All prices are per person and, if lodging is a component of the package, based upon two people traveling together (unless otherwise noted). See "What's Included" and "What's Not" for details about associated taxes and fees and "Complete Details" for information about travel restrictions and, if available, trip add-ons like sightseeing tours and meal plans. Base-prices, taxes and fees can vary based on point of departure and time of travel.

Destination: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Provider: Liberty Travel
(tel. 888/271-1584;
Base Price: $985
Duration: Four nights
Additional Fees:
What's Included
: Airfare, accommodations, transfers, food, beverages, some activities, and hotel service taxes.
What's Not: Security fees, departure taxes, and fuel surcharges.
When: January 2 to 25, 2008
Deadline: October 28
Why this is a Deal: Save 20 per cent of normal hotel rates.
Complete Details: Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has quickly become one of the leading destinations for all-inclusive beachfront vacations. This rate includes flights out of the New York area and accommodations at Excellence Punta Cana resort. Children under 18 are not allowed.

Destination: Beijing, Xi'An and Shanghai
Provider: Pacific Delight Tours
(tel. 800/221-7879;
Base Price:
Duration: 13 days, 11 nights
Additional Fees:
What's Included
: Airfare, accommodations, local guides, some meals, and all intra-country travel and transfers.
What's Not: Security fees, departure taxes, and fuel surcharges.
When: April 17, 2008
Deadline: November 8.
Why this is a Deal: Save $100 per couple if booked by above deadline
Complete Details: Departing out of San Francisco on United Airlines, you'll start your travels in Beijing with five days at the Capital Hotel. After seeing the Great Wall, the Imperial Palace and other sights, you'll visit Xi'An, staying at the Grand New World Hotel. The trip finishes in the modern city of Shanghai, where you'll stay at the Hu Ting Hotel and Towers. Other departure cities are available. Pacific Delight Tours is known for luxury level tours with in-depth sightseeing programs.

Destination: Costa Rica
Provider: Caravan Tours (tel. 800/227-2826;
Base Price: $995
Duration: 10 days
Additional Fees:
What's Included
: Hotel, all meals, all sightseeing, and all intra-country transportation.
What's Not: Airfare
When: January 19, 2008
Deadline: While slots remain.
Why this is a Deal: Caravan's Costa Rica trip is usually $100 more.
Complete Details: This land-only trip starts in the capital city of San Jose before visiting a volcano, an rainforest aerial tram, and Tortuguero National Park. The trip also spends two nights in Manuel Antonio, a national park on Costa Rico's Pacific Coast. All meals are included on the tour. Hotels include rustic but comfortable local inns, lodges, and national park accommodations. While the trip doesn't include airfare, Caravan Tours can book your ticket and provide lower than average airfare to Costa Rica. A $300 deposit is due 60 days before departure.

Destination: Salzburg, Austria
Provider: Virgin Vacations (tel. 888/937-8474;
Base Price:
Duration: Six nights
Additional Fees:
What's Included
: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, local hotel service charges, and fuel surcharges.
What's Not: Security fees and departure taxes.
When: January 7 to March 20, 2008
Deadline: November 20.
Why this is a Deal: Booking the elements of this trip on your own would cost over $1,300. Plus, the first three months in January are roughly $250 less expensive than the other times of the year for this package deal.
Complete Details: Departing from New York on Virgin Atlantic Airways, this package is a get you there, put you up, and feed you breakfast type of tour. That leaves you plenty of time to explore Salzburg, Austria, a winter wonderland of people-watching in elegant pastry shops and music recitals at historic concert halls. Accommodations are at the Mercure Salzburg City Hotel, a 121-room hotel located in the center of the city.

Destination: South Beach Miami
Provider: The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club
(tel. 877/762-3477;
Base Price:
Duration: Per night
Additional Fees:
What's Included
: Accommodations
What's Not: Resort fee and hotel taxes
When: Through December 26
Deadline: October 31
Why this is a Deal: Save 35 per cent off regular rates and get a $100 in discount coupons
Complete Details: Located in South Beach on Collins Ave., this Art deco hotel has a hip pool, hot bar, and sleek, modern lobby that has earned the hotel local design awards. This deal is good for Monday through Wednesday night stays, but the deal also offers Thursday and Sunday stays for $25 more.

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