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Travel e-Scapes: February 14, 2017

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Iceland & Scotland

Travel e-Scapes: 02142017

Two Destination Vacation:
$481 Boston to Glasgow with a stopover in Iceland
Valid on available days of the week starting on or after April 12
Finish travel on or before June 30
Stay one weekend or up to a month
Stopovers of up to one week permitted in Iceland 
Sample itinerary on Icelandair:
#630 April 12 Boston-Reykjavik 930P-630A (arrives April 13) / Stopover for three nights
#430 April 16 Reykjavik-Glasgow, Scotland 735A-1040A / Stopover for three nights
#431 April 19 Glasgow-Reykjavik 205P-325P (flight connection)
#631 April 19 Reykjavik-Boston 500P-635P
JetBlue will begin nonstop service between Atlanta and Boston starting March 30 with round-trip rates from $134
Combine the two tickets for a total of $615 for an Icelandic and Scottish adventure from Atlanta
If seats are unavailable originating Boston, try Washington DC-BWI 
BWI to Glasgow with a stop in Iceland are $457 round-trip; add a $124 round-trip ATL-BWI-ATL ticket for $581 total from ATL


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

$69 To Europe!
Starting in June, Norwegian Air Chief Executive Bjørn Kjos promises the cheapest trans-Atlantic airfares U.S. travelers have ever seen – with an introductory offer as low as $69 one way.
Norwegian already flies 787 Dreamliner widebody jets into large airports including Boston, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Premium fares on these routes average $600 each way to Europe from east coast cities, and economy fares from $300 and on occasion lower.
Norwegian will fly its first new 737 MAX, the new narrowbody Boeing jet, with even lower fares, from Dublin and Cork, Ireland and Edinburgh, Scotland from Stewart International, north of New York city, and Providence, Rhode Island. 

Free & 2-for-1
Play in a National Park on Presidents’ Day, February 20 – free! This is one of the ten days in 2017 that welcome visitors free.
There are more than 400 national parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the 120 national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all of the time.  
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2-for-1 tickets for NYC Off-Broadway Week, which runs through March 12 are on sale. Get tickets while they last! 


SPECIAL DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL OFFERS

Airfare offers – ones with a ticket-by date – and deals with our suggestion to ‘Hurry!’ can expire at anytime.   Heed Clark’s advice: Buy that great airfare deal – and then figure out a reason to go there! Eventually, you’ll see the world at a fraction of the normal price!

Purchase these one-way deals to New York City-LaGuardia by February 15:
$130, or $65 each way / Valid Tuesday or Wednesday
$150 or $75 each way / Valid Saturday
$200 or $100 each way / Valid Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday
A 7-day advance purchase required
Finish trips on or before May 10 (not valid April 17) 
Valid on Frontier, nonstop
Purchase by February 15

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$225 Halifax, Nova Scotia, or $98 north, $127 south
A 14-day advance purchase required
Finish trips on or before January 10, 2018
No blackout dates
Valid on Delta via Boston

Round-trip from Miami:
$413 Miami to Paris
Depart April 1-May 11; August 6-28 or September 3-27
Valid Sunday-Tuesday outbound and Tuesday-Thursday returns
Regular rates apply on other days
Stay one weekend or up to six months
Valid on American, nonstop
Purchase by February 16
Add a second round-trip AA ticket ATL-MIA-ATL for $98 for a $511 ATL-Paris-ATL trip

Round-trip from Philadelphia:
$600 Philadelphia to London (AARP members can save an additional $65 from this rate!) 
Depart May 14-June 6; July 17-August 5 or August 29-September 2
Valid Sunday-Tuesday outbound and Tuesday-Thursday returns
Regular rates apply on other days
Stay one weekend or up to six months
Valid on British Airways, nonstop
Purchase by February 16
Add an ATL-Philadelphia round-trip ticket for $158 for a combined $758 to London from ATL (compare to $1,068 on Delta)

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$662 Beijing, China
No advance purchase required — go as soon as this week!
Depart by May 5 or September 1-December 5
Add $25 per direction for Friday-Sunday travel
Stay at least any three nights or up to six months
Valid on Air Canada via Toronto
Purchase by February 20

NOTE: Airline fees can and often do exceed the cost of your flight! Additional charges now apply to budget and sale rates on most airlines for a carry-on bag, checked baggage and advance seat assignments. The least expensive fees are charged when these options are purchased during the ticket booking process. Fees climb higher after flights are reserved and even higher when adding these options at airport check-in. Kayak offers the most up-to-date Fees Chart for all domestic and international airlines. 

How do you find these great airfare deals? Visit Clark’s Atlanta Travel Tips page for a step-by-step guide.


SPECIAL HOTEL & RESORT OFFERS

Breakfast in New York
Courtyard New York/Manhattan Upper East Side has teamed up with a local restaurant to offer a seasonal special with per night rates up to 50% off.
Guests will receive a daily voucher for delivery or dine-in at Midnight Express Diner, located four blocks from the hotel. The diner is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a 24-hour delivery service.
Go this winter and enjoy ice skating at Rockefeller Center or a stroll through Central Park before warming up inside at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Guest rooms feature plush bedding, a kitchenette with a mini-refrigerator and microwave and complimentary WiFi.
Book the ‘Stay for Breakfast‘ at per night rates from $99 to $259 on stays through March 31. Refer to promo code S4B. 

Sonesta Savings
Sonesta has extended its Winter Sale with savings up to 45% on stays of two nights or more when booked by March 17 for travel through April 30:
Rates from $109 a night on two-night minimum stays at Sonesta ES Suites Burlington MA; Charlotte, Colorado Springs and more
Stay two or more nights at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans from $119 a night
Stay two or more nights at any of the three Sonesta St. Maarten properties with rates from $127 at Maho Beach, $143 at Great Bay and $220 at Ocean Point
For details on the savings at Sonesta ES Suites, visit the Winter Sale

Colorado Snow Camp
Antlers at Vail, a ski resort in Colorado, has a spring ski special for families. The resort was ranked a ‘best ski hotel for families’ by Curbed Ski and #1 by TripAdvisor for Vail Specialty Lodging.
With the Snow Camp deal, a family of four pays $620 a night from March 5-April 23 and $335 for stays April 1-23, the last day of skiing at Vail Mountain Resort.
Rates include an upgrade from a one-bedroom condo to a one-bedroom with a bunk-bed alcove that sleeps two kids; one free children’s ski rental per adult rental; a chef-prepared dinner delivered to the suite and ski valet to the slopes.
The resort also has such amenities as loaner sleds, snowshoes and GoPro cameras.
For bookings, call 888-268-5377 or visit Antlers at Vail


Travel e-Scapes is brought to you by Clara Bosonetto, Team Clark Travel Editor. Follow Clara on Twitter.


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