Visitors take in the last of the day's light as seasonal fog engulfs Cape Town as the city prepares for the start of the Southern Hemisphere winter in May. (Mike Hutchings/REUTERS)
What’s the Deal?

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.


● Sandos Caracol Eco Experience Resort, an all-inclusive property in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, is offering savings to celebrate the summer solstice. From June 15-30, the double occupancy rate starts at $182 a night, including taxes; usual rate is from $318. The deal also includes the resort’s Xcalacoco Experience, daily activities involving the local ecosystem and Mayan culture, with a special summer solstice event held June 22. Info: 866-336-4083,

● The Warwick Melrose Hotel, a luxury hotel in Dallas, is offering a special rate to celebrate its 90th anniversary. The discounted rate is $90 a night, plus about 15 percent tax; a traditional king room usually costs $499. The deal applies to select dates through December, including weekends and holidays. Info: 214-521-5151,

● Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center, on Missouri’s Table Rock Lake, is offering a package with a resort credit, plus other perks. The Day on the Lake deal starts at $440 per room and includes two nights in a standard king or double queen room, $150 credit at Chateau Marina (good for water sports, such as snorkeling and fishing, and boat rentals, including pontoons, wave runners, etc.) and a picnic lunch for up to four people (valued at about $40). Add about 12 percent tax. Valid through Sept. 30. Info: 888-333-5253,


● American Queen Steamboat Co. is offering half-price fares and a free one-night hotel stay on select cruises departing in June. For example, a June 20 round-trip sail from Cincinnati now starts at $475 per person double (plus $59 taxes and port charges) and includes a pre-cruise night at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza ($227 value) and a three-night American Queen cruise on the Ohio River. Shore excursions, wine and beer with dinner, and transfer from hotel to boat are included. Info: 888-749-5280,


● SATA Airlines has a sale fare of $658, including taxes, on round-trip flights from Boston to Lisbon. Travel Oct. 3-Dec. 14. Cheapest fare applies to passengers with one carry-on bag weighing no more than 18 pounds. Add the separately booked flight from Washington to Boston (about $175) for a total fare of $818 round trip. By comparison, the flight from Washington to Lisbon usually starts at $1,076. Book by May 31. Info: 800-762-9995,

●Air New Zealand has a sale on fall flights from California to Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. Round-trip fare from Los Angeles or San Francisco starts at $1,298, including taxes; fare on other airlines is about $1,600. Travel Monday through Thursday, Aug. 2-Sept. 30 and Oct. 14-Nov. 24. Flights from Washington to the West Coast are separate; fare is from $329. Info:


● South African Airways Vacations is offering savings on select departures of its Luxury South Africa trip. The package now starts at $2,999 per person double (a savings of $570) and includes round-trip air from Washington to Cape Town; four nights’ lodging at One&Only Cape Town, including breakfasts and one dinner; three nights at the all-inclusive Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge, with game drives; transfers; and taxes. Travel Aug. 11-Sept. 25; book by June 1. Info: 855-359-7228,

Carol Sottili, Andrea Sachs

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