Published on January 16th, 2014 | by Mark Chesnut
TRAVEL DEALS: Valentine’s Day Getaways, Cheap Flights to Mexico & Double Miles
I’ve found more cheap flights and hotel deals than usual this week in Latin America. Whether it’s a Valentine’s Day getaway in the Dominican Republic, double miles on American Airlines or travel with kids to Puerto Rico, there are a lot of noteworthy travel specials and discounts available. Check out my favorite travel deals for this week (and be sure to shop around using the LatinFlyer travel booking engine at the top of the right-hand column, where you can compare hotel rates and airfares on more than 10 top travel sites with one click!):
Paradisus Palma Real & Paradisus Punta Cana
Offer: Valentine’s Day Weekend Package
What It Is: This Dominican Republic vacation package includes Royal Service accommodations, a private romantic dinner on the beach, couple’s massage (either in-room or in the Oriental Garden Spa), water ritual for couple, YHI Spa CD gift and a welcome kit that includes Moet Ice, strawberries, chocolate dessert plate and rose petals. The package is a minimum three-night stay in Royal Service accommodations, and prices range from $2,382 to $3,825, depending on room category.
Valid for Travel: Valentine’s Day long weekend
Info & Reservations: www.paradisus.com
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El Conquistador Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
Offer: Family Escape Package
What It Is: Families traveling to Puerto Rico can save more than 30% this spring at El Conquistador Resort & Las Casitas Village. The savings comes in the form of free kids meals (for age 12 and under), a $50 nightly resort credit and daily breakfast buffet. The resort credit can be used toward rounds of golf, spa treatments, water sports and other activities and services. Nightly rates start at $259 at El Conquistador and $309 at Las Casitas Village, based on a three-night minimum.
Valid for Travel: Through April 10, 2014.
Info & Reservations: www.elconresort.com
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Offer: Escape from Winter
What It Is: Roundtrip airfares starting at $289 between the United States and Mexico, including U.S. gateway cities Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Antonio, San Francisco and Washington D.C. Mexico destinations include Acapulco, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa and Los Cabos.
Valid for Travel: Purchase through January 31, for travel between February 1 and February 28, 2014.
Info & Reservations: www.aeromexico.com
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Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Brazil
Offer: Double Miles to and from Latin America
What It Is: Earn double AAdvantage miles every time you fly on one of American Airlines’ new routes between Dallas/Fort Worth and Bogota, Colombia, Dallas/Fort Worth and Roatan, Honduras, Miami and Cozumel, Mexico, Miami and Curitiba, Brazil and Miami and Porto Alegre, Brazil. You must register for this special before traveling, using promo code AALAM and the link below.
Valid for Travel: Through February 28, 2014.
Info & Reservations: http://www.aa.com/viewPromotionDetails.do?fN=aad_latin-america.xml&_locale=en_US
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