Ninety-seven percent of Travelzoo Canada subscribers own a passport and aren’t afraid to use them! As much as Canada has to offer within its own borders, there is so much to discover abroad. Peruse this week’s Top 20 and you will find several passport-worthy international destinations, as well as desirable deals from our friends south of the 49th parallel.
Israel: History and religion buffs can partake on a nine-night, fully escorted trip that includes airfare, hotels and tours. Departures are available from both Toronto and Montreal, as well as several U.S. cities for travel in February.
Cuba: Negate winter doldrums by vacationing in sunny Cuba. Depart in January from several cities across Canada, and save as much as $300 for a weeklong stay at a newly reopened oceanfront resort.
Jamaica: Sample the tropical stylings of Ocho Rios from the comfort of an all-inclusive resort. Score all meals, beverages (including alcohol) for $105 (US$103) per person per night, including taxes and gratuities. Riu are famous for keeping the all-inclusive experience going by equipping guest rooms with liquor dispensers and stocked mini-bars.
New York: Manhattan on a whim can cost a pretty penny, especially in autumn and ahead of the holiday season. Capitalize on room rates cut by $100 at a chic hotel in Times Square from Jan. 2 - Feb. 29. Or pay just US$209 per night from Nov. 13-24 and Dec. 11-26. The hotel's Times Square location affords easy access to Broadway and its numerous offerings, including these top shows, reduced by as much as 60%.
San Francisco: The city by the bay is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, and The Fairmont San Francisco is one of its most iconic hotels. Elegantly appointed rooms at this Nob Hill property cost $141 (US$139) over most dates through Jan. 9.
Vail: Hob nob with socialites and ski bunnies alike at a Rocky Mountain retreat this winter. Spend two nights at this swank Preferred Hotels & Resorts member for US$299 (reg. US$600), including a US$25 credit.
Michael Duchesne is the Publisher of Canada's Top 20 list.