Black Friday Travel Deals
Who says Black Friday is just for retail shoppers hitting US malls across the country?
Many left Thanksgiving dinners with family and friends to hit stores opening on Thurs. to catch deals ahead of time. It’s earlier this year than ever as retailers hope to see an increase in this year’s spending.
The same thing goes for the travel industry. This weekend will determine whether the increase in travel is due to the holidays, or if travel on its own is recovering and will continue to be on the rise. We’re used to Cyber Monday deals, but now Black Friday deals are rivaling what consumers waiting for Monday will bring.
The Los Angeles Times reported these deals below. We also suggest utilising online outlets like Cheaptickets.com and TravelZoo.com.
Most importantly- book it as you see it because there are only a set amount of specials out there to reel consumers in. Make sure to research as you go.
LA Times story below:
Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals could be great opportunities to lock in sale prices for next year’s vacations. Whether it’s a safari to Africa or a getaway to Santa Barbara, you can shop around among the hotels, cruise lines, tour operators and others that are diving into the seasonal sale game. A tip: Check Twitter and Facebook for exclusive offers that are likely to hit this weekend. Here are some travel sales I think are worth a look.
Abercrombie & Kent: High-end travel outfitter A&K gives travelers more than a day to contemplate its sale on trips to Italy, India, Jordan, Kenya and more. Six Days of Holiday Savings takes up to 50% off selected winter itineraries. The sale begins 7 a.m. PST Monday and continues through 11 a.m. PST on Dec. 3. An example: A10-day trip to Kenya costs $4,330 per person on sale, down from $7,630. Abercrombie & Kent, (800) 554-7016
Omni Hotels & Resorts: The hotel chain kicks off its Holiday Treat sale Friday through Cyber Monday with rooms ranging from $79 to $119 a night for stays through Jan. 31. Hotels in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco and others are on the list. Check out Omni’s Facebook page for details on how to enter a free giveaway of 100 rooms. Omni Hotels & Resorts, (800) 843-6664
Liftopia: The ski lift-ticket discounter started its Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale early (last Monday) with discounts at more than 150 resorts in North America. Some examples in Southern California: regular adult lift tickets start at $32 at Mountain High in Wrightwood (usually $59) and $40.99 (usually $54) at Snow Valley in Running Springs.
Deals Source: LA Times