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Best Black Friday Travel Deals of 2023: Save on Your Next Vacation

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Updated November 22, 2023

If more travel is at the top of your New Year’s resolution list, start planning before the ball drops by shopping for Black Friday travel deals on all-inclusive resort and hotel stays, cruises, flights, group tours, planned excursions, and more. Take advantage of these end-of-year opportunities to save big on the trips you’ve been dreaming about.

Best Black Friday travel deals on beach locations

Sandals and Beaches Resorts

Both offer up inflight and resort credits if you book between 11/13 and 12/1 during its Black Friday timed holiday sale.

Sandals offer up inflight and resort credits

Sandals offer up inflight and resort credits

Beaches Resorts

Beaches Resorts

Best Black Friday travel deals on cruises

Celebrity Cruises

Grab a friend or loved one to cruise the seas with Celebrity. The Black Friday deal offers 75% off a second passenger’s ticket, plus up to a $300 onboard credit. This offer is valid for new sailings only from 11/10 to 12/5. Destinations include Caribbean and Mediterranean routes.

75% off a second passenger’s ticket, plus up to a $300 onboard credit

75% off a second passenger’s ticket, plus up to a $300 onboard credit

Oceania Cruises

Oceania is offering two-for-one fares on selected cruises, free roundtrip airfare, free shore trips, plus free dining and drinks. Choose from 100 cruises and make 2024 your year of setting “sail” on open waters. Kids cruise free, too!

Two-for-one fares on selected cruises, free roundtrip airfare, free shore trips, plus free dining and drinks

Two-for-one fares on selected cruises, free roundtrip airfare, free shore trips, plus free dining and drinks

MSC Cruises

This is another opportunity for your kids to cruise with you for free. During this Black Friday sale, you can get up to $500 onboard credit to enjoy drinks, specialty dining, shore excursions, and spa treatments. Cruise the Caribbean, Bahamas, or Mediterranean, just to name a few great destinations.

Get up to $500 onboard credit

Get up to $500 onboard credit

Hurtigruten Cruises

Get up to 30% off sustainable boating destinations to Antarctica or up to 50% off cruises to the Galapagos Islands.

Get upto 50% off

Princess Cruise Lines

This Black Friday, get up to 50% off cruises for 2023 to 2025 on Princess Cruise Lines, plus third and fourth guests are free, which means you can bring friends and family for less.

Get up to 50% off cruises for 2023 to 2025

Get up to 50% off cruises for 2023 to 2025

Best Black Friday travel deals on resorts and hotels

Sandals Resorts

Sandals is offering credits to travelers that plan their trip from 11/13 through 12/21. Use code GOB2023 to receive up to $750 in-flight credits and up to $250 in resort credits for properties in Jamaica, St. Vincents (coming March 2024) and Curacao. Keep in mind that these stays are for adults only, but its partner resort, Beaches (see under “Best Black Friday deals”), welcomes kids of all ages.

Sandals is offering credits to travelers that plan their trip from 11/13 through 12/21. Use code: GOB2023

Sandals is offering credits to travelers that plan their trip from 11/13 through 12/21. Use code: GOB2023

Extra Holidays

Book your next getaway with Extra Holiday and receive 30% off stays at a variety of Wyndham resorts and hotels in Taos, New Mexico, Las Vegas, Williamsburg, Virginia, and Daytona Beach, Florida. The offer runs from 11/1 until Cyber Monday on November 27th and the site offers new deals weekly, so sign up for emails or bookmark the site to find out about new locations.

Book your next getaway with Extra Holiday and receive 30% off stays at a variety of resorts!

Book your next getaway with Extra Holiday and receive 30% off stays at a variety of resorts!

Best Black Friday deals on flights

Air Canada

Take a flight on the Great White North’s favorite airline, Air Canada. For its early Black Friday sale, you can save in cash or points on flights to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. For example, you can fly one-way from Los Angeles to Toronto for only $155 or San Francisco to Tokyo (round trip) for only $889. This highly-rated airline is a great choice for booking your flights for your upcoming vacations.

Get on board with Black Friday savings

Get on board with Black Friday savings

Best Black Friday deals on group travel packages

Go Ahead Tours

You can save up to $600 on tour packages when you shop by 11/16 during this pre-Thanksgiving, Black Friday sale. This special offer includes packaged tours and trips to France, the U.K., Ireland, and other European destinations.

