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LAST MINUTE ADVENTURE DEAL: Southern Tanzania & Swahili Coast with Immersion Journeys

Beginning November 1, 2012, custom travel company Immersion Journeys is offering last-minute discounts on their six-night Tanzania and Swahili Coast adventure package, including airport meet-and-greet services, five-star accommodations and meals, domestic transport and game drives with an English-speaking guide, all park fees and government taxes. This is a savings of 15% off their high-season rates. (valid Nov 1, 2012- March 1, 2013). 



Highlights of this extraordinary adventure include three nights in the Selous Game Reserve- the largest reserve in Africa - and a stay at the luxury Serena Mivumo Lodge overlooking Steiglers Gorge, with game activities during the day including sundowners along the mighty Ruaha and Rufiji Rivers- where explorer’s caravans were likely to have once camped for the evening. 



Galapagos Winter Break For Under $2000 From ROW Adventures

For those of you who don’t believe the old saying, “once in a lifetime opportunity,” this offer from ROW Adventures may make you want to reconsider…

Check out this wonderful 6 and 7-day trip aboard the M/S Encantada to the Galapagos Islands with adventure travel company ROW Adventures on highly-desirable winter vacation dates, December 24th and 28th. The 6-day trip is priced at just $1890 and the 7-day trip is only $2080 per person*. It’s the perfect way to spend your winter break. *Round-trip airfare from Ecuador to the Islands is included along with two hotel nights in Guayaquil. Booking deadline August 25, 2011.



Jamaica Hotels and Resorts Offer Special Winter Packages

Jamaica is rolling out the red carpet to welcome visitors for the 2010/2011 winter travel season, which officially kicks off December 15, 2010. Many of Jamaica’s hotels, resorts and attractions have created special packages for travelers who seek a warm weather escape from the plummeting temperatures up north.

From family fun and romantic retreats to winter bliss at the Ritz, here are a few choice deals:


Family Fun

Half Moon’s Family Escape package is valid from January 5 through April 15, 2011. The package includes daily nanny service for two children under four years old and complimentary breakfast. The property’s Very Important Little Persons Service (VILPS) will treat kids with a special gift upon arrival, access to Half Moon’s Anancy Children’s Village and Sleepy Treat. Rates begin at $690 for double occupancy for a Junior Suite. Booking deadline is April 11, 2011.




Presidential Powder Packages

Check Out These Powder Packages Fit for A President

In observance of the inauguration of the United States of America’s 44th president, Utah ski and snowboard resorts are rolling out some presidential packages.  Discover Utah’s ‘White House’ a.k.a ‘The Greatest Snow on Earth’.

Martin Luther King Size Package
This package at Alta Ski Resort includes nightly lodging in a room with one or two beds, complete breakfast and gourmet dinner daily, all taxes and service charges, a two day Alta lift ticket and round trip airport transfers. Rate is $420.00 per person per day. Double occupancy and three-night minimum stay required. Room type is assigned by Rustler Lodge at time of check-in. Available from 01/15/09-01/20/09. More information available at

Park City Mountain Resort’s Presidential Package
Includes a ski-in/out two-bedroom luxury condo with private hot tub at Silver Star from 1-19-09 for 5 nights with 4 days of adult lift tickets. Kids stay and ski for free. Based on 2 adults and 2 kids (7-12 years). $549 per adult per night, taxes and fees included. Subject to availability. Restrictions apply. For reservations call 800.331.3178.

Secret Service Package
Powder Mountain, one of Utah’s better kept secrets, enables access to secret stashes only known by Powder Mountain’s elite force of Adventure Pros via snowcats, helicopters and buses. This powder-full package includes three nights lodging in a luxury slopeside log home (sleeps 10, one day of in-bounds guided snowcat skiing on over 5,500 acres of terrain, 18,000 vertical in one day of heli-skiing with Diamond Peaks Heli-ski Adventure and a Powder Snowcat Safari accessing 2,500 private acres of powder. $1,645 per person plus tax- Based on 10 guests. Offer available througout 2008-09 season conditions permitting. Reservations can be made by emailing or calling 801.745.1414.

For information on Ski Utah or its 13 resort partners visit or call 801.534.1779.




