Updated: Nov 27
I have always followed along with Black Friday, but I’ve gone from getting up super early to snatch deals to searching online for the very best deals. I am a deals queen, using sites like TravelZoo and Google Flights to help me out. Every year, I search the internet so you don’t have to! There are so many out there this year for travelers, so I wanted to create this quick list of the best Black Friday vacation deals for travelers.
In recent years, Black Friday travel deals have expanded to encompass longer periods of time to help you grab deals throughout the week leading up to Thanksgiving and after! With all the travel deals and gifts out there, it's a great time to start planning ahead and grab a deal to save you some money on travel, whether as a gift or for yourself.
Black Friday Hotel Deals
1. Hopper will be posting deals throughout the next few weeks (and you already know I use them to find cheap flights), but I've also got a code for $25 off your first hotel booked through them. Link here and use code "MEGHAN." To redeem for $25 off.
2. Booking.com make memories that last long after check-out with 30% or more off stays worldwide. Black Friday offerings are from 16–29 November 2023. The cost-saving stays can be booked for dates between now and 31 December 2024. They're also offering 25% off activities, including river cruises and guided museum tours, as long as they’re taken within three months of booking.
3. Sandal's and Beaches Resorts For select properties run by these two chains, Black Friday is all about the “Gift of Blue” sale. From November 13 through December 21, travelers can use code GOB2023 to receive up to $750 in flight credits and up to $250 in resort credits. A few of the participating resorts are Sandals Dunn’s River in Jamaica, Sandals Royal Curacao, and even the yet-to-open Sandals Saint Vincent, opening in March 2024. Sandals properties are adults-only, while Beaches offer family-friendly options. As a bonus, for every booking made between Thanksgiving, November 23, and Giving Tuesday, November 28, $50 will be donated towards ocean conservation efforts.
4. Omni Hotels, which has a portfolio of more than 50 properties across the U.S. and Canada, is offering up to 40% starting rates at all of its hotels. Omni’s deal starts on Nov. 17 and includes stays through Feb. 28. 2024.
5. Westgate Resorts: Enjoy up to 50% OFF our best available rates at premier travel destinations throughout the United States. Book by November 28, 2023 for travel through December 14, 2024.
Non-hotel chain deals worth paying attention to:
You can get 20% off a stay at Dar One in Marrakech, and the same off if you stay three nights or more at Ingleside Estate in Palm Springs, Florida. Further south, there's 15% off stays at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru, while there's 20% off stays at Nomad on the Greek island of Mykonos. The Standard in the Maldives is doing 30% off, plus breakfast, dinner and a $50 spa voucher.
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Black Friday Flight Deals
Airlines have promised major deals for this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Below are a few that will be offering sales.
Iberia is offering discounts on their already affordable flights throughout Europe for Black Friday. You can already search for flight deals, but more deals are to come.
Which are the major airlines offering Black Friday flights 2023?
Frontier Airlines is offering a pass called the GoWild! All-you-can-fly-pass. Starting at $99, you can fly unlimited flights on Frontier Airlines for a year starting immediately. It's has some limitations and black out dates, but this is a good deal. Find all the details on the pass here.
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Black Friday Vacation Deals
1. G Adventures There are big savings on big adventures with G Adventures this Black Friday. Save up to 30% per person on small group tours for select dates departing before 30 April 2024. Cruises, National Geographic expeditions and hiking treks to discover the continents must be booked between 1–30 November 2023 to benefit from the adventure travel group’s generous discount.
2. Contiki organizes and plans trips for travelers who are between the ages of 18 and 35. Whether you’re looking to island hop through Thailand or visit 13 European cities in 12 days, Contiki has an itinerary for you. From November 17 through November 30, save up to 25% off on more than 60 trips. Your purchase covers accommodations, transportation, and most meals. Plus, it comes complete with new friends to travel with and expert trip managers who do all the planning on your behalf. What are you waiting for?
3. Uniworld This year, Uniworld is running its own 12 days of Christmas sale. Beginning on Black Friday, each day for 12 business days will feature a new exclusive offer including savings up to 50 percent off. Their all-inclusive boutique cruises take you through some of the most beautiful places in Europe.
4. andBeyond Luxury safari on your bucketlist? From Nov. 24 to 27, clients can save 40% off on a 2024 andBeyond booking to Africa or South America by purchasing one of only 50 Cyber Monday $4,000 vouchers for $3,000. The $4,000 vouchers can be redeemed for any new andBeyond Africa or South America lodge booking (minimum four nights at any combination of andBeyond lodges or camps) and are combinable with other offers. Vouchers are redeemable for travel for up to three years.
