A new low-cost airline, backed by Tony Ryan and family, will begin operations in Mexico late 2006. The Ryan family founded the Ryanair airline.
Called RyanMex, the airline expects to carry 1.5 million passengers in its first year of operation. The new airline hasn't disclosed its routes but will do so closer to launch date.
Operations are anticipated to begin Sep. 2006 with two Boeing 737-300s and the aircraft fleet increasing to 10 within two years of operation. The airline will cover Mexico City, major Mexican cities and some cities in the United States. The new airline expects to employ up to 500 staff within its first year.
Fr-ee Fun San Diego|
This savings-packed FR.EE brochure features almost 40 Fun, Fr-ee Things to do in San Diego. When heading to Southern California, attend concerts or visit a State Historic Park and keep that cash in your pocket.
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Double Whammy Pass Returns
Lake Tahoe's original dual mountain season pass is back for 2006/2007 season with prices from $359. After six visits, pass-holders will ski and ride fr.ee for the rest of the season.
The Double Whammy Phase I prices increase after May 31, 2006. Double Whammy passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The blackout dates for the 2006/2007 winter season are Nov. 24 to 25, 2006; Dec. 26 to 31, 2006; Jan. 13 to 14, 2007 and Feb. 17 to 18, 2007.
The Double Whammy is the passport to ski/ride in Tahoe with terrain on more than 4,480 acres, 115 runs, 27 lifts (including 10 high-speed quads), 11 fre.estyle terrain parks, four halfpipes, snowshoe trails plus 50 kilometers of cross-country trails at Northstar-at-Tahoe.
The $359 Value Season Pass, the most popular Double Whammy product, allows adults to ski/ride any day excluding blackout dates at Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sunday through Friday excluding blackout dates at Northstar-at-Tahoe.
A limited season pass, valid any day at Sierra and any day excluding blackout dates at Northstar, is $469 for adults and $269 for young adults (ages 13 to 22). An unlimited season pass, valid at both resorts with no restrictions, is available for $689 for adults, $399 for young adults and $119 for super seniors, age 70 plus.
A limited child's season pass, priced at $89, allows children to ski/ride any day at Sierra and any day excluding blackout dates at Northstar. The unlimited child season pass, valid any day at both resorts, is $119.
A College Double Whammy season pass for $269, allows students of all ages to ski/ride any day at Sierra and any day excluding blackout dates at Northstar. Students must show a valid college photo ID and proof of enrollment in a minimum of six class credits for the fall 2006 semester/quarter to qualify for this pass.
Sierra-at-Tahoe's Sunday to Friday pass is $199, which excludes blackout dates. A Sierra-only limited pass for $259 is valid any day, excluding blackout dates. A Northstar Monday through Friday pass is $259 and is valid weekdays, excluding blackout dates.
Double Whammy Pass or 800/GO-NORTH.
Doral Golf Getaway Sweepstakes
Marriott Golf , the world's largest resort golf management company, created the Doral Golf Getaway Sweepstakes, where one winner will receive four nights of accommodations and five rounds of golf for two, including a round on the Blue Monster Golf Course, where Tiger Woods won the Ford Championship. The contest is fr.ee and open to the public.
As part of the sweepstakes, anyone cam register online to win four nights at Marriott's Doral Golf Resort & Spa, in Miami, FL. The winner will also receive one round of golf for two, with cart, on each of Doral's five championship golf courses, Blue Monster; Great White; Gold; Red; and Silver.
The contest runs through Sep. 7, 2006, and also offers the winner unlimited use of the practice facility and bag storage, and one buffet breakfast for two each morning of the stay at Doral.
Doral is one of a collection of resorts participating in Marriott Golf's Rounds & Rooms program. Rounds & Rooms is a golf resort reservation system designed to allow golfers to simultaneously book tee times and hotel rooms at 30 leading golf courses worldwide. Marriott Golf currently manages 45 properties, including 60 golf courses, and expects participation in the Rounds & Rooms program to increase substantially by the end of 2006.
Budget Bargain One-Way Rates
It's that time of year when Budget wants to move its fleet. If you want to beat the Florida or Arizona heat, Budget Rent A Car offers special one-way rates from Florida to select locations in the continental United States.
When traveling one-way from Florida, you can rent a minivan for $17.95 per day or an intermediate sport utility vehicle for $24.95 per day. One-way from Florida rates for a sub-compact are $17.95 per day; $18.95 per day for a compact; $19.95 per day for an intermediate and $21.95 per day for a full-size vehicle.
The one-way rates include unlimited mileage and are available for pickup at Budget airport locations in Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Melbourne, Miami International, Orlando, Pensacola, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Sarasota, Tampa, West Palm Beach and Tallahassee. Vehicles must be returned to select locations in the continental United States.
Budget one-way rates from airport and off-airport locations in Arizona to select locations in California are $17.95 per day for a sub-compact vehicle; $18.95 per day for a compact; $19.95 per day for an intermediate and $21.95 per day for a full-size vehicle.
One-way offers are valid for pick up through June 30, 2006. There is limited availability at these rates and you must mention Budget Customer Discount (BCD) Number U030191 at the time of reservation.
Budget Rent A Car or 800/BUDGET-7.
Face-It Luggage Tags -- Your Face on Your Luggage|
There's no mistaking your luggage with the 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.
Avis One-Way Rates
Through June 30, 2006, Avis Rent A Car offers low one-way rates from Florida and Arizona to select destinations in the United States.
The daily rate for a car rented from Florida starts from $17.95 for a sub-compact, $18.95 a day for a compact, $19.95 a day for an intermediate, or $21.95 a day for a full-size. Minivans are $17.95 a day and intermediate sports utility vehicles are $24.95 a day.
Airport pickup locations in Florida include: Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Melbourne, Miami International, Orlando, Pensacola, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Sarasota, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Tallahassee and Southwest Florida International.
One-way renters in Arizona can pick up vehicles at airport and off- airport locations and return them to select locations in California and Nevada. Rates range from $17.95 a day for a sub- compact to $37.99 for a full-size, depending on drop-off location.
All cars are available with unlimited mileage and without a drop-off fee. Rates are subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. Mention AWD# K169502 when making a reservation.
Avis Rent A Car or 888/777-AVIS.
Family Rates, Kids Eat Fr.ee at Cheyenne Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Resort, near Colorado Springs, CO, offers a family of four rates from $149 per night combined with a Kids Eat F.ree program.
The $149 rate is valid May through September, for a room with two queen beds accommodating two adults and two children, who stay fr.ee. The 316 guest rooms feature two phones with dataports, high-speed internet access with wireless keyboard, cable TV with video games on demand, terry robes, hair dryer, bathroom amenities and a balcony with views of the surrounding mountains.
The 217-acre resort offers outdoor activities for everyone in the family with its own 35-acre lake for trout fishing, kayaking, canoeing and paddleboats; 18 tennis courts; racquetball; a 18-hole golf course; and five swimming pools (adult, baby, indoor, outdoor and resort pools). Hiking and biking are available nearby.
The resort offers dining choices so kids and adults can always find something they like. The buffet-style Mountain View Dining Room has a Kids Eat Fr,ee menu for children six and under, while children seven to 12 dine for half price.
Cheyenne Mountain Resort or 800/428-8886.
Passengers Face Lie Detector Tests
If you thought pat-downs and wanding was intrusive, security may go to a while new level in Russia. Airline passenger traveling to or through Russia will have to take a lie detector test. The new security measure, to start at Moscow's Domodedovo airport about July, is geared to identify terrorists and drug smugglers.
Initially, passengers thought as "suspicious" by the FSB, the security service that succeeded the KGB, will take the test. Eventually, it will apply to all passengers.
Test takers will pick up the handset of a "truth verifier" and will be asked questions. If someone fails, they are accompanied by a guard to a cubicle where questions are asked in a "more intense atmosphere." The four questions asked are: your full identity, have you ever lied to the authorities, are you carrying weapons or narcotics. To cut delays to a minimum, passengers will take the test after putting their shoes and baggage through the X-ray machines and before retrieving them. Officials insist that it will take between 30 seconds and a minute.
The verifier machine, developed by an Israeli company, can establish if answers come from memory or imagination. Currently, some insurance companies in Britain use the technology to screen for fraud.
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.
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Thunder Bay Offers Fr.ee Golf for 2006
Thunder Bay Golf and RV Resort, in Hillman, MI, offers fr.ee golf to resort guests for the entire 2006 season. Foursomes staying in any of the Resort's 18 large, 700 square foot suites pay $59 daily per person for their lodging, breakfast and golf cart for 18 holes. Their golf at Thunder Bay is then fr,ee and unlimited. A two day minimum applies and some weekends will be $69 daily per person.