Savings for U.S. Visitors to Britain

The dollar is worth what??? - $1.47 : £1.00
(as of December 24, 2008)

Britain is now around 25% cheaper for Americans than it was in the summer. If you’ve been planning a trip now is the time. Among the latest deals and discounts this month, check out this one from Wales:

Winter special at the Celtic Manor Resort, host of the Ryder Cup 2010. The “Winter Two Course Stay and Play” package is available on selected dates until the end of February 2009. The package starts at just $120 per person and includes one night’s accommodation (based on two people sharing), full Welsh breakfast, two rounds of golf and full use of the health club facilities. Click here for full details on this package.

For more great deals from Britian, visit


Source: British Tourist Authority



Get a Lift this Winter with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts


Ultimate Ski Package Features Accommodation, Lift Tickets and Breakfast for an Enticing Offer

Travelers who flock to the slopes instead of the beach will find a warm welcome in a cool place this winter - Canada. As the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Canada is easily one of the world’s foremost locales for skiing and snowboarding, offering spectacular scenery and a wealth of après ski activities. As an added bonus, US travelers heading north of the border this winter will also benefit from a favorable exchange rate, enabling them to stretch their dollar even further with savings of close to 20%.

Making it easy for travelers to experience the very best of the Great White North this winter is Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and its value-added Ultimate Ski Package. With attractive pricing starting from $239 a night, the Ultimate Ski Package combines nightly accommodation, daily breakfast, and two adult lift tickets per day, and is available throughout the 2008/09 snow season.

Whether it’s enjoying the fresh powdered terrain, the new PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, and ski-in, ski-out access at the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Whistler, sipping a mug of hot cocoa at Fairmont Tremblant after a day of skiing Quebec’s majestic Laurentian peaks, or bypassing the lineups to purchase lift tickets at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, the Ultimate Ski Package allows travelers to get the most out of their winter holiday.

For a full list of locations and pricing, or to make reservations, please visit



Book Now To Save On Peak Season Travel To St. Kitts & Nevis

Island-wide Value-Added Program Includes Hotel Savings of More Than 20%; More than 10% Savings on Flights from American Airlines

For anyone whose New Year’s resolutions include saving money in 2009 without having to sacrifice that hard-earned winter vacation, St. Kitts & Nevis is the place to go.

The islands are launching a destination wide added value offer, “Feel the Warmth in St. Kitts & Nevis” which provides the 5th night free on stays of at least 4 nights at participating hotels on St. Kitts & Nevis. Guests also receive a complimentary $75 food and beverage or other resort credit* at participating hotels, which cuts down on expenses for an even better deal.

In addition, American Airlines is offering more than a 10% discount off standard published rates when booking flights in conjunction with a stay at a participating hotel as part of the “Feel the Warmth in St. Kitts & Nevis” offer.



Taos Wintertime Romance, Recreation & Relaxation for Two Package

Pamper your loved one with a romantic getaway to Taos, New Mexico this winter. For a limited time, Hotel La Fonda is offering this special package for couples at the historic hotel on the Plaza in Taos.

Enjoy 2 days of skiing at the world renowned Taos Ski Resort, followed by rejuvenating massages for both of you and a gourmet dinner at Joseph’s Table Restaurant.

Romantic / Plush Package from Hotel La Fonda de Taos
Taos Wintertime Romance, Recreation & Relaxation for Two

Package Includes:

  • Two luxurious nights lodging in a Deluxe Plaza King room
  • Two days skiing (4 full-day adult passes) at
  • world-class Taos Ski Valley
  • Dinner at Joseph’s Table Restaurant ($100 gift card)
  • Two one-hour his & her massages
  • Flowers, Champagne, Chocolates
  • Complimentary Starbuck’s coffees & teas
  • Private D.H. Lawrence Forbidden Art Tour
  • Package price is $899 per couple, plus applicable taxes.*



Kick Off Holiday Travel Season with $39.99 Rate and $3,000 in Orlando Discounts

Visitors looking to save some “dough” on a vacation to Orlando this November, December and January are in luck. Rosen Hotels & Resorts is kicking off the holiday travel season with an “Orlan-Dough Mega Value Package,” offering a nightly rate of $39.99, plus tax, per night (double occupancy), $25.00 in food and beverage discounts, and the “Orlan-Dough Mega Value Pack,” filled with discounts and offers for theme parks, attractions, dinner shows, restaurants, golf and spa worth a combined value of more than $3,000.

