* The Radisson Lexington Hotel in Manhattan is embracing the U.S. Open tennis competition with cheaper rates and lobby-side prognostications by tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, plasma TV showings of the matches, employees dressed as tennis pros and tennis-themed cocktails. Rate through Sept. 3 is $229 per night, and from Sept. 4-12, $159 weekdays and $199 weekends. Usual price starts at $251. Taxes are 13.6 percent extra plus a $2 per night occupancy charge. Info: 800-448-4471,

* Sandals is opening a new resort on Jamaica's south coast and will offer 40 percent off its all-inclusive rates on stays of three nights or longer. Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa, set to open in February, will have 360 rooms, seven restaurants and four pools. Promotional all-inclusive rates are $402 per couple per night. Info: 800-SANDALS,

* Stay in Utah's Zion National Park Nov. 1-22 and get 50 percent discounts on the second and fourth night's stay. Rack rates at Zion Lodge start at $125 per night. Stay two nights and pay $186; for four nights, pay $373. Taxes are an extra 9 percent. Ask for the BOGO promo at 888-297-2757, or go to


* has deals on the Dec. 11 sailing of MSC Cruises' 878-cabin Opera from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Key West, Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Roatan. Prices start at $495 per person double; brochure rate is $1,400. Taxes are $31 extra per person. 866-9-ICRUISE,

* A weeklong cruise on the Caribbean Princess is $613 per person double with a promotion from Sterling Cruises. The cruise departs Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 8 for the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Maarten and the Bahamas. Sterling is also offering a $50 shipboard credit, for a total savings of about $122 per cabin. Taxes are $49 per person extra. Other Princess cruises are also discounted. Book by Aug. 31. Info: 800-435-7967,

* A 15-day cruise on the 122-passenger Clipper Adventurer through the Amazon Delta and the coast of Brazil is being offered for two-for-one fares. The sailing, which departs Nov. 6 from Belem, Brazil, starts at $4,260 for two. Shore excursions are included. Ask for promo code AUGEM. Info: 800-325-0010,


* Air New Zealand is introducing nonstop service from Los Angeles to Christchurch, on New Zealand's South Island, with reduced fares. Flights start Nov. 2, and the round-trip fare is $697, plus $49 in taxes and a $15 mailing fee. Fare on other airlines starts at $1,027. Buy at by Sept. 3; depart by Dec. 12 and return by Jan. 12.

* Fall fares to cities in Asia are on sale at Northwest. For example, pay $658 round trip from Reagan National to Taipei; taxes are an extra $88. Fare on other airlines is $872 round trip. Buy by Aug. 31; seven-day advance purchase required. Outbound travel must take place Oct. 8-Dec. 9. Info: 800-447-4747,

* Many major airlines, including Delta, American, US Airways and America West, are offering Labor Day weekend fares. Most require that you buy by Aug. 31. Depart Sept 1, 2 or 4, and return Sept. 4, 5 or 6. Fares are not dirt cheap ($178 round trip from Reagan National to Boston on US Airways, for example), but are still lower than last-minute fares on even discount airlines (about $247 to Boston on Independence Air, for example).


* How does spaghetti alla carbonara, veal saltimbocca and tiramisu sound as a Thanksgiving menu? TourCrafters is offering Thanksgiving weekend packages to Italy, with departures from Washington on Nov. 24 and 25. A four-night Rome deal with lodging at the three-star Hotel Paris, daily buffet breakfast and hotel taxes is $490 per person double. Air taxes are an extra $125. Priced separately, air is about $450 and the hotel about $155 a night, for a savings of nearly $300 per couple. Other Thanksgiving in Italy deals are available. Info: 800-ITALY-95,

-- 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.