Welcome to Our Travel Blog http://www.hotelsetc.com/blog Feed created by jmaroc.com Your Travel Safety Guide http://www.hotelsetc.com/blog/travel-safety-guide http://www.hotelsetc.com/blog/travel-safety-guide <p class="MsoNormal">When you are on vacation, it may mean that you can let your hair down but you also have to keep in mind that this is definitely not a time to let your guard down. Wherever you may be and whatever you may do, it is important that you keep yourself in the safe zone and this is especially critical when you are traveling. Below are a few traveling tips that can help you have peace of mind while enjoying your vacation time.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Make sure to book your hotel or resort way ahead of time. It is best to know all your travel itineraries, destination and lodging details in advance. If it is your first time to travel to that location or you are not familiar with the place, you may want to get detailed descriptions and instructions on how to get there. This is one way of ensuring that you will not get lost midway. Note that the important numbers that you can call in case you miss or lose your way, this is especially true if you are traveling by car. Directions are very, very important and see to it that you have the right map. Also ask about your resort's security measures beforehand. Choose a hotel that has tight security controls and regulations. Ask about the door locks or about their security personnel. It will make you feel better to know that you are in safe hands during your vacation.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Since you are in a new place, you are more vulnerable to crooks that usually keep an eye on and target unsuspecting tourists. Be very wary of people who may pretend to be hotel personnel. It may very well be a felon in disguise. One thing to remember is to look at their uniforms and IDs. If you are unsure, check with the front desk. Thefts and pickpockets are quite common in hotels and tourist destinations. To fend off the former, you may want to hang around while housekeeping does their job in keeping your room clean. Otherwise, you make sure that your valuables are safely tucked and hidden out of sight; better yet you may want to take them with you. Pickpockets usually work with distractions best. Their moves may include bumping into you, asking for the time, spilling something on you or even tripping in front of you, so be wary.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">When traveling, it is advisable that you go with a buddy. This way you have someone to look out for you and vice versa. Most hotels and resorts set up parties for their guests and more often than not, you will have a drink or two. If you should get drunk and wasted, at least you will have someone to carry you back to the hotel room or even watch your back. Drunks are susceptible to theft and date rape. You would not want to be a victim of one or the other. Make sure that your companion is someone you can trust and who can support you when you get wasted. It would defeat the reason if both of you are thrashed and done in.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Stay tuned for more travel tips.</p> text/html http://www.hotelsetc.com/blog/travel-safety-guide Just a few of our January Savings http://www.hotelsetc.com/blog/january-savings http://www.hotelsetc.com/blog/january-savings <p>Ski Into the New Year </p> <p>With the New Year comes new adventures and what better way to kick off 2017 than with an adventurous ski trip?  </p> <p>HotelsEtc.com is celebrating the New Year with incredible savings at ski resorts nationwide. This January, when you  </p> <p>strap on your ski boots and hit the slopes you'll save up to 50% on lift tickets and equipment. </p> <p>ORLANDO &amp; TAMPA ATTRACTIONS </p> <p>Entertainment Discounts for Employees! </p> <p>LAS VEGAS PERFORMANCES, TOURS, HOTELS AND MORE </p> <p>Walt Disney World Resort – Buy 3 Days, Get 2 Days FREE! </p> <p>Universal Orlando Resort – Buy 2 Days, Get 2 Days FREE! </p> <p>Legoland FL – Save 35%! Christmas Bricktacular Included! </p> <p>SeaWorld – Save Over 30%! Christmas Celebration Uncluded! </p> <p>Aquatica – Save Over 40% on One Visit! </p> <p>Busch Gardens Tampa Bay – Save Over 30% on One Visit </p> <p>Tampa Bay CityPASS – Save Up to 53% on Combined </p> <p>Attaction Prices. </p> <p>Kennedy Space Center – Save up to 25% on Admission </p> <p>A Ultimate Air-Boat Tours – Save up to 20% on Tickets </p> <p>Fun Spot America – Save over 25% on 2 Parks! </p> <p>Gray Line Orlando – Save up to 20% </p> <p>Orlando Balloon Rides – Save up to $55 on Tickets! </p> <p>Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – Save up to 25% &amp; Get 2nd Day FREE! </p> <p>Tampa’s Lowry Zoo – Save Over 20%! 