Operator, hotel open curtains on London theater scene sale

LONDON -- West End best friends: The London theater scene is on sale this summer.

The London Theatre Extravaganza package from United Vacations offers a fifth night free and half-price theater tickets when booked by June 30.

The package -- with departures June 16 through Aug. 28 -- is available for stays at more than 20 London hotel properties.

Agent commission is 12%; electronic bookings earn a 1% override.

Visitors can select from a range of "hot musicals," "popular hits" and "all-time favorites."

The London Theatre Extravaganza package -- which includes roundtrip air on United, five nights' accommodations, daily breakfast, theater ticket, ticket delivery, three-course dinner, guide book and a city map -- starts at $929 per person, double, with New York or Boston departure for a stay at the Millennium Bailey's Hotel and a ticket to a "hot musical."

The fifth-night-free offer is valid July 8 to 20 and July 27 to Aug. 28; additional hotels and departure dates and cities are available at different prices.

To book, call (800) 328-6877, visit www.vacationaccess.com or use vendor code UAV on all four GDSs.

For its part, Radisson Edwardian Hotels is offering theater packages through Sept. 8 that include luxury accommodations for one night at any central, four- or five-star Radisson Edwardian London property; full English breakfast; a discount dining voucher worth about $7.25 per person; all taxes; and one top-price ticket to "Chicago"; "Kiss Me, Kate"; "The Lion King"; "Phantom of the Opera"; or "Mamma Mia."

First night rates start at $140 per person, double; extra nights start at $72. For more, call (800) 333-3333 or visit www.radissonedwardian.com.

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