WHAT’S THE DEAL?
This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.
The St. Lucia Tourism Board has teamed up with 11 hotels and resorts to offer its annual Health & Wellness promotion, with reduced lodging rates and free spa treatments. For example, a five-night Spacation package at the all-inclusive Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa now starts at $1,145 per person double, a 50 percent savings. Rate includes an oceanview room in the adults-only Harmony Wing, meals, beverages, daily spa treatment, fitness classes, airport transfers and taxes. Book by Nov. 30; travel by Dec. 20. Package details and savings vary by property. Info: www.stlucianow.com/HW.
Book a Silversea cruise and pay in full by Dec. 10 and receive 10 percent savings on more than 60 voyages departing October-December 2016. For example, a 12-day round-trip cruise from Singapore departing next Oct. 31 now starts at $6,885 per person double — a savings of $765. The ship stops in Burma, Malaysia and Thailand. Info: 888-9784070, www.silversea.com.
Save 40 percent on airfare from Los Angeles to Papeete, Tahiti. Air Tahiti Nui’s No Excuse Fare starts at $998 round trip, including taxes. Book by Oct. 30; travel Nov. 25Feb. 28. January blackout dates apply. Fare is typically from about $1,600. Info: 877-824-4846. www.airtahitinui.com/us-en. Air New Zealand is offering round-trip fares of $1,225 from Los Angeles or San Francisco to eight destinations in Australia, including Sydney, Cairns and Perth. By comparison, other airlines charge from about $1,500 for flights from Los Angeles to Perth. Fly May 1-June 21 or July 24-Sept. 21 for lowest fare; pay $100 more Februar-yApril and June 22-July 23. Addon fare from Washington varies by date. Book by Oct. 26 at www.airnewzealand.com/ flights-to-australia-campaign.
Sceptre Tours has a two-for- one air sale on 2016 Europe packages booked by Dec. 31. Receive a free round-trip transatlantic fare when booked in conjunction with a full-fare flight on any Sceptre Journey small-group vacation. For example, the five-night Sceptre Journey to Iceland, departing June 13, starts at $5,755 per couple, down from $6,512. Price includes round-trip air from Washington Dulles to Reykjavik; lodging at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina with breakfasts; excursions and tours, including the Blue Lagoon and Fossatun Troll Gardens; transfers; ground transportation; and taxes. Use promo code 2FOR1AIR. Depart June 1-Aug. 31. Book by phone at 800-221-0924. Info: www.sceptrevacations.com.
Hix Island House is offering a buy-one-get-one-free flight from San Juan to Vieques, Puerto Rico. To qualify, you must book round-trip tickets on Vieques Air Link from Isla Grande or Luis Munoz Marin airports and stay at least three nights at the design-centric property. Book by Nov. 30; complete travel by Dec. 15. Rates start at $135 a night, plus 16 percent service charge and tax, and include a fully stocked kitchen with breakfast fixings. Flights are from $144 (Isla Grande) and $270 (Luiz Munoz Marin). Info: 787-741-2302, hixislandhouse.com.
World Spree is offering its Amazing Vietnam tour from $1,899 per person double. The 10-night trip includes roundtrip air on Cathay Pacific from New York to Hanoi, with return from Ho Chi Minh City; two domestic flights; two nights at the Sheraton Hanoi; overnight cruise on Halong Bay; two nights at the Sunrise Beach Resort in Hoi An; two nights at the Imperial Hotel in Hue; three nights at the Hotel Majestic in Ho Chi Minh City; 14 meals; several guided tours with entrance fees; land transport; airport transfers; and taxes. Priced separately, air and hotels alone cost about $2,100. The lowest price applies to select May and September departures. Book by Nov. 30. Info: 866-652-5656, www.worldspree.com.
A woman sells snacks on a busy street in Ho Chi Minh City. The company World Spree has a sale on a 10-night package trip to Vietnam.