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The Show - Save More Than $58! </p> <p>Divas Las Vegas - Save $62 </p> <p>Human Nature - Tickets Starting From $35! </p> <p>Cirque du Soleil </p> <p>LOVE by Cirque du Soleil – Tickets starting at $60 </p> <p>“O” by Cirque du Soleil – Receive Exclusive Assigned Seating </p> <p>KA by Cirque du Soleil – Save Up to $32! </p> <p>Mystere by Cirque du Soleil – Save Up to $45 </p> <p>CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK LIVE – Save $33! </p> <p>Zumanity – Tickets starting at $50 </p> <p>Michael Jackson One by Cirque du Soleil – Save 15% on </p> <p>Late Performances! </p> <p>Nightclub Special Offers </p> <p>VIP Party Crawl – Save Up to $69! </p> <p>VIP Club Hop – Save $79 + VIP Party Pass </p> <p>V Card: The Vegas Nightclub Pass – Save more than 70% </p> <p>Tao All Access Pass – Save up to $23! </p> <p>City &amp; Canyon Tours, Attractions &amp; More </p> <p>Gray Line Las Vegas Strip Tour – Save $30! </p> <p>Richard Petty Ride-Along - Save $30 </p> <p>CSI: The Experience – Save $45! </p> <p>Wild West Horseback – Save over $40 </p> <p>Grand Canyon West Rim Deluxe Tours </p> <p>by Gray Line Tours – Save Up To $160! </p> <p>Vegas Balloon Rides – Save up to $128 per passenger! </p> <p>Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours – Save $54 </p> <p>Pawn Stars Tour - Save $21! </p> <p>Las Vegas See The Lights Tour - Save $18! </p> <p>Las Vegas Hotels </p> <p>Bellagio – Save Over $11 </p> <p>Desert Rose Resort – Save $56 </p> <p>Downtown Grand Las Vegas – Save $73 </p> <p>Plaze Hotel and Casino – Save 20%! </p> <p>Stratosphere Hotel – Save $61 </p> <p>Jet Luxury at Vdara Condo Hotel – Save $79 </p> <p>California Attractions </p> <p>Universal Studios Hollywood – Save Up to 25% When You Visit </p> <p>Midweek. </p> <p>Knott’s Berry Farm – Save Over 40%! </p> <p>San Diego Zoo – Save Over 15%! </p> <p>San Diego Seal Tour – Save up to 20%! </p> <p>Madame Tussauds Hollywood – Save up to 35% </p> <p>USS Midway Museum – Save up to 25% </p> <p>California Academy of Sciences – Save up to 15%! </p> <p>Medieval Times California – Save over 35% </p> <p>San Francisco CityPASS – Save Up to 49%-Combo Attraction Prices </p> <p>Pier 39 Attraction Pass – Save 35%! </p> <p>Dana Wharf Whale Watching – Save Over 50%! </p> <p>San Francisco Explorer Pass – Save up to 55%! </p> <p>Bay City Bike Tour – Buy Tickets Now and Save 25% </p> <p>Wine Country Bus Tours – Save up to 20% </p> <p>Big Bus Tours San Francisco – Save Over 20% On </p> <p>Night Tour! </p> <p>Exploratorium – Save 15% </p> <p>City Sightseeing San Franisco – Save over 25%! </p> <p>Beverly Wilshire Intimate Illusions – Save 25% </p> <p>K1 Speed Indoor Go Kart – Save up to 20% </p> <p>San Diego Harbor Excursion – Save up to 25% </p> <p>Walt Disney Museum – Save over 10% </p> <p>Aquarium of the Pacifc – Save over 35%! </p> <p>Catalina Express – Save up to 15%! </p> <p>Legoland – Save Over 40% PLUS 2nd Day FREE! </p> <p>Pacifc Park – Save up to 40%! </p> <p>Madame Tussauds San Francisco – Save Over 30%! </p> <p>GoCar Tour – Golden Gate: Save over 10%! </p> <p>California’s Great America – Save Over 40%! </p> <p>New York attractions </p> <p>New York Pass – Save over 15%! </p> <p>Top of The Rock Observation Deck – Save Over 10%! </p> <p>Metropolitan Museum of Art – Save 15% and Skip the Line! </p> <p>Empire State Building Observatory – Save Over 25%! </p> <p>New York City Explorer Pass – Save up to 45%! </p> <p>Body Worlds: Pulse – Save Up to 30%! </p> <p>Medieval Times New Jersey – Save over 35%! </p> <p>Central Park Sighteeing Bike Rentals – Save Up to 30% </p> <p>THE RIDE – Save