Black Friday is officially upon us – and it is exciting!
Comparable to Boxing Day sales, the American tradition has made its way across the Atlantic and has now infiltrated our shores.
But it’s not just TV sets and toys you can get bargain deals on, there are some brilliant travel deals to be had too.
To help you make sense of all them all, we’ve compiled an edit of the very best, so all you need do is click and buy…
1. Fly to LA with Air New Zealand for just £175 return
Air New Zealand are releasing 100 return flights from London to LA for just £175 return. Whether you use it to visit the City of Angels, or else as a cheaper way to get to Australia or New Zealand, this is a great price for a premium airline.
The flights go on sale at 10am on Friday November 23 and are expected to sell out within minutes. But there will also be a number of other great deals available across Air New Zealand’s website over the weekend (from Black Friday to Cyber Monday on November 2), so keep an eye out for those too, including return flights to New Zealand for £799.
You can book these cheap flights here: airnewzealand.co.uk
2. Discounted flights to Mexico, New York and Majorca with Thomas Cook Airlines
Thomas Cook Airlines are releasing a number of discounted journeys on Black Friday, with return flights to New York City from £349.99 and return flights from Manchester to Cancun for £439.99.
You can find all of Thomas Cook Airlines deals here: thomascookairlines.com
3. Ryainair are running 8 days of ‘cyber’ deals
Ryanair are known for their crazily good deals on flights across Europe, and this year, they are going big for Black Friday. They have launched a Cyber Week sale that lasts for eight days, starting on November 19 and ending on Monday November 26 – Cyber Monday.
Today, the second day, they are offering £5 flights to Europe, plus a 10 per cent discount on all check-in bags this entire week. Check the Ryanair website each day to see what the newest deal is.
For more information and to book, visit: ryanair.com
4. easyJet are offering £50 off city breaks and £100 off ski holidays
Book one of the 16 selected city breaks between November 20 and 28 for travel until September 1 2019, and save up to £50 off the total cost of your trip.
Alternatively, if you book a ski holiday departing between December 15 2018 and March 30 2019 you can save up to £100 per booking.
For more information, visit: easyjet.com/en/holidays
5. Norwegian are offering 30 percent off European flights and 15 per cent off long-haul flights
Over the Black Friday weekend, Norwegian will offer a 30 per cent discount on the net fare of all flights from London, Manchester and Edinburgh to European destinations, and a 15 per cent discount off the net fare on all long-haul flights from London Gatwick in economy and Premium, to the Americas and Asia.
You will be able to book these flights between 00:01 GMT Friday November 23 and 23:59 on Monday November 26. Flexible fares are excluded and the travel period is between December 3 2018 to March 31 2019 with a blackout period between December 17 and January 6.
To book these incredible deals, the campaign code is EVERYROUTE18. Visit norwegian.com
6. You can fly to Bangkok for £449 return with Emirates
Emirates have just launched a massive Black Friday sale with long-haul flights departing from across the UK on sale until November 28. From London’s Gatwick Airport, you can fly to Dubai for £429 return, the Maldives for £699 return and Zanzibar for £619 return. They are also offering discounted flights from London’s Heathrow and Stansted airports, along with Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
To discover all the deals, visit emirates.com/
7. Cathay Pacific are offering return flights to Hong Kong, China, Thailand and Australia from just £459
Book a long-haul flight to selected destinations on Cathay Pacific between now and November 30 and be prepared to save some serious cash. Return flights to Hong Kong start at just £459 return, while flights to Japan start at £679 return and you can fly to New Zealand from £739 return.
For all the deals and to book, visit cathaypacific.com/
8. Book two business class seats on a British Airways flight for £2,018
British Airways are offering a number of deals this Black Friday, with city breaks from £99 per person, £300 off travel to the Caribbean and huge discounts on business class fares. Their stand-out offer is you can book two business class fares for £2,018 to one of 25 destinations, including Shanghai, Miami and Jamaica.
For all the deals and to book, visit britishairways.com/
Hotels & properties
1. Save up to 75 per cent on hotels worldwide with Hotels.com
This Black Friday, Hotels.com have thousands of discounts available on everything from country manors in the UK to pool-side private villas in Thailand. Some highlights include 75 per cent off the Mane Boutique Hotel & Spa in Siem Reap, Cambodia and 50 per cent off the Riad Melhoun & Spa in Marrakesh, Morocco.
You can find the complete list of Hotels.com deals here: uk.hotels.com
2. Book one night at Kinloch Lodge in the Isle of Skye and get the second night free
The Isle of Skye is one of the dreamiest places in the highlands – and Kinloch Lodge is the ultimate place to stay whilst you’re there. On the edge of the loch, nestled in a quaint hillside, Kinloch Lodge are offering a Black Friday deal that delivers an idyllic weekend away for the price of one night’s stay.
