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Free one-way car rentals worldwide

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

This is a typical win-win situation between a vendor and a client.

Car rental companies often need to move cars from one location to another, because, for an example, a previous client picked-up a car from a location and dropped it off at another location and afterwards the car needs to be transferred back to its base.

In these circumstances, some big car rental companies offer a one-way rental for a fee of only 1 € / £ / $.

Everybody wins:

  • the car rental companies come out much cheaper than if they had to transport the car by trailer or have one of their employees move the car
  • the client gets a free one-way transfer from a place to another.


How "free" is this for a client:

  • the client still has to pay for fuel, which is not included (or any other extras, such as extra insurance coverage or GPS)
  • the client has a short (starting from 24 hours in Europe to a couple of days elsewhere) and a limited number of kilometers included, enough to move the car from point A to point B (so you cannot drive one week for unlimited number of kilometres and then at the end just drop-off the car at the destination).


This is usually a good deal for those who do a tour during their holiday (for example a couple of days in Barcelona, then off to Madrid, then after another couple of days move south to Seville, and so on).

Below are the direct links to the websites of the rental companies where you can find which cars and which itineraries are available:

Europe
Australia & New Zealand

Bookmark this post, as we will keep it updated with all the latest one-way rentals for one dollar.


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Up to 33% discount at Accor Hotels worldwide for stays April to June 2018

This is one of the regular promotions from Accor Hotels, whereby you stay 3 nights and pay only 2.

The saving will be shown as a 33% discount on the rate for each night, by comparison to the best flexible rate.

The promotion is open for reservations until 3 April 2018, for stays between 31 March and 10 June 2018.

Please click on the link below to go to the promotion page:


accorhotels.com/promotion/stay-3-pay-2


Once you've made your search, this discounted rate is the one called "STAY FOR THREE, PAY FOR TWO" (see print-screen below):


These discounted rates at Accor Hotels are non-refundable, so if there are uncertainties about your trip, better book a flexible rate.


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50% discount for the Dublin river cruise

Flash sale from Living Social, where two persons pay only € 12 instead of the € 27 one pays on the official website of the operator.

The vouchers are valid between 8 March and 31 October 2018 (excluding, however, the months of July and August).

Please click on the link below to go to the deal page:


livingsocial.ie/email-deals/dublin-south


For groups of 4 or 6 persons, the discount is even bigger for the Dublin river cruise.

Discounted tickets for the Dublin river cruise

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20% discount for tickets at the Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit in London

This is the cheapest solution we found for discounted tickets at the Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit in London.

Isango, one of the largest vendors of tickets for tourist attractions and activities, already sells these tickets cheaper by 10%.

Then, when you also use the discount code ECSNB2J4 you get an additional 10% off.

Please click on the link below to go directly to the Isango page for reduced prices at the Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit


isango.com/london/arcelor-mittal


The discount code ECSNB2J4 must be applied at check-out, in the field "Enter promo code?" just above the total price (see print-screeen below where the final price of £26 for two adults is 20% cheaper than the £33 one pays elsewhere):

Discounted tickets at the Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit London

Enjoy these discounted tickets at the  Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit in London.

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Hotelopia discount code for hotel reservations in 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Hotelopia is one of the best hotel discounters worldwide.

For bookings and stays throughout 2018 they offer a 10% discount.

What is special about this code is that you can use it also for big hotel chains (Hilton, Marriott, etc) and the discount applies to the total price (thus you discount also the taxes and fees paid).

Please click on the link below to start your search:


10% Hotelopia discount code


Once you've selected the desired hotel and room, you will be taken to the window where you input the contact details of the traveler. Immediately below that, you will find the section "Discount code" (see print-screen below):

Hotelopia discount code hotel bookings


Click on that blue line and in the text box that opens type the code WELCOME and then push the button "Apply". You will then see the total price reduced by exactly 10% with this Hotelopia promo code.


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Lastminutetravel.com discount code for hotel reservations in 2018

Lastminutetravel.com is a US-based hotel discounter which should not be overlooked, especially when you are looking for hotels in peak periods and hotel discounts are hard to find.

For hotel reservations until 16 March 2018 (stays anytime during 2018), they offer a $50 discount code (minimum purchase $500).

Please click on the link below to go to the promotion page where the discount code is shown and start your search (copy the code or write it down for later use):


lastminutetravel.com/en/campaigns/


Once you've selected the hotel and the room, you will be taken to a page to insert the contact details of the main guest. There, on the right, above the total price information, you will find the text "Enter Promo Code". Click on that text, type in the promo code and push the button "Apply", then you will see the price discounted by £50 (see print-screen below):

Last Minute Travel promo code hotel discount


The code works also when you select £, €, CAD or AUD as payment currency.

Leave a comment sharing your experience with using this LastMinuteTravel promo code for hotel discounts.




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40% discount at 4-star historic hotel in central Paris

Monday, February 26, 2018

For stays from March to August 2018, you get 40% discount off bed & breakfast rates at the Hotel d'Orsay - Esprit de France, located right in the middle of everything in Paris.

