From hotel companies to ski resorts to cruiselines and tour companies, traveling the globe is on sale on Cyber Monday (and some for longer) for your own traveling pleasure or to give the priceless gift of travel.
The gift of travel doesn’t necessarily need to be an entire trip – many resorts and travel companies offer gift cards and certificates (spafinders.com, for example), or you can arrange to gift a spa visit, a dinner, a golf outing, lift ticket, a shore excursion or some amenity to a trip.
Here are some examples of the Cyber Monday sales underway (if you have in mind a particular getaway, go online or call to check.):
Vail Resorts Offers Vacation Savings during Week-Long Sale for Cyber Monday
Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 25, skiers, snowboarders, beach goers and national park explorers can make the most of their vacation spending with savings of up to 50 percent on Vail Resorts and RockResorts lodging. Guests can also book their entire vacation through Vail Resorts – from transportation to equipment rentals and ski school. Vail Resorts’ annual Cyber Monday sale lasts through Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and transportation provider Colorado Mountain Express (CME) are offering values of up to 50 percent off on lodging and ground transportation for winter mountain vacations. Grand Teton Lodge Company is also offering savings of up to 35 percent off, which means this is the perfect time for adventure seekers to book next summer’s trip. For beach lovers looking to unwind, Half Moon Jamaica, A RockResort is also offering rates up to 40 percent off during select weeks this winter.
Save Up to 40 Percent on Lodging at Park City, the Nation’s Largest Ski Resort: This winter, guests can experience more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain with the recent linking of Park City and Canyons to form the largest ski resort in the United States. Save up to 40 percent when booking a stay at Grand Summit Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Park City, Sundial Lodge and Silverado Lodge this winter. Rates start at just $92 per night.
Values in Vail Include Rates Up to 50 Percent Off: Some of Vail’s most iconic properties in prime Lionshead and Vail Village locations – The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort; The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort; The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail; and Austria Haus – can be enjoyed for up to 50 percent off when booked during the Cyber Monday sale. Rates start at $123 per night.
Save Up to 45 Percent at Beaver Creek: The Pines Lodge, A RockResort nestled in the aspens above Beaver Creek Village, has become the ideal intimate mountain escape. Guests who book during the Cyber Monday sale can lock in rates as low as $115 per night or up to 45 percent off.
Enjoy a Family Adventure at Up to 50 Percent Off: The Keystone Lodge, the Inn at Keystone and a number of condominiums are available at up to 50 percent off through Vail Resorts’ Cyber Monday sale. Rates start at $99 per night. Families who book two or more nights at Keystone Resort accommodations can take advantage of Keystone’s Kids Ski/Snowboard Free program (12 and under).
Experience the Classic Mountain Town of Breckenridge for Up to 40 Percent Off: Rates start at $119 per night at DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge, the Village Hotel and the Village at Breckenridge, affording convenient access to both historic Main Street and the lifts of Breckenridge Ski Resort. Guests of these properties, and other official resort lodging, can also access the mountain one hour before it opens to the general public on select “First Tracks” mornings from mid-December through the end of March.
The Best of Lake Tahoe at the Best Prices: Cyber Monday savings of up to 40 percent are being offered at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. Rates start at just $97 at Sun Meadows in Kirkwood, $131 at the Village at Northstar and $180 at Concept Sierra in Heavenly.
Ring in the National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary Next Summer at Grand Teton Lodge Company: Experience summer in spectacular Grand Teton National Park with a stay through Grand Teton Lodge Company at Colter Bay Village, Headwaters Lodge & Cabins, Jackson Lake Lodge or Jenny Lake Lodge with savings of up to 35 percent. Rates at Jackson Lake Lodge start below $200 per night.
The Ultimate Retreat: Escape to sunny days, turquoise water, and warm ocean breezes. Half Moon, A RockResort, is located 10 minutes from Montego Bay International Airport. Enjoy two miles of private white-sand beach, the award-winning Fern Tree™ Spa, golf on 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course. Savings up to 40 percent on Suites or up to 25 percent on Villas mean suite rates starting at $419 and villa rates from $1,165.
