Travel Steals & Deals


Kiwi Quickie
Austravel (800-633-3404) is offering packages to New Zealand for as low as $949 per person based on double occupancy. Included is roundtrip airfare to Auckland from Los Angeles, a four-day car rental (including unlimited mileage and insurance) and five nights of accommodations. Packages is valid for departures between March and June 30.

Busman's Holiday
Greyhound has revised its "Senior Citizen Discount Program." Travelers 55 or older now receive a 15 percent discount off unrestricted walk-up bus fares.

L.A. Luxury
The $115 per night "Luxury for Less" package at the Los Angeles Renaissance Hotel (800-647-6437) near Los Angeles Airport includes accommodations, rental car, continental breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres. The single-occupancy package is available until March 31.

Beantown Bargain
The "Boston for the Fun of It" weekend package at the Hotel Meridien (617-451-1900) includes accommodations, discounts at Filene's Basement, major Boston cultural attractions, and shops in Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Rates begin at $125 per night; the package is available through March 26.

This column originally appeared in Travel Holiday magazine.

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