Travel e-Scapes: February 23, 2016

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Travel e-Scapes: February 23, 2016

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$108 New York City-LaGuardia
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday
Depart on or after April 5
Complete travel on or before June 8
Valid on Frontier, nonstop
Purchase by February 24
Find out how to save on Frontier’s extra fees with The WORKS


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Save with the London Pass
The popular London Pass sightseeing card has become better value and more convenient than ever before with the new inclusion of ‘hop on, hop off’ tourist buses.

London Pass holders can now enjoy a one-day ticket for Golden Tours’ open-top buses with a choice of 60 stops around the city on three different routes. Key stops provide easy access to attractions such as the Tower of London, the London Bridge Experience, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and the Royal Albert Hall. An English-speaking guide is aboard each of the ‘hop on, hop off’ buses (audio guides available in several languages).
A one-day London Pass is priced at $78 (£55) per adult and $52 (£37) per child (aged 5-15), and on a one-day break, visitors will save after using the pass just three times. For example, paying independently to visit the Tower of London (normally $31 or £22), the London Bridge Experience ($34 or £24) and enjoying the ‘hop on, hop off’ buses ($31 or £22) would ordinarily come to $96 (£68), but London Pass holders can enjoy the same experiences and save over $18 (£13).
Two-day, three-day, six-day and 10-day London Passes are also available.
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Love London for less! Check out the 101 Things To Do In London For £10 Or Less

About Tripit
TripIt, a highly-rated travel-organizing app, has a new partnership with LoungeBuddy that gives TripIt users information on more than 2,500 airport lounges and the ability to instantly book a pass at over 100 airport lounges worldwide – all from the TripIt app. Through the partnership, TripIt users can now easily see the lounges available at the airports they are flying in and out of. Users will see the lounge name, location and operating hours, along with an overview of the lounge that includes the amenities offered, photos of the lounge and reviews from fellow travelers.
TripIt Pro members ($49 annual fee) will also get a one-time $25 credit to use on a lounge pass, as part of the TripIt Pro VIP Benefits program. When travelers book a lounge pass through LoungeBuddy they can forward the reservation, just like any other travel plan, to [email protected] to have it added to their TripIt account.
The fee-free Tripit.com service is a snap to use! As you book travel components, forward confirmation emails for flights, hotels, car rentals and restaurants to [email protected] TripIt automagically transforms your emails into a detailed and daily master itinerary for every trip so all your plans are in one place. The final itinerary even includes directions, maps, weather, and more. Optional notes can also be added. Then, access plans from anywhere, on any device — even when you’re offline. The free mobile app gives you 24/7 access to your travel plans. There’s also the option to share your master itinerary with friends and family — ideal for group family getaways!
Tripit Pro benefits include: A 4-month free trial of CLEAR, a discounted membership price, and free family-member pass; complimentary membership to Hertz #1 Gold Plus Rewards (pick up your car with no lines at over 40 airports) and up to 10% discount on Hertz rentals.  


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!

One-way from Atlanta:
$35 Chicago-O’Hare
A 21-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before May 25
Blackout dates: May 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20
Valid on American, nonstop

TODAY! One-way from Atlanta:
$73 Los Angeles
A 7-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before May 25
Blackout dates: May 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20
Valid on American, nonstop
Purchase today, February 23

One-way from Atlanta:
$124 Halifax, Nova Scotia
A 21-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before June 28
Valid on Delta via New York-JFK
Purchase by February 25

One-way from Atlanta:
$130 Calgary, Alberta
$134 Vancouver, British Columbia (via Seattle)
$140 Ottawa, Ontario (via Detroit)
$141 Quebec City, Quebec (via JFK)
A 14-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before April 30 (May 1 from Calgary)
Valid on Delta 
Purchase by February 25

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$487 Cartegena, Columbia
A 50-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
A 7-night minimum stay required
Add $100 per round-trip for minimum stays of one Saturday night
Complete travel on or before January 19, 2017
Valid on Delta, nonstop