Over 25%! </p> <p>Gray Line New York Sightseeing – Save up to 20% </p> <p>Slice Of Brooklyn Pizza Tour – Save up to 20% </p> <p>Theater </p> <p>Beautiful: The Carol King Musical – Save $40! </p> <p>The Phantom of the Opera – Save Over $50 on Orchestra Seats! </p> <p>Avenue Q – Exclusive Offer: $44 Seats! </p> <p>CHICAGO – Save up to $50 </p> <p>Jersey Boys – Last Chance! Final Performance Jan. 15! </p> <p>Kinky Boots – Save over 25% </p> <p>Cagney – Save Over 40%! </p> <p>Wicked – Tickets From $94! </p> <p>The Book Of Mormon – Tickets From $99 </p> <p>Aladdin – Buy Now and Save! </p> <p>The Lion King – Buy Now and Save! </p> <p>Stomp – Save over 35% </p> <p>The Gazillion Bubble Show – Save Over 50%! </p> <p>On Your Feet! – Save over $45 </p> <p>Paramour – Save Over 25%! </p> <p>The Color Purple – Save Over 35%! </p> <p>School of Rock – Save over 30% </p> <p>Cats – Save Up to 45%! </p> <p>Shear Madness – Save Up to $50 </p> <p>Sistas – $40 Premium Seats! </p> <p>Waitress – Buy Now and Save! </p> <p>Holiday Inn – Save Up to $35 </p> <p>White Rabbit Red Rabbit – Save 50%! </p> <p>Oh, Hello On Broadway – Tickets From $89! </p> <p>Dear Evan Hansen – Tickets From $69! </p> <p>Not That Jewish – Save Over 35%! </p> <p>In Transit – Save Up to $50! </p> <p>iLuminate – Save Over $30! </p> <p>Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Save Over 15%! </p> <p>Blue Man Group New York – Save Up to 25%! </p> <p>Arthur Miller’s The Price – Save Up to $35! </p> <p>The Illusionists - Turn of the Century – Save Over $40 </p> <p>Miss Saigon – Buy Now and Save! </p> <p>The Front Page – Save Up to 40%! </p> <p>National Attractions by State </p> <p>AZ Sea Life Aquarium </p> <p>IL Architecture River Tour </p> <p>MA Boston Duck Tours </p> <p>NC Biltmore Estate </p> <p>TX Sea Life Aquarium Grapevine </p> <p>Cirque du Soleil – Traveling Tours </p> <p>KURIOS™ by Cirque du Soleil </p> <p>Now - Jan. 29, Miami, FL - Save Over 30%! </p> <p>Feb - Mar, Dallas, TX - Save Over 30%! </p> <p>LUZIA™ by Cirque du Soleil </p> <p>Now - Jan. 29, San Francisco, CA - Save Over 30%! </p> <p>Feb- Mar, San Jose, CA - Save Over 30%! </p> <p>South Florida Attractions </p> <p>Zoo Miami – Save Over 20% on Safari Package </p> <p>Six Flags – Save Over 40% | CA, DC, GA, IL, MO, NJ &amp; TX </p> <p>CityPass – Save up to 52%! | IL, CA, FL, GA, MA, NY, PA, TX &amp; WA </p> <p>Legoland Discovery Center – Save over 30% | GA, IL, KS, MA, NY </p> <p>Madame Tussauds – Save up to 35% | CA, DC, Las Vegas, NY </p> <p>Bahamas </p> <p>SUB Bahamas Adventure – Save up to 15% </p> <p>Stuart Cove’s Snorkel Bahamas – Save up to 15% </p> <p>Stuart Cove’s Shark Adventure – Save up to 15% </p> <p>Mexico </p> <p>Chichen Itza – Save up to 25% </p> <p>Dolphin Discovery Encounter – Save over 25% </p> <p>Taste of Tequila – Save over 15%! </p> <p>Sea Safari – Save over 15%! </p> <p>GO Card – Save up to 55% | CA, FL, HI, IL, MA </p> <p>Blue Man Group – Save Over 45% | FL, NV, MA, IL, NY </p> <p>Movie Tickets – Save over 30% </p> <p>Power Pass – Save up to $15 | NV </p> <p>International Destinations </p> <p>Nationwide Theme Parks Shows, Tours &amp; More </p> <p>January 2017-National *Save Money *Avoid Admission Lines *Have Your Tickets Before You Go *Convenient Delivery Options </p> <p>Universal Studios Hollywood – Save Up to 25% When You Visit </p> <p>Midweek. </p> <p>Knott’s Berry Farm – Save Over 40%! </p> <p>San Diego Zoo – Save Over 15%! </p> <p>San Diego Seal Tour – Save up to 20%! </p> <p>Madame Tussauds Hollywood – Save up to 35% </p> <p>USS Midway Museum – Save up to 25% </p> <p>California Academy of Sciences – Save up to 15%! </p> <p>Medieval Times California – Save over 35% </p> <p>San Francisco CityPASS – Save Up to 49%-Combo Attraction Prices </p> <p>Pier 39 Attraction Pass – Save 35%! </p> <p>Dana Wharf Whale Watching – Save Over 50%! </p> <p>San Francisco Explorer Pass – Save up to 55%! </p> <p>Bay City Bike Tour – Buy Tickets Now and Save 25% </p> <p>Wine Country Bus Tours – Save up to 20% </p> <p>Big Bus Tours San Francisco – Save Over 20% On </p> <p>Night Tour! </p> <p>Exploratorium – Save 15% </p> <p>City Sightseeing San Franisco – Save over 25%! </p> <p>Beverly Wilshire Intimate Illusions – Save 25% </p> <p>K1 