Savvy Travellers Save in Post-Olympics China

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Savvy Travellers Save in Post-Olympics China

The promise of pageantry and spectacle at last summer’s Olympics drew 130 million tourists to China in 2008. But savvy travellers in search of a more authentic experience chose to postpone their travel until this summer, avoiding the Olympic-sized crowds and benefitting from improved infrastructure around the country. Now, the reward is that much greater: today’s currency rate has allowed Abercrombie & Kent to negotiate significant savings of up to $8,160 per person and 75% off international business class airfare on select journeys through China.

The Olympics showcased China’s rich history, culture and traditions, in addition to visually dramatic new icons such as the Beijing National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) and Water Cube. Tourism infrastructure built in anticipation of the Games has dramatically improved the ease of travel to, and within China: from the soaring new Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport to new Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton and Peninsula Hotels, new transportation options such as the Skyrail in Shanghai and relaxed visa requirements.

No matter what your travel plans, Abercrombie & Kent is offering unbeatable deals on select dates and cabin categories on Yangzi cruises:

· Solo travelers save up to $3,755 on Highlights of China, an escorted journey through Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, with a three-day cruise through the scenic Three Gorges on the new Yangzi Explorer. Couples save up to $1,000 per person and 50% off the second business class ticket on Northwest Airlines.

 

· Friends or family travelling together, who prefer the privacy of their own rooms, can save up to $8,160 per person on Yangzi Passage, an in-depth introduction to China that explores traditional Naxi villages in the mountains of Lijiang and the first bend of the Yangzi River, Tiger Leaping Gorge, followed a four-night cruise through the fabled gorges on the new Yangzi Explorer. Save an additional 75% off the second business class airline ticket on Northwest Airlines.

· Those who prefer their own driver/guide can save $4,880 for solo travelers or $1,600 per person (double occupancy) on Signature China. A&K has reserved the best hotels, transport and guides for immediate confirmation and guaranteed pricing. Additional savings include 50% off the second business class airline ticket on Northwest Airlines.

· Families can personalize their experience in China with Design Your DaySM options in Shanghai and Beijing and receive $500 off the land arrangements and free internal airfare, saving up to $1,755 per adult and $1,475 per child on China Family.

Abercrombie & Kent’s long history in the region allows us to develop thoughtfully-designed itineraries encompassing the blend of ancient and cosmopolitan cultures that make this region so fascinating; in addition to allowing us to uncover local experiences beyond the reach of the ordinary traveller. Anyone can take you to see the awe-inspiring Terra Cotta Warriors, but only A&K arranges special photographic access inside the pits.

Discover the wonders and benefits of a post-Olympics China for yourself. For more details on Abercrombie & Kent’s special values for travel in China, call (800) 652-7984 or go to www.abercrombiekent.com and click on “Special Offers.”

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Savvy Travellers Save in Post-Olympics China

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Savvy Travellers Save in Post-Olympics China

The promise of pageantry and spectacle at last summer’s Olympics drew 130 million tourists to China in 2008. But savvy travellers in search of a more authentic experience chose to postpone their travel until this summer, avoiding the Olympic-sized crowds and benefitting from improved infrastructure around the country. Now, the reward is that much greater: today’s currency rate has allowed Abercrombie & Kent to negotiate significant savings of up to $8,160 per person and 75% off international business class airfare on select journeys through China.

The Olympics showcased China’s rich history, culture and traditions, in addition to visually dramatic new icons such as the Beijing National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) and Water Cube. Tourism infrastructure built in anticipation of the Games has dramatically improved the ease of travel to, and within China: from the soaring new Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport to new Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton and Peninsula Hotels, new transportation options such as the Skyrail in Shanghai and relaxed visa requirements.

No matter what your travel plans, Abercrombie & Kent is offering unbeatable deals on select dates and cabin categories on Yangzi cruises:

· Solo travelers save up to $3,755 on Highlights of China, an escorted journey through Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, with a three-day cruise through the scenic Three Gorges on the new Yangzi Explorer. Couples save up to $1,000 per person and 50% off the second business class ticket on Northwest Airlines.

