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Travel Savings Alerts Newsletter, April 2004 Issue

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In This Issue:
Barbados Jazz Festival

  • Concorde Hotels Dollar-Guaranteed Rates
  • Family Week Rates at Divi Tiara
  • bmi Wale of a Deal
  • Barbados Jazz Festival by Nicki Chodnoff
  • USA 3000 New Service to Bermuda
  • Viking River Cruises' $99 Airfare
  • Don't Let Auto Thieves Ruin Your Summer
  • Copenhagen on a Budget
  • Documents For Traveling with Minors
  • "Spring Fling" at Microtel Inns & Suites
  • Bonaire Bargains
  • Trump Sonesta Summer Discounts
  • Mailback Airport Envelope
  • US Airways Bonnie Fares To Scotland From $177
  • Southwest Value Season Prices
  • North America Rail Pass
  • Jackson Lake Lodge Anniversary Discount

  • Concorde Hotels US Dollar-Guaranteed Rates

    As fluctuating currency exchange rates result in rising costs for American travelers abroad, Concorde Hotel Group announces US dollar- guaranteed promotional rates. Valid through Dec. 31, 2004, the promotion applies to many of the group’s more than 80 high-end properties worldwide. Rates are per room. Type of room varies with each hotel.

    “These dollar-guaranteed promotional rates are on average 30 percent below the rack rate,” explains Anna Karas, a vice president for Concorde Hotels. “We hope this helps make international travel more predictably affordable for Americans planning vacations and business trips overseas.”

    For example, the promotional dollar-guaranteed rate at Paris’ Hotel du Louvre starts at $290, compared to 450 Euros ($571); the Ambasciatori in Rome is $220, compared to 360 Euros ($458); the Hotel de la Paix in Geneva is $285, lower than the promotional rate of 399 Swiss Francs ($322) and Prague’s Pariz hotel has a guaranteed rate of $175, while the rack rate is 395 Euros ($500)

    Dollar-guaranteed rates are available throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. These rates are available on a range of rooms from standard to deluxe/executive.

    Concorde Hotel Group 800/888-4747.

    Family Week Rates at Divi Tiara

    The Divi Tiara Beach Resort, on Cayman Brac, British West Indies, celebrates "Cayman Brac Family Week," July 11to18, 2004, with reduced rates for the entire family. Packages start at $589 per adult and $289 per child, which includes a seven night stay, three meals daily (modified American Plan), roundtrip airport tranfers, taxes, and service charges.

    The low-rise beachfront resort offers 71 guests rooms that have air conditioning, ceiling fan, direct dial telephone with Internet access and daily maid service. Deluxe units feature cable television. In addition to the above amenities luxury and one-bedroom units include en-suite Jacuzzi/jet tubs. One-bedroom units, in the RCI and II timeshare exchange program, feature a full kitchen.

    The resort also offers a freshwater pool, free use of lighted tennis court and bicycles, kayaks, water trampoline, volleyball, meeting facilities, three gift shops and one restaurant and bar.

    Divi Tiara Beach Resort or 800/367-3484.

    Face-It Luggage Tags -- Your Face on Your Luggage
    There's no mistaking your luggage with the NEW Face-It Luggage Tag. The durable, laminated tag displays your face and the phrase "This Face Belongs With This Luggage."

    A Face-It Luggage tag makes it less likely for a stranger or thief to walk off with your luggage and helps you recognize your luggage at a glance in hotels or airports. Face-It tags are also available for briefcases, portfolio books, backpacks, sporting equipment, musical instruments, bicycles and more. Face-It Luggage Tags

    bmi Wale of a Deal

    Carrier bmi expands its money-saving Wale of a Deal package, offered through Undiscovered Britain & Ireland Ltd. The package includes air, hotel and car rental in Wales to some of its code-share cities and extends the travel period through Mar. 31, 2005.

    Travelers now have a choice of 19 departure cities with the expansion to bmi's code share cities. Previously, the package was only offered from bmi's gateway cities of Chicago and Washington, D.C.