The package is available all season, midweek and weekends. The suites feature living rooms, kitchens, decks overlooking the golf course and some include whirlpool tubs. With 18 suites, the resort is limited to a maximum 72 golfers at one time with this package. Villas and chalets are somewhat higher.
Thunder Bay Golf and RV Resort or 800/729-9375.
Dive In Days at Scottsdale Princess
This summer, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, in Scottsdale, AZ, offers a Dive In Days package. Priced at $199 per room, per night, based on availability, the Dive In Days package is available June 25 to Sep. 5, 2006. It includes a $50 daily food and beverage credit, fr.ee access to the Kid's Club for children ages five to12 and fr.ee access to the ultra-hip teen Hangout.
The daily Kid's Club program features structured activities such as catch-and-release fishing in the resort's lagoon to play time and arts-and-crafts at the Kid's Club Headquarters, all supervised by certified counselors.
The "Hangout," teen-only zone is a place for teens to just "hang" with its Sony listening station, films on DVD, lounge with sleek leather couches, XBOX stations and Cyber Caf.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess offers amenities designed for families. The resort's 6,000 square-foot children's pool and recreation area called Sonoran Splash features two nearly 200-foot water slides, a sandbox play area, wade-in swimming pool for small children and its own snack bar.
In addition, the resort offers Dive In Movies at its main pool each Friday and Saturday evening during the summer months and a host of lawn games ranging from badminton to croquet.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess or 800/344-4758.
|Discovery Kids Fr.ee Program|
If you are a family with kids planning to take a summer vacation in the Bahamas, compare Discovery's Kids Fre.e program with the cost of airfare.
Discovery Cruise Line, the region's largest tour operator to Grand Bahama Island, offers kids under six years of age f.ree cruises. In addition, kids under 12 years of age pay only $49 for the roundtrip cruise. An adult same day fare is $119.99.
Compared to the cost of airfare (about $219) for kids of all ages, a family of four may save $350 on travel. The cruise prices include three meals on the roundtrip journey, entertainment, games, activities and a Kid's Club. The Kid's Club entertains children while parents join in all the adult activities available on board.
All members of the military who have served or are serving in Iraq or Afghanistan can receive a fr.ee fun day cruise including all meals, all service charges, taxes and Bahamian Departure Fees. The offer is valid until Dec. 31, 2007. There are no additional costs involved.
To receive the fr.ee cruise, register the military personnel with the cruise line. Discovery Cruise Line will send a greetings card that will entitle the military person to his or her fr.ee cruise. Reservations will be required along with Military ID.
Discovery sails daily from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale to Grand Bahama Island, departing at 7:45 a.m. and returning at 10 p.m. Discovery offers same day roundtrip cruises and cruise and stay vacation packages at most of the island's hotels.
Discovery Cruise Line or 800/93-SHIPS.
Cheap Tix Chart
Buy Tickets at a Discount -- Special ticket outlets
sell discounted day-of-performance tickets to theater productions, films, and
sporting events. Discounts can be 50 percent or more. On The Go
Publishing’s Cheap Tix Chart, still only $14, lists outlets in the
U.S. and eight foreign cities that sell discounted, day-of-performance tickets.
Click here to order the Cheap Tix Chart from On The Go Publishing.
Inter-city service with daily non-stop, express bus service between Chicago and eight other Midwest cities began mid-April for megabus.com. Operated by a subsidiary of Coach USA., Megabus offers fares from $1.
Megabus.com offers service between Chicago and Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Louis. Service will also operate between Indianapolis and Cincinnati and between Indianapolis and Columbus. Megabus.com operates similar bus services in the United Kingdom. Chicago is the first megabus.com hub in North America.
You can ride to the Windy City for from $1 each way if tickets are purchased far enough in advance. Every bus will have three or four $1 one-way seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis. As those sell out, a slightly higher price ticket will become available. Ticket prices continue to rise gradually as each price point sells out.
Booking for megabus.com travel is done solely through the Internet. The web site provides information on arrival and departure times and allows you to quickly book travel and purchase tickets from home, office or wireless handheld device.
The megabus.com stop in Chicago is located on the east side of South Canal Street at Union Station between West Jackson Boulevard and West Adams Street.
