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: The Grand Bahamas
Provider: Spirit Vacations (tel. 407/583-5216; www.spiritvacations.com)
Base Price: $203 per night
Duration: Seven nights
Additional Fees: $160
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations,
When: December 3 and 6, 2008
What's Not Included: Security fees, departure tax, and fuel surcharges
Deadline: November 12, 2008
Why this is a Deal: Get a $500 rebate plus save up to 55% more off
Complete Details: Accommodations are at the Nassau Palm Hotel for this deal that includes a $500 rebate for a seven-night stay. Rebates are received after submitting a rebate form accompanied with a hotel and air booking receipt. It must be submitted 30 days from the completion of travel. Departures at the $29 price point are from Ft. Lauderdale. To leave from Boston, Detroit, Atlanta, Washington D.C. and New York City, prices increase to $48 per day. Departures are good from Wednesday and Saturday departures. All flights are on Spirit Airlines.
Provider: Liberty Travel (tel. 888/271-1584; www.libertytravel.com)
Base Price: $625
Duration: Four nights
Additional Fees: $135
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, airport transfers, hotel taxes and tourism taxes, fuel surcharges, and room upgrade if available (as well as one romantic dinner for two honeymooners).
What's Not Included: Security fees and departure tax.
When: February 1 to March 5, 2009
Deadline: December 15
Why this is a Deal: The fourth night is free on this already discounted air/land package
Complete Details: Acapulco has some of Mexico's most attractive, broad, and big-beach coastline. Departing out of Houston, this package puts you up for four nights at the Hyatt Regency Acapulco, a 640-room hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The hotel has all modern amenities such as a tennis club, two swimming pools, a beauty salon, baby-sitter services, a spa, business center, in-lobby wireless, four restaurants, two lobby bars, and an array of water sports. To qualify for the romantic dinner for two, a recent marriage certificate is required. Prices based on Monday to Thursday departures.
Destination: Rome, Florence, and Venice
Provider: Go Today (tel. 800/227-3235; www.go-today.com)
Base Price: $1,179
Duration: Nine nights
Additional Fees: $145
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, fuel surcharges, intra-country rail transportation in Italy, and daily breakfast
What's Not Included: Security fees and departure tax
When: January 7 to February 2, 2009
Deadline: November 20, 2008
Why this is a Deal: Italy on $131 per day with airfare is one of the lowest package prices around.
Complete Details: Starting off with three days in Rome, this trip leaving out of New York includes accommodations in Venice and Florence as well. Hotels on the trip are the Taormino Hotel in Rome, the Palazzuolo Hotel in Florence, and the Pantalon Hotel in Venice. Departing from Boston or Philadelphia costs an additional $40. The same trip in March costs an additional $390.
Destination: Crested Butte, Colorado
Provider: Ski.com (tel. 800/264-4006; www.ski.com)
Base Price: $598
Duration: Four nights
Additional Fees: 150
What's Included: Accommodations and ski lift tickets
When: December 18 to 26
What's Not Included: Airfare and lodging taxes
Deadline: December 1
Why this is a Deal: Save $200 off this Christmas special where the fourth night is free
Complete Details: Located 100 yards from the ski lift, the Grand Lodge Crested Butte has indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, a steam room, in-house gym, a spa, laundry facilities and various room sizes to accommodate groups of any size. Mention code 8865 when booking this early season ski deal. Airfare from several U.S. gateways can be arranged at discounted prices when booking your accommodations. Three days of skiing are included in the price of the package. This package includes a Christmas-night stay if booking at that time.
Provider: Golf Arizona (tel. 866/444-0992; www.golfarizona.com)
Base Price: $150 to $310 per night
Additional Fees: $180
What's Included: Accommodations, one round of golf each day, cart fees, one set of practice balls, daily breakfast, and all taxes and local fees.
When: April 1 to May 31, 2009
What's Not Included: Caddy fees and resort taxes
Deadline: As soon as possible to ensure availability
Why this is a Deal: Save $400 over booking the golf and accommodations independently.
Complete Details: Price depends on type of room requested. Lowest per night price listed is based on double occupancy per foursome. Local courses included in the Camelback Padre, Camelback Indian Bend, Pointe at Lookout Mountain, The Phoenician, Talking Stick North, Talking Stick South, and Kierland. Accomodations are at Sommerset Suites in Old Town Scottsdale, an historic shopping district with nightlife and restaurants just steps away.