Travel e-Scapes: June 11, 2015

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Seattle, Washington

Travel e-Scapes: June 11, 2015

HURRY! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$142 Seattle
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
Complete travel on or before May 7, 2016
No blackout dates
Valid on American(+Fees $) via Dallas
Compare to Delta’s one-way of $267


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

AARP Airfare Savings
British Airways offers special savings for AARP members on round-trip ticket purchases made at BA.com:  

  • Save $65 in World Traveller Economy Class
  • Save $130 World Traveller Plus Premium Economy
  • Save $400 in Club World Business Class or First Class

The traveler must be an AARP member or must travel with an AARP member to be eligible for this exclusive offer. Valid for outbound travel through March 31, 2016. Tickets must be purchased on or before October 31. The discount does not apply to open jaw journey (only round-trip with same origin and destination permitted). Not valid if booked through BA call center or with a travel agent or travel website. When booking online, all discounted fares will be highlighted with a red ‘Discount’.

Enjoy award-winning service and excellent value for money (no hidden charges):
Seat selection available online 24 hours in advance
Inclusive 23kg (50 lbs) checked baggage allowance
Airport, online or mobile check-in
Complimentary onboard food and bar service
Enjoy the latest movies, TV, and music on your personal seatback screen
British Airways serves over 110 cities across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Pan Am Games
Toronto, Ontario will serve as host to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in July, marking the province’s largest multi-sport tourism event in history. More than 7,500 athletes from 41 countries and territories will compete in 51 sports over the course of the games. To commemorate the event, Ontario has created the Ontario’s Celebration Zone in the heart of the city. From live music and fun experiences to craft beer and culinary tastings, it’s 38 days of the ‘Best of Ontario’ from July 10 to August 16 at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. Activities will include nightly concerts, a 400-ft zip-line, dance, theatre, a 40-ft rock climbing wall and much more.  Start planning your Toronto visit at Ontario Travel.


SPECIAL 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!

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$416 Aruba
$459 Georgetown, Bahamas
$500 St. Thomas
$519 Grand Cayman Island
$540 Turks & Caicos
$546 Barbados
$553 Cozumel (Saturday only service)
$557 Panama City
$589 Bermuda
$635 San Jose, Costa Rica
$676 Bogota
$761 Bonaire
$767 Belize
$778 Cabo San Lucas (via Mexico City)
$811 Liberia, Costa Rica
$852 Lima
$866 Quito, Ecuador
$1,385 Buenos Aires
A 21-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day
Stay at least one Saturday night
Complete travel on or before November 18
Valid on Delta(+Fees $), nonstop (unless otherwise indicated)
Purchase by June 18

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$524 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Travel any available day
Start travel on or after October 15
Complete travel on or before December 16
No minimum stay required
No blackout dates!
Valid on Delta(+Fees $), nonstop
Purchase by June 16

DEAL! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$836 Madrid, Spain
Travel any available day
Depart September 15-December 15 or January 11-March 13
A 7-night minimum stay required; six months max
Valid on American via Miami
Purchase by June 30

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$911 Santiago, Chile
Valid Monday-Thursday only (regular rates apply on other days)
Depart August 10-September 18 or October 1-December 14
A 5-night minimum stay required; no max limit
Valid on Delta(+Fees $), nonstop
Book only at Delta.com

Airline fees can and often do exceed the cost of your ticket!
+Fees $$$ = Carry-on Bags: $10-$75; Checked Bags: $15-$100; Seats: $3-$199; additional fees vary by carrier
+Fees $ = Checked Bags: $24-$125; Select/Preferred Seats: $9-$99


SPECIAL CRUISE & RESORT OFFERS

Short Cruise Sale
Princess Cruises is offering a special buy one get one 50% off deal on short getaway cruises during the ‘Great Getaways’ sale. Guests will enjoy the Lotus Spa & Fitness Center, top-notch live entertainment and world-class cuisine made fresh from scratch. Getaway cruises from both coasts, range from three to five days and offer a convenient way to get aboard and enjoy a cruise vacation. In addition to special cruise savings, guests can book with reduced deposits of only $50 per person. Third and fourth guests will also save with fares starting at $149 per person. Great Getaways Sale cruise deals include:
4-day West Coast Getaway cruise — guest one: $398 interior; $648 balcony and guest two: $199 interior; $324 balcony
4- to 5-day Eastern Caribbean Getaway cruise — guest one: $448 interior; $648 balcony and guest two: $224 interior; $324 balcony
5-day West Coast Getaway cruise — guest one: $498 interior; $749 balcony and guest two: $249 interior; $374 balcony
4- to 5-day Western Caribbean Getaway cruise — guest one: $448 interior; $648 balcony and guest two: $224 interior and $324 balcony
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Book sale rates through July 7.
Princess Cruises operates a fleet of 18 modern ships renowned for their design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.7 million guests each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three to 114 days.

Celebrate the 4th Island-Style
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort is set for a patriotic summer with its ‘Red, White & Blue’ package. The family-owned resort on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands offers a summer savings with a twist on stays throughout the month of July (double occupancy only):
A 5th night free in an Oceanview Room for two (room-only rates)
A $100 resort credit Six free RED, WHITE & BLUE cocktails at Iggies, one of the best beach bars in the Caribbean
And, a complimentary Sunset Harbor Cocktail Cruise on board Bolongo Bay’s 53′ catamaran Heavenly Days (a $55 per person value)
Package rates start from $256 per night. Book by July 4. Refer to booking code RWB.
Guest enjoy complimentary non-motorized water sports such as Hobie Cats, stand up paddle boards, windsurfers, kayaks and snorkel gear. And, guests who visit over a Thursday can join in the resort’s famous weekly Snorkel Booze Hunt where it’s ‘finders, keepers’ in diving for free bottles of Caribbean rum.
With two oceanfront restaurants, 64 true beachfront rooms and 10 value rooms for the more budget minded traveler, Bolongo is recognized by Frommers as one of the ‘World’s 10 Best Beachfront Hotels.’
American citizens do not need a passport to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands. 


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


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