The Deal Detective is SmarterTravel.com resident bargain finder Kate Hamman. She is always on the lookout for new travel deals and invites you, dear reader, to ask your own questions.
With spring in full swing, I can’t help but hope for a new start. And that feeling makes me want to go out and explore new destinations. I decided to share this desire to travel with you by finding the best deals and hopefully inspire you to get out there and enjoy the world and the weather.
My 10 best offers of the month
FunJet offers offers in Las Vegas that will allow you to hit the jackpot without having to wager a dime. Stay at one of the MGM Resort properties such as Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Where Luxor, and receive free perks such as resort credits, spa discounts, and activity passes. Plus, prices start at $ 189 for three nights at Circus Circus, including round-trip airfare from Los Angeles.
This commemorative day, Expedia wants you to celebrate with their vacation package sale. The three-night hotel and plane deals include destinations across the country, and prices start at $ 194 for Detroit.
Pleasant vacations offers Hawaii packages starting at $ 349, which include round-trip airfare to Oahu from San Francisco or Los Angeles (other departure cities are available at a higher price), three nights accommodation and all taxes and hotel charges for travel in August. Packages to Maui, the Big Island, and Kauai start at $ 399.
With Taste of Italy from go-today.com, you can explore Rome, Venice and Florence for a fraction of the typical cost. Package starts at $ 1,149 in May (prices are more expensive in summer starting at $ 1,399) and includes round-trip airfare from New York (other departure cities are available at a higher cost), two nights’ accommodation in Rome, Venice, and Florence, second class train tickets between cities, daily continental breakfast, hotel taxes and service charges, and fuel surcharges for companies aerial.
Virgin vacations offers a flight and car package in Ireland starting at $ 249 per person for travel from November and January through March. The deal includes round-trip airfare, seven-day car rental, local taxes, unlimited mileage, and mandatory fuel surcharges. Packages are a bit higher for summer travel, but you can still get a good deal for fall with prices starting at $ 339 in September and $ 329 in October.
CheapCaribbean.com has a plethora of deals in several sunny locations, but the package for Nassau, Bahamas is one of the budget checkbooks. Offer starts at $ 299, which includes round-trip airfare from Miami (other departure cities are available at a higher cost), a three-night hotel stay, a small -Continental breakfast and two-for-one selected tours. In addition, if it rains during your stay, you will receive a $ 100 coupon. Book by May 20 to travel by December 15.
Expedia offers a four-night all-inclusive sale to tropical destinations like Costa Rica, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas. Prices start at $ 591 and include round-trip airfare from New York City, four nights of accommodation, and all meals, drinks, and activities. Book by May 29 and travel by October 2.
United Holidays gives you the chance to spend time with all your favorite Disney characters at Disneyland this summer. Until September 26, you can get two additional hotel nights and two additional days of theme park admission when you book a vacation package of three or more nights at Disneyland Resort. Sample prices start as low as $ 169 per person per night and include five hotel nights, round-trip airfare from Denver (other departure cities are available at a higher cost) and five days of theme park admission. Book by June 15 and choose hotels with the SALE option to get this offer.
With Qantas offering round-trip flights starting at $ 620 to Australia from San Francisco, it’s easy to save by booking a bundle of soil with the airline. There are several offers to choose from, such as exploring the Great Barrier Reef (starting at $ 599). The offer includes four nights in a four-star hotel in Cairns, airport transfers, a day cruise on the Great Barrier Reef, and a day trip on the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail with lunch. Book before May 31.
Air France offers a six-night Paris and Nice package ideal for a quick introduction to France. Offer starts at $ 839 and includes round-trip airfare from New York (other departure cities are available for a higher cost), three hotel nights in Paris and Nice, a one-way flight between cities, a daily continental breakfast, hotel taxes and fees, and airline fuel surcharges. Reserve at least 30 days in advance.
It is the best of the best that I could find. However, the internet is a huge place and the deals can be lurking in corners that I haven’t yet inspected. So, I appeal to you to help me in my research. If you’ve found a particularly effective way to save, share it with everyone below.
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