Thanksgiving means one thing. No, not turkey, but travel. In fact, Hotwire just released the American Travel Behavior survey showing that most Americans will have 9.2 paid vacation days leftover at the end of 2012. Don't be a statistic. Plan ahead and book your next vacation on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. There are even travel deals kicking off on Wednesday!
Valid White Wednesday (November 21) through Cyber Monday (November 26):
On White Wednesday, you can find hotel savings starting at $59 a night with Shell Vacations Hospitality. You have until Monday, November 26 to book travel from January 1 - 31 and receive a $50 return trip voucher for future booking of two nights or more to participating Shell Vacations Hospitality locations. Resorts included in the deal are Hawaii's Paniolo Greens Resort, Vino Bello Resort in Napa, Arizona's Legacy Golf Resort, Las Vegas' Desert Rose Resort and more. To book, visit Shell Hospitality's website where participating resort offers go live November 21.
Valid only on Black Friday:
Fountain Hills, Arizona's CopperWynd Resort & Club has two package deals for Black Friday shoppers this season. The first is the Black Friday Shopping Package which sets you up with four rolls of wrapping paper with ribbons and bows, breakfast at sunrise, a "power basket" stocked with treats to keep you going throughout the day, a guest room and a private driver to take you everywhere you need to go for up to six hours. This package is priced at $699 for one night. Second is their Holiday Hideaway Package which features dinner for two at the resort's award-winning Alchemy Restaurant, two spa treatments at the CopperWynd spa, breakfast for two and a deluxe guestroom. Rates start at $449. Book online or call 877.707.7760 for reservations.
BedandBreakfast.com is offering a free $30 gift card for every $100 gift card purchased on their website. The gift cards which can be purchased at any price ranging from $25-$1,000 can be used at more than 4,000 bed and breakfasts and never expire. Purchase online and use the code "BBCYBER30" for this deal.
Valid Black Friday through Cyber Monday:
Starting Black Friday through Cyber Monday, Colonial Williamsburg has deals on hotel stays and annual admission passes. Plus, if you book one or more nights in a suite at select Colonial Williamsburg Hotel properties you will get one night free. Additionally, Colonial Williamsburg is offering a buy one, get one free deal on annual passes throughout the weekend. To book, call 1-800-447-8679. Use code CYBER.
The Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, is offering 50 percent off room-only rates in the oceanview rooms for travel through December 22, 2012. There is a minimum three-night stay, but stays of five nights or more will receive a $50 resort credit. The discounted rate comes to $150 per couple plus tax and service charge. Remember, passports are not required for U.S. citizens to visit. For reservations, call toll-free at 1-800-524-4746 or book online and enter promo code 50/50.
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Valid Thanksgiving (November 22) through Tuesday November 27
This Black Friday, Quark Expeditions is holding a sale on four trips, three ships, two itineraries all with one great deal: 50 percent off Antarctic voyages departing throughout December 2012 and January 2013. Sailings include Antarctic Explorer: The Classic Adventure for departures on December 15, 2012 aboard Sea Adventurer and January 13, 2013 aboard Ocean Diamond; the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings for departures on December 11, 2012 aboard Sea Spirit and December 26, 2012 aboard Ocean Diamond. The sale runs from Thursday, November 22, 2012 to Tuesday, November 27, 2012 (offices closed Sunday). For more information or to book your Antarctic voyage, contact a Polar Travel Adviser at 888-892-0073 or 203-803-2666 or visit them online.
Valid Thanksgiving (November 22) through Thursday, November 29
Before you sit down to turkey, you can score 50 percent off all inclusive rates for the Sonesta Malo Beach Resort & Casino in Saint Maarten. The Black Friday sale runs from November 22 - 29, 2012, offering a 50 percent discount on all-inclusive rates for travel between December 1, 2012 and December 19, 2013. Rates start at a low $132 per person per night, based on double occupancy for high season. To book, visit Sonesta.com, Promo Code: BFSALE.
Valid Cyber Monday through November 30:
The Reefs in Bermuda is offering a 30 percent off travel March 12 - April 14, 2013 or 20 percent off travel April 15 - May 23, 2013, starting on Cyber Monday and running through November 30. The savings are off daily rates, which include full-service breakfast and are available in any of the 62 hotel rooms and suites or 19 club condos. The offer requires a minimum stay of four nights. Discounted daily rates begin at $228 per couple in a poolside room or $868 for four people in a two-bedroom condo, plus tax and service charge. To book, call 800-742-2008 or visit them online.
