Flights, hotels and travel packages to consider on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Travel Deal Tuesday
These deals are a trip.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now Travel Deal Tuesday have become one of the best times to snag deals on travel, experts say. “This year, the travel industry is all in on the post-Thanksgiving sales phenomenon,” says Gabe Saglie, an editor and anchor at travel company Travelzoo. “Best-price-of-the-year bargains will be par for the course.”
For flights in particular, consider booking on Tuesday. Airfare research company Hopper analyzed historical flight pricing data and found that airfare sales “significantly” spike on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
“Last year, we sent more deal notifications on Travel Deal Tuesday than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. In 2016, we saw fare sale activity spike by 2X the normal volume,” writes Patrick Surry, Hopper’s chief data scientist, in the report.
This year they predict Tuesday flight deals to domestic destinations like Honolulu (27% off), Miami (36% off), Las Vegas (34% off), and New York (26% off) and international deals to Rio de Janeiro (32% off), Barcelona (36% off), Aruba (32% off), and London (40% off).
Whether you book a flight, hotel or package, “travel sales will come with a few caveats — consumers need to keep an eye out for things like specific travel and strict cancellation policies,” says Saglie. “Still, travelers who are flexible with their schedule and ready to pounce could score big.”
Here are 5 of our favorite travel deals.
Flights to Iceland, Ireland, England and other spots for $69-$99
WOW Airlines is offering one-way flights from cities like Chicago, Pittsburgh and Boston to spots like London, Brussels and Dublin for $99 and to Reykjavik for $69.
50% off hotel rooms around the world
Both Travelocity and Orbitz will be offering half off rates on dozens of hotel chains on Black Friday. In both the Travelocity and Orbitz apps, you will see a 50% off banner on certain properties; it’s also worth noting that you can use the promo code FRIDAYAPP18 to get 18% off bookings on the Travelocity app and the code THANKFUL in the Orbiz app. Priceline is getting in on this game too by giving email subscribers discounts and the change to win up to a 99% discount on hotels on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Six nights in the French Riviera — including hotel, car and flights — for $681
This nearly weeklong trip includes an International flight into and out of Nice, a hotel for 6 nights in Juan Les Pins, a car rental for 7 days and daily breakfast (if stated in hotel description). The same company is also offering a trip to Florence and Rome for a similar price.
Up to $2500 off travel packages around the world
Gate 1 Travel, which offers cruise and travel packages to spots around the globe has some enticing savings ranging from $50 off when you spend $500 or more, to $2,500 off when you spend $20,000 or more on your trip.
Plus, Travelzoo will be highlighting travel packages on Cyber Monday like a Tuscany road trip with air for under $500 and an all-Inclusive vacation to Cancún with flights for under $400.