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Travel Savings Alerts Newsletter, December 2014 Issue



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  • South African Airways "Fall Into Savings" Sale
  • Kimpton Hotel Deals
  • Half Off Second Guest Fare and Onboard Credit
  • Prince Resorts Hawaii Winter Escape
  • See Paris the Smart Way
  • Regent Warm Winter Package
  • Blount Discounts on East Coast Voyages
  • Pleasant Holidays Free Florida Car Rental
  • Intro Rates at new LINQ Hotel
  • Hotel Deals in NYC During Hotel Week
  • Early Bird Savings at Periwinkle Inn
  • Save 35% at Conrad Macao
  • Save $1,170 Per Couple on Emeralds’ Tulip Cruise
  • Alaska Airlines Offers Free Skiing at Resorts
  • Explore Greenwich with the London Pass
  • Safety Tips for Winter Road Conditions
  • Parrott Key Resort Discounts
  • American Queen 2015 Early Booking Discount
  • Free Transport from Orlando Airport Giveaway
  • Save 65% at Semara Seminyak in Bali

  • South African Airways "Fall Into Savings" Sale

    BUY BY DEC. 9 - - South African Airways’ (SAA), "Fall Into Savings" sale offers fares from $959 roundtrip from Washington, D.C. and $999 roundtrip from New York to Johannesburg, South Africa. Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 9, 2014, for travel between Jan. 19 to Mar. 10, 2015.

    Fares include government and airline imposed taxes and fees. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Cancellation fees apply after ticket purchase. Fares and fuel surcharges are non-refundable, after purchase. Date change fee: $300 plus any applicable fare difference. Baggage and optional service fees may apply. Reservations made seven days or more prior to scheduled departure may be canceled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made.

    Sale fares are available at higher rates from Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Los Angeles, Orlando, Phoenix, San Francisco and Seattle.

    "Fall Into Savings" sale or 800/722-9675.


    Kimpton Hotel Deals

    Kimpton Hotels offer discounts at some properties in Arizona, the Boston area, Chicago and several ski destinations.

    Cool down by the pool at one of three Arizona boutique hotels in Sedona, Scottsdale or Phoenix with a 10 percent discount. Book by Dec. 30 for stays through Dec. 31, 2014. Use promo code XPLOR
    Perks include:
    Free WiFi and $10 minibar/bar credit for all Loyalty Members
    Nightly evening wine hour
    Free morning coffee and tea
    Yoga mat in every room

    Stay in Boston or Cambridge, MA. The package includes breakfast in bed, valet parking, and late checkout. Book and stay by Dec. 30, 2014. Use promo code PWTR.
    The package includes:
    Overnight accommodations at Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, Nine Zero Hotel or Onyx Hotel in downtown Boston
    Breakfast-in-bed for two
    Late check-out by 2 p.m.
    Valet parking
    A welcome amenity
    Free WiFi and $10 minibar/bar credit for all Loyalty Members
    Nightly evening wine hour
    Free morning coffee and tea
    Yoga mat in every room

    Prepay & Save up to 25% in Chicago - - Stay in one of four Kimpton boutique Chicago hotels and save up to 25 percent. Book and stay by Dec. 31, 2014. Use promo code PREPAY.
    Perks include:
    Free WiFi and $10 minibar/bar credit for all Loyalty Members
    Nightly evening wine hour
    Free morning coffee and tea
    Yoga mat in every room

    Ski in Aspen, Colorado and Salt Lake City - - Rocky Mountain getaways are offered at the Sky Hotel in Aspen, Hotel Monaco SLC a 30 minute drive from 10 Utah ski resorts, and Hotel Monaco Denver. Stay and book by Apr. 15, 2015.


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    Half Off Second Guest Fare and Onboard Credit

    Royal Caribbean International makes cruising more enticing.

    Through Dec. 31, 2014, the cruise line’s Vow to WOW promotion offers half off of the cruise fare for a second guest, booked in the same stateroom with a full-fare guest. With a 50 percent-reduced deposit, you can reserve a room for $50 per guest.

    You also will receive $100 onboard credit per interior and oceanview stateroom; $200 onboard credit per stateroom with balcony; and $300 onboard credit per suite-category stateroom.

    The Vow to WOW offer applies to all new U.S. and Canadian individual and group bookings in all staterooms and open sailings, but excludes Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas and China sailings.

