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Travel Briefs 12.09.12

Updated: January 10, 2013 5:51PM

United Vacations offering chance to win Hawaii trip

United Vacations is giving away two Hawaiian vacation packages through its Outrigger Sweepstakes. Through Dec. 31, 2012, travelers can enter for a chance to win a trip for two including round-trip airfare, five nights on either Honolulu or Maui at select Outrigger and OHANA Hotels and Resorts and car rental courtesy of United Vacations. No purchase is necessary to win. Visit and fill out the entry form, or purchase a qualifying flight and Outrigger and OHANA Hotels and Resorts vacation for automatic entry. Qualifying vacations must be booked by Dec. 31, 2012 for travel through July 31, 2013.

Coastal Florida resort offers discounts

Escape this winter to sunny Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa and receive 20 percent off the resort’s best available rates, plus breakfast for two each morning and a $25 daily resort credit. The resort boasts 1,000 feet of secluded Florida coastline along the Atlantic Ocean (25 miles north of Palm Beach). Amenities at the 168-room, AAA Four-Diamond resort include golf, eco-adventures, world-class shopping and dining and an intimate spa. The offer is valid Jan. 1-Apr. 30, 2013. Use promo code “WINTER.” Call (866) 943- 0950 or visit

Special rate at Caribbean eco-resort

Thinking about the Caribbean? Visit the Fond Doux Holiday Plantation on St. Lucia this winter and take advantage of the property’s “Winter Warm Up Sale” special offer. Situated amid a 250-year-old, eco-friendly working plantation, the property boasts 10 uniquely crafted cottages, two onsite restaurants, three outdoor swimming pools, snorkeling and diving. It’s located minutes from various points of interest including the “drive-through Volcano” and Sulphur Springs. Book now through March 15, 2013, and travel between Dec. 16, 2012 and April 30, 2013. Room rates begin at $225. Stay five nights or more and save 25 percent. Visit www. for additional rates and accommodations.

Marriott’s Palm Desert spa marks 25 years

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, Calif., is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a $25 million renovation of all 884 guest rooms and suites, new dining options, a “facelift” of the property’s two Ted Robinson championship golf courses, plus an 18-hole putting course, 20 tennis courts, basketball courts, lawn croquet, biking, a 32,000-square-foot spa and new retail outlets. The “Silver Anniversary Package,” available through Dec. 31, has rates starting at $429 per night. Visit Use promo code: ZJ8.

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