Recession Specials

With the economy in a slump, travelers want deals and incentives to spend money. Luckily, airlines and hotels have stepped up with offers designed to attract clientele with extra savings. Wandermelon rounded up some stellar recession specials that will save you some dough.

Jet Blue Airways has announced a promotion that promises to refund a majority of the price of your ticket if you lose your job between the time of purchase and date of your trip. Click here for the offer and the restrictions.

Get a free night at one of Rock Resorts’ luxe properties like the Lodge at Vail, the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado, or the Snake River Lodge & Spa in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. By booking at least two nights, not only will you receive one free night, but you will be sipping a free bottle of Bonterra wine, while deciding where to spend your $50 gift card. Perhaps you can buy your friends a few rounds of hot toddies to toast all the money you saved.

American Airlines has kicked off a Milestones contest: one first-place winner will receive 275,000 AAdvantage miles and ten, second-place winners will each get 1,000 AAdvantage miles. To enter you must register and post an interesting tidbit about a cool destination in the world. Winners will be announced on or around May 15, 2009.

Hawaiian Airlines is offering travelers a sweet deal in the form of 100,000 miles on Hawaiian airlines and a 15 percent discount on suite accommodations just for staying at Maui’s newest luxury beach resort, Honua Kai Resort & Spa on Kaanapali’s North Beach. Simply book a reservation at the posh resort by May 31, 2009 and visit sometime before December 18, 2009, and you will earn all those miles for future trips and get a good deal on their one, two and three bedroom suites. Rates start at $383 per night based upon double occupancy for one-bedroom resort view suite. For reservations and information, call the resort directly at 1-888-718-5789 or book online.

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