The hotel has an excellent 9.2 rating on booking.com.

Please click on the link below to search for your travel dates:


secretescapes.com/hotel-dorsay-esprit-de-france


Rates are payable in USD and are non-refundable.

We test-tried several dates in May - June 2018 and we saw a 40% discount compared to the well-known travel agencies.

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Mystery hotels at Manchester Airport

Friday, February 23, 2018

These are the mystery hotels revealed at Manchester Airport, so that you know which hotel you are booking with Holiday Extras:


A stylish 4* hotel with free wifi and secured parking
Save 14% on average by booking this hotel as a mystery package - you just won’t know which hotel it is until you book!
Revealed: http://fave.co/2sPtxnU


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Mystery hotels at Heathrow Airport

Below is a list of mystery hotels revealed at Heathrow Airport, so that you know which hotel you are booking with Holiday Extras:


4* hotel with relaxing spa, celebrity chef and hotel parking
Save 27% on average by booking this hotel as a mystery package - you just won’t know which hotel it is until you book!
Revealed: http://fave.co/2F4hgAZ


Along the Bath Road, 4* hotel with themed bars and parking at the hotel
Save 13% on average by booking this hotel as a mystery package - you just won’t know which hotel it is until you book!
Revealed: http://fave.co/2sPO4bU


5* hotel connected to T5, with an indoor pool and hotel parking
Save money by booking this hotel as a mystery package - you just won’t know which hotel it is until you book!
Revealed: http://fave.co/2F3VxJq


Stylish and quiet 4* hotel, with health club and hotel parking
Save on average 22% by booking this hotel as a mystery package - you just won’t know which hotel it is until you book!
Revealed: http://fave.co/2sKl6de











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Mystery hotels at Gatwick Airport

Below is a list of mystery hotels revealed at Gatwick airport, so that you know which hotel you are booking with Holiday Extras:


An AA-accredited 4* with hotel parking and where kids eat free
Save 12% on average by booking this hotel as a mystery package - you just won’t know which hotel it is until you book!
Revealed: http://fave.co/2sNl8kJ


A simple 3* hotel, with parking, free wifi and fresh flowers
Save money by booking this hotel as a mystery package - you just won’t know which hotel it is until you book!
Revealed: http://fave.co/2sLAq9O


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Cheap flights Lyon to Los Angeles during 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Numerous travel dates and duration for these cheap flights from Lyon to Los Angeles in 2018.

We selected only flights with a single short stopover in either Montreal, Munich or Frankfurt. With one checked luggage included, the cheapest prices are 450 € per person.

Please click on the link below to see our selection or search other travel dates:


kiwi.com/fr/rechercher/aeroport-de-lyon


Let us know how these cheap flights from Lyon to Los Angeles worked for you.

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How to save on hotels in the Nordic countries in Europe

Whether you've travelled or are planning to travel to the Nordic countries in Europe (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland), you must have noticed that hotels are rather expensive and getting a good price on quality hotels is difficult.

One of the best solutions to book good hotels at decent prices in the Nordics is staying at Choice Hotels and paying with points.

Choice Hotels the best hotel chain in the Nordic countries Norway Sweden Denmark Finland

Choice Hotels is an international chain of hotels, with a strong presence in the United States, but with properties spread out worldwide, including Europe.

There are about 200 Choice Hotels in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, so plenty of choice (pun intended :)

Some of the Choice Hotels brands you might be familiar with in Europe are: Quality Hotels, Clarion or Clarion Collection and Comfort Hotels.

This is the 4-step booking process to save money on hotels in the Nordic countries in Europe:

1.

Join their Choice Rewards loyalty programme for free:

choicehotels.com/choice-privileges/account/enroll

If you are already a member of the Choice Rewards programme, skip this step and remember to stay in Choice Hotels whenever you have the occasion (especially when your employer is paying for room :), in order to gather loyalty points and enjoy free nigts during your holidays.

2.

Search for Choice Hotels in the destination you are interested in and note down how much money would that cost if you paid cash and how many points you would need if you paid with points.


choicehotels.com


Choice Rewards points are sold in increments of 1 000 points, which cost $11.

So if a night may be paid with 8 000 points, this means that you will actually pay only $ 88 (or about € 70), which you need to compare with the cash rate to see if it's worth it (and most of the time it is).

3.

Buy the number of points you need (you can buy up to 50 000 points in a year).


choicehotels.com/choice-privileges/buy-points


At certain times during the year, there will be promotions which offer up to 30% - 40% bonus points on top of the regular number of points. That would be the most lucrative time when to buy these points. Please follow our Facebook page, as we will keep you updated when these promotions are activated.

4.

Login into your Choice Rewards account and reserve your room using the points just bought.

choicehotels.com


That's it. It requires a bit of time, but you will make significant savings on your hotel in the Nordic countries in Europe.











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Cheap flights from Geneva to Seoul from March to June 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Only 400 CHF for return flights from Geneva, Switzerland to Seoul, South Korea.