The offer is valid for travel from Nov. 17, 2008 to Jan. 31, 2009 at Rosen Hotels & Resorts four Orlando leisure properties - Quality Inn International, Rodeway Inn International, Quality Inn Plaza and Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista.

Adding to the allure of fall and winter travel to Orlando, the “Orlan-Dough Mega Value Pack” coupon book provides a combined value of more than $3,000 in money-saving offers from the following:


Comment Announces Holiday Getaway Specials, 2008

Romantic Inns and Hotels (, the Internet’s highest rated romantic lodging directory, offers a list of holiday getaway specials in their November 6th newsletter. From a bed and breakfast Thanksgiving to a Christmas getaway in the city, these worldwide lodging specials offer up new ways to celebrate the holidays. View the Holiday Getaway Specials Newsletter online at:

New Hampshire - Lakes, Ashland - The Glynn House Inn

An English Christmas in New Hampshire
Imagine celebrating Christmas in an elegantly furnished Victorian home filled with delightful holiday decorations. Spend your days skiing, taking romantic walks or go for a sleigh ride. Return to the Inn and relax by a romantic fire. Soak in a bubbling whirlpool bath. Enjoy gourmet breakfasts and specially prepared English Christmas treats each afternoon plus evening wine and seasonal hors d’oeuvres.
Rate: $149.00-$279.00
Valid Through: December, 28, 2008
Web:, Email:
Phone: (603) 968-3775, Toll Free: (866) 686-4362

Arizona - Central, Scottsdale - Fairmont Scottsdale

Five Diamond Holiday

This holiday season enjoy luxurious accommodations with breakfast for two, transportation to fabulous shopping at Kierland Commons and a $100 Westcor gift card (plus complimentary gift delivery to your guestroom) with the Lux Holiday Shopping Package at the AAA Five Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale.
Rate: Rates start from $289 per room, per night
Valid Through: December, 31, 2008
Web:, Email:
Phone: (480) 585-4848, Toll Free: (800) 441-1414



Whistler's Economic Recovery Package


With the American Dollar gaining strength in Canada, Whistler is once again a hot destination for US citizens that want to capitalize on great values in North America’s number one ski destination.

And to ignite those that want to take advantage of the stronger dollar, Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts’ two award-winning Whistler properties are offering a pre-paid internet special with a Lock in Your Exchange Rate offer so that travelers can be assured of securing the great value of the current exchange rate benefits.

Starting at only $219CAD (or @USD$170, as of October 27, 2008) per night up to December 18th, and $319CAD (or @USD$248, as of October 27, 2008) from January 4th through April 25th, those who book online at, will enjoy increasing savings for booking multiple nights, adding up to a free night’s stay for those reserving five consecutive room nights. The ascending savings’ scale is as follows:
10% discount per night off any room type for three nights booked
15% discount per night off any room type for four nights booked
20% discount per night off any room type for five nights booked

In order to secure these great rates during Whistler’s coming high season, guests must book and pay in advance through the online booking engine at to secure the incredible current exchange rates. The offer is available through April 25th, and subject to limited availability.



