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Canadian Rockies: Scenic train company Rocky Mountaineer is having a sale (which they rarely do) on two of their trips: gives you $240 off three nights on their GoldLeaf Service (book by 2/28). Or get $400 in extras per couple on a five-day journey with (book by 3/1).
Kenya: This October, Africa’s original safari outfitter, , is celebrating a decade in business with two nostalgic thirteen-night tours highlighting the Cottar family’s favorite spots discovered over their 100 years in Kenya. Hosted by Calvin Cottar, a fourth-generation Kenyan and the great-grandson of the founder, these once-in-a-lifetime adventures will take guests from the remote and rugged Meru and Kora parks to the wildlife-rich Masai Mara. Rates start at $18,531 per person for shared accommodations and include internal flights, transfers, room and board, and some activities.
Bhutan: Sister hotels and have partnered with Natural World Safaris and British-American photographer and Kodak Ambassador Michael Turek to launch Bhutan’s first film and photography expedition, an eight-day tour showcasing the country’s most beautiful sites. Rates from $5,800 per person sharing accomodations and include room and board.
Venice: Aman Resorts is launching a new series of curated events designed to re-engage the senses and free the mind under its new brand . The inaugural celebration will take place at Aman Venice on March 1, 2019 with Carnevale del Futuro, a night of revelry and elevated spirits that will end with an intimate dinner featuring a live performance by British pianist and vocalist Jamie Cullum.
Chicago: To celebrate the opening of their seventh hotel, , the brand is offering an early-bird rate of $77 per night on bookings made between now and February 27, 2019. Valid for travel through March 2020. Use code LUCKY7 to book.
Japan, South America, Australia's Kimberley Coast: Calling all solo travelers: on 14 journeys around the world in 2019 and 2020. Don't procrastinate, as the offer expires on February 28.
Sun Valley, Idaho: You haven't missed this year's ski season out west yet. Depending where you stay and when you go, you can get free lift tickets (Stay & Ski Free), an extra night in March (Stay Three, Get One Free), or 40% off lodging and lift tickets (Mountain Collective + Epic Pass + Bogus Basin Special). .
Timely Special Offers
Portland: The second and newest U.S. outpost of hip U.K. millennial hotel group, The Hoxton, is offering Popupla readers a special discount of between now and May 31, 2019. Also included: healthy breakfast bags and free WiFi and international calls. Black-out dates apply. Use booking code Popupla.
St. Lucia: Already sick of winter? , is incentivizing your upcoming Luxury Villas, The Residences, and Luxury Beachfront Bungalows, free breakfasts for two. This is good for stays through December 25, 2019.
Riviera Maya,: Stunning is celebrating the launch of Aqui Me Quedo, their new adults-only beach club, with on February 22-24, featuring chefs Rick Bayless, Edgar Nuñez, Javier Plascencia.
Riviera Maya, Mexico: More deals in the sunshine. , free breakfasts, through May 31, 2019.
Aspen: Snow more your speed? , including $60 lift tickets at Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk (to celebrate their 60th birthday); a buy-four-get-the-fifth-free, including 25% off lodging; and a kids-ski-free offer.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Try Brooklyn on for size with , a futuristic escape in the borough’s coolest neighborhood.
Paris: , one of our favorite hotels in the world, is offering a that includes guaranteed upgrades, breakfasts, afternoon tea, and museum tickets on stays of at least three nights through March 20, 2019.
Paris: . Shoppers might want to schedule their trip around and right after Valentine's Day, as the city's bi-annual soldes start around Feb. 19.
Manhattan: — uptown NYC at its most elegant best — has a every night you stay after three nights and up to 21, through March 31, 2019.
Belize: Here's one where you're supposed to drink on vacation: program April 24-28 and May 15-19. You'll learn rum-making basics, from harvesting to bottling, with lots of tastes in between.
Miami: gives you special rates on out-there-sounding treatments like Brain Restoration and Age Renewal IV NAD therapy.
Zambia: is offering 30% off 5-night, all-inclusive walking safaris in South Luangwa National Park during , which is summer in Zambia. This includes two nights at and three nights at The Bushcamp Company’s own in-park camps. Hippos, impala, storks, giraffes: The gang's all here, waiting for you. To book, Paul Swart of Natural Migrations atand quote the code 007.
Nice, France: The all-business class airline will start a new seasonal route from NYC to Nice, a surprisingly not-so-popular route given how so-very-popular the south of France is in the summertime. The launch promo has .
From intimate, off-grid nature reserves to stylish boutique digs in urban neighborhoods, here are the twenty hotel openings we're most excited about for 2019 — an additional list of 70 global hotel openings that we have our eyes on.