We’ve hijacked Black Friday from the Americans. But like it or not, there are some fantastic deals on holidays, cottages, flights and tickets. I’ve picked my way through the scores of offers and selected some of the best…
Olympic Holidays – Greece and Cyprus specialists – has holiday deals with flights from Gatwick and Manchester. Book before midnight Monday, November 27. How about seven nights self-catering at the 3-star Yakinthos Apartments, Zante, flying from Gatwick on May 31, from £259 per person based on two travelling (discount of £116 pp).
Or, visit the Mamma Mia island of Skiathos with seven nights B&B at the five-star Skiathos Princess Hotel, flying from Manchester on May 11, from £638 per person based on two travelling (discount of £201 per person).
Ocean Florida is offering a seven-night peak-season holiday in Florida, including return flights from London, for just £359, usually £799. The price is based on four sharing at the four-star Avanti Resort Hotel, on International Drive in Orlando, on a room-only basis, and includes return flights from Heathrow on August 21. The sale goes live online at 9am on Friday November 24, on https://www.ocean-florida.co.uk/promo/black-friday/ or call 020 3816 0977.
Customers booking with Attraction Tickets Direct from Black Friday until midnight Sunday November 26 can save up to £80 per person on Orlando combination tickets PLUS receive free admission to Kennedy Space Center.
British Airways’ Black Friday deals include special offers and savings on flights and holidays. Savings are available on fares to top Middle Eastern destinations Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat and Far Eastern hotspots Hong Kong and Singapore. Discounted fares to British Airways’ hot new routes for 2018 Seychelles and Nashville are also available. Book until midnight on Monday November 27.
European city breaks to Venice, Prague, Barcelona, Krakow and Rome are on offer at £99 for flights and two nights’ accommodation. Holidays are available from £259 per person for Club Europe flights and three nights’ accommodation.
Fancy a cosy hotel break. Best Western Great Britain has up to 50 per cent off winter stays booked on Black Friday as part of its Picture Winter campaign – picturing yourself relaxing in front of a roaring log fire, strolling along blustery beaches or exploring local villages and taking in the local culture. Sign up to their rewards programme and and you’ll get a £10 Best Western gift card for every stay taken in December 2017 and January 2018. www.bestwestern.co.uk/rewards-promotion.
Canadian Affair, the expert tour operator to Canada, is offering holidaymakers £150 off per person on holidays costing over £999, such as a Vancouver and Alaska cruise or rail trip through the Canadian Rockies. Quote the code “BLACK FRIDAY” when making a reservation.
LATAM Airlines are offering deals to a number of Latin American destinations including Brazil, Chile and Argentina. The offers available from November 24-27, from Heathrow include to Sao Paulo £739, Rio de Janeiro £769, Curitiba £769, Buenos Aires £799 and Santiago £866. Flights available from from January to May 2018 except Carnival (February 9-14) and Easter (March 23 to April 1). See latam.com/en_uk/black-friday-flights/
Italian holiday specialist, Citalia, is offering £50 off Italian holiday bookings made this weekend in its Black Friday sale running until November 27. The saving is valid on all seven-night or longer holidays, with prices starting from £150 per person.
North America specialist for 18-35’s, TrekAmerica, is offering up to 50 per cent off epic tours across the US, Central and South America and Canada until November 27. There are more than 100 discounted tours on offer including one to see the Grand Canyon, hike in Yosemite National Park, and experience Vegas in style on a party bus tour of The Strip; followed by two of the West Coast’s most awesome cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco from £450 per person.
Love Holidays has 50 per cent off holidays – with destinations from Malta to Mexico and Thailand to New York – and an extra £50 off on breaks costing over £1,000. Use the code BF50 when booking between between Black Friday and November 27. .
Mercure and Novotel Hotels have 30 per cent off stays at 107 hotels to receive 30% off their stay when booking between November 24-27, for visits between December 8 to March 11. A complimentary breakfast will also be included exclusively when booking with AccorHotels directly.
Red Funnel, the Isle of Wight Specialist, is giving 25% off any cross-Solent vehicle ferry journey completed by October 29, 2018. Use the code BLACK25 on redfunnel.co.uk/blackfriday
Good deal from Cofton Holidays – 50 per cent off holidays in cottages, apartments and holiday homes in South Devon booked over Black Friday weekend for stays from three to 14 nights between November 24 and December 22.
bmi regional has flight deals throughout the weekend, for travel during the rest of this year and in 2018.
Choose a holiday with a total booking cost of £800 or more and easyJet Holidays will knock £40 off. Bookings must be made before November 30.