Although it’s expected to be a blockbuster season this year for post-Thanksgiving shopping, it’s not all about retail. Once all the gift lists have been checked off, there will be plenty of great deals for travelers looking to get away.
Some offers have already been posted, and others will go live later. But once Black Friday rolls in, get ready to wade through a tsunami of discounts on all sorts of travel-related goodies.
To avoid getting overwhelmed by the options, it may help do some research ahead of time on hotel prices and airfares to places you know you want to visit. That way you’ll be confident about snagging a deal when it flies by. Just be sure to read the small print: Many Black Friday/Cyber Monday offers come with blackout dates and restrictions.
Amtrak plans to bring back its Black Friday sale again this year, offering significant discounts of up to 30 percent on train trips nationwide. Also, look for airlines such as JetBlue and Cathay Pacific to bring back their Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals as well. Cathay Pacific will offer 60 percent off flights to Asia with sales beginning on November 19.
Hotels from Maine to Hawaii and beyond, will offer up room deals to travelers. Some may be tied to loyalty programs, so it may be a good time to consider signing up.
Maine’s Kennebunkport Resort Collection (KRC) will offer gift card bonuses on Cyber Monday. Buy a $500 gift card and receive a $100 resort credit; buy a $200 gift card and receive a $25 resort credit.
Archer Hotel, with properties nationwide, plans a Cyber Monday deal of 25 percent off the best available rates — plus direct-book perks of drinks or breakfast for two. The sale runs from November 26 to December 3.
Arlo Hotels will offer 50 percent off stays (with no blackout dates) at its Solo and NoMad locations in New York City, with a portion of proceeds going to the Rainforest Alliance. The offer is valid from Black Friday through November 27, for stays…