Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Weekly Roundup - July 30

$76 O/W -- Montreal from YVR
Fly on select dates between Sept. 15 and Oct. 27 and save up to $170 each way! (+ $240 in taxes)

$198 RT -- Fort Lauderdale from SEA
An airfare war is on for travel between Ft Lauderdale and the West Coast between Aug. 15 and Nov. 19.

$69-$79 O/W -- California from SEA
You can travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between Sept. 2 and Dec. 17.

20% Off World-Wide Hotels on Orbitz
Book your trip by Aug 3 for travel thru Oct 31. Enter promotion code: 7DAYSALE2.

$130 -- Hawaii Oceanfront Resort w/FREE Breakfast
A good deal for the Big Island, with dates available thru Dec. 21.

$59 -- Orlando Hotel w/Brand-New Water Park
Stay in a Double Queen room for just $59 any night Aug. 1 - Nov. 30. Book by Aug 8.

$50 -- Historic Hotel in Oregon's Wine Country
Oct-Nov; +$5-$15 weekends and Sept.
Enjoy the supreme pinot noir in Oregon's Willamette Valley wine country during harvest season. Wine Country Package also available for $119/nt.

$134 -- Tropical Tahiti Resort, Save $200
Enjoy a tropical paradise at $150-$200 OFF the usual cost between Sept. 1 - Oct. 6.

$599 -- Ireland Castle Package w/Car & Air (When 4 Travel)
Experience Ireland at it's peak of character in fall and winter with this package for travel between Nov. and Feb. Includes air from NY (Seattle also available), 6nts in a 3-bedroom townhouse, and full-size rental car. This package can be booked for more or fewer travellers as well.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tuesday Teasers

$589 -- Puerto Vallarta, 1 week 4* all-incl
Sep 8 - 22. Aug-Dec dates at varying prices.

$536 -- Alaska cruise, southbound
August 25 on the Coral Princess

50% Off - Starwood Hotels Summer Sale
Book by Aug 5 for up to 50% off Starwood Hotels in Canada, the US, and the Caribbean for August and September stays.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Monday Madness

$199 -- Anaheim, flight + 4 nts hotel!!!
Add 3-day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Bonus Ticket from $169. Valid for travel Aug 5 - Sept 20.

$199 RT -- Toronto from YVR
Departs: Sep 9 or 10, 2008.
Returns: Sep 15, 16, or 17, 2008.

$185 RT -- Jacksonville, FL from SEA
Seats are scarce before Labour Day, but more become available for September dates.

$1430 -- Rome, Florence, & Venice, air + 6 nts
From SEA incl tax, $1620 from YVR. Package is very flexible and customizable. Cheapest dates are in November.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Weekly Roundup - July 24

$299 RT -- Paris from YVR
Sep 7 (Rtn: Sep 15), or Aug 31 (Rtn: Sep 8, 15) for $399

$349 RT -- London from YVR
Sep 16, 19 (Rtn: Sep 24, 27) or Sep 23, 26 (Rtn: Oct 1, 4)

$489 -- Anaheim Cruise & Stay, 5 nights
This is a great deal! Air, 3 nt cruise, and 2 nts hotel for under $100/day. Departs: September 28. Book by July 25. $200 port and tax.

$199 -- Sheraton Waikiki, 65% off!
Luxury right on the famous beach. Valid until Dec. 25.

$749 -- Honolulu, Air + 7 nights
Sep 8 - Dec 3. $749 3-star, $899 4-star.

$999 -- Maui, Air + 7 nights
Sep 4 - Dec 2, 3.5-star.

$99 -- 5-Diamond Scottsdale Resort incl. Credit
Catch the end of the hot season in the desert with a luxury 5 diamond resort stay at a nice discount. Travel thru Sept. 14

$1195 -- Rent a Houseboat for 3 Days, Save $500
Lake Powell is at its highest level in decades, making this a great time to explore via houseboat. Rent a 46-foot Voyager houseboat that can accommodate up to 12 people. Valid for Aug. 15 - Oct. 15.

$198pp/nt – Sandals Resort, plus $350 Credit
Fall season deals at all Sandals resorts, including this deal at the Sandals Grande Ocho Rios in Jamaica. Book by July 31.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Monday Madness

Allegiant has another sale on:

$116 RT -- San Francisco
Cheapest prices on Mondays and Thursdays starting in Sept. $137 incl. taxes.