Book a one-night DB&B stay at Skye’s Kinloch Lodge between now and the end of January 2019 (excluding Christmas and New Year) and get a second night’s accommodation and breakfast free – just paying for dinner (£80pp) on the second night. The average room starts at £140 per person, so this is a fantastic offer, plus the five-course menu changes each night, making for a luxe getaway.
To qualify for this offer, you must dine at Kinloch both nights and bookings must be made on or before Black Friday, by quoting BlackKinloch. Visit: kinloch-lodge.co.uk
You can read our review of Kinloch Lodge here .
3. Get a free room at Malmaison or Hotel du Vin in January
When you buy a £75 gift card for Chez Mal or Bistro du Vin over the Black Friday weekend, you can get a free overnight stay at any of the Malmaison or Hotel du Vin hotels across the UK on any Sunday in January.
For more information, contact hotelduvin.com or malmaison.com
4. Get £100 off a seven-night Easter break with cottages.com
Choose from one of the thousands of properties on cottages.com for a week-long Easter break between April 4 and 24 next year.
For more information and further offers, visit: cottages.com
5. Save 40 per cent off stays at the picturesque Battel Hall, Leeds Castle in Kent
Just an hour away from London, Battel Hall on the grounds of Leeds Castle in Kent can sleep up to 14 people and is currently offering 40 per cent off – perfect for a group getaway.
To find out more information, visit: battelhall.leeds-castle.com
6. Save 20 per cent on every Artist Residence hotel in the UK
Artist Residence boast some of the finest boutique hotels in the country, and this Black Friday, they are offering 20 per cent off stays at all of their hotels in London, Penzance, Brighton, Bristol and Oxfordshire (excluding stays over bank holiday weekends).
The offer is available from November 23 to 30 and is valid when you enter #BLACK18 on check out.
To book, visit: artistresidence.co.uk
7. Ibis, Novotel and Mercure Hotels are offering three nights for the price of two
Guests at these three hotels will receive their third night’s stay free of charge when booking for three nights between now and November 26 2018 for stays from now until February 28 2019.
To book this deal, visit: accorhotels.com
8. Hilton hotels are offering 25 per cent off hotel rooms
Renowned hotel chain Hilton are offering 25 per cent off hotel bookings across 400 properties in Europe, the Middle East and Africa this Black Friday.
To find out more and book, visit: hiltonhonors3.hilton.com
9. Pulitzer Amsterdam is offering 25 per cent off two-night hotel stays
Set within 25 interlinked 17th and 18th century canal houses, Pulitzer Amsterdam is offering 25 per cent off nightly rates for guests travelling between January 1 and February 28 2019.
This deal also includes daily breakfast at Jansz., and one complimentary cocktail per person at Pulitzer’s Bar. The offer is only available from Cyber Monday to December 1 2018 and entails a minimum of two nights. Make sure to use the booking code CYBERMON.
To book, visit: pulitzeramsterdam.com
10. Expedia are offering a number of deals on flights, hotels and packages
While Expedia have yet to announce their flight deals, they are offering a 75 per cent discount on hotels via a coupon on their app. To redeem this deal, download the Expedia App before November 23 2018, which you can find here: expedia.co.uk/app.
Then, at 9am on Black Friday, visit Expedia’s Black Friday deals page here to get your coupon to use on the app.
Package deals have also been massively discounted and you can find them on the Black Friday deals page also.
For more information, visit: expedia.co.uk
11. Book three nights and get the third free at a luxury boutique hotel in Cornwall
Located just a stone’s throw from the harbour of Penzance, Chapel House PZ is a beautiful Georgian townhouse which has been transformed into an elegant boutique hotel, blending Georgian style and architecture with contemporary style to create a light, airy and welcoming hotel moments from the sea. This Black Friday, they are offering three nights for the price of two – the perfect long weekend escape.
To book call 07810020617 or 01736362024.
12. Shieldaig Lodge in the Scottish Highlands are offering up to 30 per cent off getaways
Shieldaig Lodge is a former Victorian Hunting Lodge nestled up in the Scottish Highlands, overlooking the sea at Gairloch and makes for an ideal all-year-round retreat. This Black Friday they are offering 30 per cent off their One Night Dining stay, 25 per cent off their Whisky Whiskaway and 25 per cent off the Blend Your Own Whiskey Experience.
To book, visit shieldaiglodge.com/
13. Wildbrook Grange near Bath are offering up to 48 per cent off stays over winter
A quintessential country escape, just outside of Bradford on Avon, Wildbrook Grance is offering three Black Friday deals including a Luxury DBB, a Gintastic Sleepover and a Prosecco Afternoon Tea for Two.
To book, visit widbrookgrange.co.uk/
14. Book rooms from just £40 with The Cairn Collection hotels
Between November 23 and 26 you will be able to book rooms at The Cairn Collection’s UK hotels from just £40 per night for stays between December 22, 2018 and January 31, 2019.
For more information and to book, visit thecairncollection.co.uk/
1. Save £520 on all-inclusive holidays with Club Med
Book an all-inclusive Club Med holiday for travel between November 25 2018 and April 25 2019 and save up to £520. This offer is valid for travel to 17 ski resorts including the Les Arcs Panorama in the French Alps and 29 sun resorts including Punta Cana in the Caribbean.
