The biggest day of the year for the retail sector is fast-approaching, with predications that Brits will spend £7 billion on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals this year. There is an abundance of incredible discounts on offer, making it a prime time to start thinking about booking potential holidays, flights, or even UK minibreaks. We’ve rounded up the best UK and European Black Friday travel deals in 2019, to save you the leg work.
Holiday booking platforms
The trusty household name, Booking.com, is offering a knock-out Black Friday sale. It is due to feature deals on properties all over the globe, starting at 40% off, with book-by dates extending to Cyber Monday. Travel hack: start checking out the Booking.com website a few days before November 29th; deals will be visible so that customers can start searching in advance of the release date.
Secret Escapes is a luxury British travel company that sells discounted hotel stays, spa retreats and trips around the world. This November, the website is offering incredible discounts of up to 70% over Black Friday weekend. Taking place from 25th November to 11.59pm on 1st December, it would be a perfect place to start booking that festive romantic getaway…
TUI are really pushing the boat out this year, as their Black Friday travel deals will last an entire week, starting from 00.01am on November 25th and finishing on December 2nd. Details of the deals have not been released yet, though TUI have declared that customers “can expect savings on a whole range of getaways, from European mainstays like Spain and the Canary Islands to far-flung destinations like Mauritius, Sri Lanka and Jamaica.” Keep your eyes peeled here!
Expedia is a leading, global travel company that allows their audience to search for and book flights, hotels and car hires abroad. Last year, Expedia offered over 50% off selected hotels and travel packages, plus 75% off selected app bookings. Details of this year’s deals have not been released yet, but they have stated on their website that customers “might find flights to Orlando, a weekend getaway to France or a hotel package deal to sandy beaches or snowy mountains. There are Black Friday travel deals for all tastes, in all sizes and for any budget.”
With 1,500+ itineraries in 120+ countries, Intrepid Travel is a worldwide organisation that offers exhilarating experiences—from foodie trips, to cycling tours and family adventures. Their Black Friday deal is playing on the approaching new year, offering 20% off all 2020 departures. Book here between November 26th to December 5th.
Omio, previously known as GoEuro, are a go-to booking company for tours around Europe. They offer unparalleled train, plane and bus deals within Europe, such as high-speed train journeys allowing you to see places like Rome, Venice and Florence. If you use promo code ukbfgoeuro, you will be entitled to 20% off everything.
Check their website for further details.
Black Friday luxury hotel deals in Europe
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
The Rosewood is a leading name in the luxury hotel world. Their hotel portfolio includes some of the most desirable destinations around the globe, from the bustling Abu Dhabi to the romantic hub, Paris. In 2019, they’re offering their first ever Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotion, giving up to 35% on discount on stays across their hotel collection. Each Rosewood hotel throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas will provide guests with one complimentary night stay and a $100 credit to be used toward spa, dining and more. What are you waiting for? Book here:
Artist Residence – UK
Wanting something closer to home? Artist Residence are a range of hotels dotted across the UK, namely London, Brighton, Cornwall and Oxford. Branding themselves as “an eccentric bunch of fun and friendly places to eat, drink & sleep,” you can get 20% off all rooms on all dates apart from bank holidays (So, Valentine’s Day still counts!) Book between 23rd-30th November and use the promo code BLACK18 here.
Pulitzer Amsterdam - The Netherlands
In the heart of Amsterdam, this hotel is a set of 17th and 18th century quintessential Dutch canal houses, oozing with life and history. This year, they are offering a Black Friday deal of 25% off nightly rates for Generous Rooms, plus daily breakfast at the hotel's restaurant, Jansz, AND one complimentary cocktail per person at Pulitzer’s Bar. A minimum of two nights is required when booking for guests traveling between January 1st and February 29th 2020. Use code BLACKFRIDAY.
Check out their deals here.
Le Torri di Bagnara Luxury Castles Collection – Italy
Nobody on earth can truthfully put their hand up and say that they wouldn’t enjoy staying in a luxury, Italian castle-villa. Luckily for you, Le Torri di Bagnara Luxury Castles Collection is offering big savings for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You can get 15% off week-long stays at its main castle (for up to 15 people) and 20% off week-long stays at the entire property (up to 30 people). In addition, any stays booked between the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period will have a free Truffle Hunting Experience added to their stay. More information can be found here.
Airlines offering Black Friday deals
A lot of the top airlines will be offering Black Friday deals. Last year, companies such as British Airways, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Qatar Airlines and Norwegian airline all offered notable discount on worldwide flights.
However, a top tip would be to stay head smart when booking flight deals on Black Friday. For example, last year RyanAir came under fire as their Black Friday deals ended up advertising flights that were £5 more expensive than prices that were on offer two weeks later!
Caxton Card Black Friday deal
Black Friday is great time of year to book your next holiday, with some retailers offering up to 70% off bookings. It would be rude for Caxton to not get involved in the Black Friday fun, so we’ve decided to offer a large Black Friday sale, starting Thursday 28th November. Check back on our website and Twitter Thursday 28th November 10.00am for further information.