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Queenstown, New Zealand

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Is a trip to New Zealand on your bucket list? The latest airfare sale from Air New Zealand just might give you that little nudge to plan a 2016 getaway, for as low as $1,175 in economy class.

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The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, one of Walt Disney World’s most popular annual events, is kicking off on September 25. Just as exciting, to coincide with the festival, the Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels are offering special fall rates as low as $69 per night.

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Air France

Air France

With the summer winding down, it’s the perfect time to get a jump on fall and winter travel plans. Air France’s sale on business class airfare might provide the perfect incentive to get you to travel across the Atlantic to London, Paris, Amsterdam, or Rome in the coming months.

With the sale, round-trip flights from a number of U.S. cities like New York, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, and Seattle are priced from $2,289. Fares require a minimum seven-day stay for travel between this November 1 and January 4, 2016, and you must book by September 3.

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Singapore Airlines

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This year marks Singapore’s 50th year of independence, and the country is going all out with its festivities. Travelers are reaping the benefits of the occasion, too. Take for instance the 50 Days of Special Airfares promotion from Singapore Airlines. With it, round-trip flights in economy to select Asian cities are priced from $850 for travel between this September 1 and May 31, 2016 – just book by September 27.

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Omni Montelucia

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It’s not too late to squeeze one last vacation out of summer. Whether you crave a hotel within walking distance of the beach, a property with onsite desert hiking trails, or somewhere primed for museum hopping, here are some great deals for the long Labor Day weekend.

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Milan Duomo

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There are many reasons to go across the pond in fall, not least of which are the flight deals that pop up every summer. On our radar this week are two great fares to Europe: $499 roundtrip to Milan on Emirates and $599 roundtrip to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines. But, as common with these types of price slashes, you only have a few days to act.

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Boro Hotel New York, Long Island City, New York City

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The Long Island City neighborhood of Queens has become much trendier in recent years, welcoming hip eateries along boutique hotels like Z NYC and the Paper Factory Hotel. Now there’s one more new kid on the block: Boro Hotel New York.

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Littlefield Lofts, Austin, Texas

Littlefield Lofts

Littlefield Lofts in hip Austin, Texas, reopened in July after a major facelift. That it’s on 6th Street means you can ditch the car and easily walk to funky bars and restaurants, plus the Museum of the Weird. The best part is that these are not just standard hotel rooms. Instead, you’ll bunk in a 900-square-foot one-bedroom loft — for grand-opening rates starting at $119 per night.

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JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa, Arizona

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Time may be running out on summer, but those looking to squeeze in a last-minute getaway are in luck: a number of properties across the country are cutting rates for August and September stays, and some are even throwing in additional extras. From resorts and hotels coast to coast, we’re giving you a taste of what’s on tap:

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Viceroy Miami

Viceroy Miami

As we enter August and the last few weeks of summer, it’s one of the best times of the year to hit Miami thanks to thinning crowds and families packing up to return to school. What’s more, scores of hotels are slashing their rates for this month and September. Case in point: the 148-room Viceroy Miami, which is offering rates from $209 per night in a Some Like It Hot deal.

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Puerto Vallarta beach

Jonathon McDougall

As summer comes to its last few weeks, Puerto Vallarta is entering its low season. This, of course, means great hotel deals. In particular, now through mid-September, a handful of hotels are drastically dropping their rates to as low as $61 per night. Whether you crave a luxury resort or an intimate inn, here’s a sampling of what’s available.

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Kulm Hotel St. Moritz

We’ve all seen photos of the snow-capped villages and sparkling white slopes that characterize Switzerland in winter. But the powder is just part of the picture when we imagine traveling to the region’s renowned mountains — the swanky ski resorts, with legendary Swiss service and even more unbelievable views, is part of that dream, too.

Unfortunately for most of us, five-star experiences in Switzerland’s most exclusive ski towns can easily cost around $1,000 per night. But there’s a strategy for bringing all the posh pampering and picture-perfect vistas closer to reality: staying in summer, when rates are up to 45 percent off.

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club med punta cana

ClubMed Punta Cana

Dreaming of a getaway with ClubMed? The group of all-inclusive hotels, highly popular with families and couples looking for a hassle-free escape, has an Extra Perks flash sale that offers up to 40 percent off, plus extra perks.

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Anguilla Anacaona Hotel

The summer isn’t over yet, and the beach may be calling out to you like a siren. Luckily, Anguilla is enticing last-minute travelers to come to the Eastern Caribbean island in August with hotel rates as low as $99. This includes a crop of micro hotels and bed-and-breakfasts — a refreshing change for those who want a change from the large-scale resorts. Pro tip: Visit in the first two weeks of the month, before all the seasonal attractions take a break for the fall.

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Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel

Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel 

Once considered an off-the-beaten-path destination, Dubrovnik has easily become one of Europe’s hottest vacation spots — especially during the summer, when crowds reach their peak. For more elbow room, consider a trip there later in the season and into the fall, when prices soften considerably. Case in point: Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel’s Discover Dubrovnik package, covering five nights plus extra perks from $146 per night.

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