Don't miss these Black Friday & Cyber Monday travel sales

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It's official: holiday shopping season is here! Before the last of your leftovers are gone, a virtual catalogue of sales, deals, and bargains - most of them high on the is-this-for-real-I-can't-believe-it scale - will be live online and ripe for taking. Here's a sampling of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals on a range of hotels, resorts, airlines, and travel packages. So go ahead - check it out. If nothing else, it's a great way to shift the conversation away from politics. 


• Blue Diamond Resorts has all kind of of Black Friday specials on its line of hotels. First up: the ultra-luxe all-inclusive Royalton Punta Cana is offering 60% off rates, starting at $131 per person. Hideaway Royalton Riviera Cancun has rates starting at $163, which is more than half-off standard rates. Chic: Punta Cana, a super-stylish destination that has all the glam and excitement of a Vegas getaway, is clocking in at $143 per person with its 58% off sale. And Memories Varadero in Cuba, which is as suitable for a laid-back family vacation as it is for an indulgent romantic getaway, has $55 per person rates, which is 45% off regular prices.  

• Stately and ornate, the Kimberly Hotel, just a few blocks from Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, has an offer that gets you a posh Manhattan vacation between Jan. 2 and Feb. 28, 2017. Book between now and Nov. 25, you get 25% off the best available rates. Rooms are based on availability. (Blackout dates Feb. 16 through 21, 2017.)

• Warwick Hotels and Resorts is offering up to 50% off of best available rates beginning Nov. 23 through midnight Cyber Monday. This deal is good on travel between Thanksgiving day and March 31, 2017. No promo code required when you book directly on their site. Lots of marquee cities are yours for the choosing: Warwick New York starts at $149/night, Warwick Brussels is available for 99 euros/night (appx. $105). Check out deals in the new Paradise Island Bahamas outpost as well as locations in Denver, San Francisco, Seattle, Allertown-Chicago and lots more. Overseas offerings include Geneva, Lyon, Paris, and beyond. 

• Dubai Tourism is rolling out the red carpet in a big way with its 7 Day Essential Dubai deal, available now through Cyber Monday. Starting at a mind-blowing $1,179, package includes roundtrip flights between New York and Dubai (though other departure cities are available; check link), airline taxes and fuel surcharges, five nights Dubai, hotel porterage, Dubai tourism fee, daily breakfast, and services of English-speaking guides during optional tours. We can’t see any reason why not to pounce on this one. 


• If the Barrier Islands are on your radar, you should jump at the offerings at Wild Dunes Resorts on the Isle of Palms, only 30 minutes from downtown Charleston. Guests can get 30% off nightly rates, which start at $99. It’s good for stays from Nov. 25, 2016 through March 30, 2017 on a variety of accommodations, from AAA Four Diamond-rated Boardwalk Inn & Village as well as vacation homes and condo rentals. Guests also get radical savings on a range of additional activities and perks, like a Swedish message from $59 for 25 minutes to a round of golf on the Harbor Course for $42/round. The offer is available across a variety of accommodation types, including the AAA Four Diamond rated Boardwalk Inn and Village at Wild Dunes guestrooms and suites plus vacation homes and condo rentals.  

• From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, IBEROSTAR Hotels and Resorts has a sale of up to 32% off reservations at properties in Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and Mexico. It’s good for travel from this weekend through April 30, 2017. Reservations based on availability.

• is launching two days of jaw-dropping coupons and deals, including coupon savings for Las Vegas, New York, Punta Cana, Cancun/Riviera Maya, Paris, and plenty more. New deals on hotels, flights, cruises, rental, cars and packages will be introduced beginning at 9 a.m. PST. The Cyber  Monday sales kick off at 9a.m. PST. The iconic travel site will offer new hotel coupons every hour until 3 p.m. PST. Deals booked on Black Friday must be used for travel between November 25, 2016 and March 31, 2017; Cyber Monday deals must be used for travel between November 28, 2016 and March 31, 2017. Book on the app and find additional discounts that can add up to 90% off hotels on Cyber Monday. 

