Black Friday – a colloquial term that kickstarts the holiday shopping season – is in full swing as retailers unleash a flood of limited-time offers and money-saving deals.
The travel industry is no exception, and ahead of the official day (Nov. 24), suppliers were already unlocking bargains on select itineraries and products that can help your clients save big.
The promos have been pouring in for several weeks now – and it’s a lot of keep track of.
But PAX has your back. Here’s a round-up of some of the offers – including Cyber Monday deals – that have crossed our news desk so far.
Happy bargain hunting!
Air Canada Vacations
Air Canada Vacations is offering up to 40% off select vacation packages and deals on select Flight & Hotel packages.
The promo is applicable to select vacation packages to Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America; and select Flight & Hotel packages to Hawaii, Orlando, California, Las Vegas, and more.
Travellers can also earn bonus Aeroplan points: Register before you book and earn 50 million bonus points.
Book between: November 16, 2023, and November 23, 2023; Departures between: February 1, 2024, and April 30, 2024.
Click here for more.
Transat and Air Transat invite Canadian travellers to take advantage of their Black Friday mega sale today to save big on flights and packages.
Among other packages, these hotels are part of the offer:
- From Ontario:
- From Quebec:
- From the Maritimes:
These non-stop flights are also available for less than $500 roundtrip:
- From Ontario :
- From Quebec :
- From the Maritimes :
Plus, travel advisors get 5X BONBON per booking, which means $5 per flight and $25 per package.
The sale applies to flights to Europe, the South, the United States or elsewhere in Canada, as well as South and Europe packages.
The offer is valid on individual bookings made by November 26, 2023 for travel before June 30, 2024. Conditions apply.
The Deal: Enjoy $700 OFF + FREE AIR + FREE GRATUITIES on select cruises across Europe.
Azamara's Black Friday offer includes double stateroom upgrades, $1,500 on-board credit and 20% off suites on select 2024 sailings to Australia, Asia, Europe, South Africa and South America.
Blue Diamond Resorts
Blue Diamond Resorts is ringing in the holidays with Black Friday deals.
Now is a great opportunity to be the first to experience Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters or Royalton CHIC, two of the newest resort openings.
Details on the deals include:
- Savings up to 20% off
- Booking window: 11/16/2023 - 12/01/2023
- Travel dates: 11/16/2023 - 12/23/2024
- Applies to our Royalton Luxury Resorts, Royalton CHIC Resorts, Hideaway at Royalton Resorts, Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts and Mystique by Royalton brands.
- Available on all our channels
- Prices may vary based on the property, season, and room type
Clients who take advantage of this sale can schedule their travels anytime between November 16th, 2023, and December 23rd, 2024.
Brendan Vacations, experts in Celtic travel, are offering travellers the chance to book an elevated experience through Ireland and Scotland in 2024 with a bonus of US$250 off per person for Private Chauffeur and Lux Self Drive trips or US$200 off per person on Self Drive and Locally Hosted Rail experiences.
Those interested in guided tours such as the Irish Experience tour can enjoy 10% off of all guided itineraries.
Between staying in historic castles to tasting whiskey and learning about the destination’s heritage, Brendan Vacations lends local expertise for the most authentic Ireland & Scotland experience.
For more on the Brendan Vacations Black Friday Travel Sale (which ends on Dec. 5, 2023) visit here.
Celebrity Cruises wants guests to “Have It All” this season as the cruise line announces one of its biggest Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals ever.
From November 10 – December 5, travellers who book a cruise on Celebrity can get 75 per cent off a second guest as well as up to $300 in onboard credit for nearly all itineraries through April 30, 2026.
Included in the Black Friday sale are sailings on Celebrity’s newest ship, Celebrity Ascent, set to make her debut in December 2023 with her maiden voyage from Fort Lauderdale.
Crystal Cruises is extending a discount for new passengers in honour of Black Friday.
New-to-brand cruisers will receive up to $250 per passenger ($500 per cabin) in onboard credit when they book select voyages through 2024 by Dec. 10.
Solo passengers can also enjoy special offers on select voyages in 2023 and 2024 in Sapphire and Aquamarine suite categories only if booked by Dec. 31. Solo fares are capacity controlled.
Club Med has unlocked exclusive early access to Black Friday deals to travel partners with savings up to 50% on all of our premium all-inclusive resorts. Plus, take advantage of an additional Instant Credit of up to $500 per room.
Agents can also unlock an extra 10% off on premium rooms — and you have to act fast because this benefit is only valid until November 15.
This deal is available for seven days only, by booking on the Club Med Travel Advisor Portal with the exclusive Discount Code: BFMEMB.
Collette is giving travel advisors early access to its 2023 Black Friday sale through Nov. 19.