The Seven Stars Resort in Turks and Caicos is offering a sales running through February 3, 2013. Room rates start at $364 per night for one-bedroom accommodations when booked by November 30. Visit their website or call them at 866.570.7777 and mention Flash Sale.
Kimptons in Florida are offering deals for their three Florida locations starting this Monday and running through December 30. Those who book in this time frame will receive 20 percent off of the standard price of rooms. As an extra bonus, guests who will be staying at any of the locations will be eligible for $26 upgrades for their rooms. In addition to these deals the Kimptons of Florida are also offering a special package for those reserving their wedding between November 26 and December 5. The package includes a second free night, cocktail hour and a choice of two late-night snacks. For booking at Epic, please call (866) 760-3742 or (305) 424-5226 or visit www.epichotel.com. For booking at Surfcomber, please call (800) 994-6103 or visit www.surfcomber.com. For booking at Vero, please call 1-866-602-VERO (8376) or visit www.verobeachhotelandspa.com. Use booking code CYBRFL for all three hotels.
Valid only on Cyber Monday:
OPUS Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia is offering 25 percent savings when booking for stays through February 28. Rates start at $149 per night and include complimentary Wi-Fi. To book visit the hotel's website and use the promo code CYBEROPUS.
The Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona is offering 25 percent off rates for stays through April 30, 2013. Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Rates start at $232 a night. Book online and use the booking code RCYMON.
Tanque Verde Ranch located in Tucson, Arizona is offering 50 percent off all pre-existing packages, which are all-inclusive with accommodations, three daily meals and activities. Call 800-234-3833 and ask for the Cyber Monday booking code to book on November 26. Package Blackout dates are 12/22/12-01/04/13 and 03/15/13-04/15/13. Rates start at $130 per night.
The Windham Hill Inn in Southern Vermont offers anyone calling between 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. on November 26 and mentioning the code CYBER a double upgrade and a half bottle of champagne upon arrival. No blackout dates apply. The offer is based on availability. Rates start at $255 per night for travel through January 31, 2013.
Hotel Abri in San Francisco, California is offering 20 percent off of their Shop Till You Drop package. The package includes canvas bags that guests may use while they shop in the many locations in Union Square and a Shopping Bag Valet Program in which valets will take the bags off your hands and return them to the hotel. Also included is a coupon good for one free drink and appetizer from the bar menu at Puccini & Pinetti. Bookable for a stay between November 26, 2012 and January 31, 2013. Subject to blackout dates. Use booking code "SHOP-ABRI." Rates start at $179 per night.
Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, California is offering up to 53 percent off nightly rates. The offer is valid for stays through January 31, 2013, some restrictions and blackout dates apply. Rates start at $219 for weekdays and $299 for weekends.
The Fairmont Dallas in Dallas, Texas will offer 30 percent off best available rates on Monday, November 29. The promotion is available on bookings until March 31, 2013, but bookings will be fully non-refundable. Rates start at $99 per night.
The Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui, Hawaii will be offering 30 percent off the best available rate and a $100 food and beverage credit per stay, during a 24-hour Cyber Monday sale starting at midnight on November 26, 2012. The offer is available for travel between April 14, 2013 and July 6, 2013 and/or September 1, 2013 and December 20, 2013. For reservations, call 800-798-4552 or visit their website. Rates start at just $377 for a one-bedroom suite at the recently renovated Wailea resort.
Guests reserving rooms at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts will receive a 20 percent discount on all new reservations, including suites all day on Monday, but those making reservations from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. will receive a 50 percent discount. Valid for travel from December 7, 2012 through March 31, 2013. Guests may book online by selecting "Cyber Monday" or "Cyber Monday Flash" from the drop down menu.
The Aruba Marriott Resort @ Stellaris Casino is offering three nights free for those who purchase three nights. Valid for travel from April 22, 2013 - November 21, 2013. Rates start at $379 per night. Visit them online and enter promotional code D52.