$76 RT -- Reno, NV
Similar to the San Francisco sale.

$159 RT -- Toronto from YVR is reporting that there are still flights available at this amazing price from Sunwing.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Follow-Up

$1236 -- Mumbai from SEA, incl tax
I haven't been following fares to Mumbai, but this does seem to be a good price. It's good for departure between Aug 21 and Sept 30. Purchase by July 31.

Bargain -- September in China
According to travel industry watchers, September is shaping up as the best possible time in years to visit China -- that's how bad the post-Olympics slump is predicted to be.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Weekly Roundup - July 16

$95 RT -- Puerto Vallarta This Weekend
July 21-28, taxes $323.

$49 OW - Las Vegas or LA from YVR
Sunwing is announcing fall/winter flights from Vancouver to Las Vegas and LA. Prices start at $49 OW, and while it's unlikely that you'll get the lowest fare on each leg of your trip, this is probably still lower than the competition's fares.

$159 RT -- Toronto from YVR
Sample dates for this deal: July 29-Aug 4; Aug 29 - Sept 2; Oct 8-15. Midweek dates are more likely to be offered at the best price. Taxes approx. $207.

$149 -- Beachfront Okanagan Valley Resort (Reg. $209)
Experience an idyllic lakeside getaway at Walnut Beach Resort, an all-new waterfront resort on Lake Osoyoos. Sunday to Thursday through August 31.

2-for-1 -- Caribbean Cruise Seminars At Sea
Voyages of discovery on the floating university expedition ship. An educational travel experience with onboard lectures, discussions, and workshops, and unique field trips on land.
* 14-night Caribbean and Panama Canal
May, 2009. $1799. +$200 for air from SEA.
* 21-night Caribbean and Amazon
Dec. 18, 2008 - Jan. 8, 2009, $3,099 includes air from SEA.

$1899 -- Upscale 12-Night Thailand Beach Vacation, $500 OFF
Fly Cathay Pacific to Phuket, Thailand, and enjoy 12 days on the beach. Travel between Sept. 4 and Oct. 31

$1199 -- Australia AirPass: 4 Cities for the Price of 1
Qantas has renewed the valuable Aussie AirPass for another year. For $1199, the Aussie AirPass lets you fly to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, plus up to 3 additional flights to your choice of Australian cities.

Monday, July 14, 2008

If Cheap Is What You're After

Sunwing has all-inclusive packages to Mexico starting at $195! That's for departures in Sept and Oct, must be booked by July 18, and that's for an "economy room" so don't expect anything fancy. Some better sounding rooms are available from $395.

Free Entertainment Book

2008 Entertainment books are good for another few months, and you can get one for free when you reserve your 2009 book. 2008 Vancouver books are sold out, but you might be interested in Vancouver Island, Okanagan, Seattle, or anywhere else you might be travelling to.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Las Vegas Sale

$380pp -- Air & 3 nts Mid-Strip
Allegiant Air has brought out a new sale - one person flies free when booking a 2+ night package with a companion. I priced this out with a stay at Excaliber, it's even cheaper when staying at the Statosphere or Circus Circus at the north end of the strip. Book by July 31 for travel thru Dec. 15.

Fare Flash

$99 OW -- Toronto or Montreal from YVR
TWO-DAY SALE!!! Book by July 14 for travel until September 30. Travel any day, although seats at this price are hard to find. Expect about $200 in taxes and fees.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Caribbean Tall Ship Cruising

Canadian Sailing Expeditions is having an early-bird sale - $600 off per person on some 7-night Caribbean sailings! Now, these aren't bargain mass-market cruises - they are small ships that visit uncommon ports and provide a much different experience. You can learn to sail while underway, and use their bikes and kayaks when in port. The biggest discount is on bunk-bed rooms and prices start from $1506 after the discount.

Air Canada WebSavers

TODAY ONLY: Air Canada is offering exceptional fares to some destinations today. This is their daily webSaver deals, so there may be other destinations available tomorrow if the current fare war continues. Today's price to Toronto is even better than yesterday's, but tomorrow's could be higher. Fares to Tokyo and Seoul seem quite low, too.