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Targus® Launches Its First Netbook Accessory Kit

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Targus® Launches Its First Netbook Accessory Kit
Targus Provides Customized Line of Netbook Essentials Based Upon Users’ Needs

Targus® Inc., maker of the world’s top-selling laptop computer cases and accessories, announced today it is launching its first Netbook Accessory Kit, designed specifically to meet the everyday needs of the netbook user on the go. The new accessories kit was developed after asking hundreds of Netbook users what they needed most with their new Netbook. The Targus Netbook Accessory Kit includes the Targus Slipskin Peel Mini-Netbook Case, the Targus Ultra Mini Retractable Optical Mouse and the Targus Ultra-Mini USB 2.0 4-Port Hub.

With sales of netbook laptop computers expecting to reach 35 million in 2009 and an estimated 139 million by 2013*, Targus’ Netbook Accessories Kit offers the increasing number of netbook users compact and practical mini-laptop accessories for the ultimate in simplicity and mobility.

“The current increase of mobile networking and remote access to web-based applications has led to netbooks becoming a recognized computing device for personal and business needs alike,” said Al Giazzon, vice president of marketing at Targus, Inc. “The new Netbook Accessory Kit was created with the everyday needs of a netbook user in mind and provides all the tools needed to maximize a netbook user’s mobile experience.”

Targus 10.2″ Slipskin Peel Netbook Case (Model # TSS11101US)
The Targus 10.2″ Slipskin Peel Netbook Case is a lightweight, form-fitting, neoprene skin that shields your netbook from scratches and dust.

The case can be used alone or inside of another bag or purse for added protection. The Targus 10.2″ Slipskin Peel Netbook Case is available in black with blue accents, measures 11.25″ x 0.98″ x 8.75″ and weighs only 7.04 oz.

Targus Ultra Mini Retractable Optical Mouse (Model # PAUM01U)
The Targus Ultra Mini Retractable Optical Mouse is the perfect space-saving solution for anyone using their netbook in small spaces such as an airplane or dorm room. The device’s Optical sensor technology allows for precise mouse movements on a variety of surfaces. The retractable cable can be adjusted to the desired length to prevent cord clutter. It comes with a standard USB connection that allows for a true plug and play experience. The mouse is available in silver and black with a red LED light, measures 3″ x 1.4″ x 0.9″ and weighs a slight 1.5 oz.

Targus Ultra Mini-USB 2.0 4-Port Hub (Model # ACH102US)
The Ultra Mini USB 2.0 4-port hub is the perfect portable hub at home or on the road. With four USB ports, the Mini USB Hub allows you to simultaneously connect up to four devices to your netbook such as a camera, printer, mp3 player or USB Flash Drive. It has a transfer rate of 480 Mbps, plug and play capability and does not require an AC adapter. It is compact, easy to use and perfectly suited for the busy traveler who doesn’t want to sacrifice the convenience of external peripherals. Targus’ Ultra Mini USB 2.0 4-port hub measures 3.6″ x 1.2″ x 0.6″ and weighs 1.1 oz.

Click Here For More: http://www.targus.com/pdfviewer/temp/BUS0187_7.pdf

Targus plans to release additional netbook accessory options as netbooks continue to gain popularity. The netbook case is backed by a limited lifetime warranty and both accessories are backed by a limited one year warranty. These and other Targus accessories are available at Targus.com as well as through leading retailers, VARs, e-tailers, and direct marketers.

About Targus
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Targus invented the laptop case and continues to advance the mobile accessories category with innovative and relevant solutions for today’s mobile lifestyle. Targus products enhance productivity, connectivity, and security, liberating users to work in any and all environments with the utmost convenience and comfort. Founded in 1983, Targus headquarters are located in Anaheim, Calif., with offices worldwide and distribution agreements in more than 100 countries. For more information on Targus visit targus.com.

