The leap year travel deals you can’t miss

Posted: 28 February 2020 1:36 pm

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We've rounded up the best travel deals on offer this leap year.

This is not a drill: the leap year is upon us and some of the biggest names in the industry are dropping deals for tours, cruises, hotels and flights.

Get in while you can! These offers only happen every four years.

1. Contiki: Get 29% off 29 tours in 2020

If you want to explore the world then leap into the new year with a Contiki tour. Your options are endless with some tours putting upwards of $1,000 back in your pocket.

So what's on offer? You could be skydiving in Taupo on the 14-day Kiwi Panorama Trip with a saving of $778 or explore the Austrian Alps via paraglide on the 18-day European Whirl Trip from $3,168 (that's a saving of $1,097).

The good news continues as some of the Contiki Cares programs will be discounted including the 12-day Ecuador & Galapagos Island Hopper which will save you $1,064. This tour will have you volunteering in a sustainable development in the Amazon rainforest.

  • Why we love this sale: There is an array of destinations on sale including Europe, Asia, New Zealand, United States, Canada and Latin America.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 29 February 2020

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2. Save 29% or more on an array of stays

In the leap year spirit, is offering upwards of 29% off a number of hotels that range across Australia, New Zealand, England and Indonesia (just to name a few).

A 2-night stay at the Sydney Central Inn has been reduced to $171 (saving you 30%), Coast Boutique apartments in Bali are 49% off starting from $322 for 4 nights, and put 37% back in your own pocket with a 4-night stay at King's Cross apartments in London from $1,158.

The hotels don't stop there either with a 4-night stay at New York's The Wagner Hotel down to $1,743, a total saving of 31%.

  • Why we love this sale: Some hotels are 50% off in destinations including Sydney and the Gold Coast.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 1 March 2020

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3. Accommodation is upwards of 29% off plus an extra 6% off with this coupon code

There's nothing better than having a coupon to pop on top of an already great offer. is also coming to the leap year party with stays on sale left, right and centre.

Save up to 56% off the Le Wit or 30% off the Hotel Danemark in Paris, 75% off the Hope Land Hotel and 74% off the Centre Point Pratunam in Bangkok, or 45% off E&O Residences in Kuala Lumpur. Plus you can take an extra 6% off these discounts.

This one isn't around for long, so get in while you can.

  • Why we love this sale: Hotels are discounted worldwide and if you have the app, you can save an extra 9% off the base sale.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 1 March 2020

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4. TourRadar: Save up to 60% off tours

TourRadar has dropped a sale that doesn't require much thought. The whole world is up for grabs with up to 50% off Africa and Latin America, 60% off Europe, 30% off Australia and New Zealand, 55% off Asia and 47% off North America.

The options are endless and the only thing you have to do is pick where to first. You could be sailing from Dubrovnik to Split from $842, discovering the magic of Egypt from $907, exploring the Golden Triangle in India from $760 or visiting the Bay of Islands in New Zealand from $440.

  • Why we love this sale: Almost every continent is covered and the 5-star tour reviews speak for themselves.
  • When do I need to book by? 7am, 1 March 2020

5. Carnival Cruise Lines: Daily rates from $75 per person

The holiday which ensures whole family fun just got that much cheaper. Enjoy $75 daily rates on board the Carnival Cruise Liners this leap year.

Save big dollars on the Pacific Islands with up to $755 off per person on board a 10-night sailing from Sydney to Noumea, $390 off an 8-night cruise of Mare and the Isle of Pines and $540 off per person aboard the Carnival Splendor heading to Lifou Isle and Mystery Island.

Cruise your way through 2020 and take the whole family with these savings.

  • Why we love this sale: The Pacific Islands are some of the favourites when it comes to sailings.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 2 March 2020

6. Air New Zealand: Flights to Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland from $128 one way

Our Tasman neighbours just got that much cheaper with flights to New Zealand from just $128 to Christchurch. Or, head to Wellington and Auckland from $136 one way.

You won't be stuck on itinerary either! Head to Hobbiton while in Auckland, kick off a South Island road trip from Christchurch or visit the Botanical Gardens in Wellington. On average you could be paying $450 for a full-price airfare to New Zealand so this is saving you a hot dollar.

Get in quick! These flights will be taking off as soon as the weekend does.

  • Why we love this sale: You'll get checked baggage, in-flight meals and entertainment for the price of a budget carrier.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 2 March 2020

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