Triple Creek Ranch Offers 20% off Winter Packages and Rates


20% Off Room Rates Also Offered
Triple Creek Ranch, Montana’s beautiful Relais & Châteaux hideaway in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana, has long been the favored luxury getaway of couples who appreciate a perfect balance of rest, romance and Rocky Mountain recreation.   Now, the award-winning resort will offer a 20% discount on three all-inclusive, five-day/four-night packages over selected dates in January and February 2009.  For guests wishing to extend their stay or looking for a short visit that is not part of a package, room rates are also discounted 20% during January 3 – 13, 2009; January 24 – February 17, 2009; and February 20 – 28, 2009).
Whether couples opt to snowmobile alongside bighorn sheep, ski cross-country or downhill at Lost Trail Powder Mountain or revel in their romance, each packages includes accommodations in a luxury log cabin with private hot tub and fireplace; all meals, snacks and beverages (including gourmet breakfasts and multi-course candlelit dinners with house wines and cocktails), horseback riding in the snow, snowshoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing; and two – one hour massages.
Special rates and available packages and dates include:
Romantic Paradise in the Mountains of Montana — Priced $3,420 per couple on the following dates: February 5 – 17 and February 20 – 28, 2009
Also includes Champagne and Godiva chocolates on arrival, couples’ massage followed by Champagne, use of all on-ranch facilities (horseback riding, hiking, snowshoeing and exercise facilities)
Winter Snowmobile Adventure Special — Priced $4,200 per couple on the following dates: January 3 – 13, 2009, January 24 – February 17 and February 20 – 28, 2008
Also includes two days snowmobiling for two, freshly baked cookies and a bottle of wine on arrival and use of all on-ranch facilities (horseback riding, hiking, snowshoeing and exercise facilities)
Ski the Mountains of Montana — Priced $3,320 per couple on the following dates: January 3 – 13, 2009, January 24 – February 17 and February 20 – 28, 2008
Also includes a day of downhill skiing at Lost Trail Powder Mountain for two with lift tickets and equipment rentals, a day of cross-country skiing at Chief Joseph Pass for two with equipment, freshly baked cookies and a bottle of wine on arrival and use of all on-ranch facilities (horseback riding, hiking, snowshoeing and exercise facilities)



Fixed Dollar Rates for Capital, London

The Capital in London Offers 2009 Fixed Dollar Rates

The Capital Hotel, situated in the heart of Knightsbridge and just steps away from the renowned shopping at Harrods and Harvey Nichols, is offering travelers to London a chance to enjoy all the delights of the city at more affordable prices by offering their Capital Idea fixed-dollar rate for 2009.



Save with New 2009 Little Dix Packages


Luxury, Spa, Romance, and Getaway Packages Offer Savings of up to 15%

Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands is offering four luxury packages at special prices available January 3 - December 17, 2009. The four packages - The Best of LDB, 5-Night Spa Sojourn, 7-Night Romance Escape, and Simply Little Dix - are the perfect way to experience the resort’s private half-mile crescent beach; superb water sports; Sense, A Rosewood Spa; multiple dining choices; and a program of excursions including the highly popular boat drop-offs at selected Virgin Gorda beaches. All packages are priced based on double occupancy and include full daily breakfast, airport transfers, government taxes and 10% resort fees.  Packages are based on availability; blackout dates apply.




Travelers wanting to trade grey skies and blustery weather for the sapphire waters and waving palms of the Caribbean don’t expect a price break during the winter season.  However this winter Discovery at Marigot Bay on the beautiful island of St. Lucia is offering its Simply Romantic Winter Break with savings of 20% on rooms and 25% savings on a whole host of romantic vacation amenities.



Value-Added Hawaii Savings from American Safari Yacht Cruises

Celebrate inaugural Hawaiian season and discover the very best way to experience Hawaii.

American Safari Cruises (ASC) guests are passionate about nature, seeing it as up-close as imaginable from the bow and decks of a luxury expedition yacht or being active in the outdoors on guided hikes, kayaking and skiff excursions. Now ASC is translating the realization of these passionate pursuits from their explorations in Alaska’s Inside Passage and Mexico’s Sea of Cortés to the Hawaiian Islands. And in Hawaii they up the ante to include 4 sailboats, wet suits and snorkeling gear, windsurfers and appearances by Hawaiians to “talk story” about their unique traditions and culture passionately and authentically. The ASC style of cruising is new to Hawaii and will change the visitors’ map of Hawaii for the future - leading small groups to the extraordinarily beautiful and small group-exclusive islands of Molokai and Lanai and to backcountry hideaways of the Big Island and Maui.

An all-inclusive Hawaiian Islands 8 day/7 night itinerary begins at $3,995 pp/double

Book your Hawaiian Yacht Cruise by October 31, 2008 and Receive a $250.00* per person Travel Credit



Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa Fall Package Offers

The best-of-both-worlds is now even better at St. Lucia’s all-inclusive Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa. To further cater to guests the resort has launched the “Harmony” and “Splash” wings and introduced several upgrades including redecorated rooms, a new adult pool bar, theme nights, fun snacks and the Caribbean’s first paintball facility.

To introduce the upgrades and launch Harmony and Splash, Coconut Bay is offering value-added packages with special prices for travelers seeking fall, winter and holiday savings.

