If you’re a travel junkie, then the idea of being mauled by crowds at Walmart for reduced electronics may taint your interest in Black Friday. But listen up, wanderlusters – Black Friday has something for you too.
Slashed hotel prices, discounted travel books, reduced Eurail passes, and airfare deals are just some of the hot offers on this weekend. Ready to save? Here’s the best Black Friday travel deals for 2016!
Note: this list has been updated as of Black Friday (November 25). Looking for Cyber Monday deals? Check our newly posted Cyber Monday travel deals post here!
Reduced Travel Products
Amazon: Discounted travel gear, $10 off books
DEAL(S): Discounted travel gear, $10 off books when you spend $25+
PROMO CODE(S): HOLIDAYBOOK (for $10 off books)
CONDITIONS: Many deals only valid on Black Friday (Cyber Monday deals to come)
Have a trip coming up? Now’s the time to stock up on travel essentials. If you’re not sure what are truly “must have” items, check out our guys and girls packing lists. With generous discounts, this is the time to shop. Even the camera we use for travel (Sony a6000) is even on sale at 26% off AND free lenses!
Lonely Planet: Buy 1 get 1 free ALL products
DEAL(S): Buy one get one free on ALL products, and 12 Days of Christmas sale (new special each day)
PROMO CODE(S): ONE4FREE for buy one get one free deals, 25% off products plus more for 12 Days of Christmas
CONDITIONS: Buy one get one expires November 27. 12 days of Christmas deal run December 1-12.
Rosetta Stone: $100+ off language packages
There’s no better way to become immersed in a culture than being able to communicate with the locals. Rosetta Stone is software for your mobile device or laptop that you can use to learn a huge number of languages. It uses practical exercises that try to immerse you in the language, the same way you learned your first language.
Booking Site Deals
CheapoAir: $30 off flights
PROMO CODE(S): CYBER30
CONDITIONS: Maximum $10 discount per person. Book 3+ passengers to receive the entire discount.
CheapAir: $10 off domestic U.S. flights
DEAL(S): Get $10 off ANY domestic flight in the US with promo code
PROMO CODE(S): Thanks
CONDITIONS: Ends November 27, 2016 by 11:59 PM PST.
STA Travel: Up to $50 off flights, $25 off Eurail Global passes, 35% off tours, $50 all-inclusive packages
- Up to 35% off adventure tours (no promo code)
- $25 off Eurail passes with promo code: CYBERRAIL
- $50 off student and youth flights with promo code: CYBER2016
- Save $50 per person on all inclusive Spring Break packages at Grand Oasis Cancun (no promo code)
Hotel & Accommodation Deals
Expedia: Up to 60% off hotels + additional $50 off select hotels
DEAL(S): Many hotels on sale for up to 60% off, with an additional $50 discount on select hotels using the promo code below
PROMO CODE(S): BLKFRIDAY
CONDITIONS: For the $50 off promo code: $200 minimum spend, for travel between between November 24, 2016 and March 31, 2017 (inclusive), offer valid until 8:59am PDT, November 28, 2016
Hotwire: Up to $50 off Hot Rate hotels
DEAL(S): $20 off $200 Hot Rate hotels, $30 off $300 Hot Rate hotels, $50 off $500 Hot Rate hotels
PROMO CODE(S): BF20 for $20 off $200 hotels, BF30 for $30 off $300 hotels, BF50 for $50 off $500 hotels
CONDITIONS: Valid on bookings made between November 25 to November 27 at 11:59PM
DEAL(S): An extra 5% discount off bookings, as well as $20 off $150+ in Canada and U.S.
PROMO CODE(S): TAKE5NOV16 for extra 5% off, THANKS20 for $20 off a $150 trip,
CONDITIONS: 40% + 5% off deal and $20 off $150+ trips must be booked by November 27, and is valid on trips up to December 21.
In addition to 5% off and $20 off $150+ bookings, Hotels.com claims to also be offering up to 99% off hotels for Black Friday.
CTrip: 10% off select hotels in Asia
PROMO CODE(S): blcfri16
CONDITIONS: Must pay in CNY currency (your credit card will auto-convert this to your local currency). Select hotels in Asia only.
Extended Stay America: 20% off all hotel stays
PROMO CODE(S): MK620
CONDITIONS: Must book by November 30, 2016.
TrustedHousesitters: 25% off memberships
PROMO CODE(S): BLACKFRIDAY25
If you’re a traveller, housesitting is a great way to travel the world for free. You get to befriend new animals, live like a local, and save big bucks. If you’re a homeowner, housesitting is a great way to have your home and/or pets taken care of for free while you go away on vacation. We’ve written a whole guide on it!
