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Black Friday travel deals: The best sales and how to find them

Love it or hate it, Black Friday – and its counterpart Cyber Monday – are here to stay. Embrace it and you could just bag yourself a hugely discounted holiday or a great deal on flights.

While you have to be savvy to ensure you really are getting a good deal, in amongst the more dubious offers are genuine travel bargains. This weekend, we’re posting the best deals we can find, with more added all the time.

Here are the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals for 2017.

easyHotel has £9.99 hotel rooms

From 0.01am on Friday 24 November, easyHotel will be offering 3,000 rooms from across its network of hotels for £9.99 night, available for guests looking to book between 1 December 2017 and 28 February 2018. The Black Friday booking window is open from 24 November 2017 to 4 December 2017. 

Ryanair launches Black Friday week of deals

Ryanair launched a week-long Black Friday promotion from 20 November, with seven days of deals. Travellers who book can enjoy 10 per cent off one million seats from travel between April and June 2018 when booking before midnight tonight, plus 20 per cent all check-in bags. Check the website for the latest deals.

Get £5 off a railcard

From Friday 24 until 28 November, save £5 when you purchase a 16-25 or Family & Friends Railcard. This brings the price down to £25 instead of £30. Book through the website, using the code BFDAY711.

Save £200 on Thomas Cook summer holidays

Customers can save £200 per booking on a range of Thomas Cook and Airtours package holidays with a flight on Thomas Cook Airlines. The offer is valid for bookings made between 17 and 28 November 2017 where there is a minimum spend of £1,000. It includes Thomas Cook’s range of own-brand hotels – Sunwing, Sunprime, SENTIDO, smartline, SunConnect and Casa Cook – with destinations including Greece, Spain and Turkey. To qualify for the saving, customers must enter promotional code BF200 on the payment page on the Thomas Cook website and the holiday must be booked via the “Holidays” tab.

20 per cent off a Christmas market cruise

Superbreak is offering plenty of discounts on Black Friday, including 20 per cent off its German Christmas Market River Rhine Cruise. From £399 per person departing 17 December, including five nights’ accommodation, full-board.

Half-price UK walking holidays

HF Holidays is offering 50 per cent off selected walking holidays. A seven-night guided walking trip in Dovedale in the Peak District, usually £699pp, is now £349.50pp, including full-board accommodation.

£500 off per couple on all-inclusive UAE getaway is offering a saving of up to £500 per couple a on a three-night trip to Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates, staying at the five-star Doubletree by Hilton Marjan Island Resort and Spa on an all-inclusive basis. From £589 per person, including return flights from London Heathrow and transfers. Based on selected travel dates in May and June 2018; book by 30 November 2017. 

£50 off Crystal Ski holidays

Crystal Ski Holidays has a week of deals running from 21 to 27 November, including £50pp off on many packages. For example, seven nights in Tignes, France, staying in a three-star self-catering apartment costs from £216pp based on four sharing, including flights from Luton to Chambery and transfers. Valid for 23 December 2017 departure. 

Flights to Rio for £769

On 24 November, LATAM Airlines is offering Black Friday deals to a number of Latin American destinations including Brazil, Chile and Argentina. The deals will be available until 27 November on LATAM Airlines’ daily direct flights from London Heathrow Airport. The promotional rates from London Heathrow include: London to Sao Paulo from £739, London to Rio de Janeiro from £769, London to Curitiba from £769, London to Buenos Aires from £799 and London to Santiago from £866. Offer valid on flights from January to May 2018 excluding Carnival (9 to 14 February) and Easter (March 23 to April 1).

Save £225 on Santorini

Olympic Holidays is offering seven nights at the five-star 9 Muses in Santorini from £439 per person based on two travelling (discount of £225 per person). The package includes seven nights’ B&B accommodation and return flights from Gatwick. Deal for departures on 15 May 2018; package must be booked by 26 November 2017.

£150 off Canadian holidays

Canadian Affair has announced a special Black Friday promotion which will see holidaymakers save £150 per person on holidays costing over £999. Available on holidays booked over the Black Friday weekend concluding at 9pm on Sunday 26 November 2017; accessed by quoting the code “BLACK FRIDAY” when making a reservation. 

40 per cent off hotel in the heart of Covent Garden

Strand Palace Hotel is offering guests 40 per cent off accommodation. The Black Friday offer is redeemable from 24 to 27 November, for stays from 17 December 2017 to 8 April 2018.

Save 50 per cent with is kicking off with reductions of up to 40 per cent on selected hotels booked between 7pm and 11.59pm on Thursday 23 November. On 24 November, a wider selection of hotels will become available with reductions of up to 50 per cent on bookings made between 12.01am and 11.59pm. For example, save 50 per cent per room on one night’s accommodation at the Ramada Cambridge; valid for arrivals on 17 December 2017.

