Want to know where friends are heading for spring break? Check out Gtrot.com (think globetrotting) where you can book flights and hostels, search for rides and share plans with friends all on one site through an interface with Facebook. The features:
• Book flights and hotels anywhere in the world through Kayak and Hotels.com.
• Share information on your trip: Book a flight or hotel through Gtrot and your itinerary is automatically added to your Gtrot profile.
• Social booking option: When friends visit your Gtrot profile, they can book the same flight or hotel as you with the click of a button.
• Privacy: You have complete control over what information you share and with whom you share it.
• Coming soon: A cab-sharing tool to help students share flight times and cabs to the airport.
HARRY POTTER THEME PARK OFFERS FOUR-NIGHT VACATION PACKAGE
More news on the boy wizard: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, opening this spring at Universal Orlando Resort, offers vacation packages from May 28 to Dec. 31. The four-night package includes standard accommodations, early admission to the Harry Potter theme park, a three-day ticket for entry to one Universal theme park each day and breakfast at the Three Broomsticks (named for the pub where Harry and pals knock back their butterbeer). At The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, fans will find Hogsmeade village and Hogwarts Castle, among other icons. www.universalorlando.com, 877-801-9270.
WAILEA BEACH MARRIOTT
SHOOTING STAR PASS A TICKET TOMAUI FILM FESTIVAL STAYOVER
Want to mingle with the stars? Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is offering early reservations for the Maui Film Festival, June 16-20. The resort's Shooting Star Pass includes:
• Admission for two to any film premiere or special screening at the 2010 Maui Film Festival, June 16-20.
• Two passes to unlimited filmmakers' panels.
• Luxury accommodations at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (2010 AAA Hawaii Four-Diamond Award).
• Daily buffet breakfast or room service breakfast.
Past film festival celebrity honorees and attendees include Pierce Brosnan, Virginia Madsen, Zooey Descha[0xad]nel, Willie Nelson, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Dennis Quaid, Oscar winner Helen Hunt and Felicity Huffman.
Rates start at $509 a night for terrace views and $559 for ocean views, through June 20.