Chief Operating Officer.

The airline is introducing discount vacation packages at the same time as the new promotional fares, in conjunction with its partner, Tourico Holidays.

A traveler can book hotels anywhere in the world, book cruises and rental cars or a variety of other activities at

“Our discounted vacation packages deliver maximum value with some of the lowest prices available anywhere,” Meers said. We urge consumers to check and compare us with other online travel companies. We have the lowest prices and the best values. Our partner, Tourico Holidays, has enabled us to offer these great discounts to consumers.”

Vision Airlines recently introduced several new routes including:

St Louis to Destin/Ft

Walton Beach, Tunica/Memphis to Destin/Ft. Walton Beach, Ft. Lauderdale to Destin/Ft

Walton Beach, Lafayette, LA to Destin/Ft Walton Beach and non-stop flights from both

Baton Rouge and Destin/Ft. Walton Beach to Las Vegas.

“More great news for travelers to Florida’s Emerald Coast” said Mark Bellinger, President of the Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau. “These amazing low fares will continue to boost travel and economic development along Florida’s Emerald Coast.”

Vision Airlines currently services 23 markets from its hub at Northwest Florida Regional Airport, located in Destin/Ft. Walton Beach, including non-stop flights to Las Vegas andother popular leisure destinations.

Vision Airlines started in 1994 in Las Vegas, NV. The company offered popular tourist flights from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Over the years, the company grew its brand and its operational capabilities. It became one of the prominent charter carriers in the world. Vision Airlines’ clients have included presidential candidates, celebrities,professional sports teams and some of the best-known gaming resorts and tour operators in the US.


•Asheville, NC – Atlanta, GA – Baton Rouge, LA – Chattanooga, TN

Columbia, SC – Destin/Ft. Walton Beach, FL – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

•Greenville/Spartanburg, SC – Gulfport/Biloxi, MS – Houston, TX – Huntsville, AL

Knoxville, TN – Lafayette, LA –Las Vegas, NV-Little Rock, AR – Louisville, KY-Punta Gorda/Ft. Myers

•Sanford/Orlando, FL – Savannah, GA – Shreveport, LA -St. Petersburg/Clearwater/Tampa, FL,

•Tunica/Memphis, TN – St Louis, MO

NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2011 Extended Through Feb. 27

February 8, 2011

New York city is extending Winter 2011 Restaurant Week through Feb. 27 © 2011 Karen Rubin/

NYC & Company, New York City’s marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced that NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2011 will be extended through Sunday, February 27, at more than 200 top dining establishments. Extension participants include Atlantic Grill at Lincoln Center, Betel, Fishtail by David Burke, Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse, The National, Nobu New York, Plein Sud and Red Rooster Harlem. Prices will remain $24.07 for three-course prix-fixe lunches and $35 for three-course prix-fixe dinners (Saturdays excluded; Sundays optional. Beverages, gratuities and taxes are not included. Offers not valid on February 14).


“The extension of NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2011 gives diners more incentive to sample some of the City’s best dining and offers a great boost to the more than 200 participating restaurants during a traditionally slow season,” said NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta. “For three more weeks our City’s neighborhoods will celebrate the art of cooking, the pleasure of dining and making time to sit down for a proper meal.”

To kick off the extension on Monday, February 7, five women dressed as the “face” of NYC Restaurant Week will distribute NYC Restaurant Week booklets outside Grand Central Terminal from 8am to 2pm. The ToshibaVision sign atop One Times Square will also feature NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2011 extension media through February 27.

American Express® and Travelocity® have also extended hotel offers for American Express® Cardmembers through February 27. Travelers who book a Travelocity NYC Restaurant Week hotel stay qualify to receive $75 off bookings over $250 when they use any eligible American Express Card. This is in addition to discounts and deals offered by participating hotels.

Reservations are powered by OpenTable.

Visit on Monday, February 7, to view the complete list of NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2011 extension participants and make a reservation online.


December 4, 2010
Metropolitan Museum

The Warwick New York is in close proximity to important cultural sights, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, here at night © 2010 Karen Rubin/

Warwick International Hotels U.S. have polished-up their senior discount for those making travel plans, announcing rates starting from $55 for luxury accommodations in a major American city. Significant senior discounts are also available at 12 international hotels in the Warwick collection, meaning that amazing destinations from Fiji to France are on sale all year round.

The senior discount is available now and will continue to be in effect throughout 2011.