Save 30 per cent on a week in Mexico

Caribtours is offering 30 per cent off an all-inclusive seven-night package to Paradisus Playa del Carmen for travel between 30 January and 31 October 2018, booked by 1 December 2017. From £1,695 per person based on two adults sharing a Paradisus Junior Suite on an all-Inclusive basis, including return flights and private transfers.

Best Western stays for £45

Best Western is offering 50 per cent off on certain hotels booked on Black Friday. For example, Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge is half price, with prices starting from £45, B&B, based on two sharing, staying on 22 December 2017.

Half price stays in Jamaica

The Half Moon resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, is offering 50 per cent off all bookings made on Cyber Monday. The booking window opens on Monday 27 November at 12am (4am GMT) and closes at 11.59pm (3.59am on Tuesday 28 GMT). The discount applies for holidays booked using the promotional code PROC17 departing between 3 January and 20 December 2018, with some dates unavailable. Half Moon is a beachside resort featuring 400 acres of manicured grounds, an extensive spa, 18-hole par-72 championship golf course, equestrian centre with 28 horses and the Sugar Mill, a fine dining restaurant serving Jamaican cuisine with a twist. From $244 (£187) per night, room only.

Save 50 per cent on a cottage in Devon

Cofton Holidays, which spreads over 80 acres of countryside in South Devon, is offering 50 per cent off all holidays between 24 November and 22 December 2017 for those quoting the discount code BF50 (the code will only be live from 24 to 27 November). For example, Linney Cottage, which sleeps four and comes with its own hot tub and views of Dawlish Warren nature reserve and beach, can be booked for a week from £365 (was £730) – £91.25 per person. On-site facilities include a heated indoor pool with hydrotherapy loungers, gym, restaurant, pub, steam room, sauna, fitness studio, soft play area, playground, sports wall and outdoor pools. There’s also free access to a new £50,000 Woodland Adventure Area featuring a 25m zip line, climbing cage, rope ladders, balance beam, balance lines and scramble nets.

Pre-Christmas skiing for under £90

Interhome is opening its new Swisspeak resort in the tiny Swiss ski resort of Vercorin this season, and to celebrate, on Black Friday early adopters can save 35 per cent when they book online to stay for the opening week (16 to 23 December). This discount can add up to a seven-night stay for under £90 per person. For example, a family or group of four adults staying in a two-bedroom apartment will pay £341 with the discount (£85.25 per person). Swisspeak is 50m from the nearest ski lift and has a bar and wellness centre. The village of Vercorin has 35km local slopes but is also part of the bigger Val d’Anniviers ski area, which includes the resorts of Grimentz/Zinal and St Luc/Chandolin, with 175km of slopes in total (access between them is via bus).

Pay £10 for a London hostel

Clink Hostels is offering 20 per cent off London bookings and 10 per cent off Amsterdam bookings for stays of two or more nights any time during 2018. Bookings must be made on 24 November using the code FRIDAY17 to receive this discount. This means you could bag a bed in a shared dorm for £10.40 a night in London and €12.30 in Amsterdam.

Half-price luxury holiday to the Maldives

From Black Friday through to Cyber Monday, The Turquoise Holiday Company is offering 50 per cent off on holidays to the Six Senses Laamu resort in The Maldives. The offer includes a seven-night stay in a Lagoon Water Villa, daily breakfast and dinner, speedboat transfers, domestic and international flights, from £2,350 per person. The offer is valid for travel from 6 April to 30 September 2018 on holidays booked between 9am on Friday 24 November and 5pm on Monday 27 November.

$250 credit at Jamaican couples resort

Couples Resorts, a family-owned boutique resort collection in Jamaica, is offering a seventh night free when guests book a six-night stay, plus $250 resort credit. This promotion can be used at any of the four properties, with prices from $185 per person per night, all-inclusive, including watersports, scuba diving, activities, excursions and drinks. The offer is valid for bookings made from Black Friday to Cyber Monday on holidays taken by 30 April 2018.

London to Auckland return from £399 

On Black Friday, Air New Zealand releases its lowest ever fares for Los Angeles and Auckland, with return flights from London to Los Angeles priced at £175 per person and London to Auckland flights at £399. The deal starts at 9am on 24th November and tickets are expected to sell out in minutes.

70 per cent off Topdeck tours

Topdeck Travel’s Black Friday sale will run from 3pm on 23rd November to 9am on 28th November, with discounts of up to 70 per cent, including its Sydney Discovery (£123), Road to Marrakech (£382.50) and Tropical Discovery: Queensland (£123) tours.