Belize Conquers the Inconceivable

Belize Conquers the Inconceivable

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Affordable, Exotic and Fun Family Travel – For Under $75/Night
Economical escapes await families along Belize’s Caribbean coastline and inland jungles

Belize City, Belize – April 08, 2009 – Families frantically searching for affordable and fun summer travel options will find Belize as their perfect escape, as the destination is offering stays for less than $75 per night – with each hotel promising good value, comfort and entertainment for the entire family. As one of the hottest emerging family destinations on the travel scene, Belize features an extensive selection of affordable hotel options, which can be accessed at Belize’s Toucan Trail website, www.ToucanTrail.com. An assortment of hotels of this caliber is listed below, with rooms available for $75 or less per night, and enough activities to avoid boredom complaints from the kids:

Caye Caulker

Jaguar Morning Star Guest House: Named by Travel + Leisure as one of the emerging and affordable beach destinations for 2009, Caye Caulker is ideal for those families looking to enjoy a beach vacation with tons of activities for both parents and kids. Jaguar Morning Star Guest House sits in the middle of Caye Caulker, and is a short walk from the market, beach, restaurants and water activities including kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, manatee tours, windsurfing and has bike rentals on-site. Rising above the other roof tops, the rooms at this guest house have spectacular views of both the sunrise and the sunset over the water, and offer a constant breeze throughout the day.
• Price: $45 – $60USD per night
• Telephone: 011.501.226.0347 (ask for Allison or Joanne)
• Email: joanne@btl.net
• Website: www.jaguarmorningstar.com

Da Real Macaw: Located right on one of the sandy beaches of Caye Caulker, featuring

thatched-roof cabanas, and beach-front porches Da Real Macaw is a beach family’s dream come true. The property features rooms, cabanas, condos and apartments all located within 60 yards of the blue Caribbean Sea. From Adirondack chairs set out on the beach and hammocks swaying in the cool Caribbean breeze to wireless internet and cable TV, this guest house offers everything a family could want in either a traditional or modern summer beach vacation.
• Price: beachfront rooms and cabanas are available from $20 – $70USD per night
• Telephone: 011.501.226.0459
• Email: derealmacaw@yahoo.com
• Website: www.derealmacaw.biz

Hopkins Village
Hopkins Inn: Families desiring a laid-back, relaxing vacation will love this little inn tucked away under coconut trees and red hibiscus hedges, located right on the beach of Hopkins Village. Hopkins Inn’s cabanas offer comfy beds, locally-made furniture and lots of windows to admire the picturesque Belizean landscape. The high, hardwood ceilings of each cabana gives off a cool and airy feeling capable of melting anyone’s stress away. As with Jaguar Morning Star, Hopkins Inn offers water activities such as snorkeling, diving, canoeing, fishing and windsurfing, but also is located on the mainland which gives families the option of hiking, birding, inland tours and the chance to experience more of the Belizean culture.
• Price: starting at $49USD per night and includes breakfast
• Telephone: 011.501.523.7283
• Email: hopkinsinn@btl.net
• Website: www.hopkinsinn.com

Placencia
Sea Spray Hotel: Twenty beachfront rooms and one cabana staggered along the Placencia shoreline form this cozy, family-friendly hotel. A variety of rooms are offered featuring double and single beds, ceiling fans, private showers, refrigerators, coffee makers, beach decks and hammocks overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Nearby, De Tatch Seafood Beach Bar & Grill serves some of the best cuisine in Placencia and offers Internet & email services. A variety of land and sea tours can be arranged by this family-owned and operated hotel and special rates make the rooms even more affordable throughout the summer.
• Price: $20 – $55USD per night
• Telephone: 011.501.523.3148
• Email: info@seasprayhotel.com
• Website: www.seasprayhotel.com

Cayo District
Midas Resort: Located in the heart of the Cayo District, Midas Resort offers a lush jungle property with tons of family adventure opportunities, both on and off site. The resort has cottages, cabanas, casitas and suites available for families to enjoy a relaxing evening, following a full day of adventure in the Cayo district. Breathtaking Maya ruins tower above the tree tops, giving families the chance to experience educational trips together, while winding jungle rivers let visitors take exciting river rafting and tubing rides to cool off. Then, just few minutes away, the town of San Ignacio also offers families horseback riding, birding, butterfly farms, and jungle treks.
• Price: $49 – $79USD per night
• Telephone: 011.501.824.3172
• Email: info@midasbelize.com
• Website: www.midasbelize.com

