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Autumn in Williamsburg comes with a bonus

The week's best travel bargains around the globe.

*The Colonial Williamsburg Resort Collection is offering autumn get-away specials with discounted room rates and resort credits. For instance, the Autumn Getaway, starting at $149 per room per night, provides guests at the Williamsburg Lodge a $100 resort credit valid for Sunday through Tuesday arrivals. The credit can be used at Colonial Williamsburg's restaurants and taverns, the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg or any Colonial Williamsburg owned store. The offer is available for a two-night minimum stay, now through Dec. 29.

*With Tropical Adventures, save more than $500 on the Cultural Encounter Package to Costa Rica, a mix of volunteering and nature. The six-night package costs $899 per person double and includes two nights at the Hotel Don Carlos in San Jose; four (rustic) nights at the Bamboo Cultural Center in the Talamanca indigenous reservation; volunteering opportunities at an elementary school, retirement home and indigenous cultural center; a five-hour indigenous farm tour to see exotic frogs, birds, butterflies, etc.; a boat tour to Panama, plus a forest walk and waterfall swim; almost all meals and some snacks; and transfers to all locations. Airport departure tax of $26 and gratuities are extra. Travel by Feb. 28; some blackout dates apply. Typically, the package costs $1,444. Info: 800-832-9419,

*Cruise West is introducing four new journeys to the Middle East and Southeast China and has sweetened the deal with reduced rates of 20 percent, plus free air and excursions on select cruises. For example, the 16-night sojourn from Chennai, India, to Mumbai, departing March 20, costs $7,995 per person double, reduced from $9,995, and the 16-night Singapore-to-Chennai trip, leaving March 5, is priced at $10,145, down from $12,695. The 14-night cruise from Mumbai to Muscat, Oman, costs $5,895 (vs. $7,395) and includes round-trip air from four U.S. cities, including New York's JFK. Depart April 4. The 18-night sail from Muscat to Alexandria, Egypt, costs $8,545 and includes a three-night post-cruise land tour of Cairo, valued at $1,390. Depart April 17. All taxes included. Book by Oct. 28. Info: 800-296-8307,

* is offering discounted all-inclusive packages throughout the Caribbean for fall and early-winter travel, starting at $499 double. Packages include air fare and lodging, meals, drinks, activities, tips, some taxes and fees, hurricane and weather insurance, and a $100 travel credit if it rains. For instance, a six-night stay for two at VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, with flights from Buffalo-Niagara International, is $911 per person. Information: or 800-915-2322.

*Adventure Life Voyages is offering free air from major international gateway cities, plus a land tour extension, on its Jan. 24 cruise to Antarctica. The 11-day sojourn aboard the Clipper Adventurer starts at $5,990 per person for a triple cabin or $7,390 for a twin and includes free round-trip air fare from major international gateway cities such as New York to Ushuaia, Argentina, and a three-day tour to Iguazu Falls, on the border of Argentina and Brazil. The trip to the falls precedes the cruise and includes flights, accommodations, breakfasts and tours. About $50 in taxes additional. Flights to Ushuaia typical cost $1,200; the falls tour is valued at $800. Information on this and many other cruise deals is at 800- 344-6118,

*Red Roof's RediCard members who book a room and stay for two nights at any Red Roof location now through Sept. 30 will receive 5,000 bonus points, enough for a certificate for a free night's stay or another corresponding reward.

Deals sell out quickly and are not guaranteed to be available. Restrictions such as day of travel and advance-purchase requirements sometimes apply.

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