Boxing Day Travel Deals 2016
Cash in with Boxing Day travel deals and find the lowest price for your next flight, hotel, cruise or vacation.
Boxing Day is so much more than cheap clothes and electronics. Flights, hotels, vacation packages and cruises are heavily discounted on one of the year’s biggest shopping days.
Although it's now come and gone, don't worry. January is also a great time to book travel, as many companies offer deep discounts to encourage people to continue booking trips after Christmas. We've rounded up the best January travel deals we could find. You can also join our travel deals newsletter to get the latest travel sales sent straight to your inbox.
Travel deals that are available now:
Up to 30% off Citilink passengers - Swiss-Belhotel International, Indonesia
Valid on stays until 28 February 2018. Book & enjoy up to 30% off from best flexible rate for Citilink passengers at Swiss-Belhotel International, Indonesia. T&Cs apply.
Flights to Phuket from $204 return on Jetstar
Valid on flights between May - October 2017. Sample fares include Melbourne to Phuket for $267 return, Sydney to Phuket for $365 return and more.
2 days free on 9+ days rental
Valid on hires in Australia until 10 April 2017. Rent a selected car for 9 consecutive days or more and get 2 days free of time and kilometre charges. Valid on car groups D, E, P, G, H, L, S and Z only.
Las Vegas flights from $915 return
Valid on flights between April - October 2017 with Fiji Airways and Virgin Australia. Sample fares include Brisbane to Las Vegas for $919, Melbourne to Las Vegas for $947, Perth to Las Vegas for $1,145 return and more.
Save $150 on trips to Asia
Valid on any new booking made on select trips in Asia.
Los Angeles flights from $794 return on Fiji Airways
Valid for travel in June and October-November 2017. Sample fares include Melbourne to Los Angeles from $794 return, Sydney to Los Angeles from $807 return and more.
Japan flights from $516 return on Philippines Airlines
Valid for travel in June-November 2017. Includes 30kg baggage, meals and FF points. Sample fares include Gold Coast (Coolangatta) to Tokyo Haneda from $492 return, Cairns to Tokyo Haneda from $515 return and more.
10% off stay + 15% off beverage + late check-out
Valid on stays from 11 March 2017 - 31 May 2017. T&Cs apply.
Flights to London from $1,404 return
Valid for flights from Sydney in May 2017.
Fly to Manila, Philippines from $554 return with Qantas or Philippines Airlines
Valid for travel in June-August 2017. Sample fares include Sydney-Manila from $554 return.
Up to 30% off Alaska cruise holidays with Royal Caribbean
Valid on select Alaska sailings in 2018.
Flights to India from $229 return on AirAsia
Valid on flights between April - June 2017. Sample fares include Perth to Cochin, India for $229 return, Sydney to Cochin, India for $244 return, Melbourne to Cochin, India for $278 return and more.
Flights from $1,095 return: Air New Zealand Sale
Valid on select dates between 15 March - 31 December 2017. Sample fares include Sydney to San Francisco for $1,095 return, Sydney to Los Angeles for $1,095 return, Adelaide to San Francisco for $1,145 return and more. Other destinations include Houston,Vancouver, Buenos Aires, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo.
Flights to Los Angeles from $838 return on Air New Zealand
Sample fares include Gold Coast to Los Angeles for $901 return, Perth to Los Angeles for $971 return, Adelaide to Los Angeles for $978 and more.
Flights to San Francisco from $840 return on Air New Zealand
Sample fares include Brisbane to San Francisco for $849 return, Brisbane to San Francisco for $849 return, Sydney to San Francisco for $850 return and more.
Flights to India from $296 return AirAsia
Valid on flights between April - June 2017. Sample fares include Sydney to Cochin, India for $311 return, Melbourne and Perth to Cochin, India for $318 return, Darwin to Cochin, India for $527 return and more.
Fifth day free
Rent a selected car for 5 consecutive days or more with Budget in Australia and receive your 5th day free of time and kilometre charges. Valid on car groups B, C, D, E, K and P.
$20 off trucks
Rent a selected truck with Budget in Australia for 1 day or more from Sunday to Thursday and get $20 off your rental. Valid on truck groups A, C, H & F only.
Up to $500 OBC + $100 internet credit per stateroom
Enjoy the fantastic bonus extras when you book select Holland America cruises at CruiseAway. Valid for departures from 1 June - 30 March 2018. Conditions apply.
Flights to Europe from $905 return on Vietnam Airlines
Valid on select dates between May - November 2017. Sample fares include
Sydney to Paris for $918 return, Melbourne to London for $964 and Sydney to London for $977 return.
