Top 6 deal destinations for 2017

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- If 2017 is the year you plan to travel, then we've got the best destinations on a budget.

Travelzoo lists the top six WOW Deal Destinations for 2017:

1. Paris

- Tourism is down 18 percent in 2016, which means greater incentive for a tourism push
- Weaker Euro is favorable to Americans
- Low cost international carriers bringing airfare down

Sample Bargain:

Hotel Basss
- Cozy property in Abbesses, known for its festive village-like vibe and romantic restaurants and cafés
- A 5-minute walk from Sacré-Coeur Basilica & Moulin Rouge theatre
- Nespresso coffee & pastries are provided every day from 2-7pm
- $69/night, with breakfast for two people

NOTE: Travel through February

2. The U.K.

- Brexit has sent British pound to 31-year lows, creating unusually favorable exchange rate for Americans
- Lower occupancy rates year over year means bigger hotel bargains
- Upper class airfare bargains in effect

Sample Bargain:

Grange City Hotel, London
- Elegant Edwardian-style 4-Star hotel in South Kensington, close to Knightsbridge
- Dating back to 1911 and near many art galleries (the Victoria & Albert Museum is next door)
- $165/night, with breakfast daily & upgrade

NOTE: Travel through March

3. Washington DC
- 14 new hotels opened in 2016 with 2,200 more rooms
- 16 new hotels set to open in 2016 with more inventory, meaning better bargains
- All major attractions are free

Sample Bargain:

Georgetown Suites Harbour, DC
- Fresh off a $1.5 million renovation, hotel just re-opened
- All-suite hotel near M Street and Washington Harbour complex
- $105/night(50% off), with breakfast and parking

NOTE: Travel through March

4. Florida's Gulf Coast

- 200-mile stretch from Tampa Bay to Naples offers Florida alternative
- No less than nine new hotels in this region in 2016, with at least three more set for early 2017, which means more hotel bargains
- Four major airports and continued competition among low-cost carriers

Sample Bargain:

The Westin Cape Coral at Marina Village, Cape Coral

- Situated in a marina, the area's only upscale hotel with unobstructed views of the Gulf Coast
- Free ferry takes guests to Fort Myers Beach multiple times a day, seven days a week
- $189/night (45% off)

NOTE: Travel April through December

5. Peru

- Traveler choice at all-time high in 2017: 7 airlines now flying nonstop to Peru from U.S.
- U.S dollar against Peruvian sol
- The Machu Picchu effect

Sample Bargain:

Machu Picchu Vacation

- 6-night vacation with air from Miami (other departure cities available)
- Two nights are spent in the Sacred Valley, home to Machu Picchu
- Breakfast daily
- $1,499/per person ($2,000 off)

NOTE: Travel February through November

6. New Zealand

- Starting 2017 with twice as many airline seats than 2016, thanks to increased routes by United, American and Air New Zealand)
- Airfare and vacation packages down 30-40 percent year over year
- US dollar at 10-year high against the New Zealand dollar

Sample Bargain:

Down Under Vacation

- 10-night vacation throughout NZ w/air from LA or SF (other departure cities available)
- Experience Auckland and Rotorua, including guided tours and time at leisure
- $2,259/per person with some meals

NOTE: Travel February through October null
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