If you plan to visit Canada this winter, look into Toronto's Double Your Pleasure program.
You can get 50% off regular rates at more than 50 hotels on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. At check-in you will also receive a coupon booklet filled primarily with two-for-one discounts at restaurants, sightseeing attractions and theaters, and for stores and car rentals.
Among sightseeing options are the CN Tower, said to be the world's tallest free-standing structure at 1,815 feet. (By comparison, the Eiffel Tower in Paris is 984 feet tall.) It contains an observatory at the top and a space-travel attraction at the base.
There are also the Royal Ontario Museum, Metro Zoo, Ontario Science Center and the Black Creek Pioneer Village, among others.
Toronto has a new, large underground complex filled with stores and restaurants.
The program runs until Feb. 27.
Contact travel agents, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation at (213) 622-4302, or Metro Toronto at (416) 979-3133.
In Toronto and six other major Canadian cities, Budget is offering discount booklets at its car rental stations.
Most of the coupons offer two-for-one discounts at restaurants and sightseeing attractions, and 50% off for meals or admissions.
You also can get 50% discounts off regular rates at some hotels for as many nights as you have a rental car; you must show your car rental contract.