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$765 Pisa, Italy (via JFK)
$780 Zurich, Switzerland – or Madrid, Spain
$830 Brussels, Belgium
$856 Munich, Germany – or Porto, Portugal (British Airways; London airport change required)
$878 Frankfurt, Germany
$1,015 Paris, France
A 90-day advance purchase required
Valid Sunday-Wednesday outbound; Monday-Thursday returns
Add $50 per direction for other travel days
Depart by September 9
Stay at least any 7 nights
Add $50 per round-trip for minimum stays of one Saturday night
Max stay is three months
Valid on Delta, nonstop (exceptions)
Purchase by March 17

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$769 Madrid, Spain
$795 Barcelona, Spain
$820 Naples, Italy
A 90-day advance purchase required
Valid any available day of the week
Depart by August 22
Stay at least any 7 nights or up to three months
Valid on Delta, nonstop to Madrid and Barcelona; Air France/Delta via Paris or United/Lufthansa via Frankfurt to/from Naples
Stopovers not permitted
Purchase by March 17

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$796 Cairo, Egypt
$870 Athens, Greece (via JFK out; Paris in)
Travel any available day of the week
Depart May 16-August 20
Stay at least one Saturday night or up to three months
Valid on United/Lufthansa via Frankfurt
Stopovers not permitted
Purchase by February 29

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$840 Palermo, Sicily
A 90-day advance purchase required
Valid any available day of the week
Depart by August 22
Stay at least any 7 nights or up to six months
Valid on British Airways via London outbound; London and Chicago on the return
Stopovers not permitted
Purchase by March 17

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$876 Budapest, Hungary
A 90-day advance purchase required
Valid any available day of the week
Depart by August 20
Stay at least one Saturday night
Max stay is three months
Valid on Delta via Paris
Stopovers not permitted
Purchase by March 17

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 added during the flight 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. 


SPECIAL HOTEL DEALS

Land a $100 Visa Gift Card
The city of San Luis Obispo invites travelers to visit with an incentive of a $100 Visa gift card — valid at nearly every retailer you can name! To qualify, book and stay two consecutive nights at a hotel of your choice through March 31. Hotels include the city center San Luis Creek Lodge to the Madonna Inn located near Highway 101 with quirky themed rooms.
Step 1: Email your hotel confirmation to [email protected] to receive promotion confirmation letter.
Step 2 – Bring the promotion confirmation letter and your room key to the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center at 895 Monterey Street. 
Step 3 – You’ll receive a $100 Visa Gift Card to spend how you choose!
This offer is limited to the first 500 reservations. Blackout dates: March 25-27. Up to three Visa gift cards permitted.
Get the details of this San Luis Obispo Money for a Rainy Day offer. 
San Luis Obispo is tucked between the Coast Range, the Pacific Ocean and right in the middle of Central Coast Wine Country.  The city is located 198 miles north of Los Angeles and 226 miles south of San Francisco on U.S. Highway 101.  The most direct route from either city is U.S. 101, or a drive of about four hours either way.  From San Francisco you can arrive to SLO on scenic Highway 1, although the road is slow and winding and subject to closure in bad weather and can take about six hours.

Sleeping with Elvis
The old Heartbreak Hotel will soon be replaced by The Guest House at Graceland in Memphis. The 450-room hotel will open October 27 with reservations accepted immediately.
The hotel is being built by the estate of Elvis Presley and is next door to Presley’s famous Graceland mansion. The Colonial-style hotel feature tasteful accommodations with decorating input from his widow, Priscilla Presley.
The hotel will feature VIP suites, a 464-seat theater for live performances and movies, and two restaurants. Guest amenities will include concierge service, free airport shuttle, an outside pool and pool bar, and shuttles to downtown Memphis/Beale Street.
Rates start from $189 a night.  
Have a look inside the hotel at this YouTube video.


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


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