Trump International Hotel & Tower New York celebrates 15 years with a chandelier

Plus a bunch of other goodies for $15,000

It makes sense, 15 year anniversary, $15,000. Book the two night Crystal Anniversary package at Trump International’s New York location from January 15, 2012 to January 15, 2013 and treat yourself to dinner for two at Jean Georges, the hotel’s three-Michelin-Star restaurant, including a bottle of premier Champagne; a 750ml bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne; a Shonbek Crystal Chandelier and more. See the full list. Read More

Hide from the cold at Kauai Marriott Resort in Hawaii with ‘Free for All’ vacation package

The newly innovated Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach in Hawaii is offering a “Free for All” vacation package starting at $249 per night. The package includes: web access, A round of golf for children at the Kauai Lagoons Golf Club; 10% off of dining at Kukui’s on Kalapaki Beach, Toro-Tei sushi bar, Kalapaki Grill and Aupaka Terrace; 10% off at Alexander Spa; 25% off of any pasta entree at Cafe Portofino; 20% off of an item at Lamont’s Gifts; $5 off on a stand up paddle board rental after a lesson with the Kauai Beach Boys at Kalapaki Bay; and $15 off per couple on a Discover Jungle Falls kayak tour with the Kauai Beach Boys. Use promotional code P91 when booking. Call 800-220-2925 for reservations.

Take a bicycle and brewery tour of the Netherlands with Beercycling

Visit eight different breweries

Beercycling is a cycling tour with a beer and food layer, which most wouldn’t complain about. They are bringing their operation to the Netherlands for a 10 day trip of bikes, beer, and bites. The 10‐day tours focus on exploring the scenic areas of the Southern Netherlands highlighting local cuisine, beer, and offering opportunities to enjoy Dutch culture and interact with locals.

Clients will visit a brewery almost every day (8 total) including the highlight: The holy Koningshoeven (La Trappe) Trappist Abbey. The tour group meets in Amsterdam and includes 9 nights hotel accommodations, two knowledgeable guides (English and Dutch spoken), bicycle rental and repairs, brewery entrance fees, luggage transport, daily breakfast/lunch, and three special beer-themed dinners, including one inside a church. Price ranges from $2189 to $3055 (does not include airfare). See the complete itinerary here.

The inaugural tour will be from April 19 to 28, 2012 with an additional tour in the summer from July 12 to July 21, 2012. Beercycling is currently running tours in Belgium as well.

Photography provided by Evan Cohan

Get healthy with Shore Hotel’s ‘New Year’s Resolution’ package

Shore Hotel in Santa Monica has a New Year’s Resolution package from January 1 – 31, 2012. They have partnered with Pressed Juicery, ASICS America, and Tikkun Spa to create a healthy package to start 2012. Rates start at $435 based on single occupancy. Read More


Omni Hotels’ 72 hour sale

Discounted rooms across North America

Rooms across the Omni brand will be discounted with their “Holiday Treat Package” starting December 21, 2011 for your stay during December 21, 2011 through January 29, 2012. Find stays from $79, $89, $99 and $119 per night around North America. Check out for availabilities or call 1-800-The-Omni.

Get 50% off Southwest’s ‘Wanna Get Away Fares’

Today only, traveling from January 24 - January 25 and January 31 - February 1

Southwest Airlines is offering a one-day only 50% off “Wanna Get Away Fares” promotion for traveling between select cities from January 24 – January 25 and January 31 – February 1. Book with by using promotional code HALFOFFDEC. Promotion ends today at 11:59 PM.

Cayman Islands’ first cottage resort ‘Cotton Tree’ discounting rates

In celebration of Slow Food Day

From January 3 through February 15, Cotton Tree will be offering a 15% discount on the first three nights at any Cotton Tree location to celebrate Slow Food Day. The inaugural event will be held on February 4, 2012 and is jointly sponsored by Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Slow Food South Sound, and Cayman Islands Agricultural Society and others with the goal of raising awareness of Cayman’s food producers and their cuisine. The highlight is a farm to table dinner hosted at Michael Genuine’s Food & Drink with guest chef Jonathan Waxman.

Discounted rates, valid January and February 2012, require a three-night stay and start US $715 excluding government tax of 10%.

Spend winter in the Bahamas with up to $400 savings

Travel must be completed between January 1 and June 20, 2012

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is offering a deal for travelers who book three or five night stays at any of these hotels: Nassau & Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island, The Abacos, Acklins and Crooked Island, Andros, Cat Island, Eleuthera & Harbour Island, The Exumas and Long Island. Get $400 off on stays six nights or longer or $250 off on shorter stays. Blackout dates are from March 15, 2012 to April 14, 2012. Must book with air-inclusive package. See for more details.

Photography provided by Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Take a food and wine themed cruise to popular destinations with Celebrity Cruises

'Excite the Senses Culinary Theme Cruises' series headlined by chef Jacques Van Staden

Eight voyages scheduled by Celebrity Cruises in their “Excite the Senses Culinary Theme Cruises” series centering on food and wine. Popular places like Alaska, the Caribbean and more are the destinations but events and activities will keep you full and inspired. The kick off event on March 24, 2012 is a seven night trip headlined by Celebrity’s Master Chef and Vice President of Culinary Operations, the James Beard Foundation Award-nominated Jacques Van Staden. See the full schedule. Read More

eBay and Gogo offering 30 min of free wifi time on Delta flights

From December 12 to January 2, 2012

The two have teamed up again to offer another inflight, online shopping special. From December 12 to January 2, passengers will be able to access 30 min of free time on more than 2,500 wifi equipped flights courtesy of eBay. Using Gogo is easy, just connect through your device, open your browser, enter you email on the eBay promotion page and click the “Give Me Free Wi-Fi” button.

