And in this weeks edition of Deal Dispatch, you get new deals for flights, hotels and travel gear:
Flights: My favorite deal website for air fare, TheFlightDeal has United with round-trip flights from Seattle to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Saigon), for $788, incl. taxes. You can fly August to November 2015 and January to March 2016! While United’s Economy Class is one of my least favorite for long-haul flights to Asia, under $800 is a great deal! From HCMC, you can fly on various discount carriers all over Vietnam and South East Asia – check out VietJet or Jetstar Pacific for onward travel!
Hotels: If you need to get a hotel for your trip to Vietnam and surrounding countries, you can always check agoda – they have generally the best rates in Asia. Currently, Starwood is running a limited time offer with rates “up to 50%” off for hotels in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand for bookings made by May 17th and stays before October 31st. This includes properties in HCMC, the very nice Le Meridien Angkor, Cambodia (reviewed here) as well as properties all over Thailand. Keep in mind that when Starwood says 50% off, it is usually calculated from an inflated rate, more realistically 20-30% off, but still a good deal! This deal comes courtesy of FlyerTalk and you can book here at SPG!
Other Travel Stuff: I have a lot of friends who take all their photos with their smart phone camera these days. While that is convenient, there are certain things those phones just can’t do, for example zoom! If you want to take photos of wildlife and nature or a candid shot of people, a zoom is important and a small travel zoom camera can often be had at a bargain price. Currently, you can pick up a refurbished Nikon Coolpix S6800 for only $59. It has a 12x zoom and wifi to connect with your phone or tablet. You can get it via DealNews here!