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World on Skis Unveils free night stays at 3,4, and 5-Star Ski Resorts in North America

MOONACHIE, NJ -- December 29, 2008 -- World on Skis is celebrating the 2009 ski season with free night stays at a vast array of popular snow resort destinations in the United States and Canada. Prices start at $182 per person.

Following are a selection of World on Skis' free nights celebration travel packages available for travel dates in January and February 2009 as indicated per deal.

Beaver Creek - The Charter at Beaver Creek - 4 stars
Pay for 4 nights get 5th night FREE
$564.00 per person based on quad occupancy
4 nights accommodations
Hotel taxes and service charges
Valid Jan 4 thru Jan 29, 2009



Jackson Hole- Snow King Resort - 3 stars
Pay for 2 nights get 3rd night Free
$182.00 per person double occupancy!
4 nights accommodations
Hotel taxes and service charges
Valid Jan 4 thru Jan 22, 2009



Banff- The Fairmont Banff Springs - 5 stars
Pay for 4 nights get 5th night Free
$420.00 per person double occupancy!
4 nights accommodations
Hotel taxes and service charges
Valid Jan 4 thru 31, 2009



Lake Louise - The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - 5 stars
Pay for 4 nights get 5th night FREE
$409.00 per person double occupancy
4 nights accommodations
Hotel taxes and service charges
Valid Jan 4 thru Jan 31, 2009


Quebec City- Le Chateau Mont Sainte Anne - 4 stars
Pay for 3 nights get 4th night Free
$240.00 per person double occupancy!
Includes 4 nights accommodations
Hotel taxes and service charges
Valid January 3 thru 23, 2009


Tremblant - Le Lodge de la Montagne - 4 stars
Pay for 4 nights get 5th night Free
$282.00 per person double occupancy!
Includes 4 nights accommodations
Hotel taxes & service charges
Valid January 4 thru February 12, 2009


Whistler- The Fairmont Chateau Whistler - 5 stars
Pay for 3 nights get 4th night FREE
$590.00 per person double occupancy
Includes 4 nights accommodations
Hotel taxes and service charges
Valid Jan 5 thru Feb 5, 2009


Whistler- Delta Whistler Village Suites - 4 stars
Pay for 3 nights get 4th night FREE
$308.00 per person double occupancy!
4 nights accommodations
Hotel taxes and service charges
Valid January 4 thru 30, 2009

For additional information or to make reservations,contact World on Skis at 1-866-678-5858.


AirAsia offers 100,000 free tickets to Thailand

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Southeast Asia's top budget carrier AirAsia said Tuesday it would offer 100,000 free tickets to Thailand under a regional marketing campaign to support its tourism industry battered by recent political unrest.

AirAsia said it would collaborate with Tourism Authority of Thailand to bring back tourists and businessmen by "reinstating the core message that it is now safe to travel back to the Land of Smiles."

Under its campaign themed "Get Your Baht To Thailand" -- a play on the Thai currency -- AirAsia will give away 100,00 free tickets to Bangkok from Vietnam, Cambodia, Myammar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and China, as well as for flights within Thailand.

Passengers will only have to pay airport taxes and administration fee. AirAsia last month abolished fuel surcharges on all its flights.

"We hope that this campaign will instill the confidence among travelers and also help to boost tourism which is vital at this juncture," Group Chief Executive Tony Fernandes said in a statement.

Tickets can only be purchased online at AirAsia's Web site over the next three days from Wednesday for travel between Jan. 6 and March 31.

AirAsia operates over 400 international weekly flights that connect Thailand to the rest of Southeast Asia and China. Within Thailand, its affiliate, Thai AirAsia, operates 378 flights weekly.

Thailand's tourism industry is suffering after months of anti-government protests culminated last month with demonstrators taking over Bangkok's two main airports for a week.

A measure of political stability has returned to Thailand after the parliament selected a new prime minister Monday, but the political turmoil and airport shutdown are expected to discourage travelers from visiting Thailand.

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