The Ultimate Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals in 2020

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The Ultimate Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals in 2020

Courtesy of Turneffe Island Resort Three free nights on a private island in Belize? Now’s the time to plan ahead for 2021 travels.
A perfectly cooked turkey, delicious pies, and cherished time with the loved ones in your bubble are stiff competition, but we know what a lot of you are really looking forward to this coming week—all the great travel deals that will inspire your future getaways when it’s safe to travel again.

Over the past several years, travel companies have been jumping on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargain bandwagon en masse. Whether you’re looking for a great deal on luggage to replace your partner’s worn-out suitcase or want to book an escape for 2021 after a vaccine arrives, these savings might be the motivation you need.

As with all the holiday sales, the sheer number can be overwhelming. So, we combed through the barrage of travel deals and picked out the ones we thought were exceptionally good for the hotels, tour companies, and gear we love. In other words, these are the Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals we’re eyeing ourselves.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 Hotel Group Deals

Accor (Various international destinations): Save up to 40 percent off stays at select Accor hotels around the world, including Fairmont, 21c Museum Hotels, and Sofitel properties. Book between November 26–30, 2020, for stays between December 7, 2020 and March 14, 2021. In order to receive these rates, you must be a member of Accor’s loyalty program, but it’s free to join here.

Ace Hotels (Various U.S. destinations): Save up to 50 percent off best advertised rates at participating Ace Hotels including Ace Hotel Chicago, Ace Hotel DTLA, Ace Hotel New Orleans, and Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. The sale starts November 27 and runs through November 30, 2020, for stays through August 31, 2021.

The Ace Hotel Shop is also having holiday sales, too. Starting November 25, you can save 20 percent off all shop items (excluding robes and blankets). Then on November 30, take 20 percent off robes and blankets and 30 percent off everything else. Use code “FREE4USPS” to get free shipping.

Collective Retreats (Various U.S. destinations): Take 40 percent off select 2021 travel dates on outdoor luxury retreats in Vail, Colorado; Governors Island, New York; and Hill Country, Texas. No code is necessary and bookings can be made between November 27 through November 30, 2020. 

Graduate Hotels (Various U.S. destinations): Save up to 50 percent off stays between November 30, 2020, and March 31, 2021, at Graduate Hotel properties in college towns across the United States. Use promo code “GAMEON” and shop November 30 through December 4.

Homes & Villas by Marriott International (Various international destinations): For the first time ever, Marriott’s vacation rentals are marked down up to 15 percent. Through November 29, take up to 15 percent off last-minute stays checking in within 10 days of booking (guests must check out, on or before December 20, 2020). 

Then from November 30 through December 2, take 10 percent off sitewide on all bookings. Miss Cyber Week entirely? Don’t worry. From December 8 through December 31, you can also take 10 percent off select rentals for stays starting after January 1, 2021.

Hyatt (Various international destinations): Book by December 6, and save 20 percent on stays at more than 900 Hyatt hotels around the world through April 4, 2021. World of Hyatt members will save 22 percent on these stays.

Kimpton Hotels (Various global destinations): Save up to 25 percent off future stays at Kimpton properties everywhere from Seattle to Taipei and the hotel group will also donate $5 per night to No Kid Hungry. This deal can be booked through December 7, 2020, for future travel dates through September 7, 2021. This deal is exclusively for IHG Rewards Club Members, which is free to sign up for.

Marriott (Various international destinations): Marriott Bonvoy members will save 25 percent and non-members will save 20 percent on stays at more than 5,000 hotels throughout the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The Marriott Bonvoy Escapes Seven-Day Sale runs from Tuesday, November 24, through Monday, November 30, for stays through Sunday, January 3, 2021. 

Additionally, Marriott is offering 15 percent off e-gift cards at from November 30 through December 1, for future travels. (Note: Bvlgari Hotels and Resorts, Design Hotels, Homes & Villas by Marriott International, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and The Ritz-Carlton Residences do not accept Marriott Gift Cards.)

