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All-Inclusive vacations: More for less

Monday, September 28th, 2009

If you are sick of spending more time planning your vacation than enjoying it, a cheap all-inclusive vacation is a great travel option.  As the leaves begin to change, hang on to that last thread of summer with a cheap all-inclusive beach vacation. Many popular resorts such as Sandals Resorts and Palace Resorts are offering great travel incentives such as resort credits, free nights and more. Check out some of the most popular all-inclusive destinations.

Negril, Jamaica

Negril, Jamaica

  • All-inclusive Mexican vacations: Mexico is a great location for an all-inclusive vacation because of its proximity to the U.S. Only a short flight away, Mexico is one of the most popular cheap all-inclusive vacation destinations. During the CheapTickets sale on all-inclusive vacations, many resorts such as Dreams Resorts and Riviera Maya Resorts are offering the 3rd night free.
  • All-inclusive Jamaica vacations: Snorkeling, golfing and horseback riding are some of the many activities that attract travelers to Jamaica. Most all-inclusive Jamaica vacations include all meals and snacks, beverages, 24-hour room service, sports and activities, such as kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing, and daily entertainment. CheapTickets is currently offering up to 40% off many Jamaica all-inclusive vacations.
  • All-inclusive Bahamas vacations: White sand beaches and tropical drinks with little umbrellas are only a plane ride away. One price gives you a place to stay, meals, drinks, activities and entertainment. Now with the CheapTickets sale on all-inclusive resorts, you can get a 3-day all-inclusive vacation for less than you would expect.

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Cheap hotels in Europe

Friday, September 18th, 2009
Hotel Corona Opera

Hotel Corona Opera

We’ve rounded up travel deals on cheap hotels in Europe, so you can linger at a sidewalk cafe, visit historic plazas, see fine art and more — all for less.

Paris: The three-star Hotel Corona Opera is a cheap hotel on a quiet Paris street close to the historic Opera Garnier, restaurants and meto lines. Rooms are air conditioned, and the hotel offers room service. Get 20% off per night on stays through Dec. 31.

Madrid: Centrally located near businesses and shops, and directly across from the Seville Metro Station, the three-star Regina Hotel Madrid offers comfortable accommodations with private bathrooms. Previous guests rave about the convenient location and large bathrooms at this cheap hotel. Save 30% on stays of three nights or more through April 30.

London: 196 Bishopsgate offers the convenience of a hotel with the amenities of an apartment. Spacious studios, one- and two-bedroom accommodations feature fully equipped granite kitchens, hardwood floors and plasma TVs. Save 20% on stays of three nights or more when you book by Sept. 27 for travel through Nov. 30.

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Cheap Florida vacation packages

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Cheap vacation packages

Newport Beachside Resort

Cheap Florida vacation packages can have you enjoying sun and fun in no time. Whether you want to soak up Miami’s nightlife or visit Orlando attractions, there are plenty of travel options. Check out these sample deals on cheap Florida vacation packages:

Miami: The three-star Newport Beachside Resort puts you right on Miami Beach, with amenities including Wi-Fi, fitness room, pool bar and two restaurants. A two-night stay Oct. 26-28, with round-trip airfare from Atlanta, starts at $272 per person.

Orlando: The Point Orlando Resort is just one mile from Universal Orlando, three miles from SeaWorld and eight miles from Disney World. This four-star, all-suite resort offers free parking and fitness center usage. As part of a cheap Florida vacation package, you get a two-night stay Oct. 26-28, with round-trip airfare from Washington, D.C., starting at $212 per person.

Tampa: For a cheap vacation package to Tampa, try the four-star Intercontinental Tampa, with its rooftop pool with views of Tampa Bay, free Internet and 24-hour room service. A two-night stay Oct. 26-28, with round-trip airfare from Washington, D.C., starts at $249 per person.

You can also find cheap vacation packages to Fort Lauderdale and Daytona, so pick your favorite city or beach and go!

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Cheap cruises on Norwegian Cruise Lines

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Cheap cruisesNow through September 18 take advantage of travel deals on cheap cruises with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Deals include 50% off deposit and free onboard spending on select sailings, in addition to low rates on suites and villas. Here are just a few cheap cruises you may want to consider:

7-Night Bermuda: Leave from New York aboard the Norwegian Dawn for three days in sunny Bermuda. On board, enjoy more than 10 restaurants, spa, casino, indoor and outdoor pools and more. Cheap cruises start at $599, plus, get up to $250 in free onboard spending. Oceanview rooms also qualify for a booklet worth $400 in discounts on select purchases and services.

7-Night Mexican Riviera: Enjoy the scenery along Mexico’s Pacific coast, with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. Sailings this fall start at $329, plus up to $250 in free onboard spending.

4-Night Bahamas: Visit Grand Bahama Island, Nassau and a private island starting from $129, plus up to $100 in free onboard spending.

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Cheap all-inclusive resorts

Friday, September 11th, 2009
Cheap all inclusive resort

Vallarta Palace All Inclusive

Beautiful resorts, beautiful beaches and all of the food, drinks and activities you could want — that’s what you get at a cheap all-inclusive resort. Here are just a few travel deals to inspire you:

Vallarta Palace All-Inclusive: Three pools, two outdoor jacuzzis, tennis, horseback riding, childrens activities and more mean guests of all ages will have plenty to do at this four-star all-inclusive in Nuevo Vallarta. Get 25% off spa treatments and golf, plus free dolphin swim and tours when you stay for at least three nights through December 24.