There are numerous travel dates available from March to June 2016, for shorter or longer holidays (including Saturday / Sunday to Saturday / Sunday).

Please click on the link below to go to the SkyScanner price calendar to choose your preferred travel dates:


skyscanner.ch/transport/vols/gva/sel


Share this deal with those around you, so that they can enjoy these cheap flights from Geneva to Seoul.


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Direct flights London -> Los Angeles for the 2-week Christmas school break

Direct flights operated by British Airways from London to Los Angeles at only £449 per adult.

Two full weeks of holiday, travel from Saturday 22 December 2018 to Saturday 5 January 2019.




Please click on the link below to access the SkyScanner search engine to see where you can buy the tickets from:



skyscanner.net/transport/flights/lond/laxa



Please leave a comment if you booked this deal - it's good to know we've helped you score cheap flights during school break from London to Los Angeles.

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70% discount at the all-inclusive Iberostar Playa Mita in Mexico

Monday, February 19, 2018

Only $86 per room per night at the Pacific coast resort of Iberostar Playa Mita in Mexico.

Rates are valid for double occupancy in an Ocean View room, for stays until 20 June 2018.

For example, for 5 nights during the period 16 - 21 March, this deal offers a total price of $430, whereas elsewhere you will find it starting from $1800.

Please click on the link below to go to the deal page and search availability for your preferred travel dats:


secretescapes.com/iberostar-playa-mita


Please share these deeply discounted rates at the Iberostar Playa Mita with those who might be interested, as the booking window is only open until the end of February 2018.


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Amsterdam to Miami direct flights for the autumn school break 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheap direct flights at € 430 with KLM from Amsterdam to Miami for the autumn school break (end October beginning of November).


Full week holiday, Sunday to Sunday travel.

Please click on the link below to go to the SkyScanner search results and find the cheapest provider for these tickets:


skyscanner.net/transport/flights/ams/miaa


Probably not many seats available, since there is only one travel option available, so do share with those you think might be interested, so that they can take advantage of these cheap direct flights from Amsterdam to Miami, Florida.

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Edinburgh to Miami for £360 in the second half of August 2018

Good prices still during the school holiday period, from Edinburgh to Miami.

Return flights with British Airways, with a quick stop-over in London Heathrow.

We found the following travel dates available:

  • 17.08 - 31.08
  • 18.08 - 01.09
  • 20.08 - 03.09
  • 23.08 - 02.09

Please click on the link below to see the price calendar on SkyScanner:


skyscanner.net/transport/flights/edi/miaa


Share this deal with those you think might be interested by these cheap flights from Edinburgh to Miami, Florida.

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Where to buy discounted Disneyland California tickets from?

We are all trying to find cheap tickets for the Disneyland California theme parks (Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure). Below we will list the best options for discounted park tickets at the Disneyland theme parks in California.

There aren't that many websites that sell Disneyland Resort tickets (probably a dozen or so).

As a general and tested rule: you can always find cheaper than the official website.

Below are listed the sources of discounted tickets for the Disneyland California parks (savings calculated as an example for a 3-day park hopper ticket).

Click on the links in blue to see current pricing on the respective websites (the links will take you directly to the ticket pages):


  • Klook.com, a Hong-Kong based seller of travel activities worldwide: you save about $45 per person
  • if you are willing to pay in Australian Dollars, for tickets purchased until 31 March 2018 and used before 31 December 2018, you save $100 on a 4-day park hopper ticket from Expedia.com.au


Discounted park tickets for Disneyland Resort California Anaheim


If you are planning a holiday of 5-6 days and you want to enjoy other theme parks as well, then you could think about the CityPass South California. It includes the following attractions:
  • Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure : 3-day park hopper ticket
  • SeaWorld San Diego : 1-day entrance, including all rides and shows
  • LEGOLAND California : 1-day entrance, including all rides, shows and attractions (SEA LIFE Aquarium, LEGOLAND Water Park and pay-to-play games not included) 

This pass is only $20 more expensive than the official price of the 3-day park hopper at Disneyland, but you get 2 more theme parks included. Depending on which are your plans, this option could be a good fit.

Nobody sells the CityPass cheaper than Expedia and you can find below direct links, depending in which currency you want to pay:

Please share this information so that others can benefit from discounted tickets at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

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Saturday night deal at Village Hotels: dinner and breakfast starting from £75 per room

Thursday, February 15, 2018

One of the very rare Saturday night promotions that we've seen during the last years.

Village Hotels is a chain of 29 modern hotel spread throughout the UK.

For Saturday night stays this promotion offers free breakfast and a 2-course dinner from a set menu.

Lowest price at £75 per room per night is available in Aberdeen.

Please click on the link below to go to the promotion page and choose your Saturday night out:


village-hotels.co.uk/offers/


Rates are non-refundable, but stay date can be changed for free one time. Promotion valid for stays until 30 November 2018. 