20% off Thai Island Hopper East tour
Valid on select tours between 29 March and 29 April 2017. Featuring Thailand, including Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Pha Ngan. T&Cs apply
Up to 20% off stays in Asia + free extras
Valid on stays between 14 April 2017 – 23 April 2017. Book your stay at Millennium Hotels, Asia and get up to 20% off your stay with complimentary breakfast, free shuttle, and 10% for Millennium members. Conditions apply.
$400 off flights + 5% off summer 2017 trips to Europe
Valid for departures from 16 March - 31 January 2018.
Global Hotel Sale: Up to 40% off
Valid on stays between 6 March - 4 June 2017.
Up to $400 off flights with Ireland tours
Valid on select departures until 31 January 2018.
Up to 25% off on Hotelopia, Las Vegas, USA
Book now and enjoy up to 25% off at Hotelopia, Las Vegas, USA. Valid for stays between 10 April to 13 April 2017. T&Cs apply.
Up to $1,300 off Europe trips
Valid on select 2017 trips in Europe. Trips included are European Vista, European Highlights, Greek Week, Best of Balkans and more.
25% off Norway expedition cruises
Valid on 4 tours departing between 11 May 2017 - 28 June 2018.
20% off India tours
Valid on 14 tours departing between 27 May 2017 - 28 July 2018.
15% off Central America and Caribbean tours
Valid on more than 40 tours departing before 31 December 2017. Destinations include Cuba, Costa Rica, Haiti, Mexico, Guatamala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica and Belize.
Up to 50% off cruises + up to $300 flight credit
Valid on select cruises in New Zealand, Hawaii, South Pacific, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Caribbean.
Up to 12% off flights
Valid on select flights departing from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth between 4 March - 31 December 2017.
Fly to Vietnam from $230 return
Valid on select AirAsia and Jetstar flights between 27 March - 14 June 2017. Sample fares include Perth to Ho Chi Minh City from $230 return, Perth to Hanoi from $287 return and more.
Save up to 50% per person on launch fares + up to $300 eZair credit per stateroom
Save up to 50% per person on launch fares and receive up to $300 eZair credit per stateroom when you book select Princess New Zealand, Asia, Alaska, Europe, South Pacific, Caribbean, Panama Canal and the world cruises with Princess Cruise at CruiseAway. T&Cs apply.
FREE balcony upgrade: Royal Caribbean
Receive a free balcony upgrade for the price of an oceanview when you book select Royal Caribbean cruises before close of business on 31 March 2017. Conditions apply
Fifth day free
Valid on hires until 10 April. Rent an intermediate (Group C), standard (Group D), full Size (Group E) or full size elite (Group P) car for 5 consecutive days or more from Avis in Tasmania, and get your fifth day free of time and kilometre charges. T&Cs apply.
3 Days FREE
Valid on hires 10 April. Rent a full size (car group E) full size elite (P) premium (G), luxury (H), eco friendly (L), special (S), or prestige (Z) car for 11 days or more and receive 3 days free of base rate. T&Cs apply.
Rent an economy (Group A) through to a full size (Group E) car with Avis in Australia for 2 or more consecutive days and receive a free single upgrade up to a maximum full size elite (Group P) car.
Air New Zealand Sale: Fly to North and South America from $1,095 economy return
Valid on select flights between 15 March to 31 December 2017. Sample fares include Sydney-Los Angeles from $1,095 return, Sydney-San Francisco from $1,095 return, Sydney-Buenos Aires from $1,295 return and more. Other destinations include Houston, Vancouver, Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
Singapore accommodation from SGD$208: Easter promo
Valid for stays between 7 April to 16 April 2017. Hotel inclusions are complimentary internet access, complimentary upgrade to executive room, complimentary daily in-room mini bar amenities and complimentary international buffet breakfast up to two persons.
15% off New York tickets + Big Adventure Pass
Valid on classic 1-day, deluxe 2-days and Big Apple 3-days New York tickets and Big Adventure Pass.
Second day free with Las Vegas tours
Valid on standard tour online tickets for Las Vegas.
10% off 48-hour London bus tour tickets + free extra 24 hours
Valid on 48-hour tour tickets in London plus receive an extra 24 hours free.
10% off economy and business flights
Valid on flights departing until 30 May.
10% off Vienna tours online tickets
Valid only on online bookings for Vienna tours.
20% off 48-hour Muscat tour tickets
Valid on 48-hour Muscat tour tickets purchased through online booking.
25% off 24-hour and 48-hour Dubai tour tickets
Valid on 24-hour and 48-hour Dubai tour tickets.