Save 20 Percent on Colorado Mountain Express shared door-to-door shuttle services from Denver International Airport, Downtown Denver and Eagle Airport to Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail or Beaver Creek. Prices start at $54 one way. Let the experienced professionals take care of the driving and enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi on board.
Save up to 20 percent off Equipment Rentals and get on the mountain faster when you book Vail Resorts Retail ski and snowboard rentals online during the sale. Visit www.snow.com/CyberMonday to book or for more information. These deals cannot be booked until 12:01 a.m. MST on Nov. 25, 2015 and will expire on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at 11:49 p.m. MST. Other restrictions may apply.
Abercrombie & Kent Week-Long Holiday Sale: Luxury Private Journeys Up to 50% Off
For five days, beginning November 30, Abercrombie & Kent, is offering savings up to 50 percent on luxury private travel in 2016, to destinations around the world, starting from just $1,495. Find a gift that fits all and lasts well beyond the holidays, at a price worth celebrating.
Savvy gift-givers can delight the travelers on their list (or themselves) with exclusive, privately-guided journeys to some of the world’s most inspiring sights, including the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu, Iguassu Falls, Petra, Angkor Wat, and the Masai Mara, among others, in the company of expert A&K local guides. While savings of up to $3,100 are available beginning November 30 at 8 a.m. CST through December 4 at 4 p.m. CST, departure dates are limited.
Here are some of the holiday sales (rates are per person, double occupancy):
South Africa Safari and Cape Town Private Journey: Seven days from $3,095 (was $6,195) .
Botswana Private Journey: Eight days from $3,495 (was $6,595).
Buenos Aires, Iguazu & Rio Private Journey: Eight days from $3,195 (was $5,295).
Chile Private Journey: Eight days from $3,595 (was $5,695).
Galapagos Private Journey: Eight days from $5,695 (was $7,795).
China Private Journey: Eight days from $2,195 (was $3,495).
Thailand Private Journey: Seven days from $1,495 (was $2,595).
India Private Journey: Nine days from $2,495 (was $3,595).
Jordan Private Journey: Seven days from $2,295 (was $3,395).
Berlin & Prague Private Journey: Seven days from $2,595 (was $3,695).
Sri Lanka Private Journey: Eight days from $2,695 (was $3,795).
Morocco Private Journey: Seven days from $2,695 (was $3,795).
Myanmar Private Journey: Seven days from $2,695 (was $3,795.
Moscow & St. Petersburg Private Journey: Eight days from $2,895 (was $3,995).
Peru Private Journey: Seven days from $3,195 (was $4,295).
Kenya Private Journey: Eight days from $3,495 (was $4,595) .
Travel with Abercrombie & Kent combines the convenience, service and security of a U.S.-based company with a network of 52 on-site offices around the world, providing support 24/7. Dates and prices for A&K’s Holiday Sale are available now at www.abercrombiekent.com. Call 800-554-7094 to consult with a travel consultant or contact your travel professional.
Starwood Hotels Offering Up to 25% Off At 1,000 Hotels and Resorts; Give Gift of Travel Getaways Through September 2016
This holiday season, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and its Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) program are encouraging shoppers to unwrap the world through its most expansive Cyber Monday sale ever, offering discounts globally for the first time.
Starwood and SPG are launching promotional rates on November 23 through December 6, featuring discounts of up to 25% off at more than 1,000 hotels and resorts, and as much as 50% off at select locations. Members of the Starwood Preferred Guest program will also enjoy an additional 5% savings when booking through the Cyber Monday sale. Enroll in SPG for free by visiting www.spg.com/enroll.
In the spirit of the holidays, you can continue to enjoy the gift of travel through next fall. Plan long weekends with loved ones or exotic vacations with stay dates through September 6, 2016.
Participating Starwood lifestyle brands include – Westin, Sheraton, Le Méridien, W, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Four Points, Aloft, Element and Starwood’s newest brand, Tribute Portfolio.
