- The Washington Times - Friday, January 5, 2007


Visit Johannesburg or Cape Town, South Africa, and bring a friend along for free with South African Airways’ two-for-one winter sale fares. The deal is available locally from Washington Dulles International Airport. Round-trip fares to Johannesburg start at $1,200, $1,250 to Cape Town, which means that two can fly for $625 each. Depart between Jan. 15 and Feb. 15 and return by March 14. Book by Feb. 1. Taxes and fuel surcharges are not included. Savings are available only by calling 800/521-4845.


Stay at the new Me by Melia resort in Cancun, Mexico, for $159 per night through Feb. 28. The resort is part of the newest branch of the Sol Melia Hotel & Resort group, which operates 350 properties worldwide. The resort is between the Caribbean Sea and the Bojorquez lagoon and features ocean-view or sunset lagoon-view rooms, a swimming-pool bar, five restaurants and a full-service Yhi Spa. Guests staying four or more nights during the sale also can receive a $100 food credit for use at two of the restaurants. Book by Wednesday. See www.mecancun.travel or call 866/436-3542.


The Equinox hotel in Manchester Village, Vt., is celebrating its 238th anniversary with a $238 three-night-stay package — a rate of less than $80 per night. A three-night minimum stay along with a Sunday or Monday night arrival is required for the special rate. Guests can upgrade to a superior, deluxe or premium room starting at $117 per night. A daily resort fee of $20 is not included, and certain blackout dates apply. Book at www.equinox.rockresorts.com.


Air Jamaica Vacations is offering a five-night all-inclusive vacation at the Almond Beach Club in Barbados for $1,689 per person — round-trip airfare included. Flights depart from Baltimore-Washington International Airport with one-stop service to Barbados. The package includes accommodations, all meals, snacks and cocktails along with all taxes, gratuities and airport transfers. Book by Friday. Travel anytime between Feb. 1 and May 31. See www.airjamaicavactions.com or call 888/622-3008.


Fly round-trip to London for $336 with Virgin Atlantic Airways’ winter fare sale. Flights depart daily from Dulles. A seven-day advance purchase is required, and taxes are not included. Travel is valid Monday through March 25. Book by Tuesday. See www.virgin- atlantic.com.


AirTran Airways has released a systemwide sale from the three area airports. One-way fares from Baltimore-Washington range from $39 to $139; from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Dulles they are $69 to $139. Book by Jan. 18.

Florida and Grand Bahama Island travel must be completed by March 7. All other travel is valid through May 23. See www.airtran.com.


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