    Royal Caribbean International or 800/ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.


    Prince Resorts Hawaii Winter Escape

    Escape winter and get free nights and resort credits at select Prince Resorts Hawaii oceanfront properties with no mandatory resort fees.

    The Prince Winter Escape promotion is valid Jan. 3 to Mar. 31, 2015, at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel rates are valid Jan. 4 to Mar. 31, 2015.

    Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki: Rates start at $299, includes third night free
    Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel: Rates start at $425, includes fourth night free and up to $750 resort credit
    Mauna Kea Beach Hotel: Rates start at $579, includes fourth night free and up to $1000 resort credit

    Prince Preferred and Hawaiian Miles Members may receive 2,500 HA miles when completing a five night minimum stay at any Prince Resorts Hawaii on the Prince Fall into Winter promotion.

    Free Nights for Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel are adjusted at check-in. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Free Night is reflected upon booking.

    Rates are per night plus applicable taxes, based on single or double occupancy and subject to availability. Additional room categories are available. Resort credits do not apply to room or tax and any unused credit will be forfeited. Restrictions and blackout dates apply.

    Prince Resorts Hawaii or 888/977-4623.


    See Paris the Smart Way

    Planning your first Paris city break? Make the most of your trip with insider tips from the experts at Paris Pass (http://www.parispass.com).

    The Paris Pass provides access to more than 60 of the city's attractions including the Towers of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe.

    "Paris can be a complex city, and it's easy to get confused about the layout and sights. Take a tour first, to work out the geography and after that a little inside knowledge can make all the difference," said Product Marketing Director Amanda Truman.

      The Paris Pass team compiled 10 tips to help visitors plan a trip to the city:

    1. Start with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. It's a quick and efficient way to get your bearings, see the main sights and decide which ones you want to investigate further.


    2. Take a trip to the top of Montparnasse Tower and you'll get 360 degree views of the city. Arrive at dusk and you'll catch the Eiffel Tower illuminations, a 10 minute light show which starts every hour. On Friday nights, you can enjoy jazz on the roof terrace.


    3. See the Louvre without the crowds with an evening visit. Wednesdays and Fridays it's open until 9:45 p.m., after the school groups and tourist buses have gone.


    4. One of the best photo opportunities is from a cruise on the River Seine. Get your camera ready on departure from the Eiffel Tower, looking north towards Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur.


    5. In your enthusiasm to get to Notre Dame Cathedral, don't miss Paris's most beautiful church. The 13th century Sainte-Chapelle makes visitors feel like they are inside a jewel.


    6. Berthillon ice creams are a Paris institution. The original shop is on the Île Saint-Louis, with Notre Dame in full view.


    7. Make dining reservations early as good restaurants book up fast. Website Ideal Gourmet tells you where the best restaurants are and can make the bookings for you.


    8. When visiting Montmartre, take the Petit Train to avoid the steep hills and cobbled streets and a good way to see the sights such as the Moulin Rouge.


    9. Hang out with life-like French and international celebrities at the Musee Grevin wax museum. You can have a photo op to play piano with Elton John.


    10. Leave your locks at home. Lovers traditionally attach padlocks to the Pont des Arts Bridge as a token of their affection. The practice is having a detrimental effect on the bridge and recently caused a rail to collapse.

    A two-day Paris Pass costs €112 for adults, €70 for teens (between 12 and 17 years) and €40 for a child (between four and 11 years). A Paris Pass includes a Metro pass with unlimited travel on the Metro, buses and RER express trains within central Paris, discounts on meals and shopping and priority access at sites to avoid lines plus a free guidebook.

    Buy a Paris Pass here. The Pass can be shipped to you prior to travel or collected on arrival in the city.


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    Regent Warm Winter Package

    Regent Hotels & Resorts offers a way to stay warm this winter and save on getaways to top travel destinations while earning triple frequent flyer points.

    With Regent Hotels & Resorts’ special Warm Winter package, you can save 25 percent off on stays at one of the following properties: Regent Beijing, Regent Berlin, Regent Phuket Cape Panwa, Regent Taipei, and Regent Porto Montenegro, the hotel collection’s newest addition which opened August 2014.

    Book three nights or more and receive a guaranteed room upgrade. In addition, if you book the Warm Winter package and are a member of one of Regent’s 12 partner airline frequent flyer programs, you will receive triple mileage points.

