Travel e-Scapes: May 8, 2018

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Rapid City, S. Dakota

Travel e-Scapes: 03312017

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$247 Rapid City, South Dakota
Valid north Tuesdays only; Tuesday, Wednesday returns
Depart July 24, 31; August 7-28; September 18; October 2-23 or November 6, 13
Valid on Delta via Minneapolis


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Secret Fares
Hopper is releasing Secret Fares on over 60,000 routes to international destinations like Tokyo, Melbourne, Paris, Barcelona, Rio De Janeiro, and Costa Rica. Secret Fares aren’t opaque so just like purchasing a regular-priced ticket, you’ll know all of the details about your flight such as the airline, departure time, arrival time, etc., before you book. On long-haul flights, that can look like savings upwards of $500.
Set a trip watch 4-5 months in advance of departure. Hopper communicates with users privately via push notification to offer personalized recommendations and data-driven advice.
Download the Hopper app to save!

Island Update
The Hawaii Tourism Authority says the air quality is clean and safe on the island of Hawaii. But the air quality near active eruption sites can be hazardous, causing the evacuations. The Tourism Authority said the volcano impact is limited to a remote region on the east side of the island.
The two main airports on the island, located in Kona and Hilo, are far from the eruption and remain open.
The closest resort areas, in Kona and the Kohala Coast, are on the island’s west side. Those tourist areas, more than 100 miles from the lava flow are shielded by the massive mountains of Maunakea and Maunaloa.

Disney After Hours
Walt Disney World will bring back its separate ticket event called Disney After Hours that lets visitors into the Magic Kingdom on select nights this summer. It’s a chance to enjoy lighter crowds during the busiest time of the year at the world’s busiest theme park. After Hours nights run 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. (though you can arrive as early as 7 p.m.) on 11 summer nights: June 28, 30; July 7, 9, 14, 21, 28; and August 4, 11 and 30.
Tickets purchased in advance are $119 per adult or child ($89 for annual passholders and Disney Vacation Club members).


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! One-way from Atlanta:
$34 to Providence, Rhode Island / Valid May 15, 22 and Tuesdays in June
$39 to PVD / Valid June 3
$49 to PVD / Valid June 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24
$34 from PVD / Valid Tuesdays in June
$39 from PVD / May 13, 17, 20, 27, 31
$49 from PVD / June 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24

HURRY! One-way from Atlanta:
$39 to Islip, New York
Valid May 16, 23 and Wednesdays in June
$39 from Islip
Valid May 30; June 6, 13, 20
Rates are $54-$66 each way on other select dates through November 14 to and or from ISP
Valid on Frontier, nonstop

HURRY! One-way from Atlanta:
$134 to Bermuda
Valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays in June; Tuesdays-Saturdays July, August; Mondays-Saturdays October, November and daily September, December
$245 from Bermuda
Valid Mondays-Saturdays in June; daily August-December
Valid on Jet Blue via Boston or New York-JFK

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$178 Portland, Oregon, or $89 each way
Valid August 14-September 29
Not offered on Sundays
Valid on United via Chicago, Dallas or Denver

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$194 Los Angeles, or $97 each way
Valid Wednesdays, Saturdays from August 25 through September 29
Blackout dates: June 28, 29; August 31
Valid on American, nonstop

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$502 Cartagena, Columbia
Valid Wednesdays, Sundays from July 7-December 8
Finish trips on or before December 29
Valid on Delta, nonstop
Purchase by May 30

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$534 Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
Valid Mondays-Thursdays starting on or after August 21
Finish trips on or before October 31
A Saturday night stay required
Valid on United via Houston
Purchase by May 10
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Deals from other U.S. gateway airports:

Round-trip from London Heathrow:
£33-£44 ($45 to $69) each way to Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Leeds or Newcastle
Up to two children under 12 fly free with paying adult
Valid on June 1-November 5 travel
Purchase by May 13
Book at British Airways

Round-trip from California:
Honolulu, Oahu
Kahului, Maui,
Lihue, Kauai
Keahole (Kona), Big Island of Hawaii
From four departure airports in California:
Sacramento
Oakland
San Jose
San Diego
Valid on Southwest Airlines
Dates and prices TBA

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

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.


HOTELS, RESORTS & MORE

MasterCard + IHG
A IHG-MasterCard promotion offers discount rates at hotels in 25 countries across Europe and Israel. The nonrefundable deals are available to MasterCard holders issued from any bank and not limited to IHG MasterCard members. Reservations require a 21-day advance booking. Discounts are offered on stays through December 31, 2019 when booked by March 31, 2019.
Here are some examples of the savings during the peak summer season (rates may be lower in off seasons):
Holiday Inn London Kensington High Street $124.31 (reg. $172.25)
Hotel Indigo Edinburgh $225.48 (reg. $262.12)
Holiday Inn Potsdammer Platz Berlin $73.65 (reg. $99.51)
Hotel Indigo Krakow $88.62 (reg. $121.53)
Check out all of the participating locations at IHG.

UK Specials
Malmaison operates fifteen hotels in the United Kingdom. The group is running a Wine, Dine and Dream package at rates from £109 per night ($148) on stays through July 2. A two-night minimum stay may be required. Included are accommodations, a two-course dinner and a bottle of wine.
Participating locations include Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Cheltenham, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, and Reading.
Book by May 31.


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


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