Sample Cyber Monday discounts include:
All of Europe, Middle East, Africa 20% off, plus SPG members get an additional 10%
Bali, Beijing, Maldives, Singapore are up to 40% off
Hong Kong up to 30% off
Boston, Chicago up to 25% off (rates from $99)
New York, Sydney up to 20% off
Shanghai up to 50% off
Sydney up to 20% off
Waikiki up to 15% off
Sample Cyber Monday rates include:
Dubai from AED 306
London from GBP 179
New York City from $199
Paris from EUR 122
San Diego from $99
San Francisco from $179
Starwood brands include St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points®by Sheraton, Aloft®, Element® and the recently introduced Tribute Portfolio™. The Company also boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), spg.com. Visit www.starwoodhotels.com
New England Travel Deals in Woodstock VT & Kennebunkport, ME
Savvy shoppers can save big on visits to the iconic New England towns of Woodstock, Vermont and Kennebunkport, Maine. during a 24-hour Cyber Monday sale on November 30, 2015 beginning at 12 am Eastern Time.
The Woodstock Inn & Resort: Guestroom rates start at $159; a Bed & Breakfast package starts at $179, and standard rates are up to 50% off. The rates are valid for stays from December 1, 2015 through June 29, 2016 (not including holidays, holiday weeks, and weekends).
Recognized as one of the “prettiest small towns in America,” the Woodstock Inn & Resort provides guests front-door access to the intimate Woodstock, VT brimming with true New England charm and seasonal activities. This winter, guests can celebrate the 80th anniversary of Suicide Six, the resort’s private ski mountain, featuring 100 acres of skiing on 24 trails suitable for every ability. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are available at the resort’s Nordic Center, and New England Falconry at Woodstock Inn & Resort offers guests the opportunity to get “up close and personal” with fascinating birds of prey.
Ideal for relaxation, the resort’s 10,000 square-foot LEED-designed spa features a nature-inspired ambiance that features nourishing, seasonal treatments and organic products. Fine dining is emphasized at the Red Rooster, the resort’s award-winning restaurant that highlights fresh, local ingredients sourced from the best purveyors in New England. Richardson’s Tavern provides a cozy old-world atmosphere with a full bar.
Visit www.woodstockinn.com or call (855) 378-7651.
The Kennebunkport Resort Collection (KRC), with boutique properties and restaurants in this classic coastal Maine destination, has a Cyber Monday offer that makes a perfect gift for the traveler in the family: KRC gift cards.
- Guests who buy a $500 KRC gift card will receive a $100 resort credit
- Guests who buy a $200 KRC gift card will receive a $25 resort credit
- This Cyber Monday deal is available all day on Monday, November 30, 2015, only
- The resort credit is valid on non-room purchases only (available for dining, spa treatments, activities and retail items) and expires one year from date of issuance (November 30, 2016)
- Gift cards have no expiration date and can be purchased at any KRC property, by calling (800) 573-7186 or online at www.kennebunkportresortcollection.com/giftcards/
Winter in Kennebunkport offers a classic New England getaway with activities aplenty for outdoor adventures and indoor pursuits, with miles of pristine woodlands for snowshoeing, hiking and sledding, along with galleries and boutiques throughout Dock Square and lower Kennebunk. And to top off a day of exploration, visitors can cozy up for a true Maine lobster dinner next to a roaring fire.
Comprising a diverse portfolio of luxury and upscale properties, the Kennebunkport Resort Collection (KRC) includes Hidden Pond, one of the finest luxury boutique hotels in the Northeast; The Tides Beach Club, Southern Maine’s only beachfront luxury boutique hotel; the Kennebunkport Inn, centrally located in downtown Kennebunkport; The Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, a stately oceanfront mansion; The Cottages at Cabot Cove, featuring individually designed luxury cottages; sister property The Lodge on the Cove, a new family-oriented boutique resort; the Grand Hotel, located on Chase Hill in Kennebunk; and The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, a new social locale situated harbor side on the Kennebunk River. KRC also owns and manages restaurants and catering venues in the area. Information on all KRC hotels and resorts can be found at www.kennebunkportresortcollection.com.
Cyber Monday Sale Offers 20% Off at Hotel on North in the Berkshires
This Cyber Monday, the new Hotel on North is offering savvy shoppers the chance to escape to the Berkshires for less. From midnight (12:00 am) to 11:59 pm on Monday, November 30, guests who book a 2016 stay (no blackout dates apply) will receive a discount of 20%.
