This week’s best travel bargains

July 11, 2013
What’s the Deal?

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

Land

Club Med is offering savings at more than 50 properties, including resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico, Florida, France and Thailand. The WOW sale applies through Feb. 12 in the Caribbean and North America and through Dec. 14, 2014, at all other properties. Book by Aug. 27. Prices and savings vary. For example, seven nights in a club room at Club Med Cancun Yucatan starts at $959 per person double for stays starting in late August; usual rate is $1,184 per person, for a total savings of $450 per couple. Rates include meals, drinks, activities, taxes and membership fee. Three-night minimum required (Columbus Isle property in the Bahamas requires a seven-night minimum). Some holiday blackouts apply. Info: 888-932-2582, www.clubmed.us.

● The Broadmoor’s new Ranch at Emerald Valley, near Colorado’s Pike National Forest, is offering 25 percent off rooms August through October. Rates at the luxury retreat, which opens Aug. 1, start at $326.25 per person per night, based on double occupancy, plus about $17 tax. Price includes all meals and activities (horseback riding, hiking, fly-fishing, canoeing, mountain biking, etc.), plus free access to the amenities at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs (fitness center, swimming pools, tennis, championship golf, spa and more). Book by July 31. Regular starting price is $435. Info: 800-755-5088, www.broadmoor.com/ranch.

●●Complete two stays at any participating Ritz-Carlton property and receive one free night to use within a year of issuance. You must be a Ritz-Carlton Rewards member (free to join; can’t also be a member of Marriott Rewards) and register for the promotion by Sept. 30. To earn the certificate at a Tier 1, 2 or 3 hotel, complete two paid stays by Oct. 31. The deal allows up to two free nights. Valid hotels include the Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Ritz-Carlton New Orleans and Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on Maui. Info: ritzcarltonrewards.netlinkrg.com/nights2013/en.

Sea

● Book by July 21 and receive a veranda stateroom for the price of an inside cabin on select 2014 European cruises with Celebrity Cruises. For example, a veranda stateroom on the 12-night Classical Mediterranean cruise, which departs May 8 from Barcelona and ends in Venice, now starts at $1,899 per person double (plus $140 taxes and fees), a savings of about $500. The deal applies to 44 sailings departing May through September. Info: 800-647-2251, www.celebritycruises.com. ●

Air

●American is offering sale fares to Miami. Nonstop flight from BWI Marshall is $142 round trip, including taxes; fare on other airlines starts at $156 for connecting flights (nonstop fare typically starts at $182). Depart Sept. 3 through Nov. 16, and complete travel by Nov. 19. Purchase by July 22 at www.aa.com. ●

Package

●British Airways is offering discounts on packages to London. For example, a five-night package in late September including round-trip nonstop flights from Washington Dulles to London and accommodations at the Hilton London Wembley starts at about $1,311 per person double, including taxes. The deal, if booked by July 31, also includes a two-day London Pass, which allows free entry to more than 60 attractions. Priced separately, the package would cost about $1,505 per person, for a total savings of about $388 per couple. Five-night minimum stay required. Info: 800-247-9297, www.britishairways.com. (Bookings made via telephone are $25 additional.)

● With Goway, save 30 percent on a nine-day package to Jordan. The Treasures of Jordan trip starts at $2,199 per person double and includes round-trip air from New York to Amman; four nights in first-class lodging in Amman, a night at the Taybet Zaman Hotel & Resort Village in Petra and two nights at the Hilton DoubleTree in Aqaba; transfers in a private vehicle; daily breakfast; entrance fees to sites; two-hour Jeep tour in Wadi Rum; and more. Depart Sept. 14, Nov. 14, Nov. 30 or Jan. 18. Package usually starts at $3,141. Info: 877-469-2966, contest.goway.com/lp/jordan-tour-deal.

Carol Sottili, Andrea Sachs

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. Prices were verified at press time Thursday, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Some restrictions may apply.

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