The Best Black Friday 2017 Deals for Travelers
Grab these amazing deals while you can.
Originally published by Travel + Leisure
Black Friday is almost here, but there’s no reason to wait for the latest and greatest travel deals. Here are a few incredible travel discounts we’ve been able to unearth so far including steals on airfare, cruises, all-inclusive vacations, luggage, comfortable walking shoes, and more.
If you’re looking to get away from it all — and we mean it all — Cayo Espanto has the deal for you. The private island resort off the coast of Belize is offering guests an airfare credit (up to $750 per person) with the booking of a seven-night stay. In order to use the discount, would-be visitors must complete their booking online at aprivateisland.com between Friday, Nov. 24 and Monday, Nov. 27.
Save up to 30 percent off behind-the-scenes tours in Italy, France, and the UK from Thursday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 26. Eligible tours include prosecco tasting in Venice, coffee tasting in Naples, a skip-the-line Eiffel Tower climb, an insider’s guide to London’s Westminster Abbey, and more. A site-wide 10-percent discount will be offered on Cyber Monday.
Small-group adventure tour operator G Adventures is having a massive four-day online sale for the long holiday weekend.
The tour operator is giving discounts on more than 200 different trips across six different continents, with deals of up to 30 percent off regular tour prices. The tours offer a variety of destinations, activity levels, and trip styles, and come with multiple departures for 2018 that are priced under $1,500. Bookings must be made before 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 27.
In celebration of the biggest shopping event of the year, Norwegian Cruises is giving travelers five different offers including free unlimited open bar, a free specialty dining package, 250 minutes of free Wi-Fi, $50 toward shore excursions in each port per stateroom, and a Friends & Family Sail Free offer (allowing the third and fourth guests to sail for free on select sail dates). Norwegian is offering almost 200 different sailings to choose from during the Black Friday sale, meaning there’s just about something for everyone to choose from.
Tour operator Trafalgar is also offering travelers huge discounts on its tours from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Travelers will receive a $750 discount per couple on select bookings for over 20 trips including the European Highlights, Best of Switzerland, and Treasures of Thailand with the Golden Triangle. Each trip includes premium accommodations, 16 meals, and on-trip transportation for $3500 per couple with the discount.
This Black Friday WOW Air is offering one-way tickets for as low as just $99 from Boston, Chicago, and Pittsburgh to destinations like Reykjavik, Iceland; Amsterdam, Netherlands; London, England; and Dublin, Ireland. For just a bit more at $129, travelers can buy one-way tickets from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami to those same destinations for flights from December 2017 through May 2018. But be warned: There are just 1,250 seats available at the $99 price point and a mere 250 seats for $129.99, so make sure to act fast.
If you’re looking for deals and steals on luggage, Kohl’s has you covered. The retailer is offering huge savings on pieces, including some that are up to 75 percent off this Black Friday. Brands include Samsonite, Prodigy, Coleman, and more.
This Friday Macy’s will offer discounts on hardside, softside, spinner, and lightweight luggage from top brands — with some exclusive to Macy’s. Beyond larger suitcases and carry-ons, the department store will also offer discounts on briefcases, business cases, travel backpacks, duffel bags, and laptop bags so you’ll always be travel-ready.
Every frequent flier’s favorite suitcase brand is offering huge Black Friday savings with 40 percent off select styles online, along with an additional 20 percent off already reduced styles on Cyber Monday.
In need of some new travel shoes? Converse has you covered and the best time to buy is this Friday as the shoe retailer will be offering an extra 25 percent discount on select Converse products (including shoes and other merchandise) online in the sale section. Just use the code EPIC25 at checkout. The deal will expire on Nov. 28.
Not to be outdone, EMS is also giving shoppers huge Black Friday savings, with 20 to 40 percent off footwear and up to 25 percent off accessories. EMS also wants to make sure you stay warm this winter and is throwing in 40 percent off feather pack down jackets and 20 to 40 percent off camping and hiking gear.
Want to really feel thankful this Black Friday? Then go shop J. Crew’s huge sale where they’re giving 40 percent off a ton of items including men and women’s clothing, accessories, and shoes. For the cold winter months ahead, try snagging this Chateau parka with fur trim to make sure you’re toasty all season long.
If you haven’t shopped at Kate Spade in a while, now is the time to return. The brand has gone far beyond handbags to include accessories, kids collections, home, and more. And this Black Friday it will be offering up to 30 percent off site-wide. Shop here for a hostess gift, a small holiday surprise, or big-ticket gifts for all your friends and family.
This Black Friday Keds, a favorite travel shoe here at T+L, will offer 30 percent off full-priced items and an additional 10 percent off sale items with the code NOLINES.
The outerwear giant is hosting a massive Black Friday sale with 20 percent off all clothing and jackets. And as an added bonus the Maine retailer is giving shoppers 25 percent off their famed Bean Boots and throwing in free shipping for all orders made on Black Friday.
If you’ve got something seriously fancy coming up, make sure to check out Moda Operandi’s massive Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale. There, you’ll find sale items up to 65 percent off with promo code 30EXTRA. The code is valid through Nov. 27.
New Balance will also be hosting its own Black Friday Sale with 20 percent off all items and free shipping to boot. The Black Friday offers will be valid through Cyber Monday and some exclusions may apply.
If you’re looking to up your wardrobe game for traveling or traipsing around your hometown, make sure to pick out a few goodies from Shopbop’s massive Black Friday sale. The site is giving shoppers up to 75 percent off sale styles and up to 30 percent off full-price items with the code MORE17. The code will be valid from Nov. 21 to Nov. 27.
Get ready to travel in style and comfort by picking up a few cozy and athleisure-chic outfits from Sweaty Betty. The sportswear retailer will be offering 25 percent off all items in-store and online with the code BLACK25 from Friday through Monday.
Amazon Tech Devices
The Kindle is a perennial Black Friday favorite for a reason: It’s simply perfect for travelers on the go. Deals on Kindles are already live with the basic Kindle going for $49.99, marking a savings of 38 percent. Amazon is also offering up its Fire HD Tablet for just $99.99, or a 33 percent savings.
This Friday why not pick up something special for you as you shop for everyone else? Macy’s will be offering $70 off the Apple Watch Series 1, which is regularly priced between $249 and $279.
Make it your New Year’s resolution to up your content game and go all in for a drone. This Black Friday, Walmart will be running a special on Yuneec drones and taking $100 off its full price. This means shoppers can purchase one for just $199. The drone is capable of taking 4K video, meaning your next Instagram or YouTube video will be crystal clear for all your fans to see.