Speed Indoor Go Kart – Save up to 20% </p> <p>San Diego Harbor Excursion – Save up to 25% </p> <p>Walt Disney Museum – Save over 10% </p> <p>Aquarium of the Pacifc – Save over 35%! </p> <p>Catalina Express – Save up to 15%! </p> <p>Legoland – Save Over 40% PLUS 2nd Day FREE! </p> <p>Pacifc Park – Save up to 40%! </p> <p>Madame Tussauds San Francisco – Save Over 30%! </p> <p>GoCar Tour – Golden Gate: Save over 10%! </p> <p>California’s Great America – Save Over 40%! </p> <p>Orlando: 407-393-5862 </p> <p>Toll Free: 866-273-5825 </p> <p>Entertainment Discounts for Employees! </p> <p>Company Code </p> <p>Puerto Rico </p> <p>Zipline Canopy Tour – Save over 20% </p> <p>El Yunque Rainforest Tour – Save over 20% </p> <p>ATV Adventure Tour – Save over 25% on Tickets </p> <p>Old San Juan City Shopping and Tour – Save Over 20% </p> <p>Hawaiian Destinations </p> <p>Kipu Falls Zipline Safari (Kauai) – Save More Then $24 </p> <p>Maui Surf Lessons – Save up to $20! </p> <p>Grand Circle Island Tour – Save Up to $20 </p> text/html http://www.hotelsetc.com/blog/january-savings New Year Hotel Discounts http://www.hotelsetc.com/blog/new-year-hotel-discounts http://www.hotelsetc.com/blog/new-year-hotel-discounts <tr><td align="middle"> </td> </tr><tr><td align="center"> <div id="m_7192959268033020881banner-image" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable m_7192959268033020881banner-image"> <p><span><img alt="" width="100%" class="CToWUd" src="https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/-TgGWcFTw1xTMWqmcaSTvOvUiUlEHefvMrt28dNz8XsL1l-HlSHcvRMT9Aoxo69Qj9gNXyfzpHuCXxqxNbKqC7OEr99VncThEJDzoDkNqciImhFm4zLDOLAUuNxFFHkvJQyxtBPe6gETcaEtotnIbNLqgV5DV-7zgy6AAU1ygvqL-UXapva3BB9n=s0-d-e1-ft#http://landingpage.premiummemberservices.com/rs/392-WQQ-620/images/12-30-2016_NewYearDestinations_Header_English.jpg"/></span></p> </div></td> </tr><tr readability="4"><td align="middle" readability="5.5"> <div id="m_7192959268033020881banner" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable m_7192959268033020881banner" readability="10"> <p><span><i>New year, new you and new savings.</i><i><br/></i></span></p> <p><span>Here are our favorite destinations we are crazy about this week with amazing hotel savings!</span><br/></p> </div></td> </tr><tr><td> </td> </tr><tr readability="4"><td> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="315" class="m_7192959268033020881column m_7192959268033020881col-image"><tbody><tr><td> <div id="m_7192959268033020881content-row-1-image" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable"> <p><img alt="" border="0" width="315" height="175" tabindex="0" class="CToWUd a6T" src="https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/iYzAwX0-alZE_wANCNZQ_AAGiOs0XSfAocFYEyyE_GwVN9c1QMUgmkR8uFodTV2mGVvhdPORRzP0wZVy18cj8_8rfXGFLngMINwKztrL2bHSbfmQ43H439sZHNG1tsItLg_OcQmBGBv_ih0oAdLh=s0-d-e1-ft#http://landingpage.premiummemberservices.com/rs/392-WQQ-620/images/Seattle_2016-11-18.jpg"/></p> </div></td> </tr></tbody></table><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="312" class="m_7192959268033020881column m_7192959268033020881col-text"><tbody readability="2"><tr readability="4"><td readability="5.5"> <div id="m_7192959268033020881content-row-1-text" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable" readability="10"> <p><strong>Seattle, Washington</strong><br/>Save up to 37%</p> <p><span>Seattle is an exciting urban city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty.<br/></span></p> <p><span><span><b>View Deals &gt;&gt;</b></span></span></p> </div></td> </tr></tbody></table></td> </tr><tr><td> </td> </tr><tr readability="7"><td> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="315" class="m_7192959268033020881column m_7192959268033020881col-image"><tbody><tr><td> <div id="m_7192959268033020881content-row-2-image" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable"> <p><img alt="" border="0" width="315" height="175" tabindex="0" class="CToWUd a6T" src="https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/TSFombvuI3u02jlN5CxzXaAIhMWOC28WpMakrxGR5UUtzo0C9UIKnRUxU32DigOyoQc6M-DcmLNQwkBpkOZge58J5P-tJEIeRxZzWRLAt5Ej4Q7qmcZbpVEAoLwwqxz7WcmE5AnSBolnerFsUECGq5OhkUtiG9adVD8_EfQIqQ_i=s0-d-e1-ft#http://landingpage.premiummemberservices.com/rs/392-WQQ-620/images/NL-Dest-2016-11-04_POW_Philadelphia_.jpg"/></p> </div></td> </tr></tbody></table><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="312" class="m_7192959268033020881column m_7192959268033020881col-text"><tbody readability="3.5"><tr readability="7"><td readability="7.5"> <div id="m_7192959268033020881content-row-2-text" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable" readability="14"> <p><strong>Philadelphia, Pennsylvania</strong><br/>Save up to 45%</p> <p><span>Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.