’s travel deals of the week: January 6-12, 2020

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Fairmont Banff Springs

The Fairmont Banff Springs.

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Our first travel deals roundup for the new decade features offerings from Accor Hotels, MSC Cruises, Intrepid Travel, Insight Vacations and more.

Save up to 25% at many of Accor’s finest hotels

The Fairmont Empress in Victoria sparkles at night.

Fairmont Empress

Accor Hotels, which includes Fairmont and many other brands, has a nice sale to start the year. Escape with savings that get better the longer you stay—up to 25 per cent off—at Fairmont, Swissotel, Sofitel, Pullman, 21cMuseum Hotels and Novotel in North and Central America. Hotels under these brand names include some of the best properties in the world, including the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta and Fairmont hotels in San Francisco, New York City (The Plaza, one of the city’s most iconic hotels) and Barbados. As a bonus, as a member of ALL – the Accor Hotels Live Limitless rewards program, you can receive 3X Rewards Points. The offer can be booked until March 30, 2020 for stays until April 30, 2020.

MSC Cruises serves up savings

Ocean Cay from MSC Cruises.

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Now through March 31, 2020, cruisers can enjoy up to $689 USD in added value per stateroom on a seven-night cruise with MSC Cruises, which bills itself as the world’s fastest growing cruise line. Guests booking an inside, ocean view or balcony stateroom on select sailings will receive a selection of unlimited drinks with an Easy Drink Package — including select beer, house wines by the glass, and spirits, non-alcoholic cocktails, soft drinks and juices, bottled water, and classic hot drinks like coffee, espresso, hot tea, and more — a standard wifi package — offering up to 3.5 GB across 2 devices — and up to $100 in shipboard credit, depending on category booked. Cruisers booking a Caribbean sailing with MSC Cruises this year also may have the added benefit of experiencing Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve – the cruise line’s new breathtaking private island destination in The Bahamas.

Arctic and Antarctic cruises are up to 50% off with Intrepid

Antarctica is the world's southernmost continent.

Antarctica is the world’s southernmost continent.

Lindblad Expeditions

Intrepid Travel has great polar sales going on early this month. Travellers can save up to 40 per cent on select Arctic 2020 voyages. The sale ends Jan. 15, 2020 and is valid for travel on select voyages between April and September, 2020. Click here for more information or to book. They also are offering savings of up to 50 per cent on select Antarctica voyages. The sale ends Jan. 15, 2020 and is valid for select 2020 departures. Click here for more information or to book.

Save when you stay at these charming Niagara hotels

The Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of the most beautiful hotels in Ontario.


Lovers of relaxing days in the Niagara Region take note. Vintage Hotels is offering getaways from $199 (Sunday to Thursday) as part of their “Temptations in Wine Country” package for three beautiful properties; the Prince of Wales, Queen’s Landing and Pillar & Post. The getaway includes overnight accommodations with a complimentary upgrade, a $50 dinner credit to enjoy dinner at one of our three award-winning restaurant dining rooms, and wine tasting passes for two at Château des Charmes and Reif Estates wineries. The package is available until Jan. 31, 2020. Rates on Friday nights start at $229, while Saturday nights start at $299. Some blackout dates apply.

Couples can save up to $300 USD on select tours with Insight Vacations

A lunch in Morocco.

Insight Vacations is offering an extended air and early payment deal for the new year. From now until Feb. 27, guests can save up to $300 (all figures USD) per couple on economy air on departures to Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, Egypt and Morocco for travel during Oct. 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020, and September 1, 2020 to November 15, 2020. By choosing flights with American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia, travelers can save $150 off per person on Economy, $200 off per person on Premium Economy or $300 off per person on Business Class. For guests who book and pay in full by Feb. 27, they can receive a savings of 7.5 per cent on trips to Europe and Britain, and the USA and Canada.

European river cruises with Scenic are up to 40 per cent off

Lyon, France.

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Scenic is offering travellers a New Year’s deal not to be missed with savings across itineraries for 2020 and 2021. The sale price is available from Jan. 2, 2020 until inventory is gone. Guests can save up to 40 per cent on all 2020 European River Cruises as well as free door-to-door private chauffeur transfers. Travellers can experience the new South of France 11-day cruise taking guests on a round-trip from Lyon along the magical Saône and Rhône rivers, enjoying the tastes, sights and smells of Southern France. Embark on the South of France itinerary for $6,322 per person (based on an Oct. 12, 2020 departure).

Le Boat’s flash sale will save you as much as 25% on their houseboats

Be your own captain on a LeBoat houseboat tour of the Rideau Canal.


Le Boat is having a flash sale; offering savings of up to 25 per cent on their modern houseboat vacations.  Choose a luxury houseboat vacation in Europe or the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal in Canada 2020 and save up to 25 per cent with their January FLASH SALE .  Offer valid until Jan. 9, 2020 for cruises in 2020. Visit or call 1-800-734-5491 for more information.


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