Book your next holiday, stat
Until Monday, Pierre et Vacances are offering an extra 10% off December and January holidays, which are already reduced by up to 40% off. For example, you can go skiing in the Alps for €337 instead of €672.
If the end of year rush is really getting to you and you need to get out, we’ve got you covered. Pierre et Vacances is offering up to 20% off on ski holidays, plus if you book in specifically for the period between December-January then you’ll get an extra 10% if you input the code OFFERW18PV at checkout. Better get your snow gear together…
If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, there’s still time to book one in. Pierre et Vacances are offering up to £440 off their winter season, everywhere from serene Swiss chalets to true blue ski resorts for hardcore winter sports fans. The deal extends slightly after Black Friday (woohoo!) so you’ll be able to book until the 30th November.
Alright, so we have a slight admission to make – we’re not sure what the exact deals for Priceline are going to be until the day they arrive, but there’s big things in store. (If you’ve been dreaming of that Las Vegas getaway, now’s the time.) Unfortunately, you’ll have to sign up to their email database to get the skinny so head on over to their site to toss your name in the pot.
This deal seems almost too good to be true, but we promise it’s legit. Thomson Cook are offering nearly half off their holiday package to Aonang Buri Resort which includes flights from London Gatwick and a two week stay, meaning they’ve dropped prices from £1090 to just £578. GO GO GO.
Looking for a place to stay on a weekend getaway? ibis has just announced their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal and it’s a doozy. Between November 24-27, you’ll be able to book in for a stay at 86 of their hotels across the UK for the period between 8 December 2017 to 11 March 2018. You’ll be able to get up to 30% off (including breakfast) at the ibis Hotels and ibis Styles offerings, while their ibis Budget hotels will be up to 20% (excluding breakfast).
Craving some winter sun? A trip to Madeira will only put you back £280 per person for a week, including a stay at Monte Carlo Hotel and economy class tickets on British Airways.
Ever dreamed of exploring the glittering Grand Palace in Bangkok or diving into the crystal waters at Phi Phi Island? Now’s your chance. Flight Centre is offering a two week package where you’ll go from Bangkok to Chiang Mai to Phuket, during which you’ll also be taken on numerous tours and housed in 4* hotels.
When is Black Friday 2017?
Black Friday 2017 falls on the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (which is the fourth Thursday of November). Here in the UK, Black Friday 2017 will fall on 24th November (which is a Friday) so you still have time to bookmark the shops you want to visit and pick out the deals you’re going to go after.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is a day when shoppers can take advantage of *huge* discounts from various retailers. We’re talking loads of £££ off anything from clothing to electricals and yes, even travel. Think flash flight sales, discounted hotels and more.
Black Friday Holiday Deals
If ever there was an excuse to take a holiday, this would be it. There’s a number of travel companies offering rock bottom prices this Black Friday, whether you’re planning that American Route 66 road trip of your dreams next summer or escaping off to Thailand for some winter sun. Don’t let your annual leave days go to waste either – we’ve had our eye on Pierre et Vacances’ snowy Chrsitmas deals where you’ll be able to escape the awkward office parties in exchange for some ski slopes and fondue in Switzerland.
Holiday packages, return flights and even staycation deals are all on the table here, but you’ll have to snap them up quick as with savings of over £400 in some cases – these are going to go quick.
How to book a holiday
There are plenty of online holiday booking hacks that will save you plenty of money. For example, book your stay in the off-season, which is outside of the June-August summer holiday. If you’re going somewhere like Greece, book it in May or September. Temperatures are still hot and it’ll be less busy, plus you can typically save 1/3 of the cost.
How to find cheap flights
Finding cheap flights can be a bit tricky as airlines and booking sites typically install cookies on your browsers to see what you’re looking for, meaning that they can then increase the price of what you’re looking at. To avoid this, turn on private browsing before you begin your search.
It might seem obvious, but getting your flight at anti-social hours, ie super early or late, might mean you save a few £££ too.
Do sign up to air mile programmes too (like BA and Virgin). It’s free and means you accrue advantages every time you book a flight, which you can then use for discounted flights, priority boarding etc.
What to save on when planning a holiday
You need to prioritise where you’d like to scrimp and where you’d like to splurge. For example, if you’re not fussed on accommodation but love your food, book cheaper hotels so you have more budget left for nice restaurants. If you’re flying short haul, then perhaps spending a fortune on flights isn’t the most reasonable option, but it’s worth going for comfort if you’re flying long haul. While business class is a fair bit heftier, you can sometimes upgrade to premium economy for a fraction of the cost. For more tips on how to save money for holidays, read our guide.
Where to go on holiday in 2017 and 2018
Not sure where to go on holiday this year or next? If you follow our holiday destinations guide, you’ll get plenty of inspiration. Most people like to follow the sun all year round, and in that case, if you’re booking a holiday at the beginning of the year, Ethopia, Dominica and South Africa are great choices. For a summer holiday, try Canada, Finland, America and Italy, and for the latter part of the year, Nepal, Oman and Columbia are at their most beautiful.
How to find the best Black Friday holiday deals
As with anything, it’s best to start your research early. Just because it’s Black Friday doesn’t mean it’s necessarily cheaper, so look up your ideal holiday now, take a note of the prices, and then see if you can get it cheaper for Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Sign up to booking agencies’ and flight companies’ newsletters or follow them on social media as you’ll then be the first to be notified of any promotions.
Black Friday Holiday Deals
Whether you’re travelling in the UK, to Europe or further afield, there are plenty of travel agencies like Thomson, Thomas Cook and Eurocamp offering discounts on their package holidays, while flight companies like Norwegian Air and Emirates also slash their prices.
Last Black Friday, Virgin Trains had 200,000 tickets at a reduced price up for grabs, with standard tickets from as little as £5.
Eurostar is reportedly suffering post-Brexit, so it might well have some great offers for Black Friday and Cyber Monday to entice people to Paris. Last year, British Airways Holidays and G Adventures offered £100 off all bookings.
The likes of Lastminute, Travelodge, Thomson Cruises and First Choice are likely to offer discounts codes and selected promotions on their sites too.
Find our edit of the best Black Friday holiday deals below.