Travel e-Scapes: June 7, 2016

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Europe!

Travel e-Scapes: June 7, 2016

TODAY! Round-trip from Atlanta (maximum fares to $730) to:
Istanbul
Dublin, $560
Shannon, $580
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Madrid
Barcelona, $640
Paris, $694
Amsterdam, $662, nonstop on Delta
Brussels
Rome, $668
Venice, $664
Berlin
Frankfurt $720, nonstop on United/Lufthansa & Delta
Munich 
London $738, nonstop on British Airways & Delta
Lisbon
Prague 
Budapest, $670
Athens 
Warsaw, $711
Budapest
St. Petersburg, $644
And more cities…
Add $50 per direction for Thursday-Saturday departures and/or Friday-Sunday returns
A 7-night minimum stay required
Depart August 23-December 14 or January 9-March 31
Travel is not permitted in either direction December 15-January 8
Participating carriers include United/Lufthansa and American/British Airways
Routing requires one connection in Chicago, Newark or Washington DC on United; in Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia or London on BA
Stopovers not permitted
Delta matches a number of destinations including Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Shannon, and Frankfurt

Purchase today, June 7
Special note: Are you an AARP member?  Save an additional $65 on round-trip ticket purchases made only at BritishAirways.com. Discounted fares will be highlighted with a red ‘Discount’. 


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Free In-Flight Entertainment
Starting July 1, Delta Air Lines will offer its entire library of in-flight entertainment free of charge. Up to 300 movies and 750 TV shows will be available for free on WiFi-enabled aircraft on domestic and international flights — which is about 90% of its fleet, as the remainder are smaller regional planes not equipped with WiFi.

Best Main Streets USA
As part of its ongoing mission to promote small businesses, Independent We Stand created the America’s Main Streets contest to promote the important role Main Streets play in building economic success for their communities.
The 2016 semifinalists, of the America’s Main Streets Contest, in alphabetical order are:

  • Cedar Lee Business District Ohio, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  • Downtown Brookings, South Dakota
  • Downtown Lynden, Washington
  • Gateway to the Great North Woods, Millinocket, Maine
  • Main Street Greenville, Ohio
  • Main Street Madison, Indiana
  • McKinney Main Street, Texas
  • Venice Main Street, Florida
  • Wellsboro Main Street, Pennsylvania
  • Woodstock, Georgia

The winning city Downtown Lynden, population 12,902, stood out among its fellow Main Streets with the most votes, after more than 280,000 total votes were cast by the public nationwide during the contest. The town received $25,000 and hopes to use the funds for wayfinding signage, creating a historical walking tour and upgrading their downtown beautification program. 


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!

Two-ticket method to Aruba from Atlanta for a total of $220 round-trip (vs. $584 on Delta, nonstop):
HURRY! Ticket #1: Atlanta-Miami $43 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week through August 22
Valid on American, nonstop 
HURRY! Ticket #2: Miami-Aruba $67 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Add $20 per direction with a 14-day advance purchase
Valid Saturday only through September 6
Valid on American, nonstop 

Two-ticket method to Montego Bay, Jamaica from Atlanta for a total of $324 round-trip (vs. $609 on Delta, nonstop):
HURRY! Ticket #1: Atlanta-Miami $43 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week through August 22
Valid on American, nonstop 
HURRY! Ticket #2: Miami-Montego Bay $119 each way
A 7-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week through September 28
Rates are $140 each way into early May, 2017 (no blackout dates!)
Valid on American, nonstop 

HURRY! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$68 Houston IAH
$120 Burlington, Vermont
$140 Tucson
$152 Albuquerque
A 21-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week through September 27
Valid on United via Washington DC-Dulles

HURRY! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$79 New York-LaGuardia
A 21-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week through September 27
Valid on United via Washington DC-Dulles

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$222 San Francisco (one-way travel permitted)
Start travel on or after August 16
Complete travel on or before October 26
Valid Tuesday-Saturday west; Monday-Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday east
Valid on Frontier via Denver
Nonstop flights operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday in each direction

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$310 Belize City, Belize (one-way travel permitted)
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday
Add $20 per direction for Monday, Thursday travel
Start trips on or after August 23
Complete travel on or before December 13
No blackout dates!
Valid on American via Miami
One free optional stopover permitted
Purchase by June 9

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 & RAIL OFFERS

Georgia Staycation
SpringHill Suites Atlanta Buckhead invites travelers to stay well-entertained throughout the sunny months while enjoying access to all of the exciting attractions Buckhead has to offer.
The ‘LEGOLAND Discovery Center’ package which includes four admission tickets for two adults and two children. Spend the day building, playing and exploring, then retreat to a spacious suite less than a mile away. Refer to promo code ARN.
The ‘Experience the Many Flavors of Buckhead’ package includes king suite accommodations, a $25 dining card to put toward meals of $50 or more at a variety of popular area restaurants, including 10 Degrees South, Onyx, The Capital Grill, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Seasons 52, Shulas 347 Grill, and The Café at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead. A 10% Macy’s Savings Pass is also included for a summer shopping spree at nearby Lenox Square Mall. Refer to promo code XYO.
Rates on either package start from $99 a night.
SpringHill Suites Atlanta Buckhead is an ideal home base for sports enthusiasts wishing to explore attractions including College Football Hall of Fame and Centennial Olympic Games Museum, while those more interested in history can opt to spend an afternoon strolling through Atlanta History Center and National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Guest amenities include a fitness center and indoor pool. 

Virgin Islands Promo
The Tourism Department of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Visit USVI, offers a new discount package for visitors to the territory. The package includes a free fourth night’s stay when booking three nights at a participating hotel on the islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. At check-in, guests will also receive $350 in spending credit coupons for local restaurants and retailers.
Book stays through July 16 for the travel window of June 7-October 15. Refer to booking code: VISF16.
Vacation packages can also be booked through a number of USVI travel partners: 
Expedia
Costco Travel
Bookit
American Airlines Vacations
Flight Center USA
Apple Vacations
CheapCaribbean.com
Travel Impressions


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


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