About Belize
As one of the last unspoiled places on earth, Belize offers travelers the richly rewarding authenticity they seek in a Caribbean getaway. With direct flights from the U.S. and Canada, this tropical paradise is nestled between Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south. For generations, the English-speaking people of Belize have demonstrated a commitment to preserving the country’s unique charms. Belize offers a land rich in natural beauty and steep in the history and culture of its Maya past. Renowned for having the second largest barrier reef in the world, Belize’s pristine waters, exotic marine and wildlife, lush unspoiled landscapes and superb diving truly make it Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret. For more information on how you can be one with Belize, visit http://travelbelize.org/

Targus® Launches Its First Netbook Accessory Kit

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Targus® Launches Its First Netbook Accessory Kit
Targus Provides Customized Line of Netbook Essentials Based Upon Users’ Needs

Targus® Inc., maker of the world’s top-selling laptop computer cases and accessories, announced today it is launching its first Netbook Accessory Kit, designed specifically to meet the everyday needs of the netbook user on the go. The new accessories kit was developed after asking hundreds of Netbook users what they needed most with their new Netbook. The Targus Netbook Accessory Kit includes the Targus Slipskin Peel Mini-Netbook Case, the Targus Ultra Mini Retractable Optical Mouse and the Targus Ultra-Mini USB 2.0 4-Port Hub.

With sales of netbook laptop computers expecting to reach 35 million in 2009 and an estimated 139 million by 2013*, Targus’ Netbook Accessories Kit offers the increasing number of netbook users compact and practical mini-laptop accessories for the ultimate in simplicity and mobility.

“The current increase of mobile networking and remote access to web-based applications has led to netbooks becoming a recognized computing device for personal and business needs alike,” said Al Giazzon, vice president of marketing at Targus, Inc. “The new Netbook Accessory Kit was created with the everyday needs of a netbook user in mind and provides all the tools needed to maximize a netbook user’s mobile experience.”

Targus 10.2″ Slipskin Peel Netbook Case (Model # TSS11101US)
The Targus 10.2″ Slipskin Peel Netbook Case is a lightweight, form-fitting, neoprene skin that shields your netbook from scratches and dust.

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Belize Conquers the Inconceivable

Belize Conquers the Inconceivable

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Affordable, Exotic and Fun Family Travel – For Under $75/Night
Economical escapes await families along Belize’s Caribbean coastline and inland jungles

Belize City, Belize – April 08, 2009 – Families frantically searching for affordable and fun summer travel options will find Belize as their perfect escape, as the destination is offering stays for less than $75 per night – with each hotel promising good value, comfort and entertainment for the entire family. As one of the hottest emerging family destinations on the travel scene, Belize features an extensive selection of affordable hotel options, which can be accessed at Belize’s Toucan Trail website, www.ToucanTrail.com. An assortment of hotels of this caliber is listed below, with rooms available for $75 or less per night, and enough activities to avoid boredom complaints from the kids:

Caye Caulker

Jaguar Morning Star Guest House: Named by Travel + Leisure as one of the emerging and affordable beach destinations for 2009, Caye Caulker is ideal for those families looking to enjoy a beach vacation with tons of activities for both parents and kids. Jaguar Morning Star Guest House sits in the middle of Caye Caulker, and is a short walk from the market, beach, restaurants and water activities including kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, manatee tours, windsurfing and has bike rentals on-site. Rising above the other roof tops, the rooms at this guest house have spectacular views of both the sunrise and the sunset over the water, and offer a constant breeze throughout the day.
• Price: $45 – $60USD per night
• Telephone: 011.501.226.0347 (ask for Allison or Joanne)
• Email: joanne@btl.net
• Website: www.jaguarmorningstar.com

Da Real Macaw: Located right on one of the sandy beaches of Caye Caulker, featuring

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Do Your Part to Rescue the Economy:
Go on Vacation!

In response to the shaky economy, many hotels and destinations are offering great deals to make travel more affordable than ever. The best way to get the world economy back on its feet is to start spending again, and many WEILL clients are doing their part to help travelers do their part.

