Got the travel itch to get away this holiday season, or next year? Then you are in luck, because hotels, airlines and tour operators are offering great discount deals if you book them on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Here are some of the best ones we’ve heard about, including deals that start booking even before the turkey is in the oven on Thanksgiving Day:
Vail Resorts and RockResorts – Beginning, Wednesday, Nov. 23, skiers, snowboarders and national park explorers can save up to 45 percent on accommodations, along with money-saving advance lift ticket purchases, even equipment rentals. Vail Resorts’ annual Cyber Monday sale is through Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, for visits during the 2016/2017 ski/snowboard season and next summer’s getaway.
- Colorado – One of Vail’s most iconic properties in prime Lionshead and Vail Village locations – The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort; The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort; The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail; and Austria Haus – can be enjoyed for up to 45 percent off, with rates starting at $195 per night. The Osprey at Beaver Creek, A RockResort with one- to four-bedroom condominiums, townhomes and private homes, can be locked in as low as $199 per night or up to 45 percent off. The Keystone Lodge, the Inn at Keystone and a number of Keystone Resort condominiums are available at up to 40 percent off. With Keystone’s Kids Ski Free program, families who book two or more nights at Keystone Resort accommodations, kids 12 and under will ski or snowboard for free.
- Utah – Experience more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain with the recent linking of Park City and Canyons to form the largest ski resort in the United States. Save up to 40 percent when booking a stay at Grand Summit Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Park City, Sundial Lodge and Silverado Lodge this winter. Rates start at just $121 per night.
- Lake Tahoe – Get the best of Lake Tahoe with the best prices on lodging during the Cyber Monday sale with savings of up to 45 percent in Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. Rates start at just $95 at Kirkwood, $125 at Northstar and $139 at Heavenly.
- Wyoming – Experience summer in spectacular Grand Teton National Park with a stay through Grand Teton Lodge Company at Jackson Lake Lodge or Jenny Lake Lodge. Rates on Classic Cottages at Jackson Lake Lodge start at $221 per night for select nights throughout summer.2017.
Adventures Within Reach – Visit the Galapagos for less with this special deal that includes free flights and a cabin upgrade on Galapagos cruises to see sea lions, blue footed boobies, giant land tortoises, and more. Just book by November 30th for trips through December 2017.
Westgate Resorts – Get rates as low as $30 per night at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, $76 per night at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa in Orlando, Fla. and $250 per night during ski season at Westgate Park City Resort & Spa in Park City, Utah if you book on Black Friday. Actually, don’t wait for Friday – you can start booking at 3 a.m. Thanksgiving day, before the site opens to the general public on Black Friday. Prices are good for travel before Dec. 17, 2017. You have through the end of Cyber Monday to get the deal, although the most preferred dates will likely be booked up if you wait that long. Other Westgate Resort properties offering great Black Friday deals include Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa (Gatlinburg, Tenn.), Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort (Myrtle Beach, S.C.), Westgate Painted Mountain Golf Resort (Mesa, Ariz.), Westgate Branson Woods Resort (Branson, Mo.) and Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo (River Ranch, Fla.).
Palace Resorts, Cancun and Ochjo Rios – Get up to half off at any of the brand’s eight, award-winning oceanfront all-inclusive properties for travel through Dec. 23, 2017 (next year), if you book online between Cyber Monday and next Wednesday, Nov. 30th. Restrictions and blackout dates apply.
Up to 50 percent off rates for travel to AAA Four Diamond rated Moon Palace Cancunin Cancun, Mexico, and Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, – the brand’s top entertainment destinations.
- Up to 45 percent off rates at AAA Five Diamond rated Le Blanc Spa Resort, an adults-only property in Cancun, Mexico, that appeals to guests with refined taste and who expect personalized experiences at every turn.
- Up to 45 percent off rates for bookings at Beach Palacein Cancun, Mexico, Playacar Palace and Cozumel Palace and at adults-only properties Sun Palace (Cancun) and Isla Mujeres Palace.