11 Flexible Travel Deals to Take Advantage of Right Now

We haven’t seen such a flurry of travel deals since Black Friday: Thanks to several February holidays, real and cooked-up—Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, National Plan a Vacation Day—and the cruise industry’s wave season, the discounts are plentiful right now. Whether you’re considering an end-of-summer getaway or a close-to-home weekend trip in the next few months, here are a handful of hotel, flight, resort, and cruise deals to consider booking sooner rather than later.

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Road tripping to the Big Easy? Marriott rates are up to 20 percent off for stays in New Orleans through June 30, with discounts at 13 hotels—the W New Orleans, Le Méridien New Orleans, and the Moxy New Orleans included. 


Marriott Bonvoy Escapes members can also take advantage of last-minute deals posted every Wednesday, with 25 percent off hotels and resorts for the upcoming month. (Not a member? You can still partake and get 20 percent off.)

Book now: marriott.com


Expedia’s deals and last-minute deals (some of which extend into May) move pretty quickly, but there are always plenty to choose from. Right now, discounted hotels include the Kimpton EPIC Hotel in Miami, the Zoetry Agua Punta Cana, and the 24 North Hotel Key West. You’ll find even more last-minute deals in cities like Philadelphia, Boston, and Atlanta.

Book now: expedia.com

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Wyndham’s Friends and Family sale runs through February 18, so if you’re not already a Wyndham Rewards member, now’s a good time to make a free account. Members can take 20 percent off bookings at thousands of participating hotels. The only catch? You’ll need to complete your stay by March 31, 2021.


Book nowwyndhamhotels.com

pAt the Kimpton Epic hotel in Miami a Romance On The Water package comes with welcome bubbles and a poolside cabana.p

At the Kimpton Epic hotel in Miami, a Romance On The Water package comes with welcome bubbles and a poolside cabana.

 Cris Molina

Kimpton Hotels

Kimpton has a handful of Valentine’s Day packages going on right now. Two highlights are the Snow Your Love in Yellowstone promo at the Kimpton Armory Hotel in Bozeman, Montana, and Vermont’s Kimpton Taconic Hotel Valentine’s Day package. The former adds a $100 food and beverage credit and an America the Beautiful national park pass (typically $80), good for one-year entry to all U.S. parks, into your stay, plus holiday-appropriate bonuses like a bottle of champagne and gourmet picnic lunch. (Montana residents who live in the 406 area code can get 25 percent off their stay right now, too.) At the Taconic, packages include a $100 dining credit to Copper Grouse (which is taking outdoor dining reservations and offering pick-ups inside the hotel if you’d prefer to take dinner back to your room), local flowers and chocolates, and a complimentary room upgrade at time of check-in. These can be booked by February 27 for stays between February 1 and February 28.

One more Kimpton deal worth considering, especially for Utah residents: The Kimpton Monaco Salt Lake City has a Thrice is Nice Groundhog Day promotion with new perks the more you stay. Even if you only go once, you can get a discounted rate of $129 and a $20 credit to the hotel’s restaurant, Bambara. Bookings must be made by April 30, 2021, and are good for stays through August 31, 2021.

Book nowihg.com/kimptonhotels

Hewing Hotel

Minneapolis residents may want to consider a Valentine’s Day staycation at Hewing Hotel. From Friday, February 12, to Sunday, February 14, the property is offering a private dining experience from executive chef Nyle Flynn in the form of a contactless, eight-course tasting menu in one of Hewing’s hotel rooms. There are 14 reservations available each night, and reservations can be claimed on Tock.

Book nowexploretock.com 

Casa Marina Key West 

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Casa Marina Key West recently launched a 100 Night Giveaway contest, with 50 three-day, two-night stays to be awarded from February 1 to June 30, 2021. To enter, past guests are invited to submit photos, memorabilia, videos, or letters from the resort by April 10, 2021, via email to CasaMarina100@waldorfastoria.com.

Book nowexpedia.com


Through Sunday, February 14, Priceline is offering an extra $14 off hotel Express Deals when you spend $150 or more and use the code VALENTINE. And on President’s Day—Monday, February 15—travelers can take $46 off express deals when the booking is over $450 (use the code PRESIDENT). Mind you, Priceline’s exclusive Hotel Express deals already save you up to 60 percent off, with low rates in dozens of cities across the country. However, it’s a dealer’s choice: In exchange for the low rates, Priceline only reveals the hotel name after you book. Adventurous travelers can take comfort in knowing all participating properties have been vetted and must have a minimum guest rating score, inclusive of cleanliness rating, to qualify. There is also a “New Cleaning Protocol” filter which can be used to limit an Express Deal search to only include properties who have shared an updated COVID-19 cleaning protocol with Priceline.


Book now: priceline.com


pStep out onto Condado Beach from the San Juan Marriott Resort amp Stellaris Casino.p

Step out onto Condado Beach from the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.

 Courtesy San Juan Marriott Resort


Through February 11, JetBlue’s Just Book It sale offers fares as low as $44 one way for travel between March 1 and June 17, 2021, with dozens of cities in the contiguous United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands included in the sale.


Alaska Airlines

Through February 15, you’ll find saver fare deals as low as $49 one-way on Alaska flights between San Diego and Austin, San Francisco and Las Vegas, San Jose and Seattle, and more. If you prefer to book a main fare ticket, which allows for seat selection and same-day flight changes, fares start as low as $69. 

Book now: alaskaairlines.com



Dreaming of heading out to sea again? Hurtigruten‘s Suites for Your Sweet Valentine’s Day sale presents a tempting offer: Book by February 15 to save an extra 10 percent per person on select expedition cruise suites. The best part: Bookings are available through 2023, with itineraries to places like Antarctica, Norway, the Scottish Isles, and the Caribbean.

Book now: hurtigruten.com

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

While an official return date for cruising remains uncertain, that only means better deals (and flexible cancellations) for cruisers who want to plan ahead. Uniworld’s Cruise Back Into Travel offer has savings of up to 30 percent off bookings made by March 31 on end-of-2021 itineraries ranging from a trip down the Nile to a sailing through Northern Italy. Plus, those who book flights through Uniworld will get an additional $500 per person in savings and a private car transfer from the airport to the ship.


Book nowuniworld.com

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