TrustedHousesitters is the best website to match housesitters with homeowners, and the membership pays for itself as soon as you’ve had a single housesit. With 25% off this Black Friday weekend, there’s never been a better way to get started with this genius travel hack!
Reduced Tours & Passes
The New York Pass: 20% off
CONDITIONS: Passes valid for 12 months, over 80 NYC attractions included
The New York Pass is already an amazing deal at regular price, giving you access to 80+ attractions that typically cost $25-$35 USD per visit. But this extra 20% off makes it a total steal! After getting your pass, be sure to check out our other tips on how to see New York City on the cheap.
G Adventures: 35% off tours
CONDITIONS: 4 days only! Sale ends 11:59pm EST Monday, November 28.
Contiki Tours: 30% off tours, save up to $1,175
CONDITIONS: Sale ends November 30, 2016
It is rare that airline tickets go on sale, but Black Friday is one of the few times of the year when this happens. Here’s a roundup of airlines offering discounted airfare!
Aer Lingus: €50 off all round-trip flights to North America
DEAL(S): €50 off round trips to all Aer Lingus North American destinations
CONDITIONS: Valid on trips made between January 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017.
American Airlines: Discounted flight & trip packages
DEAL(S): Mystery savings (applied at checkout) on flight & hotel packages
PROMO CODE(S): BLACKFRIDAY2016
CONDITIONS: Minimum spend of $1,300.
British Airways: Up to 49% off flights, 2 for £2016 Business Class & more
DEAL(S): 2 for £2016 business class flights, Europe holidays from £99, save up to £500 on USA and Canada trips, 20% off flights for executive club members
CONDITIONS: Offers valid until November 28, 2016 at 23:59PM GMT. Valid travel periods vary by deal
Cathay Pacific: 30% off economy flights
DEAL(S): 30% off Economy flights plus 500 Asia miles for each booking
CONDITIONS: Book by November 30, 2016. Valid on trips between 25 Dec 2016 to 23 May 2017, and 15 Aug to 26 Nov 2017. Max duration of 6 months for stay.
Delta: Domestic flights from 5000 miles
Etihad Airways: Discounted flights from USA
DEAL(S): 7-day Thanksgiving sale with international flights from $715+ departing from U.S.
CONDITIONS: 7-day sale valid on bookings made up until November 29. Deal applies to trips made between November 23, 2016 and June 10, 2017.
Monarch Air: Up to 35% off inter-Europe flights
DEAL(S): 25% off city breaks around Europe and 35% off Canary Island flights. Discounted destinations include Barcelona, Lisbon, Rome, and more.
CONDITIONS: Terms vary by deal, scroll to bottom to see blackout dates.
Norwegian Air: 30% off ALL flights, 20% off flights from USA to London
DEAL(S): 30% off flights to over 30 European destinations and 20% off flights from the U.S. to London
PROMO CODE(S): BLACKFRIDAY2016
CONDITIONS: Valid on departures between December 1, 2016 to March 25, 2017.
Qatar Airways: Europe flights flash sale & more
DEAL(S): Discounted flights from South Africa to USA, discounted flights within and out of Europe internationally.
CONDITIONS: Book by November 28, 2016. Valid on trips made between December 1, 2016 to November 20, 2017.
Singapore Air: Discounted international flights
DEAL(S): Reduced return flights worldwide
CONDITIONS: Valid until November 28, 2016
WOW Air: 20% off ALL return flights
DEAL(S): 20% of all return flights to any WOW air destination (includes worldwide)
PROMO CODE(S): WOWPURPLEFRIDAY
CONDITIONS: Valid on bookings made between November 22 – 25 (until midnight). Valid on trips occurring between January 10, 2017 to April 10, 2017.
Travel Blogging Deals
Travel Blog Success: 50% off ALL courses!
DEAL(S): 50% off regular price off all blogging courses
CONDITIONS: Valid until November 28, 2016 (11:59PM EST)
Want to learn how to start a travel blog and earn money while seeing the world? Who doesn’t?! If you are serious about chasing such a dream, we highly recommend this course to getting started. You will save yourself time, learn everything you need to know about blogging, and have go-to support from bloggers (including us!) in the Secret Facebook group.
Siteground Web Hosting: 70% off web hosting
CONDITIONS: Offer begins November 25 at 3AM E.S.T. and ends November 29 at 3AM EST
If you are serious about getting your blog off the ground, you need a good web host. We recommend Siteground and explain the importance of having a good web host in our blogging guide. There’s no better time to snatch a good price on web hosting than now – 70% off all weekend on hosting services!
It’s pretty dizzying to see just how Black Friday has now seeped its way into the realm of travel. See a deal missing here? Give us a shout, we’ll be updating this post all weekend. Stay thrifty!