- The Washington Times - Friday, March 17, 2006

FAMILY VACATION Globus, the international escorted travel and vacation package company, is offering $100 off per person on select family vacations. The vacations are geared for families with children age 8 through 18 and include sightseeing tours, accommodations and air travel. In 2006, Globus is offering nine vacation itineraries that span the globe. Book by March 31 and travel by Dec. 31. See www.globusjourneys.com or call 866/755-8581.

GOING SOUTH

Travel to Buenos Aires and other South American cities for a little less in spring with TACA Airlines’ new sale fares from Washington Dulles International Airport.

Sample fares include Buenos Aires ($650), Sao Paulo-Guarulhos ($650), and San Pedro Sula ($375). Travel is valid April 24 through June 15. No blackout dates apply. Taxes are not included. Purchase by Thursday. See. www.taca.com.

TRAVEL THE RAILS

Take two round trips or four one-way trips on Amtrak’s Acela Express or Metroliner trains and earn a free round-trip ticket.

Registration with the Amtrak Guest Reward program is required. Travel must occur between now and June 17. See www.amtrak.com.

HALF OFF IN TORONTO

Stay at the Pantages Suites Hotel and Spa for $99 a night — a 50 percent savings — on weekends through April.

The all-suite boutique hotel in Toronto is within walking distance of the theater, entertainment and shopping districts. Weekday stays are available at $20 more per night. Rates are per person, per night. Visit www.pantageshotel.com or call 866/852-1777.

SPRING IN EUROPE

Lufthansa German Airlines has released sale fares to several European destinations good for travel in spring and summer. Sale destinations include (sample fares are one-way) Copenhagen, $335; Munich, $340; Paris, $355, and Vienna, $375. Book by tomorrow. Depart by May 25.

If you want to leave a little sooner, Lufthansa also has flights to Frankfurt starting at $144. Depart by March 31 and return by April 30. Taxes not included. Visit www.lufthansa.com.

FREE RIDE

In an effort to boost the ridership of the Las Vegas Monorail, three of the city’s tourism Web sites — LasVegas.com, Vegas.com and Espanol.Vegas.com and Vegas.com — are offering a free monorail ticket for every purchase made on the sites.

The four-mile elevated transit system links the Las Vegas Convention Center with resort casinos located along the strip. Regular one-way fares on the system are $5.

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