The 2020 Black Friday travel deals we are expecting to see
Here are a few of the deals we hope to see come 27 November 2020.
It's one of the biggest shopping events of the year, and now Black Friday is right around the corner again.
With the impact of COVID-19, there's no doubt that the event is going to look a little different this year. But we are still expecting our favourite brands to come through with the money-saving goodies.
From cheap domestic flights to hotel stays, these are the deals we expect to pop up in a couple of weeks.
Our prediction for Black Friday: Domestic fares from $29 one way
Why: Jetstar has gone as low as $29 for domestic travel since the beginning of 2020. So considering Black Friday is one of the biggest sales on the calendar, we imagine it'll pull out all stops this year. Jetstar's 2019 sale saw $39 fares across Australia, so we're hoping it's going to top that this year.
Our prediction for Black Friday: Domestic fares from $69 one way or up to 35% off fares
Why: We've seen plenty of Virgin Australia sales over the last 3 months. The airline's promotions have stuck between $69 and $89 each way, so we are expecting fares stick to the lower end of that scale for this upcoming Black Friday. We also saw up to 35% off Virgin Australia flights as a part of its 2020 Click Frenzy™ travel offer so it may follow along those same lines.
Our prediction for Black Friday: International fares from 10% off or flights from $1,100 return
Why: Even though international travel has been put on the back burner for the immediate future, Qatar Airways still held a Click Frenzy™ sale for 2020 with 11% off fares. The airline's 2019 Black Friday sale started from $1,009, so we imagine Qatar Airways will meet somewhere in the middle.
Our prediction for Black Friday: Up to 60% off hotel bookings.
Why: Last year saw domestic hotels on the Gold Coast going from $206, Brisbane from $335, Sydney from $296 and Melbourne from $397 included in its 60% off Black Friday offer. We predict a focus on Australian hotels rather than global stays on 27 November.
Our prediction for Black Friday: Save up to 40% on stays
Why: In 2019 we scored savings on over 30 Australian destinations including New South Wales and Victoria. Bargains included 30% off when you booked 2 nights and 40% off for 3 nights. With a focus on local travel, we hope to see a similar offer this year.
Our prediction for Black Friday: Up to 70% off the whole package
Why: Flight Centre is no stranger to dropping prices, and its holiday packages are a regular sale target. This year's Click Frenzy™ had savings of $869 off a 5-night stay at Port Douglas, and 4 nights on the Gold Coast with breakfast and room upgrade included from $1,269. We think Flight Centre plans to deliver along the same lines come Black Friday 2020.
Tours and experiences
Our prediction for Black Friday: 50% off experiences + $8-$10 extra
Why: From Black Friday to Boxing Day sales, Adrenaline is known to come through with a half-off-experiences offer as well as a little extra bonus. The 2019 sale had up to 50% off Adrenaline experiences and an extra $10 off on top, so we expect to see this signature sale once again this year.
Our prediction for Black Friday: Up to 85% off experiences
Why: When it comes to Black Friday sales, Groupon aims to put money back in your pocket. Last year we saw Great Ocean Road tours up to 50% off, Hunter Valley getaways from $149, and yoga retreats discounted by 61%, all part of Groupon's massive 85% off Black Friday deal.
Want more travel bargains? Check out our picks of the best Black Friday travel deals as soon as they land.