Opened in June 2015, Hotel on North is a new $14 million, design-focused, boutique hotel and restaurant located in a pair of buildings that date from the 1880s and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel celebrates the building’s heritage with an eclectic and creative mix of furnishings and decor, much from the workshops of local artisans and craftspeople. Key design elements include preserved and restored architectural features such as columns, brick walls, tin ceilings, and historic color schemes. The site is fondly remembered by locals as the Besse-Clarke, a legendary menswear and sporting good emporium.
Located in Pittsfield, MA – the very heart of the Berkshires – Hotel on North is no more than 30 minutes from many world renowned performing arts venues including Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow, and the Williamstown Theatre. It is next door to the acclaimed Barrington Stage Company and within walking distance are dozens of restaurants, shops, and galleries as well as the restored Colonial Theatre and the Berkshire Museum.
(Visit www.hotelonnorth.com or call 413-358-4741 and use offer code CYBER.)
Cyber Monday Launch for Colonnade Hotel’s Expanded ‘Frosty Fridays’ Package
The Colonnade Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay has expanded their signature Frosty Fridays package, where guests pay just the outside temperature for Friday night, to now offer distinct amenity choices for families or couples. For the first time, the classic weekend vacation deal is launching on Cyber Monday, giving guests the chance to lock in additional second night savings.
The Colonnade Hotel, a landmark hotel in Boston’s Back Bay, celebrates winter’s chill with its signature cold weather package, Frosty Fridays, a two-night weekend deal where the Friday room rate is determined by the 5pm temperature reading by the National Weather Service with a special rate of $299 for Saturday.
This year, guests can receive second night savings by booking on Cyber Monday and pay the outside temperature on Friday night plus receive that same amount discounted from the second night’s $299 room rate. So, if the temperature is 18 degrees at 5 pm on Friday night, guests pay $18 for their room on Friday night and a further discounted rate of $281 for Saturday night.
Also for the first time, The Colonnade Hotel will offer distinct Frosty Friday package options catering to couples and families. From November 30, 2015 through March 25, 2016, guests can customize their visit for family fun or a romantic retreat by selecting one of the following Frosty Friday packages:
Frosty Fridays for Families includes:
Overnight accommodations for four
Choice of: admission and ice skating rentals for four at Boston Common Frog Pond or tickets for Old Town Trolley Tour
“Make your own” hot chocolate bar, which includes marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, candy canes, caramel, milk, etc.
Complimentary overnight parking in The Colonnade’s onsite garage
Frosty Fridays for Couples includes:
Overnight accommodations for two
Reservation for two at Brasserie JO for signature wine + cheese pairing
Choice of: admission and ice skating rentals for two at Boston Common Frog Pond or tickets to Skywalk Observatory
Complimentary overnight parking in The Colonnade’s onsite garage
(The Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, 617-424-7000, www.colonnadehotel.com)
MSC Cruises Launches Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Cruiselines are also offering CyberMonday deals.
For example, MSC Cruises is kicking off the holiday season with what it says are “hot” Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals starting Thursday, November 26 and lasting through Wednesday, December 2.
The special sale includes up to 30 percent off select 7-night or longer Caribbean Spring and Winter 2016-2017 sailings on the beautiful MSC Divina, plus up to $400 in shipboard credit per stateroom.
7-night cruises qualifying for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday Promotion, leaving from Miami, include, but are not limited to:
May 7, 2016 (Mother’s Day cruise): stops in Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Nassau, Bahamas – prices start at $399 per person
May 28, 2016 (Memorial Day cruise): stops in Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Georgetown, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico; and Nassau, Bahamas – prices start at $529 per person
September 3, 2016 (Labor Day cruise): stops in Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Georgetown, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico; and Nassau, Bahamas – prices start at $489 per person.
Online Travel Agencies Offer Cyber Monday Deals
CheapOair, which promises to offer deals all the time, has geared up for Cyber Monday: Visit the site for low rates at hotels for a wide range of properties; discounts on car rental rates; save big on exclusive vacation packages; find the best deals on last minute flights to destinations worldwide; get great rates on one way flight deals; and save on student flights (www.cheapoair.com/deals/cyber-monday, call 855-437-2161 for unpublished fares.)
