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Travel Savings Alerts Newsletter, April 2018 Issue

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ISSN: 1542-801X, Copyright  2018 
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Editor: Nicki Chodnoff

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In This Issue:
Chesler Park, Needles District, Canyonlands National Park, UT

  • Free NYC Museums
  • Best Western Spring into Rewards
  • Pacific Surfliner Partners with Disneyland
  • Princess Cruises "Summer on Sale"
  • Asbury Hotel BOGO
  • Henderson Stay More, Save More
  • Spring Philly Overnight Package
  • Ikon Ski Pass
  • California Everyday Amtrak Discounts
  • Travelers Owed Compensation from Airlines
  • Myanmar on a Shoestring
  • Round the World Cruise Discount
  • Vancouver's Expanded Free Public WiFi
  • Morro Bay Seasonal Savings
  • Club Med $400 Air Credit
  • Spain and Portugal Special Offer
  • Four Seasons 3rd Night Free
  • Quark Expeditions Arctic Early Booking
  • Scenic Early-Booking Incentives
  • Frequent Flyer Programs

    • Free NYC Museums

      There is much to see and do in New York City and it can be overwhelming. Before you plan your tours, see what there is to see for free.
        Here are a few museums that never charge admission.
      • African Burial Ground Memorial Site 290 Broadway Manhattan, 212/637-2019
      • American Folk Art Museum 2 Lincoln Square Manhattan, 212/595-9533
      • BRIC House 47 Fulton St. Brooklyn, 718/683-5600
      • The Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, 718/681-6000
      • Federal Hall National Memorial 26 Wall St. Manhattan, 212/825-6990
      • General Grant National Memorial Riverside Dr. and 122nd St. Manhattan, 212/ 666-1640
      • Hamilton Grange 414 W. 141st St. Manhattan, 646/548-2310
      • The Harbor Defense Museum US Army Garrison Fort Hamilton, 101st St. & Fort Hamilton Pkwy. Brooklyn, 718/630-4349
      • The Hispanic Society of America 613 W. 155th St. Manhattan, 212/926-2234
      • Irish Hunger Memorial 290 Vesey St. Manhattan, 212/417-2000
      • Leslie–Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 26 Wooster St. Manhattan, 212/431-2609
      • The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology Seventh Ave. at 27th St., Manhattan, 212/217-4530
      • National Museum of the American Indian 1 Bowling Green, Manhattan, 212/ 514-3700
      • NY Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Fifth Ave. & 42nd St., Manhattan, 917/275-6975
      • NY Public Library for the Perfoming Arts 40 Lincoln Center Plaza Manhattan, 917/275-6975
      • Queens County Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy. Queens, 718/347-3276
      • Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Blvd. Manhattan, 917/275-6975
      • Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Sculpture Park at Broadway Queens, 718/956-1819
      • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace 28 E. 20th St. Manhattan, 212/260-1616.

      New York City Free Museums.

      Best Western Spring into Rewards

      Best Western Hotels & Resorts prepare for warmer weather with its spring promotion, Go.Get.Rewarded. Through Apr. 29, 2018, Best Western Rewards (BWR) members receive a $10 Best Western Travel Card for every completed stay within North America. There are no limitations to the number of stays you can complete during this period.

      Best Western’s spring promotion underscores BWR’s renewed focus on rewards that are easily redeemable and bring value. In addition to receiving a $10 Travel Card for every stay, you also receive enriched benefits.

      BWR’s loyalty program points never expire. Reward redemption begins at a lower point level relative to industry competitors, and free nights earned can be redeemed at any Best Western branded hotel worldwide, with no blackout dates. Members have access to special rates, up to 10 percent off on every night, and free night redemptions count toward attaining elite tiers. Members are able to earn gift cards from some shopping, entertainment, gas, and airline partners.

      As part of the BWR refresh, you receive instant rewards on every stay. The Status Match…No Catch program allows you to instantly have your status matched with other hotel loyalty programs upon enrollment.

