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Frommer's 5 Deals: Hong Kong, Cape May, Botswana, Cancun, and the Italian Riviera

Special offers that span the globe: from 4 nights in Hong Kong to 7 nights on the Italian Riviera to three more deals at home and abroad.

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: French and Italian Riviera
Provider: Tourcrafters
(tel. 800/482-5995;

Base Price:
Duration: Seven nights, eight days
Additional Fees: $325
What's Included:
Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, four days of rental car, and local hotel service taxes
What's Not Included: Security fees, departure taxes, and airline fuel surcharges
When: Through March 13
Deadline: No exact deadline is given, but immediate booking is suggested to lock in your desired date
Why this is a Deal: With airfare, car, rental and seven nights of three and four-star accommodations, this deal is a surprisingly low $155 per day.

Complete Details: Departing out of New York or Boston, this package deal flies into Nice where you'll pick up your car and drive to the Italian Rivera. Arriving in the coastal town of Rapallo, you'll stay in the four-star Hotel Europa for four nights. You'll complete the trip in downtown Nice at the Marche Aux Fleurs, a 49-room historic hotel overlooking the old town square. Restaurants, shops, nightclub, and the Nice beaches are all in walking distance. While it might be a little cool for sunbathing, temperatures are warm enough to dine outdoors and enjoy the waterfront quai.

Destination: Botswana

Provider: 2Afrika (tel. 800/462-2374;
Base Price:
Duration: Nine days, six nights
Additional Fees: $210
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, most meals, and all sightseeing
What's Not Included: Security fees and departure taxes
When: February 12
Deadline: As soon as possible: this tour leaves within two weeks.
Why this is a Deal: Couples save $600 on this last minute travel deal
Complete Details: This package deal departs from New York or Washington D.C. from which you'll take a 17-hour flight to Johannesburg. Accommodations are at luxury safari lodging. You'll visit Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, and Kasane as you travel between Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and South Africa. Three safari game-viewing drives and two safari boat rides are included in the tour price, as are 14 meals, and a walk through an African village.

Destination: Riviera Maya
Provider: Cheap Caribbean (tel. 800/915-2322;
Base Price:
Duration: Four nights
Additional Fees: $110
What's Included:
Airfare, accommodations, all meals and beverages, airport transfers, and all local hotel taxes
What's Not Included: Security fees and departure taxes
When: March 23 to April 30
Deadline: February 4
Why this is a Deal: Save 40% off regular all-inclusive rates
Complete Details: An hour from the Cancun International Airport, the Sunscape Puerto Aventuras Riviera Maya is an all-inclusive beachfront hotel with two swimming pools, a PADI scuba diving center, health club, huge beachfront hot tub, tropical gardens, and six restaurants ranging form casual to elegant. This trip departs out of the Detroit for the above and other major U.S. gateways for a variety of prices including Miami for $589 and Dallas for $679.

Destination: Hong Kong
Provider: United Vacations Asia (tel. 888/288-7170;
Base Price:
Duration: Four nights, six days
Additional Fees: $185
What's Included:
Airfare, accommodations, half-day sightseeing tour, daily breakfast, and fuel surcharges
What's Not Included: Security fees and departure taxes
When: Through March 24
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to lock in this rate
Why this is a Deal: This special winter package deal saves you close to $400 per person off of regular tour prices.

Complete Details: This winter package to Hong Kong departs from the San Francisco or Los Angeles on United Airlines. Additional nights cost approximately $85 per night. Accommodations are at the Regal Riverside Hotel in the Shatin quarter of the city directly on the Shing Mu River. The hotel gets a mix of tourist and business class travelers.

Destination: Cape May, New Jersey
Provider: Virginia Hotel
(tel. 800/732-4236;
Base Price:
Duration: One night
Additional Fees: $23

What's Included:
Accommodations, complete dinner for two, and a full breakfast
What's Not Included: Travel to the resort
When: February 28 to May 1
Deadline: No deadline given but booking one week in advance of your required stay is suggested. If rooms are available, you can get the deal the day before your stay.
Why this is a Deal: Save approximately $100 on regular room rates and the price of dinner
Complete Details: This special hotel deal is available from Monday till Thursday. Rooms are equipped with high-speed Internet access, Bulgari bubble bath products, and goose down comforters. The dinner for two is at the Ebbitt Room, an intimate 18-seat restaurant located inside the hotel. Built in 1879 and completely refurbished after new ownership in 1986, the hotel has 24 rooms decorated in a modern Victorian style.

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