    Regent’s Warm Winter package is valid for stays Dec. 15, 2014 through Feb. 28, 2015. A minimum stay of two nights is required. Offers are subject to availability, and blackout dates and additional conditions may apply for each hotel.

    Regent Hotels & Resorts or 866/630-5890.


    Blount Discounts on East Coast Voyages

    Blount Small Ship Adventures offers the “Big Apple to U.S. Capital” itinerary, an eight-night voyage between New York and Washington, D.C., and the 11-night D.C. to Boston sailing.

    Blount offers a 20 percent discount off the “Big Apple to U.S. Capital” or D.C. to Boston itineraries and 15 percent off all other 2015 cruises when booked by Dec. 31, 2014. That includes the 15-night Great American Waterways trip, an immersive getaway that navigates four of the Great Lakes and the Erie Canal.

    These voyages include local experts and on-board history lectures about the destinations visited. All Blount cruises include three meals daily, refreshments and snacks 24 hours a day, with free wine and beer during lunch and dinner. Single-seating meals with an open seating policy are offered. Blount cruises also have a BYOB policy, with mixers and set-ups for cocktails available throughout the day.

    Blount Small Ship Adventures or 866/730-5265.


    Pleasant Holidays Free Florida Car Rental

    Pleasant Holidays offers a free Hertz car rental for all destinations in Florida. This deal is valid for bookings made by Dec. 21, 2014, for travel through March 31, 2015, on a three night or more hotel stay. The car rental is available for up to seven days and there are no holiday blackouts.

    Pleasant Holidays has several vacation packages through Florida. With more than 50 hotels and resorts, destinations include Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Marco Island, Captiva Island, Sanibel Island, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Miami, Palm Beach, Naples, Tampa, and Orlando.

    Pleasant Holidays or 800/742-9244.

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    Intro Rates at new LINQ Hotel

    The LINQ Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas recently opened its doors to guests.

    On the east side of the Las Vegas Strip, the LINQ complex showcases how hospitality is the new driving force attracting a wide array of customers and providing an enhanced experience for repeat travelers.

    All hotel rooms and suites contain an interactive system on the television which gives you access to hotel amenities. With the click on the TV remote, you can order room service, housekeeping items, set up an alarm clock, or order a board delivered to the room. You can also access the interactive system from your smart phone and personalize your music with a customized playlist on Spotify.

    The introductory package starts at $79. Book by Dec. 12, 2014 for stays to Jan. 29, 2015. The introductory hotel package includes one night in a Deluxe King room and two free tickets to the High Roller.

    The 350 square-foot Deluxe King room features floor to ceiling windows, pillow top mattress beds with oversized pillow, 47” LCD flat screen TV, charging and docking station, bathrooms with marbled sink and rain shower.

    High speed Wi-Fi is throughout the resort in all common areas, hotel rooms and gaming floor. You can self-check-in or advanced online check-in if you want to proceed immediately to your room. A VIP lounge and concierge desk is available with touchscreen capabilities for immediate bookings of favorite dining and entertainment offerings.

    LINQ Hotel & Casino or 855/891-6863.


    Hotel Deals in NYC During Hotel Week

    Hotel Week NYC, Jan. 3 to 18, 2015, now in its fourth year, offers weeklong discounts at celebrated hotels, many of which charge upwards of $500 per night. For this limited time, receive special rates at participating hotels and book rooms for $100, $200 or $300 per night.

    More than 25 of Manhattan’s finest hotels have participated in Hotel Week to date, including the Viceroy New York, the Surrey and the Marmara Park Avenue.

    The savings provide an excuse to try a new hotel or book a “staycation.”

    Hotel Week NYC was created by hotel marketer Nancy J. Friedman in 2010 to address the occupancy dip most hotels experience before and after the holiday season, while providing them with an opportunity to expand their brand awareness.

    To date, 25 hotels are confirmed for Hotel Week NYC 2015. Participating hotels include Cosmopolitan Hotel in Tribeca, Hotel Belleclaire in the Upper West Side, Marrakech Hotel on Broadway and the Upper West Side and Pod 39 Hotel in Midtown East and Murray Hill. The above hotels are $100 per night. The rate range for Hotel Week NYC is $100 to $300 per night, which is subject to availability and does not include taxes.

    Hotel Week NYC.