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Balcony rooms on sale for the Caribbean cruises with MSC in 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Prices start from as little as $539 per person for one week cruises in the Caribbean with MSC Cruises.

The lowest prices in 2018 can be found for departures on the following dates:

  • April 7 
  • August 18, 25
  • September 1, 15, 29
  • October 27

Please click on the link to go to the promotion page and choose your cruise holiday:


www.msccruisesusa.com/en-us/Cruise-Deals/


A choice of Eastern Caribbean (including St. Maarten, Bahamas and Puerto Rico) and Western Caribbean (Jamaica, Mexico and the Cayman Islands) itineraries can be made, with departures from Miami, Florida.

Enjoy these discounted fares for balcony state rooms with MSC Cruises.

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2 week holiday to Orlando from London / Manchester for around £400 per person

Great deal from TUI, for departures during the Easter week this year.

Direct flights with the Dreamliner for 2 adults and 2 kids, accommodation for 2 weeks at the Rosen Inn hotels, plus car hire, comes at a little over £400 when you also use the discount code LH200 at check-out.

Please click on the link below to go to the deal page:


www.tui.co.uk/destinations/packages


Share with those which you think might be interested in these deeply discounted Orlando travel packages.

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30% discount for Radisson Blu hotels worldwide

Monday, February 12, 2018

There's a new promotion from Club Carlson, the loyalty programme of Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Quorvus Collection hotels worldwide.

Called "Dream Deals", this promotion offers members of Club Carlson rewards programme a 30% discount off best available rates plus 2 500 bonus points per stay.

If you are not yet a member of Club Carlson loyalty programme, you can join for free using this link:


radissonblu.com/en/clubcarlson


Bookings for the Dream Deals promotion are open until 25 February 2018, for stays from 28 February 2018 to 30 June 2018.

Please click on the link below to book accommodation under this promotion for your next travels:


dreamdeals.radissonblu.com


The discounted Radisson Blu rates under this promotion are non-refundable.


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40% discount for the Hop-On Hop-Off canal boat in Amsterdam in 2018

While in other cities you would be interested in the Hop-On Hop-Off bus, here it's the canal boat you're looking for.

Groupon Belgium comes to help, with a 40% discount on the 1-day or 2-day unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off canal boat in Amsterdam.

Click on the link below to open the deal page:


groupon.be/deals/city-sightseeing-amsterdam



The Groupon page is in French, but you can translate the necessary with Google Translate.

Valid for rides from 1 March 2018 to 31 December 2018. You simply print the Groupon voucher and present it at the boat stop.

Enjoy this discounted price for the Hop-On Hop-Off canal boat in Amsterdam!

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40% discount at the Travelodge Macquarie North Ryde Sydney

Friday, February 9, 2018

Discounted rates offered by Groupon Australia for this Travelodge located just 10 miles north-west of Sydney.

All rates include breafast and are available for travel until 30 September 2018.

Please pay attention to these conditions:

  • black-out dates: 13-24 Mar, 23, 24 Jun, 7, 24-31 Jul, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14 Aug, 29, 30 Sep 2018 
  • surcharge of $75 for Tuesday and Wednesday nights, payable to the property directly
You have the choice of buying 1, 2 or 3 night stays for 2 or 3 people per room.

Please click on the link below to go to the deal page:


groupon.com.au/deals/ga-travelodge-macquarie


How it works:

  • select the voucher corresponding to the desired number of nights and the number of guests of room and make the purchase. 
  • after purchase you can book directly online via the link provided in the electronic voucher.

Enjoy these discounted room rates at the Travelodge Macquarie North Ryde just north-west of Sydney.









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Groupon Mystery Hotels in Australia

We've seen quite a number of good hotel deals recently on Groupon Australia and featured some of them here on the blog in the past.

A special category of these Groupon hotel deals are the Mystery Hotels, where the name of the hotel is revealed only after booking.

We managed however to reveal these mystery hotels, as listed below (please click on the links with the hotel name to see more details on the Groupon page):


Perth, CBD: 1-Night 4* Getaway for Two People with Breakfast, Late Check-Out and Bottle of Wine at Mystery Hotel
Guests arrive at the mystery hotel, boasting a convenient location in the heart of the CBD. Whether the trip is business or leisure related, close public transport options and immediate freeway access in and out of the city makes travelling a breeze. During downtime, work up a sweat at the fitness centre. The cosy superior room also features tea- and coffee-making facilities, and large work desks.
Revealed: Four Points by Sheraton Perth


North Ryde: 1, 2 or 3 Nights for Two Adults and Two Children with Wine on Arrival and Late Check-Out at 4* Mystery Hotel
Groupies are whisked away to a mystery hotel in North Ryde, where they have their pick of local attractions to visit, including the Sydney Olympic Park, Macquarie Shopping Centre, and DFO Homebush. Just a 20-minute drive from Sydney’s CBD, the hotel is a great base from which to explore Sydney’s Northwest. The hotel also offers a shuttle service within the Macquarie Business Park to make the visit easier for business travellers.
Revealed: Courtyard by Marriott Sydney-North Ryde


