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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Below are our sources of cheap airline tickets, listed in alphabetical order:

Air France

Air France ticket reservations

Air Malta

Air Malta ticket reservations


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Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines ticket reservations

Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines ticket reservations


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Czech Airlines

Czech Airlines ticket reservations


ExploreTrip airline ticket reservations


Flights Services tickets reservations

Fly Dubai

Fly Dubai ticket reservations


Globe Hunters airplane tickets reservations


GoToGate cheap flight tickets


Iberia airline tickets reservations


JetRadar airplane tickets reservations


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LAN Airlines


LookUpFare airplane reservations


Lufthansa ticket reservations

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways ticket reservations


Skyscanner flight search


Dream deals on multi-stop flights with Skytours.

Swiss Airlines

SWISS Airlines ticket reservations


TravelGenio airplane ticket reservations


Tripsta airline ticket reservations

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Airlines ticket reservations


Experience Chinese New Year with a Vegas Twist

That's the name of the current Expedia campaign. The name of the promotion was so catchy, that we could not resist copying it.

What you get: up to 50% discount on selected hotels and special prices for flight + hotel packages.

Some examples for 4 nights over the period 28 March - 1 April 2013:

- The LVH Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (formerly Las Vegas Hilton): total price of 231$ (58$ per night). The same room costs 324$ (81$ per night) on booking.com;

- Excalibur Hotel and Casino: total price of 279$ (70$ per night), while booking.com sells the same room at 338$ (85$ per night).

Offer valid for bookings until February 25, 2013.


50% discount at the Radisson Blu Hotel Milano, Italy for the Valentine's Day

For 2 nights over the Valentine's Day week-end of 15-17 February 2013, the Radisson Blu Hotel Milan**** shows a total price of 139 £ for a business room, breakfast included. The same room costs 278£ from booking.com.

This offer is valid from lastminute.com, only if booked today, part of their 24-hour sale. They advertise 50% off selected hotels (mainly in Europe) for stays until 17 February 2013.

Get the offer by following this -> link.

We did not find a similar good deal at some other properties we checked, but the one at the Radisson in Milan is a steal.


40% hotel discount in rural Tuscany, Italy

This deal is offered by Living Social, one of Groupon's competitors.

The best thing about Living Social is that they have a 30 days money back policy - meaning that if you changed your plans or did not find the desired availability of your deal, you may return the voucher.

The deal is valid for stays until 31 August 2013, in superior double rooms, breakfast included, a bottle of wine per stay and a free wine tasting at a farmhouse in the medieval village of Borgo Santinovo.

It is for stays at the Hotel Semifonte**** (free Wi-Fi, free parking, outside pool). Prices are as follows:

- a total of 119€ for a 2-night stay (60€ per night);

- or 159€ for a 3-night stay (53€ per night);

- lastly, 189€ for a 4-night stay (47€ per night).

Follow this banner to go to the deal page (Living Social website will open in a new window):

The same room for a 3-night stay during the period 14 - 17 June 2013 costs 280€ from booking.com (that's 70% more expensive than this Living Social deal). 

You have until 12 February to book this deal.


Occidental Hotels and Resorts - all-inclusive offer in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Occidental Hotels and Resorts is a chain of all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean.

They show some early booking discounts for all-inclusive vacations in the Caribbean. Follow this banner to see the deals (Occidental webpage will open in a new window):

Occidental Hotels

The best deal we found for a 1 week (18-25 May 2013) all-inclusive vacation was at the Occidental Grand Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, which has a total price of 903$ (672 €). The same holiday costs 1 176$ on Expedia (that's 30% more expensive).


20€ daily credit from AccorHotels

After their private sale promotion, AccorHotels steps up with this new offer: up to 40£ (or 40€ depending on the location of the hotel).

We wrote 20€ in the title because this is the daily credit offered at the Mercure and Novotel properties, where most of us usually stay. The 40€ daily allowance is valid only at the more expensive Sofitel, Pullman and MGallery hotels. For all these 5 chains of hotels, the credit may only be used to pay off hotels extras, such as bar, restaurant, room service, room upgrade, movies, Wi-Fi expenses.

