* Omni Hotels' "Ideal Escape" deal shaves 25 percent off hotel rates this summer on properties across North America. The Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, for example, has doubles in mid-August for $219, including breakfast and 5 p.m. checkout; the room-only rate is $229. Add 13 percent in taxes. Deal is valid until Sept. 5. Info: 800-THE-OMNI,

* RailEurope has a new "Book Early" fare for the Paris-Geneva TGV train that knocks 60 percent off the usual rate. One-way fares for first-class cost $63 (vs. $123) and $32 (vs. $87). Buy before arriving in Europe, at least 14 days in advance. Tickets in this lowest price range are limited; once they're sold out, you must pay the next highest fare. Info: 888-382-7245,

* Kimpton Hotels is gearing up for the holidays with winter packages that discount room rates -- and toss in some good cheer. The deal includes properties in multiple destinations, including New York and San Francisco. The Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, for one, has a $119 "Kisses for Wishes" deal that includes a room, a canister of cocoa, mistletoe and a $10 donation to the Make a Wish Foundation. Usual rates are about $189. Info: 800-KIMPTON,


* With Key Tours, take a three-day island cruise in Greece that saves couples $200. The nine-day tour includes a cabin on the Louis Cruise Line, which sails to Mykonos, Rhodes, Patmos, Kusadasi and Athens, as well as hotel stays in Athens and Mykonos. Price is $945 per person double for September and October departures. Save more by booking at

* Fare Deals has an air and Caribbean cruise deal from $799 per person double, a savings of $200 per person. The seven-night trip includes round-trip flight from BWI to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and an inside cabin aboard the MSC Lirica, which travels to San Juan, St. Maarten and a private island off the Dominican Republic. Depart Dec. 10. Info: 800-347-7006,

* Cruise 411 has military discounts on Carnival Fun ships, with rates from $199 per person -- which saves soldiers hundreds of dollars. Offerings range from a three-day Fascination cruise from Miami to the Bahamas, from $199 per person double, to $449 for the eight-day Carnival Legend, which departs from NYC and sails around the Eastern or Western Caribbean. Brochure rate for the Legend starts at $799. Port charges and taxes extra. Book by July 31; travel Sept. 15-March 31. Info: 800-553-7090,


* United has a sale on flights from the mainland to Hawaii, with one-way fares from D.C. starting at $232. Destinations include Maui and Oahu. A round-trip ticket to Honolulu, for example, costs $719; other airlines charge about $800 or more. Travel by Aug. 21. Info:

* Japan Airline's "Yokoso (Welcome) Japan" Airpass lets visitors fly around the country for less than $100 per destination. The pass covers 42 cities and each leg costs about $98 -- an 80 percent discount. By contrast, Tokyo to Osaka costs $160 one way. To qualify, you must fly JAL internationally and start travel by Sept. 30. Taxes extra. Info: 800-JAL-FONE,


* Sunburst Vacations is taking up to $101 off packages to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Bermuda and Mexico, including air from D.C. The deal takes $50, $70 or $101 off three-, five- and seven-night vacations, respectively. After the discount, a three-nighter at the Nassau Palm, for example, costs $524 per person double. Book by July 29; travel by Dec. 15 or Jan. 1-June 30. Ask for promotion code FALL101, FALL70 or FALL50. Info: 800-SUNBURST,

* Spend the off-season driving around Ireland for less than $100 a day, including air. The Brian Moore International Tours deal includes air from New York, seven-day car rental and vouchers for six B&B stays. Price is $649 per person double. Separately, the flight costs about $400, a rental car about $160 a week. Add $99 for flights from D.C. Book by July 31; travel Nov. 1-March 11. Info: 800-982-2299,

-- Andrea Sachs

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.