Act Now: Cheap Travel Deals for Fall

Get Away With the Girls at The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Escape with the girls for a weekend in Palm Beach with the new “Girls Getaway” package from The Chesterfield Palm Beach.

Located in the heart of Palm Beach just two blocks north of Worth Avenue, The Chesterfield Palm Beach is offering a new deal perfect for a long weekend with the ladies available, now through September 30, 2016.

Combining beauty treatments, cuisine, lots of champagne, shopping and luxury accommodations, the Girls Getaway package is the ultimate opportunity to take a quick break.

Upon arriving for your mini-vacation, you’ll receive a welcome cocktail in the Leopard Lounge. The package includes three days and two nights in a Queen Superior room, a mani-pedi at Anushka Salon and Spa (complete with champagne, of course) and a three-course dinner served with a complimentary bottle of bubbly. Additionally, guests will receive continental breakfasts each morning, complimentary valet and a $50 gift card for the Gardens Mall, plus added discounts in select stores, so leave room in your suitcase for new purchases.


New Incentives on December Antarctic Cruises from Poseidon Expeditions

Get peachy with the penguins of Antarctica this December thanks to two new incentives offered byPoseidon Expeditions.

Poseidon Expeditions is offering complimentary overnight camping to guests who book Deluxe, Premium and Owners suites on either of their two late-fall departures. The offer is a $250 per person value on top of the already specially priced suites.Penguins utilize the summer sunlight as ample time for courting, nest building and egg incubation, making late-fall and winter the best times to get up close and personal with the creatures. Guests on the Sea Spirit will have the opportunity to awaken to the birds right outside their windows.

The two itineraries offered are onboard the 114-passenger M/V Sea Spirit, complete with two multi-purpose lounges, a well-stocked library, a restaurant, ample deck space to view passing wildlife and landscapes, an ice-strengthened hull, a fleet of Zodiacs and a set of retractable fin stabilizers for smoother sailing.

The Classic Antarctic Peninsula voyages are offered November 24- December 5, 2016 and December 4 – December 16, 2016. In addition to the complimentary camping, the balcony suites with bird’s eye view privileges are being offered at a 15 percent per person reduction off of regular rates.  The suite can easily fit a third person and features private balconies and large, sliding glass doors.

Included in the package is one pre-voyage hotel night at Arakur Hotel and Spa in Ushuaia, pre-cruise group transfers from the airport to the hotel, group transfer to the ship on the day of embarkation, shipboard accommodations, all scheduled landings and excursions, complimentary camping, all onboard meals throughout the voyage, 24 hour-available tea and coffee stations, welcome and farewell cocktails, rubber boots for shore landings, a branded Poseidon Expeditions parka, all port fees, pre-departure materials, a digital voyage log and leadership throughout your trip by an experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team.


Solo Cruise Deal From Emerald Waterways

Sail solo with Emerald Waterways’ waived single supplement.

Now travelers can enjoy all of Emerald Waterways’ itineraries without worrying about finding a travel buddy.

Two of the available cruises are: the 15-day Splendours of Europe, which sails from Amsterdam to Budapest with stops at Cologne, Nuremberg, Vienna, and Bratislava; and the eight-day Jewels of the Rhine, which travels from Basel to Amsterdam and explores the Black Forrest and Rhine Gorge area of Germany. Both Emerald Staterooms and Panorama Balcony Suites are available for booking.

Cruise fare includes flights, transfers, all on-board meals (and some on-shore), unlimited tea and coffee, wine and beer with lunch and dinner, continental breakfasts, pre-dinner canapés, and after dinner sweets in the rooms. 


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Windstar Lowers Prices on Romantic Tahiti Cruises

Windstar Cruises has announced new lower pricing on select sailings in Tahiti starting at $3,999 per guest, including cruise, airfare and hotel.  

Windstar’s Dreams of Tahiti vacation package offers guests six islands inclusive of roundtrip flights from Los Angeles, eight nights of accommodations, all ground transfers, gourmet cuisine in multiple dining venues (including 24-hour room service), water sports activities from the sports marina, all non-alcoholic beverages, a champagne welcome reception, and a special Private Event in Bora Bora with fire dancers and a locally-inspired feast of fresh Tahitian specialties. Guests enjoy multiple overnights at Raiatea and Bora Bora, as well as a pre-cruise overnight stay and post-cruise dayroom at the Le Méridien Papeete Hotel. 

In 2017, Windstar will offer Thursday cruise departures from Papeete starting in June. New Thursday departures (current sailings leave Fridays) allow more flexibility for air service, with more available flights, departure, and arrival options, Windstar said.
Windstar offers weekly seven-day voyages on the Dreams of Tahiti cruise, as well as several longer 10- and 11-day itineraries that explore both the Tahitian 

Islands and the Tuamotu Islands. The Tuamotus are known as a diver’s and snorkeler’s paradise. The Dreams of Tahiti voyage begins in Papeete and sails to Moorea, Tahaa, Raiatea (overnight), Huahine, and Bora Bora (overnight).

