What’s the Deal? This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

November 25, 2011

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

Land

-Bring a nonperishable food item when checking in at a Red Roof Inn and receive a 15 percent discount on the room. Stay through Dec. 26. Prices vary by property and date. For example, save $12 at the Red Roof Fort Lauderdale; price after discount is $68, plus 11 percent tax. All items will be donated to a local food pantry. Advance reservations allowed, but the discount is not given until the donation is made. Deal cannot be combined with other discounts. Info: 800-733-7663, www.redroof.com.

-The hotels and casinos of Atlantic City are offering a slew of deals this winter, with discounts on accommodations, dining and attractions. Participating properties include Bally’s, Caesars, Sheraton, Showboat, Tropicana and more. Some, such as Seaview and the Tuscany House at Renault Winery, are outside the city. Sample package: Harrah’s Red Door Spa Escape, which features rates from $125, plus 14 percent tax and $5 occupancy fee, and a $100 credit at the Red Door Spa. Valid Sunday-Thursday, through March 31. For Harrah’s Dos Caminos package, receive a room from $110, plus tax, and a prix fixe dinner for two at Dos Caminos (typically about $70 per couple). Available Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, through March 31. For Harrah’s deal: 800-223-7277, www.harrahsresort.com. For Atlantic City info: www.atlanticcitynj.com.

Sea

-Azamara Club Cruises is offering a last-minute discount on its Caribbean and Brazil Hideaways Voyage aboard the Azamara Journey departing Barbados on Dec. 4. The 14-night cruise starts at $2,849 per person double, plus $220 port charges, a savings of $150. Deal also includes free airfare from BWI Marshall to Barbados, with return from Rio de Janeiro (taxes of about $91 are extra); upgrade to a veranda cabin, based on availability (value $1,000 per person); and a $200 per-cabin shipboard credit. No booking deadline but availability is limited. Info: 877-999-9553, www.azamaraclubcruises.com.

-Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering savings on its all-inclusive 10- and 11-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises. The deal, valid on 10 Tropical Escapes voyages on the Seven Seas Navigator, features two-for-one fares starting at $4,999 per person double, free round-trip air from 25 airports, and savings of up to $2,000 per suite when booked by Dec. 30. For example, on the Jan. 16 departure of the 10-night Realm of Maya, pay $5,299 per person double and receive gratis air from Washington (Reagan National or Dulles International) to Fort Lauderdale, one-night luxury hotel stay before the sailing, onboard gratuities, fine wines and spirits, and a choice of more than 50 shore excursions. Taxes of $170 are additional. The ship visits Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; and Costa Maya, Mexico. Additional departures on Feb. 6 and 27 and March 19. Rate reflects bonus savings of $750 per person. By comparison, usual price is $11,598. Info: 800-285-1835, www.rssc.com.


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Air

-Qantas has sale fares to Auckland, New Zealand. Round-trip fare from New York is $1,399, including $101 taxes. Other airlines are matching. Book by Dec. 6; depart May 1-June 8. Info: 800-227-4500, www.qantas.com.au.

Packages

-Tourcrafters is offering a deal on a s ix-night package to Rome and Sicily. Prices from $1,224 per person double include round-trip airfare from New York to Rome, returning from Palermo, Italy; one-way airfare from Rome to Palermo (reverse itinerary also available); three nights at the three-star Hotel Rome Garden; three nights at the four-star Hotel Porta Felice in Palermo; arrival transfer in Rome; daily breakfast; hop-on/hop-off bus tour in Rome; and most taxes. (Hotel taxes of about $28 per couple are extra.) Cheapest rate applies to Monday-Thursday travel from Jan. 9 to 31. Priced separately, hotel and air alone cost about $1,511 per person, for a total savings of about $574 per couple. Book by calling 800-482-5995; deal is based on availability. Tour details: www.tourcrafters.it/tour.lasso?ID=79.

-With ET African Journeys, a joint venture by Ethiopian Airlines and Group IST, spend nine days on safari in Tanzania for less than $3,000, including air. Starting at $2,799 per person double (no single supplement in April), the package includes round-trip air from Dulles International to Mount Kilimanjaro via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; one night at the Serena Mountain Village in Arusha, Tanzania; one night at the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge; two nights at the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge; two nights at the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge; numerous game drives; and six breakfasts, five lunches and five dinners. Taxes of $110 are additional. For lowest price, travel April 7, 14, 21 or 28. By comparison, flights to Kilimanjaro cost about $1,800 and lodging alone runs about $810 per room. Info: 800-662-5406, www.etafricanjourneys.com.

Submit travel deals to whatsthedeal@washpost.com. Please include your phone number and e-mail address. Prices were verified at press time Wednesday, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Some restrictions may apply.

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