    From $1599, the Wale Of a Deal package includes a six-night stay at a choice of 14 hand-picked Welsh Rarebits hotels, one week's car rental (automatic transmission) with unlimited mileage and roundtrip airfare on bmi to Manchester, England from Chicago and Washington, DC.

    The transatlantic portion is in bmi's middle cabin, the new economy. Among the benefits in the 48-seat cabin are ergonomic seats with 38 inches of legroom, telephone, dataports and laptop power. Passengers also have a bird's eye view of their journey from cameras mounted on the nose and belly of the aircraft.

    The Wale of a Deal package prices are based on per person, double occupancy. Add-ons from other departure cities are: $1999 from Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Newark, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia and Tampa. $2099 from Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco and Seattle.

    Undiscovered Britain & Ireland Ltd. 866/508-8804. Click here for promotion information.

    Barbados Jazz Festival by Nicki Chodnoff

    During my four hour flight from Philadelphia to Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, I kept thinking how easy it is to travel here. For this visit, I was attending the yearly Jazz Festival. The festival may be 10-plus years old, but Barbados has been hosting travelers for a long time. George Washington slept here. Barbados was his first and only visit outside the 13 Colonies. He said of this most easterly Caribbean island that he was “perfectly ravished by the beautiful prospects on every side.”

    Washington thought the island ravishing despite his five-week sailing voyage from Norfolk, Va. No doubt what beguiled the 19-year-old Washington then, still beguiles visitors today: the sun-drenched, gently sloping hills, tropical foliage, broad white beaches, a calm sea and the refreshing easterly wind. George came with his older brother, Augustine, hoping to find the cure for Augustine’s tuberculosis, described as “the scourge of the 18th century.”

    The two young men remained on the island for a month, paying 15 pounds to rent a house that was “very pleasantly situated” and “exclusive of Liquors and washing.” Neither the climate nor the Liquors, probably fine Barbados rum, helped Augustine. He died at Mount Vernon a few weeks later, leaving George, then an impoverished surveyor, one of the great plantations of colonial Virginia.

    I kept thinking about how Barbados looked when Washington visited during the nearly hour-long ride from the airport to Almond Beach Village, my home away from home on the west side of the island. My taxi driver shuttled me safely and efficiently in his spotless car. Though modern with all of the amenities, he didn’t turn on the air conditioning. “Our pure, cool Barbadian air is much healthier than the recycled stuff you breath through air-conditioning,” he said. He was right.

    That pride and dignity of my driver is common to most Bajans (BAY-gens), who live in one of the most advanced islands in the Caribbean. With a stable economy and healthy tourist industry, Bajans as a whole are well-educated, articulate, good-humored, and invariably courteous. Strike up a conversation with a local and they’ll surely smile and tell you their favorite place to eat and what to see.

    This small island, “21 miles long and a smile wide” as Bajans like to say, offers much to see and do. Barbados retains its British atmosphere, being a former colony and now a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations. English is the national language, spoken with a Bajan lilt. Driving to the different venues for Jazz Festival performances gave me a good overview of the lay of the land.

    Outside of Bridgetown, fields of sugarcane are divided by small towns and shopping centers. Once off the main roads, lush tropical foliage lines narrow paved roads that crisscross the island. A lot of the countryside is still planted in sugarcane, the main ingredient for the island’s famous rum, produced on the island since the 1700s.

    The island’s west coast is home to many resorts, including ritzy Sandy Lane, with its British royal and society guests, jet-setters and world-class golf course. Smaller resorts and the airport lie on the south end. Most tourists congregate on the south end where you can count on the lively nightlife scene. Together, the western and southern shores are calm with gentle blue water and smooth, soft sand beaches. The dramatically rugged and windy east coast has few hotels but stunning scenery. Bathsheba is particularly beautiful, where wild and wind-blown ocean surf crashes against craggy rocks.

