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The Best Black Friday Travel Deals To Get You On The Road In 2018


Black Friday is upon us. That means that the next week is going to be the best time OF THE WHOLE YEAR to book cheap travel. Hotels, airlines, resorts, and tour companies are going to slash their prices over the next week to lure you into their rooms, onto their planes, and off to some far-flung locale. Now is the time to cash a few chips and buy that dream vacation you’ve been talking about.

Below are some of the best deals around the world. Some of them are only going to be available Friday while a few others will be available all through what the industry is now calling ‘Cyber Week.’ That doesn’t mean rooms and seats will be available all week though, the best deals are sure to sell out. So strike now if you want to save some serious cash on your next trip.

HOTELS

The Grand Mayan, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Thursday at eight PM eastern time Secret Escapes will start their Black Friday sales. Those sales include awesome hotels like The Grand Mayan outside Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. Rooms will be 67 percent off meaning you can book a room in paradise for $99 per night. The sale ends midnight on Sunday.

The Grand Mayan Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

This is another sale that’ll run from Thanksgiving night until the end of Sunday. Rooms at the massive resort — it’s five resorts in one technically — will also be 67 percent off, making the $300 rooms only $99 per night.

Banyan Tree Lang Co, Vietnam

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Have you made it to Vietnam yet? Now might be the time to go! Banyan Tree Lang Co is selling their rooms with a $480 discount. That means you can snag a luxury room for $270 per night. The sale ends at three AM Saturday morning so don’t sleep on this one.

Canareef Resort Maldives

Fancy getting far away to an atoll paradise without breaking the bank? Canareef Resort is that magical place that’s over the hills and far away that happens to also be a postcard perfect island paradise. Rooms are going to be $129 compared to $391, which is a steep discount. You’ll have to pull the trigger before three AM on Saturday to get this one.

3 Night Edinburgh Escape, Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, Edinburgh, UK

The Hilton in Edinburgh is offering a special three-night deal for 50 percent off. You’ll be staying in a massive castle in the middle of Scotland’s capital with the whole city at your doorstep. Added bonus: The whisky mile is a stone’s throw away. This sale ends Monday.

Palace Resorts

Palace Resorts are offering killer deals starting Friday. First, their offering up to 55 percent off rates on both Friday and Monday. Kids and teens can stay for free. And if you book three or more nights, they’ll throw in a $1,500 resort credit for you to blow on massages, tours, or any extras you might want while at the resort. They’re even throwing in free airport transfers in case you’re still on the fence.

You’ll have to book either November 24th-26th or 27th-30th and travel by December 23rd, 2018, to land this great deal.

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

If you’re already in a family way, a family resort might be the play next year. The best part about these resorts is that they cater equally to the kids and the parents. So while your little ones are getting their play on down by the pool, you can get your luxury food and drink on elsewhere.

Nickelodeon Hotels is offering 50 percent off. Kids, naturally, stay for free. And their throwing in a 50 percent spa credit for each adult. You can start booking Wednesday, November 22nd through the next week. You can travel anytime from January 1st to December 22nd, 2018.

El Dorado Spa Resorts

On the flip side of the resort coin, El Dorado’s resorts is an adults-only spot that caters to your every whim with a lot of luxury and comfort.

Expect to get 55 percent off a room with a $1,000 resort credit to do some serious pampering to yourself while at one of El Dorado’s many locations. You can book anytime between November 22-29th and you’ll have to travel between January 1st and December 22nd, 2018.

Azul Beach Resorts

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Azul Beach Resorts is another set of resorts that all form a massive complex. There’s kid-friendly corners, adults-only corners, and everything in between under the warm Mexican sun.

The resorts will be running a Cyber Week long sale with 50 percent off rooms and packages and a $1,000 resort credit to boot. You can book over the next seven days and travel almost all of next year between January and December.

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Hilton Worldwide

Hilton is running a 25 percent discount sale for the next week on a large swath of their hotels. That’s weekend breaks, single nights, or longer stays at over 400 hotels basically across the whole world.

FLIGHTS

WowAir

Wowair’s Purple Day Sale has already begun and will run through Cyber Monday. There are $99 deals from east coast US cities to all over Europe. If you’re flying from the west coast, you’ll have to tack on an extra 30 bucks making the one-way ticket to Europe cost $129. That’s crazy cheap for flights to Europe from now until well into next year.

Southwest

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Southwest is running flight deals when you book a flight and hotel package. You can save up to $250 on some of the packages if you can book by December 4th and travel anytime until August next year.

Air China

Air China is offering a 15 percent discount on flights from the US to destinations all over Asia and the Pacific. 15 percent may not seem like much, but it’s enough to add a couple extra nights at a nice hotel or even an upgrade once you arrive at your destination.

Skyscanner Deals

The best place to track the best flight deals on Friday is going to be Skyscanner. There’s a constant roll of the deals from almost all the major airlines with links to each deal. So, depending on what you’re looking for, you might be able to snag the cheapest flight of your life to a faraway land.

CRUISES AND PACKAGES

8 Days through Lisbon and Madrid with Yes! Getaways!

$619 for flights (via Bos., Miami, NYC) to Lisbon and Madrid with hotels included? That’s an insane travel deal. You have to assume that a flight would typically cost at least $500 from those locales, which makes the hotel rates extraordinary.

No matter how you slice it, this is a steal of a deal. Lisbon is so hot right now and Madrid is a travel bucket-list MUST-DO. Hurry, though — it only lasts another 4 hours!

U by Uniworld

U by Uniworld is launching next spring with river cruises up and down European rivers geared toward the millennial crowd. There are silent discos, food tours, and plenty of opportunities to make hashtag content for your social media feeds. Starting Friday there will be a 20 percent sale off select cruises throughout 2018.

National Geographic Expeditions

National Geographic Expeditions offer exclusive and small group cruises and tours to the coolest corners of the planet. You can track lion’s in Africa, hang out with penguins in the Antarctic, and climb glaciers in Alaska just to name a few. Starting Friday, they’re offering free airfare with the purchase of one of their expeditions — which is a great cost saver for any trip.

Topdeck Travel

Topdeck Travel is offering a steep discount on a select group of trips if you can book between November 23rd and 27th. You can get 70 percent off trips in Austrailia, across Africa, and even all over the United States. 70 percent is a legit discount that should get everybody on the road.


Contiki

Starting Friday Contiki is offering 30 percent off their trips to destinations to literally every corner of the world. 1/3 off is enough of a discount to add on extra side trips, hit that amazing restaurant you’ve heard about, or just spend a little extra time at a bar when you arrive. Either way, it’s a great deal with one of the best millennial focused tour companies on the planet.

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