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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: Australia
Provider: Goway Travel
(tel. 800/387-8850; www.goway.com)
Base Price:
$2,200
Additional Fees and Taxes: $277
Duration: Fifteen days
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, rental car, and some sightseeing.
What's Not: Security fees, departure taxes, and airline fuel surcharge.
When: September 1 to 21.
Deadline: Book as soon as possible.
Why this is a Deal: The combination of U.S.-Australia airfare, car rental and accommodations at less than $150 per day is spectacular.
Complete Details: Fly out of Los Angeles on Qantas Airways for a 15-day trip that visits Sydney, Tasmania and Melbourne. Accommodations are at the economy/budget level, which in Australia means sparse but clean sleeping quarters in small family-owned hotels located near residential and shopping neighborhoods. The Park Regis Hotel in Sydney is walking distance to Darling Harbour. The Ibis Hotel in Melbourne is near the city's Chinatown and central business district. A breakfast option is available for an additional $261.

Destination: London
Provider: Virgin Vacations (tel. 888/937-8474; www.virgin-vacations.com)
Base Price:
$559
Additional Fees and Taxes: $135
Duration: Three nights
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, hotel service charges, daily breakfast and airline fuel surcharges.
What's Not: Security fees and departure taxes.
When: November 21 to 24
Deadline: August 31
Why this is a Deal: Doing this on your own would cost more than $1,000. Special three-night airfare included deal to London for $175 per night
Complete Details: Fly Virgin Atlantic Airlines out of New York for a special Thanksgiving Day holiday trip to London. Stay at the Hotel Apollo in London's Bayswater district near Kensington Gardens. You can upgrade to a better hotel just a quarter mile from Paddington Station for $40 more total. This independent trip leaves you free to explore the city on your own.

Destination: Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
Provider: TAM Vacations (tel. 866-627-2945; www.tamvacations.com)
Base Price:
$863
Additional Fees and Taxes: $174
Duration: Six nights/seven days
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, intra-country flights, and airport transfers.
What's Not: Security fees, departure taxes and airline fuel surcharge.
When: Through December 9
Deadline: No exact deadline, but an eight-week advanced booking is suggested.
Why this is a Deal: Airfare alone almost exceeds the total price, and Salvador de Bahia is on several lists for most desirable places to visit this year
Complete Details: Your choice of departure cities from Miami or New York on Tam Brazilian Airways. The package puts you up for three nights in Rio and three nights in Bahia. Sightseeing excursions are additional.

Destination: Vermont
Provider: Go Stowe
(tel. 877/467-8693; www.gostowe.com)
Base Price:
From $99 per night (varies based on hotel choice)
Additional Fees and Taxes: $20
Duration: Per night
What's Included: Accommodations
What's Not: Local hotel taxes.
When: Until September 20, 2007
Deadline: Why this is a Deal: This shoulder season deal gets you fifteen per cent off of regular shoulder season rates and a free gift bag valued at over $40.
Complete Details: You can choose from over 20 different participating hotels ranging in price from the budget level to luxury resort. Go to the above link for a detailed list of participating hotels. The Golden Eagle Resort, for example, has normal weekend room rates of $119 and midweek rates of $99. That means a weekend room will coat you $99 per night, a saving of $40 per two nights. The hotel has a pool and offers inexpensive bike rentals for exploring the mountain trails and scenic side roads.

Destination: Portugal
Provider: Gate One Travel (tel. 800/682-3333; www.gate1travel.com)
Base Price:
$659
Additional Fees and Taxes: $135
Duration: Six days, four nights
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, airline fuel taxes, hotel service charges.
What's Not: Security fees and departure taxes.
When: January 16, 29, and 30, 2008
Deadline: No exact deadline given but six weeks advanced booking Â?stronglyÂ? recommended
Why this is a Deal: Any package near $100 per day with airfare to Europe at the current Euro to dollar conversion rate is an excellent value. Style mavens such as chefs and interior designers are calling Portugal the next Â?itÂ? place.
Complete Details: Fly out of New York into Lisbon for the package deal. Accommodations are at the Sana Executive Hotel, a tourist class hotel with 72 rooms in a neighborhood known for its architecture in walking distance to the Rossio Train Station. Airport transfers are only $33 per person extra and half-day guided city tour taking you through the oldest section of town costs just $43.

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