5 Travel Deals to Book Using Your Tax Refund

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Get more bang from your tax refund bucks with these hotel and cruise travel deals.

5. Travel Impressions

Travel Impressions is offering exclusive reduced rates and added values at more than 20 participating properties throughout Central America, including Dreams Resorts & Spas, Hard Rock Hotels, JW Marriott, RIU Hotels & Resorts, and Secrets Resorts & Spas properties. In addition to reduced rates and added-value offers, travel agents will receive 1,000 LoyalTI First bonus points when booking select properties now through April 30, 2017 for travel through Dec. 31, 2017, and 500 LoyalTI First bonus points when booking any other property in Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua or Panama.

Participating resorts include Coco Beach Resort in Belize; Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa in Costa Rica; Barcelo Montelimar in Nicaragua; and Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis in Panama. For more information, call (800) 284-0044 or visit travelimpressions.com.

4. Honua Kai Resort & Spa, Hawaii

A summer stay in Maui may not be as expensive as your clients think. Honua Kai Resort & Spa is offering a Suite Summer Escape package, featuring savings on the resort’s spacious suites; daily breakfast at Duke’s Beach House, which serves Hawaiian-influenced cuisine; a full-size rental car for exploring the island; a $20 activity credit; and a complimentary professional family photo shoot with a free keepsake photo.

This family-friendly, beachfront condominium resort is ideal for multigenerational travelers as it offers 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom accommodations with full gourmet kitchens, large lanais, and in-room washers and dryers, plus family surf lessons, snorkeling and ziplining. Rates for the Suite Summer Escape package start at $453 per night for a 1-bedroom suite when guests book between April 5 and June 30, 2017 for travel June 7 – Aug. 20, 2017. For more information, call (855) 674-1522 or visit honuakai.com/suitesummer.

3. Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

South Florida’s Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is treating guests to summer spa savings on four of its indulgent spa treatments. From June 1 through Aug. 30, guests can unwind with either a 50-minute Classic European Facial, a 50-minute Tranquility Massage, a 50-minute Citrus Fusion Scrub, or a 95-minute Blowout with an Express Manicure and Pedicure at the discounted rate of $130 per service. Additionally, before their treatment, guests are welcome to experience the 50-minute Ritual Bath at a discounted rate of $25. The soothing treatment uses mineral baths, a Swiss shower, and a deluge, plus a jacuzzi, a steam room and a sauna. Discounted spa treatments are not available on Saturdays or holiday weekends.

The Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort also offers tennis, golf, and fine dining. Suggest your clients try The Blue restaurant for American food and drinks with some unexpected flavors. Rates start at $249 per night beginning June 1. For more information, visit bocaresort.com.

2. Azamara Club Cruises

The Club Spa Suite bedroom on board the Azamara Journey.

With Azamara Club Cruises’ Twice as Nice Deal, new and returning cruisers can save up to $3,000 on voyages in 2017 and 2018 when they book by May 31, 2017. Guests who book a Club Veranda stateroom or higher receive $1,000 off their cruise fare and a $2,000 onboard credit (promo code SAVOBC). Guests in a Club Interior or Club Ocean View stateroom can choose the $1,000 per stateroom savings (promo code SAVINGS) or a $2,000 onboard credit (promo code ONBCREDIT).

It’s also worth mentioning that the line’s fleet has recently undergone bow to stern upgrades to enhance the onboard experience. For more information, visit azamaraclubcruises.com.

1. Perillo Tours

A small harbor in Vernazza, Italy—one of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre. (Photo credit: Agenzia Regionale In Liguria/FototecaENIT)

Perillo Tours is offering $250 savings pp dbl on select summer departures of its 11-day Wonders of Northern Italy itinerary visiting Turin, Venice, Parma, Bologna, and Cinque Terre. Guests can save $250 on itineraries departing on July 13 (originally $2,795 pp dbl) and July 27 (originally $2,795 pp dbl) while availability lasts. Rates include accommodations, airport transfers, daily breakfast, four dinners, two lunches, and tour guides. For more information, visit perillotours.com.