Travel Deals to Book Now: $49 Southwest Fares and 25 Percent Off Antarctica Cruises

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People are ramping their travel plans back up—both international and domestic—and prices are starting to rise on airfare, vacation rentals, and more. But that doesn't mean you can't find travel deals from hotels, airlines, and cruise lines that are providing plenty of extra incentive to set aside some vacation days. Whether you're considering a tropical getaway, a close-to-home weekend trip, or are ready to make big plans for 2022, here are the best travel deals to consider booking sooner rather than later—most of which have flexible cancellation policies, should circumstances change.

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Hotels

Marriott

Every Wednesday, Marriott Bonvoy Escapes releases a slew of 25-percent-off deals on more than 1,000 Marriott hotels and resorts across the U.S., Canada, Central America, and the Caribbean. The deals are good for the upcoming month—ideal for those looking for a last-minute getaway or staycation, and you have to book by the following Sunday to cash in. (Not a Bonvoy rewards member? You can still partake and get 20 percent off.)

Book now: marriott.com

Expedia

Don't be discouraged if you missed out on Expedia's Travel Week in early June. There are still plenty of deals and last-minute deals on the site to choose from—but be prepared to act fast, since they move pretty quickly. Right now, discounted properties include the Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, the Beekman in New York City, and the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas. You'll find even more last-minute deals in cities like Philadelphia, Orlando, and Key West, Florida.

Book now: expedia.com

Hyatt hotels like the Chicago Athletic Association are up to 25 percent off this summer.

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Hyatt hotels like the Chicago Athletic Association are up to 25 percent off this summer.
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Hyatt

More than 850 Hyatt hotels—which include Andaz and Thompson properties—are offering between 10 and 25 percent off summer stays through September 30. All you have to do is book before July 31 and you'll get in on the savings. This year's Hot List award-winning Thompson Dallas is offering 10 percent off, while one of the best hotels in Chicago, the Chicago Athletic Association, is offering 15 percent off summer bookings. There isn't a master list of which hotels are joining the sale, so poke around some of your favorite resorts' offer pages and look for the “Choose Your Adventure” deal.

Book now: hyatt.com

Standard Hotels

The longer the stay, the bigger the savings at a number of The Standard hotels around the world. Book the Stowaway special, good for stays longer than five nights, which knocks 35 to 40 percent off the price and includes flexible check-in/check-out times and a room upgrade, based on availability. At The Standard, London in the King’s Cross neighborhood, you'll also get 20 percent off food and drink at both the Double Standard restaurant and in-room dining, while at both New York City locations (the East Village and High Line hotels), you'll get access to a personal concierge and exclusive fitness experiences.

Book now: standardhotels.com

Kimpton Hotels

All year long, Kimpton is offering discounts of 15 to 25 percent as part of a stay longer and save campaign. Sixty Kimpton properties are included in the deal, which applies to bookings made through December 31, 2021, for three or more nights. With properties everywhere from Nashville and Miami to Santa Barbara and Chicago in the mix, it's a nice staycation option no matter your home base.

Book now: ihg.com/kimptonhotels

Priceline

Priceline's exclusive Hotel Express deals are an ongoing way to save up to 60 percent off, with low rates in dozens of cities across the country. However, it's a dealer's choice: In exchange for the low rates, Priceline only reveals the hotel name after you book. Adventurous travelers can take comfort in knowing all participating properties have been vetted and must have a minimum guest rating score, inclusive of cleanliness rating, to qualify. There is also a “New Cleaning Protocol” filter which can be used to limit an Express Deal search to only include properties who have shared an updated COVID-19 cleaning protocol with Priceline.

Book now: priceline.com

Flights

Southwest Airlines

If you're looking to snag late summer and fall flight deals, Southwest's latest two-day sale has you covered. Until July 29, you can book one-way fares as low as $49. The sale, good for travel between August 17 and December 16, 2021, includes $49 one-ways from Atlanta to Miami, $59 one-ways from Chicago to Denver, and $139 fares from Los Angeles to Honolulu. And, as with all Southwest flights, you can check two bags for free and adjust your flight without worrying about change fees—you'll only pay the difference in fares.

Book now: southwest.com

Iceland Air

Fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and Canada are welcome to visit Iceland, and Iceland Air is ready to bring them back. The airline just announced a new Iceland Volcano & Blue Lagoon Getaway package, with rates starting at $699. That includes round-trip economy flights, a minimum three-night hotel stay, and tours to the Fagradalsfjall volcano and Blue Lagoon. Fly out of Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Denver, Portland, or Seattle.

Book now: icelandair.is

Head to the Blue Lagoon on Iceland Air's latest deal.

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Head to the Blue Lagoon on Iceland Air's latest deal.
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Cruises

Hurtigruten

Dreaming of heading out to sea again? Hurtigruten has a tempting offer for anyone looking to book ahead: Through the end of July, a number of sailings to Antarctica are up to 25 percent off. Itineraries begin in November and stretch through March 2022 and include everything from 11-day voyages that follow orcas, minke, and humpback whales through their migration to 21-day sailings that make stops on the Antarctic peninsula, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands. One cruise is even timed for the total solar eclipse in early December that's only visible from the Falkland Islands, Antarctica, the southern tip of Africa, and southeastern Australia.

Book now: hurtigruten.com

Intrepid Travel

If you're already tired of the summer heat, Intrepid has you covered in the form of a polar cruise itinerary sale. Between June 1 and July 31, travelers can save 25 percent when booking 2021 and 2022 voyages to Antarctica. Eleven-day journeys start at less than $6,000 with the discount, and include Zodiac excursions, wildlife photography courses, and penguin habitat viewings. Or, splurge on the 21-day voyage, which sails around the Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands, and southern Argentina. Itineraries start back up in November, so you'll have plenty of time to stock up on cold-weather gear.

Book now: intrepidtravel.com

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Solo travelers are the real winners thanks to Uniworld's latest deal, which waives the usual single supplement fee for a whole slew of 2021 sailings. Eight-day Danube voyages—which hit up Budapest, Vienna, and Salzburg—are as low as $3,999 for solo travelers, or spring for a suite to yourself (from $13,999) on the "Peruvian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery" journey, a 11-day trip that includes time exploring Lima and cruising down different rivers in the Amazon rainforest.

Book now: uniworld.com

Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler