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Hotel deals: Top spots for holiday travel

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

The holiday travel season is fast approaching, and if you’re planning to head out of town for Thanksgiving or take a Christmas vacation, take note: CheapTickets has identified the top 10 holiday travel destinations for 2008.

The list includes a mix of big cities and beach vacation destinations, with Florida and Mexico cities grabbing the most spots. According to CheapTickets’ data, Las Vegas hotels are the most popular for holiday travel, while travelers also have booked plenty of rooms in New York hotels and Cancun hotels.

Travel deal alert: Average rates are less than $100 at Las Vegas hotels, Orlando hotels and Fort Lauderdale hotels.

Check out these popular travel spots and average daily hotel rates.

CheapTickets’ 10 Most Popular Holiday Getaways
1. Las Vegas / $97.74 6. Riviera Maya, Mexico / $284.21
2. New York City / $273.95 7. Miami, Fla. / $134.49
3. Cancun, Mexico / $194.62 8. Chicago, Ill. / $135.52
4. Orlando, Fla. / $83.80 9. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / $87.02
5. Oahu, Hi. / $151.08 10. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico / $155.18

The data is based on the average price for all hotel bookings on CheapTickets compared to the listed destinations for arrivals November 24 – December 31, 2008.

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Save on beach vacations this fall

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Finding cheap hotels just got easier. CheapTickets has identified ten beach vacation destinations where you can get great rates on hotels this fall.

CheapTickets’ Fall 2008 Off-Season Deals include top vacation spots in Florida, Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean . You could take the family to Orlando, explore historic downtown Puerto Rico or enjoy the beautiful beaches and lush landscape of Maui. So if the fall chill starts to make you miss summer weather, just check out the low rates at hotels in these hot spots.

The top ten off-season destinations and average daily hotel rates in the table below are based on hotel bookings on CheapTickets for travel from August 18 through December 17, 2008.

Top Fall 2008 Off-Season Travel Destinations
1. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / $77.91 6. Riviera Maya, Mexico / $219.25
2. Miami, Fla. / $110.10 7. Maui, Hi / $177.46
3. Puerto Rico / $143.27 8. San Diego, Calif. / $111.32
4. Cancun, Mexico / $166.13 9. Jamaica / $172.44
5. Orlando, Fla. / $69.03 10. Oahu, Hawaii / $129.10

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Save on meals at Miami restaurants

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

If it seems like we talk a lot about restaurant week events, you’re right. But it’s just because we love travel and food — and when you can get deals on both, we’ve got to let you know.

Today, we’re highlighting Miami Spice, a food-lovers’ event in a beach-lovers’ paradise. During the event, about 100 restaurants in Miami are offering lunches for $23 and/or dinners for $36 (not including drinks, tax and tip).

Participating restaurants stretch across the Miami metro area, so whether you’re staying at one of the hip South Beach hotels, somewhere downtown or in Surfside, you’ll find a restaurant close by.

A few South Beach/Miami Beach restaurants participating in Miami Spice include Ola Restaurant in the Sanctuary Hotel, Emeril’s, Miami Beach in the Loews Miami Beach Hotel and Sushisamba droMo.

On the mainland, you could eat at Tony Chan’s Restaurant Club in the Doubletree Grand Hotel, Cacao Restaurant in Coral Gables or Baleen Miami in Coconut Grove.

Miami Spice runs through September 30, so you’ve got a whole month to travel to Miami to enjoy the sights and tastes of the city.

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