Kona Coast discounts
The buy: WestJet Vacations has a special offer for the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa on the Big Island of Hawaii.
The savings: 45 per cent off the hotel.
The catch: You have to book by Sept. 30 for travel through March 31.
Why it’s worth it: WestJet has one non-stop flight a week to the Big Island from Vancouver, increasing to four Nov. 16 with connections from cities across Canada making it easy to get to the oceanfront resort which sits on an ancient lava flow.
Book it: Visit westjetvacations.com.
Under 35? Head to Europe
The buy: Contiki Holidays has some last-minute specials to Europe aimed at students and young professionals.
The savings: Up to $765.
The catch: You have to be between 18 and 35 and book by Sept. 3.
Why it’s worth it: Ten of the company’s most popular trips are on offer including the Best of Europe tour, a two-week itinerary now priced at $1,994, visiting Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Prague and Rome.
Book it: Visit contiki.com.
Head north and save
The buy: GLP Worldwide Expedition Travel & Tours, which represents Hurtigruten in Canada, is offering an early booking discount on 2013 cruises in Norway, Greenland, Iceland and the Arctic.
The savings: 25 per cent.
The catch: You have to book by Sept. 30.
Why it’s worth it: It’s a good chance to see the Northern Lights and with the discount a six-day Classic Winter Voyage from Norway to the Arctic starts at $1,286 a person, cruise only.
Book it: For information on Hurtigruten, visit hurtigruten.com. To reach GLP, call 905-489-1938 or 1-866-383-1110 or visit glpworldwide.com.
Sail south for less
The buy: Luxury yacht cruises to the Southern Hemisphere aboard Compagnie du Ponant ships are on sale.
The savings: At least $500 off or up to 30 per cent if you book well in advance.
The catch: The discount is available on just seven sailings between Nov. 6 and April 4.
Why it’s worth it: You can choose from a range of itineraries visiting Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and Uruguay on the line’s two newest yachts the 264-guest Le Boréal or L’Austral.
Book it: Call 1-888-400-1082 or visit en.ponant.com.
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