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    Early Bird Savings at Periwinkle Inn

    To help kick-start the 2015 vacation planning process, the Periwinkle Inn, in Cape May, NJ, offers an “early bird” promotion for 2015 reservations. Make your reservation prior to Jan. 1, 2015, to take part in the savings.

    If you book before the deadline you will receive a five percent discount on room costs. To receive the deal, you need to book your reservations and deposit 50 percent by check or credit card. You can book reservations online. The Periwinkle Inn hospitality desk is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. to answer questions and take reservations over the phone.

    The Periwinkle Inn maintains the historic atmosphere that draws many to Cape May. The hotel has a variety of rooms from a queen bed efficiency to a two level suite. Its location on Beach Ave provides views of the Atlantic Ocean and the ability to walk to many stores, restaurants, and sightseeing spots.

    The Periwinkle Inn or 609/884-9200.


    Save 35% at Conrad Macao

    This winter, Conrad Macao, Cotai Central hotel, in Macao, offers savings up to 35 percent off for getaways that are booked before Dec. 22, 2014 for stays until Feb. 19 2015.

    Book a winter getaway online and receive free Wi-Fi and 2 p.m. checkout. The offer is subject to availability.

    Conrad Macao has 636 rooms and suites in a 40-story tower overlooking the Cotai Strip with access to Sands Cotai Central's restaurants, entertainment and retail shops.

    Conrad's Concierge App makes it easy to plan ahead for an upcoming stay, by making dinner reservations or reserving a favorite pillow.

    Guests earn Hilton HHonors points when they stay at Conrad Macao.

    Conrad Macao Cotai Central.


    Save $1,170 Per Couple on Emeralds’ Tulip Cruise

    See the beauty of the Netherlands and Belgium with millions of tulips in bloom with Emerald Waterways’ new Highlights of the Netherlands and the Beauty of Belgium cruise.

    Running roundtrip from Amsterdam through northern Belgium, this eight-day voyage is good for gardeners and photographers taking in the fields abloom with tulips, daffodils and hyacinth while floating down the Rhine River and the canals of Holland and Belgium.

    Take advantage of the pricing during shoulder season as the cruise departs Amsterdam on Apr. 6, 2015. Book by Dec. 31, 2014, to save $1,170 per couple; discounted prices range from $1,995 to $4,290 per person, double occupancy.

    The voyage includes seven nights aboard ship and departs from Amsterdam. The trip includes a canal cruise, a walking tour, and an excursion to Keukenhof Gardens. Activities in Antwerp, Belgium, include a walking tour.

    Stops include Arnhem, Bruges, Edam, and the fishing village of Volendam, Holland.

    The Highlights of the Netherlands and the Beauty of Belgium sailing includes seven shore excursions; two EmeraldPLUS experiences, including a visit to Keukenhof Gardens; seven breakfasts, six lunches, four dinners and three highlight dinners onboard; wine and beer with lunch and dinner; free tea and coffee at all times; free bottled water restocked daily; onboard evening entertainment; English-speaking crew and local guides; free Wi Fi onboard; all port charges and airport transfers within Europe. Emerald takes care of all tips, saving up to $350 per couple for an eight-day sailing.

    The Emerald Star and Emerald Sky each carry 182 guests in 72 suites and 20 staterooms, including two built for solo occupancy. Features include an onboard heated swimming pool with a retractable roof that transforms into a movie theater in the evening; two restaurants; an indoor balcony deck with an opening in the upper half of the floor-to-ceiling panoramic window to allow fresh air; top suites separate the balcony from the cabin with sliding doors. Ships also feature an onboard hairdresser, massage therapy room and fitness area.

    Emerald Waterways or 855/222-3214.


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    Alaska Airlines Offers Free Skiing at Resorts

    Alaska Airlines partners with top resorts in the Western United States and Canada to offer deals on airfare, lift tickets and equipment rentals.

    With the "Ski the West" promotion you can earn a roundtrip to your favorite ski destination for the cost of the taxes. Additionally, when you fly Alaska Airlines to a participating ski resort, you will receive rewards from free lift tickets and free night skiing. You must fly to these destinations by Feb. 23, 2015, depending on when resorts open and close.

    To participate in the "Ski the West" program, register for Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan by Feb. 23, 2015, and fly two separate roundtrips to any two participating ski destinations. You will receive a coupon good for a third roundtrip ticket to any of the qualifying ski destinations. You must pay the required taxes and fees at the time of booking.

