Travelzoo: Travelsmart with Gabe Saglie for Sunday, November 30

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Travelzoo reporter Gabe Saglie joined us with this week’s hottest travel deals.

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Cyber Monday: 3 Tips to Jump on Travel Industry’s Sales

  • Stay connected: log on and connect with your favorite travel companies to get dibs on their promos; Travelzoo launches an exclusive listing of travel deals early on Cyber Monday
  • Watch the fine print: savings will abound but there will be restrictions (travel dates, pre-payment, etc.)
  • Stay flexible: the more open you are the specific travel window requirement, the bigger the deal

 

 

Cyber Monday Deal Examples:

Temecula Creek Inn, Temecula

  • Sprawling wine country property known for its oversize Southwestern-style rooms with private patios
  • Set amidst rolling hills, resort is home to a beautiful 27-hole championship golf course and large outdoor pool and hot tub
  • Property gets high marks for its snazzy cocktail lounge and locally-driven “Cork l Fire Kitchen”
    • $99 per night (reg. $209) with breakfast for 2 and welcome bottle of wine
      • Travel thru Feb.
      • Cyber Monday exclusive: $69 per night (room only) for stays in Feb.

 

 

The Waldorf Astoria, NYC

  • Famous, deluxe hotel located right on Park Avenue in the heart of New York City
  • Hotel is well-known for its onsite cocktail scene, as well as the French-inspired and very posh Guerlain Spa
  • Guests are in a prime NYC location, walking distance from designer shopping on 5th Avenue, the Theater District and Rockefeller Center
    • $229 per night (reg. $399)
      • Travel thru March

 

 

 

 

 

Weathering Weather: 3 Tips to Survive Travel During Bad Weather

  • Airline Exceptions: be on the lookout for exemption policies issued by airlines, which waive things like change fees and fare differences for opting out of bad weather travel
  • Insurance: consider this to help offset inevitable costs – hotel stays, meals, etc. – wrought by delays and cancellations; travel insurance will add 7-10% to your vacation costs
  • Pick wisely: travel to spots that are drivable or that tend to enjoy worry-free winter weather

 

L’Auberge de Sedona, Sedona, AZ

  • Famed luxury AAA 4-Diamond resort in Red Rock country located less than a mile from downtown Santa Fe
  • Resort's spa and AAA 4-Diamond restaurant have both been named to Conde Nast Traveler award lists
  • Resort has a saltwater pool and FREE morning coffee/baked goods, yoga classes & stargazing sessions
    • $159 per night ($200 off) with $35 resort credit
      • Travel through March; $479 gets 3 nights in a Spa Cottage (with wood burning fireplace, outdoor cedar showers and open ceilings for evening stargazing)

 

Breezes Bahamas, Nassau

  • Located directly on the powder-white Cable Beach, resort has 4 restaurants, 4 bars and 3 fresh-water pools
  • Property is close to downtown Nassau, which sees an average of 300 days of sunshine a year
  • All-inclusive: all meals, cocktails/drinks, activities and tipping included
    • $99 per person per night (50% off)
      • Travel thru Dec. 19; rate is $149 for Dec. 20-31 (inc. Christmas and NYE) and $109-$119 for Jan.-May

 

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