Between December 1-20, 2008, guests can choose from three packages: 

Fall Romance Getaway for $115 including a Champagne Arrival Reception, complimentary Bubbles-in-Bed (turndown service), 1/2 hour couples’ massage, introduction to kite surfing or windsurfing class. Rates are per person, per day based on double occupancy in a deluxe ocean view room.

Kids Stay Free with Fall Family Frenzy from $99 and receive a round of paintball for the entire family, introduction to kitesurfing or windsurfing class (everyone over age 12), a CocoPack for each child under 12 (backpack, water bottle, hat and t-shirt) and a thirty-minute couple’s massage for mom and dad. Rates are per person, per day based on double occupancy in a deluxe garden view room, kids under 18 stay free (max. 2 kids per room).

Inaugural Premium Package for $149. Complimentary Continental breakfast room service, bottle of preferred drink in room, couples’ private beach picnic, Couples’ oceanfront dinner and preferred dinner reservations. Rates are per person, per day based on double occupancy in a premium ocean view room.

Over the holidays guests have the option of celebrating Christmas or starting the New Year: 
Christmas for $199. Rates are per person, per day based on double occupancy in a deluxe garden view room. Valid December 21-31, 2008.

Bring in the New Year for $157. Rates are per person, per day based on double occupancy in a deluxe garden view room. Valid January 1-21, 2009.

For reservations or more information call 866-978-6226 toll free from the US or 758-456-9999 or email: Space is limited and must be booked by 10/15/08.


Source: Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa



Winter Park Resort Introduces Signficant Savings On February And March Packages

Colorado’s Winter Park Resort Introduces Signficant Savings On February And March Packages


Choose From A Wide Choice of Activities Including Mogul Clinics and Women’s Only Clinics for Skiing and Riding

Reinforcing its commitment to provide a wide variety of experiences at solid values, Winter Park Resort is offering a selection of packages at significant savings for this February and March. Packages include:

SAVE 15% ON NEWEST SLOPESIDE LODGING, $69 - Located at the entrance to Winter Park Resort. Price is based on double occupancy, and may vary based on arrival date, unit type, and availability. 800.979.0332 

MARCH 1 - MARY JANE BUMP JAMBOREE #5- For skiers interested in improving their skills in a one-day setting with Winter Park’s top female coaches, the mid-season clinic includes a skill analysis, in addition to instruction on style and technique. Day includes lunch at Mary Jane Mountain. All skiers must be comfortable on blue terrain. Skiers only. Cost: $89. 970-726-1564 

MARCH 7-9 - BOB’S THREE-DAY MOGUL CAMP- For skiers interested in improving their skills in a one-day setting with Winter Park’s top female coaches, the mid-season clinic includes a skill analysis, in addition to instruction on style and technique. Day includes lunch at Mary Jane Mountain. All skiers must be comfortable on blue terrain. Skiers only. Cost: $89. 970-726-1564

MARCH 29-30, 2008, BURTON LEARN TO RIDE WOMEN’S CAMP - Winter Park Resort and Burton have teamed up for two intensive days of classes, six hours of coaching and video analysis. Includes equipment. Cost: $185. 970-726-1564
About Winter Park Resort:
Winter Park Resort averages 28 feet per year, a distinction that remains unchallenged in its 69 years of history.  While close to Denver, Winter Park Resort remains a world away thanks in part to its unique location amidst the Fraser Valley and Continental Divide.  Mary Jane Mountain is fiercely admired for its wild bumps, glades, and steep pitches.  To learn more about Winter Park Resort’s winter events, daily activities and vacation packages visit

Source: Winter Park Resort


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Santa Fe: Southwest Savings for Winter Getaways

Crisp sunny days, snow-covered Rocky Mountain peaks, and the best deals of the year make Santa Fe an inspired choice for value-conscious travelers or those looking for some sophisticated winter relaxation. From ski packages to spa savings to free nights, Santa Fe’s lodgers have put together their best rates and offers of the year for this winter.

All of Santa Fe’s romance and charm, endless art, shopping, bountiful dining, and historic attractions give this nearly 400 year old town a special appeal, whatever the season. For those in the know, winter is the time for extra savings on a Santa Fe get away.

