Travel Steals & Deals


Hawaiian Holidays
It's the high season in Hawaii, but there are still deals available. The Waikiki Beachcomber (800-622-4646) offers two $99 nightly packages: one includes accommodations and buffet breakfast, the other includes accommodations and a car. At the Maui Inter-Continental (800-367-2960), the $169 per night "Options" rate allows guests a choice: upgrade to a suite, a $25 dining credit, an adjoining room for half price, or a free night for every three paid nights.

The World on Sale
Until August 31, the deluxe Kempinski Hotels (800-426-3135) chain has special summer prices at its properties in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Sample nightly room rates: $115 at the Mansion Kempinski in Bangkok and $119 at the Grand Kempinski in Dallas.

Florida Sampler
The elegant Turnberry Isle Resort & Club (800-223-1588) in South Florida offers a lavish two-night package deal until October 2. For $79.50 per person, double occupancy, per night, the "Turnberry Sampler" includes: accommodations, a round of golf, one day's admission to the spa, an hour of tennis daily, and taxes and service charges. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, Turnberry Isle is 18 miles from Miami.

This column originally appeared in Travel Holiday magazine.

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