For the travel industry, Cyber Sale is like that time when mattress retailers put up big inflatable arm-waving things outside the store and run ads like ‘We’re going crrrr-aaazy! Mattresses for everyone! Sale sale sale!’ You can score some sweet bargains if you know where to look, and the canny travellers always squirrel away a few pennies, just for this one glorious week.
So here we go, guys. The best Cyber Monday/Black Friday travel deals going around in 2017. Hurry though, most of these expire on 30 November.
Get Luxe | Sweet Perks
Everyone knows it's the travel perks that make or break a trip. The cheeky airport transfer (air-conditioned, of course), the unexpected room upgrade, the free bottle of champers. Good thing Get Luxe are hosting a bunch of exclusive deals at the moment. Everything from free massages in Bali to all-inclusive ski deals in Japan. Check out this page for all the latest info.
Intrepid Travel | Up To 30% OFF
Intrepid are the world’s biggest small group adventure company (Melbourne born and bred too, just quietly), and Cyber Sale is their biggest week of the year. This time around, they’re offering 30% off sailing trips (including Galapagos cruises, which is a pretty big deal) plus discounts on all their best-selling adventures. For the biggest saving, go the 24-day Ultimate Japan tour. You can score a cool $2828 off the RRP). Annual leave, where are you when we need you?
STA | Europe From $799 Return
The clock’s ticking on this one—literally. There’s a big fat clock on STA’s Black Friday website, and it’s counting down the seconds as we speak. You’ve got one day left to grab USA or even Europe return flights from just $799. STA are also offering big savings (up to 30%) on tour operators like Contiki and Busabout. What’s caught our eye? The FREE Greek Island Busabout tour—all you have to do is grab an unlimited hop-on/hop-off pass.
G Adventures | Up To 30% OFF
Similar to Intrepid, these guys are based in Canada and run small group tours all over the world. If you book your adventure before 31 December (and travel by 31 January next year) you can score up to 30% off pretty much everything. Hiking Machu Picchu? Done. Rafting in Laos? It’s yours. Personally, we’re eyeing off 20% OFF Cuba. Good time to get in and see those Cadillacs, before the booming US market overruns the island.
Trek America | Up To 50% OFF
The whole Black Friday/Cyber Monday tradition is more an American thing anyway, so it makes sense Trek America are gearing up for a massive weekend. They’re pulling out all the stops this year, offering up to 50% off a bunch of their best-selling star spangled trips. Everything from Californian sun safaris to National Park tours and massive cross-country road trips. You’ve got to book by today (American-time) to score the deals. God bless time zones.
Contiki | Up To 30% OFF
Tell your liver to toughen up, because it’s about to take a pounding. Contiki are running a Black Friday sale that expires today, and it’s looking pretty sweet. Up to 30% off their tours in Europe, USA, Asia, South America and New Zealand. You can take those savings and invest them in something...like Hydralyte and a suitcase full of Berocca. Godspeed.
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