- The Washington Times - Friday, May 4, 2007


An Austrian Airlines boarding-pass tear-off stub is not like any other stub; this one will get you free stuff. Passengers can present their stubs for special offers in Vienna. The first two offers include free admission to the Kunsthistorisches Museum and its subsidiary museums (the Wagenburg Museum of Imperial Carriages at Schonbrunn Palace, the Schatzkammer at the Hofburg, the Lipizzaner Museum and the Museum of Ethnology) and a free drink at DO&CO; restaurant in Vienna’s Stephansplatz. Additional offers are to be added in the coming months. For more information, go to www.austrian.com.

$100 FOR $100

Stay at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale (Ariz.) McCormick Ranch for $100 per night and receive a $100 food and beverage credit. The $100 credit is good at all hotel restaurants and covers all menu and drink options. The $100 for $100 package is valid for travel June 1 through Sept. 17. Rooms with a view of Camelback Lake are available for an additional $29 per night. Book at www.millenniumhotels.com or call 800/243-1332.


Surprise your mother on Mother’s Day or sometime this summer with a two-night Spa and Shop ‘til You Drop package at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla. The package includes two nights’ accommodations in a junior suite; champagne-and-roses manicure and pedicure at the Biltmore Spa; an aromatherapy or Swedish massage and European facial at the Biltmore Spa; dinner at Biltmore’s signature restaurant, Palme d’Or (no alcohol included); limousine service for a day of shopping at Merrick Park and in Coconut Grove, and town-car service to and from the Miami airport. Package price starts at $1,115. Travel is valid through Sept. 30. Book at www.biltmorehotel.com.


The 46th annual Israel Festival kicks off May 25 in Jerusalem with 70 acrobats from China’s Circus of Wan. The performing arts and music festival this year features artists from Israel, Australia, China, Switzerland, Hungary, Germany, Austria, France, England, Netherlands, Russia and Spain. Performances continue through June 10 and take place in venues throughout Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel Aviv. To see a schedule or purchase tickets, go to www.Israel-festival.org.il/.


Fly round-trip to Copenhagen, Oslo or Stockholm for $558 with Scandinavian Airlines’ early summer fare sale. Flights also are available to Helsinki for $598. Fares are good for travel June 1 through 22 from Washington Dulles International Airport. Book by May 9 at www.flysas.com or call 800/221-2350.


Jet off to any city that Airtran Airways serves for a little less in summer and fall if you can book your flight before Tuesday. One-way fares from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport start at $49 each way; fares from Ronald Reagan Washington National and Dulles airports start at $74 each way. Travel is valid through Nov. 7. Book at www.airtran.com.


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