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How Families Can Save Big on Summer Bookings

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | May 11, 2016

How Families Can Save Big on Summer Bookings

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School's out for the summer, and families who are looking to get away can take advantage of summer savings from American Express Travel. Those who book before June 30 can save as much as 40 percent on hotel stays at a variety of family-friendly properties in destinations that beckon multigenerational groups over the break.

The timing of the deal couldn’t be better, offering travel dates of May 15 to July 15 – an ideal time for the whole brood to get a jump on summer right when school gets out. Here are three properties where clans can save and celebrate the fact that school’s out.

Diva Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort

Occupying a key spot on Aruba’s Palm Beach, families can enjoy the white sands of Aruba’s most famous shorelines. Palapas and hammocks line the beach and the property has recently undergone an update, adding four new seven-story towers with luxury vacation suites, freshwater pools and more.

Room rates start at $189 per night.

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Walt Disney World Resort at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area

Save on a summer sojourn at Walt Disney World Resort at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area. Rates begin as low as $90 per night. The property is an Official Walt Disney World Hotel and offers character breakfasts, the Oasis Aquatic Playground and shuttle to Disney theme parks and water parks. There’s a new Kids’ Recreation Zone at the hotel and it’s just a short stroll to the Disney Springs shopping and entertainment district (formerly Downtown Disney). The resort is also just 10 minutes from Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Sea World, too.

Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa

The Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa offers families an inexpensive way to see this bucket-list destination. Families can book the resort for as low as $117 per night and enjoy views of the falls, the on-site luxury spa, an indoor swimming pool and more in the heart of Ontario, Canada.

READ MORE: American Express Travel Recognizes Best of Fine Hotels & Resorts

Savings Around the World

While these resorts are fairly close to home, families can take advantage of savings the world over. The Erguvan Hotel Istanbul is just $56 per night. In Barcelona, the Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya is $128 per night. A room in Rome at the Trinity B&B is just $114 per night and, in Avignon, France, a room at the Hotel Roques is $78 per night.


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