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Are you ready for Black Friday? Every year, Black Friday gets bigger and bigger, with companies offering incredible travel deals. You have to be flexible with dates and times to get the most out of the travel deals, but boy, are there some great deals to be had! Here are some of the best savings to prepare for, from discount hotels and resorts, through to the best flight sales:
Accommodation and Destinations
Be on standby from Black Friday through to Cyber Monday, as it’s likely many hotels will slash their prices. Here are some of the hottest deals that have been announced ahead of Black Friday:
Saint Lucia: Several hotels on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia have teamed up to offer great Black Friday discounts, with some hotels offering discounts of up to 65%. Check out hotels and resorts such as The Landings Resort & Spa, Marigot Bay Resort & Marina, and Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort.
Karisma Hotels & Resorts: All-inclusive hotel resort group Karisma, which has a chain of hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico, will be offering up to 80% discount on certain dates across the Black Friday period. Karisma also runs a ‘Black Friday Mystery Deal’ — for $99 per person per night, you can book luxury accommodation — the catch is you won’t know which of the Karisma hotel destinations you’ll be going to until a week prior to your trip.
Shangri-La Group: Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will be offering deals across 14 of their properties in Asia and the Middle East. Some of the deals include 50% cash back of your total accommodation price, which can be used in credits for food, activities, and spa treatments at the resorts. Sounds good to us!
Hilton: Hilton hotels will be offering Black Friday deals on some of its accommodations. Last year they offered up to 30% off a stay on particular dates at hotels in the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Online Travel Agents
Some of the travel agents that have already announced their Black Friday travel deals include:
Hotels.com: Hotels.com will be running an electronic lottery on Black Friday and through the following weekend, ending at midnight on Cyber Monday. If you visit the website during that time, you can win discounts on accommodation, and the discounts range from 7% through to a whopping 99%.
Expedia: Expedia offers incredible deals during Black Friday. In the week ahead of Black Friday, there are already travel coupons offering 75% off certain hotels.
Now, for the really big savings. You can find some incredible deals on flights on Black Friday. Be open-minded to dates and timings when thinking about booking flights — and you can really make the most of it if you are open to destinations too. Know that you want to go away in Easter but aren’t sure where yet? What about an exotic destination like South East Asia, or Scandinavia?
Some of the most hotly anticipated travel deals are:
Delta Airlines: As of today (Tuesday 20 November 2018) Delta have already rolled out Black Friday deals such as New York City to the stunning Portuguese Azores from $659. We’re excited to see what more will come on Friday…
WOW Air: Iceland’s budget airline WOW will be offering amazing promotions, with $69 one-way flights from Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis and Boston to Iceland. There will also be $99 one-way flights from several US cities to Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, and London.
Scandinavian Airlines: Scandinavian Airlines will be offering round trips from the US to Scandinavian cities such as Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki from $399.
Cathay Pacific: Cathay Pacific will be offering premium economy flights from the US to Hong Kong for as low as $773 round trip! Some of the deals are already live ahead of Black Friday.
Singapore Air: Singapore Air has confirmed there will be Black Friday deals, which are to be announced on Friday. The fares are being hotly anticipated, as last year saw the airline offering flights from the US to Tokyo from $399 round trip.
For more travel deals, check out Skyscanner’s round up of the best Black Friday travel deals.
- Remember that most discounts are only available for a short amount of time, so you need to be ready to purchase as soon as possible.
- Always read the small print! Check for restrictions and terms and conditions.
- Do you need to travel with check-in baggage? Bear this in mind when booking flights.
- Stay awake late on Thursday to see what deals start rolling out as of midnight when Black Friday officially begins.
- If you’re hoping to pinch the pennies while away, check out 9 travel tips for keeping to your vacation budget.