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This week’s travel bargains

November 6, 2014

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

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The Arrabelle, a RockResort property in Vail, is offering 30 percent off rates as part of its Ultimate Holiday Experience. For example, two nights over New Year’s Eve start at $3,063, with taxes; usual price is $4,345. Deal includes slopeside accommodations, breakfast, $100 spa credit and VIP service from Arrabelle Belle-Shops, including gift wrapping and visits from Santa. Two-night minimum stay required. Book by Nov. 10; travel Dec. 11-Jan. 4. Info: 866-614-7625, arrabelle.rockresorts.com.

Pay for one night at the Pearl in Rosemary Beach, Fla.. and receive a free s econd night. Discounted rate varies. For example, a weekend stay in mid-November starts at $495 for two nights, including taxes; rate typically starts at about $857. Stay through Dec. 24; several dates in November are blacked out. Request promo code BOGO. The 55-room hotel is on the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle. Info: 888-656-6463, www.thepearlrb.com .

Westgate Resorts is honoring military personnel by giving away 1,500 vacations in Florida, Missouri and Tennessee. Starting at 9 a.m. Nov. 11, the first 1,500 eligible service members who complete the form at www.westgate

destinations.com/thankyou

military will receive a free three-day holiday valued at $250. Participating properties are in Orlando; River Ranch, Fla.; Branson, Mo.; and Gatlinburg, Tenn. To qualify, you must have served between Sept. 11, 2001, and the present. Travel before Nov. 26, 2015; blackout dates apply. Also available: free tickets to an Orlando Predators arena football game; see orlando

predators.com for details.

Blount Small Ship Adventures is offering 20 percent discounts on cruises between Alexandria and New York or Boston. The eight-night Big Apple to the U.S. Capitol cruise on the Grande Caribe or Grand Mariner now starts at $2,399 per person double (plus $185 port charges), a savings of $600. Depart New York on May 22 or June 2; the reverse itinerary departs on June 1. The 11-night D.C. to Boston cruise, which sails from Alexandria on June 11, now starts at $3,199 (plus $250 port charges), a savings of $800. Book by Dec. 31 at 888-618-4770. Info: www.

blountsmallshipadventures.

Turkish Airlines is offering a sale on flights from Washington Dulles to Istanbul. with round-trip fares from $649. including taxes. Depart Dec. 27-March 31. Fare typically starts at about $860. Book by Nov. 30 at www.turkishairlines.com.

Alaska Airlines has a sale on flights to the West Coast and Alaska. For example, fly from BWI Marshall to Seattle from $258 round trip, including taxes; typical fare is about $335. The flight to Portland, Ore. starts at $323. Deal also applies to departures from Reagan National (to L.A. and Portland). Book 14 days in advance by Nov. 10; travel Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from Dec. 2 to March 4. Blackout dates apply. Info: www.alaskaair.com.

Package

Apple Vacations is offering discounts on Hawaii packages. For example, a vacation in mid-January that includes round-trip air from BWI Marshall to Honolulu, seven nights at the Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki and an orientation breakfast now starts at $1,424 per person double, including taxes. Priced separately, the package would cost $1,581. Stay Jan. 4-March 31. Bookings of at least four nights also include a gift box valued at $25. Book by Nov. 20. Info: 800-517-2000, www.applevacations.com/hawaii-super-sale .

— Carol Sottili, Andrea Sachs





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