Travel e-Scapes: March 22, 2016

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: San Antonio, Texas

Travel e-Scapes: March 22, 2016

One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$24 Cincinnati, Ohio
$34 San Antonio, Texas
Valid Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday
Start travel on or after April 14
Complete travel on or before May 23
Valid on Frontier, nonstop
Purchase by March 23


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Disabled Traveler Trip Planner
Accomable finds accessible hotel rooms and rentals for disabled travelers with over 500 listings in 36 countries. By the end of the year, up to 5,000 listings are anticipated.
Here’s how it works:
1. Search for places vetted by Accomable.
2. Filter the listings according to your needs, such as a roll-in shower, step free accommodations, etc.
3. Accomable puts you in touch to book a stay (direct bookings coming soon!)
4. Find equipment to hire And, get tips and recommendations from other travelers
Accomable’s website offers disabled-friendly accommodation of all kinds, from hotel rooms and self-catering villas to yurts and even an accessible canal boat in North London. Every listing has to back up an access claim with pictures, and the site is also piloting a system where videos depicting access can be uploaded. 

Exclusive Hotel Rates

Beginning next month, members of Marriott Rewards will have access to exclusive rates booked directly on Marriott.com, their easy-to-use app or call centers.
Marriott Rewards Member Rates join other member-only perks, which include loyalty points, mobile check-in and check-out, and free WiFi at Marriott brands including The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, EDITION, Marriott Hotels, Autograph Collection, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, and more.
Karin Timpone, Global Marketing Officer for Marriott International said, ‘We want to help dispel the myth that other travel websites offer better rates for our hotels. The simple fact is that you will find the lowest rates across our portfolio when you join Marriott Rewards and book direct.’
Other components of the loyalty program include:
Best Rate Guarantee: If a guest finds a better rate within 24-hours of booking direct, Marriott matches and provides an additional 25% discount.
Marriott Mobile: Use the app to check-in and check-out, receive an alert when their room is ready, and make service requests directly to the hotel before, during and after a visit.
Access and Experiences: Opportunities for access to exclusive events and experiences including the NFL Super Bowl and Universal Music Group concerts and digital music downloads.
If you’re not already a Marriott Rewards member, sign up today — it’s free


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!

HURRY! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$98 Boston
A 14-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week on flights operating northbound before 10A or 7P-midnight
Travel is permitted to ATL daily (except Saturday) on flights operating between 630-9A
Saturday travel southbound to ATL permitted on flights operating before 9A or 5P-midnight
Valid on Delta, nonstop

One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$115 Palm Springs or Ontario, California
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday
Travel August 23-November 2
Blackout dates: September 1-3, 5
Valid on United via Houston or Denver
Purchase by March 28

HURRY! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$172 Cancun, Mexico
A 21-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week on flights operating southbound between 930-1130A; northbound between 230-430P
Complete travel on or before February 16, 2017
No blackout dates!
Valid on Delta, nonstop

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 & RESORT DEALS

Disney Package
Walt Disney World has debuted a special package designed for preschool families. Beginning May 30 through August 25, book a three-night, two-day vacation package with theme park tickets. As a fun bonus, book this to receive a special summer MagicBand that will activate a surprise sound and lighting feature at select touch points throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.
The following prices are based on two adults and one child (ages 3-9) for a three-night stay (most Sunday through Thursday nights) and a two-day ticket package:
From $1,021 Disney’s All-Star Resorts
From $1,183 Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
From $1,546 Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
From $1,559 Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Tickets are valid for one theme park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. Book packages by June 10.
Explore other Disney vacation offers and packages.

DC Savings
Discover all that Washington, DC has to offer and save on your hotel stay when booking the ‘DC Cool Value’ package at the St. Gregory (the hotel does not specify a booking deadline). Rates for Thursday-Sunday stays begin at $119 per night and includes full American breakfast for two at the M Street Bar & Grill, complimentary WiFi and a 50% savings on parking.
This boutique hotel is located in the historic Dupont Circle neighborhood and within walking distance of the National Mall, Embassy Row and from the charming colonial blocks of Georgetown. The hotel’s restaurant, M Street Bar & Grill, is a popular spot for the Sunday jazz brunch. 


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


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