    Discounts are good through the end of the ski season, historically mid-April.

    When you arrive at your winter resort, show your Alaska Airlines boarding pass to receive discounts and free activities with select partners. Offers vary depending on the resort.

      Participating resorts include:
    • Alyeska Resort, located outside of Anchorage, Alaska
    • Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, in California
    • Big White Ski Resort, near Kelowna, British Columbia
    • Steamboat Ski Resort, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    • Sun Valley Ski Resort, Sun Valley, Idaho
    • Big Sky Resort, Whitefish Mountain Resort, and Big Sky Resort, in Montana
    • Taos Ski Valley, located near Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, Bend, Oregon
    • Snowbasin Resort and Snowbird Ski Resort, near Salt Lake City

    Alaska Airlines or 800/252-7522.


    Explore Greenwich with the London Pass

    The London Pass helps you make the most of a trip to the city's historic borough of Greenwich with a new one-day suggested sightseeing itinerary.

    The itinerary, published on the London Pass's informative blog, outlines the perfect day in Greenwich visiting several attractions included on the pass. Among the experiences is the Royal Observatory, newly-introduced to the London Pass portfolio in November 2014.

    Maritime Greenwich is a UNESCO World Heritage site with the Royal Observatory, London's center of astronomy. Pass holders gain free entry to Flamsteed House, designed by Sir Christopher Wren as the original Observatory building, and the Meridian Courtyard, saving the normal admission price of £7.70.

    You can stand astride two hemispheres at the Prime Meridian line and see the Great Equatorial Telescope, the largest refracting telescope in the UK and the world's seventh largest.

    A sister museum to the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum offers the stories of Britain's seafaring past. Maritime art, cartography, ship models and navigational instruments bring to life the days of exploration. Entry to the museum is free, London Pass holders receive a free souvenir guidebook worth £5 on arrival.

    The Royal Observatory and National Maritime Museum are in 183-acre Greenwich Park, the oldest enclosed park in London.

    On the western edge of the park is one of London's most original museums. The Fan Museum is a collection of more than 4,000 antique and unique fans dating as far back as the 11th century. London Pass holders gain free entry, saving £4.

    At the southern edge of Greenwich Park, the Wernher Collection at Ranger's House is the borough's finest art gallery. Its nearly 700 works include early religious paintings, Dutch Old Masters, carved Gothic ivories and Renaissance treasure. Entry is free for London Pass holders, who save £6.90.

    A one-day London Pass is £49 per adult and £33 per child (aged 5-15), and can be purchased online.


    Safety Tips for Winter Road Conditions

    The American Trucking Associations wants the motoring public to prepare for winter storms so motorists arrive to their destinations safely. Winter road conditions can lead to dangerous situations. Fortunately, a team of million mile accident-free drivers are helping to make our roads safer.

    America's Road Team Captains, elite professional truck drivers offer advice on how to safely navigate through winter road conditions. Tips include:

    • Map your route: Know where you are going and be prepared, ahead of time, to exit off the highway when needed. Indecisive driving is a major cause of traffic problems.
    • Avoid extreme weather conditions: Ice, hail and snow make roads difficult to travel. Avoid driving through extreme weather conditions, and travel during daylight as much as possible.
    • Remove ice and snow from your vehicle: Clear your windows and roof of snow for maximum visibility and avoid creating a hazard for the vehicle behind you. Don't allow ice and snow to create additional blind spots on your vehicle.
    • Slow Down: With winter weather conditions present, speeding becomes increasingly hazardous. Allow plenty of a space cushion and reduce your speed.
    • Prepare an emergency kit: Contents should include: battery powered radio, flashlight, blanket, jumper cables, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, bottled water, non-perishable foods, maps, tire repair kit and flares.
    • Watch for black ice, a thin layer of transparent ice that forms when temperatures are close to freezing. Black ice may make the road look slightly wet and is difficult to spot. Watch for ice build-up on your mirror arms, the antenna of your vehicle and the top corners of your windshield, all signs pointing to the formation of black ice on the roadways. Once the spray from tires on vehicles in front of you stops, the highways most likely are full of black ice.
    • Be aware of truck blind spots: When sharing the road with large trucks, be cognizant of their large blind spots. If you can't see the truck driver in his or her mirrors, then the truck driver can't see you.
    • Do not cut in front of large trucks: Remember that trucks are heavier and take longer to make a complete stop. Avoid cutting quickly in front of them.
    • Keep your eyes on the road: Distracted driving is a major cause of traffic accidents. Just two seconds of distraction time for a motorist double the chances of an accident. Use your cell phone when stopped and never text while driving.
    • Leave early and avoid risks: Leave early to avoid anxiety associated with arriving late to your destination and to accommodate potential unforeseen delays.
    • Buckle up: Safety belts reduce the risk of fatal injury by 45 percent and are a simple way to increase your safety on the road.

