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.
August 19, 2011 |
Kim Kardashian is set to tie the knot Saturday (in Montecito, according to the New York Post ), but she spent some serious hang time in May with hubby-to-be Kris Humphries in French Polynesia . In fact, Sunday's episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" (10 p.m. E!) kicks off a three-parter of family members visiting the islands. For part of the trip, Kim & co. stayed at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa , which features hillside rooms as well as those dreamy thatched-roof bungalows suspended over the turquoise waters of a lagoon.
May 7, 2013 |
Cancun tops the popularity chart with Memorial Day travelers bound for Mexico this year, according to statistics compiled by travel website Kayak.com. “Cancun, San Jose Cabo, Puerto Vallarta and Mexico City are among the top Mexico destinations for both Memorial Day and summer travel," said Maria Katime, a Kayak spokesperson, who added that Cancun and San Jose Cabo hold the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively. "Of these hot spots, Mexico City is the cheapest, with average airfares of $473 for summer and $394 for Memorial Day weekend.
January 30, 2013 |
The free stopover in Tahiti is back. Each year Air Tahiti Nui offers a free three-night stay in Tahiti for travelers who book a trip to New Zealand or Australia. It's a great way to break up the trip and explore a bit of French Polynesia, too. The deal: The airline, the official carrier of Tahiti and the islands, offers three nights at Le Meridien Tahiti or Manava Suite Resort Tahiti . The add-on is good for those who book round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand, or Sydney and other cities in Australia.
July 23, 2013 |
If life has been too hectic for you to plan a summer vacation, time may be running out. But the good news for procrastinators: Mexico still has some red-hot deals, according to the website TravelZoo . Some Mexico beach destinations are offering as much as 60% off. “Summer means low season pricing in Mexico,” said Gabe Saglie, a Travelzoo senior editor. “Popular destinations like Cancun and Cabo San Lucas benefit from a lot of airfare competition, as well as a lot of competition among resorts on the ground.
April 19, 2008 |
Microsoft Corp. acquired travel website Farecast Inc., gaining technology that predicts whether airfares will rise or fall. Seattle-based Farecast analyzes airfare patterns to predict when prices might be cut and also searches for the cheapest fares. The company didn't disclose financial terms.
August 6, 2012 |
Airfares to Northern Europe drop with the temperatures, and that's welcome news for winter travelers. You may not be splashing in fountains or dining alfresco. But winter on the Continent has its charms, such as colorful Christmas markets that sell all manner of food and gifts. Think of them as the original pop-up stores. An escorted tour can be a great way for shopaholics to sample the wares - or just gawk at the glitter in cities celebrating the season. The deal: The nine-day German Christmas Market tour from Insight Vacations takes you to Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Nuremberg, Rothenburg and Munich . Among the holiday markets you'll visit is the centuries-old Reiterlesmarkt, set amid cobbled streets and medieval buildings in Rothenburg.
August 6, 2011 |
Social change can be part of the itinerary on a Crystal cruise from New York to Montreal. The Lighthouses to Lobsters cruise aboard Crystal Symphony in September offers a free shore excursion for those who want to help the Boston nonprofit Cradles to Crayons organize and distribute items to homeless children. The three-hour volunteer session is free and good for adults and children. FOR THE RECORD: This story incorrectly says staterooms starting at $4,495 per person didn't include airfare and instead included an airfare allowance of $500 per person.
November 26, 2012 |
If you're thinking about traveling out of the country next year, this Cyber Monday sale might provide early inspiration. Friendly Planet Travel features destinations from Dubai to Peru during its 24-hour sale with $100 to $400 off all tours. The deal: Use the code "Cybermonday" when booking online, and the discount will be applied. Some examples of savings: $200 off a nine-day trip to Thailand with airfare for $1,439 per person and $200 off a 13-day trip to South Africa with airfare for $3,199.
March 22, 2010 |
Viver Brasil Bahia Travel Program Led by: Linda Yudin of Viver Brasil Destination: Salvador Bahia, Brazil Dates: Aug. 8-23 Price: $3,350 double occupancy; $3,850 single occupancy (airfare not included) Airfare: Connecting service (change of planes) to Salvador Bahia is offered on American and Delta. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $847 Accommodations: Hotel Marazul Meals: Breakfast buffet at the hotel included Activities included: Nine days of dance or percussion classes; all excursions to Candomblé ceremonies, community arts centers, dance and music concerts, local artisans, and festivals Deposit: $400 Full payment: by July 1 For more information: (323)