Black Friday & Cyber Monday Travels Deals
Be on the lookout for serious Post-Thanksgiving travel savings
It might be getting cold outside, but you could soon be traveling to warmer climates with some of the hot Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals happening this year. While some travel sites are tight-lipped about their upcoming deals, we rounded up some offers already released as well as some of the top travel savings we expect to see this year based on past Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.
Choice Hotels has already announced its Black Friday sale for 2018. Mirroring last year, it will be offering 20 percent off best available rates on Cyber Monday and continue its “cyber week of savings” with 10 percent off for the rest of the week.
In 2017, Hilton offered 30 percent off stays of two nights or more at select properties. Although not a Cyber Monday deal, Hyatt Hotels offered similar discounts of up to 25 percent off bookings at its properties between December 15 and January 15.
While Wyndham Hotels offered the steepest discounts last year with savings of 30 to 55 percent, travelers willing to test their luck could save big with Hotels.com’s Mystery Coupon deal, saving up to 99 percent – for a lucky few – on bookings.
Budget travelers should be on the lookout for similar savings this year in the hopes of scoring the best deals on hotels.
Look for deals from many of the major airlines this holiday season. In 2017, both American and Southwest Airlines offered steep discounts on their bundled vacation packages. American shaved $100 off domestic and $150 off international price tags while Southwest gave travelers savings of $125 for domestic and $250 for international packages.
Flights with United Airlines were discounted by as much as $250, and Delta offered discounts on select flights when flying during the first three months of the new year.
Carnival Cruises has been known to offer unbelievable discounts, but often keeps things tightly under wraps until the sales holiday arrives. In the past the cruise line has offered reduced deposits and $1 upgrades. Many of these sales extended beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday giving deal-seekers a few extra days to shop the best deals.
Carnival offers a complete guide to shopping its holiday sales on its website.
For Black Friday in 2017, Royal Caribbean offered cruise guests currently booked an upcoming cruise the opportunity to score a 30 percent discount on shore excursions, beverage packages, specialty dining, internet packages and more.
Another popular cruise line, Norwegian Cruise Line, has also been known to roll out the red carpet for its holiday cyber travel savings. Its popular Take 5 Free deal – which offers unlimited open bar, free specialty dining, money toward shore excursions, free WIFI and friends and family sail free perks – had been extended to more bookings in past Cyber Monday deals. In 2017, travelers booking select rooms received all five offers.
If adventure is on your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2019, you’ll want to be on the lookout for all-inclusive deals this holiday season.
In 2017, Apple Vacations rewarded family travelers with up to $200 off getaways for a family of four. Intrepid Travel gifted 2017 Cyber Monday shoppers with 15 percent off trips, which included tours and destinations in 120 countries across six continents.
‘Tis the season for travel savings. Knowing what you’re looking for before the sales holidays begin can be key to getting the best deals. But if you’re not ready to commit to a vacation in the coming weeks, don’t let the fear of a missed travel deal add to your holiday stress. Skyscanner offers a price alert tool to help you get the best flight deals all year round. Similar services, like Kayak, can also help you get the best possible deal on hotels, flights and more.