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Escape for March Break with discounted travel deals

The silhouette of the Myrtle Beach State Park Pier and fisherman during an early morning sunrise on the Atlantic Ocean. (Getty)
The silhouette of the Myrtle Beach State Park Pier and fisherman during an early morning sunrise on the Atlantic Ocean. (Getty)

As the weather starts to warm, adults and children alike begin to think of springtime and the fun it brings — for students and parents, that means March Break.

It’s a busy time of year for Canadians to travel and there are plenty of deals to take advantage of if you want to go on vacation with your family. There are super savings for Canadians in Myrtle Beach for Can-Am days; you will have a last chance to ski down the slopes of Tremblant in Quebec; take a road trip to our Nations Capital; catch some baseballs at spring training in Phoenix; or set sail on a dream cruise.

The Deal: Can-Am Days – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Savings: Discounts range from 25 to 55 per cent on select Myrtle Beach area hotels, merchants and attractions for Canadian travelers throughout spring. Check each specific website for the deal they are offering Canadians.

The Details: Aimed directly at Canadians, Can-Am discounts are offered to attempt and offset the currency exchange rate and save Canadians money on their travels. You will need a valid Canadian passport to receive the discounts that can be applied to select hotels, golf courses, restaurants, live entertainment, and many attractions through May 2018. There is also an official Canadian-American Festival during the week of March 10-18 with even more discounts to help with the exchange rate.

Reasons To Go: The festival in March showcases the best of South Carolina’s southern hospitality. Start your day with complimentary food and coffee at the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. On March 14 and 15 board the free shuttle heading to downtown Conway to explore the Riverwalk, Horry County Museum and take a ride along the Waccama River. Reservations are required. Once the Can-Am festival is over the deals continue into the spring. The family-friendly Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark has savings of up to 50 per cent for stays of seven nights or longer for spring travel. Other deals include up to 50 per cent off Speedway NASCAR racing and 30 per cent off at Wonderworks. Check out their website for more savings.

Ski lift at Tremblant, Quebec. (Getty)
Ski lift at Tremblant, Quebec. (Getty)

The Deal: Tremblant School Break Ski Offer, Quebec

Savings: Save up to 55 per cent off for five days of skiing during school break at Tremblant. Lift ticket prices vary per age of skier.

The Details: For children aged six to 12 prices start at $125; for teenagers aged 13 – 17 it’s from $139; adult prices start at $229. This is for five days of skiing that are to be used consecutively or over a 10-day period during the school break, including weekends, until March 25, 2018.

Reasons To Go: If you want to get in a final ski vacation with your family head to Tremblant. Located among the beautiful Laurentian Mountains, there are over 600 acres of skiing and snowboard terrain and an adorable pedestrian village at the foot of Mont Tremblant to enjoy a meal and shop for treasures. There are also deals and packages available for lodging in the area including the spring ahead deal that will save you 20 per cent on two nights or more at Tremblant.

Budget Rent-a-Car (CBC)
Budget Rent-a-Car (CBC)

The Deal: Budget Canada – Canada and USA

Savings: Save 20 per cent off Budget base rates.

The Details: These savings are applicable to time and mileage charges of the rental. The offer is available at participating Canadian and American Budget rental locations. The weekly rates must be a five-day rental period and weekend rates are available from Thursday at noon. To use this offer mention BCD H029700 when booking. For more details check out their website.

Reasons To Go: Take a March Break road trip to your favourite Canadian or American city and save money getting there. If you want to stay in Canada consider a road trip to Ottawa as there are numerous family-friendly March Break activities happening in our nation’s capital. Or tap into some of the maple syrup festivals going on all month in Ontario, as most of the locations require a car to get there, such as the Stratford Maple Trail open from March 1 – April 30 (Tuesday to Saturday).

Poolside at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort (Facebook)
Poolside at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort (Facebook)

The Deal: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort – Phoenix, Arizona

Savings: When booking accommodations at Point Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort you will receive a $100 dining voucher for each night booked, 20 per cent off Championship Golf at Lookout Mountain Golf Club, and 20 per cent off spa and salon services at Tocaloma Spa & Salon.

The Details: The Tap Into Suite Savings is bookable now through April 8, 2018 for stays from March 1 – April 8, 2018. Mention Plan Code “P5” when making your online reservation. Quoted rates on the website are per room, per night, and based on single/double occupancy and do not include taxes, resort charges and gratuities.

Reasons To Go: This family-friendly resort, located beside the Phoenix North Mountain Preserves, has a Falls Water Village featuring a 40-foot waterfall, swimming pools, private cabanas, and a 138-foot enclosed waterslide for all your splashing fun. Not to mention that baseball is back in Phoenix and spring training has begun. Cactus League Spring Training features 15 major league teams and over 200 games from February 23 to March 27. Popular teams sell out fast so get your tickets early. Ballparks include Camelback Ranch Stadium where the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers train and the Peoria Sports Complex where the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres train.

Couple admires the ocean view from the deck of a cruise ship. (Getty)
Couple admires the ocean view from the deck of a cruise ship. (Getty)

The Deal: Oceania Cruises – Multiple Destinations

Savings: This special deal for Canadians will save you up to ten per cent on select voyages. You can also save with two-for-one cruise fares and a choice between free shore excursions, a beverage package, or shipboard credit on select voyages.

The Details: When booking use promo code “Canada” and select from 24 cruises for this Canadian special. Cruise only fares don’t include OLife Choice amenities or airfare and the OLife Choice offer is subject to change on April 1, 2018. The fares are per person based on double occupancy and reflect the savings mentioned.

Reasons To Go: Set sail on Oceania Cruises and choose your dream destination. Depart from Miami for 10 days from March 8-18 aboard Seaswept Breezes for a Riviera voyage. Ports on this trip include the Cayman Islands, Mexico, Honduras and Belize. Or head to Barcelona in April aboard Iconic Mediterranean with ports in Spain, Italy, Morocco, and France. These voyages as well as many others are part of their promotion for Canadians.

Enjoy your March Break – wherever your travels may take you.

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