Post-holiday sales don't just apply to retail stores. Travel companies look to unload inventory and pass on January and February savings to those considering a winter escape. Funjet (tel. 888/558-6654; www.funjet.com) has consistently delivered winter specials to destinations throughout the Caribbean and rest of the world.
To check Funjet specials, you just have to choose your departure city and a list of the "hottest deals" from that particular gateway will pop-up. From Chicago, for example, deals to Hawaii are looking very good. A five-night trip to Oahu departing from Chicago's O'Hare Airport starts at $854.99 per person with airfare and hotel included. Travel for this deal is good from March 1 to March 30, 2006. Accommodations are at the Aston Coral Reef Hotel, located just a few blocks from Waikiki Beach. The fifth night of the hotel is free, and you receive a coupon with "hundreds" of dollars worth of savings on food, golf, and shopping.
If you can get away during the week, a two-night Las Vegas getaway from Chicago with accommodations at Wynn Las Vegas, one of Las Vegas's newest resorts, costs approximately $389.99. Airfare and accommodations are included in this deal that departs on January 16, 17, 23 & 24 and Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 27 & 28, 2006. For an even less expensive Vegas extravaganza, a two-night trip with accommodations at Circus Circus, a family-oriented hotel with the world's largest indoor amusement park, starts at 234.99 per person. Upon check-in, you'll receive a two-for-one buffet coupon, a two-for-one all-day ride pass, two free fitness passes, and a double portion of fajitas for a single price and two-for-one margarita pitcher coupon. Other Funjet specials out of Chicago go to Los Cabos, Acapulco, Ixtapa, Jamaica, the Caribbean, and skiing destinations. Taxes and air departure fees are additional with all Funjet trips.
From Dallas/Ft. Worth, a departure point close to Mexico and Central America, winter travel specials are plentiful. A three-night trip to Acapulco with air and hotel included, costs approximately $549.99. Departures are good for Monday, Tuesday and Friday from February 6 to March 27, 2006. Accommodations are at the Continental Emporio Acapulco, a beachfront property located on Acapulco's famous hotel strip, right in the middle of restaurants, nightclubs clubs, and shops. The hotel is known for having the largest freshwater swimming pool in Acapulco with a large waterslide. The fitness center is free, and includes a sauna and steam room. The hotel has three on-premise restaurants. To escape to colder climates for a little ski fun, Funjet has five-night Dallas to Breckinridge, Colorado ski trip that includes air, hotel and a two or three day lift-ticket starting at $784.99. If you book this trip by Friday, January 6, 2006, you can receive a $600 booking credit towards a Funjet Vacation Mexico Charter/Value flight vacation. Ask a Funjet representative for details on this combination deal special. The ski trip is good for travel between January 19 and February 9, 2006. A five-night Dallas-Maui jaunt with accommodations at the Outrigger Royal Kahana Resort starts at 989.99 per person. The trip is available from February 8 to 23, 2006.
For New Yorkers looking to get away from what is supposed to be an especially cold winter, Funjet has specials to destinations south, including Nassau and Turks and Caicos. A three-night escape to Nassau out of LaGuardia Airport starts at $599.99. In addition to air and hotel, this package includes all meals and drinks. Lodging is at SuperClub's Breezes Bahamas on Nassau's Cable Beach with travel good from February 27 to March 27, 2006. Out of New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, a three-night trip to Turks and Caicos with accommodations at the Comfort Suites costs only $594.99. Two children under 16 stay for free with just one adult using the existing bedding in the room. Travel is good for Monday departures from February 27 to March 27, 2006. Another Funjet winter special out of New York is a five-day deal to London starting at just $594.99 with airfare and hotel and a daily full English breakfast for adults. This deal is good from February 1 to March 23, 2006.
An added dimension to Funjet, phone operators are available on a 24-hour basis, meaning you can call anytime night or day to book your winter special.
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