$116 RT -- San Francisco from Bellingham
Allegiant is also offering a great price to San Fran, although AirfareWatchdog reports scarce availability - fare found now thru Sept.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Weekly Roundup - July 9

$248 RT -- Deer Lake, NL from YVR
Get this amazing fare to Canada's east coast TODAY ONLY! Travel anytime this month, Monday to Thursday. This is cheaper even than stopping in Toronto!

$499 -- Upscale Mexico All-Inclusive 7-nt Vacations, Save $300
4.5* Palladium Vallarta Resort. Departs Vancouver Sept. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28. Taxes are approximately $323 per person.

$89 OW -- San Francisco from Vancouver
Taxes are about $112 each way, making this a total of $400 RT, but for a summer flight it's not a bad price. It's definitely cheaper than most other airlines. Travel July 19 - September 30.

$299 RT -- Amsterdam from Vancouver
Fly to Amsterdam for a 2 or 3-week stay for just $299. That's $350 less than if you were to leave just two days later! Depart July 16 or 23; Return August 7. Taxes are $509.

$226+ -- California Vacation Package Sale
2- and 3-nt packages with air from Seattle start from an amazing $226pp INCL TAXES! Anaheim, LA, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose are all on sale. Travel in late August.

$79 -- 1-day cruise SEA-YVR
Take the bus or train to Seattle for a bit of shopping or exploring, then enjoy this overnight cruise back to Vancouver. Departs Sept 27.

$249 -- 3-day cruise YVR-LAX
Pacific Coastal fall cruise, departs Sept 28.

$59 OW -- New York from Toronto, through December
Travel thru Dec. 16, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday departures, other days $69 each way. Porter Airlines flies from the City Centre Airport in downtown Toronto, w/ FREE shuttle service to/from Union Station and an extra comfortable flight. Taxes are approximately $180 per roundtrip ticket. Must book by July 16.

$49-$79 OW -- Toronto to Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Halifax
Fly to Toronto City Centre and avoid the headaches at the larger airport.

$79 -- Suite at Beachfront Mexico Resort (All-Inclusive!)
Opening Summer Special at an all-suite all-inclusive resort. Includes all taxes and gratuities. Travel thru Nov. 10. Additional bonus available if booked by July 14.

$78 OW -- Bogota from Miami
Columbia is just starting to emerge from under the radar of most travellers, and if you can snag a cheap fare to the Miami area you could be an early trend-setter and enjoy the country with fewer crowds than there are bound to be in a few years. Taxes are $88 RT.

35% off -- 2-BR condos in Orlando, FL, from $119 including weekends
The 1,600-sq.-ft. villas sleep up to six and have stocked kitchens, while the resort has pools, hot tubs, activity rooms, a fitness center, and BBQs.
Valid on select dates, July 8-September 30. Book by July 22.

50% off -- Couples Resorts Jamaica
For a luxury couple's getaway, check out this deal by July 31 for travel thru Dec 25.

$899 -- Peru Tour Package
7-Day Packages to Peru with air from Miami and transfers from $899 (+ $295 taxes, other cities avail). Also includes 2.5 days worth of tours, stays in 3 different cities, all transfers between, and a few meals.

US$1499 -- Cruise from Burgundy to Provence, Save $500
Catch this early-bird sale ($500 off) on ALL 2009 European itineraries.
All taxes incl, except for USD70 fuel surcharge. This itinerary departs March 22; March 29 starts at +$500. Book by July 31.
Keep in mind, Viking's pricing includes many guided walking and motorcoach tours.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Monday Madness

$369!!!! -- Alaska Cruises
HAL, Aug 30, Sept 3, 6, 10. USD, plus $404 port and tax.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Friday Follow-Up

Canadian Vacations Discounted
Attempts to lure Americans across into Canada this summer are resulting in good deals even for Canadians. Several offers are listed at the above link, and U.S.-based travel agents might also know of other offers. Here are a couple of good ones:

$485 -- The 3 nt Marvellous Montreal package from Boston-based Yankee Holidays includes hotel, two dinners, tours, all taxes and meal gratuities.

