With only a few hours to Black Friday, countdown is officially on! And while shops and streets are undoubtedly going to be busy and buzzing, the smartest millennials are spending their money on experiences, not things. So what better time to grab great travel deals and book your upcoming trips in advance!
Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have become extremely exciting in the travel industry and over the last few years, the hype and offers have lived up to expectations! Many hotel groups, airlines, and travel booking sites offer major discounts.
“The best day to score a flight deal is November 27, which has been nicknamed Travel Deal Tuesday.” - Hopper (Airfare prediction and analyzer app). Sales start on Black Friday and even extend beyond Travel Deal Tuesday. Here's a list of the discounts and deals that have we thought were interesting:
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1. Ryan Air
This low-cost airline is known for its competitive prices and seasonal deals all over Europe! This year they have a Cyber Week Sale from Nov 19- Nov 26. Offers include: Flights to Europe from £5, 10 % off on check-in bags and more.
Another airline known for its connectivity and competitive prices throughout Europe is offering £50 discounts in one of its 16 selected cities for travel until Sept 1, 2019 and £100 off ski holidays between Dec 15-March 30, 2019. The sale runs from Nov 20-Nov 28.
3. Thomas Cook
Thomas Cook Airline will have deals like London to New York from £349.99 and Manchester to Cancun for £439.99 return tickets. Check these bargains on the company's website from Nov 23.
4. British Airways
BA offers £99 European trips inclusive of flight and two or more nights of hotel, and £1000 round trip business class flights to the US, Asia and more! These sales are already live so head to British Airway's landing page to know more now!
5. Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways is giving up to 10% off economy fares to certain European cities for travel until June 30, 2019. The sale runs till Nov 27.
6. Air New Zealand
For anyone in UK/Europe, this is a steal! Air New Zealand is going to offer £175 round trip flights from London to Los Angeles. More deals and steals from Nov 23 on their website!
Well-known booking site, SkyScanner is offering its customers über cheap flights to various locations in Australia!
On Black Friday, 50% off hotels but you need to be an email subscriber for insider deals. On Cyber Monday, 1,000 lucky users will receive a 99% off promo code!
eDreams is running offers throughout Cyber week with discounts on both hotels and flights, and amazing packages if you book both together.
Hotels.com is giving away 'scratch' coupons that will have discounts from 7% up to 99% off, valid up to $1000 reservations on Nov 23.
11. Hilton Honors
Hilton is offering 35% off bookings in Southeast Asia and up till 50% off in Japan. Other offers include an 80% bonus on bought points! Check out more here.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is offering exclusive incentives at 14 of its properties in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, India and Indian SubContinent. Guests can use 50% of the booking rate towards gastronomy, spas and other experiences. (Guests must be loyalty program members and an become members at any time, free of charge.) The booking offer is from Nov 23-26 for stays from May 1 to August 31, 2019.
13. Voyage Privé
Voyage Privé is an exclusive, niche luxury travel club that offers unbelievable luxury getaways and unreal prices! You must be an exclusive member, for which you can sign up for free of charge, to get the best rates available and discounts of up to 80% on city breaks, beach vacations, ski trips and country retreats! Sales include all-inclusive packages to Iceland, Cuba, Tenerife and hotel discounts up to 67% in Paris, Berlin, Marrakesh and more.
Don't forget me to let me know in the comments below if you found this list interesting/useful and if you managed to find any cool deals!
P.S: In all the excitement and mayhem, don't forget that most travel sales are only available for a short time and for a specific travel period. Make sure to check the fine print for other restrictions like minimum stays, black-out dates, pre-payments, and nonrefundable rates.
Good luck Sale Scouting & Happy Thanksgiving! :)