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JetBlue offers ‘secret sale’ getaway packages today

BostonHerald.com: "JetBlue Getaways has launched a “top secret sale” for customers traveling from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Las Vegas, Orlando, Tampa, Barbados, Cancun and Saint Lucia.

Through 11:59 p.m. tonight, four-day, three-night vacation packages, including air and hotel, can be booked for starting at $99 per person at www.jetblue.com/vacations. The trips must be taken between Dec. 5 and Dec. 14."

St Lucia voted top honeymoon spot

Breaking Travel News: "For the fifth consecutive year, travel professionals the world over have voted the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia the “World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination”.

After receiving the top Caribbean accolade in this category at the World Travel Awards Americas ceremony in Jamaica last month, the Eastern Caribbean destination earned even greater global recognition at the 17th World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony at Grosvenor House in London.

Caribbean on a budget: money-saving tips

Telegraph: "Taking into account both the weather and affordability, May is the best month for a Caribbean holiday. Hotel rates are around 20 to 40 per cent cheaper from May to mid-December than in the peak winter months. However, most low-season months coincide with the hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1 to the end of November. Statistically, the months most likely for major storms are August, September and October. Though the chances of coinciding with a storm such as Tomas are slim,

Caribbean vacations gone wild

Tampa Bay Online "When it comes to a Caribbean vacation, the idea of an extreme activity takes on new meaning. Would it be a walk on the beach? Possibly. Eating lunch delivered poolside? Closer. A marathon towel-napping session? Definitely.But beyond the sunning and swimming and the usual surfside water sports, the Caribbean islands offer a wealth of activities that will test your strength, stamina and stomach. From the deepest depths to the darkest caves, these expeditions will bring you face to face with creatures that lurk on the ocean floor and glow in the night.
Related articlesCaribbean Hostels -- Travel and Vacation Stays in Caribbean Hostels (flycaribbean.com)Off the beach and into eco-adventures in the Caribbean (seattletimes.nwsource.com)

Air Canada to charge for second checked bags in Canada

thestar.com: "MONTREAL — Air Canada has followed the lead of rival WestJet and will begin charging fliers who check a second bag on trips within Canada and to the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Mexico.

Canada’s largest carrier said a $20 fee will be charged for passengers buying economy class tickets as of Thursday for flights beginning Jan. 19, the same day that WestJet will begin levying the fee.

The first checked bag remains free for both airlines.