Perth, CBD: Stay with Breakfast, Parking, Wine, Late Check-Out at 5* Mystery Hotel
Overlooking the scenic banks of the Swan River, this mystery hotel invites guests to enjoy five star accommodation as well as a number of on-site facilities. These include an outdoor swimming pool, and fitness and recreation centre boasting a fully equipped gym and steam rooms. A wide choice of Australian specialities may be enjoyed at on-site restaurants, offering buffet and a la carte dining options as well as breakfasts, coffee and sweet treats.
Revealed: Pan Pacific Perth


Brisbane, CBD: One, Two, or Three Nights in Queensland for Two with Wi-Fi, Parking, and Late Check-Out at Mystery Hotel
Groupies embark on a mystery getaway, staying in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. Modern luxuries like an on-site fitness centre, high-speed Internet access, and a 24-hour concierge service assist travellers in making the most of their stay. Those wanting to explore the city will be close to major attractions such as the Botanical Gardens, Brisbane River, and Queen Street Mall. Alternatively, take it easy at the hotel and enjoy a leisurely meal at one of two all-day dining options.
Revealed: Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane


If you are interested in another Groupon Mystery Hotels not revealed hereabove, please send us an email and we will be happy to help.



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33% discount code at Starwood hotel in Europe, Africa and Middle East in 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Starwood is an international chain of hotels with brands such as Sheraton, Westin, Aloft, Four Points, Design Hotels, St. Regis, etc.

For stays until the end of 2018 you can benefit from a MasterCard / Starwood partnership, by which you get the equivalent of 33% discount, for the following stays:

  • stay 3 nights, pay only 2
  • stay 6 nights, pay only 4

The discount is calculated by comparison to the best available flexible rate. These discounted rates are non-refundable. A MasterCard must be used for the reservation.

Please right-click to open the link below in a new window / tab to go to the reservations page and follow the steps to apply the promotion:


StarwoodHotels.com


Search for your travel dates and destination and then click on the "LOWEST RATE" shown for your preferred hotel.

On top the window that opens, next to the name of the hotel, you will see the option "CHANGE RATES". Click on that and then click on the last option "Promotion Code/SET#" and type the code M3D, then de-select the option "SPG Free Nights" and click "UPDATE" (see print-screen below):


How to apply Starwood Hotels promotion code


You will now see the rates updated and the first one that appears is called "MasterCard 3 for 2"

Let us know how this Starwood discount code worked for you.


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30 € discount code from Kiwi.com for flights during 2018

A rare Kiwi. com promo code valid for flights throughout 2018.

The discount code is valid for bookings made until 28 February 2018 with a minimum value of 300 € (so perfect for a long-haul flight or a group of friends over a week-end city break).

Please click on the logo below to start your reservation and then follow the advice below on how to apply the Kiwi. com discount code:


Kiwi.com - Book Cheap Flights!


Once you've selected your preferred flight, in the check-out page, just above the credit card information, look for the section "Redeem Promo Code". Click on that and in the text box that opens type in the code SUMMER and push the button "Apply". You will immediately see the total price discounted by 30 €.

Holidays should be happier with this Kiwi. com promo code :)

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50 € / $ discount code for apartment rentals through 9flats.com

9flats.com is one of the online platforms which provides an alternative to hotels, in a similar manner to its better know competitors AirBnB or VRBO.

They currently offer a 50 € / $ voucher code for bookings of minimum 300 € / $ until 28 February 2018 (stays throughout the year).

Please click on the banner below to start your search and then follow step-by-step instructions to apply the discount code:


9flats.com apartment and villas


Once you've performed the search and chosen the desired property, in the check-out page just below your contact details you will find the text box "Voucher code". Copy / paste there the code FREE50FEB and push the button apply. You will immediately see the total price discounted.

You can now enjoy even cheaper private accommodation with this 9flats voucher code.

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120 € worth of bonus points from Accor Hotels for stays until 2 September 2018

Accor Hotels is one of the largest worldwide chain of hotels, with brands such as Sofitel, MGallery, Pullman, The Sebel, Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, ibis Styles and Adagio Access.

The current promotion of the Accor Hotel loyalty programme offers 6 000 bonus points for three stays of two nights or more each, split as follows:

  • 500 bonus points for the first stay
  • 2 500 bonus points for the second stay
  • 3 000 bonus points for the third stay

Considering that the points accumulated part of the Accord Hotels rewards programme convert into euro at the rate of 2 000 points = 40 €, this means you can earn up to  € 120 credit which you can use against your future reservations for free or discounted nights.

How does it work:

  • reservations must be made until 6 March 2018
  • the 3 stays each of minium two nights must take place between 20 February and 2 September 2018

In order to take advantage of this deal, you have to be a member of the Accor Hotel loyalty programme and to register for the offer using the link below:


accorhotels.com/promotion/boost-lcah/2018/february/


If you are not yet a member, you can register for free also using the link above.