Onefinestay (Select St. Martin villas): Save 25 percent off two of Onefinestay’s St. Martin villas, including Bamboo, a two-bedroom oceanside villa, and Casa de la Playa, a five-bedroom beachfront villa. Use code “CMOFS20” and you’ll also receive a bonus $100 concierge credit toward your booking. Bookings must be made before January 1, 2021, for travel dates between January 2 and December 18, 2021 (blackout dates apply).

The Opal Collection (Various U.S. destinations): Starting Cyber Monday, save up to 50 percent off select dates (including summer 2021) at participating Opal Collection properties, including New York’s famed Sagamore Resort and Lake Placid Lodge. The sale begins at midnight ET on November 30 and lasts 72 hours. 

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts (Various international destinations): Save up to 40 percent off best available rates at all 28 Rosewood properties around the world (Hôtel de Crillon in Paris and Rosewood Little Dix Bay in the BVIs are standouts). Offer is valid for bookings made November 27 through December 1, 2020, for travel dates through June 30, 2021.

Tierra Hotels (Various Chile destinations): Save up to 30 percent off stays of four nights or more at Tierra Patagonia, Tierra Chiloé, or Tierra Atacama boutique lodges. This Cyber Monday sale lasts one day—November 30—but is for travel dates through April 30, 2022. No code necessary.

Xanterra Travel Collection (Various U.S. National Parks): Save up to 40 percent off at select U.S. national park lodges during Xanterra’s Book Your Bucket List One-Week Sale, which starts November 24 and runs through December 1, 2020. Highlights include 40 percent off at Bright Angel Lodge (near the Grand Canyon’s southern rim) on select dates between January and March 2021, and 40 percent off at Cedar Creek Lodge (at the gateway to Glacier National Park) on select dates between December 2020 through April 2021. 

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Save 30 percent on weekday stays through October 2021 at Dive Palm Springs hotel.

Courtesy of Dive Palm Springs Save 30 percent on weekday stays through October 2021 at Dive Palm Springs hotel.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 Individual Hotel Deals

Acre (San Jose del Cabo, Mexico): Stay three nights and only pay for two at this hotel’s 12 tree houses located at the tip of Baja California. Valid for new stays through October 2021. Book via [email protected] (use code “AcreBlackFriday2020”) by December 1, 2020.

The Asbury Hotel (Asbury Park, New Jersey): Save up to 50 percent off this Black Friday on stays at this Jersey Shore hotel for travel between November 27, 2020, and April 30, 2021. Use code “MERRIER” to take 20 percent off one-night stays, 30 percent off two-night stays, 40 percent off three-night stays, and 50 percent off stays four nights or longer.

Dive Palm Springs (Palm Springs, California): Save 30 percent off best available rates with promo code “MONDAY” on weekday stays between November 30, 2020, and October 31, 2021. The sale will be live for 24 hours only on Monday, November 30.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club (Bermuda): Save up to 30 percent off stays at Bermuda’s famed “Pink Palace” for travel dates starting November 23, 2020, all the way through December 31, 2021. Use code “PBLK” to book between November 23 and December 5, 2020.

Ocean House (Watch Hill, Rhode Island): Save 10 percent off one night, 20 percent off two nights, and 30 percent off three nights or more at this iconic New England coastal hotel. Deal must be booked between November 27 through 30, 2020, for travel dates December 2020 through March 2021.

Terranea Resort (Rancho Palos Verdes, California): Save up to 50 percent when you purchase a digital getaway certificate for future overnight stays at this Southern California coastal resort. Use code “CYBERMONDAY” to book on November 30, 2020, for travel dates between December 1, 2020, through November 30, 2021.

Turneffe Island Resort (Belize): When you pay for four nights, you’ll get three additional nights for free at this private Caribbean island resort off the coast of Belize. The deal is available from November 30 through December 4, 2020, for travel dates in January 2021, May 2021, and July 3 through December 17, 2021. To book, call 800-874-0118 or email [email protected] and mention the “Goodbye 2020” promotion.