Participating locations are:

  • U.S.: Warwick New York, Warwick Melrose Dallas, Warwick Denver, Warwick San Francisco and Warwick Seattle
  • Europe: Barcelona (Gallery Hotel), Brussels (Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Place and Warwick Barsey Hotel), Geneva (Hotel Warwick Geneva), London (Leonard Hotel & Residence), Lyon (La Reine Astrid), Malaga (Hotel Molina Lario), Nice (Splendid Hotel & Spa), Paris (Warwick Champs-Elysées and Hotel Westminster), Zurich (Central Plaza Hotel)
  • South Pacific: Fiji (Naviti Resort)

Warwick Denver Hotel is offering the promise of a Classic King room at $55 during December 2010 and January-February 2011. For the remainder of the year, Denver will offer a significant discount off of its best available rates for guests 65 years of age and older.

“Last year, senior citizens accounted for over 21 percent of all U.S. travelers, and we want to make their travel more affordable and enjoyable than ever,” said G. Paul LeBlanc, vice president of sales and marketing for Warwick International Hotels. “The Warwick collection has much that appeals to this audience, from historic properties that have been elegantly modernized to gracious personal service.”

Warwick hotels in other cities will offer up to 30 percent off their best available rates for seniors throughout the year. A special feature of the Warwick senior rate is that it can be used for up to two rooms. Since statistics show that one third of U.S. travelers are joined by either children or grandchildren, this means “close” family can come along – without being too close!

All Warwick hotels and resorts offer ideal locations for exploring the cultural and entertainment offerings of the different cities. For instance, Warwick New York is across the street from the Museum of Modern Art and within four blocks to iconic attractions like Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall and Fifth Avenue Shopping. Warwick Denver is within two and one-half miles of Denver’s Botanic Gardens or Elitch Gardens family amusement park. A Rockies game at Coors Field is only one mile away, or catch the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field, just over three miles from Warwick Denver Hotel. In London, the Leonard Hotel & Residence is only a two minute walk to the shops of Oxford Street and Bond Street and a short stroll to Hyde Park & Madame Tussauds. And in Fiji, the beckoning beaches and waters of the South Pacific are just outside your door.

These rates can be secured either through a professional travel agent or at Warwick’s Web site (the booking code is WKSNR),

About Warwick International Hotels

Warwick International Hotels (WIH) was launched in 1980 with the purchase of Warwick New York, a hotel originally built by William Randolph Hearst for his Hollywood friends. Celebrating its 30th anniversary of hospitality excellence, the WIH Group now includes more than 40 prestigious Hotels, Resorts & Spas worldwide located in city centres and resort destinations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Bali, the South Pacific, and Africa. Further details can be found at

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December 3, 2010
RockResorts' "3 for Free" Valid at Keystone Lodge

RockResorts' '3 for Free' offer is valid at Vail Resorts in Colorado, including the Keystone Lodge, with a beautiful view of the ice skating rink © 2010 Karen Rubin/

For the third consecutive year, RockResorts and Legendary Lodging, A Vail Resorts Company are offering a “Three for Free” package, featuring one free night of lodging, a $50 gift card and new this year, a complimentary hydration backpack. Guests can travel to their favorite destination from Colorado to the Caribbean to the Southwest and more, saving all the way!

Available for travel now through April 24, 2011, the “Three for Free” package includes:

·               One free night accommodation. Guests can stay two nights get the third night free to stay seven nights and get the eighth night free.*

·               $50 RockResorts gift card, on-mountain cash OR dining card

·               One free REI hydration backpack

In addition to the nine participating RockResort properties, this package is available at all Vail Resorts property locations in Colorado, including Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek and Keystone.

Rates start from $147 per night. Package must be booked by January 31, 2011 and is based on availability. Blackout dates apply. Minimum length-of-stay restrictions apply and vary per property.

For more information, visit or call 1-866-513-ROCK (7625). Follow RockResorts and Vail Resorts on Twitter: @RockResorts, @RockResortsNEWS and @VailResortsNEWS or Facebook:

More Deals

RockResorts is welcoming its new addition, One Ski Place at Breckenridge witha “Peaks, Pins & Pinot” package which includes three-nights accommodations in a two-bedroom condominium, three full-day lift tickets for four adults, certificates for appetizers and drinks to accompany one lane of bowling in The Mine Shaft at One Ski Hill Place (reservations must be made 24 hours in advance), and $120 credit to The Living Room, the resort’s premier dining venue. Package starts on November 12, 2010 from $2,311 (4 ppl) representing a savings of 15 percent. / 1-888-906-6303.