    ParliamentBridgetown is a small, historic community with an array of shops along Broad Street. Trafalgar Square in the heart of the city, with its appropriate statue of Nelson, who gazes on greensward, boutiques and outdoor cafes all around. The refurbished yacht basin is as picturesque as any on the Riviera. Other sites worth visiting include the Barbados Museum in the former military prison, the stately parliament buildings on tiny Trafalgar Square and historic St. Michael's Cathedral.

    However you choose to see the island, driving a rental car may be a little more challenging than in other destinations. Roads aren’t particularly well-marked and the round-abouts (circles) seem to be a free-for-all. The above challenges plus driving on the left-hand side can make it difficult for North American visitors. The upside is the locals know the way and Bajans are happy to give directions.

    If you don’t want to take a taxi, public transportation is the way to go. The privately run ‘reggae buses,’ are yellow with a blue stripe. Count on them being packed to nearly standing-room-only with school kids and locals. They’re a bargain at B $1.50 (about .75 cents U.S.) and the experience can leave you a little jostled but definitely with a sense of island life. The roomier government-run buses, blue with a yellow stripe, cost the same but don’t have the same atmosphere.

    Sunbury PlantationYearly, the Barbados Jazz Festival is held in mid-January. Performers vary from year to year. This year’s festival included nationally known stars such as India.Arie, Herbie Hancock, Fourplay, Kirk Whalum and Joe Sample. Local jazz musicians such as Andrian "Boo" Husbands and Michael Cheeseman also showcased their talents.

    The seven-day festival included evening performances during the week with two or three performers per evening. The cost for evening performances ranged from $25 to $40 for the Herbie Hancock set. Saturday and Sunday performances featured four artists. Nearly all day affairs, they started in the afternoon and continued well into the night. Weekend performances offer the best deal as you get to see more artists for a mere $25. A season tickets for six days of performances was $160.

    The festival was staged at different and lovely locations around the island. Weekday venues included Heritage Park and the historic Sunbury Plantation. Weekend performances were staged at Farley Hill National Park. All performances were held outdoors.

    For more information, contact the Barbados Tourist Authority or the Barbados Jazz Festival.

    USA 3000 New Service to Bermuda

    USA3000 Airlines, a low-fare, full-service airline, will start scheduled service from Baltimore/Washington International Airport every Tuesday and Friday to Bermuda. Non-stop flights start May 7, 2004 with fares as from $79 plus all applicable taxes one-way. Flights include a free, fresh meal and in-flight entertainment.

    USA3000 simple fare rules: No roundtrip ticket purchase or Saturday stay needed, one-year same-price extensions in the event you are unable to make the trip as originally purchased, and name changes are also possible.

    Inflight amenities include first-run movies or a video, real meals and in-flight magazines.

    USA3000 or 877/USA-3000.
    Live Among the Locals
    Forget about staying in a boring hotel. Live among the locals in a house or flat. We at Coach House London Vacation Rentals are the leading specialist in short term central London rentals. We represent over 60 properties that sleep from 2 to 12 people. Each rental comes with a neighborhood guide, breakfast provisions for the first day or two of your stay, a telephone help line, and what to do and see. Coach House London Vacation Rentals.

    Viking River Cruises' $99 Airfare

    Discover the beauty and mystery of the Orient on the Imperial Treasures of China itinerary. The 12-night Yangtze Cruisetour visits Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Snow Jade Cave, Shibaozhai Temple, Three Gorges Dam, Lesser Three Gorges, Jingzhou Village, Wuhan and Shanghai.

    From $2,448 per person, the cruise includes daily shore excursions to important cultural and historical landmarks such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Book the cruise by May 15, 2004 and you receive $99 roundtrip airfare, which is valid on 12 to 16 night China cruises from June through August 2004. The $99 air is from Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. For zone 2, add $100; for zone 3, add $200.

    The offer is on a first-come, first-served space-available basis.