NORTH AMERICA

CMH GIVES CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE
CMH (Canadian Mountain Holidays), the world’s first and largest Heli-Skiing operator, has an added bonus for the 2010 Heli-Skiing season: book with a deposit by June 15, 2009 and receive a daily guest lodge credit of CAN $100. Heli-Hiking guests who book by June 15, 2009 for summer 2009 will receive a daily CAN $75 lodge credit, and children aged 5-14 receive a 50% discount. Credits can be used for bar-bills, massages, extra heli-skiing meters and in the lodge shops. 1-800-661-0252, www.canadianmountainholidays.com
HEAVEN KNOWN AS AMANYARA
Amanyara, one of the most luxurious resorts in the Caribbean, is even more irresistible this summer. Guests staying 4 nights or more in one of Amanyara’s Pavilions or Villas from April 18 through October 31, 2009 receive three delicious complimentary meals daily – a massive saving. Amanyara’s cuisine is known for its mix of classical Asian and modern Mediterranean influences and casual Caribbean fare; coffee, tea and juice at breakfast are complimentary: other beverages are additional. As always, dining in complete privacy on the terrace of the Pavilions or Villas is also a tempting option. www.amanresorts.com
MEDJETASSIST CREATES DOMESTIC MEMBERSHIPS
This year, many Americans are opting for trips closer to home and family vacations are more treasured than ever. The MedjetAssist Domestic Membership Program is $175 per person and $305 for families – per year, a savings of 30% over the standard memberships. Members under the age of 75 travel with peace of mind knowing that should they be hospitalized anywhere in the contiguous 48 states more than 150 miles from home, MedjetAssist will provide air-medical transport back to their hospital of choice. 1-800-527-7478, www.medjet.com

SOUTH AMERICA

INKATERRA OFFERS LAST-MINUTE SPECIALS
Ever dream of an Amazon adventure or a visit to Machu Picchu? Just book 20 days before departure and earn a 20% discount! Visit Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica for 3 days/2 nights starting at US$379; including all meals (special Peruvian and fusion cuisine). Explore and climb the treetop canopy walk for a unique perspective of the southern Amazon rainforest. http://www.inkaterra.com/special-offers/reserva-amazonica-special-004.php

Visit mystical Machu Picchu for 3 days/2 nights starting at US$710.50. Price includes a guided tour of the Machu Picchu Citadel; 2 nights at Inkaterra Machu Picchu located in its own Cloud Forest with Orchid Walk, Bird Tours and more; and a De-Stress massage at the UNU Spa. An added plus for the environment: Each stay is 100% carbon neutral. http://www.inkaterra.com/special-offers/machu-picchu-special-005.php
IGUAZU FALLS ADVENTURE
From now until December 31, 2009, Iguazu Grand Hotel, located on the Argentine side of the amazing Iguazu Falls, is offering a 2-night adventure package starting at $512 based on double occupancy. The package includes a welcome drink upon arrival, room upgrade subject to availability; daily buffet breakfast; transfer to/from the Argentine side of the falls; 1 picnic box per person; excursion on the Great Adventure per person and free access to the Health Club and Spa Circuit. www.iguazugrandhotel.com or reserva@iguazugrandhotel.com
LET THEM DRINK WINE IN ARGENTINA’S WINE COUNTRY
From now until June 30, Algodon Wine Estates in San Rafael, Mendoza, is offering a 3-day/2-night Weekend Wine Getaway at the vineyard lodges; that includes daily breakfast; a tour and tasting at the Algodon Winery; harvest activities such as handpicking your own grapes; and hands-on winemaking. All guests will receive a golf cart to use during their stay and a bottle of Algodon Wine. Price is US$340 per person based on double occupancy (taxes included), and is valid for classic and superior suites.
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EUROPE

