This month Yapta is giving away another 5-night / 6-day stay at a Marriott or Renaissance resort in the Caribbean or Mexico as part of our “Nine Months of Paradise by Marriott” Sweepstakes.  By simply tracking a flight with Yapta.com anytime in October, you can enter to win a stay at the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa.  You can also win one of 14 other prizes, including Bose On-Ear Headphones or a Starbucks gift card.

Again, all you have to do is visit Yapta.com and track the airfare on any flight and Yapta will present you with the opportunity to participate.  You can increase your chances of winning by tracking up to 25 flights each month to receive the maximum 25 entries into the sweepstakes.

Don’t think you can actually win?  Well, don’t say that to Emily Lakin from San Francisco, CA; Jan Walker from Springfield, MO;  Laquitta Sobieski from Ocala, FL or Sharon Weinstein from Branford, CT.  They’ve each taken home a Grand Prize in the first 4 months of our 9-month sweepstakes contests.

Here’s some more travel news you can use:

  • United Airlines has introduced a “Premier Baggage program” where  you pay a $249 yearly subscription fee and you (plus up to eight people traveling with you on the same reservation) get to check up to two bags per person, per flight for “free” all year.
  • AirTran Airways is now offering nonstop service from Baltimore-Washington International Airport to New Orleans and Indianapolis.  Previously, Southwest Airlines was the only carrier to offer a daily nonstop flight between New Orleans and BWI.   Southwest stopped running two daily nonstop flights after Hurricane Katrina decreased flight demands.
  • There’s an apparent email scam that’s offering people domestic and international flights at low fares.  However, once people put down their money and attempt to collect the ticket from the airline, they find they’ve been duped because the booking does not exist.