Whether it’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Travel Tuesday, the travel industry is enticing travellers with a blizzard of deals and offers this month to encourage them to book now instead of waiting.
Cruise lines, tour operators and airlines are offering their share of discounts, but it’s hotels and resorts that seem to be the keenest to deal. Listed below are some of the deals that have come across my desk in the past little while. Take a look and see if there’s something there to plan your text trip around.
Priceline launches a Black Friday savings extravaganza
Priceline has unveiled an extensive list of Black Friday deals, offering impressive discounts on select hotels, vacation packages, and mystery coupons. The sale spans over three weeks, starting from November 6, 2023 and leading up to Cyber Monday, providing ample opportunities for significant savings.
Hotel Deals: Priceline is offering 30% or more off at over 10,000 hotels across 80+ countries, including exclusive savings like a $100 resort credit for select Mexico and Caribbean hotel bookings.
Vacation Packages: Customers can enjoy 35% off select vacation packages, with additional perks for Marriott vacation packages.
Mystery Coupons: Subscribers have the chance to receive mystery coupons for as much as 99% off Hotel Express Deals.
Additional Savings: The sale includes various offers, such as up to 50% off rental cars, sitewide savings on Express Deals, and instant Priceline VIP status upgrades.
Partnership Deals: Priceline has partnered with major travel names to provide additional savings, including CLEAR offering two months free and cruise credits up to $2,000.
The Black Friday sale features early access offers, exclusive deals on cruises, and Cyber Monday flash deals, providing a comprehensive range of opportunities for travelers to save on their holiday plans.
To explore Priceline’s holiday deals, visit https://www.priceline.com/ or download the Priceline app.
Velas Resorts in Mexico offers up to 20% savings
Velas Resorts in Mexico is presenting Black Friday running from November 22 to 26, the promotion includes up to 20% savings on nightly rates, complimentary stays for kids, half off for teens, airport transfers, spa hydrotherapy access, suite upgrades, and more through 2024. The new Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos, opening December 20th, introduces a $100 credit for romantic experiences. Each Velas property provides unique benefits:
Grand Velas Riviera Maya: 50% off roundtrip transportation, hydrotherapy, and teens’ discount.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit: Free round-trip transfer, hydrotherapy access, and teens’ discount.
Grand Velas Los Cabos: 25% off select suites for 4-night stays, 50% off airport transfer, hydrotherapy, and teens’ discount.
Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos: 50% off roundtrip transportation, $100 Romantic Experiences credit for a 3-night stay.
Velas Vallarta: Round trip airport transfers, complimentary suite upgrade, and teens’ discount.
Casa Velas: Round trip transfer and hydrotherapy.
Mar del Cabo: 50% off round-trip transportation, complimentary breakfast, and a two-for-one offer on select Cabo Adventure activities.
Velas Resorts boasts AAA Diamonds and numerous awards, offering unparalleled All-Inclusive experiences across its properties.
Travellers can pre-register for updates on Black Friday promotions between Nov 8 – 21 at https://blackfriday.velasresorts.com/.
Blue Diamond is going big for Black Friday
Blue Diamond Resorts is offering its biggest Black Friday sale ever, offering huge savings for travellers who book all-inclusive vacations at its properties in the Caribbean.
The sale starts on November 16th and ends on November 26th, 2023, and applies to stays between November 16th, 2023, and December 23rd, 2024.
Guests can choose from a variety of brands and destinations, including the new Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters in Jamaica and the upcoming Royalton CHIC Antigua, opening in April 2024.
The sale also includes exclusive room categories with premium features and Butler service, such as Diamond Club and Star Class. Whether guests are looking for family-friendly resorts, adults-only social getaways, boutique experiences, or au naturel vacations, Blue Diamond Resorts has something for every type of traveller.
Blue Diamond Resorts is a leading hotel management company with over 60 properties in eight countries in the Caribbean.
Karisma Hotels & Resorts promises a spectacular holiday getaway with its Black Friday sale
Karisma Hotels & Resorts invites travellers to embark on an enchanting holiday season with their exceptional Black Friday Sale, offering up to 70% savings on stays at world-class resorts and villas in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Belize. The sale, available from Nov. 16 to Dec. 7, 2023, allows travel from Nov. 16, 2023, to Jan. 2, 2026.
Guests can indulge in the luxury of Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts, Margaritaville Island Reserve Resorts, Margaritaville Beach Resort Ambergris Caye, Belize, Azul Beach Resorts, and Karisma Villas. Karisma Insider members enjoy additional discounts.
Frank Maduro, President of Premier Worldwide Marketing, expresses excitement, stating, “This sale not only offers incredible discounts but also the chance to personalize your vacation with resort credits.”
Highlights include a 60% discount and up to $500 USD in resort credits at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts, up to 57% savings and $1,000 USD in credits at Azul Beach Resorts, and 50% off, 4th night free, and $100 in credits at Margaritaville Beach Resort Ambergris Caye Belize.
Guests can use resort credits for spa treatments, beachside dinners, room upgrades, and more. The sale also features Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ award-winning seasonal programming, offering year-round excitement.
For more information and bookings, visit https://www.karismahotels.com/specials/black-friday-sale.
