breaking news

Southwest Austin neighborhood urged to stay inside until 10 a.m., police say

Deals include a St. Lucia resort, flights to South Africa and packages in Ireland


- Marigot Bay Resort and Marina by Capella Hotel Group, a luxury resort on St. Lucia, has a package with savings of 35 percent. The Taxes at Bay deal starts at $3,800 per couple and includes four nights' accommodations; an all-inclusive meal plan with beverages; a choice between a meal at Masala Bay, an Indo-Chinese restaurant, and Julietta's, which features local dishes; a couples' massage at the spa; sunset cruise; rain forest zip-line excursion; Marigot Bay climb; and taxes. Book and travel by Dec. 18. Info: 877-384-8037,  

- Hangaroa Eco Village and Spa, on Easter Island, is offering discounts equal to your age - ID required. B&B rates start at $320 per night for two guests. For instance, a four-night stay for a couple age 65 costs $280, instead of $800. Reserve at Valid April-September. Info:  

- Book at least 60 days in advance and save 40 percent or more at Galeria Plaza Reform, a four-star hotel in Mexico City's trendy Zona Rosa neighborhood. The deal applies to most room categories. Prices range from $89 for a queen room (original $149) to $230 for a master suite (was $382). Add about 19 percent tax. Book by April 30; travel through September. Info:  


- Star Clippers has buy-one-get-one-free fares on a trio of cruises. The twofer is available on the Thailand, Singapore & Malaysia trip departing April 29 from Phuket, Thailand; the Delightful Dervishes cruise departing Piraeus, Greece, on June 3; and the Bali Westward cruise that sails round-trip from Bali on Sept. 2. Prices vary. For example, the seven-night Greece-to-Turkey cruise starts at $819 per person double, plus $270 port charges - a savings of more than $1,600 per couple. Book by April 7. Info: 800-442-0551,  


- With CIE International Tours, book one of 18 escorted-tour itineraries in Ireland and receive $499 round-trip air from Washington Dulles. The tour must be at least seven days long. Prices vary. For example, summer departures of the Taste of Ireland tour are $1,620 per person double, plus $499 airfare to Dublin. Price includes six nights' lodging in Dublin, Killarney and Bunratty; 10 meals; motorcoach transport; tours; airport transfers; and taxes. Priced separately, air costs about $800. Book by Friday; travel April 1 to Oct. 31. Request promo code STPATRICKS. Info: 800-559-0388,  

- Go Ahead Tours is offering savings of up to $600 per person on select 2017 European tours, plus $300 in air credits. For example, the Germany, Switzerland & Austria trip departing May 9 starts at $2,859 per person double - a savings of $900. The escorted trip includes air from Washington Dulles to Frankfurt, with return from Vienna; 12 nights' lodging in six cities; daily breakfast and six dinners; motorcoach transport; sightseeing tours; airport transfers; and taxes. Book by March 31 and request promo codes 2017SUMMER or 2017AIR. Info: 800-590-1170,  

- - -  

Prices were verified at press time Thursday, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Some restrictions may apply.

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Travel

Looking for Hawaiian rainbows? Tour the Big Island’s waterfalls
Looking for Hawaiian rainbows? Tour the Big Island’s waterfalls

HILO, Hawaii — The first time you fly into the Kona Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island, you’ll be struck by two things: the nearly relentless sunshine (moderated by volcanic smoke that locals call “vog”) and the vast, barren fields of black lava rock stretching northward, more testimony to this island’s active volcanoes...
Would you prefer a tent or an old town hall?

Will travelers want to stay in a castle in Kentucky, a former jail in New Orleans or a lighthouse in Massachusetts?, an accommodation booking site with a database of more than 1.5 million properties, is betting the answer is “yes.”   The three are part of the site’s Book It List, which is a collection of...
Sacramento plays its role well in ‘Lady Bird’ film
Sacramento plays its role well in ‘Lady Bird’ film

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — “You clearly love Sacramento,” says the Catholic nun and high school principal as she looks over the college essay written by one of her students. The teenager, who clearly thinks the city is uncool, shrugs and says she just pays attention to her surroundings. “Well, it comes across as love,” says...
Walking in Memphis, visitors retrace Martin Luther King Jr.’s footsteps
Walking in Memphis, visitors retrace Martin Luther King Jr.’s footsteps

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shortly after noon, as Sunday services at Memphis’ abundant churches conclude, another gathering of the faithful is getting underway at a restaurant popular for its soul food. “Hi, welcome to The Four Way,” owner Patrice Thompson greets every customer, often in quick succession. Many dressed in their Sunday...
Travel deals: Aer Lingus sale to Ireland and discounted Hawaii vacations

This week's best travel bargains around the globe.  The new Amira Resort & Spa, in St. George, Utah, is offering half-off a third night and a free fourth night. The Stay & Play package starts at $423 per couple, including taxes, for three nights in a king room with a private patio and fireplace; the typical rate is from $507. A four-night stay...
More Stories