The resorts there unfold the welcome mat in the form of deals. Through April, Katikies, which has seven boutique hotels between the islands of Mykonos and Santorini, is offering 20 percent discounts and € 100 food and beverage credits for minimum stays of three nights in 2021, including a full refund in the event of a pandemic-related travel ban. Prediscount, prices in Katikies Garden Santorini start at 310 euros.
In Crete, guests staying five or more nights at the new Cretan Malia Park can book the History Package to receive breakfast and dinner daily, as well as a guided tour of the archaeological site of Knossos, followed by lunch at a local tavern. Prices start at $ 250 per night.
Savings on the slopes
Annual ski pass offers usually start low and end higher when the ski resorts are open, giving skiers and drivers an incentive to think about snow in the summer. This year, Vail Resorts is up the pressure by cutting its Epic Passes by 20 percent and lowering tariffs back to the 2015-2016 season prices.
Currently, an Epic Pass costs $ 783 down from $ 979 last season and provides access to more than 70 ski resorts worldwide, including unlimited access to 37 ski resorts such as Vail and Breckenridge in Colorado and Park City, Utah. For comparison, a one-day Vail lift pass currently costs $ 219.
Vail didn’t say if the price of the pass would go up. The competing Ikon Pass, available now for $ 999, gives access to 44 destinations during the 2021-2022 season and seven for the remainder of this year’s spring ski season.
What about vacation rentals?
Vacation rentals were a relatively bright spot in the travel industry during the pandemic as travelers sought the privacy and control of rental housing. According to AirDNA, which analyzes the short-term rental market, prices rose in early 2021, especially in rural areas and vacation spots. The average daily rates increased by more than nine percent in February 2021 compared to the same period of the previous year.
Sitewide sales on rental platforms are rare, but AvantStay, which has 400+ properties in the US and Mexico, is offering $ 250 off bookings with booking code SUMMER250 from June 20 through September 22.