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Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea recently announced the return of Couples Season 2017, set for September through November.
This year, the luxury resort is offering guests who book now a Double Experience More package.
Guests who take advantage of the limited time offer will enjoy a resort credit of up to $100 for rooms and $400 for suites.
Regional Vice President and General Manager Jean Claude Wietzel said the resort welcomes honeymooners, babymooners and couples celebrating anniversaries year-round, but romance is truly in the air from September through November. The kids are back in school leaving the resort primarily occupied by adults, and couples can enjoy not only the best possible rate package but special activities and extras across the resort, many of them complimentary just for the season. The Resort’s concierge team will create an itinerary for a honeymoon, babymoon, anniversary, or couples retreat.
Guests can watch the sunrise above the clouds high atop Mt. Haleakala, take a dip in a refreshing waterfall along the Road to Hana, or simply enjoy a sunset with a Four Seasons catered picnic and bottle of champagne.
The newly renovated resort includes three restaurants. Also, romantics might be interested in the Oceanside Couples Massage followed by dinner under a canopy of stars at Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante.
In addition to poolside cabanas and private oceanfront sanctuaries serviced by dedicated attendants, snorkeling gear, outrigger canoeing and an array of fitness classes and cultural activities, Couples Season’s complimentary activities include stand up paddleboarding (SUP) yoga, cocktail classes, cooking demonstrations and other surprises.
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The Festival of the Sun - one of Peru's largest festivals - marks the beginning of a new year and is held annually during the winter solstice. In celebration of the festival, Mountain Lodges of Peru has announced an exclusive offer for travelers on The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, , as well as a an added selection of activities along the trek.
Travelers who book The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu for select dates around the celebration can take advantage of 15 percent off the top price (per person, based on double occupancy). Plus, these activities have been added to the trek:
- Pachamama ceremony at Lake Humantay
- Inka Cosmovision workshop
- Coca leaves lecture
- Superfood/organic meals workshop
The seven-day itinerary highlights include hiking Lake Humantay, crossing the Salkantay Pass, zip-lining, hiking the Santa Teresa River Valley, exploring the Llactapata Pass, and ultimately visiting Machu Picchu. Each day’s trek ends with accommodations in a lodge, complemented by a massage or a dip in an outdoor jacuzzi, followed by a gourmet meal with select wines.
Guests can choose to spend an extra day in Machu Picchu for $395 per person. The option includes one additional night at the Inkaterra Pueblo Hotel with dinner on day seven, breakfast and lunch on day eight, bus tickets to/from the site, entrance tickets to the sanctuary, and transfer back to Cusco from Ollantaytambo.
The Salkantay Trek savings offer is applicable on the following dates in June:
- Friday, June 9, 2017
- Wednesday, June 14, 2017
- Friday, June 23, 2017
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Wendy Wu Tours is waiving single supplement fees on select Classic and Discovery Escorted Tours that are booked directly with the company for travel anytime from now through December 31, 2018. This offer applies to both air-inclusive and land-only tours to China, Japan and Southeast Asia. Private tours and Wendy Wu Tours' Premium Collection are not included.
Wendy Wu Tours include international airfare in addition to accommodations, all sightseeing and attraction entrance fees, in-destination transportation, either all or most meals and all visa-handling fees. For those travelers who would rather book their own international air, Wendy Wu Tours provides land-only pricing. For solo travelers who prefer to book their tours using a check or direct deposit, Wendy Wu Tours is offering an additional $50 discount for travel booked from now through December 31, 2018.
Other current offerings include:
- $3,000 Sweepstakes: Win $3,000 towards a 2017 Wendy Wu Tour for two people. Enter here.
- $299 Per Person Air fare Upgrade: Through April 30, 2017, upgrade airfare on Air China to Premium Economy for $299 PP round-trip or $149 one-way.
- $300 Air Credit Per Person: Through April 30, 2017, book select group or private tours to China, Japan, Myanmar, Southeast Asia and Thailand and receive a $300 air credit.
Wendy Wu Tours is a leading, award-winning Asia specialist tour operator with offices in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S. The company offers tours throughout China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Japan, India and Sri Lanka. Wendy Wu Tours is an active member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). The company is the recipient of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award and The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Choice Awards.
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Star Clippers' Grand Voyages - sailing 12- to 18-night itineraries onboard the Royal Clipper and Star Flyer - are offering exclusive savings for guests who book now. Guests who book now will receive two-for-one airfare savings, up to 65 percent off the brochure rate of cruise fare and complimentary prepaid gratuities.
