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Get half off rates at Vermont resort

*Vermont's Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa is offering 50 percent off room rates. With the deal, rates start at $119 per night double (normally $239). Add $12 per night in taxes. Two-night minimum required for Friday or Saturday arrivals. Valid through May 24. Info: (800) 253-2232,

*Couples and singles can save hundreds on a Serengeti safari with Overseas Adventure Travel. The 12-day Tanzania Lodge & Tented Safari land tour starts at $2,345 per person (doubles and singles) and covers five nights in lodges and six nights in tented camps, including four overnights in the Serengeti; a day room in Arusha; 33 meals, including wine at dinner; seven days in national parks and reserves, with fees; eight game drives; various activities and events with locals; and taxes. By comparison, the regular price is from $2,795 for doubles and from $3,190 for singles. Depart June through December. No book-by date, but spaces are selling out. Info: (800) 873-5628,

*Aloft, a hipster brand in the Starwood Hotels family, is offering 40 percent off the second night. More than 40 North American properties are participating in the Better Tomorrows deals, including hotels in Austin, Texas; Chesapeake, Va.; New York; Philadelphia and Montreal. Prices vary. For instance, at the Aloft Chicago O'Hare, one night in mid-May starts at $119; the second night drops to $71.40. Total with taxes: $215.15. Valid for Thursday, Friday and Saturday stays through Dec. 31. Use promo code ZB4 when booking. Info: (877) GO-ALOFT (462-5638),

*MSC Cruises has discounted rates on its seven-night Caribbean holiday cruises. For example, with the Holidays on Sale deal, a balcony cabin for two is $1,748, including taxes, on the Dec. 21 cruise aboard the MSC Poesia. The ship sails seven nights round trip from Port Everglades, Fla., to Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Mexico and Honduras. Normal rate for two is $2,188. Info: (877) 287-3313,


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