All in all, this is a deal which will not suit many people, because of the requirement to book quite some time in advance. However, if you have many stays coming up in the next couple of months (such as the Easter break, for example), this could be a good opportunity to rack up quite a good amount of points.





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Only £60 for London flights for Fri - Mon full week-ends in Amsterdam in 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Cheap flights for full week-ends in Amsterdam, with departure Friday evening and return Monday morning.

Flights with Vueling or EasyJet depart from Stansted / Luton just before 8 PM on Fridays and return just after 7 AM on Mondays.


Please click on the SkyScanner link below to see the updated price calendar:


www.skyscanner.net/transport/flights/lond/ams


Below is a list of week-ends we found for return flight prices at around £60 per person:

  • 13 - 16 April

  • 20 - 23 April

  • 6 - 9 July 

  • 13 - 16 July 

  • 14 - 17 September

A word of advice: Friday morning bring a set of fresh clothes at the office so that Monday morning you do not have to loose time going home to change :)

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10% discount for the New York Explorer Pass for purchases in 2018

Winter deal for the New York Explorer Pass, with no minimum purchase requirement.

Please click on the link below  to have the discount applied (no coupon for manual input needed, you will see the discount automatically applied at check-out):


www.smartdestinations.com/new-york-attractions-and-tours


Once purchased, you have one year to use the Explorer Pass, so this discount code comes handy for travel any time throughout 2018.

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Direct flights from Brussels to New York for less than 300 € during 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Many dates available for direct flights from Lufthansa / United, one piece of checked baggage included.

Also during the summer school holidays, in the second half of August you can find direct flights for as low as 280 €:

Cheap direct flights Brussels to New York


For those who prefer the winter holidays, cheap flights are also available around Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Please click on the link below to see the SkyScanner calendar of prices for this itinerary:


skyscanner.net/transport/flights/brus/nyca


We can also provide suggestions for discounted stays at hotels in New York or elsewhere on the East Coast.

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Up to 35% discount at Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska

When booking direct on the hotel's page you can save up to 35% of the standard rate with a discount code for Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska.

Hotel Captain Cook, a 4-star central hotel with very good reviews reflected in an 8.7 overall score on booking.com, is part of the Preferred Hotels chain, a collection of quality hotels and resorts worldwide.

When booking directly on their official website (please click on the link below), you can use the discount code MKTFLASH to get a saving of up to 35% compared to the best available rate:


Up to 35% discount at Hotel Captain Cook


Start by filling in the search form on top of the window that opens and push the button "Search".

In the window that opens afterwards, hit the pink button "Apply Changes" and then in the field "Corporate/Promotion Code" that appears paste the code MKTFLASH and then push the light brown button "Apply Changes" to see the updated results (see print-screen below with guiding arrows):

How to apply Preferred Hotels corporate promotion code


You will now see the discounted rate called "Last Minute Escapes", which is fully flexible and is up to 35% cheaper than booking through other websites.

These rates are usually available when you book a couple of weeks before check-in, because the hotel will make them available to occupy any rooms left.

You have to be a member of the loyalty program of Preferred Hotels in order to benefit from this rate. If you are not yet a member, you will be enrolled when you make the reservation (see print-screen below where the option to join their loyalty programme is ticked just above the button "Confirm reservation".



This was our tip for discounted rooms at Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska.


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Bonus free night at Wyndham Hotel Group with just two stays until 30 June 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

Wyndham Hotel Group has a very diversified portfolio of hotel chains, including brands such as Ramada, Howard Johnson, Days Inn, Wingate or Wyndham.

For two separate stays until 30 June 2018 you will receive 15 000 bonus loyalty points, enough for a free night in a standard room.

You need to be a member of Wyndham's loyalty programme to benefit from this offer. If you are not yet a member, please join here.

After joining Wyndham Rewards, please click on link below to register for this promotion:


www.wyndhamhotels.com/hotel-deals/free-hotel-night


Now you are ready to earn 15 000 bonus points with just two separate nights stayed until 30 Jnune 2018. Bookings must be made through official Wyndham websites (thus reservations through third parties like booking.com, hotels.com, do not qualify for this promotion). 

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Cheap flights Luxembourg to New York starting from 308 €

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Another deal for a summer holiday to New York and the East Coast with prices starting from 308 €, checked baggage included.

This is an itinerary with one stop-over in London with flights operated by British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.

Travel dates available throughout the year, many of them also during the summer school holidays.

Simply go to the Skyscanner price calendar below to see what's the best option for you:


skyscanner.net/transport/flights/lux/nyca


Other US destinations are also available, for an increased price.

Send us an email if you need suggestions for accommodation in New York to go along with these cheap flights from Luxembourg to New York.

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Orbitz discount codes for discounts for hotel reservations and holiday packages in 2018

Orbitz (part of Expedia group) offers regularly hotel discount codes or promo codes for flight + hotel package bookings.

