- The Washington Times - Friday, November 3, 2006


See the sights of San Francisco, shop until your heart’s content at Macy’s and spend the night at the four-star Westin Saint Francis with its holiday shopping package. Rates start at $149 per night and include an 11 percent discount coupon for purchases at Macy’s. Offer is valid through Dec. 31. Book at www.westin.com.


United Airlines has begun flying nonstop to Kuwait City three-times weekly from Washington Dulles International Airport and is celebrating the service with sale fares and bonus-miles offers. Economy-class passengers can earn up to 7,500 bonus miles, while business and first-class passengers can earn up to 10,000 bonus miles on select fares. Travel anytime before Dec. 14. One-way fares from Dulles start at $566. Book at www.united.com.


Spend a weekend in New York City this holiday season with Expedia’s Romance Blooms in the City package. The offer starts at $552 and includes two nights in the Sofitel New York, tickets to “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway and a romantic dinner cruise. Airfare is not included. Valid through Dec. 30. Book by Nov. 30. See www.expedia.com.


Southwest Airlines is offering one-stop flights to Dallas’ Love Field and many other locations from Washington Dulles International Airport. Sample one-way fares include Austin, $99; Houston (William P. Hobby Airport), $89; Omaha, $99; Louisville, $69; and Dallas, $94.

Other sale fares include Chicago, $49, and Denver, $99. Book at www.southwest.com.


Experience one of Canada’s leading hotels, the Fairmont Empress, for $199 a night through April 30.

The Secret Season package includes accommodations in a Fairmont room, a coupon booklet with nearly $300 in discounts for dining and shopping, breakfast, and a traditional afternoon tea for two in the world-famous Empress Room.

The Empress is situated in Victoria’s inner harbor, within walking distance of many of the city’s top attractions. Rates may by higher on certain days. Book at www.fairmont.com.


Spend an extra day lounging by the Pacific Ocean for free with Four Seasons Punta Mita’s Stay Longer package. The offer is valid through Dec. 21, and, again, after Jan. 1 through Dec. 21, 2007.

The package includes a complimentary fifth night, with every four consecutive night stays.

The deal is valid any day of the week, but only certain room rates qualify.

Four Seasons Punta Mita, the luxury chain’s first resort in Mexico, located 26 miles north of Puerto Vallarta at the end of Puerto Vallarta Bay. The resort has several pools, white-sand beaches, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course and a spa. See www.fourseasons.com/puntamita to book.


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