The Ultimate Roundup of Black Friday/Cyber Monday Travel Deals

by Jessica Montevago
The Ultimate Roundup of Black Friday/Cyber Monday Travel Deals

Here’s a summary of some of the hottest travel promotions being offered, including at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday — two of the most significant consumer purchasing days in the calendar year — are right around the corner. Here’s a summary of some of the hottest travel promotions being offered by hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and attractions.


Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia: From Nov. 23-27, Colonial Williamsburg is offering 40 percent off stays at the Williamsburg Inn, the Williamsburg Lodge, Colonial Houses, the Griffin Hotel, and the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites when booked online. Blackout dates apply.

Hotel El Ganzo, Los Cabos, Mexico: The boutique hotel is offering 35 percent off the best available rate, plus 30 percent off any spa treatment, for a minimum of three-night stays booked from Nov. 26-Dec. 3. The promotion is valid for travel through Dec. 20, 2018; and Jan. 5, 2019-Apr. 7, 2019.

Hotel El Ganzo

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Book four nights and receive a fifth night free, plus get 30 percent off any spa service when booking from Nov. 22-27, for travel through June 30, 2019. Blackout dates will apply.

Velas Resorts, Mexico: At the adults-only Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, get discounted suite rates starting at $232 per person per night for travel in 2018 and 2019. Up to $50 in spa credits, 25-minute massage, suite upgrade, $60 credit towards a private beach dinner and more are also offered over select dates. The family friendly Velas Vallarta has discounted suite rates, starting at $160 per person per night, as well as up to a $500 resort credit per room, early check-in or late check-out, and a private dinner for two. The Black Friday promotion also includes specials at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and Grand Velas Los Cabos.

Velas Vallarta

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, Aventura, Florida: From Nov. 20-26, bookings of two nights or more receive 40 percent off room rates. It is available for travel through Nov. 3, 2019, though blackout dates apply.

King Charles Inn, Charleston, North Carolina: For Cyber Monday, King Charles Inn will be offering a 35 percent off discount on stays through mid-February, and 25 percent off stays from mid-February throughout the rest of 2019.

Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Bahamas: Receive 60 percent off one-, two- and three-bedroom villas plus a resort credit for bookings made from Nov. 23-26, 2018. Guests must stay a minimum of four nights. Any bookings over six nights will receive an additional $50 resort credit. Blackout dates apply. 

Grand Isle Resort

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada: Instead of a discounted room rate, the Cosmopolitan is introducing a lavish package with a $500,000 price tag. The Excess Granted Package includes three nights for six guests in the Boulevard Penthouses, private jet service, dedicated 24-hour butler service, privately catered dining experiences, $50,000 shopping experience at Jason of Beverly Hills, and a private helicopter evening tour over the Las Vegas Strip.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Miami, Florida: The resort is extending its Cyber Monday deal throughout the week, beginning Nov. 19. Save 25 percent on all reservations of two nights or more for travel through November 2019. Plus, receive complimentary daily breakfast for two at Vida, an American Brasserie. The deal is available for all room categories. Savings end midnight on Nov. 26. Blackout dates apply.

JW Marriott Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee: The recently opened property is celebrating its first Cyber Monday with a “Grand Opening” package. Receive 40 percent off, complimentary WiFi in guestrooms, two cocktails at the Cumberland Bar, complimentary valet parking, and 15 percent off at Spa by JW.

The Don CeSar, St. Pete Beach, St. Pete Beach, Florida: Up to 40 percent off room rates for bookings made Nov. 26-30, 2018, for stays through May 31, 2019. Rate is per room/per night and is exclusive of taxes, gratuities and other charges. Blackout dates apply.

Don CeSar

Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Dominican Republic: The luxury resort is running a sale from Nov. 23-26, for 35 percent off guestrooms and up to 50 percent off villas for vacations through October 2019. A $100 resort credit will be added on all room stays of three nights or more, while villa bookings of five nights or longer earn a $500 resort credit.

The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia: On Cyber Monday, the property’s individual ski passes are available for only $99 (regularly $199). This is a one-day only sale for Cyber Monday.  Passes may be purchased by going to this link and clicking on “Buy Lift Tickets.”

