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The Biggest Black Friday Travel Discounts You Have to Take Advantage Of This Weekend

Special rates on safaris, cruises, and online hotel bookings await.
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While Black Friday sales immediately conjure up images of long lines to designer boutiques and aggressively clicking on online deals, there's another opportunity that people fail to take notice of—travel promotions offered during the weekend. It's the holiday season after all, so why not book a last-minute vacation through some of these travel steals, which include discounted hotel suites, special rates for safaris, and complimentary cruise passes for children:

Discounted safaris with &Beyond

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Luxury tour operator AndBeyond is offering 30 percent off on its itineraries around South America, Africa, and Asia. Experiences range from African safaris to the Okavango Delta or the Serengeti, to a quiet stay at Chile’s Patagonia, to a tailor-made Jungle Book tour in India. You get to save from $1,188 upward with these promotions. The best part is that you won’t need to rush to book these deals, as they’ll be available all week long. So think about it. During this period, travelers will also get a 30 percent discount on Thule luggage, which comes with each itinerary.     

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Kids sail for free at Royal Caribbean Cruises

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Planning a family vacation aboard a cruise ship? Royal Caribbean is letting children below the age of 12 sail for free, according to its blog. This is applicable for bookings made between November 27 and December 2, and only on select four-night cruises in destinations such as Alaska, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, and coastal. Apart from this, bookings made during the sale will also have the opportunity to reserve a second stateroom guest at 60 percent off.

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Hotel bookings around the world at Booking.com

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It’s difficult to detail the Black Friday scope that online hotel reservation portal Booking.com is preparing its users for. There are deals in destinations around the world that will go up to 40 percent off, with a valid travel period from November 27, 2019 until March 31, 2020. Accommodations are available in cities such as Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Istanbul, Bangkok, Sydney, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Genius members get an advantage through early access.

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Reduced rates for rooms and suites at Peninsula Hotels

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Select Peninsula Hotels are giving guests a chance to experience a luxurious stay for less. The branches in New York and Chicago are offering their best room rates at 30 percent off, while the Beverly Hills hotel is at 25 percent off. There are also spa gift cards and treatments, and dining deals up for grabs from November 29 to December 2.

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Private tour around India with Abercrombie & Kent

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While not a Black Friday promotion per se, tour operator Abercrombie & Kent is slashing off $1,000 to $3,000 on luxury tours around Asia, Africa, and South America. One of the highlighted offerings is a nine-day private tour around India, with savings up to $1,000 per person. This will take tourists around major cities like Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, and will allow them to see all the sites, as well as a few offbeat entries on the itinerary.

Book here.  

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