Travel news and deals to know about
Zuni Olla Maidens dance with pottery balanced ever so delicately on their hands (seriously, how do they do that?) in Albuquerque.
Credit: Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau
Headed to New Mexico?
JetBlue has just launched a direct flight to Albuquerque from NYC, the first NYC->ABQ flight since 2004. The trip’s a mere four hours away, shorter than the time it takes to drive to Boston. Properties like La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa are getting in on the action, welcoming NYC travelers with a package that includes an upgrade to a suite, snacks and a 15-minute oxygen treatment. Book it for a minimum two-night stay for $199 per night at www.laposadadesantafe.com.
Staying at a Sheraton this summer? Good news for you: The hotel is rolling out what it’s calling Social Hour at 430 of its hotels, which is a happy hour featuring Wine Spectator-curated vinos for you to taste each afternoon. Two pours will set you back just $5.
Get these deals while they last
-Rosewood Hotels — with properties in the Virgin Islands, Antigua, Mexico, Vancouver and more — are giving guests either a free night as part of their MORE Rosewood program or a special summer rate, including daily breakfast, under their Rosewood Escapes. Learn more at www.rosewoodhotels.com.
-Families with children 12 and under who book a 2013 Europe cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas or Serenade of the Seas can enjoy free shore excursion tours for children when two adults in their stateroom purchase the same tour during May 2013. For details, visit www.royalcaribbean.com/kidstourfree.
-Fontainebleau Miami Beach is hosting fun. next Wednesday, and you’re invited: The resort is offering two packages that get you into the show and into the hotel’s beds afterwards. Book the Dinner and a Show package ($399), which includes dinner for two at any of the property’s five restaurants, two tickets to the concert, a two-hour premium open bar during the show, and valet parking. Or, take the Bleau Fan Pacakage — rooms start at $499 for stays on May 29, with no minimum number of nights, then are $199 for each day after. That deal comes with deluxe accommodations, two concert tickets, the two-hour open bar, a welcome gift and a late checkout. Learn more at www.bleaulive.com/
Get away, already!
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