La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa - A RockResort, invites travelers to enjoy world-class skiing, a rejuvenating spa experience, and the classic comfort food s’mores with their “Ski, Spa & S’more” package, available through April 15, 2008. Package includes:

Two nights accommodations
Two full-day lift tickets each day at Ski Santa Fe
One 60-minute massage per person
A welcome amenity of hot cocoa & s’mores kit
Daily breakfast for two at Fuego restaurant
Rates start at $238 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Resort fee and parking are included. Subject to availability and blackout dates apply. Taxes and gratuities not included. 866-331-ROCK (7625).

The Inn on the Alameda, to honor its 22 years as one of the premier small hotels in Santa Fe, the “City Different,” is offering an astonishing rate that should not be missed. Guests who stay at the Inn for three consecutive nights for select dates between now and Wednesday, February 27, 2008, will pay just $22 for the third night. The “Twenty-Two – It’s True!” package includes:

Three nights welcoming accommodations in a variety of room-types
A lavish continental breakfast served daily
Daily afternoon wine and cheese reception
Complimentary parking
All day coffee service
Free Wi-Fi access in public areas
Also, to celebrate Leap Year 2008, the Inn is tossing out the rate for a date that only occurs once every four years! Guests who stay at the Inn for a minimum of three (3) consecutive nights between Wednesday, February 27, 2008 and Monday, March 3, 2008, will pay nothing for Friday, February 29th! To book this special package, guests must stay a minimum of three nights, which must include Friday, February 29, 2008. The stay must be paid in full at the time the reservation is made. Room rates are nightly rates for single or double occupancy and are not available for groups reserving five rooms or more. There is a $15 per person charge for each additional person after two in a room or suite. Children under the age of 16 stay free in same room with parents. Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes and are subject to availability. This special rate does not apply to existing packages and cannot be combined with other offers. Please call 888-984-2121 to reserve, as this special is NOT available to book on-line. Cancellation must be made at least (72) hours (3 days) prior to the arrival date to receive a deposit refund.

The Santa Fe Sage Inn is offering two winter specials: The “Winter Warmth Upgrade Special” provides guests with one of the Inn’s newly renovated Superior Rooms at the Standard price. Featuring two queen-sized beds or one king-sized bed, these bright and cheerful rooms decorated in true Southwestern style will take the chill off of any winter day. The special rate of only $55 plus tax per night includes a deluxe continental breakfast, high-speed wireless internet, and complimentary on-site parking. The “Let it Snow! Ski Package” includes three nights’ lodging in our Superior guest rooms, a two-day lift ticket to Ski Santa Fe, and a collection of special amenities to enhance your fun in the snow. Pricing starts at only $191 per person, based on double occupancy. Call toll-free 866-433-0335 for reservations.

The Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza’s “Ski Santa Fe Package” lets guests ski the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Ski Santa Fe during the day and enjoy the relaxing nightlife in Santa Fe when the day is done. From now until March 23, 2008. Located just 16-miles from historic Santa Fe, Ski Santa Fe offers skiers and snowboarders of all levels a great day on the slopes. The package includes:

Two nights of accommodations for two in a king or two double bed guestroom
Two Adult (ages 21 to 61) full, one day lift tickets for Ski Santa Fe
Hilton’s Healthy Choice Buffet for two each morning
Four complimentary beverage coupons to be redeemed in the El Canon Coffee & Wine Bar
Complimentary overnight parking during your stay
Other amenities to make a get-away truly special:

Pinon Grill, award winning restaurant offering the finest choice of beef, poultry and Seafood
El Canon Coffee and Wine Bar
Complimentary USA Today (Monday - Friday)
Outdoor spa and indoor fitness facility
The hotel is located two blocks from the historic Plaza, offering renowned shopping, dining, museums, art galleries and entertainment. Rates start at $540.00 per package inclusive of all taxes. Two night minimum - two night maximum package, to reserve additional nights only by calling the hotel at (800) 336-3676 to make special arrangements or alternations to the above package.

The Eldorado Hotel & Spa offers those setting a New Year’s resolution to travel and explore more, a good reason to jumpstart new goals with a Santa Fe getaway from $139 per night, valid now through January 31, 2008*. Whether it’s hitting the slopes at Ski Santa Fe, taking advantage of post-holiday sales, or enjoying a cultural theatre performance guests will have plenty to keep them busy during their trip.

