10 Black Friday travel deals you need to get onto pronto
Our picks of the best of the best Black Friday travel deals you can book online this weekend.
Black Friday AKA one of the biggest shopping days on the calendar has launched. And for travellers of every kind there are hundreds of deals to take advantage of.
Check out our full list if you don't believe us.
But if you don't want to find yourself scrolling through endless deals we've pulled out the absolute best (in our opinions) to get you out of your chair and into your holiday faster.
Here's the list.
1. Flights: Qantas flights to China from $466 return.
Qantas has more than a few sales going on today but the sweetest one is on flights to China. From $466 return you can get to Beijing or Shanghai, rack up Qantas frequent flyer points and yes, you can bring the kids too as these flights are available for travel from mid-January until mid-February.
- Why we rate this sale: It's super cheap for China flights and the last time we remarked on the airline going this low was in 2017.
- Where can I book? Head to Flight Centre to nab your seat.
- When do I need to book by? 30 November 2018.
2. Flights: Europe flights from $699, North America flights from $835 via STA Travel
Flight deals and flight deals, oh my! STA Travel has gone all out this year with drastically discounted fares around the world. The best has got to be these $699 return flights to Europe on Air China. They're closely followed by these $835 return flights to the USA. Then, there are these $499 return flights to Japan.
- Why we rate this sale: The fares are unbelievably cheap, are all flown on full-service carriers and the Europe and North America flights are available to anyone, not just students. However, the Japan flights are only for under 30s. Lucky ducks. Keen on the Europe flights? You can also grab up to 45% off Eurail passes this Black Friday, too.
- Where can I book? Visit STA Travel online to book quickly and easily.
- When do I need to book by? Get in by 26 November 2018.
3. Flights: Up to $35 off flights with BudgetAir
Score a sweet $35 off international flights or $20 off domestic flights booked through this online travel agent. That is all.
- Why we rate this sale: It's dollars off ANY flight booked through the site. No need to be picky. Book whatever you want.
- Where can I book? Grab your discount code off the website and away you go.
- When do I need to book by? The discount code expires at 11.59pm 26 November 2018.
4. Flights: 10% off Qatar Airways flights
This Cyber Weekend you can afford to treat yourself with 5-star flights. That's because one of the best in the biz has a clean 10% off flights to Europe to hop onto. Flights are available until 30 June 2019 letting you spend some semblance of summer abroad.
- Why we rate this sale: We love Qatar Airways and any chance to pamper yourself on a 5-star, full-service airline all the way to Europe should be taken. That's our two cents.
- Where can I book? Head to the official Qatar website to get the code and book.
- When do I need to book by? The code expires 27 November 2018.
5. Tours: Up to 75% off tours with TourRadar
Oh. My. Stars. Broken down that's up to 75% off Africa tours, 60% of Europe tours, 50% off Asia and Latin America tours and 40% off Australia, Oceania and North America tours.
- Why we rate this sale: Almost every continent is covered. Plus, we love TourRadar as it brings stacks of tour companies including bigwigs like Contiki, G Adventures, Intrepid and Trafalgar together in one place, then discounts them.
- Where can I book? It's all happening at TourRadar.
- When do I need to book by? This sale ends 27 November 2018.
6. Tours: Up to 30% off Intrepid tours
There's been so much hype around Intrepid's Cyber Sale with it flooding our social media all week with teasers. Now that it's landed it's definitely worth bragging about.
The main deal is up to 30% off sailing tours to Asia and the Galapagos Islands but also available is 25% off America tours, 20% off Asia, Africa and South America tours and 15% off small group tours.
Plus, there's buy one, get one free or 40% off solo tours, on Thailand/Malaysia Adventure Cruising. Phew!
- Why we rate this sale: Basically everything is discounted, the amount just depends on your actual tour.
- Where can I book? Head to Intrepid to explore and tour.
- When do I need to book by? 30 November 2018 is your deadline.
7. Holidays: 6-night China tour from $659 per person with Groupon
Those $699 China tours are back but what makes this one of our hot deals is that when you use Groupon's Black Friday code you'll score an extra 15% off. That's a bonus $40 taking the $699 down to $659.
- Why we rate this sale: It's dirt-cheap and includes everything from flights and accommodation to transport and tours. Depending on where you live in Australia, this week-long trip could be cheaper than a week's rent.
- Where can I book? You can steal this deal through Groupon online.
- When do I need to book by? The Groupon code expires midnight 23 November 2018. One word: Hustle.
So many hotel brands and booking sites are offering Black Friday deals but the biggest discount goes to Wotif. It has up to 50% off select stays plus a bonus 15% off when you tack on this code at the checkout.
- Why we rate this sale: The choice of hotels, size of the discount and stay dates, which run until 31 December 2019 and include Christmas Day, make our eyes water.
- Where can I book? Start searching for your dream stay at Wotif.
- When do I need to book by? 26 November 2018.
9. Experiences: Up to 50% off Adrenaline experiences + a bonus $40 off
Two of our favourite experience companies, Adrenaline and RedBalloon, are both participating in Black Friday but Adrenaline is doing its best with a bonus $40 off purchases of $195+ with this code.
Calculated, that's a max 20% off on minimum purchases.
- Why we rate this sale: From high-octane adventure sports like rally driving to more relaxed activities such as hot air ballooning, there's something for everyone at a hot price here.
- Where can I book? Put that pedal to the metal and book your activity at Adrenaline online.
- When do I need to book by? 11.59pm on Saturday 24 November 2019.
10. Trains: Up to 45% off Eurail passes, worldwide
One of the most enjoyable ways to travel around Europe is train but fares can be expensive. Not anymore, with Eurail taking up to 45% off its passes. That's savings of up to $817 to ride the rails at your leisure.
- Why we rate this sale: 45% is a mammoth discount and you've got 9 passes to choose from too ranging from "5 days in a month" to "3-months continuous" options.
- Where can I book? It's all happening at the official Eurail website.
- When do I need to book by? The sale ends 30 November 2018.
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