Newport International Group Corporate Travel Travel tips and trips · 2/24/2014

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Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that have come across our desk recently:

During Hotel Week Boston, Feb. 16-23, participating hotels will offer rooms with rates at least 30 percent off best available rates.

Liberty Travel has a three-night getaway to Cancun, Mexico, priced from $625 per person double occupancy. Included is round-trip air from Miami and three nights' lodging at the all-inclusive Oasis Cancun. 877-823-8888

It doesn't get much cheaper than this. The Online Vacation Center has seven-night eastern Caribbean cruises on Holland America Line as cheap as $499 per person double occupancy for travel this winter. At that price, you might as well splurge and get a balcony for $250 more. The cruise is round-trip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with port stops in the Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and Half Moon Cay. 800-780-9002

Austin Adventures, which Travel + Leisure selected as No. 1 in Family Travel in its 2012 World's Best Awards, has family adventures in the U.S. and Canada, as well as around the world.

Gray Whale Watching in Baja, Alaska Bear Viewing & Safari and Walking Holiday in Scotland is among the trips offered on the new website of Adventure Women, which for more than three decades has been offering adventure trips aimed at women over 30. 800-804-8686

"Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation," which looks at the lives of the slaves and their white owners on the 13,000-acre plantation in Robertson County, Tenn., will run Feb. 11 to Aug. 31 at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.

The Vancouver International Wine Festival will be Feb. 24 to March 2 in the British Columbia city. lists 27 inspiring places to travel.

Essential Travel, a U.K.-based online travel-insurance provider, has tips on choosing a ski helmet.

Check out Insight Vacations' new Exotics Collection of trips. lists its picks for best ski resorts for families.

Presidents' Day weekend, Feb. 15-17, will be fee-free for national wildlife refuges.


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