      Elite members receive elite rewards. On arrival, elite members can receive a “thank you” gift or bonus points plus a 10 percent discount for all free night redemptions. Best Western hotels provide guaranteed free nights for Diamond and Diamond select members at properties with availability.

      Member are provided with a digital membership card to access their membership number, point balance, current tier level and exclusive deals and offers across all 11 Best Western brands.

      Go.Get.Rewarded .

      Thrifty Rent-A-Car System, Inc.

      Pacific Surfliner Partners with Disneyland

      The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner partners with the Disneyland Resort to offer limited-time savings for Southern California residents on train travel and Disneyland Resort theme park admission through May 21, 2018. The Pacific Surfliner brings nearly three million travelers annually to Southern California destinations including Anaheim.

        The Pacific Surfliner and Disneyland Resort offer includes:
      • Kids ride free on Pacific Surfliner to the Disneyland Resort with a paid adult
      • An additional five percent savings on the SoCal Resident Ticket offer for Disneyland Resort theme parks.

      Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) provides a connection from the train station to the Disneyland Resort. The ride is free with a valid train ticket. You can travel to Anaheim by train from throughout Southern California, including San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

      Program details:

      Kids Ride Free to Anaheim – Book the train to Anaheim, CA and for each adult ticket purchased, receive one child ticket free (ages two to 12). To redeem, select one "Adult" and one "Child" as passenger types, and enter promo code V231.

      Unlock an additional five percent savings on the SoCal Resident Ticket offer.

      The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner travels along a 351-mile coastal rail route through San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

      Pacific Surfliner Partners with Disneyland.

      Princess Cruises "Summer on Sale"

      Princess Cruises has a sale on the lines' most popular destinations, including Alaska, Caribbean, Europe and Japan. During Summer on Sale, book and save up to 40 percent per person on select cruise launch fares, plus third and fourth guests in a stateroom can book with fares from $399. You can book with a ten percent per person deposit.

        Examples of Summer on Sale fares include:
      • Alaska Voyage of the Glaciers - seven days: $629 interior, $1,749 balcony
      • Alaska Inside Passage - seven days: $749 interior, $1,349 balcony
      • Scandinavia & Russia - 11 days: $1,799 interior, $1,899 balcony
      • British Isles - 12 days: $1,699 interior, $1,899 balcony
      • Eastern or Western Caribbean - seven days: $699 interior, $1,199 balcony
      • Japan - eight days: $1,099 interior, $1,599 balcony.

      All cruise prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Summer on Sale runs through Apr. 24, 2018 and is available to residents of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

      Summer on Sale or 800-PRINCESS.

      Asbury Hotel BOGO

      The Asbury Hotel, in Asbury Park NJ, offers a BOGO (buy one night get the second night free) promotion, through May 24, 2018. A minimum two-night stay is required.

      BOGO room rates midweek start at $110 per night while weekend rates start at $195 per night.

      Black-out dates for the promotion include Saturdays in April, the weekend of Apr. 27 to 29, 2018 and all Fridays and Saturdays in May.

      The 110-room hotel has queen rooms, king rooms, family rooms, suites and bunk rooms that can sleep up to eight. The BOGO promotion is available on king rooms and up.

      Use code 2FOR1 when booking.

      Asbury Park Hotel or 732/774-7100.

      The Color Run

      Henderson Stay More, Save More

      The Henderson Beach Resort, in Destin, FL, offer a Spring Stay More, Save More promotion where the longer you stay, the more you can save.

        Stay three to four nights and save up to 20 percent
      • Stay five to six nights and save up to 30 percent
      • Stay seven or more nights and save up to 35 percent.

      Stay More, Save More promotion discount is based on season and availability and is applied to best available rate.

      Additionally, Henderson Beach Resort offers a Florida Neighbor Rate. Residents of Florida, Georgia, and Alabama receive up to 20 percent off.

      The Florida Neighbor Rate does not include tax and resort fee and is based on availability as some blackout dates may apply. A valid Florida, Georgia or Alabama ID is required at check-in.

      Henderson Beach Resort or 855/741-2777.