    "One of the largest driving concerns during times of cold weather is that of following distances. When the roads are slick, your normal following distance needs to double in length for snow and triple in length for icy conditions," said Don Logan, America's Road Team Captain (FedEx Freight) from Eskridge, Kan.

    The American Trucking Association is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry.


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    Parrott Key Resort Discounts

    Parrott Key Resort in Key West, FL offers discounts to travelers

    Stay three nights and save up to 15 percent. Some blackout dates and restrictions apply. The offer is based on availability and the percentage may vary based on occupancy and event dates.

    December discount rates are available on select dates start from $169 per night for a room, $189 per night for a suite and from $389 per night for a three bedroom villa. The sale rate does not include a $25 per night resort fee and 12.5 percent tax. Bookings must be made at least seven days in advance of arrival. Rates in January jump to $249 per night.

    Parrott Key Resort or 866/750-6980.


    American Queen 2015 Early Booking Discount

    Book early, pay-in-full and save up to $500 per stateroom on 2015 American Queen or American Empress voyages seven days or longer including April, May, September and October 2015 departures.

    The offer expires Dec. 23, 2014 and is valid on new, paid-in-full bookings only. Full payment at time of booking is required to redeem this offer. Not valid on group bookings or existing reservations and it cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts.

    You save $500 per stateroom ($250 per person) on 2015 American Empress voyages or on 2015 American Queen voyages seven days or longer. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity controlled, may vary by sailing and may be withdrawn without notice. Fares are per person and do not include taxes, port charges, insurance, gratuities, land transportation or airfare.

    Early booking discount itineraries include: the Columbia & Snake Rivers; The Lower and Upper Mississippi River; and the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers.

    American Queen Steamboat Company or 888/749-5280.

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    Free Transport from Orlando Airport Giveaway

    Star Trans-VIP, a transportation company in Orlando, FL, offers an opportunity to win a free roundtrip transfer from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to any hotel or resort in Orlando for a family or group up to six people.

    No purchase is necessary to enter or win. To enter, go to the Star Trans-VIP web page and log-in with your name and email address.

    Winner Selection: Every entry will be confirmed by one of the Star Trans-VIP representatives. All ineligible entries will be deleted. A winner will be chosen on Dec. 25, 2014, in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The winner will be notified by e-mail and through the online platforms used to announce the contest. A promotional code will be sent to the winner via e-mail within two weeks. The code will be active immediately and will expire on Dec. 15, 2015.

    Star Trans-VIP provides private transportation services from the airport to hotels, resorts and villas in Orlando and transportation to Port Canaveral cruise terminals, theme park transfers, private chauffeur services, city-to-city transfers, corporate and group transportation.

    Star Trans-VIP or 855/656-5847.


    Save 65% at Semara Seminyak in Bali

    Save on a getaway to Semara Seminyak in Bali where rates are cut up to 65 percent.

    From Dec. 20 to Dec. 25, 2014, you save on executive suites and superior poolside rooms that are reduced by 65 percent to $152 and $166 per room, per night.

    Located in Seminyak, Bali in the Jalan Petitenget precinct, Semara can work for families or three adults sharing the 60 square meter executive suites which feature a separate bath and shower, and two daybeds – one on the balcony and the second inside the room.

    Superior poolside rooms overlook the second swimming pool. Each room features king or twin bed options with voile canopy. Standard and poolside rooms are reduced by 60 percent during the same travel period, and rates start from $110 and $118 per room, per night.

    Prices do not include the 10 percent government tax and five percent service charge. Other conditions apply and the offer is subject to change and availability.

    The resort offers a spa, swimming pools, secluded relaxation zone for couples without children and the Cubby House Kids Club. The resort's deck bar and restaurant includes five pool tables, large projector screens and 10 TVs.

    Semara Seminyak Resort.


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