Cyber Monday travel deals
While you might be hitting the stores on Black Friday, Cyber Monday is the perfect time to make plans to hit the open road. Yes, in addition to extra deep discounts on just about anything you can think of, the after-Thanksgiving four-day window can offer up travel deals worthy of some time off work. But with so many offers available—and with fast clicking a must since these deals often sell out quickly—it’s important to have a game plan in place.
First, think about what’s most important to you: destination or time frame. If you don’t care where you’re going but know it can only happen over the third week in January, you’ll be able to quickly limit your options. The same can be said if say, Fiji, is the only place you’ll board an airplane for and you don’t care when you board as long as it’s a good deal. Thankfully, resorts like Club Med – which is offering Cyber Monday discounts on its top 10 global properties beween November 26 and 28 – offer a little something for everybody.
Once you have determined what you’ll be looking for you, the next step will be to identify which travel and sites to hit first. Using a deal aggregator such as ShopAtHome will quickly allow you to scan deals from travel sites across the Web.
If cheap flights are your desire, look to specialists such as CheapAir.com and CheapOAir.com. Want to hit the Caribbean this winter? Book your trip through CheapAir by November 30 for $10 off and up to 5 percent cash back. How about a cruise or trip to Disneyland? Expedia will help you travel the seas or visit the Magic Kingdom on the cheap if you book by November 30. You should also check out other aggregators like Priceline, Travelocity, SouthwestVacations (including $100 off and up to two percent back select Westin hotels if you book by November 29) and Bookit for deals on full travel accommodations including lodging and car rentals.
Remember not to restrict yourself to travel-exclusive online options. Discount deal sites such as Groupon Getaways have many great deals on travel, including 60 percent off and up to 7.5 percent cash back on a slew of hotel and vacation packages. You may also want to look out for specials from competitor LivingSocial. With all that you can potentially save on airlines, hotels and other travel accommodations—you can spend that money saved on souvenirs.