The specific promotions described in this article have now passed, but it remains online so that the resources named will be of future use to travelers.
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: Cozumel, Mexico
Provider: Occidental Grand (tel. 800/858-2258; www.occidentalhotels.com)
Duration: Per night
Base Price: $68 per night
Additional Fees: $15 per night
What's Included: Accommodations, all food, beverages, and snacks, non-motor water sports.
What's Not: Hotel taxes and resort fees.
When: Limited time offer for travel through November 20.
Deadline: Book immediately.
Why this is a Deal: Save up to 51%.
Complete Details: Located in a private nature reserve directly on Playa San Francisco, the 251-room Occidental Grand Cozumel has the features of a large hotel and the intimacy of a boutique property. The hotel has six restaurants, three pools, a kid's club, and nightclub for adults. There is also an on-site spa. Two lit tennis courts, scuba clinics, kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, and windsurfing are all included in the price of the package.
Provider: Friendly Planet (tel. 800/555-5765; www.friendlyplanet.com)
Duration: Nine days
Base Price: $1,199
Additional Fees: $120
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, all intra-country transportation, sightseeing, fuel surcharges, and English-speaking tour guide.
What's Not: Security fees, departure tax, and visas.
When: October 27.
Deadline: September 23.
Why this is a Deal: Save $800 if you book by above deadline.
Complete Details: This Vietnam tour visits Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi with optional trips to Halong Bay and the Mekong Delta. It departs the Unites States from the Los Angeles area. Accommodations are in first-class, four-star hotels including the Equatorial Hotel and the more modern Nikko Hotel in Hanoi. Sightseeing includes a mix of ancient and contemporary sites affiliated with Vietnam's spiritual and colonial past.
Provider: Gate One Travel (tel. 800/682-3333; www.gate1travel.com)
Duration: 11 nights, 13 days
Base Price: $1,299
Additional Fees: $145
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, sightseeing, daily breakfast, all transfers, some meals, and entrance fees.
What's Not: Security fees and departure tax.
When: December 3 and February 9, 11, and 18, 2010
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to ensure availability.
Why this is a Deal: $117 per day for a Turkish tour is tough to beat.
Complete Details: Departing from the New York area with flights into Istanbul, this trip spends three nights in Istanbul, one in Canakkale, two in Kusadasi, one in Pamukkale, one in Konya, two in Cappadocia, and one in Ankara. Sightseeing highlights include the ancient city of Troy and the Acropolis at Pergamum. Accommodations are in three and four-star class hotels with Western conveniences in central locations.
Destination: St. Croix
Provider: U.S. Virgin Island Department of Tourism (tel. 800/372-USVI; www.visitusvi.com)
Duration: Four nights
Base Price: Varies based on package
Additional Fees: Around $105
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, and fuel surcharges.
What's Not: Security fees and departure tax.
When: Through November 15.
Deadline: October 5.
Why this is a Deal: Save $150 on airline credit and get a fourth night free at participating hotels.
Complete Details: For travel to St. Croix, the above airfare discount and free-hotel night includes accommodations at the following hotels: The Buccaneer, Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, Chenay Bay Beach Resort, Club St. Croix Beach & Tennis Resort, Colony Cove Beach Resort, Company House Hotel, Divi Carina Bay Resort, Hibiscus Beach Resort, Hotel Caravelle, King Christian Hotel, The Palms at Pelican Cove, and Sand Castle on the Beach. The promotion can be booked through American Airlines Vacations, CheapCaribbean.com, Delta Vacations, Expedia, GoGo Worldwide Vacations and Travelocity. Picturesque bays and coves, Dutch architecture, music, eco-tourism, and quaint towns highlight the island's attractions.
Provider: Go Today (tel. 800/227-3235; www.go-today.com)
Duration: Five nights, seven days
Base Price: $1,059
Additional Fees: $115
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, fuel surcharges, and hotel taxes and service charges.
What's Not: Security fees and departure taxes.
When: September 13 to October 25.
Deadline: October 1.
Why this is a Deal: With air and additional expenses, this trip comes to less than $160 per day.
Complete Details: Departing from Los Angeles and San Francisco, this independent trip to Bangkok includes accommodations at the Twin Towers Hotel. Located near the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddhist Temple, the hotel has several on-site restaurants and shops. There is also an on-site pool, spa, gym, beauty parlor, and business center.