Santa Fe’s premier AAA four-diamond luxury hotel, the Eldorado Hotel & Spa is located next to the historic Santa Fe Plaza. All 219 lavish and newly renovated, non-smoking guestrooms boast 32” flat-screen HD-compatible televisions, terry-cloth bathrobes; a hairdryer; a workstation with task light, a cordless phone with voicemail and high-speed internet access; overstuffed lounging furniture paired with a reading lamp and tables; a refrigerated mini-honor bar, and optional turndown service. The Eldorado Court & Lounge offers a casual and comfortable environment for breakfast and lunch and is a perfect spot for evening drinks and entertainment. The hotel also features a rooftop pool and whirlpool, and a business center. The 4,300 square foot posh Nidah Spa features seven treatment rooms and offers a bevy of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments which use ingredients that are prepared fresh daily and draw from the natural healing properties of plants, legumes and herbs indigenous to New Mexico. For reservations please visit or call 800-955-4455. *Based on availability, double occupancy and does not include tax or service charge.

La Fonda offers the perfect Santa Fe get away„ the “Two for Two” special winter package. Included are two nights lodging for two people and a complimentary dinner for two at La Plazuela Restaurant. This package runs through March 31, 2008. The price is $529 - $679 plus tax. Reservations are required in advance, based on availability. For information and/or reservations, call 1-800-523-5002; fax 505-954-3599;

Sunrise Springs Resort Spa invites you to recover from the hustle of the holiday season with a relaxing winter retreat. Enjoy special pricing on a 5 night visit by staying 4 nights and getting 1 night free. Find tranquility and focus with walks on our 70 acres, filled with spring-fed ponds and organic gardens. Experience leisure and relaxation at its best with add-ons such as pampering spa treatments and restorative classes in Yoga and Tai Chi. Deepen creativity in the Pottery studio with classes in handbuilding, Raku, Chinese Brushwork, and the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony.

Choose from an elegant Garden View Room or private Casita
Enjoy daily continental breakfast at the Blue Heron Restaurant
Full use of the resort including outdoor hot tubs and cedar sauna
10% discount on Spa Samadhi services (excluding packages and specials) and at the Blue Heron Restaurant
Includes free newspaper, WiFi, bottled water, local calls, parking
Call 800-955-0028 to customize your stay. Custom activities are additional and not part of the package.
* Rates and Restrictions: Offer good through April 15, 2008. Blackout dates and restrictions may apply. Taxes, restaurant gratuities and spa gratuities are not included; no refunds on any portion of the package will be given. Garden Rooms: $165 per night, last night free. Casitas: $205 per night, last night free.

Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa offers a special 3-night, 2-day ski pass package for two adults. Package rates are $199 per night for a traditional room, $259 per night for a deluxe room, and $299 per night for a ridge room. This package is based on availability, and available for three nights or multiples of three. With a three-night stay guests receive two adult two-day lift tickets to Ski Santa Fe (not valid at any other ski area.) Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa is just 25 minutes from the Santa Fe Ski Area. Fresh powder, blue skies, and warm sun are typical on the New Mexico ski slopes. The high altitude and dry air make for ideal ski conditions, mid-winter into spring. Other on-site resort activities include:

Horseback riding in the woods of the Tesuque Valley ($55 per person per hour for a private guided ride).
Skeet and trap shooting on the scenic Mesa Vista. Group and individual instruction are available for beginners, $35 per round (25 shots), 4-round minimum per session.
Hiking the trails. There are four main trails on the property and miles more on the adjacent Santa Fe National Forest.
Relaxing in the spa. Singles and couples’ massages are available at the full service, award-winning SháNah Spa and Wellness Center. Guests can also soak in the outdoor hot tub or take a fitness class. (Massages range from $105 to $125 per person.)
Watch the sun set over a gourmet dinner (entrees $28-$38). In addition to sumptuous culinary creations, Las Fuentes Restaurant & Bar has a cozy fireplace and spectacular mountain views.
To make a resort or spa reservation, call 800-732-2240 or visit

Park Inn & Suites, located minutes away from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, provides a unique concept of Southwestern comfort. Get more for your money with the “Beat The Winter Blues” rate of $59.00 + tax, based on double occupancy. Please call (505) 471-3000 and ask for this special rate, effective through March 31, 2008.

