Get ready for a flurry of fun 10-10-10 promotions and incentives -- especially from the travel industry.
For instance, starting at midnight on Oct. 10, five resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico and Belize are offering deals ranging from $10 room nights, $1,010.10 packages and Twitter-only offers. The deals run the gamut, but the common denominator is you can only book them through 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 10.
Here are a few of the best offers:
The San Juan Marriott Resort in Puerto Rico offers a four-night/five-day package during the week of Christmas including daily breakfast in the newly renovated La Vista Latin Grill. The package, valid on December 23-29 stays, is $1,010.10. This luxurious AAA 4-Diamond resort on Condado Beach features one of the best hotel casinos. The Condado Beach location puts guests in a prime location to visit many Puerto Rican attractions, from the Bacardi Rum distillery, to the fortifications of El Morro and San Cristobal, to the natural beauty of El Yunque rainforest. Remember: No passport is required for U.S. citizens traveling to Puerto Rico. See more at www.marriottsanjuan.com or call 1-800-228-9290 and request Promo Code HO9.
The Kura Hulanda Resorts of Curacao extend guests a bottle of wine, breakfast or a room upgrade for just $10 each when staying Oct. 15-Dec. 23 or Jan. 3-April 16. The Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa & Casino and Lodge Kura Hulanda & Beach Club are sister properties -- both members of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World group. Both resorts provide pampering service. The five-star Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa and Casino in the center of the island's capital city of Willemstad is spread over an eight-block area with two pools, multiple restaurants and bars, shops, a world-class museum, spa, casino, courtyards, gardens and more. The secluded Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club is situated between cliffs and the Caribbean Sea on the western end of the island. The resort was voted the #1 property in the Caribbean for snorkeling and diving in 2009 by the Professional Travel Guide. See more at www.kurahulanda.com or call 1-877-254-3106.
Travel now through March 31, 2011 (excluding Dec. 18-Jan. 3) to the Ka'ana Boutique Resort in Belize and stay in a Balam room for $110 per night, plus 19% tax and service charge. Or, choose to stay three nights and receive a room upgrade to a casita, daily breakfast, a Xunantunich tour and transfers to and from Belize City for $1010.10, inclusive of tax and service charge, based on double occupancy. Belize's first Small Luxury Hotel Of The World, the resort is convenient to the island's eco-adventure attractions and cultural and historical spots. Refer to promotional code K10.10.10. See more at www.kaanabelize.com.
"The Power of 10″ package from select Marriott & Renaissance Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico offer guests a one-night stay at a regular rack rate with additional nights for just $10 each (up to three additional nights for a maximum four night stay). This offer is valid on Oct. 11-Dec. 20 stays at Aruba Marriott; Aruba Renaissance; JW Marriott Cancun; Casa Magna Cancun Marriott; Curacao Marriott; Grand Cayman Marriott; Puerto Vallarta Casa Magna Marriott; St. Kitts Marriott and Frenchman's Reef Marriott. Refer to promo code X77. See more at www.paradisebymarriott.com.
In addition to offering "The Power of 10″ promotion (see above, buy one room at rack rate and book up to three nights for just $10 each), the St. Kitts Marriott Resort sweetens the deal with an additional offer. On 10.10.10, the resort offers the chance to book up to 10 room nights for $10 each. The booking time slot will be announced at random via the resort's Twitter handle, @StKittsMarriott on 10.10.10. The first 10 people to tweet @StKittsMarriott with the hashtag #SKM10 will be able to book up to 10 nights for $10 each. This offer is valid on Oct. 11-Dec. 20 stays. If you are among the first 10 to respond with a tweet, you will be contacted by the resort with booking information. See more at www.stkittsmarriott.com.
Clara Bosonetto is a retired travel consultant.
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