Virgin America now flying from SFO and JFK to Palm Springs

PSP is the 16th destination for Virgin America

Golfers and resort-goers can rejoice. Starting December 15, Virgin America will offer daily nonstop flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to PSP. The seasonal flights will run from December 15, 2011 to April 30, 2012.

Winter in Maine with discounted rates at Inn by the Sea

Package offered from January 2 to March 31, 2012

Starting January 2 until March, Inn by the Sea has rates reduced up to 40% at their coastal Maine resort. $992 for a double occupancy, two night stay with an ocean view which includes daily Full Breakfast for two at the Inn’s Sea Glass Restaurant, Spiked Hot Chocolate in the Fireside Lounge, two pairs of L.L. Bean Wicked Good Slippers, two 60-Minute Casco Bay Hot Stone Massage treatments at the SPA, and Chef’s Cheese Fondue for Two. Yes, lobsters are available. 1-800-888-4287. 40 Bowery Beach Rd., Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

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Hotel view of Times Square New Years Eve festivities

Guests looking for a view of Times Square’s New Years Eve celebration can check out Park Central New York for rooms accommodating 2, 4, and 6. Rates vary but all rooms include a breakfast buffet each morning, a bottle of Dom Perignon delivered to the guest room on New Year’s Eve and New Years party favors. Book online or call 212-707-5700. 870 7th Avenue New York, NY 10019.

Photography provided by Park Central New York

Marina del Rey holiday hotels discounted

Promotion runs during Marina's free annual holiday boat parade on Dec. 10

You might not want your out-of-town loved ones all up in yo’ business during the holidays, but you still want to do the right thing. So here’s some hotels in Marina del Rey that have telegraphed your problem by providing discounted rates during the ““Never Run Out Of Guest Rooms Again” promotion from now until January 31, 2012. Read More

Alaska Airlines and Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance’s connoisseur collaboration

Get yo' wine on in Walla Walla with free winery vouchers and a free first wine case baggage check-in

Fee waivers at over 70 Walla Walla wineries tastings and baggage handling fees waived on your first case of checked-in wine through Alaska Airlines and Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance‘s Taste and Tote collaboration offering. Offer starts today, tickets must be purchased by December 5 and can be used for travel between December 8 and March 7, 2012. Complete terms and conditions available at Alaska Airlines or by calling 800-252-7522.

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Cyber Monday 2011: hotel deals

Here is a list of Cyber Monday hotel deals from the biggest online shopping day of the year. Book early and have something to look forward to in the new year. Read More

Charter you own plane with 144 of your closest friends

All you need is $60,000

Travel like billionaire Richard Branson! On Monday at 12 PM, Gilt City members will be able to charter a round trip flight on an Airbus A320 for $60,000 to any Virgin America destination in the United States.

Price includes one free checked bag for the 145 passengers and allows the buyer to name the flight with it being permanently displayed on the side of the plane.

Photography provided to Virgin America

Places to stay for River Walk’s ‘Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony’ in San Antonio

Deals and packages from Marriott, Hotel Valencia, Westin and Hyatt

From now until October 19, 2012, the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel is offering “The Explore the Riverwalk Package“. The package includes two Rio San Antonio boat tickets, breakfast for two at the on-site Cactus Flower Restaurant or in-room through room service, coupons, and free parking. Use promotional code ZJL online or call 800-228-9290 to make room reservations. 889 East Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205.

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is celebrating the lighting of the Riverwalk on Friday, November 25 with their “Light up the Night” package starting at $180 per night (double occupancy). The package is available from November 25 – December 30, and includes accommodations for two, turn down service, two 2 complimentary twinkling lighted drinks per night in Vbar, and a complimentary full American breakfast for two at Citrus or in-room. Minimum stay of two nights is required for arrival day of Friday, November 25. Call 888-842-0100 to book. 150 E. Houston St., San Antonio, Texas 78205.

Westin Riverwalk is offering the “Riverwalk Holiday Experience” package valid for the night of November 25 only, starting at $369. The package includes an upgraded stay in a Riverview, Riverside or suite, four-course dinner for two at Zocca, and two seats riverside for the Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony. Use online promo code RVRLIT. Call 866-716-8137 to book. 420 W Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205.

Both Grand Hyatt San Antonio and Hyatt Regency San Antonio are offering rooms starting at $85 per night from November 26 until January 6, 2012 during their “Take the Elevator Home” promotion. Also, Hyatt Regency San Antonio is celebrating their 30 year anniversary for 19 days from December 10 – December 28 starting at $81 per night. Use online promo code HOLIDY for “Take the Elevator Home” and ELEVTR for the anniversary rate. Grand Hyatt San Antonio, 600 E. Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205. Hyatt Regency San Antonio‎, 123 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205.