      Spring Philly Overnight Package

      For spring, the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel package includes free onsite hotel parking and other perks highlighting Philly’s food scene. Available at 47 participating hotels, the spring package offers coupons and gift cards for top dining establishments, free hotel parking and $10 towards a Lyft ride, for a combined added value of $195. The package is bookable now for stays through June 15, 2018.

        Package perks include:
      • Free onsite hotel parking (up to a $100 value for two nights)
      • Up to $10 toward Lyft rides for new and existing riders
      • Up to $85 in foodie perks, including a Campo’s coupon good for any cheesesteak.
        Three $25 restaurant gift cards that can be used at:
      • CHeU Noodle Restaurants (alcohol, tax and gratuity included)
      • Bing Bing Dim Sum
      • R2L: The gift card is good for one visit, alcohol, tax and gratuity included.
      • We love 13th Street eateries: $25 gift card (alcohol, tax and gratuity included) is good for use at Barbuzzo, Bud & Marilyn’s, Jamonera, Little Nonna’s and Lolita.

      Visit Philly Overnight Hotel package.

      Ikon Ski Pass

      The Ikon Pass, North America’s newest season pass for winter 2018-2019 includes SkiBig3 in Alberta, Canada, Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada and Sugarbush Resort in VT, as its newest partners. As the Icon Pass goes on sale, it offers more than 63,000 skiable acres of terrain at 26 mountain destinations located in nine states and four Canadian provinces with a total of 481 lifts.

      >Located in Banff and Lake Louise in Canada’s first National Park, SkiBig3 offers three mountains: Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise and Mt. Norquay with nearly 8,000 skiable acres in the Canadian Rockies.

      Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada at 5,620 feet, is the only destination to offer access via lift, snowcat, helicopter, and backcountry terrain from one village base.

      Sugarbush Resort in VT, is a few hours from major cities such as Boston and Montreal and offers Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen.

      Ikon Pass: Starting at $899, it offers unlimited access to 12 destinations plus seven-days and seven-days combined at 13 destinations, with zero blackout dates.

      Ikon Pass: Discounted Child Passes (12 and under) are available through Apr. 9, 2018, for $199 with the purchase of an Adult Ikon Pass.

      Ikon Base Pass: Starts at $599 and offers unlimited access to eight destinations plus five-days and five-days combined at 17 destinations, with three blackout periods.

      Ikon Base Discounted Child Passes: (12 and under) is available until Apr. 9, 2018 for $149 with the purchase of an Adult Base Pass

      Ikon Pass.


      The one-stop shop for train travel

      California Everyday Amtrak Discounts

      The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner launched the California Everyday Discounts program, offering year-round savings on train travel for seniors, students, and passengers with disabilities. The Pacific Surfliner route serves San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo.

      The program was developed in coordination with the state's two other intercity rail services and has been launched on the tails of Amtrak's recent changes to its nationwide everyday discounts.

      The following discounts are available for Pacific Surfliner trips booked online, by phone, and at staffed Amtrak stations:

      Seniors Save 15%: Travelers ages 62 and older receive a 15 percent discount on the regular adult fare with promo code V282.

      Passengers with Disabilities save 15%: Adult passengers with a disability receive a 15 percent discount on the regular adult fare with promo code V577.

      Students Save 15%: Students ages 13 to 25 with a valid student ID are eligible for 15 percent off the regular adult fare with promo code V353.

      Kids Ride 50% Off: One child (ages two to 12) rides half-price with a paid adult. Ages two and younger ride free. No promo code is needed.

      Amtrak Pacific Surfliner.

      Travelers Owed Compensation from Airlines

      AirHelp, a flight compensation company for passenger rights, found that in 2017 more than one million passengers traveling from the U.S. to Europe may be entitled to more $555 million in airline compensation due to missed connecting flights.