ORIENT-EXPRESS FOR LESS
Ever dreamed of traveling on the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express? This year, a special 3-night package rate of US$2,990 per person includes the one-night journey from London or Paris to Venice (or v.v.) and 2 nights at Venice’s renowned Hotel Cipriani – and all transfers in Venice too. This extraordinary price is less than the regular train-only price between London-Venice of US$3,120 per person! Stay on for 2 nights in London or Paris for US$500 per person for two at either The Ritz in London or the San Regis in Paris. http://www.orient-express.com/web/taif/taif_special_offers.jsp
BARGING BARGAINS WITH AFLOAT IN FRANCE
Save US$2,000 per person when booking a cabin onboard the Hirondelle -the luxurious Orient-Express river barge that floats along the picturesque Burgundy canals of France. The all-inclusive price is US$3,400 per person for a week, based on two people sharing a cabin. 2009 cruises must be booked before May 31, 2009. www.orient-express.com
GET A BREAK OFF SPRING WEEKENDS AT LAUSANNE’S BEAU-RIVAGE PALACE
For each weekend through June 15, 2009, Switzerland’s renowned Beau-Rivage Palace is offering significantly discounted rates in the Comfort Room category — CHF 400 (US$355) — a US$110 savings — along with various themed advantages. Guests choose from five themes – Culture, Wellness, Gastronomy, Family and Romantic – and then receive three related perks. The Family weekend offers guests two tickets to one of Lausanne’s many museums, a pastry course with the hotel’s Pastry Chef (for kids), and one in-room movie. The Culture theme includes a cruise on Lake Geneva, daily buffet breakfast — a CHF 46 (US$40) value — a public transportation pass for Lausanne and free access to the property’s Cinq Mondes Spa. And since Switzerland uses Swiss Francs (not Euros), with a favorable exchange rate for guests spending US dollars, the savings promise to be even greater. www.brp.ch

STAY AN EXTRA NIGHT AT ZURICH’S BEST HOTEL
At Zurich’s legendary Hotel Baur au Lac, a luxury stay by the lake this summer will also be a great value! From July 11 to August 16, 2009, guests at the Baur au Lac can enjoy three nights for the price of two when they book one of the hotel’s junior suites (CHF 2,100 or approx. US$1,842). Other four- and seven-night packages are also available at great savings. All packages include complimentary minibar and wireless Internet and admission to the hotel’s rooftop fitness club with a lake view. For more information, please visit: www.bauraulac.ch.

THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE ROOM AT THE HOTEL HASSLER ROMA
Rome’s beloved Hotel Hassler Roma, perched atop the Spanish Steps, is offering a “Summer Early Bird” promotion, with rates reduced by approximately 35% when booked by May 15, 2009. Continental breakfast and service charges are included and a 2-night minimum stay required. Reservations must be made by May 15, 2009 and the promotion is valid from July 19 – September 10, 2009. www.hotelhassler.com
CELEBRATE ASHFORD CASTLE’S 70TH BIRTHDAY
Ashford Castle, located in Ireland’s beautiful west country, will celebrate its 70th birthday on May 22nd with packages, menus and amenities throughout 2009. Kicking off the festivities is a new Ashford 70 package that includes a complimentary third night when guests book two nights for €770 (approximately US$975) through December 22, 2009. Breakfast for two each morning and an upgrade to a Deluxe room are also included. PLUS, guests born in 1939 (when Ashford Castle opened), or two guests with a combined age of 70 or couples celebrating a 70th wedding anniversary will receive a welcome bottle of champagne to toast the special occasion. A favorable dollar exchange rate makes 2009 an auspicious start to Ashford Castle’s next seven decades. www.ashford.ie
THE MERRION OFFERS ONE MORE NIGHT
The Merrion, Dublin’s most luxurious hotel, is offering guests 3 nights for the price of 2. The special includes complimentary car parking, access to the hotel’s Tethra Spa and all taxes and service charges. Prices start at €520 (approx. US$692) per couple per stay, and the offer is available throughout 2009. Additionally, the Merrion’s Cellar Restaurant is currently offering a special two-course lunch with a glass of wine for €20 (approx. US$27) and three-course dinner for €29.95 (approx. US$40). www.merrionhotel.com
AFRICA, ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

NEW BICYCLE RENTAL PROGRAM IN TEL AVIV
Save money and the environment by exploring Israel by bicycle this year. Tel Aviv has announced plans to launch a new bicycle rental program in 2009, modeled after similar programs in Paris and other European cities. The program allows tourists to pick up a bicycle at one of 25 rental stations in central locations around the city and drop it off near their destination. http://www.tel-aviv.gov.il/English/Tourism/Sites/Index.htm
AMAZING THAILAND, AMAZING SHOPPING
As part of its Amazing Thailand Amazing Value campaign, Thailand’s Amazing Shopping Paradise project promotes shopping opportunities all over the country. The dedicated website www.amazingshoppingparadise.com highlights different themes each month, offering games and prizes, deals on tour packages as well as travel information.

