Travel News – Travel Deals: New Year, New Travels

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Northeast cities may be known for their New Year’s celebrations, but don’t forget about the Caribbean. This year Jamaican and Caribbean properties are still looking to lure guests and are offering deals New Year’s packages and 2012 travel savings. With airfare credits and resort bargains, an island vacation might be your way of ringing in the new year.

A Week Away in Jamaica

Jamaica is heating things up with deals on week-long stays. The Two Seasons Guest House has rooms starting at $50 a night for a minimum six-night stay. Rates include daily breakfast and complimentary Internet access, making an island vacation on a budget becomes possible. Available through January 15, 2012. For details visit them online.

Focusing on value, the Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort’s “Escape to Luxury” package combines their all-inclusive dining offer with a complimentary 5th night, starting at $439. Looking for a lower rate? The Resort’s “Comfort You package” includes a value of almost half its cost by providing guests with daily breakfast for two and a daily US$100 resort credit, starting at $279. The package must be booked and completed by March 31. For details and reservations, visit their website.

The Sound of New Years

Yes, Jamaica has still has more deals. The Sunset Beach Resort, Spa & Waterpark in Montego Bay and the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort, Spa & Conference Center in Ocho Rios are ringing in the New Year with musical sounds Jamaican bands Byron Lee’s Dragonnaires and providing guests who stay a minimum of three night, from December 29, 2011 – January 1, 2012, festive value-added amenities to bring the party to life. Visit online for details.

To hear flowing rivers and the songs of the tree tops, check out Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours “New Year, New You” package. Thrill seekers will experience a Zipline and River Kayak combo to soar through Jamaica’s rainforest and Kayak the legendary Martha Brae River. Rates start at $123 per person. For more information, visit the tour website.

Save with Airfare Credits

If your New Year’s resolution involves cutting costs, consider packages that help cover your flight. Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, which span across the Caribbean’s breath-taking beaches, are including an instant $350 airfare credit when you book a minimum six-night stay before December 29, 2011. The airfare credit is valid for travel beginning August 20, 2012 and ending January 21, 2013. See their website for more details.

To save and indulge in any of Nassua Paradise Island’s 17 participating properties, book a four or five night stay before February 6th, 2012 to receive a $250 air credit. A minimum six-night stay with Nassua Paradise Island will bump you up to a $400 airfare credit. This offer is valid from January 1st to June 20, 2012. Go online for more information.

Peter Greenberg is America’s most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist. We provide the most recent travel news, reviews and expert travel tips.

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