Looking for a deal on travel? You’re in luck. Black Friday 2019 is coming, with Cyber Monday 2019 hot on its heels, followed by Travel Tuesday—December 3—which experts are saying is the best day of the year to get amazing deals on hotels, cruises, airlines and more. So what’s a bargain shopper to do when confronted with three days of deep discounts? Read on for a curated sneak peek at this year’s best travel deals and sales. And check out two travel experts’ tips on how to navigate Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Travel Tuesday with ease.
It’s going to be a big year for savings, predicts Julie Ramhold, consumer analyst with DealNews.com. “We’re expecting up to 35% off hotel stays, with nightly rates dropping as low as $39 in some cases,” she says. “Additionally, one-way domestic flights will be $19 or even less, and if you wait until Travel Deal Tuesday, you can expect to see up to 40% off airfare that day.”
Black Friday and Cyber Monday will have great deals, but for the most selection, wait another day until Travel Tuesday, advises Hayley Berg, economist at travel booking app Hopper, which has announced cash-back offers on flights and hotels as well a new feature called Price Freeze that allow consumers to extend deals beyond Dec. 3. “While we do expect there to be some travel deals available on Cyber Monday, what we found at Hopper from analyzing the data is that there is twice the volume of deals on Tuesday,” says Berg. “That may be because people traditionally think of Cyber Monday as a day to buy physical goods online vs. experiential purchases like travel.”
For hotels, Ramhold recommends checking the larger online travel agencies (OTAs) like Expedia. ‘These tend to have the best coupons, but you have to be really quick to grab them as they can sell out in the blink of an eye,” she says. Ramhold also advises checking out cruise sites like Norwegian Cruise Lines for deals on Black Friday, where she predicts rates will go as low as $149 per person.
Here, are a few more tips to consider:
• “Don’t restrict yourself to just airline carriers or just OTAs like Expedia,” says Ramhold. “Be ready to check both to find the best deals.”
• “Be flexible with your travel plans,” says Ramhold. “If you can adjust your dates, you’re more likely to be able to find better rates.”
•“Be sure to research ahead of time,” says Ramhold. “Keep an eye on DealNews but also check the OTA sites to see if they have hints about what their Black Friday coupons will be.”
• “The easiest way to capitalize on Travel Deal Tuesday bargains is to download a monitoring tool like Hopper, which will alert you to deals on destinations that you’re interested in throughout the day,” says Berg. “If you’re flexible or unsure of the destination you’d like to go, you can use the deal finder to browse the best offers from your home airport. Hopper will send you notifications as new deals become available from your city. If you have a particular airline that you’re loyal to, you can also visit their website to see if they’re offering special promotions for Travel Deal Tuesday.”
• “It’s a good idea to research cruises ahead of Black Friday to see what kinds of deals the lines typically offer,” says Ramhold. “Check your preferred destination and travel length and see what those cruises go for at other times of year. That way you’ll know if that last-minute three-day cruise is really a great deal or not.”
After looking through thousands of deals for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Travel Tuesday, I whittled down the list to the 75 most amazing deals. Unless otherwise noted, dates are in 2019. Most sales are only available for a short timeframe and for travel during a specific window. Be sure to check the fine print for other restrictions like minimum stays, black-out dates, upfront payments and nonrefundable rates. (And keep in mind that the details listed below are based on available information; you should verify all rates and booking information with the individual provider.) CLICK HERE for all the deals and see links below
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Discover some of Rosewood’s most desirable destinations around the globe, including China’s emerging economic hub, Guangzhou, or the captivating culture of Paris. The Deal: With its first ever Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotion, travelers can save up to 35% on stays across the brand’s hotel portfolio. Each Rosewood hotel throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas will provide guests with one complimentary night stay and a $100 credit to be used toward spa, dining and more. The Details: This offer is for trips booked between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2.
The Peninsula Hotels
The luxurious Asian-based Peninsula Hotels has three U.S. properties in Chicago, Beverly Hills and New York City. The Deal: The Peninsula Chicago, Beverly Hills and New York are all offering limited time deals on room bookings, spa and dining, with deals of up to 30% off. In New York, the hotel will be offering 30% savings on rooms and suites, for stays from Jan. 1 to Mar. 31, 2010. In Chicago, the hotel will be offering 30% savings on rooms and suites for stays from Dec. 15 to April 30, 2020. And in Beverly Hills, the hotel will be offering 20% savings on guestrooms and 25% savings on suites for stays from Dec. 2019 to April 2020. The Details: Visit here to book from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.
Gurney’s Resorts operates properties in the Hamptons and Newport, Rhode Island. All locations feature luxurious accommodations, waterfront dining, sumptuous spas and inviting pools. The Deal: 30% off standard rooms at all three properties, 40% off suites at Gurney’s Newport and 50% off renovated cottages at Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa. The Details: The sale goes from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 with a sale extension through Dec. 3 for travel dates from Dec. 1 through May 21, 2020 at Gurney’s Newport and Gurney’s Montauk, and April 2 to May 21 at Gurney’s Star Island. Book here.
St. Lucia Hotels
More than a dozen hotels on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia have teamed up to create Cyber Monday deals. The Deal: An example: The Harbor Club, a nautical-themed hotel in Rodney Bay Marina with five restaurants, multiple pools and a swim-up pool bar, is offering 25% off the best available rate on all room types, plus free breakfast at Julia’s and a water taxi to Pigeon Island National Landmark, where you’ll have access to a secluded beach. The Details: Travel dates and booking windows vary by hotel and can be found on the Saint Lucia Cyber Monday specials page. Most deals start on Dec. 2, but several properties have “early bird” specials. Go here for the Harbor Club deal.
This Mexico-based hotel group includes unparalleled all-inclusive offerings in Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit. The Deal: Representing a value of up to $3,000, Velas Resorts’ Black Friday sale kicks off early on Nov. 27. Inclusions in 2019 and 2020 stays at the resorts range from kids and teens stay free, suite upgrades and complimentary nights to round-trip airport transportation, spa treatments and a private oceanfront dinner for two. The Details: Travelers must sign up by Nov. 26 for the presale offer.
Best time to purchase travel! This thread is continuously updated as new deals are posted. Each deal will get their own thread, some posted in hot deals, some posted in travel deals & discussion. i will link them here for quick reference. you may either set a deal alert for travel (i suggest using airport codes or hotel names,etc), follow me, or check back to see what you can score on during Cyber Week….that’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Travel Tuesday!
Delta Airlines Black Friday Flights (direct link only, no thread because no info except their link as of 11/24)
LATAM Airlines Cyber Deals (link only, no thread because no info as of 11/24)
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ATTRACTION / THEME PARK TICKETS
BUS AND RAIL DEALS
CAR RENTALS AND AIRPORT PARKING
VACATION PACKAGES (FLIGHTS & HOTEL)
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