Expedia(R) has announced a sleigh-full of deals, destinations, and activities to entice travelers heading for adventures at home or beyond -- just in time for the holiday season. Plus, customers who book and complete any flight, hotel or flight+hotel package between now and Dec. 31, 2004, get up to $200 off a vacation package in the New Year.*
Whatever the holiday destination, Expedia offers deals, tons of selection, easy booking, and great customer service to help travelers build an unforgettable holiday get-away. Whether it's a trip to the Big Apple for an early holiday shopping spree or a ski vacation in Steamboat Springs, Expedia is providing irresistible options to get travelers into the holiday spirit.
Holiday Shopping Getaways:
Expedia's travel editors selected 10 top cities for holiday shopping, including picks on places to stay and special packages. Travel to "tres chic" boutiques in Paris, take the gals on a "Shopping Adventure Tour" in Manhattan, book yourself a "Guerrilla Fashion Makeover" in San Francisco, or take the family to the Mall of America in Minneapolis this year in search of the perfect gift. See a complete list of holiday shopping recommendations at www.expedia.com/holidayshopping.
Sample Shopping Deals: Get a $200 coupon in 2005 for booking one of these vacation packages*:
-- World's Shopping Capital -- New York City: Book a three-night stay at the Metropolitan Hotel, roundtrip airfare from Miami and a New York Shopping Adventure tour for $622 per person. -- Like, Totally Killer Malls -- Los Angeles: Hit the L.A. shopping scene with a three-night stay at the Sheraton Universal Hotel plus roundtrip airfare from San Francisco and a Beverly Center Shop and Dine package for $411 per person. -- Big City, Border Bargains -- San Diego: Shop in San Diego and stay for three nights at the Westin Horton Plaza Hotel including roundtrip airfare from Chicago and a Tijuana Day Tour for $609 per person. Hit the Slopes with Great Ski Deals:
Expedia is your winter sports headquarters -- get great ski vacation packages, check daily snow reports and resort reviews, and even book your rentals and lift tickets all online. Plus, plan your ski escape now and get a mountain of cool freebies.
-- Ski Free: Buy a three-day lift ticket, get the last day of skiing free. -- Stay Free: Get a fourth night free at top ski resorts. -- Rent Free: Buy a three-day ski or snowboard rental, get the last day of rental free.
Additionally, Expedia is joining with American Airlines to offer even more ski savings; check for the American Airlines flights when booking your ski getaway. To browse for your ski trip, visit www.expedia.com/ski.
Sample Ski Deals: Get a $200 coupon in 2005 for booking one of these vacation packages*
-- Lake Tahoe: Escape Dallas and fly to the Lakeland Village Beach & Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe for $350 including airfare and a four- night stay. Don't forget to add on ski ticket and equipment rentals. -- Steamboat, Colo.: Fly from Boston to Denver roundtrip and stay for four nights at the Thunderhead Lodge and Condominiums for $501 per person. Roll the Dice in Vegas:
Expedia has great deals in Las Vegas year round and the holidays are no exception. This holiday season, travel like a high roller with Expedia's VIP casino package at The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino. When you book a vacation package including flight and a stay at The Venetian, you'll receive prime perks including discounted spa treatments and services at the Canyon Ranch Spa Club, two for one admission to the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum and complimentary golf club rentals. To book your next Vegas vacation, visit www.expedia.com/lasvegas.
Sample Deals: Get a $200 coupon in 2005 for booking one of these vacation packages*
-- Venetian VIP Package: Travel from Chicago to Las Vegas and stay at The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino for $393, including air and a two-night hotel stay. Located in the heart of Vegas, this luxury resort offers celebrity chefs and singing gondoliers. For travel between Nov. 14 - Dec. 29, 2004. -- Vegas Shopping: Fly from Philadelphia to Las Vegas and stay at The Tropicana for $293.50, including air, a two-night hotel stay and "Shop and Shuttle" transportation to the Fashion Outlets in Las Vegas.
Whether you've committed to visiting the family back home or you plan on taking an exotic holiday trip, there's many more holiday deals, travel ideas, and tips to be found at www.expedia.com/deals.
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* Happy Holidays Coupon Offer: Offer Terms & Conditions: 1. To qualify for a discount coupon off of travel between Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2005, shop for a flight, Expedia Special Rate hotel, or air+hotel vacation package for travel completed by December 31, 2004. Car only bookings do not qualify for this offer. You will need to sign into your account - or sign up for one - in order to qualify for and receive a coupon. Click "Choose and continue" after selecting your flight, Expedia Special Rate hotel, or air+hotel package. On the Rate Details Summary page, click the "I have a coupon" link and enter the code "Getaway" into the redemption code box. 2. Within thirty (30) days of your travel end date, Expedia will deposit your coupon directly into your Expedia account. You will receive an e-mail notification when your coupon is ready to use. If you do not currently receive Expedia promotional emails and want to be notified when your coupon has been deposited, please sign-up at www.expedia.com/pub/agent.dll?qscr=moda 3. When you are ready to redeem your coupon, click the URL in the notification email or go to www.expedia.com. You will be required to log in to your Expedia account. This single-use coupon may be used when booking one (1) new air+hotel vacation package of four (4) nights or more on Expedia.com by 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) on March 27, 2005, for travel between January 1 and March 31, 2005. Travel must be completed by March 31, 2005. 4. This offer is from Expedia.com(R) and is available to Expedia.com U.S. members only. 5. Air+hotel vacation package reservations are subject to availability. Coupon may be redeemed only by booking online via the coupon travel booking procedure on Expedia.com. Coupon may not be combined with or applied to other coupons, promotions or special offers. 6. All taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges applicable to the booking, including, without limitation, extra person charges, parking fees, phone and other charges to the room and incidentals, are applicable to your reservation, and this coupon cannot be applied to them. These charges must be paid at the time of reservation or to the hotel directly, and they are the responsibility solely of the customer. 7. Please check vacation package Terms and Conditions for more information on air+hotel trip reservation and cancellation policies. Coupon cannot be applied to the cost of penalties, prepaid reservations, administrative fees, or other miscellaneous charges. 8. Coupon will be deemed fully used once a qualifying reservation has been made, and will not be returned or replaced, even in the event that the reservation is cancelled. If travel dates are changed after the use of coupon, then the coupon will not apply to the changed travel schedule. 9. Terms and conditions of this offer are as written and cannot be changed by any representation of any unauthorized person, including employees of Expedia, Inc. 10. Void where prohibited by law.
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