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Articles for June, 2010

Cancun vacation on the cheap? Can-do.

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

By Vince Font

GR Solaris Cancun Resort & Spa- All Inclusive

GR Solaris Cancun Resort & Spa-All Inclusive.

It’s my opinion that an awful lot more people would travel if they only knew about the killer deals that can be found by doing just a little bit of homework. Take, for example, Cancun vacations at all-inclusive Cancun hotels.

For a terrific last-minute deal, book your trip by June 30, 2010, and you can stay at the GR Solaris Cancun Resort & Spa for up to 40% off per night. Did I mention this 4-star resort is also an all inclusive? Or that right now, kids can stay and eat for free? This means you can escape on an exotic getaway (with or without the kids) to a beautiful Cancun resort where everything is included, for a lot less than you’d expect.

The rooms are spacious and casually elegant, with balconies and ocean views in most, and lagoon and garden views available even in the Super Saver rooms. If you’re the try-everything-once type that I am, you’ll probably find great excitement in the resort’s five restaurants and three bars located on hotel grounds. And although this is one Cancun hotel you won’t have to leave in order to have a good time, a mere 60-cent bus ride will deliver you into downtown where you can exorcise those shop-a-holic demons. (more…)

Tweet to win 2 round-trip airline tickets!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Follow CheapTickets on TwitterTwitter can’t buy you love, but it can help you win two free plane tickets from CheapTickets. Starting today, you can enter the CheapTickets Twitter Giveaway contest for your chance to win two round-trip, coach-class airfare vouchers valid for travel in the domestic United States.

To enter the contest, simply follow @CheapTickets on Twitter and retweet the contest message we’ve posted there today.

The contest ends in two days on Thursday, July 1, 2010, so be sure to post your tweet by 8:59 a.m. CT on July 1, 2010. The winner will be selected at random and announced on Twitter on Thursday. If that turns out to be you, be sure to reply to CheapTickets via direct message on Twitter within 48 hours. Remember, all entries must be received by 8:59 a.m. CT on July 1, 2010.

Ready to leave on a jet plane? Follow @CheapTickets on Twitter now for your chance to win and feel some CheapTickets love! (more…)

Cheap flights of the week: Miami, Bahamas and beyond

Monday, June 28th, 2010

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This week we’ve got the scoop on two flight sales, with cheap fares to US cities and beyond on AirTran and American Airlines! For fantastic flight deals to Miami, Chicago and more, book your trip by June 29, 2010 and travel by November 17, 2010. You’ll enjoy cheap round-trip flights like these:

American Airlines flight deals that’ll take you deep in the heart of Texas, NYC, and Miami…

  • Midland, TX to Dallas/Ft Worth, TX: $76
  • Baltimore to Miami: $178
  • Chicago to New York: $182

AirTran flights on sale to the Bahamas, Orlando and more:

  • Orlando to Nassau: $88
  • Ft. Lauderdale to Columbus, OH: $154
  • Boston to Orlando: $188

Remember, both sales end soon, so book fast to take advantage of these sweet flight deals. See individual flight sales for complete terms and conditions.

New York vacations: Totally cheap, Mostly Mozart Festival

Monday, June 28th, 2010

By Vince Font

There’s an unmistakable truth about New York vacations: no matter how much time you spend there, it’s never enough. Even as a seasoned visitor, for every event I attend, ten others pop up to add to the list.

Mostly Mozart Festival. Credit: flickr NRK KORK.

Mostly Mozart Festival. Credit: flickr NRK KORK.

But one of the things I never skip when visiting New york City in the summer is the Mostly Mozart Festival. Trust me,  if you get sleepy at the thought of classical music and think this sounds like a drag, there’s nothing to fear.  I’m a rock-and-roll kinda guy and I don’t own a single classical music CD (unless the soundtrack to “A Clockwork Orange” counts), but the Mostly Mozart Festival keeps reeling me in. This summer, the fest runs from July 27 through August 21. (more…)

10 thrifty travel tips for budget-friendly dining

Thursday, June 24th, 2010
Flikr Credit: kelowna09

Credit: kelowna09.

