What's the Deal? Travel deals around the world

Friday, July 30, 2010; 4:11 PM


Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City is offering special summer perks. With the Players Package, stay Sunday through Thursday for $149 double and receive $50 in slots cash and table game coupons per person, 20 percent off one massage service per room and 10 percent off your next overnight package through Sept. 2. Add about $26 per night in taxes. Stay through Sept. 2. Info: 800-336-6378, www.resortsac.com/offers .

Eldorado Hotel and Spa, a luxury property in downtown Santa Fe, N.M., has discounts of 30 to 60 percent off regular rates. With the Summer Savings deal, rooms start at $199 per night double, down from $389. Offer includes chips and salsa upon arrival and free parking, a $35 value. Add $30 per night in taxes. Stay through Sept. 6. Book online, using promo code PROSSS, at www.eldoradohotel.com/packages-offers .

River Expeditions, an outdoor adventure operator in Oak Hill, W.Va., has a discount on its rafting/camping package. Through August, the Summer Sizzler Package goes for $150 per person (typically $205). Valid Monday-Friday. Deal includes one-day guided raft trip on the New River, with lunch and dinner; two nights of camping at the outfitter's base camp (BYO camping gear); choice of mountain biking, rock climbing or sightseeing helicopter tour of the New River Gorge; and two continental breakfasts. For $25 more, upgrade to a rustic cabin. Book online at www.raftinginfo.com/specials-and-events/web-only-2.php . Info: 800-463-9873.


American Airlines has special fares on fall and winter travel from Washington to many U.S. cities, including Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Sample round-trip fares, including taxes: BWI Marshall to New York's JFK, $119; Reagan National to Chicago O'Hare, $197; Washington Dulles to Miami, $159. Travel Sept. 7-Jan. 6, Monday-Thursday and Saturday. Book by Aug. 5. Other airlines are matching on select routes. Info: 800-433-7300, www.aa.com .


Celebrity is offering on-board credits of up to $150 on the remaining cruises of the Celebrity Mercury from Baltimore to the Caribbean and Bahamas. Its last cruise is Feb. 14. Book a cruise departing between Oct. 18 and Feb. 14 and receive $50 in credit per standard stateroom, $100 per ocean-view or veranda stateroom, or $150 per concierge-class or suite stateroom. The best deal is for a nine-night round trip from Baltimore to the Bahamas on Dec. 11, which starts at $499 per person double and visits Charleston, S.C.; Key West, Fla.; and Nassau and CocoCay, Bahamas. With taxes, the tab for two people comes to $1,284. Info: 800-647-2251, www.celebrity.com .


With Friendly Planet Travel, save more than $600 per couple on a 15-day trip to Turkey. The Feb. 17 Best of Turkey tour, normally $1,899 per person double, is going for $1,599, which covers round-trip air from New York's JFK to Istanbul, airport transfers, in-country transportation, 12 nights' accommodations, most breakfasts and dinners, entrance fees and an English-speaking guide. The itinerary includes Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Canakkale. Add $115 in taxes and fees. To leave from Washington Dulles, add $300 per person in airfare and $148 in taxes and fees. Book by Sept. 22. Other departure dates are available at higher prices. Info: 800-555-5765, www.friendlyplanet.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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