Chicago, IL, May 8, 2006 – Planning a trip that fits your budget is easier than ever with the announcement of CheapTickets' Off-Season Travel Report plus an exclusive Mexico and Caribbean sale.
Travelers can treat themselves to a well-deserved escape to the sun and save a total of $150 when they choose from a great selection of vacation packages to Mexico and the Caribbean.
$150 OFF PACKAGING (AIR + HOTEL)*:
Save $150 off a flight + hotel stay of 5 nights or more in Mexico or the Caribbean. To take advantage of the CheapTickets Mexico and Caribbean sale, customers must book their travel between May 5 and May 19, 2006 (using promotion code CHEAP150), and complete travel between May 5 and June 30, 2006.
SAMPLE 5-NIGHT PACKAGE PRICES: JUNE 12-17
Chicago to Cancun: Fly from Chicago to Cancun and stay 5 nights at the 5-Star Le Meridien Cancun Resort & Spa from $574** (per person with use of $150 Mexico & Caribbean promo code).
New York to Montego Bay, Jamaica: Fly from New York to Jamaica and stay 5 nights at the 4-Star Riu Tropical Bay All-Inclusive from $762** (per person with use of $150 Mexico & Caribbean promo code).
Los Angeles to Aruba: Fly from Los Angeles to Aruba and stay 5 nights at the 3-Star Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort from $838** (per person with use of $150 Mexico & Caribbean promo code).
TOP OFF- SEASON DESTINATIONS TO TRAVEL TO DURING APRIL, MAY AND JUNE
Continuing its efforts to save travelers money, CheapTickets.com, one of the leading online agencies for cheap travel, has introduced a quarterly off-season travel report featuring top destinations with reasonably priced off-season deals. The CheapTickets' Off-Season Travel Report debuts this month with information on destinations for travel through June, 2006.
"Traveling during off-season allows vacationers to hit the spots that are pretty pricey during peak travel seasons without breaking the bank," said Marita Hudson, from the CheapTickets' Cheap Squad. "We know that the less customers pay, the better it feels so using the CheapTickets' Off-Season Travel Report is a smart way to plan a budget-friendly vacation, have an outstanding trip and feel really good about the money saved."
This quarter, vacationers have the opportunity to save nearly 30 percent on travel to the following destinations.
STAFF PICKS FOR FUN, BUDGET-FRIENDLY VACATIONS
Relax, soak up the sun and take advantage of local attractions with CheapTickets' top five off-season vacation destinations.
Cabo San Lucas- Situated on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is one of the most popular destinations in Mexico. Access to golf courses, vibrant nightlife and an underwater nature preserve affirms the area's status as a vacation mecca. Looking for a way to cool off from the hot Cabo sun? Dive in and experience what Jacques Cousteau called "one of the richest seas in the world" by scuba diving in the beautiful Cabo waters. Divers exploring the area will be mesmerized by underwater cliffs and canyons where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. With hundreds of marine species to look at and beautiful landscapes to explore, diving in Cabo will be an unforgettable experience.
West Palm Beach – With palm-lined streets, quaint shopping districts, year-round festivals and historic neighborhoods, West Palm Beach is one of Florida's most popular destinations. Brush up on history by visiting one of America's great Gilded Age Estates – Whitehall, home to the Flagler Museum (permission to refer to them). Tour the grand 55 room home and experience the extravagant lifestyle once led by Henry Flagler, cofounder of Standard Oil.
Miami – Experience miles of sandy beaches, a cutting-edge art scene and nonstop nightlife in Miami. Take advantage of Miami's rich culture by visiting Calle Ocho, or Little Havana, for a taste of old-time Cuba. Get lost in local markets or visit an authentic Cuban restaurant for traditional food and a wonderful atmosphere. On the last Friday of every month, Calle Ocho comes alive with Viernes Culturales, a large street party featuring music, dancing, theater, street performers and delicious food.
Thailand – For the traveler visiting Thailand in April, May and June, before the monsoons arrive in July, be sure to take in the amazing outdoor markets the country has to offer. Not to miss are the Pak Khlong, Bangkok's largest and most famous flower market, the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, a bargain outlet for the most famous local handicrafts and Damnoen Saduak floating market, a place where travelers can see hundreds of vendors and customers purchasing fruits, vegetables and food in small rowing boats. With robust cuisine, renowned hospitality, ancient ruins and inspiring temples, it's no wonder the Kingdom of Thailand draws more visitors than any other country in southeast Asia.
Fort Lauderdale – With hundreds of miles of inland waterways, Fort Lauderdale has earned the nickname, "Venice of America." Visitors to Fort Lauderdale can navigate the areas' many waterways and take advantage of its great fishing for great family fun. If shopping and dinner are your preferred vacation activities, explore Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale's centerpiece of fashion, fine dining and entertainment. The tropical landscape and walkways on Las Olas Boulevard lead to boutiques, restaurants, sidewalk cafés, art galleries and clubs.
*VACATION PACKAGE PROMOTION CODE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (PROMOTION CODE: CHEAP150)
Book a qualifying package -- indicated by a coupon icon -- between May 5, 2006, and May 19, 2006, for 5 or more nights for travel between May 5, 2006, and June 30, 2006, via CheapTickets ("Qualifying Purchase") and instantly receive $150 off your purchase on CheapTickets through use of a promotion code ("Instant Discount"). Only Qualifying Purchases made through May 19, 2006, by 11:59 p.m. CT ("Promotional Period") shall qualify for the Instant Discount. Only one Instant Discount allowed per package. Instant Discounts are not redeemable for cash for any reason. Once Instant Discount has been redeemed, it may not be returned or refunded for any reason. Any attempt at fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. CheapTickets reserves the right to change or limit the promotion in its sole discretion. In the event of any violation of these terms and conditions, CheapTickets reserves the right to not honor the promotion code, cancel your reservation without refund, and pursue other remedies.
**Sample rates shown were accurate and available on CheapTickets.com on 5/5/06 for travel from 6/12/06 – 6/17/06 and may not represent current prices because or real-time pricing booking engine is constantly updating prices and availability. Vacation package prices shown are for one adult, based on double-occupancy, include applicable taxes and fees, and will vary by selected day of departure, departure city, length of stay, hotel selected, hotel room category, and availability.
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