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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: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Provider: Cheap Caribbean (tel. 800/247-2067; www.cheapcaribbean.com)
Base Price: $399 per person
Duration: Four nights
Additional Fees: $155
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, and "savings discount program."
What's Not Included: Security fees, departure tax, hotel taxes and service charges.
When: Through December 19
Deadline: December 5
Why this is a Deal: Save $100 per couple traveling together from original $449 per person price
Complete Details: Use promotion code PR100 when booking this package deal that departs out of Tampa (New York is $429; Baltimore is $529). Accommodations are at the Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa, a hotel with 500-acres of beachfront property.

Destination: New Orleans
Provider: W Hotels (tel. 877/822-0000; www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/index.html)
Base Price: $172 to $226
Duration: Three nights
Additional Fees: $32 to $52
What's Included: Accommodations
What's Not Included: Hotel taxes and service charges.
When: Through March 31, 2009
Deadline: January 31, 2009
Why this is a Deal: The third night is free when booking with an American Express card.
Complete Details: Mention promotion codes TNR or TNH when booking this on the telephone or online. In all, 21 W global properties are included in the deal including New Orleans, Atlanta, New York, Seoul, Istanbul, and Montreal. Offer is valid for Thursday through Saturday arrivals with a three-night minimum stay required.

Destination: Toronto
Provider: American Airways Vacations (tel. 800/321-2121; www.aavacations.com)
Base Price: $308
Duration: Four nights
Additional Fees: $165
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, fuel surcharges, and hotel service charges.
What's Not Included: Security fees and departure taxes.
When: December 8 to 12
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to ensure availability.
Why this is a Deal: This is one of the cheapest airl/land packages to Toronto offered from any travel provider.
Complete Details: With departures out of the New York area (the same trip from Chicago costs $115 per night), this independent air/land trip from American Airways Vacations includes hotel accommodations at the Bond Place Hotel. Located downtown, the hotel offers easy access to local sites and shopping.

Destination: China
Provider: Friendly Planet (tel. 800/555-5765; www.friendlyplanet.com)
Base Price: $1,399
Duration: Ten days
Additional Fees: $280
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, some meals, sightseeing, a professional tour leader, and all intra-China travel.
What's Not Included: Security fees, departure taxes, and Chinese Visa.
When: January 28 to February 6, 2009
Deadline: December 17
Why this is a Deal: You save $600 per couple if booked by above deadline.
Complete Details: Starting in Beijing, this package tour of ancient and modern China takes travelers to Xi'an and Shanghai, making stops at classic sites like the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Olympic sites such as the Bird's Nest Stadium can be visited independently. Dance performances, cultural events, and individual exploring highlight this comprehensive tour of China. Accommodations are at large-scale hotels with all modern amenities. The trip departs on Air China out of Los Angeles.

Destination: Florence and Rome, Italy
Provider: Tourcrafters (tel. 800/482-5995; www.tourcrafters.com)
Base Price: $999
Duration: Seven days/six nights
Additional Fees: $112
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, train ticket, coupon book, hotel service charges, and fuel surcharges.
What's Not Included: Security fees and departure taxes.
When: January 7 to February 10, 2009
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to ensure availability
Why this is a Deal: Save $400 over booking this trip individually.
Complete Details: Departing out of the New York City vicinity, this just-released package includes three nights in Rome and three nights in Florence. Accommodations are at the Hotel Oxford in Rome and the Hotel Carolus in Florence. Both are four-star hotels. Departures from Chicago cost an additional $30; Los Angeles costs $189.