Where to Score the Best Travel Deals on Cyber Monday
Here's how to save on hotels and resorts, airfare, tours, cruises, and travel gear.
Originally published by Travel + Leisure
We know that crossing off your holiday shopping list is the intention behind days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But with so many incredible travel deals slated for this year, it's a great time to get out your bucket list, too.
We've combed through the Cyber Monday sales to highlight some of the deepest discounts on airfare, hotel stays, tours, and more. Some have already started, and that dream vacation you've always wanted to take just might be further within reach.
So without further ado, the very best travel deals this holiday shopping season.
If you're planning to book a flight for more than three people, use the promo code CYBER30 to take $30 off flights booked at CheapOAir.com.
Expedia is hosting a fare sale with airlines like Lufthansa, Air China, Etihad, and Turkish Airlines, where you can find international round-trip fares from $399. At the time of publish, a March round-trip flight from Los Angeles to Bangkok was a steal at $419.
Alaska Airlines' fare sale has flight deals from $44 one way if you book before 11:50 p.m. PT on Nov. 29, 2017.
For $100 one-way flights to London, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Dublin, you won't want to miss WOW Air's "Purple Friday" sale. Departure cities include Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Miami, and San Francisco.
Not to be outdone, Norwegian Air is also offering impressively low one-way international fares from $49 out of New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, and Las Vegas. For example, a flight from Los Angeles to Paris in May will cost you just $140.
Emirates is also releasing cheap flights from all 12 of its U.S. gateways. On the slate: an incredible $449 round-trip flight to Athens and Milan from the New York City area. From other cities, including Chicago, San Francisco, and Dallas, travelers can shop for $699 round-trip flights to Dubai, and $799 round-trip flights to New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai in India, among others.
If you're hoping to book a little further out in the future — say, your summer vacation — Southwest is offering $250 in savings on international flight and hotel packages (and $150 off domestic destinations) for travel through Aug. 6, 2018.
Hotel and Resort Sales
Hotels.com is offering an entire week of deals with up to 50% or more in savings when you book before Wednesday, November 29. Starting on Black Friday, the site is also running a promotion for a mystery coupon that will give 300 people an additional 99% off a single booking of up to $1000 through Cyber Monday. Users can also unlock other “secret prices” by subscribing to emails.
At select Marriott properties worldwide, you can save on stays from Dec. 7, 2017 to Jan. 15, 2018 at Marriott's five-day cyber sale, with rates from $89 per night.
The Peninsula hotels in New York City, Chicago, Beverly Hills, and Paris have some great savings on room bookings as well as spa, dining, and hotel gift cards. For example, at the Peninsula New York, you can save 30% on stays when you use the code NYCYBER to reserve any room category online for travel from now through March 31, 2018
The Wyndham Hotel Group is giving travelers up to 55% off the best rate at properties all around the U.S. — from Chicago to Tucson to Aspen to Orlando. One example: $71 per night at the Wyndham New Orleans – French Quarter, from now until Sept. 30, 2018.
At Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas, stays that are booked for four or more nights will receive a complimentary fifth night, valid on bookings through Oct. 15, 2018.
Sandals Beaches & Resorts is touting up to $1,730 in savings as part of its Cyber Monday deals. Travelers who book will receive up to $1,000 as an instant bonus, up to 65% off rates, and one free night in select room categories. Plus, they're tossing in a free catamaran cruise, a $250 spa credit, and more fun extras.
At 36 participating Destination Hotels across the country, travelers can save up to 40% on bookings through Dec. 1, 2018. There are plenty of perfect ski trip spots included, like The Gant in Aspen, and Manor Vail Lodge in Vail, Colorado.
Loews Hotels' Cyber Sale runs from Monday through Wednesday, November 29, with 20% off all room rates. Guests can enjoy discounted rates from hotels like Loews Hollywood, Loews Philadelphia, Loews New Orleans, and more.
At a perennial World's Best Awards favorite, Costa Rica's Nayara Springs, Cyber Monday brings a one-day discount of 35% off all four-night bookings with travel dates from May 1 to May 31, 2018 and Aug. 16 to Nov. 15, 2018. This rate also includes complimentary breakfast and daily yoga.
Asbury Park, New Jersey's The Asbury — a pick on this year's It List of hot new hotels — will be offering 50% off direct bookings for stays through April 30, 2018. Use the code CYBERSTAY and book before Dec. 1, 2017 to unlock the discount.
Viceroy Hotels' brand new luxury property in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood is giving travelers 30% off the best available rate on stays through May 31, 2018 when the room is booked before Dec. 4, 2017.