Advisors can help travellers save up to 20% if they book during the presale. Offer code TRAVEL23 must be used at the time of booking to cash in on the deal.
Terms and conditions apply.
Contiki, the social travel company for travellers 18 to 35-years-old, is celebrating the cyber holidays with savings of up to 25% off on 60+ trips across six continents.
On-sale trips include over CAD$500 off the brand-new South Korean Soul tour and the latest Africa addition, the Sea, Safari and South Africa trip, plus fan-favourite adventures such as the
European Discovery and Italian Escape. Travellers can enjoy tours led by expert Trip Managers with hassle-free planning including accommodations, transportation and most meals.
The Contiki Cyber Sale ends on November 30, 2023 and to see all deals, click here.
Costsaver, the tour company that lets Canadian travellers tailor their adventure, is offering up to 15% off a selection of 2024 itineraries across the world when booked now through December 5, 2023.
Travellers can save on trips to far flung destinations like the Icons of South Africa, a 9-day exploration that includes a visit to the Mabula Game Reserve Safari and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls; or a European classic like the 7-day, 5-city Picturesque Portugal where travellers can explore the sites, tastes and sounds of Lisbon, Fatima, and Porto.
For all Black Friday deals, visit here.
Book one of nearly 200 select Cunard sailings departing in 2024 and 2025 by Dec. 4 and take up to 40% off cruise fares.
Passengers who reserve a cabin as part of the promo will also receive up to $1,000 in onboard credit based on room type. Prices start from $799 per person.
Click here for more details.
Emerald Cruises is offering a special second guest sails free on eight Rhine, Main and Danube river itineraries with 34 departure dates spread across the season.
Savings range from CAD $4,100 to $8,580 and are not combinable with other offers.
Save more with Emerald Cruises offers on either of the company’s 100-guest yachts, Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara.
Guests enjoy bonus savings of CAD $500 per person and can combine that with other offers including free Economy airfare and up to $700 savings per couple on select 2024 departures.
Black Friday savings are for new bookings made between Nov. 13 and Dec. 7, 2023. Some deals are combinable with free and reduced airfare offers and other bonus possibilities. More details can be found here.
Exodus Adventure Travels
Exodus Adventure Travels has announced its Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale with special savings of 20% off all of its guided, small group trips. The sale begins on November 16 and will run until November 30, 2023.
To take advantage of these significant savings on Exodus’ guided trips use the code BF2024. The offer applies to departures between December 1, 2023, and September 30, 2024.
Expedia Group has announced its biggest Expedia TAAP sales event of the year, having negotiated at least 30% off thousands of hotels.
The Black Friday deals apply to bookings made during the 12-day sale between November 17-29, 2023, and are valid for travel through December 31, 2024.
This Black Friday event is the ideal opportunity for travel advisors to drive bookings, promote early bird offers, and prepare for their best Black Friday ever.
They can even take advantage of free eye-catching marketing assets designed to grab the customer’s attention.
Globus Family of Brands
Travellers can enjoy 12 travel deals with Globus, during more than 12 days of savings.
The deal: save up to $1,300/couple on tours and cruises across the globe. Click here for more.
Hilton is offering savings of up to 50% off at properties from Orlando to Los Cabos. Click here to explore.
Holland America Line
From Nov. 17 to Dec. 1, clients can book select cruises through 2025 and receive prepaid stateroom crew gratuities (first and second guests only) and discounts of up to 30% off cruise-only fares.
More than 800 departures from December 2023 through select 2025 cruises apply. See details here.
Hurtigruten Expeditions (HX)
HX (Hurtigruten Expeditions) has unveiled its longest-ever Black Friday sale.
Starting November 1, the whole-month event offers travellers an extended booking period to secure discounts of up to 50 per cent on adventures to some of the world's most remote destinations.
Key highlights of the sale include:
- Up to 50% off Warm-Water Adventures: Galápagos and West Africa
This Black Friday, all four Galápagos itineraries are available for up to 50 per cent off. Travellers can also book select sailings on the West Africa Archipelago Cruise, a 14-day voyage from Dakar, Senegal, to Cape Verde and the Bissagos Islands launching this November.
Antarctica cruises are also now available at up to 30% off. Longer expeditions, such as the 18-day Antarctic Circle Expedition, which offers 11 days exploring the Seventh Continent, as well as itineraries to the Falklands, are included.
Hurtigruten Norway’s Black Friday offers are now available through travel advisors, and will be available on its website Nov. 17.
The cruise line is offering up to 50 per cent off on almost all sailings with the Original Coastal Express, which celebrated 130 years this summer, and the brand-new North Cape Express, which just launched this October, for travel during January 1 and April 31, 2024.
