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Travel e-Scapes: August 29, 2017

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Southwest Utah

Travel e-Scapes: 03312017

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$246 St. George, Utah, or $123 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through October 31
Choose from American, Delta or United – all require one flight connection
Purchase by September 11


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

JetBlue Expands!
JetBlue is expanding routes from Atlanta with new daily nonstop service to New York-JFK, Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando. The airline will fly twice-daily to JFK and Ft. Lauderdale and once a day to Orlando. All three routes begin March 8.
One-way rates start from $63 to Orlando; $73 Ft. Lauderdale and $98 to JFK.
JetBlue currently offers five daily flights to/from Boston at one-way rates from $57. The carrier also offers a nonstop shuttle route between New York-LaGuardia and Boston with rates from $64 each way, based on a 21-day advance purchase.
Sign up to receive various types of deal notifications (text, email, etc), or follow JetBlue on Twitter or Facebook.
JetBlue proudly supports U.S. Active Duty Military, Retired Military Veterans, National Guard and Reserve, and their families enrolled in Veterans Advantage with a 5% discount on all JetBlue flights.
The carriers booking window is open through May 1, 2018.
Have you experienced flying on JetBlue? In 2016, Business Traveler ranked JetBlue as the “Best Airline for North American Travel.” J.D. Powers has placed JetBlue as the “Highest in Customers Satisfaction Among Low-Cost Carriers in North American” 12 years in a row.
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JetBlue’s introduction of an Atlanta-Ft. Lauderdale route opens up a world of opportunities to travel at bargain rates to the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Destinations from FLL include:
Aruba
Bogota and Cartagena, Columbia
Cancun and Mexico City
Montego Bay and Kingston, Jamaica
Port of Spain, Trinidad
St. Croix and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (no passport required for U.S. citizens)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Sample one-way rates from FLL (based on current sale with advance purchase):
San Jose, Costa Rica: $104 south, $134 north
Quito, Ecuador: $119 south, $237 north
Lima, Peru: $176 south, $222 north
Barbados: $90 south, $135 north

Big Louisville Event
Bourbon & Beyond is a bold, new, bourbon-inspired festival taking place for the first time on September 23 and 24 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Recent festival announcements include performances by Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Steve Miller Band, Joe Bonamassa, Band of Horses, Gary Clark Jr., Paul Rodgers and more. The two music stages will also feature Amos Lee, Buddy Guy, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, G. Love & Special Sauce, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, ZZ Ward, Nikki Lane, Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, Fantastic Negrito, Kiefer Sutherland, Dave Cavalier, bluegrass favorites curated by The Bluegrass Situation, and more.
The food and music event will feature the best bourbons, master distillers, national and local chefs, bartenders, musicians, and many other artisans.
Tickets are on sale now at Bourbon & Beyond. A two-day event ticket starts from $159.50 (all ages); single day from $79.50.


SPECIAL DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL OFFERS

Airfare offers – ones with a ticket-by date – and deals with our suggestion to HURRY! can expire at any time. 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!

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$20.20 Miami, or $10.10 each way
A 7-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday or Wednesday through November 15
Rates are $34 one-way Monday, Saturday or Sunday south; Thursday, Friday or Saturday north
Purchase by August 30
Valid on Frontier, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$166 W. Palm Beach, Florida
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through February 14
Stay at least one Saturday night
Blackout dates: November 17-19, 21, 22, 26-28; December 15, 17, 18, 20-22, 26, 29, 30; January 2, 7
Valid on Delta, nonstop

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$226 Colorado Springs (round-trip required)
$280 Ontario, California, or $140 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Not valid Fridays or Sundays
Stay at least one Saturday night (COS); one month max
Finish trips on or before February 14, 2018
Blackout dates: November 21, 22, 25-27; December 21-23, 26, 27; December 30-January 2
Valid on Delta nonstop COS; via Salt Lake to ONT
Purchase by August 31

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$326 Butte, Montana, or $163 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily on travel finished on or before July 26, 2018
Service is via Salt Lake City on Delta

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$340 Rapid City, S. Dakota
$349 Billings, Montana or Cody, Wyoming
$358 Jackson Hole, Wyoming or Minot, N. Dakota
$374 Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula or Yellowstone, Montana; Boise, Idaho Fallas or Sun Valley, Idaho; Kalispell, Wyoming
$376 Reno-Tahoe, Nevada
$389 Spokane, Washington
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday
Add $20 per direction for other travel days
Stay one Saturday night or up to a month
Finish trips on or before December 14
Blackout dates: November 17-19, 21, 22, 26-28′
Valid on Delta
Most routes require one flight connection
Purchase by August 31

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$574 Paris
A 50-day advance purchase required (October 18)
Depart daily (a $70 savings) by March 16
Blackout dates: December 15-23
A 7-night minimum stay required; one year max
Valid on British Airways via Philadelphia
AARP members can save an additional $65 ($509) when booking directly at BA.com

NOTE: Airline fees can and often do exceed the cost of your flight! Additional charges now apply on most airlines for a carry-on bag, checked baggage, advance seat assignments, and more. Kayak offers the most up-to-date Fees Chart for domestic and international airlines.

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


SPECIAL HOTEL & RESORT OFFERS

Make it Miami!
The sophisticated Palms Hotel is beachfront on Miami Beach and under two miles from Lincoln Road shopping and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. In 2015, the hotel was ranked by Conde Nast Traveler as the #6 on the Top Hotels in Florida and in 2016 by Travel + Leisure as #9 on the Best Resort Hotels in Florida.
Onsite is an Aveda Spa, natural gourmet cuisine at Essensia and elegant tropical interiors. An outdoor pool, with cabanas and a tiki bar, is surrounded by tropical gardens leading to the beach.
Guest rooms are decorated with pops of bright color, have 32-inch flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and iPod docks. Bathrooms feature rainfall showerheads. Suites add balconies, and some have ocean views. Room service is available 24/7.
A Stay & Spa package includes a $50 treatment discount on stays of two or more nights. Rates from $169 per night.

More Scottsdale Savings
It’s the Deal of the Day! The Scott Resort and Spa in Scottsdale offers savings of up to 70% off on stays between September and December. Nightly rates are just $59 – plus – guests will receive a 50% savings on a 50-minute massage or 50-minute facial in the La Vidorra Spa (regularly $120). The resort fee of $30 is reduced to $10 per day under this deal.
The Scott Resort and Spa, within walking distance to Old Town Scottsdale, is undergoing a $15 million renovation.
The new Canal Club restaurant and bar will be open mid-to-late September.
Plus, book direct for these exclusive benefits:
$10 honor bar credit
4 Wristbands for Oasis Water Park at Arizona Grand
Two complimentary welcome beverages
1P Late check-out
You have until 6 p.m. today – Tuesday, August 29 to book. Use promo code ABC15.


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


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