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Travel Deals: Early Bird Bargains for Thanksgiving and Christmas

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Holiday funAirlines and hotels are gearing up for the holiday season. As Peter’s recent CBS News report indicated holiday airfares and hotel rates are already on the rise for Thanksgiving and Christmas travel. Never fear, it’s not too late to for readers to find a bargain. Check out this week’s specials from Red Roof Inn, Yellowstone National Park, Kayak and others.

  1. For the holidays, Red Roof Inn is offering the “Nicest Price(s)” with up to 20 percent off on Thanksgiving and Christmas day when guest book 10 days in advance. With over 345 locations nationwide, Red Roof Inn offers guest free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast and affordable rates. For more information visit online or call (800) 733-7663.
  2. Winter season kicks off this week at Yellowstone and the National Park Lodges are offering guests special rates for rooms. Starting at $59 per night, rooms with shared bathrooms at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel are available for dates between December 20-23. The Old Faithful Snow Lodge has rooms at $159 per night when booked for dates between December 18-23. To receive these rates, guests can call to make reservations at (307) 344-7311 or visit online.
  3. San Francisco Hotel Palomar is arming you for the holidays with your family The “Pie + Family + Booze = Splendid Holiday” package includes deluxe room accommodations, a bottle of “Wild Turkey,” and  your choice of flavored pie. The package starts at $229. Book your stay online or call (866) 373-4941 and mention code “BIRD.” This offer is valid November 17 – December 29.
  4. Enjoy A New England Thanksgiving at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Chatham, Massachusetts . Rates start at $300 per night, it includes deluxe accommodations, caramel apple-making and hot cider and all-access football viewing. Call (800) 225-7125 or go online to book.
  5. Who wouldn’t want to make the end of the year magical. The Red Lion Hotel in Anaheim, California is offering special rates for guests visiting Disneyland. The Red Lion is located steps away from Disneyland and their “Magical” deal starts at $99 per night. It includes free breakfast and parking. Available now through February 28, 2012. Book by calling (714) 750-2801 or visiting them online.
  6. The Bermuda Department of Tourism launches a new deal in time for the holidays. “Compliments of Bermuda” is a promotion, providing a free night at any participating hotels for guest booking a minimum three-night stay from now till March 15, 2012. Hotel rates start at $97.50 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa, Newstead Belmont Hills Resort and Rosedon Hotel are a few of the many participating hotels. For a list of hotels and more information click here or call 1-800-BERMUDA.
  7. KAYAK “Buzz Fares” for the week include flights out of cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Fly from New York City to Austin, Texas round-trip for $176 or New York City to London, United Kingdom starting at $601. If you’re in Los Angeles, fly round-trip to Miami, Florida for $340 or to New York City at $282. Other metropolitan cities like, Chicago are offering departing flights to Boston, Massachusetts starting at $177 and from Washington, D.C. to San Juan, Puerto Rico for $231. For more “Buzz Fares” visit KAYAK online.
Have you booked your Holiday travel plans? Are there other great deals?Tell Peter where you’re going in the comments…
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