May 26, 2011 |
Japan 's tourism office has partnered with airlines and hotels to offer an incredible price on a trip to Tokyo on selected dates in June. The package includes accommodations for four nights plus round-trip airfare from Los Angeles and other gateway cities for just $780 a person. In addition, $50 per reservation is donated to the consulate-general of Japan to aid in the recovery effort. For this deal, tickets must be bought by Tuesday. The deal: Tourism to Japan has dropped by more than 60% since the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and ongoing nuclear reactor leaks, according to the Japan National Tourist Organization . Now the agency seeks to give visitors a reason to return.
December 23, 2012 |
After fuel prices sent airfares skyrocketing last summer, you may have sworn off travel to Europe. We can't predict whether summer 2013 fares will shoot up; looking at a sample now tells us they're not cheap - at least, not in comparison with winter fares. The rule of thumb holds true: If you want to stuff a few extra dollars in your stocking, go in the off-season. Because the weather isn't optimal and there are few school holidays, winter is typically the cheapest time to head to Europe, excluding the holidays.
October 18, 2010 |
Tourism Malaysia and Singapore Airlines Vacations are teaming up to offer a $1,299 per person, five-night air-hotel package to Kuala Lumpur, with an optional extension. The deal: The Special Malaysia Package includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Kuala Lumpur; five nights at the luxury Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur City Centre ; daily breakfast; airport and hotel transfers; a half-day city tour with lunch; and a 10% food discount. The package starts at $1,299, plus some taxes and fees, and is based on double occupancy.
April 3, 2012 |
With the high cost of airline tickets , it's worth keeping an eagle-eye out for one-day sales that could make a spring or summer trip super affordable. Here are sales on right now (Tuesday) that offer good savings, but check the baggage fees for each airline to make a fair comparison and keep the deal real. AirTran Airways [(800) 247-8726] offers a sale to a range of cities, but not all prices were super low, so choose your destination carefully (Portland, Ore., for $202 each way, for example, is no deal in my book)
August 10, 2011 |
Mexico's ongoing wave of drug-cartel violence has kept some Americans away, but deep discounts in less-affected areas, such as southern Baja California, have helped keep tourism humming . Alaska Airlines has launched a sale on fall airfares from Los Angeles to beach cities La Paz and Loreto for $119 each way. The deal: The Low Fare Fiesta deal includes each-way airfares from Los Angeles to Guadalajara for $92, Mazatlan for $109...
January 22, 2012 |
Question: If I'm holding airline tickets for an upcoming Costa trip - the Concordia, which collided with rocks and ran aground on Jan. 13, was scheduled to sail again from Rome (Civitavecchia) on Jan. 20 - will Costa give me back my money? Answer: It should, but whether it will remains unclear. The issue for passengers on upcoming cruises is this: If they bought an air-sea package - that is, their cruise fare and airfare together - from Costa, they might have some recourse.
May 26, 2013
THE BEST WAY TO BORA BORA From LAX , Air Tahiti Nui and Air France offer nonstop service to Papeete, Tahiti, with Air Tahiti offering connecting service to Bora Bora. Restricted round-trip airfare begins at $1,780, including taxes and fees. Consider using a certified Tahiti specialist to book your trip, especially if you plan to visit more than one island. French Polynesia is expensive, and a travel agent who can create a package that includes airfare, accommodations and transfers will save you money and time.
April 8, 2012
Istanbul, Turkey - For months I had been pining for a trip to Europe, willing to go anywhere a cheap flight would take me. But the elusive bargain I sought didn't materialize until February, and it wasn't completely Europe. The airfare of my dreams was a Valentine's Day special open to anyone: $599 round-trip from L.A. to continent-straddling Istanbul, including tax and fees. It required a companion fare (which meant I had to find someone to go with) and traveling in February. (This was Turkish airlines, and although this fare is not available now - some fares this month are as low as $758 on American, so keep an eye out for specials.)
January 20, 2013 |
Now that the obligatory holiday trips to see family are in the books, consumers hoping for a more leisurely getaway may want to keep their suitcases handy. Experts say the travel deals available in January are often some of the best all year. That's important because travelers can expect to pay more for airfare and hotel stays this year. Average daily rates for U.S. hotels increased 4.2% in 2012, to an average $106.23 in November, according to Smith Travel Research. Domestic airfare increased 4.5%.
August 6, 2013 |
Prices are falling and interest rising in Cancun as summer draws to a close, according to statistics compiled by Kayak.com, the airfare and travel comparison website. If you're looking for a budget-friendly, last-minute beach destination to end your summer vacation, Mexico 's Riviera Maya may be a winner. Kayak 's techies analyzed more than 100 million inquiries a month that were conducted on the website from Memorial Day through July to find late-summer deals in August.