The current Orbitz discount codes are:

  • 15% discount for hotel bookings with promo code THAWOUT -> book by 20 March, travel by 30 September 2018  

  • $ 75 discount for flight + hotel packages with promo code VACATION75 -> book by 31 March, travel by 30 June 2018 (valid for holidays of minimum 3 nights and $ 750 minimum spend)

Please click on the Orbitz page link below to go to the page where the coupon codes are shown and step-by-step instructions are given on how to apply these Orbitz discount codes:


https://www.orbitz.com/g/lc/traveldeals


These Orbitz coupon codes must be applied at check-out, just before the credit card information in the section "Enter a coupon or promotion code" where you copy/paste or type the code and push the button "Apply Coupon".

Orbitz discount codes are not applicable to bookings which include international hotel chains (e.g. Hilton.com, Marriott.com, etc).

Visit this page regularly, as we will keep it updated throughout the year with the Orbitz promo codes valid in 2018. 

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CheapTickets promo codes for discounts for hotel reservations and travel packages in 2018

CheapTickets (part of Expedia group) offers quite often hotel discount codes or coupon codes for flight + hotel package bookings.

Please click on link below to go to the coupon page where the latest codes are shown and step-by-step instructions are given on how to apply the CheapTickets coupon codes:


https://www.cheaptickets.com/g/lc/traveldeals


These CheapTickets coupon codes must be applied at check-out, just before the credit card information in the section "Enter a coupon or promotion code" where you copy/paste or type the code and push the button "Apply Coupon".

CheapTickets discount codes are not applicable to bookings which include international hotel chains (e.g. Hilton.com, Marriott.com, etc).

We will keep this page updated so that you can take advantage of these CheapTickets promo codes valid in 2018. 

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Caribbean destinations where you can find Marriott all-inclusive resorts

Marriott is well-known for its range of quality and luxury accommodation in towns and busy locations, but few of us know that there are some very nice all-inclusive Marriott properties in the Caribbeans.

Below you can see where you can find Marriott all-inclusive resorts in some of the best locations for beach holidays in the Caribbeans:


Mexico


Costa Rica


Caribbean islands


Now that you know where are the Marriott all-inclusive resorts, make sure you check them out for your next sunny holiday.







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£25 pp for short breaks at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort in 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

Cheap deal at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort for a family of 4:

  • 1 night accommodation, breakfast included (good quality hotels such as the Holiday Inn Reading South)

  • 1 ticket per person at the LEGOLAND

Many Saturdays available from March to October 2018. We looked at the 5th of May and it was £99 for the whole family with rooms at the Holiday Inn.

Please click on the link below to look for your preferred travel dates:


£25 pp for short breaks at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort in 2018


Let us know if you took advantage of this discounted short break package at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort.








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15% discount code for ZEN Rooms accommodation in Southeast Asia

A deal for the traveller on a tight budget, valid at all ZEN Rooms properties across 7 countries in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Hong-Kong).

Please click on the link below to start your search:


15% discount code for ZEN Rooms accommodation in Southeast Asia


Perform the search as usual and, once you've selected the hotel and the room, you'll be taken to a window to input your contact details (see print-screen below):

ZEN Rooms voucher code


In that window, after you've inserted your contact details, look for a small text box "Voucher Code". Type in there the code ZENHI15 and then push the button "Apply Voucher". You will see the price reduced by 15%.

Enjoy your exotic holiday with this voucher code at ZEN Rooms in Southeast Asia!

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Which is the best New York pass for me?

Thursday, February 1, 2018

There is no standard answer to the question which New York pass should I choose from the 5 passes available, because the decision on which New York pass to buy is based on two criteria:

  • how many days are you spending in New York ?

  • how many attactions (and which) do you want to visit?

In case you do not have time to read the comparison that follows below, or you just had enough trying to make sense of all these passes, I will start with the recommendations for several scenarios, to help with your decision (use the blue links below to go directly to the official pages):

  • 3 - 4 day trip with 5 attractions: the FreeStyle Pass. The price is more or less the same as the Explorer Pass and the FLEX pass, but it includes 3 days unlimited bus tour and you can choose OWO.


  • 5 - 6 day trip with 10 attractions: the FLEX pass. It's about $50 cheaper than the Explorer Pass and you can also choose OWO as one of the attractions and the GoAirlink transfer from the hotel to the airport at departure.


  • 7 - 10 day trip: the unlimited Sightseeing pass. At an average cost of $32 per day you will very easily get much more value from enjoying all those New York attractions each day.


For those who had the patience and want more info, below it's a New York pass comparison between all the 5 New York passes available on the market:


Pass name / logo Main features and how does it stand out from the others?

New York City pass comparison The SightseeingPass comes in two options: FLEX and unlimited.

The FLEX pass option involves choosing a set number of attractions: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10. You have 7 days to take advantage of the attractions from the moment you used the pass for the first time. You have one year from purchase to start using the pass.

An adult FLEX pass costs around $120 for 5 attractions.
Current pricing is available here.


The unlimited option is very similar to the New York Pass described next, only that it's slightly cheaper.

