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The What's the Deal? column in the Feb. 20 Travel section incorrectly said that a family of four with two children between 6 and 12 years old would pay $318 plus taxes for the "Wild Thing Weekend" package March 4-6 at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, W.Va. The correct price is $510 plus taxes.

What's the Deal?

The week's best deals around the globe, by land, sea and air.

Sunday, February 20, 2005; Page P03

LAND

Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, W.Va., has a package rate for its "Wild Thing Weekend" March 4-6. The deal -- which includes two nights' lodging with breakfast, two-day ski lift ticket and two-day ski equipment rental -- is $159 per adult plus about $14 taxes, a savings of about $61. A family of four with two children ages 6 to 12 pays $318 plus taxes. Info: 800-622-4121, www.canaanresort.com.

Kids 12 and under eat, play and stay for free June 1- Aug. 31 at any of the five all-inclusive Palace Resorts in Cancun. For example, a family of four pays $1,368 for a four-night stay at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, including room, meals, drinks and taxes -- a savings of $48 per day per child. Info: 800-635-1836, www.palaceresorts.com.

Bargain of the Week

BARGAIN OF THE WEEK

British Airways has introductory fares on its new World Traveller Plus and Club World business-class service between BWI and London. The round-trip Economy Plus fare is $398, a savings of 79 percent off the regular $1,950 fare. For business-class service, the fare is $1,998, a savings of 76 percent off the normal $8,250 fare. The tax on either fare is $189. Buy by March 20, but travel anytime, including the pricey summer season. A Saturday-night stay is required. Info: 800-AIRWAYS, www.britishairways.com.

Le Mas Candille, in Mougins, France, near Cannes, is offering a third night free through April 30. The rate for the first two evenings at the Relais & Chateaux property is $350 per night double. Info: 011-33-492-28-43-43, www.lemascandille.com.

SEA

• Celebrating a special anniversary this year? French Country Waterways is discounting select departures of three French barge itineraries for couples celebrating wedding anniversaries ending in 5 or 0. For example, a fifth anniversary gets a 5 percent discount, while a 50th gets 50 percent off. Rates start at $3,495 per person; lowest fares available on the Espirit on March 27-30, July 17-Aug. 13 and Oct. 16-Nov. 5. Info: 800-222-1236, www.fcwl.com.

• Vacation Outlet has a "Cruise-a-Palooza" sale, with American Express gift cards worth $25 to $200 and/or dining and cabin upgrades on 11 cruise lines. A seven-night Holland America cruise departing Seward, Alaska, on May 22, for example, is $1,682 per couple (cruise line is charging $1,812) for an oceanview cabin; each cabin receives a $100 gift card. Book by Feb. 28, travel by June 30. Info: 888-400-9827, www.vacationoutlet.com.

• Take back-to-back cruises on Discovery World Cruises that travel from South America to Europe and pay for the first cruise only. The deal, which starts at $3,695 per person single or double, includes air from New York to Lima, Peru, and return air from London. The first cruise departs Lima on April 19 and travels through the Panama Canal to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The second cruise departs Fort Lauderdale May 2 and stops in the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Azores, ending in Harwich May 16. Port charges/air taxes are $338. Priced separately, the U.S.-England cruise starts at $2,386 per person double. Info: 866-623-2689, www.discoveryworldcruises.com.

AIR

TACA has discounted business-class seats on flights to Central America. For example, fly nonstop from Dulles to San Salvador, El Salvador, for $699 round trip, plus $82 taxes; fare is typically about $1,093. Buy seven days in advance. Buy by Feb. 28 and travel by March 31; blackout dates March 17-25. Info: 800-400-TACA, www.taca.com.

College students receive 20 percent discounts on even the lowest sale fares with a promotion from Independence Air. Book by May 15, fly by June 1. Valid college ID required at check-in. Info: 800-FLY-FLYI, www.flyi.com.

PACKAGE

• Spend a week in Slovenia starting at $1,098 per person double and including round-trip air from New York to Ljubljana on Air France, six nights' lodging at first-class hotels, breakfast and dinners, motorcoach sightseeing and transfers. Taxes are an extra $178. Depart Sept. 15 or 23, or Oct. 6. Priced separately, air is $1,126. Info: Unique World Cruises, 800-669-0757, www.uniqueworldcruises.com.

• A 16-night package to Japan and China is $3,909 per person double through Pacific Delight Tours. The tour includes air from Dulles to Kyoto, with return from Hong Kong; train from Kyoto to Tokyo; four flights within China and Japan; deluxe lodging; guides; motorcoach sightseeing; hotel transfers; and 28 meals. Taxes are $200 extra. Depart April 4, May 16 or June 6 for lowest prices. Priced separately, flights and hotels cost about $3,750. Info: 800-221-7179, www.pacificdelighttours.com.

-- Carol Sottili

Prices were verified and available on Thursday afternoon when the Travel section went to press. However, deals sell out quickly and are not guaranteed to be available. Restrictions such as day of travel, blackout dates and advance-purchase requirements sometimes apply.


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