45% off select tours for solo travellers
Valid on select Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Russia, Spain, India or Nepal tours.
10% off all Chicago tours tickets
Valid on all Chicago tour tickets purchased through online booking.
Up to 15% off airport parking, hotels and lounges
Get up to 15% off airport parking, hotels and lounges at Book FHR. Conditions apply.
Free night tour with all Washington DC deluxe tickets
Valid on all Washington DC deluxe tickets.
2-for-1 tours in Europe, Asia and Middle East
Book select Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Russia, Spain, India or Nepal tours for a two-for-one rate.
10% off San Francisco tours
Valid on 24-hour standard tickets and 48-hour dynamite tickets when you book your San Francisco tours online.
Up to 15% off Europe and Middle East hotels
Valid on stays booked in at least 14 days in advance until 31 December 2017. Includes free Wi-Fi and extra 15% discount for My Millennium Members.
10% off select 2017 Antarctic departures
Valid on departures between 23 October - 12 November 2017.
15% off select 2017 Arctic departures
Valid select dates from 21 June - 11 August 2017.
15% off New Zealand tours
Valid on departures from 30 April until 2 July 2017.
6-days Uzbekistan, Tajikistan tour from $679
Valid on tours between 7 June - 28 June 2017.
15% off South America tours
Valid on select tours between 6 May - 17 July 2017. Destinations include Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia and more.
30% off select Ganges Riverboat adventures
Valid on select Ganges riverboat adventures in India between May - December 2017.
30% off select last minute Ganges, Mekong & Burgundy Riverboat adventures
Valid on select riverboat adventures in India, France, Cambodia and Vietnam until 30 April 2017.
20% off select last minute Amazon Riverboat adventures
Valid on select riverboat adventures in Peru until 30 April 2017.
5% off your rental
Rent a selected car for one consecutive day or more form Brighton and receive $5 off your rental. Valid on car groups A, B, C, D, E, K, G, F, V only. T&Cs apply.
Up to 20% off advance bookings
Valid on bookings at select hotels until 31 October.
$150 off select Asia 2017 trips
Valid on new bookings for 2017 Asia trips made from Australia only. Includes Asian adventure, Big Indochina adventure, China adventure, Japan unrivalled, Japan City to Slopes, Vietnam highlights, Vietnam experience and Bangkok to Singapore adventure trips.
Free airport transfers
Valid with select bookings at Citin Pratunam Hotel Bangkok and Citin Hotel Masjid Jamek in Kuala Lumpur.
Free room upgrades
Valid on stays until 31 December at select Compass Collection hotels including the Admiral Premier Bangkok and The Continent Hotel Bangkok.
Up to 47% off - Tower Club and State Tower at lebua, Bangkok, Thailand
Enjoy the "Early Easter Offer" at Tower Club and State Tower and get up to 47% off on room with Internet or room with breakfast. Valid on stays between 11 March to 30 April 2017. T&Cs apply.
China flights from $260 return
Sample fares include $260 return to Beijing, $317 return to Guangzhou, $332 return to Nanjing, $363 return to Shanghai.
London flights from $875 return
Valid on select flights March 2017 - May 2017. Depart Melbourne from $875 return, Perth from $934 return, Sydney from $957 return, Adelaide from $971 return.
Save up to GBP£200 per person + GBP£150 of reward vouchers
Save up to GBP£200 per person on selected holidays and receive GBP£150 in vouchers per couple for their next holiday/flight at Canadian Affair. T&Cs apply.
Kids eat free on Oaks Oasis Resort
Book 2 nights or more in an Executive Family room and kids 12 years old and under eat free for all meals. Also included are 2 breakfasts for the adults. Not valid for poolside dining. Conditions apply.
15% off select Mekong, Burgundy and Amazon riverboat adventures
Get 15% off select Mekong, Burgundy and Amazon Riverboat adventures at G Adventure. Valid for riverboats departures between 1 May to December 2017.
10% off Hong Kong tour tickets
Valid on select tour tickets purchased online in advance.
25% off unlimited attraction pass in Abu Dhabi
Valid on two-day tickets to select Abu Dhabi attractions.
Extra 24 hours free
Valid on select tickets in London, Istanbul, Budapest, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Miami.
Flights to Edinburgh from $1,504 return
Valid for travel from Sydney in March 2017. Conditions apply.
Free upgrade on 2+ day rentals
Valid on hires until 10 April. Rent an Economy (Group A) through to a full size (Group E) car with Budget in Australia for 2 or more consecutive days and you'll receive a free single upgrade up to a maximum full size sports (Group P) car. T&Cs apply.
