Carlson sets promotion to boost travel to NYC

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Carlson Wagonlit Travel launched a promotion with its 1,100 retail sites to boost travel to New York City.

Carlson's "Rediscover New York" promotion includes packages with Continental Airlines Vacations and City Escapes for two separate weekends, Nov. 16 to 18 and Dec. 14 to 16.

The packages with Continental Airlines Vacations include accommodations at the Crowne Plaza, roundtrip air fare on Continental Airlines, airport transfers and hotel tax.

The City Escapes package is land-only, with accommodations offered at the Crowne Plaza and Marriott Marquis. Some City Escapes packages also include tickets to Broadway shows and city sightseeing tours.

No matter the tour operator, for each booking Carlson will donate $25 to the American Red Cross for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Although this campaign officially kicked off Oct. 26, Carlson said it will promote it as part of an advertising section that's scheduled to run in USA Today on Nov. 2.

Carlson said the "advertorial" describes New York City as one of the "10 Great Holiday Destinations."

To find the nearest Carlson Wagonlit Travel site, call (800) 867-TRIP or search on Carlsontravel.com's agency locator.

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