      If flights are booked together under one reference code, passengers can claim $300 to $700 in compensation from the airlines if they miss a connecting flight due to an earlier disruption under EC 261 or Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004. It’s a European law that requires airlines to compensate passengers for lengthy flight delays, cancellations, and in situations where they are denied boarding. Passengers on E.U. flights that are eligible under EC 261 must be paid up to $700 in compensation for flight delays of more than three hours. If you fly inside the E.U. or from Europe to elsewhere, you’re entitled to compensation for a cancellation or a delay of more than three hours regardless of airline. If you fly to the E.U., you must be on an E.U. airline.

      While many travelers don't know how to determine whether they are eligible for compensation, or how to file claims, with AirHelp's new tool, you can check for eligibility through the AirHelp website or app.

        If you have a multi-flight trip, it's possible that only a portion of it will be factored into your compensation. To determine this, your journey must meet a few conditions:
      • All flights must be under one booking, not purchased individually
      • Your disruption must be eligible under EC 261, including being caused by the airline and not factors such as a strike or bad weather conditions.

      The amount of compensation depends on the distance, the disrupted flight and any legs that come after it. Any legs of the journey that came before the disruption might be included as well if they were operated by the same carrier responsible for the delay, and if there were no intervening flights operated by a different carrier.

      If you are stranded for an extended period of time at the airport and you do not accept any offer that waives your right to compensation, such as accepting a bonus-points voucher, you can file a claim. Keep all receipts for any expenses incurred as a result of the delay. You will have to document your flight with at least the confirmation code and your ticket number, both of which you should have in an e-mail if you lost the boarding pass.

      EC 261 exempts compensation for “extraordinary circumstances” such as bad weather, security threats, airport strikes and air-traffic-control decisions.

      On top of EC 261 compensation, the carrier also must provide you with meals and refreshments during the delay, and access to communications, including telephone calls, fax messages, and emails. If you are forced to stay overnight due to the delay, the carrier should pay for your hotel, and transport to and from the airport.

      Contact the airline that delayed you by asking for EC 261 and send in copies of your receipts and flight documents. If your request goes unanswered, consider contacting AirHelp, or other third party intervention services.

      If AirHelp or other third party intervention services must take the airline to court, you’ll also have to sign a power-of-attorney. AirHelp cites a 98 percent success rate in court.

      All third party intervention services charge 25 percent of a paid claim for their services.


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      Myanmar on a Shoestring

      STA Travel offers a 14-day trip to Myanmar and Thailand discounted 20 percent from $1,489 to $1,191 on departures after Apr. 18, 2018. The cost is based on a twin-room.

      Included in the tour are nine breakfasts and a meal at Sanon Restaurant and Culinary Training School in Bagan, a full-day trekking excursion in Kengtung, a sunrise temple tour in Bagan, an orientation walk in Yangon, internal flights, all transport between destinations and to/from included activities. Eleven nights are spent at simple twin share hotels or hostels with two overnights on the bus.

      You start in Chiang Mai, Thailand, cross the border into Myanmar to Kengtung, trekking through rice paddies and visiting the Kyaing Tong Market. A quick flight takes you to Inle, with time at Inle Lake to rent a bike, take a cooking class, or tour the lake visiting floating villages and gardens. An overnight bus ride to Bagan allows for a sunrise temple tour. Enjoy free time in Bagan and Mandalay. Or climb Mandalay Hill or the visit the Golden Monastery. An overnight bus takes you to Yangon to visit ancient temples, visit the ancient royal capital of Amarapura, or cross the world's longest teak bridge. An orientation walk in Yangon allows for a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda and free time. Fly to Bangkok for a final night with the group.

      STA Travel or 800/781-4040.

      Round the World Cruise Discount

      Cruise and Maritime Voyages’ ship, the Columbus, sets sail on a 120 day round the world cruise on Jan. 5, 2019, from London Tilbury. A twin inner cabin is discounted from $52,549 per person based on double occupancy, to $14,809 per person. A twin ocean view cabin drops from $57,559 per person, double occupancy, to $16,219. Also included is an up to $1,300 per person onboard credit along with paid gratuities and a lunch and dinner beverage package. When booking use cruise code C905.

