Black Friday is nearly upon us and if you’re looking for cheap holidays then it can be the perfect time to snap up a bargain.
Whether you’re after holiday packages to Europe, long-haul breaks, cruise holidays or cheap flights, every year some of the biggest travel firms go all out with plenty of deals and offers.
The sheer volume of holiday deals can be a little overwhelming so we’ve tried to make it that little bit easier by picking out the best ones that have been revealed so far.
We’ve also got some handy insider tips on how to find the best bargains amidst all of the frenzy!
We’ll be regularly updating this page as more tempting deals and discounts come in both in the lead-up to the shopping extravaganza, as well as what’s unveiled on Black Friday itself.
Check out our top picks below…
- Where to find cheap holiday packages
- Best UK holiday deals
- Best hotel deals
- Where to find cheap flights
Where to find cheap holiday packages
TUI and First Choice
TUI, First Choice and Marella Cruises are all launching seven days of deals in the lead-up to Black Friday, with the first discounts launching at midnight on Monday 19th November.
They’ve not revealed much about the discounts themselves but they have hinted these will span winter sun breaks, summer beach holidays and cruise holidays.
Plus if you book a Black Friday deal, you’ll be entered into a free competition where you could win the cost of your trip back!
USA holidays from £529.60
TrekAmerica is offering up to 30% savings on selected winter tours booked between the 21st-26th November. That includes the likes of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the Grand Canyon at sunset, Disneyland at Christmas, and even hiking through Hawaii’s tropical rainforest!
Best UK holiday deals
Cofton Holidays is offering discounts of up to 40% off cottages, apartments and holiday homes in South Devon for 3-14 night stays, between the 4th January to the 1st March, with prices from £208.
You’ll need to enter the code Black40 at checkout – the deals are available now but expire on Friday 30th November.
The holiday cottage rental website has launched a host of tempting deals which are available to book now until Monday 26th November. Highlights include:
- An extra 20% off selected breaks between the 20th December 2018 and 3rd January 2019.
- Three- and four-night breaks for under £250 for February half term (14th-20th February).
- Up to £125 off luxury breaks between the 3rd March to 4th April.
- Up to £100 on Easter breaks between the 4th-24th April.
You can also make use of their limited-time deposit of £25 for bookings made between 13th November and 10th December 2018, valid on breaks from 22nd March to 31st December 2019.
Best hotel deals
easyHotel rooms for £9.99 a night: The brand is slashing prices on 10,000 rooms in its Europe hotels, with prices from as little as £9.99 per night. The deal is valid for stays from the 3rd December until the 6th May 2019, on bookings made between the the 23rd-26th November.
25% off Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm: The city’s iconic luxury resort is offering up to 25% off stays booked between the 23rd November through to the 2nd December. There are additional discounts and pre-sale offers available to members.
Where to find cheap flights
Return flights to LA from £175pp: Air New Zealand is offering 100 return fares from London Heathrow to Los Angeles from £175pp, for select dates in February and March 2019. The offer will run from 10am on 23rd November.
You can also find more deals and discounts on our dedicated Cheap Flights page.
Insider tips for finding the best bargains
Expedia’s Daniel Reed, Vice President of Merchandising has shared his top tips for finding the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains…
1. Plan ahead
Coupons are first-come, first-serve, limited quantity and will start at 9am. So be sure to choose the flights, hotels, packages and put them on your Expedia “My List” in advance.
While not all hotels/flights are in the sale, we recommend choosing a handful of options rather than just one, to be sure you have one hotel with a deal.
2. Be flexible
During the planning stage, look at both major cities as well as smaller cities nearby. Often areas just outside a major city have lower prices since demand may not be as high.
Choose alternative neighbourhoods when searching for hotels. Hotels in business districts in cities such as London, Tokyo or Paris often offer fantastic prices over the weekends so do your research and make sure you have a variety of areas covered in your options.
3. Book ahead and save!
While many people like to use our deals to take those last-minute trips, January and February are among the cheapest times to travel all year long. In analysing our 2017 data, we saw some of the lowest airfares and hotel rates for most major European cities fall in January and February as well as, Jamaica, Los Angeles, Montego Bay, Montreal, San Francisco, Toronto, and Riviera Maya.
4. Use the Expedia app
Download the Expedia app and shop as an Expedia Rewards member (joining is free).
This year we’re offering an extra 75% off hotel coupon redeemable on the mobile app and members will unlock access to the “members only” experience and get double Expedia Rewards on all app bookings.