2-for-1 -- United Vacations is offering 2-for-1 flights to various Canadian destinations when a vacation of 3 nights or more is booked at a Fairmont hotel. (This can even be combined with Fairmont's aforementioned free-night offer.) Of course, this means flying out of the U.S., but the $500 in savings may make it worthwhile.

$182 -- The "Re-energize Yourself in the Outaouais" package includes a $25 gas credit, two, three or four nights at a choice of local hotels, and free admission to a wide array of local attractions, including the Omega wildlife park in Montebello and the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Thursday Thrills

$369!!!! -- Alaska Cruises
HAL, Aug 30, Sept 3, 6, 10. USD, plus $404 port and tax.

$30 and up -- Explore Canada with Coast to Coast Deals
Travelzoo's picks for summer travel in Canada. For example, in the Maritimes you'll find a Charlottetown Hotel at 25% off and valuable packages for any type of vacation throughout PEI.

30% Off -- Canadian Hotels
Expedia is offering 30% off many hotels, from budget to luxury, in BC, AB, ON, and QC

$50 Off -- B&B Stays of 2+ nights
Book a stay through and apply for the rebate after your stay.

$111/nt -- Club Med Sale
Resorts in Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Florida. Kids are half price.

$849 -- Grand Opening Special, 3 nts w/ air at Secrets Resorts
Adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Cancun, with air from Seattle. Another $100 of is available during's Mexico sale.

$131 -- Ritz-Carlton in the 'French Quarter' (Reg. $300)
How often does the Ritz offer rooms for only $130??? It sounds like a good deal to me! (At least it would if I were planning to go to New Orleans).

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Deals Set To Expire

$71 OW -- Kelowna from YVR
Book TODAY for travel thru Sept. Part of the summer sale. Use promo code "canada" for an extra 10% off.

$119 -- Luxurious Victoria Hotel at 50% OFF
For stays thru September, book TODAY.

$59 OW -- Calgary or Edmonton from YVR or Abbotsford
Purchase by JULY 3, for travel thru Sept. Part of the $19 sale.

Weekly Roundup - July 2

$129 -- Rocky Mountain Resort at Half Off
Delta Lodge at Kananaskis, mid-way between Banff and Calgary. Available for stays in July.

$84 -- Canada from SEA On Sale
United has launched a Canada Summer Fare Sale that could be to your advantage if you're heading east this summer (thru Sept). If you leave from Seattle, you could find substantial savings via this deal to Toronto or even Halifax.

$165 -- California from SEA
Virgin America flights thru Nov 19. Book by July 8.

$459 -- Los Cabos All-Inclusive Getaway w/Air (Reg. $800)
Travel dates: Aug. 18 - Dec. 11
Upscale resort at a discount. This price includes air from San Diego, and there are good prices from across the country.

$129 -- Jamaica All-Inclusive Beachfront Resort, 50% OFF
For just $129 per person, per night, you get a super all-inclusive vacation at the #1 rated resort in the area, according to TripAdvisor.
Travel thru July 31; +$15 Aug. 15 - Oct. 31. Book by July 11.

$85 -- Kauai Beachfront Hotel: no blackout dates
A re-opening special after renovations at the ResortQuest Aloha Beach Hotel in Kauai. Travel now-December 23.

$829 -- Ireland Vacation 60% Off
Spend 6 nights in a three-bedroom townhouse at the 5-star Adare Manor in Ireland complete with car and flight from SFO. Travel on select departure dates, November-February. Book by July 7.

$899 -- Ireland Summer Fly/Drive
1 800 Fly Europe is offering roundtrip airfare, including fuel surcharges, plus a three-day rental car. Flights to Shannon or Dublin from LAX/SFO or other US gateways. Travel various dates thru Aug 24. Book by July 15.

$879 -- London from SEA, incl. taxes
Begin travel: September 15, 2008

$549 -- 7 nt. November Cruise on the Mediterranean
Shipboard credit and free upgrade may be available.

$1360 -- Turkey 11-Night Escorted Tour Package incl. Flights
Price from LAX, other cities available.

$2099 -- 11-day Egypt/Jordan package w/air, 4-star hotels & tours
Departure dates for this low price are January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2009. Other departure dates are available from $100 more.
This complete Egypt package includes flights from NYC, internal flights, transfers, meals, guides.

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