Black Friday is upon us. It’s the time of year that the usually placid of folk see red, sumo wrestle for the most inched flat screen, 4k, 5k, LED, cybertronic TV, and a thousand years worth of British etiquette cascades down the check and out the window.

This year the day of doom, or black Friday as we call it, will be November 25th. As recent years have shown, more and more of this discount-goodness will be enjoyed online, with savvy shoppers adding to their cart right through to cyber-Monday – which is a thing apparently.

So where do we stand when it comes to travel – and what deals can we get!

Black Friday Holiday Deals

It’s on packages holidays that you are likely to find the substantial savings, with some large companies offering an extended sale period starting from November 23rd. With a handful of destinations seeing huge unrest over the last 12 months, expect mega deals as Tour Operators try and get rid of burdening stock in areas such as Egypt and Turkey. Additionally, Greece is also a great place to look to for big discounts, as booking numbers fell earlier this year during the migrant crisis.

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Some of the small to medium sized Tour operators such as Titan Travel, or Low-Cost Holidays will also offer heavy discounts. This time of year sees a natural slow-down in bookings, ahead of peak season in January and February. Black Friday provides a great opportunity to boost numbers during a last push before Christmas.

Titan Travel is offering up to £500 off per person during their Black Friday sale on a range of package holidays including cruises, rail trips, beach breaks, and adventure holidays across the world.

With Zika fears earlier this year, the Caribbean and Latin American may also be a good choice if you’re looking to bag a long-haul deal.

Black Friday Hotel Deals

With the winter period for many hotels looking less than healthy, expect a number of low season deals. You’re likely to find these quickest directly on the website of chains and hotel independents. The likes of booking.com and Expedia are sure to run their own incentives, but may not be able to pass on discounts as quickly as chains can promote them on their own website. Last year Best Western knocked 50% off their winter stays and other chains offered single night stays for a tenner!

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Some of the other more package focused companies such as lastminute.com, may also run some great offers worth looking at. Perhaps a little higher priced for hotel only, but more likely to have specific deals for travel and accommodation packages.

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Black Friday Travel Deals

With sorry looking, Brexit related, pound plummeting sales for Eurostar earlier this year it’s likely they will be pushing some significant deals this Friday. The Christmas period is likely to offer less availability and of course higher prices, but a cheeky trip you might be able to grab a good deal to Brussels, Paris or Lille in the New Year.

Sticking to the tracks, Virgin Trains  will be offering 200,000 discounted tickets, with standard tickets on offer from £5-£10. If you’re feeling like you need to travel in style, after grappling a 56 inch flatscreen TV from Asda, then First Class tickets will be on offer from £20. They will be available to book from Midnight on November 23rd.

…and of course flights

Often the biggest airlines lead the way with Black Friday travel deals. WOW Air have previously offered transatlantic flights for just £99. Note that some of the flight aggregators can’t keep up as quickly with deals, so go direct to the main airline websites for the best chance of a bargain; British Airways, Air New Zealand, Monarch, Qatar Airways, as well as the low-cost options such as Easyjet and Ryanair.


Originating in American there is little doubt that one of the leading companies when it comes to Black Friday, is Amazon. I’m using this opportunity myself to top up on all my travel toiletries and essentials, while the offers are on!