The William Vale (Brooklyn, New York): Use code “CYBER20” this Cyber Monday to get fixed rates of $175/night for a Queen with Balcony, $350/night for suites, and $2,500/night for the Vale Garden Residence (the hotel’s penthouse suite) for stays booked through the end of April 2021.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 Tour Deals

Abercrombie & Kent: Save up to 50 percent on 2021 Private Escapes to destinations including Egypt, Croatia, Chile, and more. Sale starts on November 30 at 9 a.m. CST and runs through December 4 at 4 p.m. CST. 

G Adventures: Save up to 21 percent off small group tours to select destinations for travel dates between January 1 and December 21, 2021. No code necessary. Sale ends November 30, 2020.

Intrepid Travel: Save 20 percent on all international trips and 10 percent on all domestic trips for travel dates between January 1 and December 15, 2021. Book between November 24 and December 1, 2020, to receive these deals. No code necessary.

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Save on your 2022 Antarctica cruise now.

Courtesy of Hurtigruten/Marsel van Oosten Save on your 2022 Antarctica cruise now.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 Cruise Deals

Hurtigruten: Save up to 50 percent off per person (plus a discounted $500 deposit per person) on new season itineraries in 2021 and 2022 to such destinations as Alaska, Greenland, Iceland, and Antarctica. The sale begins November 23 and runs through December 2, 2020.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 Travel Gear Deals

Backcountry: Save up to 60 percent off select items from brands like Patagonia, The North Face, and Prana during Backcountry’s Black Friday sale.

BioLite: Save 25 percent on everything from FirePit Cooking Kits to headlamps. No promo code is needed and the sale runs from November 23 to December 7.

Bombas: For a limited time, everything at Bombas—including these AFAR Approved compression socks—is marked down 20 percent with the code CHEER20.

Everlane: Save 20 to 40 percent off select style during Everlane’s first Black Friday sale ever from November 27–30, 2020. Additionally, for every order placed online and in stores through Sunday, Everlane will donate $1 (or the equivalent of 10 meals) to Feeding America.

Girlfriend Collective: Take 25 percent off Girlfriend Collective’s sustainably made, size-inclusive activewear from 12 p.m. ET on November 24 through November 30 (no code necessary). 

Glossier: From November 26 through 30, take 25 percent off all of Glossier’s travel friendly skincare and beauty products (no code necessary).

Ilia Beauty: On Friday, November 27, save 20 percent sitewide on Ilia’s clean beauty products and get a full-sized Illuminator in Cosmic Dancer and a mini Liquid Powder Chromatic Eye Tint in Fresco with purchases over $125. On Monday, November 30, save 20 percent sitewide and get a full-sized Liquid Liner and mini Mascara with $125 purchases. Use code “UNWRAP20” at checkout. Sets are excluded from the sale.

L.L. Bean: On Black Friday, save 20 percent on L.L. Bean’s iconic Bean Boots. On Cyber Monday, take 20 percent off the brand’s Wicked Good Slippers. No promo code necessary.

Lo & Sons: Now through November 29, save up to 70 percent off backpacks, laptop totes, and one of AFAR’s favorite weekender bags during Lo & Sons Black Friday Sale.

Matador: Save up to 40 percent site wide on lightweight backpacks, travel towels, and more November 26–30, 2020. No code necessary.

Oru Kayak: Save 15 percent on all of Oru’s foldable kayaks (an AFAR Approved pick!). The sale runs from Sunday, November 22, through Wednesday, December 2 (no promo code needed).

Osprey: Save between 25 and 50 percent on select travel backpacks and other luggage. Sale ends November 30, no code necessary.

Paravel: Take 25 percent off sitewide—including its new Aviator checked luggage—with the code “ALMOSTTHERE25” at checkout.

VSSL: Save 25 percent off all of VSSL’s cleverly packaged first aid kits, camp supplies, and flasks from November 23 to 30, 2020. No code necessary.

This article was originally published on November 20, 2020; it was updated on November 27, 2020, with current sale information. Products we write about are independently vetted and recommended by our editors. AFAR may earn a commission if you buy through our links, which helps support our independent publication.

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