For the Ibis and Ibis Styles the daily discount is 15€ and may also be used against paying for the room rate (translating thus in an effective 15€ on accommodation).

For the Ibis Budget and Hotel F1, the daily credit is only 5€ and is automatically deducted from the room rates (in France the allowance is 10€ for the Ibis Budge hotels).

Follow this banner to go to the dedicated AccorHotels sale page:

The offer is valid for booking between 28 January and 17 February 2013 (except the UK, where the booking window starts on 4 February 2013).

Stays must occur in the following intervals:
- between 22 February and 22 March for hotels in France;
- between 1 and 31 March 2013 for hotels in Italy, Spain and Portugal);
- between 1 March and 7 April for hotels in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Sweden and Hungary;
- from 1 March to 15 April 2013 for hotels in Benelux;
- from 1 March to 14 April for hotels in the UK. 


15% discount on car rental from Alamo Rent-A-Car

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Alamo is a worldwide Rent-A-Car company (part of the National / Enterprise group).

They currently show a 15% discount on all European car hire. Follow this banner to go to the deal page (Alamo webpage will open in a new window):

No promo code required, the discount will be embedded in the rates.

We test-tried the deal: 1 week rental for a compact car (Volkswagen Golf), during the period 15-22 June 2013 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, costs 248$ (converted from 157) - see print-screen below:

The lowest price for a compact car on the same holiday from Expedia costs 280$:


50% discount from Swissotel in Zurich for stays until 22 April 2013

This is one of those rare and undoubtedly great deals.

Zurich, Switzerland being such an expensive city, getting a 4-star hotel for 65€ per night (or 55£) is a very good opportunity.

Valid for selected dates until 22 April 2013, when booked until 2 February 2013.

Follow this banner to go to the deal page (HRS Deal of the Day website will open in a new window):


The deal is valid on the German website of HRS. However, on the very top of the window that opens, you can easily switch the language to English - see print-screen below:

As an example, 2 nights over the week-end 19-21 April 2013 have a total price of 130€ (110£), while the same room costs 274€ on booking.com (more than double).

The bookings are non-cancellable, so book only if you are sure of your planned trip.


Caribbean all-inclusive offers for the summer of 2013 from Bahia Principe Hotels and Resorts

Bahia Principe is a chain of all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and the Spanish islands.

For early bookings made for the 2013 summer vacations in the Caribbean, they offer significant discounts (we test-tried the deal for a 1 week holiday from 12 to 19 May 2013, for 2 people, on an allinclusive basis):

Dominican Republic
         The total price from Bahia Resorts is 1 025$ (762 €), while Expedia sells the same stay at 1 372$.

         The total price from Bahia Resorts is 832$ (619 €), while Expedia sells the same stay at 1 180$.

         The total price from Bahia Resorts is 832$ (619 €), while Expedia sells the same stay at 1 232$.


         The total price from Bahia Resorts is 1 055$ (785 €), while Expedia sells the same stay at 1 586$.


         The total price from Bahia Resorts is 1 360$ (1 012 €), while Expedia sells the same stay at 2 107$.

Follow this banner to get your deal (the Bahia Principe page will open in a new window):


20% discount on selected Marriott properties for the first week-end in February 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Short-lived deal from Marriott Hotels, mainly in selected European locations (see below for participating properties and rates):

In addition to the 20% discount, this special eBreaks rate also includes breakfast (except the Dubai property).

Valid for the first week-end in February (properties marked with an * in the table above also offer the discounted rate for Thursday night stays).

Make sure you use the Marriott promo code MEB in the "Corporate / promotional code" field in the search form.

Follow this banner to take advantage of the deal (Marriott page will open in a new window):

As an example: the Marriott Milan, Italy, has a total price of 152€ for 2 nights (1-3 February) for a queen room, with this eBreaks special rate, breakfast included. The same room costs 220€ from booking.com.


