Explore Australia and New Zealand with Down Under Answers, which offers special packages through June 30. Choose a six-night air and land package that includes round-trip airfare from Boston and three nights’ accommodations in both Auckland, New Zealand, and Sydney for $1,524, based on double occupancy. Or do a 16-day self-drive New Zealand adventure for $2,964, based on double occupancy, which covers all flights and hotels. (Both prices include an extra $425 for the Boston-Los Angeles leg.) Other packages will take you to Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef; into the Outback to see formations like Ayers Rock (Uluru); or to Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital. Take your pick of nine Australian vacations, nine New Zealand getaways, or eight packages that include both countries. 866-792-5458, www.duatravel.com/aussievskiwi
Fee-free hotel in Orlando
Walt Disney World Resort’s new Holiday Inn in Orlando, Fla., deserves kudos for what it does not have: resort fees, Internet charges, DirecTV bills, not even a charge for local or toll-free phone calls. Children 12 and under eat and stay for free at this 323-room hotel (when accompanied by an adult, of course). And the whole family gets complimentary transportation to Disney’s four theme parks: Epcot, Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Each guest room comes with free coffee, a mini refrigerator, and a high-definition TV, and guests can use the heated pool and 24-hour fitness center without paying extra. Room rates begin at $99 per night. 407-828-8888, www.hiorlando.com
Website offers flight stats
, an airfare-search website that launched last week, you can get important details of a particular flight before you book it. The site gives each flight a TripQuality rating based on “speed,’’ such as number of stops en route, overall trip duration, and on-time statistics; “comfort,’’ like legroom, the aircraft’s age and type, and the flight’s “load factor’’ (how full it typically is, by percentage); and “ease,’’ including its lost bags ranking, average connection time, and gate locations. The site’s FinalAirfare feature calculates your total trip fare, including expected luggage and drink fees. Best of all, the site charges no booking fees. 206-569-5209, www.insidetrip.com KARI BODNARCHUK
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