Great Things Are on the Horizon in 2013 With Southwest Airlines Vacations!

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Southwest Airlines Vacations is excited to announce exciting new vacation destinations coming in 2013! From Branson, Missouri to San Juan, Puerto Rico, travelers looking for a fresh, new getaway must look no further!

As the official leisure vacation package provider for Southwest Airlines®, Southwest Vacations represents over 100 different vacation destination opportunities that all include a Southwest Airlines flight as part of a vacation package. Continuous growth efforts combined with Southwest Airlines' recent acquisition of Air Tran has contributed to the exciting addition of their first Caribbean destination, San Juan, Puerto Rico!

The beautiful new tropical landscape opens up a sea of exotic adventures to experience with a San Juan vacation package from Southwest Vacations. Travelers can stroll through historic Old San Juan, hike the El Yunque rainforest, bask in the sun on one of the many beaches and secluded islands, or kayak out to one of the spectacular bioluminescent bays.

Five other great vacation destinations are now available including: Branson, Missouri, for travel starting March 2013; and Flint, Michigan; Charlotte, North Carolina; Portland, Maine; and Rochester, New York for travel starting April 2013.

Enjoy Branson's famous collection of theaters and Midwest charm. Take in the industriousness and hard-working American spirit of Flint. Marvel at the "Gem of the South" in Charlotte. Admire the art district in Portland. Delight in the culture of Rochester. All of this is now possible with Southwest Vacations!

With over 100 different vacation destination opportunities to dream about, there will always be a perfect option for that long-awaited family vacation, girlfriend weekend, or romantic getaway. From the luxury of Las Vegas to the Florida sunshine, and from the ski slopes of Colorado to the sandy Caribbean beaches of Puerto Rico, Southwest Vacations offers it all!

Customized vacation packages include roundtrip flight via Southwest Airlines®, hotel accommodations (including taxes), Rapid Rewards® Points on the flight portion, and 24-hour traveler assistance. Plus, first and second checked Bags Fly Free—savings of up to $120 per person, roundtrip.† Even golf bags and skis fly free. Visit the Benefits of Booking a Southwest Vacation page to learn more about everything included in a customized vacation package.

About Southwest Airlines Vacations - Southwest Airlines Vacations offers vacation packages to more than 100 destinations with flight service available from every scheduled Southwest Airlines departure city. Travelers can customize vacation packages to include flight, hotel, car rentals, show tickets, attraction passes, tours, and more. Southwest Airlines Vacations is located in Orlando and operated by The Mark Travel Corporation (TMTC). TMTC is a member of the USTOA $1 Million Traveler's Assistance Program and ASTA TOP. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit:


†First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply. A golf bag can be substituted for one checked bag. Snow ski equipment includes: one pair of skis or one snowboard, one set of poles, and one pair of ski/snowboard boots encased in a container(s) acceptable to Carrier. When substituting ski equipment for one free bag, Southwest Airlines allows up to two bags (containing one set of snow skis, ski poles, and ski boots) to count as one item, even if they are packed and tagged separately. Checked baggage fee comparison is based on Southwest = 1st and 2nd bag FREE vs. "The Other Guys" = 1st bag $25/one-way; 2nd bag $35/one-way; or 2 bags $60/one-way and $120/roundtrip. Source:

Seats are limited and may not be available on some flights that operate during peak travel times and holiday periods. Flight and hotel rates may vary by day of the week. Surcharges may apply to weekends, holidays, and convention periods. Flights available on published, scheduled service only. Rates may be subject to change until purchased. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply. Discounts are valid per reservation before taxes are applied. Offer not valid on existing reservations and may not be combined with any other offer. Subject to availability. Restrictions apply. The Mark Travel Corporation is the tour operator for Southwest Airlines Vacations. Now accepting reservations through May 31, 2013. On November 19, 2012, Southwest Airlines will open the schedule for sale through August 9, 2013.

Nicole Roach

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