    Viking River Cruises or 877/668-4546, ask for offer CRLF#.

    Don't Let Auto Thieves Ruin Your Summer

    With Toyotas the most frequently stolen vehicle in California, the Automobile Club of Southern California urges travelers to take simple precautions to keep a car thief from ruining your summer.

    The Auto Club's top 10 tips to prevent vehicle theft are:

  • Always lock your vehicle.
  • Use anti-theft devices.
  • Park your vehicle in a well-lighted area at night.
  • Always make sure you receive the title certificate when purchasing a used vehicle so you have proof of ownership.
  • Never leave your keys in your vehicle, even at a gas station.
  • Never hide a spare ignition key in the vehicle.
  • If the vehicle you purchased wasn't equipped with an alarm, have a hidden "locator" or telematics-type tracking device installed.
  • When possible, park your vehicle in a secure garage.
  • Beware of your surroundings prior to leaving your vehicle.
  • Use more caution if your vehicle appears on lists of most stolen vehicles.

  • Copenhagen on a Budget

    The Copenhagen Card, for touring Copenhagen and the surrounding area (the historic towns of Roskilde, Helsingør and Køge) offers value. Choose the card that suits your schedule: the 24-hour City Card ($29.90 for adults, $19.40 for kids) or the 72-hour Copenhagen Card Plus ($60 for adults, $34.45 for kids). Both offer free or discounted admission to more than 70 museums and attractions, such as world-famous Tivoli Gardens and free travel on public transportation, including Copenhagen’s sleek new “driverless” Metro. Copenhagen Card information.

    Another way to save is to bike for free. Along with the blooming flowers and chirping birds, one sign of spring is the return of the famous City Bikes on May 1. Tour the town by pedal power. It’s free. Pop a 20 kroner coin into the rack to release the bike. When you’re through, return the bike to any one of the 100 City Bike racks around town and your coin pops out. Click here for information.

    If you like flea markets, Copenhagen is the place for you. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in spring, summer and fall, outdoor flea markets fill city squares. One of the biggest and most popular is Gammel Strand. You may find bigger bargains at the early-morning flea markets on Israels Plads and in Frederiksberg. Indoor markets selling everything from bric-a-brac to antiques operate all year round. For a list of Copenhagen flea markets visit here.

    50% Off "Suite Deal"
    Treat yourself to a special weekend in the Big Apple. The New York Palace Hotel's “Suite Deal,” gets you 50% off a Towers Suite on Friday or Saturday, free parking, free breakfast and a free bottle of red wine. The New York Palace is across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral and steps from Rockefeller Center, Broadway theaters, Fifth Avenue shopping, museums, and galleries. New York Palace 800/697-2522.

    Documents For Traveling with Minors

    If you are traveling outside of the United States with a child, you may be denied boarding your flight if you don’t bring the correct documents. A child leaving the U.S. and traveling with one parent, a guardian, grandparents or other adults, must have written and notarized permission from both birth parents or legal guardians to enter many countries. This applies when traveling by land, sea or air. This crack down is an attempt to stop international child abduction and runaways.

    The U.S. Office of Children's Issues ( 202/312-9700) said that many countries require a Permission to Travel letter with both parents' notarized signatures plus identification for the child (certified birth certificate or passport) as essential documents for travel.

    Since July 2001, the U.S. Department of State has required that legal parents or guardians provide written consent when applying for a U.S. Passport for a child under 14.

    To find out a country's documentation requirements for bringing a child into that country, contact the embassy of your destination country or check the Consular Information Sheets.

    For example, Mexican law requires that if only one parent or non-custodial adult(s) is accompanying a minor under 18 into Mexico, he/she must have a notarized letter from the child's other parent(s) or guardian(s) granting permission to enter with the child. The letter must include dates of travel, the accompanying adult's name, contact information, and a notarized signature.

    Canadian customs officers, the primary line of inspection for visitors, may require a notarized statement from both parents when they find a child under 18 traveling alone or with other adults. All carriers, including air, sea and land, can be fined for bringing people into Canada without the proper documentation.

