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What's the Deal?

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

Sunday, February 27, 2005; Page P03

LAND

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming is offering a " March Madness" sale that has nothing to do with basketball. Four adults get four nights in a Teton Village two-bedroom condo with three-day lift tickets starting at $340 per person; usual rate starts at $475 per person. Taxes are an extra $26. Deal is valid March 1-April 4. Info: 800-443-8613, www.jhresortlodging.com.

Kids stay free at Woodloch, an all-inclusive resort in Hawley, Pa., during "Peter Cottontail Weekend" April 1-3. One child 12 and under (per adult) staying in the same room qualifies. Weekend rates for adults start at $340 per person, plus 6 percent taxes and 15 percent gratuities. Package includes room, meals and activities. Usual rate for ages 3-6 is $80 and for those 7-12 $125. Info: 800-572-6658, www.woodloch.com.

BARGAIN OF THE WEEK

Need a shot of Vitamin D? American Airlines has a sale to destinations throughout the sunny Caribbean. For example, fly round trip from Dulles to Barbados for $363, including $56 taxes; fare is usually about $548. Buy at www.aa.com by March 2 for lowest prices (tickets $5 higher booked through 800-433-7300), and travel Monday-Thursday through June 15. Three-day advance purchase is required.

Other airlines are matching in select markets.

• For divers seeking a last-minute trip, Divi Tiara Beach Resort in Cayman Brac is offering $100 per-person discounts on dive packages for stays starting March 1-12. Pay $629 per person double for a deal that includes seven nights' lodging, daily diving and breakfast. Info: 800-367-3484, www.diviresorts.com.

SEA

Royal Caribbean has sale fares on several three- and four-night cruises from Florida to the Bahamas. For example, a four-night cruise on the Majesty of the Seas departing Miami Sept. 19 is $538 per couple for an interior stateroom, plus $55 in taxes. Brochure rate is $619. Info: 866-562-7625, www.royalcaribbean.com.

• Cruise round trip from New York to Bermuda on the Radisson Seven Seas Navigator, an all-suite luxury ship, and get free airfare between Washington and New York, and a two-night pre-cruise stay at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan with theater tickets to the "Phantom of the Opera" or "Good Vibrations." The deal is good on six seven-night sailings in May, June and August; fares, which are discounted by 25 percent, start at $3,146 per person double. A $750 per-person discount is available in lieu of the airfare/hotel deal. Port charges are $210 extra. Info: 877-505-5370, www.rssc.com.

• The Delta Queen Steamboat Co. has deals on its three-day cruises out of New Orleans aboard the American Queen for March-June departures. Price starts at $295 per person double, including port charges and taxes. Brochure rate starts at $795. Info: 888-325-4276, www.theuncruise.com.

AIR

Austrian Airlines has last-minute Web fares of $299 round trip, plus $81 in taxes, from Washington Dulles to Vienna (Austria, not Virginia). Several departure dates are available in early March, with returns throughout the month. Fare is typically about $489. Book at www.aua.com/us/eng.

AirTran is starting service to Charlotte and will offer introductory fares of $59 each way on nonstop service from Baltimore. Round-trip fare is $137 with taxes. Flights begin on May 4; travel must be completed by June 15. Buy by March 31. US Airways is matching the sale. Info: 800-247-8726, www.airtran.com.

PACKAGES

• Fly round trip from Washington to London and stay for three nights at the two-star Hotel Lilly for about $472 per person double with a deal from 1-800FlyEurope. The package is good for travel through March 31, with no advance purchase required. Priced separately, advance-purchase airfare is about $370 and the hotel about $215, for a total savings of at least $226 per couple. Info: 800-FLY-EUROPE, www.1800flyeurope.com.

• Grab a few friends and take a weeklong ski trip to Panorama Mountain Village in the Canadian Rockies for $765 per person. The promotion, offered by Skican, is based on four people in a two-bedroom "gold-level" slopeside condo. It includes round-trip airfare from Reagan National to Calgary on Air Canada, transfers, six-day lift tickets and taxes. Up to two more people staying in the condo get the deal for $525 per person. Depart Mondays through April 4. Priced separately, air is at least $352, lodging $550 per person and the lift ticket $299 -- for a savings of $436. Info: 888-4SKI-CAN, www.skican.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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