Ranked the second-best resort for families in our World's Best Awards, Mohonk Mountain House in New York's Hudson Valley is offering two great promotions. On stays through April 29, 2018, travelers who book two nights on select weekends receive a 25% rate discount and those who book select midweek days (Sunday – Thursday) will receive a 40% rate discount.
Tour and Expedition Sales
Contiki Travel will offer 18- to 35-year-old travelers up to 30% off select trips, along with $150 off all worldwide flights spanning from across six continents. Travelers simply need to book their travels before December 4. Trips include Contiki’s Costa Rica Unplugged trip, where vacationers will explore jungles and volcanoes, coffee plantations and beaches, and discover small Costa Rican towns for two weeks. The trip includes accommodations, 23 meals, in-destination transportation and excursions starting at $2,493.
At Intrepid Travel, you can take 15% off all trips departing between February 1 and Sept. 30, 2018. That's valid on more than 1,000 tours to 120 countries on six continents. Solo trip to Peru to hike Machu Picchu, anyone?
European day tour operator City Wonders is offering 10% off sitewide on day tours to Italy, France, and the U.K. Some examples include Venice Prosecco Tasting and Villa with Dinner, a Full Day Monet’s Giverny & Versailles Palace Tour from Paris, and a Best of Naples with Local Coffee Tasting Tour.
Global tour operator Friendly Planet Travel is offering travelers huge Cyber Monday savings, including up to $1,400 off per person on 68 tours to over 40 international destinations. A great option for adventure lovers is Friendly Planet’s 13-day Best of South Africa tour. Friendly Planet will offer up the trip for $2,899 per person, marking a $700 savings. For even bigger savings book the tour operator’s eight-day Captivating Cuba tour, which will go for $3,199 (a $1,400 savings). Packages include all airfare, accommodations, most meals, transfers, English-speaking guides, and more.
For bookings made on Monday only, luxury safari company &Beyond will offer a 30% discount on a selection of set-departure Small Group Journeys such as searching for snow leopards in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, mobile camping with a private safari expert in Botswana, and photographing prides of lion in the Serengeti.
Royal Caribbean is offering 50% off for the second passenger and up to $400 in credits to spend at sea depending on the length of your cruise.
At CruiseDirect.com, travelers can sail for as little as $35 per night, with tons of added bonuses: free drinks, free upgrades, up to $2,000 of onboard credits, and more.
Right now with Princess Cruises, select sailings from winter 2017 through spring 2018 are eligible for up to $1,000 off per stateroom plus reduced fares for the third and fourth guests. On Cyber Monday only, guests also can receive 50% off deposits — now only $50.
You can book with just a $25 deposit on seven-night and longer Celebrity Cruises departing Mar. 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019. Plus, they're touting up to $600 in savings and free perks (like unlimited WiFi) depending on the stateroom category you choose to book.
Spending time in New York City? Iconic tour company Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises has buy-one-get-one-free adult tickets for the Best of NYC Cruise, Landmarks Cruise, Liberty Cruise or Harbor Lights Cruise with code BOGO17.
Travel Gear Sales
eBags has Cyber Monday Doorbuster Deals at up to 75% off, including brands like Bose, The North Face, Samsonite, Briggs & Riley, and other favorite luggage brands. Plus, the promo code DEALS will get you an extra 25% off your order.
To finally become the packing pro you know you can be, look no further than Eagle Creek, which is offering 20% off select travel gear (including some of the best packing cube sets on the market!).
In its travel department, Amazon is also offering up limited-time discounts as high as 76% off on luggage, outdoor gear, shoes, and travel accessories from brands like Travelpro, Herschel Supply Co., Travelon, and Victorinox.
To stock up on outdoor adventure gear, check out Eastern Mountain Sports' biggest sale of the year. The code GIVEGEAR will save you 20% off one full-price item and also off one clearance item. And there are also limited-time savings of up to 50% on outerwear, camping gear, hiking shoes, and more.
Tumi is running its semi-annual sale through December 31, but on Cyber Monday, you can also take an additional 20% off already-reduced styles, including some of the brand's best-selling collections.
At Kohl's, there are more than 1,800 incredible luggage deals. Shop brands like American Tourister, Olympia, Travelers Choice and more with discounts of up to 50%. You can also take an extra 20% off with code BUYNOW20.
As part of Cyber Week at Macy's, you can save up to 60% on luggage sets from brands like Travelpro, Samsonite, Kenneth Cole, and more. You can also take an extra 10% off select items with the promo code CYBER.