Travel deals: Free ski lift tickets in Telluride and two-for-one safaris in Africa – Washington Post

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

The Meridian Club, a private island resort on Pine Cay in Turks and Caicos, is discounting stays by 50 percent. Rooms at the property, which reopened on Wednesday after a renovation, start at $310 a night, down from $620. Add 12 percent tax and 10 percent service charge. Travel through Dec. 19. Info: 888-286-7993,

On the Go Tours has a two-for-one sale on all camping safaris in Africa (excluding the Mount Kilimanjaro Climb) as well as group tours in Egypt, India and Vietnam. The sale applies to tours departing through 2018, such as the 10-day Falls to Namibia trip, which starts at $463 per person double (was $925 per person); the 10-day Egypt Unplugged, from $613 per person double (was $1,225); and the eight-day Taj Express, from $673 per person double (was $1,345). Price includes accommodations, select meals, guides, in-country transport, transfers, taxes and all activities. Book by Nov. 13. Info: 866-377-6147,

Madeline Hotel and Residences in Telluride, Colo., is offering 20 percent off lodging and free ski lift tickets for stays through Dec. 14. For example, four nights in early December starts at $836 for two adults, including taxes — a savings of $209. A four-day lift ticket typically starts at $393 per person. Two-night minimum required. Skiing at Telluride is scheduled to start Nov. 23. Info: 855-923-7640,

American Cruise Lines is offering savings of $500 per person on its Southeast Alaska cruise departing July 14 aboard the new American Constellation. The seven-night cruise, which sails round trip from Juneau, starts at $5,370 per person double and includes several shore excursions as well as a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay, guided tour of Juneau and ship transfers, a value of $300 per person. Book by Nov. 11. Info: 800-460-4518,

Air Tahiti Nui has sale fares of $898 round trip from Los Angeles to Papeete, Tahiti. Travel Dec. 28-Feb. 8; some dates are sold out. Other airlines are matching, but fare typically starts at about $1,160. Priced separately, the fare from Washington to Los Angeles starts at about $380. Restrictions include a 10-day maximum stay. Book by Nov. 12. Info: 877-824-4846,

Virgin Atlantic has a sale on flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow. Round-trip fares start at $665, with taxes. Other airlines are charging at least $100 more. Depart Dec. 24-March 22, and return Jan. 9-March 30. Book by Nov. 7 at

Stay at select Club Med properties in Mexico, the Caribbean and Florida and receive room discounts and air upgrades. For example, a seven-night trip to Club Med Cancun Yucatan in early January starts at $1,642 per person double, a savings of $1,380. Price includes round-trip air from BWI Marshall to Cancun; seven nights’ lodging with meals, activities and drinks; membership fees; and taxes. Book the Let Go Sale by Jan. 9; travel through June 23. Info: 800-258-2633,

Carol Sottili, Andrea Sachs

Prices were verified at press time Thursday, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Some restrictions may apply.

Travel deals: Free ski lift tickets in Telluride and two-for-one safaris in Africa – Washington Post

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