LateRooms.com sweepstakes - Bad Weather Report

LateRooms.com is an online travel agency part of the TUI group.

Given the recent cases of bad weather in Europe, they came up with an idea of organising a contest on this subject. Anybody aged over 18 years can participate.

All you have to do is take a photo showing a case of bad weather. Upload this photo on either Twitter or Instagram and tag it as #BadWeatherReport. That's it.

Follow this banner to go to the competition page (LateRooms.com website will open in a new window ):

The first prize is a 3-night all-inclusive holiday (flight tickets included) at the Dream Villa Tagoro, in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

There will be 2 runners-up which will win a 50 GBP voucher each.

You have until 31 March 2013 to take part in the draw.


Holiday Autos voucher code for 20% discount in Spain, Portugal, France and South Africa

Holiday Autos (part of lastminute.com / Travelocity group) runs another promotion from 28 to 31 January 2013 (valid for pick-up of the rental car until 30 April 2013).

They offer a different coupon code each day, which is valid in a specific country (e.g. on Monday a promo code for Portugal, on Tuesday a promo code for Spain, etc.).

See below for the details:

- Monday, 28 January 2013: up to 20% off all Portugal locations;
- Tuesday, 29 January 2013: up to 20% off all Spain locations (including the Canary and Balearic islands);
- Wedensday, 30 January 2013: up to 20% off all French locations (including Martinique, Guadeloupe and Reunion islands);
 - Thursday, 31 January 2013: up to 20% off all South Africa locations.

There is no minimum rental period, so the 20% discount should be valid even for a 1 day rental.

There is another catch to the deal (and that's why they call it Beat the Clock): the discount varies during the day, from 20% saving to 10% saving. The early you book during the day, the higher the discount. Thus, the 20% is valid from 10 AM until 2 PM, 15% from 2 PM to 6 PM and only 10% from 6 PM to 10 PM (not very clear, but it is probably the GMT time).

Follow this banner to get the deal (Holiday Autos dedicated website will open in  new window):

The coupon is to be applied in the final window of the reservation process, in the section "promo code", just above the credit card information.


Last minute hotel deal for the Rio Carnival 2013 - 57% discount

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The annual carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil will take place between 9 - 12 February 2013.

There is still time to make arrangements to take part in this famous celebrations and enjoy the samba parades, the street parties and the night balls.

We found this great deal for those 3-nights for 2 people in Rio de Janeiro, during the carnival extended week-end:

- Sheraton Barra Hotel and Suites***** with a total price of 997$ (332$ per night) from HotelClub (part of the Orbitz group) - see print-screen below:

The same room costs 2 326$ from booking.com or Expedia. That means you save 57% on this last minute deal from HotelClub.


50% discount on a 3-star hotel in Dusseldorf, Germany

A very good quality / price ratio with limited availability from HRS Deals (bookings until 31 January 2013 and stays on selected days until 30 April 2013).

The Auszeit Hotel*** in Dusseldorf has a price of 29€ per night, which is a great deal in itself, but even more so when you know that it has a 8.7 guest rating on booking.com

Follow this banner to see the deal (HRS website will open in a new window):


The deal is not valid on the English website of HRS, but on the German one. However, on the very top of the window that opens, you can easily switch the language to English - see print-screen below:

As an example, 2 nights over the week-end 8-10 March 2013 have a total price of 58€ , while the same room costs 116€ on booking.com (double).

You have until 31 January 2013 to make the reservations. The bookings are non-cancellable, so book only if you are sure of your planned trip.


Orbitz coupon code for 5% hotel discount until 31 March 2013

Not the ideal deal, taking into account the previous 15% promo codes.

However, 5% discount is the best that we could find still valid and is better than nothing.

The Orbitz voucher code is applicable for all hotel bookings made until 31 March 2013 (with stays until 15 April 2013).

The Orbitz coupon code is ORBITZSAVE5. Click on the code or on this banner to go to the Orbitz page:

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To apply the discount, type in the code in the payment page, in the field "Promotion code", just above the credit card information (see print-screen below):


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