Get Out of Town: How to Score on Travel Deal Tuesday

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The leftover turkey is almost gone, the wounds earned during Black Friday bargain hunting are starting to heal, and you did your part to shop small and support Alexandria store owners on Small Business Saturday.  Now what?

Nov 26 and 27 have become known Cyber Monday and Travel Deal Tuesday for the numerous travel bargains that are available just in time for holiday shopping. Experience gifting is the latest trend to take off, and here is a sample of what can be found during these days.


Starting Friday, Nov. 23, through Monday, Nov. 26 (Cyber Monday), customers can receive 30 percent discounts, including the Acela train, for nationwide travel between Jan. 7 and April 30, with no blackout dates.  The sale is available at, and all prices will be automatically discounted from the standard fare price. No discount code is needed.  Example fares:

New York – Washington, D.C. – $39, or $121 (Acela)

Washington, D.C. – Richmond – $19

Washington, D.C. – Philadelphia – $29, or $79 (Acela)


According to and their app which predicts and monitors flight and hotel prices and sends users deal notifications, the company sent over 1.1 million notifications on Travel Deal Tuesday last year. The volume of fare sales was more than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.  This looks to continue this week with airlines such as Icelandair, Cathay Pacific, South African Airways, and Philippine Airlines  already confirming they’ll be participating in Travel Deal Tuesday this year.

Based on Hopper’s historic flight data, the company is also predicting that there will be flight deals to domestic destinations like Honolulu (27% off), Miami (36% off), Las Vegas (34% off), and New York (26% off). Additionally, Hopper is forecasting more international deals to destinations like Rio De Janeiro (32% off), Barcelona (36% off), Aruba (32% off), and London (40% off).

Xanterra Travel Collection

The Xanterra deals can be viewed now at Restrictions/select dates apply, so please check website.

Highlights include:

National Parks

Cedar Creek Lodge at the gateway to Glacier National Park – 40 percent off room rates

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

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

The Grand Hotel – 30 percent off daily rates at the only AAA 3-Diamond hotel near the Grand Canyon

The Oasis at Death Valley – 33 percent off lodging at renovated historic 4-Diamond Inn at Death Valley Ranch at Death Valley on overnight stays

Yellowstone – 30 percent off room rates at Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Lake Yellowstone Hotel

Zion National Park – 30 percent off overnight stays at the Zion National Park Lodge


Windstar Cruises – $500 shipboard credit per stateroom when you book a premium suite to use on shore excursions, spa treatments, specialty restaurants, alcohol and more when booking a dream cruise on any one of Windstar’s small ships to destinations around the world.

Guided Travel/Tours

European Bicycling and Walking Tours – $300 off select VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations throughout Europe

South Africa Safaris – $300 off a South Africa safari to Cape Town and Kruger National Park

Holiday Vacations – $500 savings per person on an 11-day English Masterpiece guided tour

Luxury Hotels

The Broadmoor – rates as low as $200 and 25 percent off published suite rates as well as 25 percent off at The Ranch at Emerald Valley, Cloud Camp or Fly Fishing Camp

Sea Island – 71 percent off a third night at The Cloister

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