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Great deals on travel packages

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Costa Rica
With Travel by Jen, enjoy a seven-night adventure in Costa Rica for not much more than the cost of airfare. Starting at $559 per person double, the package includes round-trip air from Newark Airport to San Jose, three nights at Linda Vista del Norte Mountain Lodge outside San Jose, three nights at Flamingo Beach Resort near Tamarindo, daily breakfast, a volcano hike and a canopy tour. Multiple departures in November and December. About $75 in taxes additional. Air to San Jose typically costs close to $500. 800-538-9188, jetsetvacations.com or 800-603-3178, travelbyjen.com

Finding ski-resort deals
This time of year, walk-up lift tickets can easily top $70 a day at some ski resorts, so it's well worth searching for discounts:
• Check resort websites for deals, including early-bird ticket/hotel discounts.
• Ski midweek when lifts and hotels can cost less.
• Buy the cheaper half-day ticket available at some resorts and ski without breaks.
• Search online for special discounts. Washington's Crystal Mountain, for example, offers military discounts, including half-price tickets some days, and airline employees with valid identification get $7 off on Tuesdays. (Mct)

Jet Blue getaways
Jet Blue is offering a variety of well-priced flights leaving from Kennedy Airport, including flights to Burlington, Vt. (starting at $61), Chicago, Ill. (starting at $81), Tampa, Fla. (starting at $114) and Phoenix, Ariz. (starting at $139). jetblue.com

Marriot promotion
With Marriott's Stay Here, Fly There promotion,, spend at least two nights at one of nearly 30  participating resorts and receive a companion airline ticket voucher for a future flight, plus a $100 resort credit. Deal is valid at properties in Hawaii, Colorado, Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada and Texas. Resort credit is good for golf, spa and dining services. Rates vary. Book by Dec. 31. Use promo code P91. Marriott.com

Alberta ski-and-stay deal
If you're looking for a ski vacation, Alberta's Mount Royal Hotel - conveniently located in the center of downtown Banff - is offering a ski-and-stay package. Stay three nights, get the fourth night free, with rooms starting at $86 per night. All rates are based on double occupancy and do not include taxes. All packages are subject to availability. remembertobreathe.com

Expedia's ASAP
Deals begin today for Expedia's ASAP (A Sudden Amazing Price) deals at both Westgate Myrtle Beach Resort (Myrtle Beach) and Circus Circus (Las Vegas). The deals offer travelers 50% off their stay. Travel end date for Myrtle Beach is Feb. 13 and Feb. 29 for Las Vegas. Expedia is also offering savings from New York City to several all-inclusive resorts, including the Valentin Imperial Maya in Mexico's Riviera Maya between Dec. 1-5. Expedia.com for more info on all deals.

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