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Get away for less: Vacations under $500

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Washington dc hotels By Kate Schwartz

Tired of the same old weekend routine? Spice things up with cheap vacations from CheapTickets. With dozens of cheap vacation packages under $500, you are sure to find travel deals to fit your needs. Hit the beach, ski the slopes or win big at the slots when you take advantage of cheap vacation packages under $500. Here are some exciting ideas for your next cheap weekend getaway:

  • New Orleans: Take it easy in the Big Easy, when you take a cheap weekend getaway to one of the most charming cities on the Gulf Coast. Cheap flights and cheap hotels let you experience Southern hospitality for less than $500. During your stay in New Orleans you can sample fabulous food, cruise the Mississippi River or explore the French Quarter.
  • Denver: Take a cheap weekend trip to Denver and hit the slopes for less. Some of the best Colorado ski resorts are less than 75 miles from Denver, making it easy to hit the slopes during the day and get back just in time to enjoy the bustling nightlife. With two-night vacation packages under $500, you will have plenty of cash left over for lift tickets, ski rentals, and the ever-important cup of hot chocolate!
  • Washington, D.C.: Experience history with a cheap vacation to Washington, D.C. From tours of the White House to free admission to the Smithsonian museums, you are guaranteed to have an exciting weekend in our nation’s capital.
  • Las Vegas: Even if you don’t win big at the table, you’re still a winner with vacation packages under $500 from CheapTickets! Whether you enjoy lounging at one of the many fabulous see-and-be-seen Las Vegas pools, or sipping Champagne at the high-rollers table, CheapTickets will get you there for less and leave you with plenty of money left to gamble.

CheapTickets knows how to make your money count. This winter add a little spice to your life with a cheap vacation. From the slots to the slopes, cheap travel has never been more fun or affordable.

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Kate Schwartz is a marketing coordinator for CheapTickets. When she’s not searching for the best travel deals, she’s out taking advantage of them!  From hiking the Rockies to lounging on the beaches of Barcelona, Kate is always looking for adventure.

Save $500 on Nassau, Paradise Island vacations

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Bahamas hotels
If you’re looking for cheap flights and hotels so you can take a beach vacation this winter, here is one of the travel deals you’ve been waiting for. For a limited time, you can save $500 on Bahamas vacations when you book with CheapTickets.

Book a Bahamas vacation package of seven nights or more and stay at one of several participating hotels, you’ll get a $500 rebate. (Vacation packages of 3-6 nights are eligible for a $250 rebate.) Just book your vacation package by November 30 and travel by February 28, 2009.

Check out these participating Bahamas hotels:

More than a dozen Bahamas hotels are participating in this vacation package sale, from modest hotels to five-star resorts, so you’re sure to find a hotel that suits your needs.

Super Saver Tip: Take advantage of CheapTickets’ Fall Beach Sale for extra savings. Use the promotion code FALLBEACH100 to save an additional $100 instantly when you book your 4+ night vacation package by November 23.

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Vacation packages under $500

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

San Francisco hotels
Flights and hotels get cheaper when you buy them together on CheapTickets. How cheap? Just check out these sample vacation packages for less than $500:

  • Orlando (from Detroit) — $360
  • San Francisco (from Denver) — $399
  • Phoenix (from Chicago) — $457
  • Fort Myers (from St. Louis) — $399
  • Washington, D.C. (from Boston) — $439

Vacation packages include one round-trip flight and a two-night hotel stay.

In fact, CheapTickets has a wide selection of vacation packages under $500. You could fly from Baltimore to New Orleans and have a two-night hotel stay for under $500. Or fly from Philadelphia to Miami and stay two nights. So whether you want to live it up in the city or relax on the beach, you’ll have a cheaper vacation when you book your flights and hotels together.

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Day of Deals: Save on this Bahamas all inclusive

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

By Heather Leisman

The Deal of the Day this week is in Nassau, a popular Bahamas vacation spot offering beautiful beaches, plenty of watersports and great outdoor markets.

One of the Nassau hotels we’re highlighting is the three-star Paradise Island Harbour Resort All Inclusive. Right now the hotel is offering 35% off its regular rates. I found discounted rates of $187 per night October 28-31.

Plus, with our Fall Beach Sale, you can save an extra $100 on flight + hotel vacation packages of four nights or more. Just book by November 23, 2008 and travel by March 31, 2009.

Check out my video for more about what makes the Paradise Island Harbour Resort All Inclusive this week’s pick among Nassau hotels.

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Heather Leisman is senior director of merchandising for CheapTickets.

Free coupons: $100 off vacation packages

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Flights and hotels are on sale this fall with CheapTickets Fall Beach Sale.

Travelers can get a free $100 coupon for qualifying flight + hotel vacation packages of four nights or more to destinations in Florida, California, Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean. Just use promotional code FALLBEACH100 and book by November 23.

