- The Washington Times - Friday, September 30, 2005

CANCUN BARGAIN

Fare Deals is offering a seven-night Cancun vacation — airfare and hotel included — at the Hyatt Regency Cancun for $349 — nearly the price of the airfare alone. While the special rate is available for customers paying with a MasterCard, any other form of payment incurs a $50 charge. Airport transfers are included, air taxes of up to $118 are not included.

Three- and four-night packages are also available at $199 and $249. Travel is good on selected dates throughout October with flights departing from Washington Dulles International Airport. Offers are available by phone: 800/347-7006.

AWAY ON AUSTRIAN AIR

Austrian Airlines has reduced fares to some of its top central and Eastern European destinations on Expedia.com from Washington Dulles International Airport. Sample round-trip fares include Warsaw ($367), Prague ($407) and Bucharest ($428). Other destinations include Vienna and Budapest. Airport taxes and fees are not included.

Most flights from Dulles are nonstop to Vienna with connecting service to other destinations. Tickets must be booked by Oct. 27 and at least three days in advance. Fares are valid for travel Monday through Thursday. Travel must begin between Oct. 3 and 31 with a maximum stay of 30 days.

ATLANTIC CITY

Celebrating its new entertainment complex — the Quarter — and new hotel tower — Havana Tower — the Atlantic City Tropicana is offering special winter vacation packages for travel now through December. The Havana Nights package includes VIP check-in, a room in the new Havana Tower, and a $100 Tropicana gift card along with access to Tropicana’s private club. Sample October rates are $161.25 (one night) and $239.74 (two nights). Havana Nights packages are available Sunday through Thursday.

The Romantic Getaway package includes a suite (North, South Towers) with a Jacuzzi tub and a $50 Tropicana gift card. Both packages include late checkout, breakfast in bed for two, a round of drinks at the Tiffany Lounge or Tangos, turndown service, health club admission and two tickets to either a revue show or an Imax theater presentation. Sample October rates are $109.25 (one night) and $187.74 (two nights).The Romantic Getaway package is available Monday through Thursday. Rates are per person, based on double occupancy; lower rates are available in November and December. For reservations, call 800/345-8767.

FALL FOLIAGE

If you want to see a fall foliage but are dreading the trip to Skyline Drive, consider a short flight to Vermont for a weekend at the Basin Harbor Club on Lake Champlain. The resort is offering a special fall foliage package through Oct. 23, which includes accommodations, golf for two, and breakfast for two — for $125 per night. The resort is 45 minutes south of Burlington. Nonstop flights are available from all three Washington-area airports. The package is only available by phone; call 800/622-4000.

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