Moreover, if you are planning to choose an unlimited pass, the SightseeingPass is better than the New York Pass, because:

- the Hop On Hop Off bus tickets are valid for the entire duration of the pass and not just for 24 hours as for the FLEX pass or the New York Pass below
- it includes $15 and $25 vouchers for discounts at several restaurants
- includes the transfer from the hotel to the airport with GoAirlink, so there's another $20 value
- includes the Eat & Play Card which gives discounts to many restaurants
- the only unlimited pass with One World Observatory (OWO) and National Geographic Encounter’s Ocean Odyssey.

Current pricing is available here.

Full list of attractions is available here.
Best New York Pass Unlimited number of attractions valid for a set number of days which you choose when purchasing the pass (1, 2, 3, 5, 7 or 10 consecutive days).

To test if it's worth spending more money on this unlimited attraction pass, you can make a simple calculation: divide the price of the pass by the number of days you plan to use for. Now compare this average daily amount with the sum of the prices "at the door" for the attractions you plan to do to see if you save money.

This pass is suitable for those that spend at least 7, but preferably 10 days in New York. For shorter stays it could be suitable only for people with a lot of energy to do so many attractions and a lot of accurate planning to "recover the investment".

A 5-day pass for an adult is $280, on average.

Current pricing is available here.

Full list of attractions is available here.
Significantly bigger number of attractions than the FreeStyle Pass, its closest competitor. Additions with the Explorer Pass are: The Ride, Woodbury Bus Round Trip, Food on Foot Tours, Luna Park at Coney Island, Daytime Statue Sails, Sopranos Sites Bus Tour, Legoland Discovery Center, etc.

Choose a set number of attractions: 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10. You have 30 days to take advantage of the attractions.

You will get a full refund within one year after purchase if plans change and you do not use the passes.

Adult passes for 5 attractions cost around $120.

Current official pricing is available here. Quite often you find it cheaper when bought from Isango.

Full list of attractions is available here.
Free 3-day all around unlimited Hop-on Hop-Off Bus + Night Tour.
Free CitySightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Ferry Ticket.

Among attractions available are One World Observatory (OWO) and National Geographic Encounter’s Ocean Odyssey.

You have one year from purchase to use the pass. At purchase you will input an estimated date of arrival in New York - this is only indicative and the pass can be used one year from the online purchase.

Once you picked-up the pass in New York, you have 3 consecutive days for the bus tours and 14 days to take advantage of the number of attractions selected (3, 5 or 7 attractions).

Prices vary depending on whether there is a promotion or not. On average, an adult pays about $120 for the 3 attractions ticket (which is similar to competing passes with 5 attractions because of the free bus and ferry tickets).

Current pricing is available here.

Full list of attractions here.
New York City PASS comparison No value for money whatsoever.

Includes only 6 attractions and most of them are museums. Valid for 9 days. No Hop On Hop Off bus, no guided tours.

And the price is still about $120 per adult.


We really hope that this post was useful in helping you decide which is the best New York pass for your holidays in the "Big Apple". Please share this article with those you think might be interested.



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Top 10 hotels in Manhattan without resort fees and offering free breakfast near Times Square in New York

If you were wondering which are the hotels that do not charge the so-called facility fees in Manhattan around Times Square, we have compiled the top 10 list below.

Considering also that these hotels offer free breakfast, you get very good value for money, with an average of 70 $ saved each night, which is the cost of breakfast for two people and the nightly resort fee. If you are with a party of more people, the savings increase even more due to the free breakfast.


We listed these hotels in descending order of reviews, starting with those that have the best review scores from previous guests.

The links below take you to the hotels' official booking channels (be it Hilton, Marriott, etc) and when you join their loyalty program you will earn reward points which count towards free nights anywhere in the world with that hotel chain.




 coffee-maker in room
✓ all-day free cookies and hot drinks in the lobby








Homewood Suites by Hilton New York / Midtown Manhattan Times Square - South

✓ kitchenette
✓ some rooms have a balcony (good for smokers)
✓ some rooms have a city view
✓ all-day free hot drinks in the lobby






SpringHill Suites New York Midtown Manhattan / Fifth Avenue

 coffee-maker and microwave in room
✓ some rooms have a city view










Residence Inn New York Manhattan / Central Park

✓ kitchenette (without stovetop)
✓ some rooms have a city view












Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Times Square South

 coffee-maker in room
✓ some rooms have a city view










Hampton Inn Manhattan / Times Square South

 coffee-maker in room
✓ some rooms have a city view
✓ all-day free hot drinks in the lobby









Residence Inn by Marriott New York Manhattan / Times Square

✓ kitchenette (without stovetop)
✓ some rooms have a city view










Staybridge Suites Times Square - New York City

✓ kitchenette
✓ some rooms have a city view














Holiday Inn Express New York City Times Square

 coffee-maker in room
✓ some rooms have a city view











Let us know if you stayed at any of these hotels or other hotels in Manhattan which offer free breakfast and have zero resort fees.


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