Back-to-back itineraries can be combined to form an adventure of four to six weeks. Book a 12-to 18-night Mediterranean vacation today on Royal Clipper or Star Flyer and choose from dates in April through November 2017 with prices - including airfare and prepaid gratuities - starting at $3,310 per person.
Royal Clipper sails with 226 passengers and a 106-person crew, while Star Flyer and Star Clipper sail with 170 passengers and a crew of 74 each.
Other current Star Clipper's offerings include:
- Wave Season Offer 2017: free two category cabin upgrade, pre-paid gratuities, $100 onboard credit per cabin
- BOGO Sale: Buy one get one free from $659 per person on select itineraries:
- April 29-May 6, 2017: Explore Thailand, Singapore & Malaysia from Phuket to Singapore, starting at $659 per person on the Star Clipper.
- June 3-June 10, 2017: Sail the Eastern Mediterranean from Athens to Istanbul, starting at $819 per person on the Star Flyer.
- September 2-September 9, 2017: Tour islands along the west bound Indonesian route round-trip from Bali, starting at $679 per person on the Star Clipper.
Star Clippers operates three of the world's largest and tallest sailing vessels. The ships visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and offer passengers the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht.
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the line's Free at Sea promotion, going on now through May 1, that provides cruise travelers with up to five free onboard amenity offers. Additionally, Norwegian will celebrate Tax Day this year with a Tax-Free Spree, offering complimentary government taxes, fees and port expenses on select itineraries. For guests who book a new cruise vacation in select categories through April 18, Norwegian is offering further spring savings with 50 percent reduced deposits.
The Free at Sea promotion provides guests who book a new three-day or longer sailing in an oceanview, balcony or minisuite category stateroom with the opportunity to select their preference of two free choices from five onboard amenity offers, including free unlimited open bar, free Specialty Dining, $50 towards short excursions in each port per stateroom, 250 minutes of free Wi-Fi, or Norwegian's Friends and Family Sail Free offer that allows third and fourth guests to sail free on many 2017 and 2018 cruises.
Guests who book inside staterooms as well as Norwegian's studio staterooms for solo travelers, can choose one free offer. Those who book a suite or The Haven by Norwegian can enjoy all five free amenities, providing up to $2,800 in added value to their cruises.
- Sail aboard the Pride of America from Honolulu
- Guests who book a seven-day inter-island Hawaii cruise now through May 1 (in any stateroom category) have the option to select one of five offers, including a free-one night pre-cruise hotel stay, a free specialty dining backage, free pre-paid service charges for the first and second guest in the stateroom, free 50% per port shore excursion credit per stateroom or Norwegian's Friends & Family Sail Free
- Guests who book a suite aboard Pride of America will receive all five offers
- Norwegian's Havan Nights Offer
- Guests who book a new cruise to Cuba through May 1 (on select sail dates in 2017) can take advantage of $50 in onboard spending money
- Through April 18, guests who book a new cruise can also enjoy 50 percent reduced deposits
Seabourn has announced its Extraordinary Opportunity Event, offering savings and value-added enticements on select cruises from June 2017 to May 2018. The Extraordinary Opportunity Event offers benefits on select voyages. Added values and benefits vary on select voyages, which include:
- Complimentary Three Veranda Suite category upgrade
- Complimentary Veranda for Ocean View category upgrade
- Premium suite shipboard credit of $1,000 per suite ($500 per person)
- Shipboard credit offer of $400 per suite ($200 per person)
- Air credit per person for round-trip flights booked through Seabourn’s Flight Ease program
*Air credits and other promotional amenities are available on select voyages and subject to availability. Certain other restrictions may apply.
Seabourn’s Extraordinary Opportunity Event applies to select worldwide cruises in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Antarctica and Patagonia, Atlantic Crossings, Arabia and India, Asia, Canada and New England, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, South America and more.
Seabourn’s ships offer no more than 300 spacious suites, open bars throughout the ship, and access to small-ship ports. Travelers looking for outdoor adventures can take advantage of the Ventures by Seabourn optional for-charge excursion program on many itineraries, including Alaska, Antarctica, Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia.
Seabourn is a member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines. The alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, AIDA, P&O Cruises UK, and P&O Cruises Australia. Seabourn has also formed a partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to help protect World Heritage Sites.
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