$99 summer sale
The buy: Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale has a Simply $99 summer sale.
The savings: Rates can be more than double this in the fall.
The catch: It is available only through Labour Day.
Why it’s worth it: This package, which is ideal for a pre- or post-cruise stay for those sailing out of Port Everglades, has added bonus offerings including a suite upgrade for $30 more and a 20 per cent savings at the new aLaya Spa; plus children under 12 eat free at the resort’s casual-dining Banyan Restaurant or poolside Cabana Bar & Grill. The 4-Diamond resort also features golf at the recently renovated 18-hole PGA Championship East Course at the resort’s Bonaventure Country Club.
Book it: Call 1-800-327-8090 or visit bonaventureresortandspa.com.
8 is enough for a group
The buy: Air Canada Vacations is reducing its group size to eight for a limited time.
The savings: In addition to a lower group rate, you also receive two free upgrades to Air Canada Rouge Plus aboard Air Canada Rouge or to Executive Class aboard Air Canada, including access to the Maple Leaf Lounge and free nights and hotel VIP upgrades based on group size and hotel.
The catch: You have to travel between Aug. 19 and Oct. 31.
Why it’s worth it: Four couples or multigenerational families (children count among the eight) can get the group rate to travel throughout the Caribbean and Mexico and to popular group destinations in the United States such as Florida, Hawaii and Las Vegas.
Book it: Visit aircanadavacations.com to contact the Groups Department and request a quote online.
Lowest prices in Hawaii
The buy: Aston Hotels & Resorts is marking its 65th anniversary with a 65-day sale offering its lowest rates of the year.
The savings: Up to 65 per cent.
The catch: You have to book by Sept. 20 for travel from Aug. 19 through Dec. 20.
Why it’s worth it: The sale is available at participating Aston hotels, condominium resorts, villas and cottages on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island with nightly rates starting at $104 on Oahu, $85 on Maui, $159 on the Big Island of Hawaii and $80 on Kauai.
Book it: Visit AstonHotels.com/65days.
Bonus miles at Expedia
The buy: Expedia.ca is offering bonus Air Miles on hotels and packages this summer.
The savings: You get two Air Miles instead of one for every $35 you spend, plus 50 per cent off select hotels all summer.
The catch: You have to book by Aug. 5 and travel by Aug. 31.
Why it’s worth it: The offer is valid on hotels and packages you build yourself including car rentals, hotels and vacation activities with half-off hotel savings offered in Boston, San Francisco and a number of European cities.
Book it: Connect to expedia.ca through airmilesshops.ca.