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What’s the Deal? This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

What’s the Deal?

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe


Vermont’s Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa is offering 50 percent off room rates. With the deal, rates start at $119.50 per night double (normally $239). Add $12 per night in taxes. Two-night minimum required for Friday or Saturday arrivals. Valid through May 24. Info: 800-253-2232,

● Couples and singles can save hundreds on a Serengeti safari with Overseas Adventure Travel. The 12-day Tanzania Lodge & Tented Safari land tour starts at $2,345 per person (doubles and singles) and covers five nights in lodges and six nights in tented camps, including four overnights in the Serengeti; a day room in Arusha; 33 meals, including wine at dinner; seven days in national parks and reserves, with fees; eight game drives; various activities and events with locals; and taxes. By comparison, the regular price is from $2,795 for doubles and from $3,190 for singles. Depart June through December. No book-by date, but spaces are selling out. Info: 800-873-5628,

● Aloft, a hipster brand in the Starwood Hotels family, is offering 40 percent off the second night. More than 40 North American properties are participating in the Better Tomorrows deals, including hotels in Austin; Chesapeake, Va.; New York; Philadelphia; and Montreal. Prices vary. For instance, at the Aloft Chicago O’Hare, one night in mid-May starts at $119; the second night drops to $71.40. Total with taxes: $215.15. Valid for Thursday, Friday and Saturday stays through Dec. 31. Use promo code ZB4 when booking. Info: 877-GO-ALOFT (462-5638),


● MSC Cruises has discounted rates on its seven-night Caribbean holiday cruises. For example, with the Holidays on Sale deal, a balcony cabin for two is $1,748, including taxes, on the Dec. 21 cruise aboard the MSC Poesia. The ship sails seven nights round trip from Port Everglades, Fla., to Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Mexico and Honduras. Normal rate for two is $2,188. Info: 877-287-3313,


● SAS has a sale on May flights to Europe. Round-trip fares from Washington Dulles to Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm start at $799, including taxes. Travel Monday through Thursday for the best fares. Book by April 15; travel May 1-31. Other airlines are matching. Info: 800-221-2350,


● has deals on Bermuda and Costa Rica packages for Memorial Day weekend. The Bermuda package starts at $789 per person double for round-trip air from BWI Marshall, $839 from Reagan National and $969 from Washington Dulles; price includes four nights at the Fairmont Southampton and taxes. The Costa Rica trip starts at $1,019 from Reagan and Dulles, and $1,059 from BWI; rate includes four nights at the Riu Guanacaste resort and taxes. The Riu Guanacaste deal also includes a spa credit, plus free food and lodging for kids. Booked separately, the trips would cost up to 43 percent more. Book the Bermuda deal by April 14, the Costa Rica deal by April 30. Info: 800-915-2322,

K.C. Summers, Andrea Sachs

Submit travel deals to Prices were verified at press time Thursday, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Some restrictions may apply.

Andrea Sachs (not the one who wears Prada) has been writing for Travel since 2000. She travels near (Ellicott City, Jersey Shore) and far (Burma, Namibia, Russia), and finds adventure no matter the mileage. She is all packed for the Moon or North Korea, whichever opens first.
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