Attention snow bunnies and adrenalin junkies: Aspen Snowmass in Colorado has a remarkable flash sale starting on Black Friday and running  through Nov. 29: Buy three days of lift tickets and get a fourth for free, plus exclusive deals on lessons, lodgings, and rentals. But wait—there’s more! You’ll also get $100 credit for each air ticket purchased on American, United, or Delta for flights into Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) for arrivals between Jan. 1 and April 2, 2017.

• From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, Liberty Travel is doubling down: in addition to its offering of up to 65% off rates on more than 100 hotels and resorts throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Hawaii and beyond, the company is shelling out cash gift cards for you to spend as you choose. When you book a vacation valued at $3000 or more, you get a $200 gift card valid on trips through June 30 2017. Spend $2000 to $2999 and get a $150 gift card. Travel valued at $1000 and more earn a $100 gift card. Book here.

• From Nov. 26 through 28, Brittain Resorts and Hotels in Myrtle Beach is throwing the doors wide open on their summer travel opportunities, offering up to 50% off summer peak season rates at their stellar, kid-friendly oceanfront properties.   

• Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is working to make sure you max out your weekends this winter. When you book from Nov. 25 through Nov. 28, use the promo code 444 for their "Case of the Fridays--REVEL" package, with rates starting at $125/night and including a $50 daily resort credit and signature cocktails on arrival. Use the promo code 16C for the "Case of the Mondays—UNPLUG” package, with rates starting at $125/night and including a $50 daily resort credit. Plus guests get access to Renaissance Private Island and discounts on treatments at the hotel’s Okeanos Spa. Good for stays from Dec. 1, 2016 through April 16, 2017. (Not valid Feb. 3-4, 2017 and May 25-28, 2017)  

 Intrepid Travel, a clearing house of about 1,000 small group, off-the-beaten-path  adventure tours in 100 countries, is offering 15% off all trips when you book Nov. 25 through 28. Whether you’ve thought about a cycling adventure or cooking classes in a distant land or visiting World Animal Protection-approved elephant sanctuaries, now’s the time to pounce. It’s good on travel between Jan. 15 and June 30, 2017. Short breaks, expeditions, sell-ins, and polar journeys excluded.  

• Feeling bling-y? Zizoo, which specializes in renting luxury boats, is offering a huge deal on rentals of classic sailing yachts and luxury catamarans in destinations like Croatia, Thailand, Spain, and dozens more. There are over 8,000 vessels in its global inventory. Save 35% when you book through on Thanksgiving day and 45% on Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Skipper optional. 

• Far from the maddening crowd of Los Angeles sits Terranea Resort, a 102-acre resort on a Pacific peninsula. On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, save up to 40% when you purchase a voucher online for the luxe Ocean View Room ($395) or the ultra-deluxe Ocean View Suite ($750). Prices include tax, resort fee, and parking. Vouchers are good for use throughout 2017. Some blackout dates may apply. 

• From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, Atlantis, Paradise Island, in the Bahamas, is offering up to 55% off family rates for travel through September 30, 2017 at this wonder-of-the-world-style destination with casinos, a teen club and celebrity-chef restaurnts. Book this weekend and you’ll also receive a $450 resort credit.  All stays include access to the open-air Aquaventure Water Park and kids 11 and under eat free with purchase of adult meal plan. 

• MSC Divina, which sails year-round from Miami to the Caribbean, is offering up to 50% off brochure rates from Nov. 23 through Nov. 30, which means prices as low as $399. The deal is valid on 7-night sails with enticing itineraries like the expedition that leaves Miami on April 1 and stops in Nassau, Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten. And to sweeten the deal, they’re offering up to $350 in extra perks, like shipboard credit, drink packages and Wifi.

• is taking a buy-one-get-some approach for its holiday sale. On Nov. 25, use the promo code BLACKFRI30 for a $30 Getaway Gift Card with a purchase of $100 gift card. The code BLACKFRI100 scores you a $100 Getaway Gift Card with a gift card purchase of $300 or more. Use code CYBERWKND30 and CYBERWKND100, respectively, to cash in on those deals over the weekend and CYBERMON30 ad CYBERMON100, respectively, for purchases made on Nov. 28. There’s no expiration dates on the cards or blackout dates.

