As seen on The Around Town Show on Dec 7, 2008.
Christmas is a busy time of year. With all your shopping done, perhaps you’re looking for a last-minute getaway? Not only is this a busy time, but many people are hitting the roads and taking to the skies. The holidays can be a time to leave town and visit family, but a few people will choose to get AWAY from family! What should you expect when traveling during the holidays? Be prepared for delays, long lines and break out the patience. There is a higher level of stress while traveling this time of year, so if you plan ahead, you can better prepare yourself and your family for anything that might come your way.
This is also a great time of year to get a travel deal. If you are flexible when booking and wisely research for the best prices, then you can stretch your travel dollars further. Give your family the gift of travel this holiday season. Below you’ll see many of the places that have contact us to let you know they have deals waiting just for you.
Sunny and Warm
Jamaica is offering some fantastic golf and winter luxury deals at visitjamaica.com. Turtle Beach Resort in Barbados is advertising family package deals with the parents and kids in mind. If you’ve always wanted to visit Hawaii, then take advantage of all the deals they’re offering at GoHawaii.com/deals. Orlando area hotels are offering fantastic deals for visitors. Rosen Hotels and Resorts Group is offering an Orlan-dough Mega Pack that starts at $39.99 per night and includes coupons with a combined value of more than $3,000. The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is offering specials, such as $89 per night Dec 24-28 at DaytonaHilton.com.
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is offering a Ski for Free package for visitors at Fairmont.com. The Smoky Mountains National Park area is always a favorite, with cabin and hotel deals that include snuggling by the fireplace. SkiUtah.com is your one stop site for tips and ski tips, including how to ski for free in Utah.
Closer to Home
Myrtle Beach has numerous lodging deals, and if you are looking for a way to get around, Thrifty Car Rental is offering Traveling Mamas readers a “rent 2 get 1 free” deal. Call 866.674.8703 to book using code: WINTER GETAWAY. Houston is a great last minute getaway, and its CityPass is a value at $34 per adult, which includes admission to many area attractions. The Ritz-Carlton Dallas rated #1 in hotel dining in a recent Zagat survey. In celebration, the hotel is offering package stays that include lodging, meals, and spa treatments. Nashville, also known as Music City, lights up visitor’s hearts with the Gaylord Opryland’s light attraction and ICE! New Orleans hotels are celebrating with Papa Noel packages at the W Hotels and Loews.
IMPORTANT TRAVEL NOTICE: All travelers flying between the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean will now be required to carry passports as mandated by the United States Department of Homeland Security. For questions regarding the new U.S. passport requirements, please go to http://travel.state.gov.
If you know of a great holiday deal that we missed, feel free to leave a comment telling our readers. Be sure to list the destination at the top of your comment.