    Cruise lines take the position that documentation isn’t mandatory unless a child is spending more than 24 hours in another country. In case of weather or other cruise delays, it's better if adults have the notarized permission letter.

    Although the U. S. State Dept does not make these regulations, their Consular Information Sheets carry this warning: "In an effort to prevent international child abduction, many governments have initiated procedures at entry/exit points. These often include requiring documentary evidence of relationship and permission for the child's travel from the parent(s) or legal guardian if not present. Having such documentation on hand, even if not required, may facilitate entry/departure."

    The “Permission to Travel” documentation is especially important when travelers with different last names, same sex couples, and adoptive, divorced or widowed parents travel. They should carry certified custody or death certificates, and identification for themselves and the child.

    For a free sample “Permission to Travel” letter you can print out and fill in,

    "Spring Fling" at Microtel Inns & Suites

    Renew your relationship with Mother Nature and enjoy the season with “Spring Fling” rates from Microtel Inns & Suites. “Spring Fling” rates are available through May 31. Rates start at $32 for a single room and $42 for a double room or suite. “Spring Fling Rates” do not include tax and black out dates may apply.

    Microtel or 888/771-7171.

    Bonaire Bargains

    The Caribbean island of Bonaire is well known in the diving world. Here are specials offered throughout the island, many geared to divers, to tempt you to visit.

    Belmar Oceanfront Apartments (888/655-0605) offers its “Toucan (two can) Dive for One" special. Purchase one dive package and receive the second of equal or lesser value free. Priced from $395 per person, based on six people in a three bedroom apartment, this package is available May 15 to June 5, June 19 to 26 and Aug. 21 to Oct. 2, 2004. It includes seven nights’ accommodations, a seven-day truck rental and six days of unlimited shore diving plus six one-tank boat dives.

    Bonaire Lagoen Hill’s (888/655-0605) special package is available to Dec. 20, 2004. It includes seven nights’ accommodation, six days of unlimited shore diving and one free one-tank boat dive plus a seven day vehicle rental. Prices start at $372 per person, based on eight people in a three-bedroom unit.

    Captain Don's Habitat (800/327-6709) May singles’ month. Seven-night dive package include accommodations in Villa Superior room, daily breakfast, airport transfers, free drink, rum punch party, six boat dives, 24-hour unlimited shore diving, tanks, weights, belt, government taxes, service charges and gratuities for $760.

    The Divers Paradise (888/655-0605) package, valid to Dec. 20, 2004, includes seven nights accommodation in refurbished apartments, six days of unlimited shore diving and one free one-tank boat dive plus a seven day vehicle rental. Prices start at $459 per person, based on three people in a one-bedroom apartment.

    Ocean View Villas, through July 10, offers a package that includes seven nights in a two-bedroom apartment, six days of unlimited shore diving, six boat dives, and all local taxes. Prices start at $416 per person, based on quad occupancy or $476 per person for double occupancy.

    WannadiveHUT Bonaire offers a introduction dive package at $250 per person, based on double occupancy. The package includes a week's stay in a hotel, six days of unlimited air and use of tanks, weights and belt at any of Wannadive's three locations.

    Windsock Apartments’ May, June, September and October packages include seven nights’ accommodations in a one-bedroom apartment and unlimited shore diving including tanks, weights and air refills. The price starts at $399 per person, based on double occupancy. Add six boat dives and the package starts from $499 per person, based on double occupancy. .

    Protect Luggage with Baggage Guard Seals

    The pre- numbered, one-time use plastic padlocks are the perfect way to protect your luggage since they cannot be reinstalled once removed. That feature lets you instantly know if someone tampered with your luggage. Yet when TSAs at airports need to inspect your luggage, Baggage Guard Seals can be easily removed. A package of 10 Baggage Guard Seals is still only $9.95.

    Click Here to Order.