• Caribbean? Been there, done that. Greek Islands? So 2016. Portugal’s Azores Islands is the new island frontier. At least that’s what Lonely Planet and a number of other travel authorities predict for 2017. This Cyber Monday, you can nab a vacation package of your choice, including airfare, lodging, and activities, for $599. So whether you’re a thrill-seeking, beach-goer or soul-searcher, start brushing up on your Portuguese.

 RLHC which includes the Red Lion Hotel brand, is currently offering 30% off hotel stays through Dec. 30, including bookings at Hotel RL, the company’s more premium hotels that feature live music and artisanal food and drink offerings. Then on Cyber Monday, members of HelloRewards, RLHC’s loyalty rewards program, can get 40% off a stay.

• With the 50%-off Cyber Week deal at the Redbury, a super-hip new boutique hotel located just a short walk from the Empire State Building and Herald Square, you can plan a stylish Manhattan getaway and have plenty of cash left to spend on food, drinks, and shopping. (Just save a few dollars for the bites from Danny Meyer’s Marta that are on offer at the hotel.) The sale runs from Black Friday through Dec. 2 and is good for travel now through March 31. Rates start at $159/night for a two-night-minimum stay. 

• If you hear the beach beckoning, has your ticket. From Nov. 25 through 28, use the promo code BFCM100 for $100 off all packages for a minimum of five nights through Dec. 23, 2017. Use the promo code BFCM150 for $150 off all minimum-7-night packages. 

• How does a spa vacation at a tranquil Mediterranean-style resort at the base of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona strike you? Yeah, we thought so. From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, you can get 25% off best available rates at the ultra-luxe Royal Palms Hotel, with rooms starting at $209/night. IT’s good for stays before December 2017. Use promo code GPGEN


• Hold onto something steady for this one: for 24 hours on Cyber Monday (PST) Fiji Airways is offering up to 50% off roundtrip flights to Nadi, Fiji. Prices start at $689 from Honolulu and from $789 from Los Angeles and San Francisco. These rates are good on travel from Dec. 1 through Dec. 9 and from Jan. 23 through March 31 for travel from LAX; from Dec. 1 through Dec. 9 and from Jan. 15 through Jan. 29, 2017 from SFO; from Dec. 1 through March 31, 2017 from HNL.  

Starting at 12AM EST on Cyber Monday, Friendly Planet Travel, a global tour operator with offerings in more than 40 countries, is offering the chance to save up to $1100 per person on its international group tour packages, which include all airfare, first-class accommodations, many meals, guides, and more. The sale lasts 48 hours. View the huge variety of tours and deals at Friendly Planet Travel’s site.

 Book a hotel on Cyber Monday through Last Minute Travel and receive $100 off any booking of $400 or more. Also, in the spirit of encouraging quality time with family and friends, when you post your Thanksgiving photos and videos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and tag #ThankfulWithLMT, you’ll score a Last Minute Travel Club Membership, a $50 value.  

• On Cyber Monday, Field Guide, a charming and luxe 30-room Lark Hotel property set amid the mountains of Stowe, Vermont, is offering 25% off stays from March 1 through July 31, 2017 with promo code CYBER. Each stay includes fun little bonuses, like a free beer for each guest and appetizer to share at Picnic Social, the hotel’s cozy restaurant. No blackout dates apply.

• Wyndham is getting in on the holiday spirit, too. Starting Nov. 25, you can save 25% or more off minimum-two-night stays through March 31 at Wyndham Garden hotels in American cities like NYC, New Orleans and more. Then on On Cyber Monday, book Wyndham Grand and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts in select cities, like Charleston, Orlando, San Diego, and Boston, for up to 40% off on stays through March 31, 2017.

• From Nov. 26 through 28, Brittain Resorts and Hotels in Myrtle Beach is throwing the doors wide open on their summer travel opportunities, offering up to 50% off summer peak season rates at their stellar, kid-friendly oceanfront properties.

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