You can save up to $600 on tour packages when you shop by 11/16 during this pre-Thanksgiving, Black Friday sale.

You can save up to $600 on tour packages when you shop by 11/16 during this pre-Thanksgiving, Black Friday sale.

Beaches Resorts

This family-friendly brand is offering travelers that plan fast credits from 11/13 through 12/21. Use code GOB2023 to receive up to $750 in-flight credits and up to $250 in resort credits. Turks and Cacaos, Negril, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica resorts offer families private beaches, swimming pools, deep-water excursions and ocean sports, like snorkeling and paddleboarding. Plus, each resort has a kid’s club and/or camp in addition to on-site babysitting services to give the parents some downtime from all the family fun.

Use code GOB2023 to receive up to $750 in-flight credits and up to $250 in resort credits.

Use code GOB2023 to receive up to $750 in-flight credits and up to $250 in resort credits.

Best Black Friday deals for families

Atlantis Bahamas

Cyber Early Access sale from this behemoth resort in the Bahamas is a great gift for your family this holiday season. Save up to 20% off and receive a $500 credit when you commit to staying five nights at one of its resort hotels between January 2, 2024, and April 30, 2024. But you must book by November 21, so before you start shopping for Thanksgiving, set up your next winter or spring break at Atlantis.

Save up to 20% off and receive a $500 credit

Save up to 20% off and receive a $500 credit

Best Black Friday deals for solo travelers

Contiki

If you are between 18 and 35 and dream of traveling the world, but have some budget constraints, Contiki can help you make it happen. The Black Friday sale runs from 11/17-11/30 and offers 25% off over 60 organized trips in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Latin America, and North America. Hike and safari in South Africa, paddleboard in Thailand, trek the Australian Outback and explore 13 European cities. These are just a handful of adventures that await you. Contiki does the planning, so you can have all the fun.

25% off over 60 organized trips in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Latin America, and North America.

25% off over 60 organized trips in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Latin America, and North America.

What you need to know for Black Friday

When is Black Friday?

Black Friday is always the day after Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday in November) in the United States. This year, 2023, Black Friday falls on November 24, and while many retailers consider it the official start date of the holiday season, you can find early Black Friday deals ahead of Thanksgiving.

What deals should I expect on travel?

You can expect to find deals on hotels, all-inclusive resorts, and cruises. Some airlines will mark down ticket prices, and if you are looking for a group travel adventure with a planned itinerary, you might encounter that, as well.

What kind of travel deals did they have last year?

Bookings.com and Expedia offered travelers 30% off all stays overseas. Within the US, Celebrity Cruises offered up to 75% off a guest ticket. Marriott offered 20% off its resort hotel stays. Sandals offered guests special spa credits when they booked during a Black Friday sale. Airlines like JetBlue also offered $750 off travel packages (including airfare).

How to get a good deal on travel on Black Friday

If you are looking for a great deal on travel during this shopping holiday, you should definitely follow travel blogs and websites like TripAdvisor, Travel Market Report, CheapoAir, Expedia, Priceline, and Bookings.com. Sign up for Google alerts, check the airlines you love for information about upcoming sales, and stay vigilant about deals on your preferred destinations.

How do you choose the best travel deal for you?

Consider the following factors before you begin your Black Friday hunt for sales.

Destination

First, decide where you want to go. During Black Friday sales, like any other sale, retailers may limit items or, in this case, destinations. If your goal is simply to just get away, you could narrow choices by general preferences, like whether you want to ski or visit sun-friendly spots. Do you prefer cities to the countryside? Will you be traveling domestically or abroad?

Travel time flexibility

This brings us to another important flexibility factor; travel time. Do you have to fly, cruise, or drive according to a school or work schedule? The more flexible your timing, the better your chances of snagging a great deal.

Budget

Even Black Friday sales can get pricey if you add extras or choose an all-inclusive package or tour instead of a couple of nights at a three-star hotel. Consider what you can afford beforehand, and then dive into the deals.

Where to find Black Friday deals on travel

Check these sites and sign up for emails and alerts to find deals during Black Friday and the holiday season, starting in November.

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