Whether you’re a longtime Black Friday bargain hunter, or you avoid Thanksgiving weekend shopping altogether, you may want to consider doing some online shopping this Thanksgiving weekend. According to NBC News, “Hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines and tour companies are all now regular and enthusiastic participants in the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales tradition, offering discounts, perks, bonuses and some offbeat travel deals.”
The great news is you don’t have to leave your home to capitalize on these killer travel deals, but you may want to plan ahead. According to this survey, 47.7 percent of respondents say they plan to shop on Cyber Monday instead of Black Friday this year. To help you navigate the online deals, we’ve done the research for you so you can spend less time searching and more time with family this Thanksgiving weekend. Bookmark these websites for the best Cyber Monday travel deals.
Use These 5 Websites To Find The Best Cyber Monday Travel Deal
You don’t have to wait until November 28th to see discounted prices; OneTravel already has Cyber Monday rates listed on their website. You can log on now to check the fares or call for unpublished Cyber Monday deals.
Fly from New York to Orlando or Los Angeles to San Francisco for less than $150 (round trip) in December.
Check out all the Cyber Monday flight deals here.
If you’re looking for adventure, make sure to check out the deals on Friendly Planet this Cyber Monday. Friendly Planet offers small group tours to several different destinations.
According to Travel Agent Central, Friendly Planet will have a 48-hour sale with discounts on more than 50 international tours and packages including destinations like Cuba, Thailand, Iceland and more.
StudentUniverse offers travel packages for students and youth. Even if you’re not a student, bookmark the website to find deals for the young jetsetters in your life.
Sign up on their website for “first dibs” on discounted flights and travel packages.
Groupon is most well known for local deals and apparel discounts, but with their getaways section they have become a great source for travel deals.
Groupon is currently offering pre-Black Friday sales and we definitely suggest checking out the getaway deals on Cyber Monday.
Note: Be sure to check the fine print for valid dates and blackouts.
Head straight to the source for deep discounts. The Cyber Monday website has listings for discounted airfare on Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia, and more.
Tip: According to Travelers Today, Expedia will have some of the cheapest flights on Cyber Monday with up to 90 percent discounts on flights in North America.
Cyber Monday Travel Gear
While you may want to get your Cyber Monday shopping done quickly (we understand), don’t forget to check out discounts on gear like luggage and accessories.
Check out Target, Amazon, and Macy's for gear and luggage, and check out Bose and Groupon for discounts on electronics and accessories.
You may still need to do a little comparison shopping, but we hope this list helps you find some killer travel deals. Wishing you safe travels and a happy Thanksgiving!
Maile Proctor is a full-time blogger and content editor. She earned her Bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism from Chapman University. When she’s not writing, she enjoys hiking, finding fun fitness activities, and officiating basketball in Southern California.