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Smart Deals: Cathay Pacific to India

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What’s the Deal: Cathay Pacific just kicked off a fare sale to India from all five US gateways (Chicago – ORD; Los Angeles – LAX; New York – JFK; Newark – EWR; and San Francisco – SFO) – with Economy Class fares up to 55% off.


·         EWR/JFK/ORD/SFO – Chennai from $1184

·         EWR/JFK/LAX – Mumbai from $1194

·         ORD – Mumbai from $1208

·         EWR/JFK/ORD/LAX – Bengaluru from$1189

·         EWR/JFK/LAX – Delhi from $1228

·         ORD – Delhi from $1243

·         EWR/JFK/ORD – Kolkata from $1190

·         EWR/JFK/ORD/LAX – Hyderabad from$1205

Fine Print:  This sale runs until  April 30, 2014. The travel period is now until May 23, 2014

Booking: Cathy Pacific

Smart Deals: Cathay Pacific

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What’s the Deal: Cathay Pacific’s “Explore Asia in Premium Economy and save 5% off flights this Spring” offer

Sample Fares:

  • SFO/LAX to:
  • Hong Kong $1868
  • Singapore $2068
  • Bangkok      $2063
  • Jakarta    $2042
  • Ho Chi Minh City    $2062
  • CHI/JFK to:
  • Hong Kong $2014
  • Singapore       $2215
  • Bangkok      $2210
  • Jakarta      $2189
  • Ho Chi Minh City       $2209

Bonus: Double AsiaMiles bonus offer for Premium Economy until March 31. Visit Asia Miles

Fine print: Sale runs from February 17th – February 28th, 2014. Travel period is February 28th – May 23rd, 2014

Booking:  www.cathaypacific.com/us

Smart Deals: Rail Europe offers France on Sale

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TGV in France

TGV in France

What’s the Deal: Rail Europe is offering travelers a “FAST 30% OFF TGV Premier Tickets” now through June 10th.

What are the Details:  TGV Premier Tickets provide an added element of comfort and convenience for those embarking on an  adventure. Travelers can enjoy large comfortable reclining seats while traveling across the French countryside and bookings made online include a choice of meal options while on board. Safe and speedy service allows you  to discover a host of popular French destinations, zipping from city to city at up 201 mph.

TGV Premier Tickets offer travelers the opportunity to relax while waiting for trains in one of 10 TGV lounges called “Salons Grand Voyageur.”  The TGV lounges are available to travelers in select train stations including: Bordeaux St. Jean, Djon, Lille Flandres, Lyon Part-Dieu, Marseille St. Charles, Nantes, Paris Est, Paris-Gare de Lyon, Paris Nord, Paris Montparnasse and Strasbourg train station.

Caveat: From May 14 through 5:59 pm ET on June 10, 2013 enter coupon code FAST30 during checkout on the delivery page. One coupon code per booking may be applied. No other discounts, except free shipping, can be combined. Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. Offer is limited to the first 400 bookings (each with a minimum value of $350), or until the promotion’s end date of 5:59 pm ET on June 10, 2013, whichever comes first. Offer is valid on Premier Ticket bookings. Only online bookings include a meal. Bookings of TGV train tickets to destinations outside of France are excluded from this offer. Prices are subject to availability

Fine print: Enter coupon code FAST30 during checkout.*Prices begin at $99 USD for TGV Premier Tickets

Booking: Bookings can be made by visiting Rail Europe’s website at raileurope.com



Smart Deals: Bike Hike Adventures

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A deal for families from Bike Hike Adventures

A deal for families from Bike Hike Adventures


What’s the Deal: To encourage active families to share their love for travel during spring break, BikeHike Adventures offers a discount to families travelling with four or more family members. Families booking trips departing during the month of March receive a $200 discount for each family member.

Backstory: BikeHike Adventures is a Vancouver-based global adventure travel company that offers guided tours to 30 destinations worldwide. BikeHike caters to outdoor enthusiasts with a passion to go a little deeper during their travels.

Details: Travelling families can choose from any of BikeHike’s 53 active tours worldwide. Trip styles include multi-sport samplers, point-to-point biking journeys, and remote treks. Each trip has an emphasis on cultural connections with locals around the world.

Fine print: Use promocode: BHA0313. Space is subject to availability and this offer will expire when the limited space is sold.

