From flights and tours to luggage and hotel rooms, Black Friday and its lesser-celebrated but equally-financially-beneficial Cyber Monday are ideal days to get your hands on top travel deals and discounts for your next trip abroad.
This year, Black Friday falls on 29th November (the Friday following Thanksgiving in the US), when bargain hunters will be out in force to get their hands on popular items such as TVs, watches and a plethora of tech goodies they’ve found themselves pining over throughout the year.
But it’s not just about electric toothbrushes and shiny smartphones. For the shrewd shopper, Black Friday can be the perfect chance to save on things with a little more dare we say ‘substance’, such as a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience (And if you happen to be one of those lucky folk planning the trip of a lifetime for 2020 – pop over to takewalks.com where you’ll find incredible tours and experiences around the world!)
Planning a trip to Italy in 2020? Check out our guide to the best Black Friday deals for a bucket list Italian vacation here!walksofitaly.com
How to bag the best niche travel deals this Black Friday
Bagging a bargain on Black Friday isn’t just about turning up to your kitchen table on the day. To really get the most of what’s out there you need to do a little research and pre-planning beforehand. For those looking for niche travel discounts particularly, there are some concrete ways to ensure you find what you’re looking for. Here are some top tips on bagging the best travel experiences at a discount this year:
- Sign up to newsletters asap: Many niche travel (and other!) companies will put their loyal customers first when it comes to announcing their deals, and although you might think it’s all about social media, for many smaller companies it’s still about that intimate emailer to kick off a big discount so as to give their customers something extra for being part of the tribe. If you’re not already on the mailing list, sign yourself up now and thank us later!
- Keep an eye on social media: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are usually the place to go, but for sneaky pre-sales, you have to keep an eye on stories too, where companies will often give a peek at what’s coming up, or indeed share a link to a deal that’s not-quite-officially-live to the general public yet!
- Know what you want: Have an idea of what you’re looking for BEFORE you start panic shopping. Have your research done well in advance and know the ‘product’ you’ve your eye on in detail – and how it compares to the competition.
25% Off ALL Walks Tours!
You heard us right! Walks are celebrating Black Friday in style by offering 25% off ALL tours in ALL of our wonderful cities until December 3rd. That means massive savings whether you want to uncover the ancient streets of Athens, bask in the romance of Paris, or discover your wild side in New Orleans. From delicious dine arounds to scenic day trips we have something to suit every itinerary. So what are you waiting for? Book that flight, and let us show you around!
Top Black Friday travel deals and discounts
If you’re less about big ticket items and more about smart savings on memorable moments, make sure to bookmark this page as we’ll be sharing our top deals for the discernible traveller as we spot them!
Best Black Friday flight deals
Black Friday is a perfect chance to get your hands on discounted flights! Airfrance are offering some great Cyber Monday deals which you can find here for travel dates between January 16 and March 15th. In keeping with their extravaganza last year, Ryanair are once more offering a massive 25% off 1 million seats this year for their Black Friday sale (plus, they have deals on Ryanair rooms and car hire).
Virgin Atlantic have a number of deals departing from London and Manchester with New York as one of many discounted destinations. Delta airlines also have discounted flights from the U.S. to top European destinations including Rome.
While it’s definitely worthwhile to check individual airlines, Skyskanner is a great way to compare flight prices – especially if you’re short on time. They even have their own Black Friday page setup for the best deals from November 29th – December 2nd.
Top deals for travel accessories
For travel luggage look no further. Lo & Sons are offering 30% off a range of travel luggage and bags and Target have 20% off travel luggage & accessories. Meanwhile, Samsonite have a staggering 60% off suitcases!
Top deals in travel tech
While Black Friday deals can vary year to year, one thing is certain; there are always great deals to be found on technology. So be sure to get all your travel tech now for some great savings. We all know a quality pair of headphones is a must when travelling and these Beats by Dr. Dre noise cancelling headphones are currently on sale at $199.99 (reduced from $349.99) at Best Buy. Apple’s Airpods with Wireless Charging case are also on sale at $164.99 at Best Buy, while Apple’s 10. 5 Inch Ipad pro 512GB is on sale from Walmart at $699 (previously $999). Or, if you’re looking for some great shots, this Olympus Tough TG-6 Waterproof Camera is currently $349 from Amazon, meanwhile Canon’s EOS RP Mirrorless Camera is on sale from Best Buy at $1,499.99, a reduction from $2,199.99 (for a total saving of $700!).
Top hotel deals
Stay tuned for more!