Fun Royale Tropicale Beach Resort All Inclusive: Escape to the beaches of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, at this cheap all-inclusive resort. With four bars, plenty of land and water activities and its proximity to a Robert Trent Jones golf course, this three-star all inclusive has something for everyone. Get 40% off stays through October 31.

Le Blanc Spa Resort Adults Only All Inclusive: Rooms with balconies and double jacuzzis await at this five-star all-inclusive resort in Cancun. Pamper yourself with the state-of-the-art spa, 24-hour room service, yoga and pilates classes and more. Get 20% off per night stays through January 3.

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Weekly travel deals: Save to Orlando, Mexico, the Caribbean

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
Cheap flights

Galleria Palms Orlando

This week’s travel deals include a cheap Orlando hotel and cheap flights to vacation destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean.

Cheap Orlando hotel: Contemporary design meets affordability at Galleria Palms Orlando, a three-star hotel located close to Orlando’s major attractions. Get 55% off each night at this cheap hotel through January 1.

Cheap flights: American Airlines sale on beach destinations makes it easy to plan cheap vacations to Mexico and the Caribbean. Just book your ticket by September 15 and complete travel by November 19 to take advantage of cheap flights like these:

  • Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas: $152
  • Boston to Freeport: $158
  • Chicago to Nassau: $178
  • New York to Kingston: $190

See these and more travel deals at our “Cheap of the Week” tab.

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Cheap hotels

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
Cheap hotels

Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort

We’re back again with a look at some of our best travel deals on cheap hotels. This week we’re featuring hotels in a variety of popular vacation destinations.

Cheap Bahamas hotel: The Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort is a cheap hotel with luxurious touches. Located on a 1,000-foot stretch of Nassau beach, this four-star hotel boasts three pools, a swim-up bar and recently renovated rooms. Get a 4th night free on stays through December 20.

Cheap Orlando hotel: Galleria Palms Orlando is a cheap hotel that mixes style with location. It’s contemporary rooms and proximity to all of Orlando’s major attractions make it a winning choice. Get 55% off each night through January 10, 2010.

Cheap Lake Tahoe hotel: Enjoy the outdoors at Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort. This four-star hotel has a pool and onsite restaurant, and each room has a mini or full kitchen. Save 40% on a two-night stay September 20 – December 21.

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Cheap San Diego hotels

Friday, September 4th, 2009
Cheap San Diego hotel

The Dana on Mission Bay

It’s no surprise that San Diego is a perennially popular vacation destination. And now, our cheap San Diego travel deals make it an especially good time to travel. Check out these deals on cheap San Diego hotels:

The Dana on Mission Bay: With two pools, two restaurants, bay views and a great location, this three-star hotel has plenty to offer. Now save 30% plus get free continental breakfast.

Se San Diego: Save 45% on your stay, plus, get a $25 daily spa credit at this five-star hotel featuring a fourth floor pool deck and lounge. Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, this cheap San Diego hotel is close to plenty of attractions and nightlife options.

Hilton San Diego Resort: Situated right on Mission Bay, close to SeaWorld, this cheap San Diego hotel is convenient to many of your favorite attractions. Now get a fourth night free at this four-star hotel.

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Cheap cruises on Carnival Cruise Lines

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

cruiseCarnival Cruise Lines‘ Labor Day sale means cheap cruises are even more affordable. Through September 8, take advantage of reduced rates on select 7- and 8-night sailings. Plus, select stateroom categories on select cruises are elibible for a free upgrade. Here are just a few cheap cruises to consider:

7-Night Exotic Eastern Caribbean: Soak up the sun with stops on Grand Turk island, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and a private Bahamas island. Fall 2009 sailings start at $479, and select staterooms are eligible for a free upgrade.

7-Night Western Caribbean: Explore ports in Belize, Nassau, and Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico. Sailings start at $379, with a free upgrade offered on select staterooms.

8-Night Mexican Riviera: Enjoy spectacular views on this cheap cruise from San Diego along Mexico’s Pacific Coast, with stops in Acapulco, Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa and Manzanillo. Fall 2009 sailings start at $469.

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Cheap flights

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Where would you like to travel? Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or luxurious vacation, these cheap flights can expand your options.

cheap flightsAirTran cheap flight sale across the U.S.: Book your ticket by September 3 and travel Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday through December 16. Sample cheap flights include:

  • Fort Lauderdale to New York: $158
  • Las Vegas to Cancun: $192
  • Memphis to West Palm Beach: $178
  • New York to Los Angeles: $238

United Airlines sale on Madrid flights: Plan a Madrid vacation between March 28 and May 13, 2010, and save. Cheap flights are valid for travel Monday through Thursday. Book your tickets by September 7.Sample cheap flights include:

  • Denver to Madrid: $579
  • Los Angeles to Madrid: $565
  • Washington to Madrid: $398
  • Tampa to Madrid: $481

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