50% Off Nantucket Resorts
Age has its privileges on Nantucket Island, MA. Three Nantucket resorts: Jared Coffin House, Harbor House Village, and The Cottages at the Boat Basin, offer 50 percent savings on accommodations to all guests 50 and older and their traveling companions. The offer is available during the spring and fall, when the island is fr.ee of summertime crowds.
The 50/50 program means that "fifty somethings" can enjoy all the charm and beauty of Nantucket from $68 per night. The 50/50 offer is valid for travel between Sunday and Thursday, and is subject to some restrictions. The 50 or older traveler must present photo identification with birth date at check in.
Jared Coffin House or 800/248-2405 - - Through June 29, and September through December, the hotel offers rooms from $68 per night. The 43-room property is steps from Nantucket's Main Street. Guest rooms are furnished with antiques and period reproductions.
Harbor House Village or 866/325-9300 - - Through June 29, and during September and October, the hotel offers rooms from $85 per night. The 130 year old, 104 room Harbor House is minutes from shops, restaurants, and cultural activities. The property offers a heated outdoor swimming pool and fr.ee transportation to the island ferries.
The Cottages at the Boat Basin or 866/838-9253 - - From May 16 through June 29, and during September and October, the hotel offers rooms from $100 per night. Their 23 renovated studio, one-, two- or three-bedroom cottages are on the docks of Swain's Wharf and Old South Wharf. Units accommodate up to eight guests and include eat-in kitchenettes, refrigerators and ovens, polished pine floors, natural fabrics and air conditioning.
Marco Island Stay & Save Program
Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa, in Marco Island, FL, offers a $100, $200 or $300 resort credit for stays of three-, five- or seven-nights respectively. With their Stay & Save program, you can use the vouchers towards charges at the resort's six food and beverage outlets, the 18-hole golf course, the spa or any retail shops on property. The Stay & Save offer is valid through Aug. 15, 2006 at the 727-room resort . While the package is offered year round, rates start at $164 per room, per night, June 1 through Aug. 15, 2006. Tax and service are not included.
The beach-front resort offers accommodations with a private balcony, high-speed Internet access, in-room safe, mini bar and refrigerator and cable television. The Tikie Tribe offers on-site entertainment for children ages five to 12 with an array of indoor and outdoor activities. The resort also features an adult tennis clinic, business center, two pools, water sports, fitness center and shops.
When booking, ask for rate code ZEYO (three-night stay), ZEYP (five-night stay) or ZEYQ (seven-night stay).
Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa or 800/GET-HERE.
Silky Travel Jewelry Roll
A must have for travelers. Our silky travel jewelry
roll comes in a random assortment of single-color jacquards, solid colors and two-color brocades.
This handy travel jewelry roll measures 8 1/2 x 11 inches when open and closes to a compact 8 1/2 x 4 inches.
Our exclusive design offers a place for everything with one deep pocket, a ring bar and three zippered compartments.
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TourCrafters' Packages to Spain
Spain celebrates the 125th anniversary of Picasso's birth this year so TourCrafters offers three specials to Spain from $799. Prices are valid through May 30, 2006. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, are subject to availability and do not include airport taxes or fuel surcharges. Reservations must be paid for within 72 hours.
The "Barcelona Springtime" special, from $799 for four nights, includes roundtrip airfare from New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington or Miami to Barcelona; accommodations at the three-star Hotel Covadonga or Hotel Open; daily breakfast; hotel service charges and taxes.
The four-day "Madrid Deluxe" special starts at $809 and includes mid-week roundtrip airfare from New York and Boston to Madrid, accommodations at the five-star Hotel Occidental Miguel Angel, daily breakfast, hotel service charges and taxes. Add-on fares include $10 from Washington and $15 from Miami and Chicago.
The eight-day "Madrid & Costa del Sol" special, starts at $999. The midweek package includes roundtrip airfare from New York or Boston; three nights in Madrid at the Hotel Puerta de Toledo and four nights in the village of Mijas at the beachfront Gran Hotel Costa del Sol; plus five days' car rental; daily breakfast; hotel service charges and taxes. For $60, four dinners can be added to the Gran Hotel stay. Add-on fares are $10 from Washington and $15 from Miami and Chicago.
TourCrafters or 800/482-5995.
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Coach House London Vacation Rentals offers short term central London rentals
with more than 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.
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Herd ostrich, ride horses or gather eggs -- at a family farm in Pennsylvania, the relaxing alternative to a camping vacation. The 25 family farms roll out the red carpet for families and are found in all corners of the state.
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