The countdown to Black Friday is officially on. Shoppers and retailers around the world are gearing themselves up for one of the most exciting shopping events of the year– and after nearly two years of on-off enforced indoors time, this year’s Black Friday sale is set to be a bumper edition. Hundreds of airlines, tour operators and rail companies have jumped on board this year, offering flash sales and deals on flights, hotels, cruises, travel packages and tours. Whether you’re looking to book a far-flung tropical escape or a cheeky staycation, this is definitely the weekend to do it. Take a look at our cheat sheet for the best Black Friday travel deals for 2021. We’ll be adding to it too, so don’t forget to pop back again soon.
Black Friday Travel Deal FAQs
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday marks the first day of the Christmas shopping season after the US holiday of Thanksgiving. Most stores offer huge savings on goods and it’s become increasingly popular for travel bargains too.
Cyber Monday used to be the online-only sale that followed Black Friday, but as most people now shop online anyone it doesn’t differ significantly from the deals available over Black Friday weekend.
When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday falls on Friday 26 November and Cyber Monday is the following Monday 29 November.
Ahead of the official sales, lots of retailers are already holding early Black Friday sales too.
Best Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Travel Tuesday Deals
Black Friday Flight Deals
Mega savings on Virgin Atlantic flights
The deal: Virgin has released a number of its Black Friday deals already, with savings up to $250 on flights to destinations including Cape Town, Barbados and Tel Aviv. There’s a refund guarantee too.
The details: Head to Virgin’s Black Friday page for the latest deals.
Complimentary carbon offset with Cathay Pacific
The deal: To complement Cathay Pacific’s Black Friday flight deals, Cathay Pacific is launching ‘Green Friday’ to offset carbon emissions for every flight purchased between November 19–29 November for travel between January 10–October 2022.
The details: Head to Cathay Pacific’s website for full details
Black Friday Hotel Deals
Up to 60% off plus perks with Club Med
The deal: Save up to 60% off Club Med favourites, including family-friendly Club Med Cancún or Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda, an eco-chic resort offering a luxury experience wrapped in an all-inclusive vacation. Additional perks include kids under 4 stay free, no single supplement and free cancellations.
The details: Head to www.clubmed.us/o/flash-sale and book your trip between now and November 29 2021 to enjoy exclusive discounts at select properties until July 1 2022.
Snap up a 30% off CitzenM hotels
The deal: CitizenM is offering up to 30% off hotel stays for its extended Black Friday sale. Some of the brand’s newest hotels, including Downtown Los Angeles and San Francisco Union Square.
The details: Sign up for Citizen M’s membership for an even bigger discount (up to 33%) or book on the website for stays between November 18 2021–April 30 2022.
Save up to 15% with the Hyatt Global offer
The details: Head to the hotel-specific website between November 9 – December 21 2021 and enjoy 10% off stays from November 10 2021 – April 30 2022.
Huge savings with Booking.com
The deal: Accommodation provider Booking.com is hosting its biggest Black Friday sale ever in 2021. We’ll share the best offers when the page goes live on November 18.
The details: Head to the official Black Friday Deal Page from November 18 until December 1 for the best rates on travel up until June 30 22.
Get your fifth night for free at the Crowne Plaza HY36 (New York)
The deal: Book your four-night stay between November 26–30 2021 and get your fifth night for free!
Save up to 30% on your stay at Alsace LA
The deal: LA’s hottest new hotel is offering up to 30% off seven-night stays and 15% off one night stays from November 15 2021 – June 30 2022 (blackout dates apply).
The details: Head to Alsace LA between November 15 – December 1 and use the promo code CYBER to get your exclusive discount.
Enjoy 25% off stays at Bode (Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee)
The deal: Save 25% on regular rates for stays from November 26 2021– to February 28 2022 when you book a two-night trip between November 26–29 2021. Visit the Bode website for details and blackout dates.
Save 25% on your next stay at Hu.Hotel (Memphis, Tennessee)
The deal: Grab a hefty 25% discount on stays between December 5 2021–February 24 2022 at the newly reopened Hu. Hotel.
The details: Head to the Hu.Hotel website between November 26–December 3 2021 and use the promo code CYBER when booking.
Bargain UK city breaks with Travelodge’s early Black Friday deals
The deal: Travelodge has kicked off its Black Friday deals early with massive discounts on stays for 2022. There are now one million rooms up for grabs across all 578 hotels including blockbuster destinations Edinburgh, Bath and York for just £29.
The details: Head to the Travelodge website for stays between January 1 and December 31 2022.
Up to 50% of stays at Lodge on the Desert, (Tucson, AZ)
Set against the Santa Catalina Mountains, the 100-room Lodge on The Desert boasts hacienda-style accommodation, with lush gardens and bounds of historic charm.
The deal: Enjoy up to 50% off the best available rate for stays from January 1 – April 30, 2022. The deal also includes one complimentary margarita and bowl of chips and salsa per registered guest. Blackout dates apply.
The details: Head to the Lodge on the Desert website and book a stay between November 26 – November 29 using the promo code BFCM21
Grab 30% off your next stay at The Don CeSar & Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar (St. Pete Beach, Florida)
The deal: Fancy staying in Florida’s iconic ‘Pink Palace’ that dates back to 1928? You can get 30% off three-night stays between November 23 2021 – September 30 2022. For an even bigger bargain, sign up to The Don’s monthly email for 40% off stays between November 16 2021– September 30 2022.
