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Travel bargains in the Shenandoah, Maui and Miami Beach

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.


Big Meadows Lodge and Skyland Resort in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park are offering 25 percent off lodging. Rates vary depending on dates and room type. For example, a family of four staying in a traditional double room at Skyland in late July pays $99 per night, including taxes, down from $132. Stay through July 31. Info: 888-896-3833,

Travaasa Hana, a new luxury hotel on Maui, Hawaii, is offering 20 percent off its rates. With the discount, rates start at $320 double per night (normally $399) for a garden-view suite and $400 (normally $499) for a plantation-style cottage. Suite rates cover room only; cottage rates are all-inclusive and come with meals and snacks, nonalcoholic drinks, daily spa treatments and all resort activities. Fees and taxes are additional: $100 per day for suites, $126 for cottages. Stay through Dec. 23. Info: 855-868-7282,

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel has an early-booking deal on select December dates, with 50 percent off typical rates for that month. A standard room, usually $309 per night double, goes for $154. Add $38 per night in fees and taxes. Book by July 31; stay Dec. 7-23. Info: 877-854-0131,


Carnival is offering onboard credits of up to $300 per stateroom, plus free cabin upgrades, on its seven-, nine- and 12-day Europe cruises. For example, book the 12-day Carnival Magic cruise, which departs from Barcelona on Oct. 16 and visits France, Italy and Croatia, and receive a free upgrade to the next-highest level and the $300 onboard credit. Rates start at $1,349 per person double; the total for two travelers is $2,875, including fees. Info: 800-764-7419,

Are we there yet? A girl enjoys the ride on the Grand Canyon Railway. (Keiji Iwai/GETTY IMAGES)

Aer Lingus has a sale on August flights from Boston to Ireland starting at $330 one way, plus taxes. Sample round-trip fare for travel in mid-August is $782, with taxes. Fare on other airlines starts at about $1,150. Round-trip flights from Washington to Boston start at about $150. Book by July 20; travel Aug. 1-28. Info: 800-474-7424,


Book at least six nights at most Sandals resorts and at any Beaches resort in Jamaica, and receive $300 off the total cost.  Rates vary according to resort and dates. For instance, at the Sandals Grande Antigua, a six-night stay for two people in early August comes to $3,053 (normally $3,353). Price includes a garden-view room, meals, drinks, entertainment and activities. For all deals, book by July 31; stay through Aug. 31. Info: Beaches, 800-232-2437,; Sandals, 800-726-3257,

Grand Canyon Railway, a vintage train company in Williams, Ariz., has summer deals on its train-hotel excursions. For instance, the Railway Express Plus package costs $390 for two passengers, a savings of $88. Price for two travelers includes two nights at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams, two round-trip train tickets from Williams to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, and a Wild West shootout demo. Taxes and park entry fees are an additional $62. Book by Aug. 1; travel July 22-Aug. 13. Info: 800-843-8724,

Submit travel deals to Include your phone number and e-mail address. Prices were verified at press time Thursday afternoon, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Some restrictions may apply.



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