The 2020 Boxing Day travel deals we are hoping to see
26 December is right around the corner so here's what we're keeping an eye out for.
One of the biggest shopping events of the year is landing in just a matter of days, so we are bringing you our guesses for what you can expect come Boxing Day 2020.
Keep reading for expected travel deals in airfares, accommodation, tours and experiences.
Our prediction for Boxing Day: Domestic fares from $29 one way
Why: Three reasons. First off, Jetstar's Boxing Day sale for 2019 saw $29 one way fares across the country and the airline has dropped flights to that same price earlier this year as a part of its Valentine's Day sale. If that wasn't enough, its Christmas sale for 2020 was also discounted to $29 a pop.
Our prediction for Boxing Day: Domestic fares from $69 one way
Why: Virgin Australia didn't host a Boxing Day sale last year, but if this year's promotions are anything to go by we think we have a pretty good idea of what to expect. The airline has kept its sales around the $75 to $89 each way mark since its return to the skies. The cheapest starting fare we've seen was $69 when it launched its 20th birthday sale. We hope Virgin Australia is going to pull out all the stops come 26 December.
Our prediction for Boxing Day: Global fares from $1,019 return
Why: We're basing this on the Boxing Day prices we saw from Qatar Airways last year, which also started from $1,019 return. Although international airlines have had to hike up their prices this year, Qatar Airways has stuck close to its pre-COVID benchmarks.
Our prediction for Boxing Day: Up to 40% off accommodation
Why: Wotif started its Boxing Day sale a little earlier last year with up to 50% off domestic stays. This year it discounted hotels by up to 30% off during Black Friday, so we hope it will meet somewhere in the middle for its 2020 Boxing Day offer.
Our prediction for Boxing Day: Up to 25% off stays
Why: Based on last year's up to 25% off hotels for Boxing Day 2019, it would be no surprise if Accor followed suit with its 2020 promotion. We expect this to apply to domestic hotels across Australia.
Tours and experiences
Our prediction for Boxing Day: Up to 20% off selected experiences
Why: In 2019 we saw Klook drop 20% off 20 destinations. With international travel still sitting in uncertain waters, we can expect to see a similar discount but for experiences and tours in Australia exclusively. Last year's sale included city passes and entry tickets, so we think the 2020 Boxing Day sale is going to run along the same lines.
Our prediction for Boxing Day: Up to 35% off tours and experiences
Why: This year Trip.com hosted a Black Friday sale that included up to 33% off local hotels and 8% off tours and tickets. Last year's Boxing Day sale had up to 35% off tours and experiences, so we hope to see a figure that's in the same ballpark.
Our prediction for Boxing Day: Between 30% and 50% off experiences
Why: Adrenaline sales never disappoint, and in 2019 it came through with up to 50% off summer activities with an added 30% off. With this year's Black Friday sale having 30% off experiences, we wouldn't be surprised if they meet somewhere in between.