FALLING RAND MAKES A SAFARI MORE ACCESSIBLE THAN EVER
South Africa has long been among the world’s top travel destinations and now, thanks to the exchange rate with the US dollar, trips to South Africa are 30% less than last year. And now, if travelers book a safari last minute with &Beyond (formerly CC Africa), they will receive even bigger discounts. Every unforgettable &Beyond safari includes accommodations in a private, luxury suite, three meals daily plus endless snacking, house beverages, morning and evening game drives, laundry services, nature and bush walks, and emergency medical evacuation insurance. The latest special deals can be found at www.safariasap.com.
AIRLINES

BUSINESS CLASS SPECIALS TO BRUSSELS AND INDIA ON JET AIRWAYS


Jet Airways, India’s leading international airline, has just announced special Premiere (business class) fares from New York to its European hub in Brussels and to India. For a total of US$2,500 (ticketed by May 31, 2009) to Brussels, and US$3,760 to India (ticketed by April 15, 2009), travelers can relax in style and comfort in private pods that provide one of the longest and widest flat beds in the air. Outbound travel must commence before May 31, 2009. www.jetairways.com
BARGAIN VIENNESE VACATIONS ON AUSTRIAN AIRLINES
Austrian Airlines, which operates the only nonstop flights to Vienna from New York and Washington, is offering an amazing 3-night City Steal to Vienna. The package includes roundtrip airfare from New York’s JFK or Washington’s Dulles airports, 3 nights at the centrally located Hotel Savoy Garni and daily breakfast: US$1,089 (Apr 1-May 31, 2009 and Aug 31-Oct 25, 2009); US$1,369 (Jun 1-Aug 30) per person. www.austrianair-vacations.com

Go on Vacation!

Do Your Part to Rescue the Economy:
Go on Vacation!

In response to the shaky economy, many hotels and destinations are offering great deals to make travel more affordable than ever. The best way to get the world economy back on its feet is to start spending again, and many WEILL clients are doing their part to help travelers do their part.

NORTH AMERICA

CMH GIVES CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE
CMH (Canadian Mountain Holidays), the world’s first and largest Heli-Skiing operator, has an added bonus for the 2010 Heli-Skiing season: book with a deposit by June 15, 2009 and receive a daily guest lodge credit of CAN $100. Heli-Hiking guests who book by June 15, 2009 for summer 2009 will receive a daily CAN $75 lodge credit, and children aged 5-14 receive a 50% discount. Credits can be used for bar-bills, massages, extra heli-skiing meters and in the lodge shops. 1-800-661-0252, www.canadianmountainholidays.com
HEAVEN KNOWN AS AMANYARA
Amanyara, one of the most luxurious resorts in the Caribbean, is even more irresistible this summer. Guests staying 4 nights or more in one of Amanyara’s Pavilions or Villas from April 18 through October 31, 2009 receive three delicious complimentary meals daily – a massive saving. Amanyara’s cuisine is known for its mix of classical Asian and modern Mediterranean influences and casual Caribbean fare; coffee, tea and juice at breakfast are complimentary: other beverages are additional. As always, dining in complete privacy on the terrace of the Pavilions or Villas is also a tempting option. www.amanresorts.com
MEDJETASSIST CREATES DOMESTIC MEMBERSHIPS
This year, many Americans are opting for trips closer to home and family vacations are more treasured than ever. The MedjetAssist Domestic Membership Program is $175 per person and $305 for families – per year, a savings of 30% over the standard memberships. Members under the age of 75 travel with peace of mind knowing that should they be hospitalized anywhere in the contiguous 48 states more than 150 miles from home, MedjetAssist will provide air-medical transport back to their hospital of choice. 1-800-527-7478, www.medjet.com

SOUTH AMERICA

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