Due to the great competition for the mature traveler's vacation dollar, more and more resorts and hotels are offering discount programs. Here are some of the latest offerings:
--Condado Beach Hotel, a 245-room beachfront hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is giving a year-round 25% discount to those 60 years and over. In addition, this elegant resort has reduced its rates for the summer season that ends Nov. 30. Lowest-priced room is $126 per night, double occupancyl; it's available for $94.50. For more information or reservations, call (800) 468-2775.
--Tropicana Hotel & Casino, first major Las Vegas resort hotel to pioneer discounts for mature travelers, is offering a 25% discount for available rooms. Lowest room rate for double occupancy per night is now $41.25. There is also a 25% discount at the hotel's Folies Bergere dinner or cocktail show and at its bountiful Island Buffet. To qualify, guests must be at least 60 years old or a member of AARP. For brochures, reservations or more information, contact the Tropicana Hotel, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nev. 89109, (800) 634-4000.
--Destination Resorts, a group of spacious condominiums on Hawaii's island of Maui, is offering mature travelers at least 62 years old a 20% discount during its low season, which ends Dec. 14. Six resorts feature condominiums from studios to three bedrooms, all with full kitchens and washer and dryer. Prices with discount are $82.50 to $315 per night, double occupancy, depending on the size of the unit and view (ocean, golf course, garden). For more information or reservations, write to Destination Resorts, 3750 Wailea Alanui, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii 96753, or call (800) 367-5246.