Top 5 wow deal destinations for 2015

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to travel more this year, you may want to snag a great deal offered at Travelzoo.

Gabe Saglie, Senior Editor for Travelzoo, joined The Rhode Show Monday to share some of those bargain finds.

Travelzoo’s Top 5 WOW deal Destinations for 2015

1.Puerto Rico

  • More flights means more airfare deals in 2015
  • Major port investments are leading to more vacation and cruise deals
  • Best bargains in spring and summer

Sample Bargain:

Tropical Vacation, Puerto Rico

  • Roundtrip airfare from PVD
  • 4 nights at the El Conquistador, a Waldorf-Astoria Resort
    • Deluxe AAA 4-Diamond resort w/16 restaurants and private Palomino Island is a ferry ride away
    • The onsite Coqui Water Park is home to an 8500-square-foot infinity-edge pool, a speed slide and a tube slide, body and kids’ slides, a lazy river, a rope bridge, and a bar and grill
  • No passport required
      • $819/pp ($500 off)
        • Travel Jan.-April

2.Texas Hill Country

  • The hotel industry is investing big in this domestic hotspot
  • At least a half-dozen hotels are set to open in the region in 2015, from companies like Kimpton, JW Marriott and Westin
  • Fly into San Antonio, Austin or even Houston

Sample Bargain:

Leisure Resort Campground, Texas Hill Country

  • Quintessential family-friendly camping experience in the heart of Hill Country, about an hour outside Austin
  • Guests can hike the resort’s nature trails and play horseshoes, basketball, sand volleyball or mini golf, and kids can play on playgrounds or hang out in the Clubhouse, w/fireplace, Wi-Fi and TV
  • Duplex cabins have a kitchenette w/2-burner cooktop, bathroom w/shower, air conditioning, heat and electricity, 2 queen beds w/pull-out sleeper sofa, along with a picnic table and grill outside
  • $159/nt. for a Duplex Cabin (35% off) w/free s’mores kits and firewood bundles
    • Travel thru April


  • The sweet spot between the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics means deals
  • More than 400 hotels, from companies like Accor and Starwood, set to open between 2015-2016
  • Look for best bargains through vacation packages

4.Southeast Asia Cruising

  • The industry is putting more (and bigger) ships on exotic SE Asian routes, dropping prices
  • Cruise lines like Siversea, Oceania and Celebrity offering brand new SE Asian itineraries in 2015
  • Ports of call to look for include Singapore, Bangkok, Bali, South Korea and the Boracay Islands in the Philippines


  • Billions of dollars in infrastructure investments a, is creating bargains
  • Drop-off in tourism numbers – lowest in 18 years – has spurred deals
  • Ambitious airport expansion aims to welcome record 120 million visitors when completed

Sample Bargain:

Exotic Vacation, Dubai & Abu Dhabi

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • 6 nights in upscale hotels in the United Arab Emirates
    • 3 nights in Dubai and 3 nights in Abu Dhabi at the El Conquistador, a Waldorf-Astoria Resort
  • Roundtrip airport transfers included
  • All transportation in air conditioned private vehicles
      • $1795/pp ($850 off) w/air from NYC
        • Travel through May

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