      Once across the Atlantic Ocean, with several Caribbean ports of call, Columbus will transit the Panama Canal sailing to the islands of the South Seas to New Zealand and Australia, Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and India. Then to Egypt and Jordan and transit the Suez Canal to the Holy Land where Columbus sails the Mediterranean homeward bound.

      With lounge areas, and a range of facilities, Columbus is a comfortable ship for such an adventure. For most of this voyage, you are in warmer climes and can make use of the expansive deck areas, swimming pools and whirlpools. The crew will ensure you receive a high level of personal service.

      Cruise and Maritime Round the World Cruise or 855/206-4897.

      Vancouver's Expanded Free Public WiFi

      The city of Vancouver, BC partnered with TELUS in 2015 and established 42 public locations for a free #VanWiFi public network. In the most recent expansion with Shaw, approximately 550 locations in Vancouver's downtown core and surrounding areas now have free access to the network as part of the City of Vancouver's Digital Strategy.

      The free VanWiFi network bandwidth speed is generally 10 Mbps, with no limit on data usage and no personal information required to access the network.

        VanWifi locations
      • Social housing locations - long-term housing that’s rent reduced for low income earners.
      • Alexander (58 Alexander)
      • Antoinette Lodge (535 E Cordova St.)
      • 1105 Seymour
      • Central Residence (42 E Cordova St.)
      • Gresham (716 Smithe Street)
      • Kingsway Continental (3484 Kingsway)
      • Granville Residence (1261 Granville St.)
      • Oppenheimer Lodge (450 E Cordova St.)
        Outdoor locations
      • Granville Street (300-1200 Granville)
      • Canada Place
      • Jim Deva Plaza (1200 Bute Street)
      • English Bay Beach (‘Bath House’)
      • Sunset Beach Concession
      • Oppenheimer Park Fieldhouse.
        Shaw locations - This includes an additional 500 plus WiFi locations spread throughout the downtown core and surrounding areas, including the following highly-concentrated spaces:
      • Broadway (Oak to Cambie)
      • Commercial Drive (Venables to 1st Ave)
      • Davie Street (Jervis to Burrard)
      • Denman Street (from Davie to W. Georgia)
      • Downtown Eastside
      • Gastown
      • Granville Street (from Drake to Cordova)
      • Main Street (Broadway to E. 16th Ave)
      • Robson Street (from Denman to Burrard.)

      Map for free WiFi locations .

      Enjoy First Class Travel with $120 Off.

      Morro Bay Seasonal Savings

      Explore spring in Morro Bay, a family friendly destination on California's Central Coast. Morro Bay has accommodations from under $100 mid-week and under $200 for most weekends.

      On Highway 1 half-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco, this fishing village and waterfront destination offers spring lodging specials through May 2018 at boutique hotels, inns, B&Bs and remodeled budget-friendly motels reminiscent of 1950s classic California.

      Morro Bay is known for sustainably caught fresh seafood, miles of unspoiled beaches, and waterfront and downtown districts offering shopping, restaurants, wine tasting, events and outdoor adventures.

      There are free things to do such as tide pooling, hiking and beach combing for sand dollars on Morro Strand Beach.

        Some shops offer discounts such as:
      • Kayak Horizons – 10 percent off kayak rentals
      • The Paddleboard Company - $5 off a $25 purchase
      • Sub Sea Tours - $10 off Whale Watching Tour or $5 off Sub Sea Tour AZ.Hi.AZ.IAm Surf Shop - $5 off a $25 or more purchase or rental
      • Morro Bay Golf Course – Free bucket of range balls.

      Morro Bay or 800/231-0592.

      Club Med $400 Air Credit

      Club Med helps you book your next getaway with its new Spring Into Summer promotion. For a limited time, solo travelers, couples and families can get deals from $115 per person, per night on new bookings made by May 1, 2018, for travel through Oct. 27, 2018.

      Club Med's properties in the Caribbean and Mexico are a short plane ride away. For a passport-free experience, check out Club Med's only U.S. resort in Florida, with spa treatments and family activities.

