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September 2009 -- The Aruba Marriott Resort and

September 2009 -- The Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino in Aruba is celebrating Aruba�s eighth annual International Beach Tennis Event, Nov. 13-15, with the "Aruba Beach Tennis Tournament" package, which includes a fourth night free, some meals, a free one-hour beach tennis lesson, and other perks. Photo Credit: Handout

Some travel deals this week:

HOTELS

Nine Marriott and Renaissance resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico are offering discounts of up to 25 percent, plus $50 daily resort credits, for stays March 1 through May 31. Rates and minimum-stay requirements vary by property. At the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, for example, rooms start at $224 (plus $32 taxes) a night, with no minimum stay; regular rate starts at $300. Book the All Frills, No Chills deal by Jan. 31. Use promotion code LLF.

INFO 888-727-2347, paradisebymarriott.com/all-frills-no-chills

 

CRUISES

Princess Cruises is offering savings of up to $1,000 a stateroom, plus free balcony upgrades, on select Europe and Alaska cruises. Savings with the Balcony Bonus Sale vary by destination and departure date. For example, on the seven-day Norwegian Fjords Interlude departing England on Aug. 10, pay $1,549 a person double for an ocean-view cabin on the Ocean Princess and receive a balcony upgrade (one category higher) for the same rate. Not included: taxes and port charges. The cruise sails round-trip from England and stops in Bergen, Olden, Hellesylt, Geiranger and Stavanger, Norway. Book by Jan. 31.

INFO 800-774-6237, princess.com/balconybonus.page

 

PACKAGES

Gate 1 Travel is offering discounts on its 13-day Turkish Treasures tour. The April 9 and 12 departures now start at $1,629 a person double (plus $72.90 airport taxes and fees); other departures are available at the same or slightly higher rates. Tour includes round-trip airfare from New York to Istanbul; 11 nights' lodging in Istanbul, Canakkale, Izmir, Antalya, Cappadocia and Ankara; motor coaches between cities;guide; six tours with entrance fees; 19 meals; airport transfers. Priced separately, air and hotels alone would cost about $1,550 a person.

INFO 800-682-3333, gate1travel.com

Embrace the cold with Anderson Vacations' Banff Winter Escape package, from about $313 a person double. The deal includes two nights at the Ptarmigan Inn (normally from $261), and choice of two activities on the list: one-day Ski Banff Tri-Area lift pass (value about $79 for one resort pass), guided wildlife tour of Banff National Park, guided Johnston Canyon ice walk (about $61) or guided snowshoe to the Paint Pots ($61). Book by March 24 for travel by March 31. Five percent tax additional.

INFO 866-814-7378, canadatravelsolution.com

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