So while summer may be over, you can still hit the beach. Maybe you’ve always wanted to surf the waves at Waikiki Beach. Pick one of the Oahu hotels and book your Hawaii vacation. Or, choose one of your favorite San Diego hotels and enjoy the beaches, dining and shopping in sunny Southern California.

You could find a cheap airfare to Cancun and have a relaxing Mexico vacation, or travel to a new island in the Caribbean. With the Fall Beach Sale, you’ll save $100 on a beach vacation four nights or longer to great warm-weather destinations. The sale is good for travel through March 31, 2009, so plan now, and you could be on beach even when it’s cold at home.

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Deal of the Day: A Fort Lauderdale hotel from $55 a night

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

By Heather Leisman

This week’s Deal of the Day is in Fort Lauderdale, a hot Florida vacation spot with beautiful beaches, and also great shopping, theater and art galleries.

One of the Fort Lauderdale hotels we’re highlighting is the three-star Inverrary Vacation Resort. Right now the hotel is offering 20% off its rates when you stay for two or more nights. I found discounted rates for $55 per night September 26-29.

Plus, with our Fall Beach Sale, you can save an extra $100 on flight + hotel vacation packages of four nights or more. Just book your vacation by November 23 and use the promotional code FALLBEACH100.

And for more about what makes the Inverrary Vacation Resort this week’s pick among Fort Lauderdale hotels, check out my video.

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Heather Leisman is senior director of merchandising for CheapTickets.

Last-minute flights, vacations for Labor Day weekend

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

You can still travel this Labor Day weekend with last-minute flight deals and vacations from CheapTickets.

Cheap flights are still available for Labor Day weekend. Just look at these sample last-minute airfares:

  • Boston to Orlando: $265
  • Houston to Denver: $257
  • Newark to Las Vegas: $374
  • New York City to Fort Lauderdale: $245

Or, let CheapTickets help you find one of our many last-minute trips that works for you. Check out flight + hotel vacation packages to big cities and sunny spots, or search for deals to the travel destination of your choice. available on our last-minute trips page.

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Vacation packages for less than $500

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Cheap airfares + cheap hotels = cheap vacation packages. And CheapTickets has the right equation to help you get away.

With vacation packages to destinations across the United States for under $500, it’s easy to travel to your favorite places.

Check out these sample prices on vacation packages:

  • West Palm Beach (from Philadelphia) — $482
  • Boston (from Baltimore) — $485
  • Denver (from Los Angeles) — $482
  • Orlando (from Indianapolis) — $415
  • Las Vegas (from Seattle) — $451

Sample prices are for travel July 14-16 and include one airfare and a two-night hotel stay (including taxes). Once you select a destination, you’ll see several airline and hotel options for less than $500.

So pick a city and find the vacation package that works for you.

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Day of Deals: Relax at this Niagara Falls hotel and spa

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

By Heather Leisman

This week’s Deal of the Day is in Niagara Falls, home to the largest waterfalls in North America.

One of the Niagara Falls hotels we’re focusing on is the four-star Sterling Inn and Spa. Now you can save 20% off regular rates when you book a stay of three or more nights. I found rates of $109 for June 24-27.

And with the CheapTickets Summer Sale, you can save an additional $50 on flight + hotel vacation packages of three nights or more when you book by July 6 and travel by August 31.

Check out my video to find out what makes the Sterling Inn and Spa our pick among Niagara Falls hotels.

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Heather Leisman is senior director of merchandising for CheapTickets.

CheapTickets’ top picks for cheap summer vacations

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

If you want to travel this Memorial Day weekend, CheapTickets has a deal for you. First, check out our Memorial Day Cheapometer for 2008 — a list of some popular travel destinations and alternatives where you can stretch your dollar with cheap flights and cheap hotels. Whether you want to travel to the beach, the mountains or the big city, CheapTickets’ alternative summer travel destinations can save you as much as 60 percent!

Then take advantage of the CheapTickets Summer Sale, where you can save $50 on qualifying vacation packages of three nights or more. Just book your trip by July 6 and travel by August 31.

The Cheapometer reveals the average daily rates for top travel destinations and CheapTickets’ alternative picks.

Memorial Day Cheapometer for 2008
Destination & average daily rate
Sedona, AZ – $208.64 Tuscon, AZ – $80.17 (62% savings)
Jackson Hole, WY – $164.94 Denver, CO – $76.23 (52% savings)
Los Angeles, CA – $148 Orange County, CA – $83 (45% savings)
New York City – $207.58 Chicago, IL – $124.29 (40% savings)
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – $116.32 Mazatlan, Mexico – $69.24 (40% savings)
Myrtle Beach, SC – $154.61 Virginia Beach, VA – $122.80 (20% savings)

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