Summer airfare and resort bargains

Enjoy free nights and discounted stays at popular Wyndham Hotels and Resorts destinations throughout the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Guests who book three consecutive nights at any participating Wyndham property, including the new, waterfront Wyndham Cabo San Lucas Resort in Mexico, can extend their trips and receive a fourth night free with the brand's "Pay 3 Getaway 4″ package. The offer is good for reservations made by Dec. 31, and stays completed by the same date.

At all-inclusive Viva Wyndham Resorts properties, families can take a wallet-friendly summer vacation when they book Viva Wyndham's "Kids Stay Free" package. Available on stays through Aug. 31, this special offer invites up to two children per family ages 12 and under to eat, stay and play for free at any of Viva Wyndham's six family-friendly resorts in the Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Mexico. The package includes unlimited meals, snacks and beverages; all non-motorized sports; and complimentary enrollment in Viva Wyndham Kid's Retreat, a supervised activities program. A minimum two-night stay is required.

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts properties providing additional packages and discounts this summer in some of the world's most sought-after vacation spots include:

A 30 percent savings on stays through Dec. 23 at Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, with the beachfront resort's "Escape" package. Starting as low as $129 per night, the package includes luxurious accommodations with private balcony, full American breakfast for two daily and a Rio Mar VIP value card offering 25 percent off select resort services and activities, including spa treatments and water sports. A minimum five-night stay is required.

If a trip away with friends is in order, Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino provides guys and girls with the ultimate Bahamian escape. The resort's "Guys Getaway" and "Luck Be a Lady" packages, each beginning at $154.50 per night, include ocean view accommodations and a $100 food and beverage credit for use at the beachfront resort, which features a tropical pool and water slide, swim-up bar, two on-site restaurants, casino and lounge. Stays must be booked and completed by Dec. 31.

Wyndham properties in Florida provide vacationers with added bonuses on the "Give Me Credit" package at Wyndham Orlando Resort, situated just minutes from Orlando's popular theme parks. Rates start from $89 per night and includes a daily $25 food and beverage credit when guests book a minimum two-night stay through Dec. 31.

Take advantage of these and other great offers by calling 1-800-996-3426, or visiting

Save even more by taking advantage of new one-way sale airfares from AirTran (other carriers match). Through July 14, purchase one-way rates from $119 to San Juan, Puerto Rico; from $84 each way to Nassau, Bahamas or from $69 to Orlando. See for details.

Clara Bosonetto is a retired travel consultant.