A cyber "flash sale" next week offers the potential for big savings on your summer travel, but make sure you read the fine print.
NYAH Key West. (Courtesy Photo)
To celebrate the official start of summer, 18 hotels and resorts are offering deals as part of Cyber Summer Travel. You must book on June 20, but the discounts, depending on the property, are good for travel up to several months ahead.
Deals average 35% to 50% off rates. Wording is everything. NYAH Key West offers rooms from $99 a night. Hedonism II, Negril, Jamaica, offers every third night free. It’s harder to figure out the dollar savings for Stanton South Beach, Miami, FL, which promises “save up to 35% off regular rates.” What are regular rates: the highest ones listed on a rate card, the lower rates for Marriott Rewards, members or something else? Since Cyber Summer Travel is a flash sale, the actual discounted rate won’t appear until June 20 and will be applicable for 24 hours.
As with any promotion, assess the Cyber Summer Travel discounts to be sure they are the best available rates. Here are the promotions.
Cyber Summer Travel Deals
W Hotel Fort Lauderdale. (Courtesy Photo)
W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, FL, rooms from $169.
NYAH Key West, FL, rooms from $99.
Marriott Stanton Hotel, South Beach, Miami, FL, save up to 35% off regular rates.
The Palms Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach, FL, save up to 25% with rooms starting at $149.
Circa39, Miami Beach, FL, rooms from $99.
Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa, Jupiter, FL, 50% off best available rates.
Lido Beach Resort, Sarasota, FL, 30% discount on stays of three nights or longer.
The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Longboat Key, FL, 30% discount on stays of three nights or longer.
Opal Sands Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL, 35% discount on stays of three nights or longer.
Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL, 35% discount on stays of three nights or longer.
Elegant Hotels -- Turtle Beach, Barbados. (Courtesy Photo)
Hedonism II, Negril, Jamaica, an all-inclusive property, every third night free.
Elegant Hotels, Barbados, four properties: Tamarind, The House, Turtle Beach, and Waves, rooms from $230 per night.
Resorts World Bimini, 20% discount on flight and 20% discount on your stay.
Ecoventura, Galapagos, 20% off select fall departures.
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, Costa Rica, 35% off rates plus daily breakfast with rooms from $200 night.
The Westin Playa Bonita, Panama, 40% off rates with rooms from $108 per night.
Casa Palopó, Guatemala, 35% off best available rates with rooms from $100 per night.
Renaissance Tuscany II Ciocco Resort and Spa, Italy, 35% discount with rooms from $170 per night.
Palazzo Victoria, Verona, Italy, 30% off on flexible rate with a minimum two night stay.
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