        With the Spring into Summer promotion, travelers can enjoy:
      • Rates from $115 per person, per night for an all-inclusive escape
      • Up to $400 air credit per person
      • No single supplement fee
      • Kids under four years of age stay free.

      Club Med features all-day dining with local cuisine, unlimited beverages, nightly entertainment, accommodations, and sports and activities for the whole family.

        Club Med Caribbean and Mexico properties include:
      • Club Med Turkoise, Turks and Caicos - First adult-only, four Trident Club Med resort. Located in Grace Bay Beach, it offers a renovated resort center, new infinity-edge pool, redesigned reception area and new rooms with balconies overlooking the ocean.
      • Club Med Cancún Yucatán, Mexico - Redesigned family getaway lined by beaches on the tip of Riviera Maya.
      • Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Florida, U.S.A. - For active families. Home to Club Med Academies, with professional sports instruction or land and water sports. With an emphasis on well-being and health, there are healthy dining options, sports-oriented treatments and massages and an adults-only infinity Zen pool.

      Club Med or 800/258-2633.

      Spain and Portugal Special Offer

      Variety Cruises, operating 11 yachts worldwide, offers a 50 percent reduction on official rates in double occupancy or no single supplement for single travelers when sailing from Malaga, Spain on the M/Y Harmony G. This discount is only available for new bookings and port charges are not discounted.

      You can choose from the June 23 sailing from Portimao, Portugal to Malaga, Spain or the July 14, 2018 sailing from Malaga, Spain to Portimao, Portugal.

      Mention “Summer 2018 Special Offer” when booking your cruise, which must be accompanied by a 35 percent deposit per passenger. The remainder of the cruise fare must be paid in full 30 days before departure.

      The “Summer 2018 Special Offer” cannot be combined with the early booking discount. The summer special can be combined with Variety Club Membership savings of five to 10 percent.

      Variety Cruises or 800/319-7776.

      Cheap Hotels Worldwide Sale

      Four Seasons 3rd Night Free

      The Four Seasons Tunis, in the capital city of Tunisia in North Africa, offers a third night free promotion available through Nov. 30, 2019.

      The free third night is offered with every two consecutive paid nights in a suite. Rates are based on the best available room rate for the dates you choose. The free night must be used in conjunction with your initial stay.

      The offer is subject to availability at the time of reservation and is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or contract and it does not apply to groups.

      Four Seasons third night free.

      Quark Expeditions Arctic Early Booking

      Quark Expeditions offers an early booking bonus for 2019 trips to the Arctic.

      The discounts are per person, and valid for new bookings up to June 15, 2018 for departures June through September 2019. When booking, you must provide your full name and the promo code. Cabins eligible for the discount are limited. The discount is only combinable with Shackleton Club past passenger offers.

      Discounts are for the voyage only and do not apply to transfer package, adventure options, additional hotel accommodation, pre/post tours, insurance, flights, or group bookings.

      For Arctic 2019 journeys, premium cabin bookings are eligible for savings up to 30 percent. The offer is valid for booking through June 30, 2018. Use promotion code: ARC19P30.

      For Arctic 2019 journeys, some premium cabins offer 20 percent savings. The offer is valid for booking through June 30, 2018. Use promotion code: ARC19P20.

      For Arctic 2019 journeys, some premium cabins offer 15 percent savings. The offer is valid for booking through June 30, 2018. Use promotion code: ARC19P15.

      For Arctic 2019 journeys, some standard cabins save 20 percent. The offer is valid for booking through June 30, 2018. Use promotion code: ARC19S20.

      For Arctic 2019 journeys, some standard cabins save 15 percent. The offer is valid for booking through June 30, 2018. Use promotion code: ARC19S15.

      For Arctic 2019 journeys, some standard cabins save 10 percent. The offer is valid for booking through June 30, 2018. Use promotion code: ARC19S10.

      For the North Pole 2019 Free Transfer package ($1,995 value), book by June 30, 2018, and use promotion code ARC19NP. The North Pole Mandatory Transfer package includes: One night’s pre- and post-expedition hotel accommodation in Helsinki with breakfast; roundtrip flights from Helsinki to Murmansk; transfers to and from the ship; transfers between the airport and hotel in Helsinki.

