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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: Venice
Provider: Virgin Vacations (tel. 800/937-8474; www.virgin-vacations.com)
Base Price: $799
Duration: Five days, four nights
Additional Fees: $105
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, local hotel taxes, and fuel surcharges.
What's Not: Security fees and departure tax.
When: Through March 25.
Deadline: March 17.
Why this is a Deal: Save $120 on April travel and around $500 from travel during peak season.
Complete Details: A Saturday night stay is required for this independent city package flying out of the New York area. Hotel accommodations are at the Pantalon Hotel, a centrally located 15-room property with a terrace overlooking the center of the city. Bars, restaurants, and boutiques are in the immediate vicinity and Piazza San Marco is a 20-minute walk.

Destination: New York City
Provider: SoHotel (tel. 212/226-1482; www.thesohotel.com)
Base Price: $576
Duration: Four nights
Additional Fees: $65
What's Included: Accommodations
What's Not: Local hotel taxes.
When: Through March 31.
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to ensure availability.
Why this is a Deal: Stay four nights, pay for three.
Complete Details: This boutique hotel is located on Broome Street in Nolita near SoHo and the Bowery. The over 100 rooms have exposed brick walls, flat screens, and simple yet chic wooden furniture. With a goal of offering "cheaper rents in a great location," the hotel is scant on amenities but big on style and location. There is free WiFi in public spaces. Some of New York's best restaurants, bars, and shops are just outside the hotel's door. Little Italy and Chinatown are less than a five-minute walk away.

Destination: St. John
Provider: Cinnamon Bay (tel. 340/776-6330; www.cinnamonbay.com)
Base Price: $64 to $100 per night
Duration: One night or more
Additional Fees: $6 to $8 per night
What's Included: Accommodations.
What's Not: Local hotel taxes.
When: May 1 to December 14.
Deadline: Booking two months in advance is strongly suggested.
Why this is a Deal: Some of the least expensive beachfront accommodations in the Virgin Islands.
Complete Details: Cinnamon Bay is a full-service campground within the U.S. Virgin Islands National Park. Cottages, tents, and bare sites for campers willing to really rough it are available. Some cottages, costing $100 per night, are beachfront. Cottages and tents come with barbecue grills, coolers, ice chests, water containers, picnic tables, charcoal grills, propane gas stoves, and cooking and eating utensils. Beds are made two times per week with fresh linens available twice per week. Tents come with gas lanterns and mosquito nets. There is a general store, a beach shop, and a restaurant on premises.

Destination: Philadelphia
Provider: Alexander Inn (tel. 877/ALEX-INN; www.alexanderinn.com)
Base Price: $1 per night
Duration: One night per credit card holder
Additional Fees: 15 cents
What's Included: Accommodations, breakfast buffet, 24-hour fruit snacks, free wireless, and use of all hotel facilities including gym
What's Not: Local hotel taxes
When: March 11 to June 11.
Deadline: You must call the hotel as soon as possible to sign up for this rate.
Why this is a Deal: Save $118 off regular room rates.
Complete Details: Alexander Inn owner Mel Heifetz wants to do what he can to add positive energy to the national economic downturn. A supporter and donor to President Obama's campaign, Heifetz wanted to inspire tourism to Philadelphia and cost-savings for visitors. The $1 rate will be available for six rooms from Sunday to Thursday on a first come first serve basis to guests who call the hotel to reserve that rate. Two-night stays are available to guests who pay using different credit cards with different names, or in other words, to couples who book under one name on one night and another the next. Call the hotel for details.

Destination: Pyramids and Petra
Provider: Friendly Planet (tel. 800/555-5765; www.friendlyplanet.com)
Base Price: $1,799
Duration: Eight days
Additional Fees: $285
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, sightseeing, all intra-Egypt transportation, some meals, airport transfers, English-speaking tour guides and fuel surcharges.
What's Not: Security fees, departure tax, and tour guide gratuities.
When: September 19.
Deadline: March 18.
Why this is a Deal: Save $600 per couple.
Complete Details: This discounted four-star quality package tour to Egypt and Jordan has a few spots for trips beginning in September. The trip departs out of the New York area, beginning in Cairo before traveling to the ruins of Petra in ancient Jordan. Focusing mainly on sites specifically in Cairo and two areas of Jordan, this focused tour leaves the traveler with in-depth knowledge of the Pyramids, Sphinx, Amman, and the lost city of Petra.

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