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*Several hotels and resorts in Myrtle Beach, S.C., are offering Labor Day deals. For example, with the Surfside Beach Resort's Stay Play Labor Day package, stay a minimum of two nights and get daily breakfast for four, a welcome package and a one-day pier pass for four, including a fishing rod and bait. Rates start at $165 per night, plus about $25 in fees and taxes, for an ocean-view room that sleeps four. Value of perks is $150. Valid Wednesday through Sept. 8. Info: 800-533-7599, www.surfsidebeachresort.com. For a list of participating hotels: www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/laborday.

*The Offshore Sailing School is offering a Learn to Sail package at its campus at Pink Shell Beach Resort Spa in Fort Myers Beach, Fla. The three-day package is $995 per person double, instead of the usual $1,395. With the deal, the total for two, including taxes, comes to $1,990, plus a $12 resort fee per night. The package includes a three-day course, three nights' accommodations, a sailing textbook and personal log book, and a practice test sail. Book by Sept. 30; travel by Oct. 31. Info: 888-454-7015, www.offshoresailing.com.

*Lake Powell Resorts Marinas, on the border of Utah and Arizona in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, has a fall houseboat offer. Book a houseboat vacation for five or more days and get 40 percent off peak prices. For example, a five-day rental in early November on a 48-foot Navigator that sleeps six adults and eight kids costs $3,207, including taxes, vs. the usual $5,344. Book by Sept. 15; promo code FALL2010; travel Wednesday through Dec. 22. Info: 888-486-4665, www.lakepowell.com.

*With Rocky Mountaineer' Whistler Rail Stay Special, travel round-trip by train from Vancouver, B.C., to Whistler, B.C., and spend a night at a luxury hotel starting at $199 (U.S.) per person double, vs. the normal rate of $305. With taxes, total cost is $223 per person double. Package includes the train ride, called the Whistler Sea to Sky Climb; breakfast and one light meal onboard; and one night's lodging at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Hilton Whistler Resort Spa, Nita Lake Lodge or Delta Whistler Village Suites. Travel through Sept. 28. Info: 877-460-3200, www.rockymountaineer.com.

*The Shenandoah Valley's Natural Bridge Hotel summer package deal is winding down, but there is still time to save 25 to 50 percent off regular rates. The Summer Escape package starts at $81 per night for two people and includes one night's lodging, two breakfasts and two attraction tickets; purchased separately, the total would be $165. The Summer Family Fun package, for two adults and two children ages 5 to 12, starts at $129 and includes one night's lodging, four breakfasts and four attraction tickets; purchased separately, the tab would be $210. Add about $9 per day in taxes. Travel through Thursday. Deal available online only. Info: 800-533-1410, www. summerbridgesavings.com.

*Variety Cruises is offering a free three-night Cairo package for those who book and pay for its five-night cruise to the Red Sea by Sept. 30. The one-way Kings & Pharaohs cruise between Cairo and Aqaba, Jordan, sails from December to April and visits Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada and Luxor. The Cairo package, which includes two excursions, three nights at a deluxe hotel and airport transfers, is valued at $450 per person. Cruise rates start at $1,570 per person double, including all fees and taxes. Embark in Cairo or Aqaba. Info: (800) 319-7776, www.varietycruises.com.

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