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Travel Deals: January Snow and Sun Savings

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The holidays are over but it’s still the dead of winter. Shorter days and cold nights are making all of us crave a winter getaway.  Check out our warm-weather hotel and air deals to Florida, the Bahamas, the Middle East and Africa, along with hot savings in chilly cities like New York, Chicago and Providence.

Get in from the Cold 

The weather outside might still be frightful in New York and Chicago but the James Hotels are offering some deals that are delightful. The James Chicago, which recently completed a renovation in the fall 2011, will be extending its best offer for 2012. Guest rooms start at $139 in addition to a $50 food and beverage dining credit to be used in the modern-American steakhouse David Burke’s Primehouse, Jbar or in room dining. Suites will be offered from $179.  Those who book the Insider Sale in Chicago will enjoy $25 overnight parking – a savings of 50 percent.

The James New York, marks it first year in SoHo, will offer Guestroom Queens starting at $259 or Guestroom Corner Kings from $339, and Apartment Suites from $850, in addition to a $50 food and beverage dining credit to be used at David Burke Kitchen, Treehouse or Jimmy– the year-round rooftop bar. These rates are available for stays booked from January 5-15, 2012 and completed by March 31, 2012. Visit their website to book.

Settle in for a classic New England winter’s night in Providence, Rhode Island. Escape the cold with Providence Downtown Marriott’s package starting at $112 per night, based on double occupancy. Warm up with 25 percent off overnight accommodations, an indoor pool and hot tub, fitness room access, and free parking. More information is available at their website.

Soak up the Sun

Foodies looking to get some sun will appreciate this deal from One & Only Ocean Club in Nassau, Bahamas. This package starts at $1,750 per night, based on double occupancy, and includes $100 food and beverage credit per room, per day when staying a minimum of four nights. This deal is available for travel January 4 through March 2, 2012, and must be booked by January 31, 2012. For more information, click here.

Wyndham Bay Point  in Panama City Beach, Florida is offering a yearlong deal that makes learning fun with two adult and two children’s admissions to WonderWorks amusement park, where scientific principles and fun come together. The package,  January 4 through December 31, 2012, starts at $159 per night, based on double occupancy, and includes overnight accommodations with complimentary upgrade to one-bedroom villa, and breakfast for family of four at Kingfish Restaurant in addition to tickets to the park. When booking, use promotional code: PKGWON online here.

Fly to the Sun with Middle East and Africa Travel Deals

Get to those must-see destinations with new deals from Emirates, which has announced new air service from Dallas (starting February 2, 2012) and Seattle (starting March 1, 2012). New deals for the first passengers include round-trip fares to South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East—Dubai, Mumbai,  and Johannesburg—for fares starting $1,110 round trip. Book by January 18 for travel from February 2 through June 9, 2012 to or from Dallas; and to or from Seattle starting March 1 through June 9, 2012. For booking visit the website.

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By Lauren Herstik for