You can find and book all the deals here: clubmed.co.uk
2. Turquoise Holidays are offering 50 per cent off to Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives
Visit luxury hotel chain Six Senses’ Maldives outpost next year with these two incredible Black Friday offers.
Turquoise Holidays is offering seven nights, half board at Six Senses Laamu from £1,995 per person (based on two sharing) including domestic and international flights with Sri Lankan Airlines.
And they are also offering seven nights, half board at Six Senses Laamu from £5,895 per family – 2 adults and 2 children – including domestic and international flights with Sri Lankan Airlines.
The booking period is between Friday November 23 and Monday November 26 only, and the 50 per cent discount is valid for travel between December 1 and 21 2018 and April 21 and September 30 2019.
To book, visit: turquoiseholidays.co.uk
3. Save 5 per cent on trips worth over £3,000 with the Baltic Travel Company
The Baltic Travel Company are offering a 5 per cent discount on all trips worth £3,000 and over from Friday November 16 until Black Friday. This includes an ‘Aurora Bubble & Winter Wonderland trip to Finland’ which is priced at £1,675 per person for five days and four nights with flights, transfers half board and accommodation included.
For more information and to book, visit: baltictravelcompany.com
4. Forest Holidays are offering 20 per cent off all breaks for 2018 and 15 per cent off all breaks for 2019
If you’re looking to get in touch with nature a little more, Forest Holidays can help. Book cabins and lodges across the UK for 20 per cent off holidays for the remainder of 2018 and 15 per cent off all holidays booked for 2019.
To take advantage of the offer, use the promo code FREEDOM when you check out. Holidays must be booked by midnight, Monday November 26.
To find out more and book, visit: forestholidays.co.uk
5. Intrepid Travel are offering 20 per cent off 1,000 trips worldwide
Off the beaten track travel operator Intrepid Travel are offering 20 per cent off 1,000 trips for 2019 departures. The sale is running from November 20 to 28 2018 for tours departing January 15 2019 to December 15 2019.
To find out more and to book, visit: intrepidtravel.com
6. Contiki are offering 20 per cent off all of their trips
Contiki, who offer group travel holidays for those aged 18 to 35, are offering 20 per cent off adventures in Latin America, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Asia and Europe. What’s more, you can reserve your space on one of the 26 trips available now and not pay your £60 deposit for another week. The full payment for the trip isn’t required until 45 days before you depart, giving you time to save. Some trip highlights include a 12 day tour of India (£1,436pp saving £359), nine days in Costa Rica (£848pp, saving £211) and a 19-day trip to New Zealand (£1,780, saving £457).
For all the deals and to book, visit contiki.com/
7. Trafalgar are offering 20 per cent off April 2019 departures
For the ultimate Easter getaway, book a trip with Trafalgar and save up to 20 per cent. Their Black Friday deals include two weeks through Scandinavia and the Fjords for £2,813 and 11 days in Croatia and Slovenia for £1,913 among others.
For all the deals and to book, visit trafalgar.com/
1. Book a six-night cruise on the Royal Caribbean for just £399
Royal Caribbean have announced a number of Black Friday deals for 2019 sailings around Europe and the Caribbean. Spend six nights sailing along the waterways of France and Spain for £399 per person or go on a seven-night Eastern Caribbean voyage from just £559 per person.
You can find all of the Royal Caribbean cruise deals here, royalcaribbean.co.uk/black-friday-deals/
2. Save up to £1,400 on a 21-day ROL Cruise
Independent travel specialists, ROL, are offering up to £1,400 worth of savings on a 21-day cruise that will take you to Rio De Janeiro in Brazil, Falkland Island and the Chilean Fjords. To take advantage of the deal, you just need to book before November 30.
To book, visit rolcruise.co.uk/cruise-deals/
3. Cruise Nation are offering £100 off sale cruises
With cruises to the Med, the Caribbean and Alaska all included, Cruise Nation are offering £100 off cruises for one day only – November 23. This means they are knocking an extra £100 off already on-sale cruises, which means you can book a four-night Mediterranean cruise for just £389.
To see all the deals, visit cruisenation.com/black-friday
4. Intrepid Travel are offering a 2-for-1 offer on all Thailand and Malaysia adventure cruises
Book an adventure cruise to Thailand or Mlaysia with Intrepid Travel between now and November 30 and get two tikets for the price of one. For solo travellers, you can save up to 40 per cent off the same cruises.
To take advantage of this deal, visit intrepidtravel.com/
1. Save 20 per cent on a National Rail Family & Friends Railcard
If you purchase a Family & Friends National Railcard between November 23 and 27 you’ll be able to purchase the card for £25 (instead of the regular £30). This card will give adults 30 per cent off rail fares and kids 60 per cent off.
To buy the railcard, visit familyandfriends-railcard.co.uk/sale/