Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be fast approaching, but nobody will appreciate the transportation, hotel and activity discounts more than budget travellers. (Right?)
Whether you’re planning your next trip or just want to be tempted by a holiday offer that’s too good to pass up, we’ve got you covered. Read on for the best Black Friday travel deals for 2019.
(Get your mouse at the ready!)
Firstly, some of the best Black Friday travel deals come from the companies that are actually going to get you from A to B.
Global train company Amtrak will be launching their annual “Track Friday Sale” on Friday 29th November with an expected 30% off.
This low-cost long-haul airline is currently holding a month-long sale. Get roundtrip tickets as low as €250.
Existing users of the flight deals app Fareness will be offering savings of up to 50%.
Want to sign up? Install and set up the app between Friday 29th November and Monday 2nd December for a free 30-day trial subscription.
4. British Airways
Whether you’re looking for a short-haul flight to a European city or a longer journey to far-away destinations, check the BA website from Friday 29th November to Monday 2nd December for some great deals.
5. Virgin Atlantic
Grab a bargain to some of Europe’s coolest destinations during the easyJet Black Friday sale. This will be running from Friday 29th November until Monday 2nd December.
Fancy a culture-packed city break or a fun beach holiday? Keep your eyes open for the Ryanair Black Friday sale from Friday 29th November until Monday 2nd November.
If you want to travel a little further afield, like Barbados or Mexico, check out the flight deals by TUI. These will go live from Friday 29th November.
Megabus will give away 200,000 free tickets for travel around the USA for one day only on Cyber Monday.
The snag? You have to book within the 8th January to 29th February 2020 window and tickets are available first come, first serve.
The following accommodation websites are also hosting some of the hottest Black Friday travel deals.
My go-to platform for finding the best deals at properties around the world is Booking.com. They’ll be holding a Black Friday sale that is likely to be extended to Cyber Monday.
Visit the website a few days before Friday 29th November to start searching for stays that are 40% off their usual price.
11. Xanterra Travel Collection
Xanterra is a travel company that offers memorable experiences at some of The Most Beautiful Places on Earth (such as Grand Canyon and Yellowstone).
From Friday 29th November until Monday 2nd December, they will be hosting some of the best Black Friday travel deals at national park hotels and luxury resorts across the globe.
12. Selected Hotels
The following international hotels, in particular, are participating in the Black Friday/Cyber Monday hype.
Tip: don’t forget your passport.
- 13. Hermitage Bay, Antigua – pay for six nights via phone and get the seventh free if you book between Friday 29th November and Monday 2nd December and travel between 1st June and 31st October 2020
- 14. The Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas – keep your eyes peeled on their website between Thursday 28th November and Cyber Monday for Five Days of Savings
- 15. Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts, Dominican Republic – grab up to 69% off stays and, for a limited time only, up to a $500 resort credit and double upgrade if you book before 10th December for stays between 19th November 2019 and 20th December 2020
- 16. Turneffe Island Resort, Belize – get 25% off a seven-night reservation if you book between 2nd December and 9th December for travel from 4th July to 18th December 2020
- 17. Nayara Resorts, Costa Rica – grab 40% off a four-night stay with free breakfast when you book between Black Friday and Cyber Monday using the code “BF2019” for travel dates 1st May to 30th June and 1st August to 31st October 2020
- 18. Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Aruba – get 30% off any room rate using the code “LPR” if you book between Friday 29th November and Monday 2nd December and travel between 2nd January and 30th June 2020
- 19. Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & Spa, Argentina – get 40% off your stay if you travel between 1st May and 9th October 2020 and book between 29th November and 1st December
- 20. Almanac, Spain – get 20% off bookings and other benefits from Black Friday to Cyber Monday for travel dates between 1st December 2019 and 21st February 2020
- 21. Pulitzer Amsterdam, The Netherlands – get 25% off selected rooms nightly and complimentary breakfast daily using the code “BLACKFRIDAY” between 29th November and 5th December if you book a minimum of two nights for travel dates between 1st January and 29th February 2020