<br/></span></p> <p><span><span><b>View Deals &gt;&gt;</b></span></span></p> </div></td> </tr></tbody></table></td> </tr><tr><td> </td> </tr><tr readability="5"><td> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="315" class="m_7192959268033020881column m_7192959268033020881col-image"><tbody><tr><td> <div id="m_7192959268033020881content-row-2-image" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable"> <p><img alt="" height="175" border="0" width="315" tabindex="0" class="CToWUd a6T" src="https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/W5BwdH1-u0nXOIDijHSIufHoUlx6JKtl-FfRHAjnx9W9P4IV9WDulcz0Z7UAw1XYissepSTbNSD1ZiGXBGHnl7tOHQoBO29BsNUkEXxRcuy_C5j3rtkdxKpFCmZdlJNBeosE86Ye8wvi-ZDHELf7_qg=s0-d-e1-ft#http://landingpage.premiummemberservices.com/rs/392-WQQ-620/images/Spain_New_2016-12-23.jpg"/></p> </div></td> </tr></tbody></table><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="312" class="m_7192959268033020881column m_7192959268033020881col-text"><tbody readability="2.5"><tr readability="5"><td readability="6.5"> <div id="m_7192959268033020881content-row-2-text" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable" readability="12"> <p><strong>Seville, Spain</strong><br/>Save up to 28%</p> <p><span>This is a city of feelings as much as sights, with different seasons prompting vastly contrasting moods.</span></p> </div></td> </tr></tbody></table></td> </tr><tr><td> </td> </tr><tr readability="4"><td> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="315" class="m_7192959268033020881column m_7192959268033020881col-image"><tbody><tr><td> <div id="m_7192959268033020881content-row-2-image" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable"> <p><img alt="" height="175" border="0" width="315" tabindex="0" class="CToWUd a6T" src="https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/hSJI0vu3BS1ZTDtI0qORISAu3-puOoi9WP1UutzBbqLS49oh71wnynKBsIHHb4_f-RKwtAB55M0DHOqBNh4LFs6jz6H8P8a6dJVtrarVqLUy84Up_v6Jm8a0co5mvPJcwxb8Gk4nWqGv3XR8zIod4Q=s0-d-e1-ft#http://landingpage.premiummemberservices.com/rs/392-WQQ-620/images/Kona_New_2016-12-23.jpg"/></p> </div></td> </tr></tbody></table><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="312" class="m_7192959268033020881column m_7192959268033020881col-text"><tbody readability="2"><tr readability="4"><td readability="6"> <div id="m_7192959268033020881content-row-2-text" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable" readability="11"> <p><strong>Kona, Hawaii</strong><br/>Save up to 32%</p> <p><span>The sunny Kona District stretches for about 60 miles from Kona International Airport to beyond Kealakekua Bay.</span></p> </div></td> </tr></tbody></table></td> </tr><tr><td> </td> </tr><tr readability="4"><td> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="315" class="m_7192959268033020881column m_7192959268033020881col-image"><tbody><tr><td> <div id="m_7192959268033020881content-row-2-image" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable"> <p><img alt="" height="175" border="0" width="315" tabindex="0" class="CToWUd a6T" src="https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/b14tDv_MyqYn30CfR6yL-yytcgdtqQ-m7MXNeR-xezRk38irrhxWq3r5BiH9p2S9zJhodKfG4eEMQ1r0v_Xph8WKYDRxJF78YijF9ATdlKU39XaPdFP5ker0F2UMH2Sqr1FRB7dd6HXiIdW9S-YiZR0y6bj0SyTQQA=s0-d-e1-ft#http://landingpage.premiummemberservices.com/rs/392-WQQ-620/images/San_Francisco_New_2016-12-23.jpg"/></p> </div></td> </tr></tbody></table><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="312" class="m_7192959268033020881column m_7192959268033020881col-text"><tbody readability="2"><tr readability="4"><td readability="6"> <div id="m_7192959268033020881content-row-2-text" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable" readability="11"> <p><strong>San Francisco, California</strong><br/>Save up to 36%</p> <p><span>San Francisco is home to a little bit of everything. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a long time local.</span></p> </div></td> </tr></tbody></table></td> </tr><tr><td> </td> </tr><tr readability="8"><td> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="315" class="m_7192959268033020881column m_7192959268033020881col-image"><tbody><tr><td> <div id="m_7192959268033020881content-row-2-image" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable"> <p><img alt="" border="0" width="315" height="175" tabindex="0" class="CToWUd a6T" src="https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/YlH0mVdpxYaMVYatrU7EuVLSebTUJuwxknEzK1y4EMNyX5gpvIJgX245AiDZSEXsrzRkHEXhiEYQ9-xG8E-swx_O-N70R-vdD9nPgXTQl33Q0zJhQz2VrUYSe5D92lHWMPnVRptfTnX1pN-ajDJZ5K7gR9E=s0-d-e1-ft#http://landingpage.premiummemberservices.com/rs/392-WQQ-620/images/Portland_New_2016-11-18.jpg"/></p> </div></td> </tr></tbody></table><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="312" class="m_7192959268033020881column m_7192959268033020881col-text"><tbody readability="4"><tr readability="8"><td readability="8"> <div id="m_7192959268033020881content-row-2-text" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable" readability="15"> <p><strong>Portland, Oregon</strong><br/>Save up to 37%</p> <p><span>Portland is know for its parks, bridges, bicycle paths, eco-friendliness, microbreweries and coffeehouses.</span></p> </div></td> </tr></tbody></table></td> </tr><tr><td> </td> </tr><tr readability="4"><td> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="315" class="m_7192959268033020881column m_7192959268033020881col-image"><tbody><tr><td> <div id="m_7192959268033020881content-row-2-image" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable"> <p><img alt="" height="175" border="0" width="315" tabindex="0" class="CToWUd a6T" src="https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/GUf_2PsuLFu6qBxXbroM5hx8eD-m6rf8hIhb1oi4iQ9G6xtU-Kd0mYx-udj0s4Bys1inHNM5G_W2L8WiOqj21c2ziGGIw9x4bgXKu58rFuRwzMaapKJEdLaX5BXMZksbptMBcs11qx_lpv6mT7L9adJ1X7oareWzhiUQ=s0-d-e1-ft#http://landingpage.premiummemberservices.com/rs/392-WQQ-620/images/Orlando_Wyndham_New_2016-12-23.jpg"/></p> </div></td> </tr></tbody></table><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="312" class="m_7192959268033020881column m_7192959268033020881col-text"><tbody readability="2"><tr readability="4"><td readability="6"> <div id="m_7192959268033020881content-row-2-text" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable" readability="11"> <p><strong>Orlando, Florida</strong><br/>Save up to 52%</p> <p><span>You can visit Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive for a stay and shuttle over to Walt Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando Resort.</span></p> </div></td> </tr></tbody></table></td> </tr><tr><td> </td> </tr><tr readability="5"><td> <table align="left" 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<p><strong>New York City, New York</strong><br/>Save up to 40%</p> <p><span>Admire the grandeur of the Empire State Building, the beauty of the Statue of Liberty and the pathways of Central Park on your visit to New York City.</span></p> </div></td> </tr></tbody></table></td> </tr><tr><td> </td> </tr><tr readability="5"><td> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="315" class="m_7192959268033020881column m_7192959268033020881col-image"><tbody><tr><td> <div id="m_7192959268033020881content-row-4-image" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable"> <p><img alt="" border="0" width="315" height="175" tabindex="0" class="CToWUd a6T" src="https://ci3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/OHo7VyNr9taJDgGi70n_IK2ZNFDBIdTor2njnonsSJ5lj4Uhgpm097sZ9jBRcRZ6IXYJxswxgdJP11DXU_EJU2Pa80jrL73ueY-d0-ALj81GKwdPonTwTMzaJgJmKykaWnU4ytaOGrmz2fxH7LPZV44T5MnczH0q-IPr=s0-d-e1-ft#http://landingpage.premiummemberservices.com/rs/392-WQQ-620/images/NL-Dest-2016-11-04_POW_Cancun_.jpg"/></p> </div></td> </tr></tbody></table><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="312" class="m_7192959268033020881column m_7192959268033020881col-text"><tbody readability="2.5"><tr readability="5"><td readability="6.5"> <div id="m_7192959268033020881content-row-4-text" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable" readability="12"> <p><strong>Cancun, Mexico</strong><br/>Save up to 50%</p> <p><span>Buenos Aires is an astonishing metropolis that looks a bit like Europe, but with an edgy Latin American twist.