Monday, March 21, 2011

Deal of the Day

Before I was given the opportunity to live under the warm mid-Atlantic sun, I was an editor at Budget Travel magazine, where along with a team of well-traveled individuals I hand-picked rockbottom vacation deals to destinations around the world. Well, the good folks at BT are still at it, as evidenced by its latest Real Deal to Bermuda courtesy of Continental Airlines Vacations. It's a whopper of a deal, especially if you live anywhere near the New York metropolitan area. Bargain hunters, listen up: For $746 per person, you'll get round-trip airfare on Continental from New York, three nights accommodations at the Surf Side Beach Club and round-trip airport transfers, which if you do the math ends up being the deal of the century. Consider Budget Travel's “Why It's a Deal” breakdown: “According to a recent search on Kayak, we found $372 airfare between Newark and Bermuda for travel in late April (US Airways). Add to that about $586 per person, including hotel taxes, for three nights at the Surf Side Beach Club, and you'd be paying a total of $958 for airfare and accommodations. For $117 less, this Continental Airlines Vacations package covers airfare, three nights' hotel (including one free night), round-trip airport-hotel transfers, fuel surcharges, and hotel taxes and gratuities.” I told you it was good. The vacation package is valid for travel on April 25 and 26 and must be booked by April 30—a small window I know, but think about all the money you’ll have leftover to spend on succulent Caribbean lobster tails once you arrive. Happy travels!

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