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Chances are you've got the hang of things when you've been sending travelers to exotic destinations for almost fifty years. Pleasant Holidays, (tel. 800/742-9244; www.pleasantholidays.com) which sends 500,000 travelers a year to more than a thousand hotels in locations such as French Polynesia and Mexico, definitely does. Pleasant's winter Hot Deals promotion promises to send buyers to such places as Tahiti, Mexico, Asia, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand for extremely low prices including other travel discounts. These multi-week deals will last throughout the entirety of the year.

The company's Hot Deals to Hawaii package offers two separate deals with one available for the first half of the year and the other available for the second half. The first deal starts with a five-day Oahu package to Waikiki starting at $445 that gives you a fifty dollar activity credit per room when you purchase the trip. This trip is good from now through June 7, 2007. Deal Two, good from June 8 to September 19, 2007, offers fifty per cent off of airfare for children under 17 to destinations included with the deal. This and every other Hawaii Hot Deal includes round-trip airfare from your gateway city, all hotel accommodations, a lei upon arrival, round-trip hotel airport transfers, all hotel and car rental taxes and a free Aloha Diners Club guide for savings at area restaurants in Hawaii. Departures at the above prices are out of Los Angeles. Air security taxes and departure fees of approximately $40 are not included in the price of the package.

A similar Kauai Vacation package with five nights' accommodations out of L.A. starts at $519. The Aloha Beach Hotel is a beachfront resort in Kauai with two swimming pools, water sports, a tennis court, and kayaking facilities in the nearby Wailua River. A similar five-night Maui trip with accommodations at the Aston Maui Lu where kids under 12 stay for free when sharing a room with an adult starts at $635 with airfare out of Los Angeles. Again, the activity credit and the half-priced kids' airfare are available during their pre-determined time period.

To Tahiti, a two-for-one airfare deal is available when booking a weeklong vacation with accommodations at a Sofitel property in the Tahitian Islands. The deal gives you one airline ticket from L.A. on Air Tahiti Nui (tel. 877/824-4846; www.airtahitinui-usa.com) for $899 and one free ticket for your companion. You just have to book one week at any of four Sofitel resorts on Tahiti, Moorea or Bora Bora. The Sofitel property on Moorea recently opened after serious renovation. It's a five minute ride from the Moorea airport on one of the small island's prettiest stretch of beaches. Travel for the two-for-one free companion ticket is good from January 8 to April 30, 2007 and must be booked by April 15, 2007. Air security taxes and departure fees coming to approximately $130 are not included in the price of the ticket. A regular priced ticket on Air Tahiti Nui from L.A. to Papeete comes to $608 with five-night air-inclusive vacation packages starting at $736 from the west coast and $1,499 out of New York.

Hot deals to Asia include a five-night special to Hong Kong with round-trip airfare and accommodations starting at $1,725. The trip leaves from San Francisco, Seattle or Los Angeles with travel dates good from May 17 to June 14, 2007. Extras with this Hot Deal include a free upgrade to a city-view room, a welcome drink, daily breakfast, dining discounts amounting to as much as 20 per cent off meals, a Hong Kong Island Tour with a tram ride to Victoria's Peak with views of the island and harbor, roundtrip airport transfers and 100,000 in flight insurance.

See the Hot Deals page or call a Pleasant Holidays representative for details on these and other deals to Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.

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