CheapOair, as a hybrid (online/traditional) travel agency, enables consumers to book travel online, on mobile apps, by phone or live chat. CheapOair (www.cheapoair.com, 800-566-2345) bridges the gap between an online and traditional travel agency with certified travel agents available 24/7 to help find deals and offers to destinations worldwide on over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels, and 100s of car rentals. (www.cheapoair.com/deals/cyber-monday, call 855-437-2161 for unpublished fares.)
OneTravel is offering offers exclusive Cyber Monday travel deals to some of the hippest destinations worldwide. Check out its cheapest top airfare picks and enjoy incredible savings on shopping flights to your favorite destination this Cyber Monday (www.onetravel.com/flights/cyber-monday. For unpublished Cyber Monday airfare deals, call 888-437-4930.)
CruiseCompete offers a variety of budget-friendly 3, 4, or even 5-day cruises for under $300 per person (www.cruisecompete.com/specials/price/under_300/1) (see the 2016 Family Friendly Cruise Travel Planner.)
Also check the offerings at Cruises.com, a division of World Travel Holdings, a leading cruise agency and leisure travel company with a portfolio comprised of more than 35 diverse brands distributing cruises, hotels, resort vacations, villas, and luxury-travel services (www.cruises.com). World Travel Holdings also has a vast portfolio of licensed, private-label partnerships with top leisure-travel providers, virtually every U.S. airline, leading hotel brands, and prominent corporations. (www.WorldTravelHoldings.com).
Wildland Adventures ‘Pays it Forward’ with Fundraising for Tanzanian School, Joins Opt Out Black Friday Movement
Experiential travel leader Wildland Adventures — along with one of the country’s best-known outdoor retailers, REI – is closing its doors on Black Friday this Thanksgiving holiday and encouraging its staff, friends and family to enjoy the great outdoors for the day while also thinking of others less fortunate.
This year Wildland Adventures is also giving thanks to an alumni traveler and an incredible cause that she has embraced. The company is advocating a Thanksgiving “pay it forward” to assist the fundraising effort of a young Wildland client, Jamie Eisner, age 12, who is half-way toward a $6,500 goal that will help build a well for a school she recently visited on a family safari in Tanzania..
From now until the end of Black Friday (Nov. 28), for every adventure photo posted and tagged, Wildland Adventures will donate $10 – up to $500 — to building the fresh water well for the Mikocheni Primary School. Submissions should be tagged on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with #OptOutside and #Wildland.
Those who are interested can also donate directly to the cause by visiting: www.gofundme.com/mpswell/donate.
“Before I visited Tanzania, I took for granted that I have easy access to water whenever I want, air conditioning, plenty of food, medicine, a great education, and so much more. The children at Mikocheni have none of this, but we can give them something that would change their lives,” explains Jamie. “With the well, the kids will do better in school because they’ll be less tired and less dehydrated. If they are doing better in school, then they will be more successful when they grow up, and live a better life.”
(See the Go Fund Me page with project and fundraiser info)
Approaching its 30th anniversary year, Wildland Adventures has a lot to give thanks for, and when better than at Thanksgiving, said Kurt Kutay, CEO/President, who founded the company with Anne Kutay, Vice President, in 1986. As active managing directors they are continuously refining and evolving their Wild Style of travel.
“The ‘Wild Style’ is based on an ethic of sincerity, compassion and understanding that breaks down barriers of separation to build lasting intercultural, interpersonal, and environmental bonds designed to enhance rather than exploit the people and places where they travel. By fostering genuine connections to create personalized experiences their travelers, Wildland fosters a growing and vibrant community of enlightened and compassionate travelers.”
Rated by National Geographic Adventure as the #1 Best Do-It-All Outfitter on Earth and Fodor’s as one of the World’s Best Tour Specialists, Wildland Adventures offers more than 150 itineraries on 6 continents in 37 countries (www.wildland.com, 800-345-4453).
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