Palm Beach Gardens Marriott in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida is offering 50 percent off all room-only reservations. Discounted rates start as low as $55 per night. Valid for travel from November 26, 2012 - January 6, 2013 and August 1, 2013 - September 30, 2013. Check out their website and enter promotional code W39.
The Westin Playa Bonita in Panama is offering two free nights plus an upgraded room for those who purchase two nights. Rates start at $250 per night. Valid for travel from December 1-20, 2012 and July 1 - August 15, 2013. Maximum eight-night stay. Go online and use code: CYBERMON.
Alma Del Pacifico Beach Hotel and Spa in Costa Rica is offering 40 percent off a two-night stay, and 25 percent off all additional nights. Rates start at $132 per night. Valid for travel through Dec 24, 2012 and from April 10 - Sept. 30, 2013. Bookings cannot be combined with any other offers. Go online and enter promotional code D3Q.
Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose / Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort are offering $99 and $119 nightly rates in a deluxe room at Costa Rica Marriott Hotel and Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, respectively. Rates valid for travel through November 10, 2013. Visit and request promo code PRO.
Kura Hulanda Resorts in Curacao are offering a buy two nights, get two nights free special valid for travel through May 15, 2013. (Blackout dates: December 26, 2012 - Jan 2, 2013). E-mail reservation request to email@example.com or call 877-264-3106 and request Black Friday special.
The Angler's Boutique Resort in South Beach is offering 25 percent off rates including daily continental breakfast for two people, a welcome amenity and free Wi-Fi. Rates start at $219. Valid for travel from December 10-21, 2012. Book online, enter promotional code CYBER25.
The Sandpearl Resort at Clearwater Beach is offering guests who book a standard room or junior suite a $50 gift card per night. Rates start at $199 a night. Valid for travel from November 26, 2012 - February 13, 2013. Blackout dates may apply. Visit their website and enter promotional code CYBER. If booking a suite, use CYBER SUITE.
St. Kitts Marriott Resort and The Royal Beach Casino are offering a buy one night, get one free special. Rates start at $129/night. Valid for travel from November 26 - December 21, 2012. Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Book through their website and enter promotional code D51.
For a real ski deal at the newly expanded Bretton Woods ski area in New Hampshire, the Omni Mount Washington Resort is selling 12 rooms for $12. This package is only available for purchase on Cyber Monday, when just 12 lucky guests will be able to book their rooms for $12 on 12/12/12. During their visit guests will also enjoy $12 lift tickets to explore Bretton Woods' new T-bar lift and log cabin on Mount Stickney.
Save up to 50 percent at Hotel Madeline Telluride, a coveted ski-in/ski-out location in Mountain Village. The ski package, $600 total, includes two nights in a deluxe king room, breakfast for two, two ski passes and two massages.
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa is getting specific with their deal. Guests can take up to 38 percent off rates. The package starts start from $199 for travel through December 23, 2012.
Delamar Greenwich Harbor (45 minutes from NYC) has 30 percent discounts off all rooms and suites for stay dates between November 26 and January 26. Neighboring property Delamar Southport is also offering 30 percent savings for stays in the same date range. Some blackout dates apply.
La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa has two deals. Book online on Cyber Monday to save 45 percent off regular rates. Then limited-time deals offer rates from $99 per night, based on double occupancy. Plus the Cyber Monday package costs $199 and includes breakfast for two and one 50-minute spa treatment.
Heading to Atlanta before the end of 2012? The Hyatt Regency Atlanta is offering 25 percent off the daily rate for reservations through December 30, 2012. The Cyber Monday deal is available on Monday, November 26 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Click here to book, or go Hyatt.com with the code CYBR25.
Montage Hotels & Resorts in Laguna Beach and Beverly Hills, California will be offering 40 percent off reservations for stays from December 1 - 12, 2012 as well as a complimentary bottle of champagne. Take advantage of everything in the online store being 25 percent off including spa, home and bath gifts. To book click here.
Valid only on Orange Wednesday (November 28):
After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there is Orange Wednesday, where Howard Johnson is offering customers up to 50 percent off when booking a stay of up to three consecutive nights. The promotion is valid at more than 50 participating hotels (click here to see the full list of possible locations). On Orange Wednesday, be one of the first three to directly call the specific hotel you have chosen and request the Orange Wednesday rate. Travel must take place within three months of booking. Blackout dates do apply.