The details: Sign up for the hotel’s newsletter or visit The Don CeSar’s website.
Snap up a 20% discount for stays at Renaissance Tuscany Ilciocco Resort (Italy)
The deal: Book a stay at one of these two luxurious sister properties located in the Serchio Valley this Black Friday to enjoy 20% off your trip.
The details: Email [email protected] between November 25–30 2021 for stays until March 21 2022.
Save 20% at the Atlantis Paradis Island
The deal: Enjoy 20% off 5+ night bookings PLUS $100 daily resort credit and two complimentary rapid antigen tests for travel back to the U.S.
The details: Sign up for early access from November 22 – 24, 2021 here and enjoy the best discounts. Public access will be available from November 25 – 29, 2021 and will include the above with a $50 daily resort credit instead of $100.
Bag 15% off a five-star stay at Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf
The deal: Grab a 15% discount at St. Barth’s new five-star hotel this Cyber Monday PLUS daily breakfast at three Michelin-starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire’s Le Fouquet’s Brasserie, a complimentary yoga or pilates class, two 45-minute massages at Spa Diane Barrière, an extra $50 F&B credit, complimentary roundtrip airport transfers and free access to the Shellona beach with a complimentary sunbed.
The details: The offer is valid in the Junior Suite category and above (excluding the Villa Diane) for stays until October 31 2022. A minimum stay and blackout dates apply. Book your stay between November 26–29 2021 to secure the deal by emailing [email protected]
21% off best available rooms at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa (La Jolla, California)
The deal: This Black Friday, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is offering a whopping 21% off the best available room rates, $21 daily food and beverage credit and a donation of $21 per stay to Just In Time.
The details: The offer runs from now through to December 1 2021. Head to the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa website to book your exclusive deal on stays from now until April 30. Blackout dates apply.
Save 35% at the Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai
The deal: Grab a generous 35% off rooms and suites at one of Dubai’s most iconic hotels this Black Friday.
The details: Head to the Atlantis, The Palm website between November 24 and December 2 2021 to book your stay and receive an exclusive discount. The offer is valid for stays between December 4 2021 and September 30 2022. Members receive 30% off, while non-members receive 25% off and an additional 10% if they sign up for membership.
Save up to 50% on booking at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, St. Lucia
The deal: Escape to hillside paradise in St. Lucia this Black Friday, available for trips up until December 18 2022.
Get your fourth night free at The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel properties
The details: Book between November 26 –December 3 2021 on the website to get the discount. Blackout dates also apply.
Grab a 20% discount off all room types at Alaia Belize
The deal: Book a trip between November 22–30 2021 and enjoy a discounted stay from December 1-22, 2021 and January 3-31, 2022.
The details: Head here to book once the sale goes live.
Save 50% on standard rates at the Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba
The deal: Save 50% on standard rates for two nights or more PLUS free cancellation up to 72 hours before arrival.
The details: Head to renaruba.com between November 26– 29 2021 and use the booking code BOG for discounts on trips between December 1 2021–December 23 2022.
Black Friday Tour Deals
Get 15% off a Go City Sightseeing Card
The deal: Go City is an app-based multi-attraction sightseeing card and leader in experience-driven travel. This Black Friday weekend you can grab up to 15% off sightseeing cards in San Diego, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Orlando, Cancun, Miami, London, New York, Oahu and Chicago. Cards feature attractions, tours and experiences all hand-picked by local experts, at one low price with no extra cost at the gate.
The details: Head to the Go City website between November 23–30 for your discounted card. Passes are valid for up to two years until activated.
Black Friday Rail Deals
Get 10% Eurail’s Global Passes
The deal: With Eurail’s global pass you can explore as many as 33 European countries by train and take advantage of additional discounts through Eurail partners using the mobile pass. Each pass is valid for 11 months and offers flexible travel with changes made through the RailPlanner App.
The details: Head to the Eurail website on November 22 and January 3 2022 for your discounted pass.
Black Friday Cruise Deals
20% off Virgin Voyages‘ holidays
The deal: Book the cruise of a lifetime with Virgin Voyages and enjoy 20% off your trip with an extra USD towards your prepaid bar tab
The details: Head to the website from November 15 to enjoy an exclusive discount on trips from December 2021–March 2022.
Save 20% on December dining cruises with City Cruises
The deal: City Cruises is offering 20% off on December finding cruises across all ports, including brunch, dinner and New Years’s Eve cruises.
The details: Head to the City Cruises website between November 23–November 29 and enter the code CYBER20 for your exclusive discount. City Experiences bundles and gift cards are excluded from this CYBER promotion.
Save 20% on Atlas Ocean Voyages
The deal: Save big bucks onboard one of the world’s newest cruise lines. Atlas Ocean Voyages is offering complimentary round-trip, intercontinental business-class air travel for new deposited suite bookings or 20% savings for all new deposited stateroom bookings made aboard Atlas voyages departing from March 1 through September 30, 2022.
The details: Use promo code BLKFRI21 at booking between November 26 – 30 2021 to enjoy the saving.
Grab 15% off EcoVentura
The deal: Snorkel, kayak and paddle to your heart’s content on Ecoventure’s small-group yacht cruises across the Galapagos. The brand is offering 15% off the cruise rate, with savings of USD 1,340 per person.
The details: Email [email protected] between November 25–30 2021 to get the best rate for trips on dates between Jan 16-23 (A), Jan 23-30 (B), Jan 30-06 Feb (A), Feb 13-20 (A), Feb 27-06 March (A).