- 22. Le Torri di Bagnara Luxury Castles Collection, Italy – get 15% off week-long stays in the main castle and 20% off week-long stays at the entire property if you book between Tuesday 26th November and Tuesday 3rd December for stays between 4th April and 31st October 2020
- 23. Carton House, Ireland – grab up to 30% off certain packages for stays from 29th November 2019 and 30th April 2020 if you book between 29th November and 2nd December
- 24. Lotte New York Palace, NYC – get up to 40% off bookings made from 18th to 28th November and up to 50% off bookings made from 29th November to 2nd December
- 25. The Grove Resort, Orlando – grab up to 40% off select room rates with the code “CYBER19” if you book between 29th November and 2nd December for stays until 31st October 2020
- 26. The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas – get up to 25% off with new offers being revealed throughout the month of November and the final sale live between Monday 25th November and Tuesday 3rd December for travel through 31st May 2020
- 27. Oceana Santa Monica, California – get 25% off suites with complimentary daily breakfast if you book in between 29th November and 2nd December for stays through 31st March 2020
- 28. Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Bermuda – get 50% off stays using the code “PBLK” between 29th November 2019 and 30th April 2020 if you book between 29th November and 6th December
- 29. Seadust Cancun Family Resort, Mexico – grab 70% off accommodations if you book between 29th November and 2nd December for travel between January and May 2020
Whoever said that the best Black Friday travel deals had to be related to transportation or accommodation? Grab yourself a bargain in experiences too!
30. Access Culinary Trips
A tour company that’s known for its exploration of different cultures through cuisine, Access Culinary are offering a “Buy Three Get One Free” deal on all scheduled group trips in 2020. That’s essentially a 25% discount for a family or group of four travellers!
You can save up to 30% off select trips with bus tour company Contiki. All you have to do is book between Friday 29th November and Monday 2nd December and pay in full by 18th December.
32. Intrepid Travel
In addition, Intrepid Travel has over 1,500 travel itineraries in 120+ countries and you can take advantage of them during the Black Friday sale.
Get 20% off 2020 departures if you book between 26th November and 5th December.
33. Travelling Spoon
Another much-loved foodie-travel tour operator, Traveling Spoon are offering 20% off trips within the year with the code “BLKFRIDAY20.”
The catch? You have to book between 29th November and 2nd December.
Offering international experiences that are unparalleled, REI’s Black Friday sale will offer deals on select tours. You have to book between 30th November and 9th December for 2020 departures only.
35. EF Ultimate Break
Grab a ton of discounted trips with this international tour company on Black Friday only.
Whether you choose to embark upon a Grand Tour of Europe or the Ultimate Iceland Adventure, you won’t regret booking an impromptu trip thanks to the EF Ultimate Break 20% discount.
36. Friendly Planet
Save money on 75 various air-inclusive trips with Friendly Planet’s 48-hour sale, which starts at midnight on 2nd December.
37. Exodus Travels
You can get up to 15% off small group and self-guided tours around the globe if you use the code “Adventure20USA” anytime from now until 2nd December.
From Marrakech and the Sahara Desert to shoesnowing and the Northern Lights, your adventure awaits!
38. Naya Traveler
Get up to 20% off all Naya Traveler journeys departing from January to March 2020 if you book on Black Friday.
39. Go Ahead Tours
This international tour company has deals going live on their website throughout the month of November, which include hefty discounts for solo and couple travellers.
Keep your eyes peeled for further details.
Finally, booking giant Expedia has three sets of deals that will help you save from 10-95%:
- Early-bird from 25th November until 28th November
- Black Friday on 29th November only
- Cyber Monday on 2nd December only
Appreciating the Best Black Friday Travel Deals
Thanks to the range of Black Friday travel deals on offer, now’s the time to take the trip you’ve been meaning to take (safely and abiding by government guidelines, of course!).
Oh, and if you also want to make the most of the best Black Friday fashion deals, click here. Happy shopping!
Katie Davies is the Yorkshire-based freelance writer who founded Trendy Tourist. Since 2017, she has written for over 100 companies on a range of subjects, from fashion to marketing. When she’s not producing content, you can find her shopping, exploring a new place or sitting somewhere having a cup of builder’s tea.