</span></p> </div></td> </tr></tbody></table></td> </tr><tr readability="6.7285318559557"><td align="left" readability="6.2479224376731"> <div id="m_7192959268033020881social" class="m_7192959268033020881mktEditable m_7192959268033020881social" readability="11.534626038781"> <p>Inventory displayed in this advertisement has limited availability and is sold on a first come, first serve basis. Displayed inventory is constantly changing and is not guaranteed. If displayed inventory is no longer available when attempting to reserve your vacation, please log-in to your membership to access all currently available inventory.</p> </div></td> </tr> text/html http://www.hotelsetc.com/blog/new-year-hotel-discounts Beware of Travel Scams, Few tips to consider http://www.hotelsetc.com/blog/beware-of-travel-scams http://www.hotelsetc.com/blog/beware-of-travel-scams <p>Unlike most products, travel services usually have to be paid for before they are delivered. This creates opportunities for disreputable individuals and companies. Some travel packages turn out to be very different from what was presented or what the consumer expected. Some don't materialize at all! </p> <p>If you receive an offer by phone or mail for a free or extremely low-priced vacation trip to a popular destination (often Hawaii or Florida), there are a few things you should look for: </p> <p>* Does the price seem too good to be true? If so, it probably is.  </p> <p>* Are you asked to give your credit card number over the phone?  </p> <p>* Are you pressured to make an immediate decision?  </p> <p>* Is the carrier simply identified as "a major airline," or does the representative offer a collection of airlines without being able to say which one you will be on?  </p> <p>* Is the representative unable or unwilling to give you a street address for the company?  </p> <p>* Are you told you can't leave for at least two months? (The deadline for disputing a credit card charge is 60 days, and most scam artists know this.)  </p> <p>If you encounter any of these symptoms, proceed cautiously. Ask for written information to be sent to you; any legitimate travel company will be happy to oblige. If they don't have a brochure, ask for a day or two to think it over; most bona fide deals that are good today will still be good two days from now. If they say no to both requests, this probably isn't the trip for you. </p> <p>Some other advice: </p> <p>* If you are told that you've won a free vacation, ask if you have to buy something else in order to get it. Some packages have promoted free air fare, as long as you buy expensive hotel arrangements. Others include a free hotel stay, but no air fare.  </p> <p>* If you are seriously considering the vacation offer and are confident you have established the full price you will pay, compare the offer to what you might obtain elsewhere. Frequently, the appeal of free air fare or free accommodations disguises the fact that the total price is still higher than that of a regular package tour.  </p> <p>* Get a confirmed departure date, in writing, before you pay anything. Eye skeptically any promises that an acceptable date will be arranged later. If the package involves standby or wait list travel, or a reservation that can only be provided much later, ask if your payment is refundable if you want to cancel, and don't pay any money you can't afford to lose.  </p> <p>* If the destination is a beach resort, ask the seller how far the hotel is from the beach. Then ask the hotel.  </p> <p>* Determine the complete cost of the trip in dollars, including all service charges, taxes, processing fees, etc.  </p> <p>* If you decide to buy the trip after checking it out, paying by credit card gives you certain legal rights to pursue a chargeback (credit) if promised services aren't delivered.  </p> <p>* Always purchase from a company that has been around for a while. Don't purchase a vacation from a company that has less then a 2 year history. </p> text/html http://www.hotelsetc.com/blog/beware-of-travel-scams 7 Secrets To Travel Safe On Your Next Vacation http://www.hotelsetc.com/blog/travel-safe http://www.hotelsetc.com/blog/travel-safe <div readability="12.107142857143">You’ve got the plane ticket, the hotel reservation, the itinerary. But have you given any thought or taken any steps to protect your health and safety? The worst thing that can happen is that you spend your vacation in a hospital— or bring home a weird, exotic virus that has you bedridden for weeks. Watch some great travel videos at <a href="http://www.hotelsetc.com/system/application/libraries/spaw2/empty/;//www.youtube.com/hotelsetc">www.youtube.com/hotelsetc</a> </div> <p>You also want to avoid theft, mugging, or worst, terrorist attacks. Your resort may call itself an “island paradise” but let’s not be naïve and assume everyone is as friendly as they look in the brochures.? </p> <p>Be smart. Prepare, make informed decisions, especially if you’re traveling with your family. This vacation is supposed to be fun—and you can do your part by preventing most disasters. </p> <p>1. Check Travel Advisories </p> <p>Your embassy will list places that they recommend “caution” or right-out tell you to stay away from altogether. This could be because of a tense political situation, or a low level of security in underdeveloped areas. ? </p> <p>But also take advisories with some degree of salt. ?You can safely assume that the capitals and major cities of a country will be more tourist friendly, since governments would’ve probably taken great efforts to develop them. The exception, of course, are countries going through civil war—in which case, read the international newspapers (or the web-version of their local English paper) to see how bad it really is. </p> <p>2. Get Vaccinated </p> <p>Some viruses that are relatively rare in your country may proliferate in the climate of another—and you don’t have the natural antibodies to fight them. Get the full range of vaccines (your embassy website will also recommend which ones you really need, depending on here you want to go). </p> <p>3. Bring Medicines and Prescriptions? </p> <p>Ask your doctor for two copies of your prescriptions (carry one in your wallet, and leave one in your luggage). Also bring enough anti histamines (for allergies) or any maintenance vitamins or medications. Asthmatics should carry have a nebulizer—especially since attacks can be triggered by change in climate or physical exertion (you never know how much walking you’ll be doing during the tour). </p> <p>4. Never Flaunt Your Valuables </p> <p>Wearing your Rolex or flashing large amounts of money practically screams “Rob me!” to the pickpockets. Keep small bills and change in your belt bag for easy access (these are for entrance fees, cab fares, snacks). Keep larger bills in a zippered pocket. ?To be very safe, divide the money and distribute it among several pockets—at least, even if you do get robbed, you still have something left. </p> <p>Another tip: bring only what you need for that day and leave the rest in the hotel safety deposit box.? </p> <p>5. Travel in Groups </p> <p>This is unfamiliar land, and you may not even speak the local language. So stick together (at least divide into pairs), especially at night.? </p> <p>6. Ask the Hotel Receptionist/Travel Agent Which Places to Avoid </p> <p>Before exploring the area, get a list of places known for its crime rate, or streets that tend to get dark after a particular hour. Identify the areas on a map and avoid accordingly. </p> <p>7. Tell the Hotel Receptionist Where You Are Going? </p> <p>This is very important if you are going skiing, ?hiking, or participating in any activity where there is a risk of getting lost or injured. ?Name how many people will be in your party and what time they can expect you. Then, they can alert authorities if you have not returned. </p> text/html http://www.hotelsetc.com/blog/travel-safe