If you got a quid for every time you’ve seen the words ‘Black Friday’ today, you’d probably have enough to pay for your next holiday and then some. I am pretty cynical when it comes to Black Friday (Well, cynical about most things really!).
As a marketing ploy, I’m not sure how well Black Friday works. Surely a lot of people don’t buy anything in the beginning of November in the hope of grabbing a mega-deal on Black Friday. Though this year, I have been getting emails about Black Friday since the start of the month. Infuriating. A lot of the ‘offers’ on all sorts of products are not really that fabulous when you look at them closer. Free postage is not a special offer. Free postage should be a a bloody human right! £25 off a several thousand pound holiday is not a special offer. Christ, I’d probably give you £25 off if you asked nicely and told me a good knock knock joke.
So, instead of bombarding you with a hundred posts about travel bargains galore, I’ve popped my favourite offers below for you to cast your eyes over. If anything tickles your pickle, let me know! I offer full ABTA and ATOL protection, loads of personal knowledge and I’m available when you need me.
South East Asia Tours – Intrepid small group tours in South East Asia have some great discounts. Travel between 12th January and 31st March 2019 and you’ll get at least 10% off, with some tours a massive 30% off.
5 Star Luxury in Kenya – Start your African adventure with 1 night at Hemingway Nairobi with breakfast included. Then you’re off on safari in the famous Masai Mara. You’ll spend 3 nights at Ol Seki Hemingways on an all inclusive board basis. All your game drives are included so get your binoculars out and look for the Big Five. Your adventure winds down with a 7 night stay at Hemingways Watamu. Breakfast is included and you get free dinner. Prices start from £2945, which includes return flights from the UK, internal flights and all transfers.
Thailand and Malaysia holiday – For just £675pp you can get return flights from London Heathrow, 8 nights in Phuket followed by 3 nights in Kuala Lumpur. Flights between Phuket and KL are included as is breakfast and a generous luggage allowance. Fancy flying from Newcastle, Manchester or Belfast instead? Prices start from just £825pp. This offer is available on selected May and June 2019 dates.
Save up to £500 per person – Massive discounts with Wendy Wu. Experience China with a 10 tour visiting Shanghai, Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall and The Forbidden City. Now starting from £1990pp, saving £500. There’s £400 off ‘In Pursuit of Pandas’ where you will, you guessed it, pursue pandas. 9 day tours now start from £1990pp. If South America is calling you, go for the Essence of Argentina and Brazil. 14 days now start from just £4920pp, saving £300. The above prices include return flights from the UK, accommodation and expert guides.
Free 2 night stop-over – Yes, free! Book a Cox and Kings trip to Tasmania and enjoy a free 2 night stay in Dubai, Singapore or Hong Kong. There are a huge range of trips available included private guided tours, self-drive trips and cruises.
Cruise and Maritime discounts – Save between 5% and 15% on a choice of over 100 cruises. Perfect if you don’t like flying with cruises departing from Newcastle, London, Bristol, Liverpool, Dundee, Hull, Poole, Portsmouth and Dublin. If anyone was wondering what to get me for Xmas, I really like the look of ‘Canada in the Fall’. It’s an amazing itinerary – over 30 nights sailing from the UK, visiting Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Montreal, Quebec and more. All your food is included so pack your trousers with the elasticised waist. It’s already a decent deal at £2459pp but there’s currently 10% making it even more tempting.
Sandals offers – If your ideal adventure is spent exploring the all inclusive offering, Sandals have some great deals to Jamaica that you will love. You can start your holiday in style by flying Upper Class with Virgin. You get Clubhouse access at Gatwick so you can start your holiday with a cocktail. Once onboard you can relax in your suite while you get served delicious dishes and fine wine. If you’re anything like me, you’ll need a nap after your food and booze, so lie back and drift off to sleep in your fully-flat bed. When you arrive, you’ll get picked up and transferred to your hotel for a stay at a stunning adults-only Sandals resort, with gourmet food, a la carte dining, top shelf alcohol, watersports and other activities, all included. Prices start from just £1975pp. This includes return Upper Class flights with Virgin, transfers, 7 nights stay at Sandals Ochi in a Club Level room and $125 spa credit! This deal is available on selected dates between 3rd September and 17th October 2019. Just £150pp deposit to book. Treat someone for Xmas and get yourself on Santa’s nice list for life!
If I spot anything else that looks ace, I’ll add it above.
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