We all know there’s no need to break the bank for a fabulous vacation. And no one knows better than you — the savviest of budget travelers — how to turn the most frugal of vacations into the stuff of luxurious dreams.

That’s why we’ve turned to CheapTickets travelers around the world and compiled their thriftiest travel tips here for you. Today, we present their top 10 delish travel tips for wining and dining on vacation. (more…)

There’s still time to play for $50K in travel

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

CheapTickets Too Cheap Too Advertise contest

Create a 30-second video that shows how great it feels to save on CheapTickets and you could be the winner of our Too Cheap Too Advertise contest. The spoils include a commercial spot on TV plus $50,000 in travel!

Lucky for you, there’s still time to create your masterpiece before the entry deadline on July 13, 2010. So start your script today and send your best cinema magic our way soon.

Enter the contest now.

Cheap flights of the week: Europe and small cities on sale

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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This week we’ve got the spotlight on two flight sales, with cheap fares to far away lands on American Airlines and sweet flights to quaint cities with United Airlines.

American Airlines: Europe flights on sale
This fall you can fly cheap to Europe with American Airlines. For fantastic flight deals to Madrid, Milan, and more, book your trip by June 30 and travel between October 29, 2010, to December 14, 2010. You’ll enjoy cheap round-trip flights like these:

  • New York City to Milan: $212
  • Chicago to Frankfurt: $302
  • Los Angeles to London: $412

United Airlines: Flights to small cities on sale
Grab a cheap flight on United Airlines to less frequented, quainter cities like Louisiville, Tampa, and Sacramento. Book by June 23, 2010, and travel through September 3, 2010, for cheap round-trips fares that include: 14, 2010. You’ll enjoy cheap round-trip flights like these:

  • Chicago to Louisville: $162
  • Sacramento to Colorado Springs: $266
  • Boston to Jacksonville: $208

See individual flight sales for complete terms and conditions.

Chow down Boston-style at Chowderfest

Monday, June 21st, 2010
By Whit Honea
Boston Chowderfest. Credit: Bryan Maleszyk.

Boston Chowderfest. Credit: Bryan Maleszyk.

If you’ve got a Boston vacation in the works, a great time to go is early July. The Annual Boston Harborfest ChowderfestChowdahfest for the locals, is a six-day long, 4th of July festival that runs from June 30 – July 5. The event celebrates the colonial history of the area and will add an unforgettable chowdah flavor to your Boston vacation.

Chowderfest is a well-known favorite, so you’ll have to book your Boston hotels early. Luckily, the events held during the festival are spread across the historic downtown and waterfront districts, which means you’ll find plenty of great Boston hotels located right in the action. (more…)

Don’t miss your chance to win $50K in travel

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

CheapTickets Too Cheap Too Advertise contest

If you’re a budding filmmaker or someone who loves travel bargains, grab your video camera now and capture an ad that shows us why it feels good to save on CheapTickets. In case you haven’t heard, the winner of the best 30-second ad will receive $50,000 in airfare, plus a commercial spot on TV!

All entries must be uploaded by July 13, 2010, so let the camera roll before it’s too late.

Enter the contest now.

Cheap flights this week: Low fares to U.S., Mexico, beyond

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

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This week we’ve rounded up two super cheap flight sales to make your pocket book leap with joy. Just launched today, AirTran Airways is offering cheap round-trip fares to U.S. destinations, while Aeromexico‘s last-minute sale is still on top for fantastic flight deals to Mexico.

For U.S. destinations and beyond, check AirTran’s flight sale. Book your trip by June 29, 2010, and travel through November 17, 2010, for cheap round-trip flights like these:

  • Atlanta to Charlotte: $108
  • Orlando to Nassau: $88
  • Washington to Chicago: $192

Take off to Mexico for less with Aeromexico’s last-minute flight sale. Book by June 30, 2010, and travel now through June 30, 2010, for cheap round-trips fares that include:

  • Houston to Mexico City: $219
  • Las Vegas to Monterrey: $298
  • Los Angeles to Guadalajara: $270

See individual flight sales for complete terms and conditions.

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