Stay at The Pines Lodge, A RockResort at Beaver Creek and book the Ski Free, Stay Free winter package. Buy 2 nights of lodging and 2 days of lifts, and get a 3rd night and 3rd lift ticket free! Starting from $748, based on double occupancy. Valid: 11/24/10-12/19/10, 1/3/11-2/17/11, 2/27/11-3/10/11 3/28/11-4/17/11.

This winter, experience both Aspen and Beaver Creek with the “Ski The Rockies” package, which includes seven-nights accommodations, transportation between Hotel Jerome and The Osprey at Beaver Creek, A RockResort, and three-day lift tickets in each locale (six total). Rates start from $4,184 based on double occupancy. Resort fee and taxes not included. / 866-618-ROCK

Snake River Lodge & Spa, A RockResort is offering a “Ski Free, Stay Free” package, which includes accommodations, daily breakfast, and two three-day lift tickets for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. / 866-513-ROCK

Give the gift of RockResorts!

RockResorts gift cards can be purchased for any amount (up to $2,500), and are valid at all of RockResorts, located in some of the most spectacular destinations in the U.S. The gift cards can be used for everything from RockResorts stays, to RockResorts Spa treatments, to dining at its AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurants.

Gift cards are available for use at most RockResorts-managed facilities, including spas, dining outlets, gift shops, and more. View all available locations. Purchase of gift cards does not guarantee outlet availability. A $25 minimum applies to all gift card purchases. Once loaded, cards are like cash; the value cannot be replaced. Cards are not redeemable for cash unless required by law. After 12 months of consecutive non-use, a $2 inactivity fee will be charged per month until the card’s value is depleted (unless prohibited by law).

To purchase, register or add funds to your gift card, visit RockResorts’ online store or call 877-651-ROCK.

RockResorts®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, owns and operates luxury resorts that offer casually elegant accommodations, lavish RockResorts Spas, renowned golf courses all certified within the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program, award-winning dining and a variety of exciting outdoor adventures. The RockResorts collection includes Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo.; The Osprey at Beaver Creek and The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.; The Arrabelle at Vail Square and The Lodge at Vail in Vail, Colo.; La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, N.M.; Snake River Lodge & Spa™ in Jackson Hole, Wyo.; and The Landings St. Lucia, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia.  RockResorts 2010 openings include: One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge, Colo.; Tempo Miami in Miami, Fla.; Balcones del Atlántico, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic; and future RockResorts include: The Mansfield Inn at Stowe in Stowe, Vt., Rum Cay Resort Marina, The Bahamas; and the Third Turtle Club & Spa, Turks and Caicos.

–Karen Rubin

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Riviera Maya Resort Launches Black Friday Travel Deal for 2011 Vacations

November 26, 2010


Xcaret, Riviera Maya

Fantastic cultural programs, such as at Xcaret, an eco-tourism park, await in Mexico's Riviera Maya

Black Friday deals are not just for retail shops anymore and the travel industry has jumped on board to offer travelers exceptional deals the day after Thanksgiving.

Hacienda Tres Rios Resort has recently reveled a Black Friday Special Offer for travelers planning their 2011 vacation.

The Black Friday Special Offer includes a 50% off the resort’s best available rate under the Endless Luxury, all-inclusive plan.

The one-of-a-kind, Endless Luxury, all-inclusive package includes unlimited food and drinks (including alcohol), taxes and tips, various recreational activities, free in-room Internet access, and luxurious accommodations for as low as $133 USD per person, per night.*

The vacation special also includes a complimentary 30-minute massage per adult and a one day’s car rental when booking 4 or more nights.

The vacation package applies when calling 800-494-9173 and mentioning the promotional code BLACK011.

The promotion also applies when reserving online at the Hacienda Tres Rios Specials and Packages page and clicking on the Black Friday Special Offer link. The vacation offer cannot be combined with other promotions.

Guests also have exclusive access to unlimited tours and visits at Tres Rios Nature Park, including the SenseAdventure tour. The park offers unique opportunities for guests to explore unspoiled nature and discover the region’s fascinating mangroves, sand dunes, and tropical jungles all on the resort grounds.

