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Here are travel bargains around the globe, by land, sea, and air. Deals sell out quickly and are not guaranteed to be available. Restrictions such as day of travel, blackout dates, and advance-purchase requirements may apply.

Here are travel bargains around the globe, by land, sea, and air. Deals sell out quickly and are not guaranteed to be available. Restrictions such as day of travel, blackout dates, and advance-purchase requirements may apply.

For its 80th birthday on Jan. 2, The New Yorker Hotel is offering a special rate of $80 for the first night and 20 percent off the best available room rate for subsequent nights next month. The 80th Birthday offer is based on availability, and a two-night minimum stay is required. Info: 1-800-764-4680,

To celebrate the opening of Sandals Emerald Bay on Great Exuma, Bahamas, the new Luxury Included property is offering 50 percent off rack rates, a free night, and free companion airfare. For stays of at least three nights, the nightly rate is from $324 per person double, down from $648. For stays of at least seven nights, receive a free night, which brings the nightly rate down to $278. To earn the free round-trip air, you must book at least four nights, and both guests must fly on the same itinerary. The resort opens Jan. 22. No booking or travel restrictions for the land discounts; air promotion runs Jan. 22-June 23. Air fees are additional. Info: 1-800-726-3257, Use code CFF10.

The new Hilton Mexico City-Reforma has introductory rates from $99 single or double for stays through Feb. 28. The normal rate is $179. Tax of 17 percent is additional. The hotel is near the famed Reforma Avenue. Info: 1-800-445-8667, is offering a 10-day Hawaiian cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America that includes a free, two-night stay in Honolulu. Starting at $799 per person double, the deal includes pre-cruise accommodations at the Waikiki Resort Hotel (rates start at $114 a night) or the Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel (from $125), breakfast, transfers from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the ship, and a tour of Honolulu and Pearl Harbor. The ship departs Jan. 16. Taxes and fees of $93.60 a person are extra. Book by next Sunday. Info: 1-800-427-8473,

Cathay Pacific's Deal of the Month travels to Hong Kong. From New York, the round-trip fare starts at $815, including taxes. Travel Jan. 11-Feb. 28; book by Thursday. Subject to availability. By comparison, typical fares to Hong Kong are closer to $1,000. Info:

Celebrate the arts - without going broke - with a slew of hotel deals in and around Istanbul, one of the 2010 European Capitals of Culture. For example, book two nights (from $743 double) and receive a free third night at the A'jia Hotel. Info: 011-90-216-413-9300, At Ceylan InterContinental, stay for at least three nights and receive a buffet dinner for two (valued at $75 each). Rates from $290 double a night. Both deals are good through March, and taxes of 8 percent are extra. Info: 1-800-496-7621, For info on other deals: 1-877-367-8875,

Stay at any of 30-odd participating hotels in the Florida Keys and receive free companion airfare for travel in the Lower 48. Rates and requirements vary. For example, the Southernmost Hotel in Key West requires a two-night stay (rates from $229 per night); the Mariner's Resort Villas and Marina in Key Largo requests a minimum stay of six nights (from $222). Overnights must occur by March 31. When booking the free flight, the first fare must exceed $349 (through Jan. 15) or $379 (Jan. 16-Sept. 14); both passengers must fly on the same itinerary. Fourteen-day advance purchase and Saturday-night stay required. Companion fare is good for a year and is valid on the five major carriers. Airport taxes additional. Info: 1-800-352-5397,

Save nearly 35 percent on a TourCrafters package to Madrid and Balboa, Spain. The seven-night package costs $1,099 per person double and features round-trip air from New York, four nights at the Hotel Tryp Washington in Madrid, three nights at the Hotel NH Deusto in Bilbao, daily breakfast, four-day car rental and hotel taxes. Valid March 25-31; reservations must be paid for within 72 hours of booking. Taxes of $115 are additional. Info 1-800-482-5995,

TravelCell is offering free one-week rentals of its international cell phones. The phones, which provide service in more than 200 countries, typically cost $30 per week, SIM card included. The company is also offering half-off rentals - or $15 - for the second week. The deal does not cover phone calls; however, in many countries, such as Spain, France and Japan, incoming calls are free, and outgoing rates are up to 80 percent less than calls made from your U.S. phone. (For example, pay 69 cents a minute in the United Kingdom.) Order by March 31 for travel by June 30. Info: 1-877-235-5746, Use promo code PRFREE.

The iconic Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla., is offering up to $200 in resort credits. Stay in a superior or deluxe room and receive a $100 credit per night per room, or book a suite, oceanfront or Flagler Club room and earn a $200 credit. Breakers Rewards are good on most amenities: the nine restaurants, 11 boutiques, golf, tennis, cabana rentals, etc. Superior rooms start at $499 a night, for example, and a Flagler Club room is from $1,200. Taxes of 11.5 percent are additional. Stay Jan. 4-April 27. Info: 1-888-273-2537,

In honor of its new Tales of the Adriatic cruise, Variety Cruises is offering a free land program in Venice, Italy, or Split, Croatia. Passengers on the eight-day cruise receive two nights at a four-star hotel in Split or Venice and a half-day tour, valued at up to $750 per person. (Venice option is post-cruise only.) Valid on all cabin categories for sailings June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; and Aug. 6, 13 and 20. Cruise starts at $2,690 per person double, plus $390 port charges, for round-trip departures from Split or Venice. Subject to availability. Info: 1-800-319-7776,

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