Save up to 50% off hotel stays
Become a lastminute.com.au member and receive as much as 50% off bookings
Save $20 on your booking
Sign up to the OneTravel newsletter and get $20 off your next booking
Search for cheap flights to anywhere from your local airport
Select your home airport and hit ‘search’ to find the best deals you can jump on. US only.
Save up to 60% on hotels
Book a hotel stay with Hotwire for up to 60% off the regular price
Fly to New Zealand from $385 return
Valid on selected flights between April to November 2017. Sample fares include Brisbane to Auckland for $385 return, Melbourne to Christchurch for $410 return, Sydney to Christchurch for $429 return and Sydney to Auckland for $439 return. Conditions apply.
30% off booking fee: Last week sale
Simply use the code to get 30% off your booking fees at Roomorama.
Up to 20% off stays
Valid on advance bookings at participating hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas only and is subject to availability. Most hotels define advanced bookings as one month in advance. Subject to change. See site for details.
Europe and North America flights from $896 return
Valid on selected destinations. Sample fares include San Francisco for $896 return, London for $994 return, , Paris for $919 return, Stockholm for $989 return and more. Conditions apply.
Up to 41% off Antarctic expeditions with Peregrine
Valid on select tours including 41% off the 11-day Antarctic Explorer, 27% off the 7-day Antarctic Express and 27% off the 14-day Crossing the Circle.
Flights from $2,011 economy
Valid on flights between 13 January - 28 March 2017 and 27 September - 22 November 2017. Sample fares include Brisbane to Istanbul for $2,011 economy, Brisbane Belgrade for $2,022 economy, Brisbane to Rabart for $2,025 and more. Other destinations include Brussels, Venice, Milan, Zurich etc. Conditions apply.
Intrepid tours from $50 per day
Book Intrepid Tours through TourRadar from less than $50 per day. Sample tours include the 2-day Lake Titicaca from $98, the 22-day North India Revealed from $1,350.
Save up to 50%: Mates Rate Sale
Valid on select sailings until 30 April 2018. Get the second passenger in your cabin for up to 50% off on select P&O sailings. Conditions apply.
20% off your next purchase with sign-up
Join the Lonely Planet newsletter and get 20% off your next guidebook purchase.
Up to 25% off worldwide
Book now and get up to 25% off on car and van hire in any one of over 100 countries at Hertz. Conditions apply.
Up to 25% off Paris hotels + 15% loyalty discount: Lowest Rate Offer
Valid for stays until 31 December 2017.
10% off London hotels + £10 hotel credit
Valid for stays until 31 December 2017. Hotels included Millennium Hotel London Mayfair, Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington and more.
Up to 30% off rivercruises
Valid on select cruises departing until 30 April on the Ganges, Mekong and Burgundy.
Bangkok rooms from $15
Valid for stays until 31 March 2017. Sample accommodation includes Grand Pinnacle Suvarnabhumi from $18, Nantra Akamai Hotel from $20 and more.
Madrid hotels from $45
Valid on stays until 31 March 2017. Sample accommodation includes Hostal Jacinto from $34, MC Villa de Pinto from $39 and more.
Cape Town-Garden Route, South Africa hotels from $46
Valid on stays until 31 March 2017. Sample accommodation includes The Russel Hotel from $35, Hotel Portao Diaz from $39 and more.
5% off The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff
Get 5% off on The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff at Compass Hospitality, UK. Valid on stays until 31 December 2017. T&Cs apply.
Up to 15% off stays
Valid at select hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and subject to availability. Sample destinations include Dublin, Glasgow, Bristol, London, Helsinki, Stockholm, Vienna, Brussels, Paris, Lyon, Amsterdam, Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Doha, Muscat, Kuwait, Beirut.
Up to 20% off North and South American tours
Valid on tours from Contiki and G Adventures to New York, California, Canadian Rocky Mountains, Route 66 and more.
Boxing Day travel shopping tips
- Be flexible. The cheapest flights are often only available during the off-season, far in advance, or on undesirable days of the week. If you’re flexible with your dates, you’ll have a better chance of bagging the best bargain.
- Go anywhere. If you have a particular destination in mind, you might be out of luck with Boxing Day sales. If you’ve got a few places in mind where you’d like to visit, you’re less likely to be disappointed when the sales are released.
- Don’t be brand dependent. Keep your options open when it comes to which hotel chain you stay at and which airline you fly. Not all sales will be the same, and you might be able to get a better price on an alternate airline and a cheaper rate at a different hotel.
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