- The Washington Times - Friday, May 5, 2006

OFF-PEAK SALE Spirit Airlines has reduced midweek fares to Cancun, Mexico; Grand Cayman, Grand Cayman Islands; and San Francisco. Fares start at $109 each way to Cancun, $129 to San Francisco and $149 to Grand Cayman. These flights depart from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and are good for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Sept. 27. Book by midnight tomorrow. See www.spiritair.com.


Planning a wedding ceremony and reception can be hard, but trying to figure out how guests are going to get there can seem almost impossible. So, TheKnot.com and Orbitz.com have teamed up to take the stress out of wedding travel and, in some cases, make it cheaper. Soon-to-be-married couples can send their guests an electronic Orbitz Save the Date card that includes everything they need to know about the celebration — including date, location, information on accommodations and a link to book travel on www.Orbitz.com. Guests can book their travel separately or bundle the flight and hotel together for a package price.


Last year, EasyCruise ushered patrons into a new realm of no-frills cruising, weekly sailing itineraries in the Caribbean and along the French and Italian rivieras. The line is expanding with the introduction of EasyCruiseTwo. The 100-passenger ship will sail the rivers and canals of Holland and Belgium with stops in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels and Antwerp. As with EasyCruise, patrons can join or leave the cruise whenever they want, but a two-night minimum is required. The Holland-Belgium cruises begin July 14. Prices start at $22 per person, per night. See www.easycruise.com for booking or more information.


Travel to London in business class for nearly the price of a full-fare economy ticket with Maxjet’s spring fare sale. Round-trip fares are $1,000 per person — including all taxes and fees. Flights operate from Washington Dulles International Airport and JFK International Airport in New York. No advance purchase is necessary. Travel by June 2. When booking, use promotional code FSS406. See www.maxjet.com.


Fly to one of 19 cities in Scandinavia, Poland or the Baltics in summer for $580 round trip with Scandinavian Airlines. This fare is for flights in May and August; June and July fares may be higher. Flights depart from Dulles. Purchase by May 14. See www.scandinavian.net.


Spend a weekend away from home and let a Westin hotel or resort take care of all the details. The Westin Renew for Two package is for a couple seeking relaxation, rejuvenation or some romance for a day or the weekend. Beyond the typical Westin accommodations, extra amenities include champagne and strawberries, breakfast in bed each morning and 4 p.m. checkout. The package is available Thursday through Monday. See www.westin.com.

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