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Sunday, October 11, 2009

LAND

-- Book 28 days in advance and save 25 percent on more than 170 Radisson Blu Hotels and Resorts properties in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. For example, the Radisson Blu in Dresden, Germany, starts at $102 a night double, including breakfast and taxes; rate is typically from $131. Other discounted rates include the resort in Cesme, Turkey, from $49 (down from $66); and the Radisson Blu in Johannesburg, from $214 (vs. $285). Discount is valid on a one night's stay through January. Info: 800-333-3333, http://www.radissonblu.com/great-offers.

AIR

-- Southwest has sale fares on its new service to Milwaukee. Round-trip flight from BWI Marshall starts at $148, including taxes. Book by Nov. 1; travel Nov. 2-March 11 on all days but Friday and Sunday. Three-day advance purchase required. Other airlines are matching. Info: 800-435-9792, http://www.southwest.com.

SEA

-- EasyCruise is offering a 20 percent early-booking discount for three- and four-night Greece and Turkey cruises from April through October. For instance, a three-night Greek islands and Turkey cruise, leaving from Athens and arriving at Kusadasi, costs $748 per couple, including full board, port fees and other charges; the same trip normally costs $900 per couple. Early booking prices are valid until Dec. 31. Information: 866-335-4975, http://www.easyCruise.com.

PACKAGES

-- With Friendly Planet Travel, couples save $600 on an eight-day package to Athens and the Greek islands. The trip, which costs $1,059 per person double, includes air from New York (add about $100 for departures from Washington Dulles); three nights at the Hotel Titania in Athens; three-night Greek Isles cruise, with stops in Mykonos, Patmos, Heraklion, Santorini, Piraeus and Kusadasi, Turkey; breakfast in Athens; and all meals on the cruise. About $228 in taxes and port fees additional. Book by Friday. Depart Nov. 11. In 2010, rate goes up by $100. By comparison, air alone from Washington starts at $830. Info: 800-555-5765, http://www.friendlyplanet.com.

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