Booking: Visit www.bikehike.com for more info or call 1.888.805.0061 to speak with a BikeHike trip consultant


Smart Deals: Rail Europe Sale

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What’s the Deal: Rail Europe offers a trio of sales: The Save a Nifty $50 Eurail Sale, as well as 20% off sales with the Eurail Global Pass Off Peak Promotion & Eurail Select Pass Off Peak Promotion

What are the Details:  The Save a Nifty $50 Eurail Sale, can be booked now through December 7, 2012. The Eurail Global Pass Off Peak Promotion & Eurail Select Pass Off Peak Promotion  can be booked from Nov 1 through December 31, 2012.  But Nov 1 to Dec 7, 2012, both offers can be combined when purchasing a Eurail Select pass. Travelers can get a 20% discount on any Eurail Select Pass Plus an additional $50 off by entering coupon code NIFTYFIFTY*.This offer can be booked through the company’s Web site or by calling its ContactCenter at 888-382-7245

The Eurail Global Pass offers you the chance to explore 23 European countries by rail. It is ideal for those traveling for more than 10 days, as it gives the flexibility of choosing consecutive or non-consecutive travel days.

TheEurailSelectPasslets you choose 3, 4 or 5 bordering countries to explore (from a selection of 23).  And for those planning to visitFrancenext year, book now, asFrancewill not be included in anyEurailSelectPasspurchased in 2013. All Select Passes purchased in 2012, which includeFrance, will still be honored in 2013.

Fine Print: One code per booking may be applied to eligible bookings. NIFTYFIFTY code is entered during checkout process on “delivery” page”. Offer is limited to the first 600 bookings, or until the promotion’s end date of11:59pm ET on December 7, 2012, whichever comes first. This deal cannot be combined with any other offer.

Offers are subject to change or extension without notice. The 20% Off the Eurail Global Pass Off Peak Promotion & Eurail Select Pass Off Peak Promotion is valid for bookings made between November 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. All travel must be completed by March 31, 2013.

Booking: Visit www.raileurope.com

Smart Deals: 50% off a Second Room at Concorde Paris Hotels

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Hotel Concorde Opera Paris.

Smart Deals: Your Family in Paris for 50% Off

The Deal: Concorde Hotels & Resorts is offering a  "Family in Paris" package with 50% off a second room.

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Smart Deals: Qantas Airways Sale from US to Australia from $678

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The Deal: Qantas Airways is offering a short term sale featuring sharply discounted round trip fares.Quantas flights from New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) to Sydney (SYD), Brisbane (BNE) and Melbourne (MEL) are on sale.

What's the Deal: Flights departing Los Angeles or San Francisco start at $678.  Flights departing New York (JFK) from $878.

Caveat: Fares must be booked by March 31, 2010. They are per person, round-trip and are valid for travel from April 19 to June 8, 2010 or July 24 to September 21, 2010.Taxes/fees/September 11 security charges of approximately $145 are additional depending on itinerary chosen.

Details: Qantas Airways

Smart Deals: Marriott Residence Inn for Spring Break

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Residence Inn San Diego Downtown

The Deal: “Spring Break Travel That Won’t Break the Bank”

What’s the Deal: Special rates at most of the 600 Residence Inns, Marriott's extended stay properties.

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The Waldorf-Astoria: 24 Hours, 20 Minutes and a Different World

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The Waldorf-Astoria.

By Shari Hartford

Hotels in New York City offer something for everyone. There are small boutique properties with ultra-sleek furnishings and a decidedly hip clientele. There are small –and large– comfortable and otherwise anonymous places to lay your head. There are the usual chains with their cookie cutter rooms (is this New York or Akron?).

    And then there are the classics. These hotels are so closely associated with Manhattan, and with histories so intriguing, that no further explanation is necessary: the Plaza, the St. Regis, the Carlyle, and, of course, the Waldorf-Astoria. The Waldorf has been a home-away-from-home for presidents, visiting dignitaries and movie stars since 1931, and, recently, I signed the registry too. With a current $299 a night promotion, mere mortals can actually consider it.

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Why Now is the Time to Use Priceline and Hotwire

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Thanks to rampant discounting in the hotel industry, there has probably never been a better time to get a deal on a hotel room using Priceline or Hotwire.


Because the discounts on offer in late 2009 are likely to be bigger than ever.

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