* Atlanta will launch a "Let's Do the Holidays Downtown" promotion Nov. 19-Jan. 1, featuring discounted room rates at 18 of the city's top hotels. For example, pay $169, plus 15 percent in taxes, for a room at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta; usual rate is $279. For a list of participating hotels, restaurants and attractions: 404-521-6688,

* Amtrak is offering a "Florida Recovery Discount" of 20 percent on Silver Service trains and the Auto Train to Florida. The round-trip fare on the Silver Star from D.C. to Miami, for example, is $153.60, down from $192. Purchase by Oct. 15 for travel through Oct. 28; use promotion code V671. Info: 800-USA-RAIL,

* Nisbet Plantation Beach Club in Nevis is offering a "Tropical Escape" deal, with discounts of $600 per couple on a six-night stay. A room for two with breakfasts, afternoon tea and dinners starts at $1,140 Oct. 15-31 and $1,440 Nov. 1-Dec. 15. Taxes and service fees are an extra 19 percent. Info: 800-742-6008,


* Victoria Cruises is offering discounted fall sailings to celebrate its 10th year on the Yangtze River in China. For example, a three-night cruise between Chongqing and Yichang starts at $513 per person double, including shore excursions and taxes for sailings through Dec. 1; price usually starts at $775, plus $80 for shore excursions. Info: 800-348-8084,

* Like to plan ahead? Take a five-night Western Caribbean cruise on Celebrity's Zenith in fall 2005 starting at $350 per person double. Price is good on the Oct. 31, Nov. 5 and Nov. 14 sailings from Miami, with stops in Grand Cayman and Jamaica. Taxes are an extra $44 per cabin. Brochure rate is $450. Info: 800-647-2251,

* Costa Cruises is offering free cabin upgrades on its 2004-05 Caribbean cruises. For example, a Christmas cruise on the Costa Mediterranea departing Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Dec. 21 is $699 per person double for an upgraded oceanview cabin; brochure rate is $1,149. Taxes are an extra $31. Info: 800-GO-COSTA,


* Fly from West Coast cities to Honolulu, Maui or Kona for $149 each way, plus taxes ($331 round trip), with a deal from Aloha Airlines. The sale applies to several California and Nevada airports. Combined with D.C.--West Coast sale fares, you can get to Hawaii for about $529 round trip. Usual fares to Kona, for example, start at about $900 round trip. Sale is good till June 15; service between some cities doesn't begin until Dec. 15. Buy by Oct. 19. Info: 800-367-5250,

* United is holding a D.C.-only fare sale, with discounted fares to 10 cities, including Savannah, Ga., and Indianapolis. For example, pay $114 with taxes for round-trip flights from Dulles to Greensboro, N.C.; fare on other airlines is $130. Buy by Oct. 12; complete travel by Jan. 31. For cheapest prices, purchase at


* A two-week trip to Thailand, including air from New York, starts at $999 per person double with a deal from Friendly Planet Travel. The tour includes round-trip air to Bangkok, transportation in Thailand, 12 nights' hotel, breakfasts and tours. Cheapest rate applies to the April 3 and 17 departures, but other dates are just $100 more. Priced separately, air costs about $850, and the hotels about $300 per person. Book by Dec. 31. Info: 800-555-5765,

* Gate 1 Travel is offering a 10-night trip to Italy and Croatia starting at $999 per person double, including round-trip airfare from D.C. to Venice. The trip also includes 10 nights' hotel, 14 meals, and tours. The Feb. 18 departure is $999, but space is limited. Nov. 19 and Dec. 3 departures are $1,099. Taxes and fees are $150 more. Priced separately, the air and hotel would cost more than $1,000. Info: 800-682-3333,

-- 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.