    Trump Sonesta Summer Discounts

    The Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, FL offers summer discounts of up to 35 percent off peak season rates. Rates start from $159 and are available May 2 to Sep. 30. Discounts apply to deluxe studio rooms, junior suites, and one and two bedroom suites.

    The rates does not include the resort fee of $15 plus tax assessed per room, per night. The fee entitles you to health club admission, daily newspaper, chairs and umbrellas at the beach and pool, in-room coffee, free shoe shine, high speed internet access (not Web TV) and free shuttle to local area attractions (schedule varies)

    The Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort also offers family, romance and spa packages during the same dates, starting at $199 per night and including many amenities.

    Trump Sonesta

    Mailback Airport Envelope

    It’s happened to me. I removed my shoes and was x-rayed and wanded at the airport security check. Then they confiscated a corkscrew and my favorite Swiss Army knife on my keychain because I forgot those prohibited items getting ready for a 6 am flight. It's too late to put your items in your checked-in luggage so your confiscated items are gone for good.

    Now there is a better way with the MailBack airport envelope, a pre-packaged, pre-stamped, bubble lined envelope made of protective material. The envelope also contains "point safe," a patent pending sheath designed to protect sharp points from piercing the envelope from the inside, plus a pen to address it quickly on the spot.

    When dropped in a mailbox, MailBack containing your property, will travel first-class through the Postal Service to any US address. You can address it to you at your destination or to your home.

    MailBack is made in the USA, and sold at airport retailers and airline ticket counters close to security checkpoints. Prices range from $4.95 to $6.95.

    Mailback Airport Envelope.

    US Airways Bonnie Fares To Scotland From $177

    HURRY! PURCHASE BY APR. 9. US Airways begins its first-ever flights to Scotland in May. To celebrate, US Airways offers special fares in Coach class and Envoy business class service. Coach fares start from $177 each way while business class fares start from $1265 one-way between Philadelphia and Glasgow.

    Tickets must be purchased by Apr. 9, 2004, for travel between May 10 to 30, 2004, or Sept. 2 to Oct. 21, 2004. All travel must be completed by Oct. 30, 2004.

    Fares are each way based on required roundtrip Coach or Envoy class travel. A maximum 30-day stay is allowed. Coach fares are valid for travel Mondays through Thursdays; fares for travel other days are higher. Coach fares require a Saturday night stay. Envoy Class fares are available daily. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited and may be sold out during your preferred dates of travel.

    US Airways offers introductory triple dividend miles for Envoy and double dividend miles for coach travel between Philadelphia and Glasgow, May 10, 2004, through July 31, 2004. Members Register before departure online or call 800/872-4738 and enter bonus request 8741.

    US Airways.

    New Cheap Tix Chart
    Buy Tickets at a Discount -- Special ticket outlets sell discounted day-of-performance tickets to theatrical productions, films, and sporting events. Discounts can be 50 percent or more. On The Go Publishing’s NEWLY UPDATED Cheap Tix Chart, still only $14, lists outlets in the U.S. and eight foreign cities that sell discounted, day-of-performance tickets. Order here.

    Southwest Value Season Prices

    Austin-Lehman Adventures, the active travel company, introduces 'value season pricing' on many of its May and June departures.

    Tour prices average $150 to $200 less than the norm for visits to the dramatic landscapes of Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico.

    Dates and prices for 2004 Southwest experiences:

    Arizona - Sedona and Grand Canyon: hike and bike May 16 to 21 and May 23 to 28. Value season priced at $2,098 per person. Fall trips ($2,298 per person) are Oct. 3 to 8 and Oct. 10 to 15; $600 single supplement.

    New Mexico - Santa Fe and Taos: hike, bike and raft June 6 to 11 and June 13 to 18 - value season price $2,198 per person. Fall trips ($2,398 per person) are Sep. 12 to17 and Sep. 19 to 24; $650 single supplement.