Travel between May 1, 2024, and March 31, 2025, has discounts of up to 35 per cent off, including the Svalbard Express that launched earlier this summer, and only operates during the summer months.
The sale is open exclusively through travel advisors until November 30, the company says. Solo travellers, meanwhile, can take advantage of no additional supplement on a wide selection of cruises.
For more about Hurtigruten Norway’s Northern Lights offerings, go here.
Inclusive Collection, part of World of Hyatt
The Inclusive Collection, part of World of Hyatt, is spotlighting several deals and sales this season for travellers and travel advisors to choose from.
- Booking Window: 11/21/2023 – 11/28/2023
- Travellers and travel advisors looking to book a vacation can register between the dates above for 2024 Rewards Travel at 50% off.
Small Business Saturday
- Booking Window: 11/21/2023 – 11/28/2023
- As a thank you to advisors, they can receive 300 bonus points on all direct bookings made and registered for three nights or longer between Nov. 21-28.
- Booking Window: 11/27/2023
- 11/27 is the final day to book 2024 Rewards Travel for 50% Off! Plus, all direct client bookings made & registered will receive 300 bonus Confidant Rewards points.
- Booking Window: 11/28/2023
- As a travel advisor under the Confidant Collective, you’re able to donate your points to select charities and receive a tax write-off for 2023 through Confidant Rewards. The Confidant Collective will match all charity redemptions made on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28 to any a charity of your choice, with the 3 most redeemed charities being:
- US Humane Society
- American Red Cross
- SGK Breast Cancer
Insight Vacations is offering Canadian travellers savings of up to 15% off on select 2024 itineraries if booked now through December 5, 2023.
To see all Black Friday Travel Sale deals, click here.
Karisma Hotels & Resorts
Karisma Hotels & Resorts isoffering savings of up to 70 per cent on stays at hotels in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Belize.
Guests can book from Nov. 16, 2023, to Dec. 7, 2023, and travel between Nov. 16, 2023, to Jan. 2, 2026, to take advantage of savings at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts, Margaritaville Island Reserve Resorts, Margaritaville Beach Resort Ambergris Caye, Belize, Azul Beach Resorts, and Karisma Villas.
As part of the promo, Karisma Insider members can also revel in additional discounts.
Families seeking Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts experiences can take advantage of a 60 per cent discount and the opportunity to receive up to $500 USD in resort credits.
Guests can discover the signature laid-back Margaritaville Island Reserve vibe or the oceanfront, worry-free luxury at Azul Beach Resorts with savings of up to 57 per cent and $1,000 USD in resort credits to elevate their stay.
To encounter a world of exploration and thrilling activities, travellers can book their stay at Margaritaville Beach Resort Ambergris Caye Belize, at an unprecedented rate of 50 per cent off and receive the fourth night free plus $100 in resort credits to use at this newly-opened hotel.
Guests can also vacation in the Karisma Villas, Azul Casa Del Mar and Azul Villa Esmeralda, with savings of up to 70 per cent off.
Those who take advantage of the deal can use their resort credits to indulge in added-value experiences. For more, click here.
Two dozen hotels, villas, and resorts in Saint Lucia are offering discounts and perks up to 76 per cent off for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Travel Tuesday. Click here for details.
Le Boat has unveiled its Black Friday offer, granting prospective travellers an opportunity to plan the 2024 adventures on the water.
The “Let's Go Boating in 2024" Black Friday promo allows explorers to save back on the next boating vacation, whether it be along a waterways in France or embarking on an adventure in Canada.
Le Boat specializes in canal cruise rentals and boasts a fleet of over 950 boats stationed at over 33 different departure bases across eight countries— France, Belgium, England, Scotland. Ireland, Germany, Italy, Netherland and Canada.
Their upcoming promotion includes:
- Save up to 25% on France boat rental vacations.
- Save up to 20% on Canada boat rental vacations.
- Applicable to rentals for 7 or more nights with travel dates set for 2024.
- Booking - November 16 to November 28, 2023.
The offer is valid for new bookings made Nov 16-28, 2023 for travel in 2024.
Saving will vary depending on boat type, duration of travel and destination.
France savings of 25 per cent valid on select budget and comfort boats and saving of 20 per cent valid on Rideau Canal and Trent-Severn Waterway boat rentals on Horizon 3, 4 and 5.
Margaritaville at Sea
Margaritaville at Sea's Black Friday offer includes cruises to the Bahamas for two from $89, up to 30% off packages ranging from shore excursions, dining packages and beyond.
Plus, guests can opt for 0% financing from Uplift so that they can purchase their cruise now and pay in installments. Details can be found here.
