Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be fast approaching, but nobody will appreciate the transportation, hotel and activity discounts more than budget travellers.
Whether you’re planning your next trip or just want to be tempted by a holiday offer that’s too good to pass up, I’ve got you covered. Read on for the best Black Friday travel deals for 2019.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The following international hotels, in particular, are participating in the Black Friday/Cyber Monday hype.
Tip: don’t forget your passport.
Whoever said that the best Black Friday travel deals had to be related to transportation or accommodation? Grab yourself a bargain in experiences too!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Save money on 75 various air-inclusive trips with Friendly Planet’s 48-hour sale, which starts at midnight on 2nd December.
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!
Get up to 20% off all Naya Traveler journeys departing from January to March 2020 if you book on Black Friday.
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%:
Thanks to the range of Black Friday travel deals on offer, now’s the time to take the family trip you’ve been meaning to take or visit that friend who lives in a far-flung destination.
Either way, if you need some assistance with your travel planning, you know where to find me.