Rumor has it! Since Adele is back it's only fair to say "rumor has it" that big sales are coming from many of our top hotels and air carriers. Some are already here! If shops can turn a few lazy hangover days where we all feel the need to spend money to feel better about ourselves into record breaking success, why can't the travel industry join? Here's what I know and what I expect over the next two weeks: great sales today, possibly better sales monday and perhaps even greater sales on December 10th. Mind you I don't have a crystal ball, only free advice to try to save you money so if you miss your best option, I don't want to hear a word of it. Lock in a deal you feel comfortable with and happy about when it presents itself whether it's today or later...
Expedia: is offering 75% off hotels through their mobile app on Friday. It could be worth holding out for Monday when they plan to offer 90% off select cities and hotels through the app! It is however always worth a look as the deals will change by the hour!
Marriott: The mega hotel chain is honing in the holiday spirit with 25% off their best available rates for black friday and it seems that even better deals could pop up. Certainly monitor this page on their website!
Ebookers: Ebookers is cleverly promoting their app and offering 18% off hotels, 10% off car rental and £30($40) off of flight plus hotel packages, all on the app with promo code APP16.
Travelocity: is offering $100 off any $400 (or more) hotel booking with code FRIDAYFRENZY100. Again, if it's a great deal to you and you are happy with it, take it. If not, considered riding it out through to CyberMonday.
Starwood: Starwood is offering 25% off their best published rate through Dec. 6th, with an additional 5% off for SPG members. It's free to join and means 30% savings. Enjoy. Link Here.
Air New Zealand: The fantastic airline is offering some great deals to... New Zealand, Los Angeles, London and beyond! London to Los Angeles for £199 round trip is worth sprinting for! Here is the deal page to scope it out...
British Airways: Flash Black Friday Sale. Business Class as low as £494 ($700), Economy as low as £200 ($350) to many great destinations including New York, London, Shanghai, Miami, Los Angeles, Mumbai.
Delta: Select Delta vacations will save $800 during this commercial weekend. If you have Delta miles, you can also save 5-10,000 miles round trip in the US, giving pretty solid value to your balance. Link to the deal is HERE.
Norwegian: I love this airline for continuing to offer incredible prices on what usually are expensive international tickets, including one ways. They have a 30% off everything sale today! Get it while it's hot. US Link. UK Link.
Hotels: As I mentioned, Expedia are dropping the limbo bar even lower, tempting you out of your freezing cold huts for the winter with 90% off select hotel cities, including many I would actually like to visit. Expect other competitive deals from individual properties and chains. It's worth mentioning that I have an email address just for promotional stuff from hotels and airlines, it's not a bad idea, as you'll be first to know when a great sale pops up!
Airlines: More flash sales from more airlines. The best way to stay up to date is to follow US on Twitter. I will be tweeting/retweeting all great deals as they happen live. I hate social media too but I just don't think there's a better system to pump out information to you in real time. Follow us HERE.
I hope this brings some travel happiness to many of you. Offers like these seem to turn a rather seedy promotional day when people barricade stores from crowds of pitchfork toting deal hunters into elevated travel for happy people. I love the Ryanair two buck flights, the Expedia 75-90% off and I expect many great deals to follow. Keep your eyes peeled!
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