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Sunday, April 11, 2010

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-- BedandBreakfast.com is offering 15 percent off the room rates of about 2,000 properties. Discount applies to stays of at least two nights booked April 15-May 31. Search for B&Bs in the Find an Inn box on the home page; qualifying inns feature a green Book It label. Travel by Aug. 31. For example, a $195 room at Chestnut Hill Bed and Breakfast in Orange, Va., is $165.75 a night, or $331.50 for two nights, with the promotion. Add about $16 in taxes. Book at http://www.bedandbreakfast.com using promo code BBCELEBRATE15.

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-- More than a dozen hotels, inns and resorts on Amelia Island, Fla., are offering a free night on stays of three or four nights. Requirements for the free night vary per property. Offerings include the Summer Beach Resort (800-862-9297, http://www.summerbeach.com; from $255 plus $28 taxes, through June 5); Fairbanks House (888-891-9882, http://www.fairbankshouse.com; from $175 plus $19 taxes, weeknights only through Dec. 21); and Amelia Hotel at the Beach (904-206-5200, http://www.ameliahotel.com; from $118 weekdays plus $13 taxes, $139 weekends plus $15 taxes, through December). For a complete list: http://www.ameliaisland.com/free.

-- Several New York properties in the Luxe hotel chain have spring deals. For example, the Hotel Chandler (866-627-7847, http://www.hotelchandler.com; use booking code SPRING), a boutique property in the Murray Hill neighborhood, is offering 15 percent off its nightly rates -- a double room ordinarily $255 is going for $217, including taxes -- plus a free drink per night; good through Sept. 6. The Dylan Hotel (866-553-9526, http://www.dylanhotel.com; use booking code SPRING10) in Midtown has 10 percent off its standard rates (rate is now $324, down from $381, including taxes), plus a bottle of wine at check-in, buffet breakfast and complimentary upgrade based on availability. Valid through June. For a list of participating hotels: http://www.luxehotels.com/NYSpring.

-- Six Senses Resorts & Spas is offering a voluntourism incentive package at its two luxury resorts in the Maldives, Soneva Gili and Soneva Fushi. With the Eco Season offer, available June 1-Oct. 12, guests who book five nights at the Indian Ocean resorts get an additional five nights free in exchange for 25 hours of community service during the first five days of their stay (five hours a day). Projects include marine conservation, waste management, carbon mitigation and youth education. The offer may be combined between both resorts. A five-night stay in a sea-view villa at Soneva Fushi is $2,675 for two people, plus $401 in fees and taxes. Info: http://www.sixsenses.com.

AIR

-- Air France is offering Super Spring Saver fares from Washington to several European cities, including Paris and Madrid. Flights from Washington Dulles to Paris, for example, start at $343 each way for departures through May 15. For a midweek trip in late April, round-trip fare is $863, including taxes. Nonstop round trips on other airlines start at more than $1,000. Weekend surcharge of $20 to $30 each way applies; minimum Sunday-night stay required. Book by April 20. Info: http://www.airfrance.com/us.

SEA

-- Cunard Cruise Line is taking $1,000 off its 2010 Mediterranean voyages on the Queen Victoria. For example, after the discount, a balcony stateroom on the Sept. 1 Mediterranean Magic cruise -- a 12-day trip from Southampton, England, to Venice -- costs $2,595 per person double (add $53 in taxes). On the Ancient Treasures cruise departing Nov. 12, balcony rooms on the 12-day round trip from Italy's Port of Civitavecchia to Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Egypt go for $1,995 per person double (add $55 in taxes). Info: 800-7-CUNARD, http://www.cunard.com.

PACKAGES

-- Virgin Vacations has a London package that includes a full day at the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show. Deal costs $1,196 per person double and includes nonstop round-trip air from Washington Dulles, six nights at the three-star Ibis London City Hotel, daily continental breakfast and a ticket to the flower show on May 29. Add $161 in taxes. Priced separately, airfare runs about $1,000, hotel $661 and the flower show $68. Book by April 26. The flower show runs May 25-29. Info: 888-937-8474, http://www.virgin-vacations.com.

-- K.C. Summers

Submit travel deals to whatsthedeal@washpost.com. Please include your phone number and e-mail address. Prices were verified Thursday afternoon when the Travel section went to press, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Restrictions such as blackout dates and advance purchase may apply.


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