After you’ve worn yourself out eating on Thanksgiving and shopping on Black Friday, treat yourself to a vacation on Cyber Monday. Don’t just use the unofficial holiday to get deals for gifts online, use it to get deals throughout the travel industry as well. Hotels, airlines and tours across the globe are preparing to offer as much as 60 percent savings on certain deals this holiday season. Take a look at just some of the places offering great Cyber Monday specials.
Solmar Hotels & Resorts
Starting November 21 and continuing through Cyber Monday (November 28), the Cabo San Lucas five star property hotel collection Solmar Hotels & Resorts is offering deals with up to 63 percent off for travel through December 2017. Promotions will include added perks in addition to discounts, including on excursions and at the property’s open-air Sea Spa.
In addition to the deals, the group is offering guests who book a stay during the Cyber Monday promotion the chance to win an additional three-night stay for two, with breakfast, at one of three properties – Solmar Resort, Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa or Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa. The winner of the trip will be announced via the resorts Facebook page around December 5.
For more information on promotions and to book accommodations, visit www.solmarpromotions.com/blackfriday.
IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts
For guests who want to stay in Mexico, the Dominican Republic or Jamaica on their next vacation, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is offering up to 32 percent off reservations booked during this Black Friday weekend. Promotions will depend on travel dates, hotel and room category, and reservations will be based on availability. To receive the deals, trips to one of IBEROSTAR’s Mexican, Dominican Republic or Jamaican properties must be booked between November 25-28, 2016, with travel completed between November 25, 2016, and April 30, 2017.
Those looking for adults-only properties should check out one of IBEROSTAR’S Grand Collection hotels, while families will be better suited at one of the IBEROSTAR Premium Gold or IBEROSTAR Premium properties.
Frangipani Beach Anguilla
Available for two days only, Frangipani Beach Resort in Anguilla is hosting a special Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale on Friday, November 25 and Monday, November 28. Guests who book on those dates will save 25 percent on standards rates for trips of four nights or more, with stays between April 15-June 30, 2017. The boutique resort has 19 rooms and suites in addition to its newly added Villa, with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths within 5,000 square feet of space that overlooks Meads Bay Beach.
Visit www.frangipaniresort.com or call 264-497-6442 for reservations.
Friendly Planet Travel
Global tour operators Friendly Planet Travel are offering travelers the chance to save up to $1,100 per person or $2,200 per couple on over 50 international tours and packages this holiday season. The 48 hour sale will start at 12 a.m. ET (midnight eastern time) and will include all airfare and accommodations on select packages. The immersive tours include destinations such as Cuba, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Ecuador, Dubai, South Africa, Myanmar, Cambodia, Iceland and more.
Abercrombie & Kent
Abercrombie & Kent is kicking off its holiday sale on Cyber Monday, offering 19 limited-edition private journeys with savings up to $2,600 and 25-40 percent off, available from 8:00 a.m. CST on November 28 through 4:00 p.m. CST December 2, 2016. Abercrombie & Kent tours are exclusive, privately-guided journeys to worldwide destinations, including the Taj Mahal, Petra and Machu Picchu. For those looking for more in depth and unique experiences, the tour operators offer philanthropic African Safaris in Tanzania, expedition cruises of the Galapagos and more.
Some of the itineraries on sale during the holiday season include seven days in Chile with a $2,600 savings; seven days in Bologna and Florence with a $2,000 savings; seven days in Moscow and St. Petersburg with a $1,500 savings; eight days in Vietnam with a $900 savings; seven days in Jordan with a $1,200 savings; and nine days in China with a $1,400 savings, among others
The tour operators recommend booking quickly, as departure dates and space may become limited. Visit www.abercrombiekent.com for a full list of available discounted itineraries.
Travelers looking to experience Europe soon should invest in Cyber Monday deals from Rail Europe, the company that provides rail tickets for multiple destinations across Europe. Beginning Cyber Monday, Rail Europe will launch travel deals which will be available for seven days on a variety of the organization’s most popular products. During the week-long sale, guests can enjoy up to 40 percent off Eurostar standard premier train tickets for London-Paris/Brussels connections; 30 percent off first and second class Swiss Travel Passes, including train, bus and boat travel as well as additional access to hundreds of museums; $40 off first and second class France-Spain High Speed tickets and $40 off first and second class France-Switzerland High Speed tickets.
No code is needed for Eurostar tickets; though the code for Switzerland is SWITZCYBER30; high speed France-Spain is SPAINCYBER40; and high speed France-Switzerland is LYRIACYBER40.
Visit www.RailEurope.com for full details.
The Kitano Hotel New York
Travelers can experience Japan from within the U.S. at The Kitano Hotel New York: New York’s only Japanese-owned hotel. On Cyber Monday, guests can save up to 20 percent off on visits between November 28, 2016, and March 31, 2017, by booking directly through the hotel’s website using the code CMFMK. In addition to the discount, the first 100 guests to book their stay will receive complimentary Internet and breakfast for the duration of their stay. Amenities of the hotel include rooftop views, live music at JAZZ and traditional Kaiseki cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant, Hakubai.
VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations
For those looking to take a more active vacation, consider taking advantage of one of VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations' upcoming deals. To celebrate Cyber Monday, the active experiences tour operator is offering up to $500 in savings on variety of its worldwide itineraries. All VBT trips include home-hosted meals and visits with local families to create local, authentic experiences. Prices will include accommodations during your stay, complimentary use of bicycles, helmets and walking poles, most meals, an on-tour support vehicle and two bilingual trip leaders.
More information can be found at www.vbt.com or by calling 800-245-3868.
Starwood Preferred Guest
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), a loyalty program of Marriott International, is encouraging travelers to take advantage of Cyber Monday deals at over 1,100 of its global hotels and resorts. Launching November 21 and running through December 4, guests benefit from special rates featuring discounts of up to 30 percent off stays with dates available through September 4, 2017. Those who are already members of SPG will receive an additional five percent savings when booking directly through the Cyber Monday sale site. Those who aren’t enrolled can enroll online at www.spg.com/enroll.
Sample Cyber Monday SPG rates include Boston, San Diego and Chicago from $99; New York City from $199; San Francisco from $169, in addition to the various international rates for international destinations.
Members of Marriott Rewards can link their accounts to receive elite status matching and transfer points across programs.
Visit www.spg.com/cybermonday for a full list of deals.
One Aldwych in London is offering a “Three Nights for Two” Cyber Monday deal for those booking on November 28, 2016. The one day deal is available for travel between January 1 and April 17, 2017. Guests of One Aldwych will have access to 25 theatres within a 10 minute walk of the property and a new dining concept, the Basque-inspired Eneko at One Aldwych.
Use the code CYBER when booking via phone or online at www.onealdwych.com.