Some travel promotions put only a few, or even just one, itinerary on sale. Not so with Transat Discoveries. The company’s early booking bonus applies to all brochure departures through Oct. 31, booked by Jan. 31, and offers savings worth up to $ 300 per couple.
Plus, you can combine this deal with the existing 90-day EBB (for departures booked and paid at least 90 days in advance), worth up to $ 200 per person, and an additional savings of $ 60 per person for trips paid in cash or by cheque, for a total maximum discount of more than $ 800 per couple.
Transat Discoveries, a sister company to Transat Holidays, specializes in small group tours to Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, and 2013 trips include the 12-day “Kenya & Tanzania: The Call of the Wild,” with eight safaris (from $ 4,519 for the April 17 departure) and the 11-day “Mysteries of Peru,” visiting Lima, Cuzco and, of course, Machu Picchu, with the option of a five-day Galapagos cruise add-on (from $ 3,099 for the Feb. 16 departure).
Also available, a week-long Mekong River cruise is part of a 16-day Legendary Mekong tour highlighted by Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap and Angkor Wat (from $ 6,299 in March). All prices are pre-savings and include round trip airfare.
The travel company is celebrating the special day with a Pamper Your Valentine promotion, offering sale prices at upscale four- and five-star all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. Packages must be booked by Jan. 26 for travel starting Feb. 10.
$ 3.50 for a Montreal hat-trick
The newly refurbished (and very luxurious) Ritz-Carlton Montreal is calling it “the gift of a century:” a third night priced from $ 3.50 per room — the going rate at the Ritz back in 1912 when the hotel first opened its doors.
The offer is available until Jan. 31 for travel through April 30, subject to availability and black-out dates, with the first two nights priced at regular rates. Deluxe and Signature rooms are part of the deal, as are Junior Suites.
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