Spring travel is on the horizon. While we still aren’t making plans as freely as we used to, hotels, airlines, and cruise line discounts are plentiful right now—providing plenty of incentive to start thinking about future trips. Whether you’re considering a warm-weather getaway, a close-to-home weekend trip, or are ready to make big plans for 2022, here are the best travel deals to consider booking sooner rather than later—all of which have flexible cancellation policies, should circumstances change.
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A new slate of Marriott Bonvoy Escapes deals are here, with discounts on bookings made for the next six weekends or on weekday stays between March 4 and April 11. Almost 5,000 Marriott hotels are participating, including Atlanta’s Glenn Hotel, Autograph Collection, Chicago’s Hotel Zachary, and the Sheraton Waikiki. As a reminder, the last-minute Bonvoy deals are posted every Wednesday, with 25 percent off hotels and resorts for the upcoming month. (Not a rewards member? You can still partake and get 20 percent off.) This batch is available to book from March 3 to March 7.
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Expedia’s deals and last-minute deals (some of which extend into September) move pretty quickly, but there are always plenty to choose from. Right now, discounted properties include 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, Los Angeles’s Kimpton La Peer Hotel, and Boston’s The Boxer. You’ll find even more last-minute deals in cities like Miami; St. Petersburg, Florida; and San Diego.
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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Wyndham Rewards members (another free program) are in for a month of booking bonuses starting March 3. Every Wednesday during the month of March, Wyndham will announce a new surprise for its members, with discounts on hotels in popular destinations and bonus point offers in the mix. Each deal will run for at least two weeks, so you have some time to take advantage and decide how best to use it.
The first to be announced: From March 3 to April 5, points purchases come with a 40 percent bonus, so you can quickly rack up points for future stays. Members can purchase a maximum of 45,000 points per year; if you purchase all of those during this promo, you’d get an extra 18,000 rewards points.
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All year long, Kimpton is offering discounts of 15 to 25 percent as part of a stay longer and save campaign. Sixty Kimpton properties are included in the deal, which applies to bookings made through December 31, 2021, for three or more nights. With properties everywhere from Nashville and Miami to Santa Barbara and Chicago in the mix, it’s a nice staycation option no matter your home base.
Utah residents may also want to consider taking advantage of the Kimpton Monaco Salt Lake City‘s Thrice is Nice promotion, which offers new perks the more you stay. Even if you only go once, you can get a discounted rate of $129 and a $20 credit to the hotel’s restaurant, Bambara. Bookings must be made by April 30, 2021, and are good for stays through August 31, 2021.
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Hyatt’s new Choose Your Adventure, Choose Your Offer promotion allows savings on mountain getaways, beachside escapes, and city trips alike. Good for stays booked by April 2 on travel through September 12, 2021, with a flexible cancellation policy to boot, you’ve got options here. Take between 10 and 25 percent off your reservation, depending on the property you pick, or earn a third, fourth, or fifth consecutive night free.