This week's travel deals: Mexico, Iceland, Greenland, the U.S. and the Virgin Islands
By Emily Ranager
Thanksgiving in Mexico
Forget the turkey and spend Thanksgiving in Cancun, where Last Moment Discount Travel has package deals starting at $812 per person in a double room. The price includes round-trip airfare from LaGuardia, seven nights at the three-star Oasis Cancun resort, hotel transfers, and all meals and alcoholic beverages. Other hotels are available for $70 to $90 extra. Travel Nov. 24 through Dec. 1. Call 212-681-6665 or 718-715-0264 by Nov. 22 to book.Discounted hotel rates
Affinia Hotels is offering special Thanksgiving rates at its Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. properties for trips Nov. 21 to 30. Stays at the Affinia Chicago, which is just steps from the Magnificent Mile, for example, start at $129 per night, down from a usual rate of $162. Reserve by Nov. 29 using the offer code THANKS. Youll also receive a 25 percent discount on a future Affinia booking from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2009. 866-246-2203.
Adventures in Iceland and Greenland
The financial crisis in Iceland means great deals for travelers, like this Winter Madness Package to Iceland and Greenland for $1,149 per person for double occupancy. The price includes airport-hotel transportation, six nights in Iceland and Greenland, round-trip flights between ReykjavÃk, Iceland, and Kulusuk, Greenland, daily breakfasts and all taxes and fees. The package price goes down as the value of the Icelandic krona continues to depreciate: its about $300 cheaper than it was last week. International airfare is not included, but round-trip flights from New York in mid-January start at $818, according a recent Kayak search. Depart Tuesdays Jan. 6 to March 31, 2009. Package must be booked at least two weeks prior to departure. 866-949-0129.
Virgin Islands for less
Take a break from the cold for less with these perks from the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association. More than 20 participating resorts, throughout St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John, are offering a fifth night free and a $300 American Express travelers check at check-in, adding up to an average savings of about $500 per couple. For example, a round-trip flight from LaGuardia and five nights at the three-star Sapphire Village Resort is $778 per person in mid-January. Additional taxes are about $159. Book by Dec. 10 and travel between Dec. 15 and March 31, 2009.