Hodges Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua: Be one of the first to stay in the new resort, which opens Nov. 16. Save up to 60 percent off best available rates from Nov. 23-26. Valid for travel through Dec. 1, 2018 - Oct. 31, 2019. Blackout dates and minimum length of stay may apply.

Elegant Hotels, Barbados: Save 50-75 percent off best available rates at Elegant Hotels’ seven beachfront properties, including three all-inclusive resorts and four boutique hotels. Bookings must be made from Nov. 23-26, 2018, for travel through Oct. 31, 2019. Blackout dates may apply.

Atlantis, Bahamas: One surprise special deal will be revealed on the resort's website everyday from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, which range from air/hotel savings, resort credit, a complimentary night and more. 


Curtain Bluff, Antigua: Receive 20 percent off on minimum five-day stays from now until Aug. 17, 2019. Includes all meals, drinks, and activities, as well as complimentary VIP airport pickup. 

Miraval: At Miraval Arizona, guests get $825 in resort credit, per person based on a three-night stay to be used toward spa services, private sessions and activities, as well as $275 in resort credit, per person for each additional night, when booked by Dec. 4, 2018. Miraval Life in Balance Spa at Monarch Beach is offering 50 percent off overnight stays from Nov. 21, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2019.

Jackson Hole Lodge, Jackson Hole, Wyoming: 25 percent off nightly rates, plus free parking, free drinks and free WiFi when booked from Nov. 22-26, 2018 for travel through Dec. 30, 2019.

Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands: Get up to 50 percent off rates from $250 nightly (two-night minimum stay required) at the newly renovated resort for bookings made from Nov. 22-26 for travel between Dec. 21, 2018 to April 11, 2019.

Sailrock Resort, Turks and Caicos: The South Caicos resort's special offer, which requires a three-night minimum length of stay, provides complimentary daily breakfast per person in the Great House Restaurant and 50 percent off all suite categories. It also includes a round-trip island-hop flight between Providenciales and South Caicos on InterCaribbean Airways and ground transfers to and from the resort. Rates for the Sailrock Resort Black Friday/Cyber Monday offer start at $399 per night and apply to new bookings only. The booking window is from Nov. 21-26, for travel between Nov. 22, 2018 through Dec. 21, 2019. 

Bay Gardens Resorts, St. Lucia: Book through Nov. 26, for travel between Jan. 3 and May 14, 2019, and take advantage of up to 50 percent off accommodations and up to $300 in resort credits.The discounted room rates for two guests start at US$106 at Bay Gardens Marina Haven, $115 per night at Bay Gardens Inn, $124 at Bay Gardens Hotel, and $268 at Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa.


Cunard: From Nov. 20-28, new voyage bookings will receive free double upgrades so guests can sail in a Balcony stateroom for the price of an Inside stateroom. The deal also includes free drinks and free gratuities in Princess Grill or Queens Grill Suites. The promotions are available on select 2019 voyages, aboard all three ships including flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2, and sister ships Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.

European Waterways: 30 percent off on select six-night, all-inclusive hotel barge cruises in Europe for spring 2019. Cruises must be booked from Nov. 23-27 to be eligible for the promotion.

European Waterways

Windstar Cruises: $500 shipboard credit per stateroom when booking a premium suite, to use on shore excursions, spa treatments, specialty restaurants, alcohol and more.

Ecoventura, Galapagos Islands: Save 10 percent on fall 2019 sailings aboard the luxurious expedition ships MV Origin and MV Theory when booked by Dec. 31, 2018. The offer is valid for departures Sept. 1-Dec. 15, 2019, and includes free WiFi, airfare to the Galapagos (typically $450/person), upgrade to business-class seats, and one complimentary night at Hotel Del Parque in Guayaquil.

U by Uniworld: Receive up to 30 percent off plus a $100 shipboard credit per person on all 2019 voyages for bookings made on Cyber Monday. The offer is valid on U's newest itinerary Northern France at a Glance.

Emerald Waterways: Earn a Black Friday bonus of €150 onboard credit per stateroom or suite for 2019 European river cruises. Combine with flights to Europe from $295 and free premium drink package. 