The Inn and Spa at Loretto invites guests to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate by indulging in authentic Santa Fe spa treatments with the Spa Indulgence Package. It begins with overnight accommodations in a luxurious guestrooms with a balcony or terrace overlooking the natural beauty of Santa Fe. Melt any remaining bit of tension with a $200 daily credit to the Spa and enjoy a very special amenity package which includes robes, slippers, and a beautiful gift box filled with scented body butter, soap and a scented soy candle. Relax with one of the many specialized treatments designed to pamper from head to toe.

This package is priced from $649 per night. Call 1-800-727-5531 to book and ask for the Spa Indulgence Package.

Hotel Santa Fe has two packages for the winter traveler. The Romance Package includes room accommodations, fresh flowers, welcome basket, filled with strawberries, wedding cookies, mineral waters or champagne, a one-hour massage for two, and full breakfast. A two night minimum stay is required and prices range and start at $255.00 based on double occupancy and room type. The Ski Package includes accommodations, Ski Santa Fe lift ticket, and full breakfast. Prices range and start at $221.00 based on double occupancy and room type. Call 800-825-9876 for reservations or book online,

Inn of the Governors is providing winter discounts for travelers whether it is to ski, re-kindle a romance, or simply experience Santa Fe’s azure winter skies. Rates vary from $99 to $199 for Traditional Rooms. Contact the inn for reservations at 800-234-4534 or online at

These are not all of the savings opportunities available this winter but a representative sample of ways to save on a Santa Fe vacation. To find out everything that is going on in town and for a free 2008 Santa Fe Visitors Guide, go to or contact the Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau, 800-777-2489.


SOURCE:  LOCAS Communications

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Save up to $600 on Ski & Snowboard Vacations

Ski and snowboarders can create the ultimate vacation experience while saving up to $600 on their vacation package. Through February 14, 2008, vacationers will save on every element of their vacation by combining five great offers.


To start, vacationers will save up to $200 on air-inclusive vacation packages to all of United Vacations ski destinations, such as Aspen, Tremblant, Vail and more. This offer is valid for travel through May 22, 2008. The promotion code NEWYEAR must be used at the time of booking to receive the savings.

  — Save $200 on vacations priced at $3,600 or more
  — Save $150 on vacations priced at $2,500-$3,599
  — Save $100 on vacations priced at $2,000-$2,499
  — Save $50 on vacations priced at $1,200-$1,999

In addition, vacationers will save up to $200 with free nights at select hotels. Participating hotels include, but are not limited to: Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center (QKB), Beaver Village Condominiums (QWP), All Fairmont Resorts in Whistler, Banff and Tremblant, Vail Cascade Resort & Spa (EGE), Sky Hotel (ASE). Vacationers will also save an additional $100 on a 3-day or more lift ticket and save up to $50 on ski rentals when purchased at time of booking.

Lastly, vacationers looking for additional convenience and flexibility will save up to $50 on car rentals purchased at time of booking. Savings includes a 15% discount on daily and weekly rates for all car classes with Alamo, Dollar, Hertz or National.

“Now is the perfect time to book your ski or snowboard vacation,” said Rick Karnes, vice president and general manager of United Vacations. “Not only is this one of the best ski seasons in terms of great snow, but savings up to $600 makes a ski or snowboard vacation too tempting and too affordable to pass up.”

United Vacations offers ski and snowboard vacation packages to the most popular United States destinations (Aspen, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Keystone, Snowmass, Steamboat, Telluride, Vail, Winter Park, The Canyons, Park City, Salt Lake City, Snowbird, Solitude, Jackson Hole, Lake Tahoe and Taos) and Canada destinations (Banff & Lake Louise, Tremblant, Quebec City and Whistler/Blackcomb). Travelers can enhance and customize their ski or snowboard vacation package with the addition of lift tickets as well as equipment rentals. For even more convenience, equipment rentals can even be delivered right to the traveler’s resort.

Purchase online at, by calling 888-328-6877 or by contacting a local travel agent.


Source: United Vacations 

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