What's the Deal? Travel bargains around the globe

Friday, September 10, 2010; 1:26 PM


Several hotels and resorts in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains are offering fall golf packages. For example, Fernwood Hotel & Resort, a 440-acre property with a championship golf course, has a midweek stay-and-play package for $144 per night that includes accommodations for two and two rounds of golf. The package includes a golf cart, greens fees and all taxes. Booked separately, the room would cost $86 with taxes and the golf $88. Info: 888-FERNWOOD, www.fernwoodhotel.com. For a list of other hotels: www.poconosgolf.com.

Mexico's Marquis Los Cabos Resort, an all-suite beachfront property in Baja California, is having a one-day sale on Sept. 16, Mexican Independence Day. Rooms will go for $200 per night vs. the normal starting rate of $326. Add $28 in taxes and a $35 resort fee per night. Stay through Dec. 20. To book, call 877-238-9399 on Sept. 16. Resort info: www.marquisloscabos.com.

Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort in southwest Florida has an Endless Summer package through Oct. 2 that includes perks valued at $450. Rooms start at $199 per night double, which covers unlimited golf, tennis and sailing; breakfast for two; use of beach umbrella and chairs; admission to the kids' club for two children; and spa access for two adults. Add $20 per night in taxes. Use promo code ZJL. Resort info: www.marcoislandmarriott.com. Reservations: 800-GET-HERE, www.marriott.com/mrkfl.


Orbitz has several deals for September and October cruises with prices at more than half off the lines' brochure rates. For example, Norwegian Cruise Line's three-night round-trip cruise from Miami to the Bahamas starts at $179 per person double, compared with the brochure price of $499. Sail Oct. 1-4 or Oct. 29-Nov. 1. The cost for two, including all taxes, is $520. Info: 888-656-8184, www.orbitz.com.


Virgin America has a sale on nonstop flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles and San Francisco, with one-way fares starting at $109. Round-trip fare, including taxes, totals $239. Book by Sept. 13 for travel through Nov. 17. Info: 877-359-8474, www.virginamerica.com.

American has fall and winter sale fares to Tokyo from several U.S. cities. Round-trip fare from New York's JFK is $962, including taxes. From Washington Dulles: $1,182. Book by Sept. 14 for travel Oct. 22-Dec. 15. Delta, Continental and United are matching. Info: 800-433-7300, www.aa.com.


TourCrafters is offering off-season Markets of Europe packages to Paris and Nice, France; Sicily; Madrid; and Istanbul, with an emphasis on local color and fresh food. Most are five days/four nights and all include round-trip air from Washington Dulles, hotel accommodations and daily breakfast. The Paris package, for example, focuses on the Marche des Enfants Rouges in the Marais quarter; prices start at $1,038 per person double. Add about $115 per person in taxes. Booked separately, airfare would run about $710, hotel $525 and breakfast $60. The Paris/Nice and Paris/Istanbul trips have been combined into longer packages that include a free stopover in Paris and up to two free hotel nights on specific dates. Travel Nov. 1-March 31. Info: 800-621-2259, www.tourcrafters.com.

- K.C. Summers

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