      For the Arctic Watch 2019 Free Transfer package ($1,895 value), book by June 30, 2018, and use promotion code ARC19AW. Arctic Watch Mandatory Transfer package includes: Hotel shuttle transfers on arrival and departure between airport and hotel in Yellowknife; one pre-night’s hotel accommodation in Yellowknife with breakfast; group transfer to and from charter flight to Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge; group flight from Yellowknife to Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge and return; one post-night’s hotel accommodation in Yellowknife with breakfast.

      Quark Expeditionsr or 888/979-4073.

      Scenic Early-Booking Incentives

      Scenic Cruises rewards guests who plan early by offering its 2019 European and Russian river cruises at 2018 prices. To sweeten the deal, the company throws in other incentives including free flights to Europe or savings of up to $1,000 per person, and 50 percent off the single supplement. The pricing special runs until the 2019 brochure is released in May.

      Besides the built-in savings of booking a 2019 cruise at 2018 prices, book any European sailing of 12 days or longer, or any sailings on the Rhine River, the Danube River between Nuremburg-Budapest, or Russia’s Volga River, and choose to fly free or save $1,000 per person on your cruise fare.

      Eight- to 11-day European itineraries receive either free flights (standard suites) or $495 flights (balcony suites) to Europe or can save $500 per person. Solo travelers receive 50 percent off all single supplements on any European sailing from April through November. Scenic also offers reduced Premium Economy and Business class airfares.

      Scenic also provides a river cruise guarantee. Backed by Chubb Insurance, the guarantee automatically covers you for any delays or cancellations due to weather, natural disasters, mechanical breakdowns, labor strikes or high/low water issues. Approved claimants receive up to $750 per day with a maximum of seven days or $5,250, instead of future cruise credits.

      In honor of the 75th anniversary of Normandy’s D-Day, Scenic developed an eight-day Seine sailing that explores the towns between Paris and Honfleur, on the English Channel, and the opportunity to walk the beaches of Normandy and pay respects at Normandy Cemetery.

      Scenic offers cruises on the Danube, Rhine and Main Canal from eight- to 16-days. Scenic’s Enrich program includes a private Viennese concert at Palais Lichtenstein; fine dining and classical music at the Palais-des-Papes of Avignon; an evening of music at the oldest Baroque residence in the Upper Rhine, Rastatt Palace; and mingling with locals and a meal in the Hoorn.

      The Scenic Space-Ships offer private butler service and unlimited free beverages and spirits including mini-bar re-stocked daily, six on-board dining options and a wellness area and fitness center. Everything is included: tips and gratuities, local guides, all Scenic Freechoice activities for a more personalized vacation, and Scenic Enrich events.

      Scenic Cruises or 844/788-7985.

      Frequent Flyer Programs

      To help you make the best decisions for your wallet, WalletHub released its 2018’s Best Frequent Flyer Programs report. It ranks the 10 largest domestic airlines based on 23 key metrics, ranging from the value of a point/mile to blackout dates for rewards flights. WalletHub’s report also features a custom calculator that allows you to personalize the results based on your budget.
      • Delta SkyMiles is the best frequent flyer program for the third straight year.

      • The average airline rewards program gives frequent flyers 12 percent off their airline spending. And they’re all free to join.

      • Hawaiian Airlines offers the most rewards value to frequent flyers ($19.95 per $100 spent), with Alaska Airlines coming in a close second ($19.87 per $100 spent).

      • Four of the 10 largest airlines offer more rewards in 2018 than in 2017, sweetening the pot by an average of 20 percent.

      • Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways are the only two major airlines whose miles do not expire because of inactivity.

      • The Frontier Airlines credit card and the Lufthansa credit card are 2018’s best airline credit cards, according to WalletHub’s editors.

      Here’s the full report and access to the custom calculator..

      Had a good experience on a plane recently? Stumbled across the perfect place to stay, eat or drink? Tell us about it, email us here.

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