Stay at the new five-star Nam Hai resort in Hoi An, Vietnam, starting at $550 per night as part of its Summer at the Nam Hai opening special. The all-villa resort has 60 one-bedroom villas and 40 pool villas that range from one to five bedrooms. All rooms offer views of the South China Sea and Charm Islands. Guests booking five or more nights are eligible for a pool villa upgrade, and guests booking six or more nights receive one night free. Additional complimentary amenities include round-trip airport limousine transfers, a personal butler, daily breakfast, complimentary laundry service and limousine service to area attractions. The package is good for travel through Aug. 31. For reservations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; for more information, see www.thenamhai.com.
Boundless Journeys has released its 2007 fall and winter trip schedule, with trips all over the world. Some of the Latin American trips include (all prices are approximate and per person): Chile, $3,895; Ecuador, $4,195; and Costa Rica, $2,595. African and Asian trips include: Tanzania, $4,795; Bhutan, $3,795; and Palau, $3,895. North American and European highlights include Utah and Arizona, $2,295; Mexico, $1,595; and Italy, $3,295. For more information and more trip offerings, see www.boundlessjourneys.com or call 800/941-8010.
Spend five nights on the Emerald Isle for $699 per person with Aer Lingus Vacations’ summer sale. The package includes round-trip airfare from Washington area airports, one night’s hotel accommodations, four nights’ bed-and-breakfast stays, car rental with unlimited mileage, a Waterford Crystal tour and daily breakfast. Travel is valid July through September. Book at www.aerlingusvacationstore.com or call 800/495-1632.
CRUISING ON THE FOURTH
See the New York City Fourth of July fireworks from the deck of a boat with Circle Line’s downtown fireworks cruises. Beyond the fireworks, guests get great views of the city skyline, dance with music from live DJs and have a bite to eat with gourmet buffets.
Cruises are offered aboard Miss New York, Circle Line’s famous legacy boat, and Zephyr, its luxury yacht. Both cruises board at 5:30 p.m. and return at 11 p.m. Tickets aboard Miss New York are $85 per person; Zephyr tickets are $160 per person. Purchase tickets online at www.circlelinedowntown.com or call 866/925-4631.
Fly to London (Gatwick) from New York City for $199 each way with Zoom Airlines. The airline, which flies to Europe from eight Canadian cities, is the newest airline offering daily trans-Atlantic service from New York.
Zoom is a full-service airline serving complimentary hot meals, drinks and movies. Zoom also offers premium economy seating for an additional $179 each way. In addition to the London flights, Zoom also is offering flights to Bermuda from New York starting at $69 each way. To book see www.flyzoom.com.
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