Wind Spirit’s Dreams of Tahiti yacht vacation package is currently available on more than a dozen sail dates in 2016 with many more 2017 departures being added soon.


New Travel Packages From Kingsmill Resort

Kingsmill Resort in Virginia, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, is helping families plan holiday getaways with these new packages available now through January 1. 

First on the holiday travel bucket list is perfect for those families that love a spooky adventure. From September 23 through October 31, the Howl-O-Scream Package will be available. The package includes accommodations for two nights in a one-bedroom, newly refurbished condo, complete with daily cooked-to-order breakfasts, complimentary shuttle service to Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg with access to Busch Gardens with two Fun Cards. There’s also an available shuttle for those brave enough to enter Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream nights, with a shuttle ride home after the park closes at 11 p.m.

If giving thanks is more your style, skip the scary and head to the location where Thanksgiving was first celebrated back in 1619. Kingsmill’s Thanksgiving Package, valid from November 23-26, supplies guests with the required minimum two-night stay daily buffet breakfast, a Thanksgiving Buffet menu with all the holiday staples and complimentary transportation to Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg available Friday through Sunday. What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than by getting to skip the prep and clean up?

From November 25 thru January 1, transport your family to a winter wonderland with Kingsmill’s Christmas Town Package. Your family of four will receive a two-night stay in a newly refurbished one-bedroom condo, multi-day tickets to Busch Gardens’ Christmas town for the duration of your stay, cooked-to-order breakfast at Elements 1010, the resorts restaurant and complimentary shuttle service to Busch Gardens and other Williamsburg locations.


“Break Free From the Ordinary” at Club Med

From now through October 26, Club Med is waiving its single supplement for Club Med Turkoise, Ixtapa Pacific, and Cancun Yucatan. This will allow single guests to enjoy all of the accommodations available at Club Med resorts at significant discounts.

Afterward, they will be offering their Break Free sale from October 26 through April 27, 2017. 

The Break Free sale includes:

  • Savings up to 50% off all-inclusive escapes.

  • $300 air credit (based on a seven-night stay) for select Club Med properties, including Punta Cana, Ixtapa Pacific, and Cancun Yucatan.

  • Free stays for children under the age of four; 50 percent discounts for children ages four to 11; 40 percent discounts for children ages 12-15.

Several of Club Med’s highlights include:    

  • Club Med Punta Cana: Zen Oasis provides peace and quiet while Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil, offers guests the opportunity to learn 30 acrobatic activities.  

  • Club Med Cancun Yucatan: Caters to active families who seek adventure and immersion into the local culture. The nearby ancient Mayan ruins and a varied selection of water sports – waterskiing, sailing, snorkeling – available. 

  • Club Med Sandpiper Bay: Provides premium sports academies and professional coaching for all levels and sports (tennis, golf, beach volleyball and flying trapeze). For relaxation, guests can enjoy the intimate adult-exclusive infinity pool and a spacious Jacuzzi.

All Club Med all-inclusive vacations include gourmet dining options with a full open bar of premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, water and land sports with expert instruction, and a variety of entertaining shows in the evening.


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Air France is Offering a Sale on Premium Economy Fares to U.S.

On select flights out of Paris to U.S. cities, Air France will be discounting airfares. 

Air France’s premium economy tickets offer passengers a completely separate cabin and experience, with priority access throughout the airport and additional space for comfort onboard.

The sale runs from September 12, 2016 through May 7, 2017 with blackout dates including November 21-27. Fares must be purchased at least 21 days in advance and are available for the following cities: Washington DC, Miami, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, and Boston.


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“Fall in Love with Aspen” and Stay One Night for Free

For travelers looking to make their way to Aspen this fall, they may receive a free third night with the purchase of the first two.

The package offers a savings of as much as $624, with rates starting as low as $113 a night at the Inn at Aspen. Traveling to Aspen is simple, as American Airlines is offering non-stop flights from Chicago O’Hare through October 4, Dallas Ft. Worth through October 5, and Los Angeles through October 29. United offers non-stop flights from Chicago O’Hare through October 4 and Los Angeles through October 29.

Highlights of this fall season in Aspen include the 49th Annual Ruggerfest from September 15 -18, the Aspen FilmFest from September 21-25, the Golden Leaf Half Marathon on September 24 and The Meeting, a weekend of film, music, industry and networking conferences from October 6-8. 

The deal is available for travelers from September 6 - November 1, 2016.


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