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Many travel companies offer huge savings if you book a spring vacation in the fall.
Club Med (Courtesy Photo)
Everyone likes a good travel deal. In autumn, shoulder season in many destinations, travelers can nab discounts of 20% or more from high season rates. Whether because of concerns about Zika, possible terrorism in Europe, or just the typical decrease in travel during a presidential election year, this fall, airlines and resorts are tempting vacationers with great deals.
For some of these, you can book now and travel in the spring. To grab South African Airways sale, reserve tickets right away (the deadline is September 14!)
Go to the Beach: Club Med
The savings mount if you book Club Med’s Break Free Sale by Oct. 26, 2016 for stays at the noted all-inclusive property now through April 27, 2017. Save up to 50% on bookings, and receive up to $300 air credit, plus children age 4 and younger stay for free. The deal is available at the following Club Med properties: Cancun Yucatan, Mexico; Ixtapa, Mexico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Columbus Isle, Bahamas; Turkoise, Turks and Caicos; Caravelle, Guadeloupe, French West Indies; Buccaneer’s Creek, Martinique, French West Indies; and Sandpiper Bay, Florida. Exclusions apply for certain dates and properties.
Red Roof Plus Inn in Phoenix (Courtesy Photo)
Explore a City:
Go on a city safari to see museums, visit parks, and shop at trendy stores for fall clothes and Christmas gifts. In honor of September’s National Grandparent Month, Red Roof offers seniors age 59+ a 15%, instead of the usual 10% discount, on stays through September 30.
Red Roof celebrates National Student Discount Day through December, offering college students with proper identification a 20% discount on rates.
Capture a good deal on airfare to Africa by booking South African Airways sale by September 14. Round-trip fares from New York City’s JFK airport to Johannesburg start at $909; and roundtrip tickets from JFK Cape Town start at $929. The deal is valid for travel now through Dec. 9, 2016 and also Jan. 10, 2017 through March 31, 2017. Other restrictions may apply.
A Hurtigruten cruise in Norway.
So you’ve always wanted to see the Norwegian fjords. Sail now or book a spring cruise and save with packages by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and Hurtigruten. In honor of SAS’s new non-stop service from Miami to Copenhagen or Oslo, you can book a roundtrip flight, one hotel room pre-voyage and one hotel room post-voyage, as well as a 10-day scenic fjord cruise on select departures from Oct. 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017. Rates from $2,440 per person, double occupancy.