    Utah - Bryce and Zion National Parks: hike and bike May 9 to14, May 16 to 21, and May 23 to 28 - value season price $1,848 per person. Fall trips ($1,998 per person) are Sep. 12 to17, Sep. 19 to 24, Sep. 26 to Oct. 1, Oct. 3 to 8 and Oct. 10 to 15; $450 single supplement.

    New for 2004, Utah Canyonlands: hike, bike and raft June 6 to 11 and June 13 to 18, $2,698; $600 single supplement.

    Austin-Lehman Adventures or 800/575-1540.

    North America Rail Pass

    See the U.S.A. and Canada with Amtrak’s North American Rail Pass. The 30-Day North America Rail Pass is good for travel system wide on Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada. The only requirement is that your trip must include travel on both railroads. Reservations are required on all segments of travel.

    The pass is $495 for travel through May 31 and from Oct. 16 through Dec. 31. The price jumps to $699 for the warm summer peak period of June 1 to Oct. 15.

    Travelers older than 60, children under 18 and students with a Student Advantage Card in the U.S. or the ISIC Card in Canada qualify for an additional 10 percent discount.

    Amtrak or 800/USA-RAIL.

    Jackson Lake Lodge Anniversary Discount

    In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Lodge Company offers the Jackson Lake Lodge 75th Anniversary Special.

    Available May 21 through June 11 and Sep. 11 through Oct. 5, the package is based on double occupancy and includes one night in a lodge cabin, breakfast and an interpretive motorcoach tour of Grand Teton National Park. At $75 per person, per night, the package represents a 38 percent savings off the regular price.

    The Anniversary Special is subject to room availability, is not available to groups and is valid for new bookings only.

    To book the package, call 1-800-628-9988 and ask for the 75th Anniversary Special.

    Grand Teton Lodge Company.

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    Gambler's General Store -- The world's largest gambling superstore with slots, video poker, dice, craps, roulette, books, software and more. Gambler's General Store or 800/322-CHIP.

    Go Boston Card -- free admission to 25 top attractions, 2-day hop-on, hop-off trolley pass, $700 in discounts at shops and restaurants, free gifts, and a 132 page full-color pocket guidebook. www.GoBostonCard.com

    YesTravel.Net the best fares to South America Peru at a Glance from $339, Exploring Andean Lands in Equador 14 nights from $2,594, South American Grand Slam 15 nights from $918, Patagonia Experience 7 nights from $847. Yes Travel Network 800/497-8525.

    KUTZTOWN FESTIVAL June 26 - July 4 - Revisit your past in Kutztown, PA. Over 2,000 quilts for sale. 200 juried folk artists and traditional craftspeople. Entertainment on six stages. Great Pennsylvania Dutch food. Kutztown Festival or 888/674-6136.

    FREE GARNET Necklace & Bracelet -- Direct from a famous jewelry workshop. While supplies last. Limit 4 necklaces and 4 bracelets per person. ACT RIGHT NOW. click here to order.

    DINNER AT 35,000 FEET What meals will you get on your flight (if any)? Find sections that take you behind the scenes at airline catering. Preview first- and business-class menus and see pictures of actual airline meals, photographed and contributed by passengers. More than 330 airlines are represented from Aces Airlines to Yangon Airways. Learn what your meals will likely be.

    Free Bear, Tickets at Hampton Inn Harrisburg-West -- $114 a night package includes breakfast bar, 24-hr. refreshments, 2 tickets to the National Civil War Museum, free gift bag, free Boyd's Bear, and discount coupons for area attractions. No charge for up to two children. Hampton Inn Harrisburg-West or 717/691-1300.

    Joshua Grindle Inn 3-night “3 Decades of Hospitality” package. Last chance to save up to 35%off regular prices. Pay today’s rate for the 1st night (about $180). The 2nd and 3rd nights are rates from the 1990s ($140) and 1980s ( $80). This special deal available Sunday through Thursday until Spring 2004. Joshua Grindle Inn 800/GRINDLE.

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