My mom and I were out shopping last weekend and she casually mentioned to me that she had almost 2 weeks worth of vacation days to use before the end of the year. Apparently she's been letting them roll-over for so many years now, and has so many stockpiled, that they're issuing a new policy where she either uses it loses it. Needless to say, my mom is taking the rest of the year off work— which is seriously well deserved!
Right now her vacation plans revolve around spending time with her grandkids, but I'm trying to encourage her to get away, at least for a weekend, for some real R&R. Here are some last minute travel deals that are too good to pass up on if you have some vacation days to burn, or just feel like a quick getaway, before the end of 2015.
Your Vacation Days Are Expiring...And So Are These 2015 Travel Deals
The Hotel Zamora - St. Pete Beach, Florida
Offer: Hold the Cold and receive 50% off your second night.
Expiration: Booking is available through January 31 for travel through Feb 1, 2015
Book it: Visit www.thehotelzamora.com and select ‘hold the cold’ offer
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa - Mexico
Offer: Defrost and Save!
Booking Window: December 7 – December 23, 2015
Travel Window: January 3 – May 31, 2016
Details: Travelers can save up to 40% on rooms at this family-friendly oceanfront resort, with rates from $109. Subject to availability and offer valid for up to 9 rooms.
Book It: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pvrmx-casamagna-marriott-puerto-vallarta-resort-and-spa / Promo code: D58
Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center - Southbridge, Massachusetts
Offer: Christmas by Candlelight and receive luxurious overnight accommodations for two, two passes to the Old Sturbridge Village daily Christmas by Candlelight activity, breakfast for two in Visions Restaurant on the day of departure, as well as complimentary use of the Focus Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Racquetball Courts and Indoor Basketball Courts. Rates start at $149/night for double occupancy.
Expiration: Available for bookings Friday-Sunday, with stays on December 4-6, December 11-13, and December 18-20, 2015.
Book it: Please visit www.SouthbridgeHotel.com or call 508 765 8000.
Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino - Curacao
Offer: Winter Weather Escape offers up to 20% off best available rates in all room categories. Rates start at $129.
Expiration: Book by December 18, 2015 for travel through April 15, 2016
Book it: www.curacaomarriott.com / promo code: W21
Lido Beach Resort - Sarasota, FL
Offer: 20% off best available rates (with starting rates from $179/night)
Expiration: Valid for travel through December 23, 2015
Book it: Online at lidobeachresort.com / promo code: FALL15
The Resort at Longboat Key Club - Sarasota, FL
Offer: $100 daily resort credit to be used at any outlets on property including dining, spa golf, and tennis. Rates starting at $339/night.
Expiration: Valid through December 24, 2015.
Book it: Online at longboatkeyclub.com / promo code: RC100D
Stanton South Beach - Miami Beach, FL
Offer: 20% off leisure rates on three nights or longer stays. Rates start at $237/night.
Expiration: Book by December 23, 2015 for stays through January 8, 2016.
Book it: Online at marriottstantonsouthbeach.com / promo code: D3Q
Marriott Hotels & Resorts - U.S.
Offer: Holiday Gift For You offers low nightly rates across the U.S.– starting at just $139/night – and up to $50 in resort credit per night.
Expiration: Book by December 30, 2015 for travel through January 18, 2016
Book It: www.HolidayGiftForYou.com with code 22H
CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort - Cancun, Mexico
Offer: Unlimited Golf at Cancun Marriott includes a daily $50 F&B credit, Twilight Green Fee's and round transportation for two at Riviera Cancun Golf Club. Rates start at $269.
Expiration: December 19, 2015
Book it: www.casamagnacancun.com / promo code: Z81
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco - Peru
Offer: Starting at $274/night at this five-star property, the Crave Cusco package includes daily breakfast buffet, a tour of the San Pedro local market, chef’s tasting dinner at Pirqa Restaurant and Pisco Sour tasting for two.
Expiration: December 31, 2015
Book it: www.jwmarriottcusco.com with promo code ZJL.
Il Salviatino - Florence, Italy
Offer: Explore the Tuscan countryside before olive harvesting and truffle hunting subside this winter with up to 30% off.
Expiration: Book by Dec. 22 for travel through Dec. 23.
Book it: To book, visit www.salviatino.com.
Opal Sands Resort - Clearwater Beach, FL
Offer: Stay 4 or 5 nights and receive 25% off (Valid for Sunday-Thursday)
Expiration: Book by December 31, 2015 for travel by May 26, 2015
Book It: http://www.opalsands.com