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2017 Black Friday-Cyber Monday Travel Deals


Besides gearing up for your Thanksgiving meal, get your laptop ready for browsing and buying the 2017 Black Friday-Cyber Monday travel deals. Here are some ones to consider.

Expedia‘s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale officially kicks off on November 24, with new deals on hotels, flights, cruises, rental cars and packages, beginning at 9 a.m. PST. Cyber Monday sales kick off at 9 a.m. PST and will refresh hourly until 3 p.m. PST. Deals booked on Black Friday have a travel window of November 24, 2017March 31, 2018 and Cyber Monday deals have a travel window from November 27, 2017March 31, 2018.

Gate 1 Travel‘s Black Friday sale takes place November 22-24, with discounts applied to all Gate 1 Travel, Discovery Tours and Signature Collection packages. Apply these romo codes:

  • Spend $500 or more and receive $50 off with the promo code BLKFRY50
  • Spend $1,000 or more and receive $100 off with the promo code BLKFRY100
  • Spend $2,000 or more and receive $250 off with the promo code BLKFRY250
  • Spend $4,000 or more and receive $500 off with the promo code BLKFRY500
  • Spend $10,000 or more and receive $1,000 off with the promo code BLKFRY1000
  • Spend $20,000 or more and receive $2,500 off with the promo code BLKFRY2500

Customers can book online through Gate1Travel’s website on November 23 or calling 1-800-682-3333 between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST on November 22 and 24.

Friendly Planet Travel is offering Cyber Monday savings of up to $1,400 off per person on 68 tours to over 40 international destinations. Packages include airfare, accommodations, most meals, transfers, English-speaking guides, and more. The sale starts at 12am ET Monday, November 27 and lasts through Tuesday, November 28.
On Cyber Monday, Contiki is offering savings of up to 30 percent off of select trips and to score $150 off all worldwide flights spanning from across six continents for travel booked by December 4. The tour company caters to travelers ages 18-35.
Trafalgar is offering discounted tours on sale from Black Friday through Cyber Monday,  with $750 off per couple on select bookings for over 20 trips – including the European Highlights, Best of Switzerland and Treasures of Thailand with the Golden Triangle.

G Adventures‘ four-day, online sale between Black Friday and Cyber Monday will feature more than 200 trips on six continents, with deals of up to 30 percent off of regular tour prices.

Southwest Vacations, of the Southwest Airlines, has a Cyber Week sale during Black Friday and Cyber Week with promo codes and daily deals. Book a flight + hotel package to any destination and save up to $250 when you use one of the promo codes below at the time of booking. They involve:

  • Save $125 on U.S. destinations with promo code SAVE125.*
  • Save $250 on international destinations with promo code SAVE250.**

Book now through December 4, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. CT, with travel now through August 6, 2018. One-day advance purchase is required. Restrictions and exclusions may apply.


Intrepid Travel’s $1 Deposit Promotion

Intrepid - $1 ChallengeRecently I got a press pitch from reps for Intrepid Travel and thought it would be good for sharing. Now until February 28, 2015, Intrepid is holding a $1 deposit promotion to inspire people to consider booking a spot on certain adventure tour packages. The company caters mostly to independent travelers with different itineraries and excursions.

Intrepid’s promotion is being marketed as giving an opportunity for travelers to take on a new personal challenge for 2015: doing things outside of your comfort zone. And it’s for remote places that probably are on an adventurer’s Bucket List (or must-do list if you hate that term). According to their website, a sheer buck holds a spot on new bookings for select tours. They are for Polar Trips, Gorilla Treks, Inca Trail trips, and Peru trips operated by a local partner company called Dragoman.

I followed up with Intrepid’s PR reps to see if the promotion had any other limitations or requirements. Nope, I was told. The response: Normal booking conditions still apply.  Those booking a trip will pay the $1 deposit and have the option to (1) pay the trip cost in full or (2) pay later, with final payment due 56 days prior to travel.

Editor’s Note: I was neither paid nor solicited by Intrepid Travel to write this post.