What distinguishes Hacienda Tres Rios from other resorts is its successful combination of strict sustainable tourism practices and quality services that exceed guests’ expectations of a Riviera Maya luxury resort and spa.

Hacienda Tres Rios Resort, Spa & Nature Park is located 45 minutes from Cancun International Airport and 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen. This Riviera Maya all-inclusive resort features a diverse range of world-class cuisine in all nine restaurants and bars on the property.

Offer applies to travel from January 1st to April 30th, 2011. The special offer is only available from November 24th to November 28th, 2010. To make your reservation, call 1.800.494.9173
Nestled in a 326-acre pristine nature park in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Hacienda Tres Rios is an endless luxury, all-inclusive resort in the Mexican Caribbean only 45 minutes south of Cancun International Airport. Opened in November 2008, Hacienda Tres Rios is the first of five resorts at Tres Rios Nature Park. The resort boasts 273 suites constructed using natural materials. At the forefront of sustainable tourism development, Hacienda Tres Rios creates amazing guest experiences while continuing to protect the region’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. The Tres Rios Nature Park is open exclusively to resort guests, and offers guided nature tours through mangrove forests, snorkeling in cenotes and rivers, and daily activities for children. For more information, visit the Hacienda Tres Rios Website .

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MSC Celebrates Holidays with Buy One, Get One Offers

November 23, 2010

MSC is celebrating this season with savings as guests can ring in the holidays on buy one, get one offers on 7-night Caribbean cruises during Thanksgiving and Christmas starting at $529 per person plus government fees and taxes (GFTs).

Get the second week free with the purchase of a 7-night Caribbean cruise for a 14-night, back-to-back, Eastern Caribbean and Western Caribbean cruise experience on bookings made by Nov. 30, which includes the Thanksgiving cruise on Nov. 21.

During this buy one, get one free offer, rates are as low as $40 per day on select 14-night, back-to-back Eastern Caribbean cruises and Western Caribbean cruises onboard MSC Poesia and departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Cruise itineraries include:


Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Nassau Bahamas; Key West, Florida; Ocho Rios, Jamaica;

Georgetown, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico departs Nov. 14, 28, and Dec. 12,   2010; rates from $529 (originally started from $1,058) for a $529 savings or more than 50 percent plus government fees and taxes (GFTs) of $117.07;


Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Nassau Bahamas; Key West, Florida; Ocho Rios, Jamaica;

Georgetown, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico; departs Nov. 12 and Dec. 5, 2010;  rates from $529 (originally started from $1,058) for a $529 savings or more than 50 percent plus GFTs of $117.07.

A Christmas cruise is another holiday sailing option with “The More the Merrier” offer where guests obtain a second stateroom at 50 percent off when they purchase one at the regular price. Rates for the Dec. 19 cruise begin at $649 per person for the first stateroom and $324.50 per person for the second stateroom plus GFTs. Cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Key West, Florida; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Georgetown, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico. Offer expires Dec. 15.

Cruise-only rates are per person  based on double occupancy for U.S. and Canadian residents.

All cruises offer just a $100 deposit, and kids 17 and younger sail for just $99 as the third/fourth guest in a stateroom.

For more information about MSC Cruises, visit, call 877-665-4655, or contact a local travel professional.

Princess Cruises Launches Caribbean Super Sale With Fares Starting at $399

July 9, 2010

Princess Cruises has launched a new “Caribbean Super Sale” offering customers significant savings on select 2010 and 2011 voyages.  Travelers can choose to sail among the sun-swept islands for seven to 14 days, with fares starting at just $399.

Tropical itinerary options and pricing (per person, based on double occupancy) available in the Caribbean Super Sale include:

  • 7-day Classic Southern Caribbean on Caribbean Princess – starting at $399
  • 7-day Western Caribbean on Crown Princess – starting at $449
  • 7-day Eastern Caribbean on Ruby Princess – starting at $449
  • 7-day Southern Caribbean Explorer on Caribbean Princess – starting at $449
  • 8-day Bermuda & Eastern Caribbean on Caribbean Princess – starting at $549
  • 10-day Eastern Caribbean Voyager or Southern Caribbean Medley on Emerald Princess or Star Princess – starting at $749
  • 14-day Caribbean Collection on Grand Princess – starting at $999

These fares have limited availability.  The Caribbean Super Sale promotion is open to residents of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.  Additional information about the promotion is available at

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company’s website at