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Travelocity Answers the Call of Deals Shoppers With Launch of “Top Secret Hotels”

Travelocity announced it is the first major online travel site to offer unpub­lished (or “opaque”) hotel deals and reg­u­lar hotel rates all in one search win­dow, with­out the has­sle of bid­ding. In the cur­rent econ­omy, trav­el­ers are more price con­scious than ever, with approx­i­mately 20 to 30 per­cent of online hotel book­ers now seek­ing out opaque hotels. Travelocity’s Top Secret Hotels offer an easy way to shop hotels and find unpub­lished rates that are up to 45 per­cent off three– and four-star hotels.

Ride Amtrak, Save 20% and Take a Vacation From Driving

Whether it’s escap­ing from cabin fever or enjoy­ing all the sea­son has to offer, Amtrak has a way to have fun and save money with 20 per­cent dis­counts on sev­eral Midwestern trains from now through April 30, 2010.

Doubletree Chicago Magnificent Mile Features 2-Hour Room Promotion Each Tuesday in February

During the sec­ond month of the sec­ond decade, the folks at Doubletree Chicago Magnificent Mile, 300 E. Ohio St., are turn­ing up the heat on hot win­ter rates avail­able at the upscale prop­erty. Every Tuesday in February will fea­ture Twos-Days 2-Hour Promotion from 2 p.m. through 4 p.m. CST, with callers receiv­ing up to 50% sav­ings on rooms at the prop­erty con­ve­niently located just steps from Michigan Avenue, Navy Pier, and Millennium Park in Chicago.

Temperature Determines Room Rates at Wyndham Cleveland

The colder it is out­side, the hot­ter the deals will be inside at the the Wyndham Cleveland! Last week, the Wyndham Cleveland and PlayhouseSquare announced a unique, two-night week­end pack­age called “Snow News is Good News,” January through March 2010. The Saturday rate will be as low as the out­side temperature!

Win The Ultimate Family Road Trip With Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway Sweepstakes

The Virginia “Go Green on the Blue Ridge Parkway Sweepstakes” is the chance to win the ulti­mate fam­ily road trip. Visitors to can enter to win a seven-day, six-night vaca­tion for four, com­plete with air­fare, a hybrid rental car from Enterprise Rent-A-Car and overnight stays at Virginia Green hotels, resorts and cab­ins. The sweep­stakes is open to U.S. res­i­dents 21 and older and runs through November 1, 2010.