In addition to the large resort chains mentioned above, many individual hotels are also offering Black Friday deals, here are a few to look out for:
Topnotch Resort, Stowe, Vt.: Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vermont, offers an exclusive Cyber Monday 2023 deal, providing 100 rooms at $100 per night. The offer is available between November 27, 2023, and August 31, 2024. To access this deal, individuals must sign up for the exclusive list on the resort’s website. The flash sale begins at 8:15 am ET on Monday, November 27, with email subscribers gaining early access at 8:00 am ET. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and a deposit is required at the time of booking, with cancellation terms applying. https://www.topnotchresort.com/
High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY: High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, New York, presents an exclusive Cyber Monday deal with 100 room nights available for $100 each. The sale starts at 8:15 am on Monday, November 27, and is open to everyone, with early access at 8:00 am for newsletter subscribers. Guests can book a maximum of 2 nights at $100 per night, plus taxes and resort charges. This offer is valid for select dates between November 27, 2023, and August 31, 2024. https://www.highpeaksresort.com/packages).
Danford’s Hotel & Marina, Port Jefferson, NY:
Danfords’ biggest sale of the year allows guests to save up to 20% on bookings, starting at $120 a night. Eligible for stays between November 23, 2023, and March 31, 2024, with a booking window from November 23 to November 27, 2023. Full prepayment is charged at the time of booking. Minimum stay restrictions may apply, and blackout dates are in effect. Cancellations or changes result in forfeiture of the full deposit. This offer cannot be combined with other offers or group rates. Not applicable to existing reservations.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva, WI: Located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is offering various Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from November 23-30, 2023. These include complimentary Geneva Club Access, $50 resort credit, 50% off Villas, spa and golf packages, and discounted rates on accommodations. Special offers are available for booking until 11:59 pm CST on November 30, 2023, with blackout dates and specific terms for each offer. https://www.genevaweddings.com/
Hotel Emery Autograph Collection – Minneapolis, MN:
Emery presents a 25% discounted weekend rate of $129/night for 2-night weekend stays (Thurs – Sun). Blackout dates may apply. Booking window is from November 3 to December 3, 2023, for stays between November 3, 2023, and March 31, 2024. https://www.hotelemerympls.com/
The Grove Resort & Water Park, Orlando, FL: The Grove Resort in Orlando, Florida, presents a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal offering a 30% discount off Best Available Rates (BAR). The booking window is from November 16, 2023, to November 29, 2023, and guests can stay between November 16, 2023, and December 20, 2024. Some blackout dates apply, and the offer cannot be combined with additional promotions or applied to existing reservations. The discount is subject to availability. https://www.groveresortorlando.com/.
The Oasis at Death Valley, CA: Experience a 30% discount on stays at the AAA Four-Diamond Inn and the family-friendly Ranch at Death Valley. Enjoy the historic ambiance of the Inn and newly revitalized Ranch with cozy cottages, spring-fed pools, and the lowest elevation golf course. Valid for select overnight stays from December 2023 to February 2024. https://www.oasisatdeathvalley.com/
Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel, AZ: Save 30% on roundtrip train tickets to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Book a two-night Thankful for Travel package for an entertaining journey in fully restored historic train cars. Valid for select travel dates between January 1, 2024, and March 7, 2024. https://www.thetrain.com/
Grand Canyon South Rim, AZ: Get a 30% discount on in-park lodging at Maswik Lodge, Kachina Lodge, and Bright Angel Lodge, and 20% off at the historic El Tovar Hotel. Available for stays from December 2, 2023, to March 7, 2024, enjoy the Grand Canyon without the crowds. https://www.grandcanyonlodges.com/
The Grand Hotel, AZ: Save 30% at the AAA Three-Diamond hotel near the Grand Canyon in Tusayan. Valid on select dates between December 2, 2023, and March 7, 2024. https://www.grandcanyongrandhotel.com/
Zion National Park, UT: Enjoy a 30% discount on overnight stays at Zion National Park Lodge on select dates between December 2023 and February 2024. https://www.zionlodge.com/
Cedar Creek Lodge (Gateway to Glacier National Park), MT: Save 30% on rooms for select dates between December 2023 and April 2024. https://www.cedarcreeklodge.com/
Yellowstone, WY: Take advantage of 30% discount on select room types at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel (Dec 15 – Mar 3, 2024) and Old Faithful Snow Lodge (Dec 16 – Mar 2, 2024). Also, save on stays between April 26 – May 9, 2024, at Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and May 10 – 22, 2024, at Lake Yellowstone Hotel. https://www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com/
Sea Island, GA: Book between November 24-28, 2023, for exclusive discounts ranging from 10% to 25% on stays at The Cloister, The Lodge, and Cottages. Receive resort credits of $100 to $250. https://www.seaisland.com/
The Broadmoor, CO: Enjoy a 15% discount on all-inclusive Wilderness Experience stays for select dates (April-Oct) and exclusive rates on suites and nightly rates. Book between November 14 – December 1, 2023. https://www.broadmoor.com/
Holiday Inn and Suites, Pigeon Forge Convention Center, TN:
In its inaugural Cyber Monday deal, Holiday Inn caters to group travellers. Enjoy a 20% discount on the best available rate (minimum $79.00) when booking 10 or more rooms for 2 nights or more. Valid for Sunday to Thursday bookings from January 2024 to Memorial Day 2024. Additionally, get a complimentary Beverage & Snack Break for Meeting/Event Space bookings and earn double IHG Rewards Points for Room Block Revenue and Meeting/Event Space Rental. Offer available based on availability from Cyber Monday to December 24th. Contact [email protected] or call 865-428-2525 ext. 3, mentioning “Cyber Monday sale” to redeem. https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/pigeon-forge/pgfcn/hoteldetail
Sea Containers London, UK:
Experience a 30% discount on all bookings at Sea Containers London, starting at $272 per night. The offer includes breakfast at Sea Containers Restaurant for stays between November 4, 2023, and April 4, 2024. The first night is fully prepaid and non-refundable. Subject to availability, blackout days, and restrictions. This offer cannot be combined with other promotions. https://www.seacontainerslondon.com