Travel Savvy This Spring With These Tips From

PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 4 /PRNewswire/ — For those with Spring fever, — a leading online source for discounted hotel rooms — offers affordable rates on hotels and resorts worldwide along with the following five travel-savvy tips to help consumers make the most out of their vacation getaways:

1. It’s Not Too Early To Invest In Summer. Vacation, that is. Plan early
to lock in low rates for popular family vacation holidays such as
Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekend. Tropical South Padre Island in
Texas is a family favorite and attracts scores of vacationers to its
water parks and beaches. Stay at the Comfort Suites South Padre Island
for as low as $100* nightly and have more spending money for activities
such as parasailing, snorkeling and dolphin watching. Summer is also a
prime time to experience the Disney magic in Orlando with the whole
family. Stay at the three-star Grand Plaza Hotel & Suites for as low as
$60* nightly, just minutes away from Disney World.

2. Unwind in the City. Loosen up to cosmopolitan shopping meccas, famous
landmarks and exciting nightlife. offers great deals in hot
spots such as New York City, Chicago and Paris. Take a bite out of the
Big Apple and revel in its endless activities such as watching Broadway
shows, luxury shopping and dining in some of the world’s best
restaurants. Overlook Central Park at The Essex Hotel, a luxurious
five-star hotel recently named to the 2004 Travel + Leisure’s Top 500
Hotels List, with rooms starting at $280* nightly. Or plan a weekend
getaway to Chicago and stay at the glamorous five-star Drake Hotel, a
city landmark and symbol of white-glove elegance for seventy years.
Rooms start at $121* nightly. One of the most romantic destinations in
the world, Paris is home to fine French wines, jazz clubs, haute
couture fashion, art galleries and trendy nightclubs. Rooms at the
three-star Grand Hotel Francais are available for $129* nightly.

3. Take a Vacation That Pays For Itself. With Lady Luck on your side, you
might be able to do just that at top casino resorts. The five-star
Venetian hotel in Las Vegas not only features a premier casino, it’s
also home to seventeen acclaimed restaurants, the Guggenheim Hermitage
Museum, the Canyon Ranch Spa Club, Grand Canal Shops and gondola rides.
Rooms start at $199* nightly. Or you can try your luck at the four-star
Trump Marina Hotel & Casino, offering one of the best gaming and
entertainment experiences in Atlantic City with rooms starting as low
as $70* nightly.

4. Reward Yourself With A Spa Treatment. Studies have shown that taking a
break and de-stressing can increase work productivity. You’ve worked
hard all year so treat yourself to the relaxing getaway you deserve.
The three-and-a-half-star Spa Atlantis Oceanfront Health and Fitness
Resort in Pompano Beach, FL, has rooms starting at $132* nightly.
Guests can enjoy a complementary “East meets West” fitness program
offering a balanced blend of exercises and other spa programs such as
body wraps, massages, acupuncture and facials. For a tropical escape,
enjoy a stay at the four-star Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas with rooms
starting at $130* nightly. The hotel features three outdoor
interconnected pools with cascading waterfalls in addition to a spa
center with services such as aromatherapy massages, detoxifying body
wraps and a European deep cleansing facial.

5. Find Something for Everyone. At, travelers will find
hotels and resorts in destinations worldwide to suit all ages and
interests. Those seeking family fun should look no further than
Orlando. The three-star Country Inn & Suites — International Drive is
within minutes of the major theme parks and offers complimentary
shuttle service to the Magic Kingdom starting at $60* nightly. Golfers
will enjoy a weekend in Myrtle Beach, with over 100 championship golf
courses and temperate year-round weather. The four-star Patricia Grand
Resort Hotel boasts beautiful beaches and a variety of outdoor
recreational activities starting at $47* nightly. Or soak up some
Beverly Hills glamour with a stay at the four-star Loews Beverly Hills,
just minutes from the chic shops, celebrity-frequented restaurants and
hip nightclubs on Rodeo Drive. Rooms start at $143* nightly.

For more information on any of these great hotel deals and more, visit

* All hotel rates are per room, per night based on double occupancy, do
not include taxes and/or fees, are subject to availability and are not
guaranteed until confirmed.


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