Travel Deals Near & Far Through the Rest of 2016

Physician’s Money Digest

Costa Rica Los Suenos Marriott

Image Credit: Costa Rica Los Suenos Marriott

For whatever reason, you’ve waited to book a vacation. Now you can take advantage of the great deals offered by some hotels and airlines for summer trips as well as for fall and winter getaways. The booking deadlines for many of the deals listed below are imminent: July 29 for Beaches Resorts; July 31 for the Marriott Resorts and the British Airways deals. There’s more time for the Florida deals: September 30 and December 23.

You can savor these trips August 1 through about December 22, 2016 or even for similar dates in 2017 and 2018, depending on the offering.

Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts Sale
Marriott’s Members Get It sale provides 20% to 35% off leisure rates at 14 resorts in 11 locations, including Aruba, Cancun, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Kitts, and St. Thomas. To receive the discounts, join Marriott Rewards and reserve your lodgings by July 31 for travel between August 1 and December 22, 2016; be sure to check for blackout dates. Participating hotels include:

Mexico
Casa Magna Cancun Marriott, 35% discount
JW Marriott Cancun, 35%
Puerto Vallarta Casa Magna Marriott, 35%
JW Marriott Los Cabos Resort, 20%

Puerto Rico
San Juan Marriott Resort, 25%
Renaissance La Concha, 25%

US Virgin Islands
Renaissance Carambola Resort, St. Croix, 35%
Frenchman’s Reef Marriott, St. Thomas, up to 35% discount

Costa Rica
Los Sueños Costa Rica Resort, 25%

Aruba
Aruba Marriott, 25%

Aruba Marriott Resort

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Beaches Resorts, Turks and Caicos and Jamaica  
Called Black Friday in July, the Beaches Resort sale bundles discounts and rebates for airline fees with cash bonuses applied to your room. The last day to book these deals is July 29.

Beaches Turks & Caicos and Beaches Negril, Jamaica
For travel now through about mid-December 2018 – blackout dates apply – receive:
–  $355 air credit for paid bookings for six nights or longer, or $135 to $150 air credit for three to five paid nights.
–  One free night for adults when you book seven nights and pay for six nights.

Fall booking bonus: $750 bonus for seven paid nights; $650 for six nights; and $550 for five nights. (Valid for travel between August 13 to December 20, 2016; August 12 through December 19, 2017; and August 11 through December 18, 2018.)

Winter booking bonus: $475 bonus for seven paid nights; $425 for six nights; and $375 for five nights for travel between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2017.
–  $355 air credit for paid bookings for six nights or longer, or $135 air credit for three to five paid nights.

Florida Resorts

Miami Beach
Marriott Stanton South Beach: 20% discount off leisure rates for stays of three nights or longer; 15% discount for stays of two nights. Booking code: D3Q. Book and travel by September 30, 2016.
The Resort at Longboat Key Club: Save $200 per night on stays of two nights or longer in a beachfront two-bedroom suite. Booking code: SUITE. Book and travel by December 23, 2016.

British Airways Business Class Sale
British Airways is making flying in the front of the plane to London or to Paris more affordable for August and October. The following deals must be booked by July 31.

London
Fly business class on British Airways to and from London plus stay two nights at a 4-star hotel from $1999 per person from JFK or Newark, including taxes, fees and carrier charges. Three-night stays with airfare are $2043 per person and five-night stays are $2172 per person.  London packages for October start at $2999 per person.  Rates apply only if two people travel together.

Paris
Fly business class on British Airways to and from Paris plus three to five nights of hotel accommodations from $2001 to $2319 per person. October business class packages start at $2664. Rates apply only if two people travel together.

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