Travel e-Scapes: April 20, 2018

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Ottawa, Ontario

Travel e-Scapes: 03312017

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$255 Ottawa, Ontario, or $115 north, $140 south
Depart starting on or after May 17
Finish trips on or before March 14, 2019
Valid on Delta/WestJet via Toronto
No stopovers permitted


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Kauai Update
More than 28 inches of rain fell in one 24-hour period over the past weekend on the island of Kauai.
Sue Kanoho, the executive director for the Kauai Visitors Bureau, says the most important thing is that visitors understand which side of the island is challenged. It’s the northernmost part of Kauai, specifically Haena and Wainiha.
More than 220 residents from the Haena and Wainiha area had to be airlifted by the U.S. Army and National Guard on Tuesday.
What’s affected? Kauai’s main road, Kuhio Highway, is still closed. The island’s Weke Road “is no more” and Hanalei Pier is no water and all sand. The popular Kalalau Trail tourist destination can’t be hiked at the moment, among other closures.

Guests headed to the south of the island such as Kapaa or Poipu will not be affected by any closures.
Most airlines are offering travel waivers to those who booked flights to Kauai.
Follow updates on conditions on the Kauai tourist site.

Travel Warning
The State Department issued new travel warnings for parts of Mexico on Wednesday, advising American travelers to entirely avoid five regions due to crime.
The advisory tells Americans “do not travel” to the five Mexican coastal states of Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacán, Guerrero, and Tamaulipas. It also suggests exercising “increased caution” or “reconsider travel” to other parts of the country.
The U.S. deemed these five Mexican states as being the most dangerous, as well as the general warnings across the rest of the country. The State Department gave Mexico a level 2 travel warning overall, encouraging travelers to exercise increased caution in general.
“Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread,” the advisory states.
The latest advisory gives the five Mexican states the same warning level as risky travel destinations like Syria, Yemen and Somalia.


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!

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$97 Cincinnati, Ohio
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays through July; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from August
Finish trips on or before October 31
Valid on Delta, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$98 Boston, or $49 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through June 29 on JetBlue or Delta, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$119 Detroit
Depart May 15-23
Return by June 13
Valid on Delta, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$142 Nashville, or $71 each way
Valid daily starting on or after August 7
Finish trips on or before November 3
Valid on Delta, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$187 Providence, Rhode Island
Depart May 22 through December 17
Finish trips on or before January 7
Valid on Delta, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$246 Halifax, Nova Scotia, or $107 north, $139 south
Start trips on or after June 1
Finish travel on or before March 14
Valid on Delta/WestJet via Toronto
Stopovers of up to 24 hours permitted at no additional cost

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$316 Portland, Oregon
A 21-day advance purchase required
Depart by February 27
Finish trips on or before March 13
Valid on United via Denver or San Francisco

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$494 Honolulu, Kauai, Maui or Kona, or $237 each way
A 14-day advance purchase required
Finish trips on or before June 14
Valid daily on American Airlines via Dallas, Phoenix or Los Angeles

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$613-$632 Reykjavik, Iceland
Start trips on or after August 4 through September 29
Finish trips on or before October 27
Valid on Icelandair and JetBlue via Boston

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$999 Berlin
$1,099 Stuttgart
$1,329 Munich
$1,359 Frankfurt
A 10-day advance purchase required
Depart through May 10
Finish trips on or before November 10
Valid on Lufthansa; nonstop to Frankfurt
Purchase by April 26 at Lufthansa
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Deals from other U.S. gateway airports:

Round-trip from Newark:
$370-$380 Newark to Reykjavik, Iceland
Valid daily starting on or after September 10 through October 3
Return by October 9
No minimum stay required
Purchase by April 30

Round-trip from Los Angeles:
$468 LAX to Hong Kong
Depart April 24-May 9 and finish travel on or before June 7
Or, depart August 19-November 27 and finish trips on or before December 26
Six-month max stay permitted
Valid on Cathay Pacific, nonstop

Round-trip from New York:
$739 JFK to Frankfurt
A 10-day advance purchase required
Depart through May 10
Finish trips on or before November 10
Valid on Lufthansa; nonstop to Frankfurt
Purchase by April 26 at Lufthansa

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

NOTE: 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.


HOTELS, RESORTS & MORE

London’s Calling
Royal wedding fever is heating up as well as the many events in and around London for summer visits.
A new and modern Residence Inn London Bridge is a perfect choice for budget conscious and family travelers with nightly rates starting from just $126 for a spacious suite. Rooms come with full kitchen, free grocery delivery, and daily complimentary hot breakfast.
This all-suite Marriott-branded property is a 9-minute walk from the Borough tube station and within walking distance of bars and restaurants. It’s also 1.25 miles from the Tower of London and just over two miles from Big Ben.
Studios, and 1- and 2-bedroom suites have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities, as well as sofas, dining areas, and kitchenettes with minifridges and microwaves.
Onsite is a gym and a 24-hour grab-and-go market.

Azores Vacations
Azores Airlines made its inaugural flight from Boston to Ponta Delgada, Azores last weekend with Airbus A321neo aircraft. Onboard amenities include a new air purifier with filters and light-emitting diodes for ambient lighting and larger luggage storage.
The Azores Airlines Vacations America is offering round-trip from Boston to Azores with all included. For $1,449 the package includes accommodation, daily breakfast, and all taxes. Travelers will get to spend 6 nights in the islands – 3 days in Terceira and 3 days in Sao Miguel. The trip package includes one full day tour in each one of these islands with lunch included.
One of the less populated islands of the archipelago, Terceira’s natural and cultural heritage are worthy to explore. From its churches to its fortresses and the architecture of its central village, Angra do Heroismo, its patrimony is preserved under UNESCO’s World Heritage sights.
Sao Miguel is the largest and most populated of the 9 islands. Its natural mystique starts in the Terra Nostra Natural Park and goes through its bright lagoons, trail treks, volcanic sights, and biodiversity. Gorreana tea plantation and the Furnas lagoon hot streams are some of the things not to miss.
Book packages by May 25 for September 5-12 or September 19-26 – both the best seasons to explore the Azores.
Rates start from $1,149 per person for seven-night packages to Ponta Delgada on Sao Miguel Island from Providence, Rhode Island. The nonstop flight from Green Airport is just 4 hours! Rates include lodging at Villa Nova Hotel, breakfasts and full-day island tour with lunch. Depart September 1, 14 or 21. Book by May 25.
The Azores are famous for mountain crater lakes, hidden waterfalls, and hot springs. An ideal place to hike, play golf or try a different cuisine, the 9-island archipelago is home to a biodiverse landscape and a unique cultural heritage.


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


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