Up to 50 per cent off with Loveholidays

Online travel agent Loveholidays is offering customers up to 50 per cent off holidays booked via their website on Black Friday, and another £50 off using a discount code for holidays over £1000. This includes deals at the HTOP hotel group across Spain and up to 40 per cent off selected Greek Island hotels. The offer lasts throughout Black Friday.

Baltic Travel Company offer 5 per cent on bookings from £3,000

Baltic Travel Company, which specialises in trips to Scandinavia, the Baltics and Eastern Europe is offering a five per cent discount on trips from at least £3,000, which can be booked from 20th until the 27th of November. Bookings will only be taken by phone and you must quote “Black Friday” at the point of booking.

20 per cent off with W Bellevue

Hotel chain W is offering a discount of 20 per cent on stays at W Bellevue between December 7, 2017 and January 15, 2018. The offer lasts from November 23 to November 27.

Savings of up to 25 per cent on winter holidays with Hilton

Hotel chain Hilton is offering guests up to 25 per cent off bookings at destinations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Running through to 31st January 2018, Hilton’s Winter Sale features over 400 hotels, with offers including Istanbul from £69 per night for a double room and Venice from £132.

40 per cent off travel to Iceland with WOW air

Icelandic airline WOW air is offering a 40 per cent flash sale on Cyber Monday to Iceland. Using the WOWCYBERMONDAY promo code, travellers can book return trips from London Gatwick and Edinburgh taking place between 10 January and 15 May 2018. This is valid for bookings made on Monday 27 November 2017 (midnight-midnight).

10 per cent off small group tours with InsideAsia

Tour operator InsideAsia is offering 10 per cent off its small group tours. Booking must take place between 24th November and December 1st. Examples include £895 off Luxury Japan, £597 off Japan Enchantment and £265 off Beautiful Burma.

Huge savings on holidays with Travel Republic

Holiday company Travel Republic is offering customers huge discounts on holidays until midnight on 27th November for trips departing between late April 2018 and July 2018 to destinations including Spain, Turkey, Dubai and Portugal. Examples include seven nights on a self-catering basis at 3* Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club in Golf de Sur, Tenerife from £357 per person.

15 per cent off small group tours with Intrepid Travel

Known for its ethical and authentic approach to group travel, Intrepid is offering huge discounts on tours departing from February to September 2018, including its nine-day classic tour of Peru. Designed specifically for solo travellers, the tour covers Lima, Cuzco and Lake Titicaca, as well as the ancient Inca sites. Machu Picchu, here we come.

Huge savings with Travelbag

Tailor-made holiday specialists Travelbag are offering huge Black Friday savings on bookings including £2,350 off per couple for seven nights at 5* Sofitel SO Mauritius (all-inclusive), a week in Bali from only £699 per person and three free resort nights in Thailand at 5* Centrara Grand at Centralworld.

65 per cent off tickets to The View from The Shard

For Black Friday only, The View from the Shard is offering tickets for just £10 as well as a 50 per cent discount on all full price products in their retail stores. Store sales (online and in-store) run through to Cyber Monday (27 November)

Big savings with BMI Regional

BMI Regional is offering big savings on domestic and international flights. Deals include Bristol to Paris from £70 one way, Bristol to Dusseldorf from £86 one way, London Stansted to Derry from £46 one way and Aberdeen to Bristol from £64 one way.

40 per cent off stays at Strand Palace Hotel

London’s Strand Palace Hotel is offering 40 per cent off stays taken between 17 December and 8 April 2018. The offer is redeemable between 24 and 27 November, for a hotel on the doorstep of Covent Garden shops and West End theatres and galleries.

Save up to 50 per cent at Best Western Valley Hotel, Ironbridge

The Best Western Valley Hotel, a Georgian listed country house near World Heritage site Ironbridge, is offering huge discounts on Black Friday with prices starting at £45 based on a stay for two people with breakfast. Guests booking on Black Friday will receive a complimentary £10 Best Western gift card for every stay taken in December 2017 and January 2018.

Up to 40 per cent off with Principal

Hotel group Principal is offering up to 40 per cent off stays at the company’s De Vere properties including St. David’s Hotel, Cardiff,  from £91 room only and De Vere Beaumont Estate, Windsor, from £89, room only. Available to book from 24 November until 27 November 2017, with stays available until 31 March 2018.

Up to 50 per cent off at Elegant Hotels

Virgin Holidays is offering up to 50 per cent off on bookings at Elegant Hotels made between 24 and 27 November, for travel between 1 June and 22 October 2018. Properties include Turtle Beach, Tamarind and Treasure Beach, with rooms from £142-£197 per night.

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