5. Costco offers Black Friday travel deals each year for Costco members on their already great travel deals.
6. Exoticca is offering up to 70% off. Bucket list destinations are on sale all around the world including South America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceana. Trips include airfare, hotels and activities. Free cancellation and payment plans are available. We did our honeymoon with Exoticca and loved it.
7. EF Go Ahead Tours Tours to places around the world! They are offering up to $600 off select tours, from a week in Greece to a Nile River cruise. This year’s Black Friday Event starts early for travelers who are signed up for exclusive Early Access and goes all November long. (Yep, there will be over four weeks of the year’s best Black Friday travel deals on different parts of the globe!)
8. GetYourGuide Up to 50% off travel experiences around the globe on this booking platform. The deal applies to excursions from now until November 2024.
9. Cheap Caribbean Deals on Cheap Caribbean are happening all month long! Get ahead of the curve and score limited-time deals up to 60% off.
10. Apple Vacations Savings up to 65% and up to $300 promo code BLACKFRIYAY23 per booking on vacation package reservations to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe & Hawaii. Book between October 27, 2023 – November 22, 2023 for travel between October 27, 2023 – December 15, 2024.
11. CheapOAir Deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and packages. Sign up for their email list and get $15 off in fees as well.
12. EF Ultimate Break up to $500 off! Browse all their deals on the page linked as well as additional deals for Black Friday when you subscribe.
13. Celebrity Cruises Through Dec. 1, you can get 40% off the cost for each guest for all sailings.
14. Cabana Camper Vans: If a fall road trip is more your speed, this deal is for you. Cabana Camper Vans is starting the holiday season off with a Thanksgiving Special: Travelers can take 20% off the booking price for van rentals through November 30 with the code CABANAGIVING.
GetYourGuide: up to 50% off guided tours and multi-day excursions. Find unique things to do on your trips and activities from across the world.
Resort Pass: use code RPHOLIDAY50 to get $50 off bookings $200+. This is limited to only the first 1000 people so book fast!
Budget Car Rental is offering 25% off 3 or more day rentals, plus an extra free day to use on a booking in the future.
Avis is offering 25% off 3 or more day rentals, plus an extra free day to use on a booking in the future.
Secret Food Tours is offering 21% off all of their food tours (first 365 guests) with code BLACKFRIDAY23. They have tours in 65+ countries.
Walks Tours has tours on sale up to 15% off on tours all across Europe.
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Black Friday Sales & Gifts Perfect for Travelers or Yourself
These are gifts on sale and perfect for any friend or yourself that loves to travel!
1. Luggage The perfect gift for a traveler! Right now, Coolife three-piece sets are marked down by over 30% and Rockland soft side two-piece sets are discounted 58%. Additionally, you can grab a Samsonite Winfield 2 hardside for 5% off.
New Balance Women’s Fresh Foam Roav V1 Sneaker, $85 (originally $130)
Saodimallsu Women’s Oversized Henley Sweater, $35 (originally $60)
Coleman 4-person Camping Tent, $77 (originally $185)
2. Backpack If someone you know has been needing a new bag, there's plenty of options out there. Coowoz Large Travel Backpack, $25 (originally $37) is the perfect carryon or day pack waterproof bag to gift.
3. Colombia outdoor gear is having a major sale for Black Friday with gear up to 80% off.
Airpod Pros $189 (24% off)
Airpods $68 (24% off)
Amazon Firestick $44 (10% off)
Fitbit Sense 2 $199 (33% off)
SONY Portable Speaker $230 (50% off)
JBL Clip-on Portable Speaker with Headphones $39 (20% off)
Quick Charge Hand Warmers Rechargeable $30 (19% off)
6. Travel Accessories
Three-Pack Travel Pill Organizer $8.97 (10% off)
Rechargeable Travel Makeup Vanity Mirror $20 (38% off)
Magnetic 2 Dash or Windshield Car Phone Mount for $13.59 (20% off)
Pocket Blanket, 55”x60” Outdoor Small Picnic Tarp $11.69 (10% off)
Free GrubHub+ membership for Prime Members
Goldbelly Get your friends their favorite food from their favorite destination
8. Photo and Video
GoPro HERO11 Action Camera $335 (16% off)
60 in 1 Camera Accessories Kit Compatible with GoPro Hero 7-12 $29.00 (39% off)
KiiPix Portable Photo Printer $37.99 (7% off)
So, there you have some of my favorite Black Friday Vacation deals (and Cyber Monday deals) just for travelers! What are you waiting for? Start saving!