- The Washington Times - Friday, December 15, 2006


Ethiopian Airlines has round-trip flights to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on sale for $999 — nearly $500 in savings. Flights operate from Washington Dulles International Airport on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and include a refueling stop in Rome. Additional sale fares are available to Nairobi, Kenya; Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Dakar, Senegal.

A fuel surcharge and taxes of about $200 are not included in the sale fare. Book by March 31. Sale fares are available only by phone; call 800/445-2733.


Friendly Planet Travel is offering an eight-day package tour to India starting at $1,299 per person. The Taj Mahal Express tour features sightseeing opportunities in Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur and includes airfare, hotels, all ground transportation within India and most meals.

Tours are available in January, March, April and May. Couples can save an additional $400 by booking a tour before Jan. 2. Visas — $60 — are required for travel to India and are not included in the package pricing. Book at www.friendlyplanet.com.


Fly to Stockholm, Sweden, during the peak summer season for $525 each way with SAS Scandinavian Airlines’ summer sale fares.

One-way sale fares also are available to Copenhagen, Denmark, starting at $525 each way. One-way upgrades are available for SAS’ economy extra, $340, and business class, $640. Travel is valid May 18 through Sept. 9. Book at www.scandinavian.net.


The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort and Spa is celebrating its grand opening with special four-night package deals.

In January, travelers can take advantage of resort-view room rates starting at $199 per night when booking four consecutive nights. This offer is valid Jan. 2 through 21. Travelers looking for island-view rooms or a later travel date can save 25 percent on their stay when booking four or more nights. This offer is valid Jan. 2 to April 16. Certain blackout dates apply. Book at www.westin.com.


Fly one way to Paris for $286 or one way to Tokyo for $450 with United Airlines’ international fare sale. Other destinations include Brussels, $365; Rome, $248; Frankfurt, $228; and Montego Bay, Jamaica, $169.

Travel is valid through Feb. 28 for all destinations except European and Middle Eastern destinations, which are valid through March 31. Book by Tuesday. See www.united.com.


Stay at Hotel Burnham in Chicago for $149 a night with its Take the Elevator Home package. The package includes deluxe accommodations and an evening wine reception. The package is available daily, with a seven-day advance booking required. Book at www.burnhamhotel.com.



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