As well, a limited-time deal will go live on Monday (Nov. 27). From Nov. 27-30, guests can enjoy cruises to The Bahamas starting as low as $45 per person with a free Ocean View upgrade. See here for details.
From Nov. 15 through Nov. 24, MSC Cruises is offering drinks and Wi-Fi included, along with up to $500 onboard credit and kids sail free as part of its Black Friday promotion.
Details and the list of eligible sailings can be found here.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line says it has launched its earliest Black Friday Sale offer, a month-long promotion valid on 2024 sailings.
During the promo, travellers get 50 per cent off all sailings on all ships, including the Norwegian Prima, the Viva and the recently announced Norwegian Aqua set to launch in 2025.
The offer can be combined with the company’s Free at Sea offer, where guests can choose up to six perks.
Oceania Cruises has launched its "Best-Ever Black Friday Sale," with savings of up to $5,400 per stateroom on more than 100 global voyages in 2024.
This limited-time offer is valid on bookings made between November 14 and December 5, 2023.
PLAY, a low-cost Icelandic airline that offers daily flights from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport to more than 26 European destinations, via Iceland, has announced its Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotion on select destinations for winter and spring getaways.
From November 24-28, travellers can get 35% off of one-way flights out of Hamilton, ON for travel dates between December 2023 to May 2024
Sale details will be available to view starting Nov. 24 here.
Princess Cruises has unwrapped Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, offering cruisers three great savings opportunities including up to 50% off 2024 and 2025 vacations, 50% off deposits, and the opportunity for third and fourth guests to sail for free.
Available now through Nov. 30, the 50% off sale applies to all fare types including inclusive packages like Princess Plus and Princess Premier which add popular amenities like W-iFi, beverages, desserts, fitness classes, crew gratuities and more at an even greater savings of up 65% when the inclusive package amenities are purchased separately.
In addition, guests can book a limited time offer running through Dec. 12, offering guests 50% off cruise fares and 50% off deposits on voyages 45 days or fewer.
The Princess Cruises Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale ends at 11:59 pm PST on Nov. 30, 2023. Some restrictions apply. More details here.
Royal Caribbean is discounting sailings by up to $700 and adding in an additional 30% off when booked by Dec. 4.
As well, kids 12 and younger sail free when they're the third and fourth passengers in a cabin shared with two paying adults. Details here.
Scenic is offering bonus savings of up to CAD $1,000 per couple on select eight to 13-day Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle journeys.
When combined with the Super Earlybird special, guests can enjoy total savings of up to CAD $1,600 per couple and free or reduced airfare. On select 15- and 16-day journeys, guests can fly Business Class air for CAD $595 (not combinable).
Savings are for new bookings made between Nov. 13 and Dec. 7, 2023. Some deals are combinable with free and reduced airfare offers and other bonus possibilities. More details here.
Sunwing Vacations’ Black Friday deals have officially activated, offering savings of up to $1,500 per pair on all-inclusive packages to some of the hottest destinations.
The tour operator’s sale is on now until Nov. 26, 2023, and applies to travel between Dec. 14, 2023 and April 30, 2024. Click here for more.
Trafalgar is offering up to 15% off on select 2024 departures booked now through December 5, 2023.
Travellers looking to book next year’s big adventure can score savings on more than 50 itineraries across the world.
For more, visit here.
Mexico-based luxury hotelier Velas Resorts is offering 15% off luxury suites, 20% off on special suites and kids' stay included at Grand Velas and Velas Vallarta. As well, there are additional benefits at each property. Click here for more details.
WestJet says it has seven million seats on sale with extended travel dates to Oct. 2024. Book by Nov. 26, 2023 (11:59 p.m. MT) and travel by Nov. 20, 2023 to October 23, 2024. No blackout dates. Offer is valid on all WestJet wholly-operated destinations (no code-share). Sale applies to Basic, Econo, Premium and Business fare classes. See details here.
Windjammer Landing Resort & Residences
Windjammer Landing Resort & Residences in Saint Lucia is offering savings of up to 60% off on all luxury room categories and villas for bookings made between November 20 - 28, 2023.
As an added bonus, guests staying for five nights or more will receive an additional USD $250 resort credit.
The offer is valid for travel between Nov. 30, 2023 - Dec. 18, 2024. Click here for more.
Windstar Cruises has “Thankful for Travel" sale. Book by Dec. 1 and Pick Your Perk: one free hotel night (which can be used pre- or post-cruise) or up to $1,000 Onboard Credit.
Premium suite guests can select an upgrade to the All-Inclusive Fare which includes all alcohol, Wi-Fi and all gratuities. In addition to the perks, the sale has reduced deposits of five percent on all staterooms and suites.
Cruises start as low as $1,399 per guest. The sale is open only from Nov. 21 – Dec. 1, 2023.