Princess Cruises: Princess is offering two deals for Cyber Week; both run from Nov. 20 through Dec. 3. The cruise line is offering up to $900 off per stateroom on winter 2018 and spring 2019 sailings. It is then offering three free perks on all summer 2019 through spring 2020 sailings (stateroom location upgrade, free gratuities, and up to $800 in onboard spending per stateroom).

MSC Cruises: MSC is offering up to $600 in savings on Caribbean sailings—all balcony stateroom or above bookings on Caribbean sailings on MSC Seaside, MSC Divina, and MSC Meraviglia get $100 shipboard credt per stateroom and the Drinks on Us promotion. The offer runs from Nov. 21 through Nov. 27.

Guided Travel/Tours

European Bicycling and Walking Tours: $300 off select VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations throughout Europe, such as Croatia’s Dalmation Islands, northern Italy’s food farmland, the Loire Valley, Spain’s Basque Country, and the Duoro Valley in Portugal, among others.

South Africa Safaris: $300 off a South Africa safari to Cape Town and Kruger National Park in March 2019, led by an expert naturalist guide with exceptional boutique accommodations and luxury safari lodges.

Holiday Vacations: $500 savings per person on an 11-day “English Masterpiece” guided tour in April 2019, which explores Britain’s famous locales and thrilling historical sites including Hampton Court Palace, Highclere Castle, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Cornwall and more.

Air Canada Vacations: Get up to 40 percent off on all destinations for new bookings made between Nov. 19-22 for travel from Feb. 1 to April 30, 2019. Plus, travel agents have the opportunity to earn 50 percent commission on CareFlex and CareFree travel protection plans when added to their booking.

Friendly Planet Travel: Various savings on 70-plus tours to over 50 international destinations, including: “Highlights of Southern Africa” (savings of up to $600), “Ecuadorian Amazon Cruise Adventure (savings of up to $800), “Discover Israel” (savings of up to $600), and “Best of Portugal” (savings of up to $650). The sale starts at 12am EST on Monday, Nov. 26, and lasts through 11:59pm Tuesday, Nov. 27. All reservations must be made online.

Intrepid Travel: Adventure operator Intrepid Travel is offering 20 percent off more than 1,000 trips worldwide, including India's Golden Triangle; Essential Vietnam; and Cycle Tanzania. The booking window is Nov. 20-28, 2018 for travel from January 15 to Dec. 15, 2019.

Travel Impressions: Save clients up to $200 on all FIT flight and hotel packages of three nights or longer with a $1,500 minimum value booked using the promo code TIBFS through VAX. Valid on reservations made through VAX from Nov. 23–26, for travel between Dec. 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019. Clients will save $75 per booking on travel costing $1,500–$2,500; $125 per booking on reservations totaling $2,501–$4,000; and $200 per booking on vacation purchases of $4,001 or more.

National Parks

Cedar Creek Lodge at the gateway to Glacier National Park: 40 percent off room rates on select dates from November 2018 through April 2019.

Grand Canyon Railway: 50 percent off roundtrip train rides to the Grand Canyon and a hotel room at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams when booking the two-night “Cyber Getaway Package” over select dates between December 2018 and April 2019.

Grand Canyon South Rim: Up to 40 percent off lodging at Maswik Lodge North, Thunderbird Lodge, Kachina Lodge, El Tovar Hotel and Bright Angel Lodge between November 2018 and February 2019. The lodges are either in or within walking distance to the Historic District and the rim of the Grand Canyon, which includes Lookout Studio and Hopi House.

The Grand Hotel: 30 percent off daily rates at the AAA 3-Diamond hotel near the Grand Canyon (just one mile from the South Rim entrance) on select dates between December 2018 and March 2019.

The Oasis at Death Valley: 33 percent off at the historic 4-Diamond Inn at Death Valley and the newly revitalized Ranch at Death Valley on overnight stays between December 2018 and February 2019.

Yellowstone: 30 percent off room rates at Old Faithful Snow Lodge on select dates in April and May 2019 (premium lodge rooms), and at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel on select dates in May 2019 (superior and premium rooms).

Zion National Park: 30 percent off overnight stays at the Zion National Park Lodge on select dates between December 2018 and February 2019.

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