Travel e-Scapes: November 18, 2016

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BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY SNEAK PEEK DEALS

Travel e-Scapes: 11182016


TIME TO SAVE!

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Here are a few predictions and tips on landing the best deals during Black Friday, November 25 and Cyber Monday, November 28:

Expect big deals from Virgin, Spirit, jetBlue and Frontier. Alaska Airlines is already promoting ‘best deals of the year’ on 2016 Cyber Monday.

For the best domestic airfare deals on Cyber Monday or Black Friday, sign up at an airline’s website to receive exclusive email deals in advance. And watch for airfare deals on Saturday and Sunday, too. Visit Kayak to check out late-breaking offers around the globe.

The key to extra savings is to sign up in advance at travel companies like Travelocity, Expedia and Orbitz — and install their apps. For instance, Expedia.com will launch two days of coupons and deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Top coupon savings in Las Vegas, New York, Punta Cana, Cancun/Riviera Maya, Paris, and more. On Black Friday, Expedia will offer new deals on hotels, flights, cruises, rental cars and packages, beginning at 6A EST. Cyber Monday sales will kick off at 6A EST. New hotel coupons will be posted hourly until 6P EST. Deals booked on Black Friday have a travel window of November 25-March 31 and Cyber Monday deals have a travel window from November 28-March 31. Shop via mobile on both days for savings of up 75% on hotel bookings on Black Friday and up to 90% off hotels on Cyber Monday by booking via the app, www.expedia.com/app.

On Black Friday, Liberty Travel will offer 100-plus hotel and resort deals with savings of up to 65% off. 

Searching for cheap international deals from the U.S.? Sign up now at Scott’s Cheap Flights to receive email notices on the day’s best bargains.

The all-business class airline La Compagnie is already offering a round-trip rate of $1,000 from Newark to Paris for travel through March 25, or as long as the seats last. Book by November 21.

Cathay Pacific‘s Black Friday sale on flights to Asia from five U.S. departure gateways is already open for bookings.
www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_US/offers/collection/blackfriday-nov16-origin-new-york.html

Skyscanner will round up all the best deals (they partner with more than 1,200 airline, hotel, car rental companies, and travel agencies), so you don’t need to search the entire Internet for the specials. Visit the site 48 hours prior to Cyber Monday for the most exclusive deals! 
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U.S./CANADIAN HOTELS:

Room Mate Hotels, the Spanish hotel group consists of 22 properties all featuring distinctive design in city-center locations. Rates from $119 include free WiFi throughout the city via WiMate Total WiFi and breakfast until noon. Save at many of its properties, including Room Mate Grace in New York and Room Mate Waldorf Towers in Miami. Book November 24-27 at www.room-matehotels.com using the code BLACKORWHITE.

Kimpton Hotels will be offering members of its free loyalty program (Kimpton Karma) up to 50& off best available rates on November 28 and November 29 (Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday) for stays November 28-February 28 stays. www.kimptonhotels.com/cybermonday

On Monday, November 28, and Tuesday, November 29, shoppers will be able to book the hottest hotel in the Meatpacking District, Dream Downtown, for just $219 per night. Rooms at the newly renovated Dream Midtown start from $159 per night. Dream South Beach is offering rooms for $259 per night. Special rates are valid for November 28-March 31 stays (blackout dates apply). Reservations must be made directly at each individual hotel website. Use promo code GIVING on Cyber Monday. For every room booked, Dream Hotels will buy a winter coat for a New Yorker in need. www.dreamhotels.com

Hotel Vermont in Burlington, Vermont will offer $129 per night rates on Cyber Monday. Experience the Green Mountain State like a local with a stay at this locally developed, designed, owned and operated hotel. In winter, take a walk on complimentary snowshoe rentals, storytelling by the wood-burning fireplace with complimentary Lake Champlain Chocolate hot chocolate for kids and hot toddies for parents, and ice fishing on frozen Lake Champlain in the comfort of an on-ice shanty. www.hotelvt.com

Stay at the W Minneapolis-The Foshay or Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis through September 4, 2017 at rates from $99. Book November 19-December 4 at www.wminneapolishotel.com, or call 1-877-782-0150 and ask for Our Biggest Sale of the Year. 

Beginning Cyber Monday, November 28 and through November 30, Loews Hotels is offering 20% off the best available rate at participating Loews properties for stays through November 30, 2017. Discounts not available at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort or Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando. www.loewshotels.com/cybersale

Three Mosaic Hotel Group California hotels offer a $1,500 six-night package this winter to experience the desert to wine country. On Cyber Monday, November 28, purchase the $1,500 package that includes:
Two nights at the recently renovated Colony Palms Hotel, in Palm Springs with a Colony king guestroom with views of the interior courtyard, $100 dining credit at the Purple Palm Restaurant and a complimentary welcome gift and beverage. 
The package also includes two nights at the contemporary, boutique North Block Hotel located in the wine country town of Yountville. Lodging includes a deluxe queen guestroom with outdoor space, $100 dining credit at Redd Wood, a complimentary welcome gift and a complimentary tasting at Hall Winery. 
The last two nights include a stay in a queen guestroom at El Dorado, in the heart of Sonoma. Guests will receive a bottle of wine upon arrival and a complimentary tasting for two at Walt Wines. Valid on Sunday-Thursday arrivals from November 28 through February 28 (not valid February 14). www.mosaichotelgroup.com

Myrtle Beach resorts will be offering their best rates of 2017 through VacationMyrtleBeach.com on November 25-28, with savings of nearly 50% off.
These prices are valid for a variety of resorts and room types, from cozy efficiencies to spacious condos, with each resort offering oceanfront options and an array of amenities. Vacation Myrtle Beach will be offering the best rates exclusively for 14 oceanfront Myrtle Beach resorts, including:
Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark; Captain’s Quarters Resort; The Caravelle Resort and Landmark Resort. Special rates apply to stays now through early fall ’17. Select summer specials will also have extras included, such as $100 food credits. Sign up in advance to receive the exclusive deals. www.vacationmyrtlebeach.com/news-blog/post/myrtle-beach-cyber-monday-resort-deals

Napa Valley‘s Silverado Resort & Spa will offer room rates from $159 a night on April 1-October 31 stays. Stays include a $50 resort credit on bookings made November 25-28. www.silveradoresort.com

Get a second night free at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas when you pay a first night rate from $150 on select night stays through February. Book Black Friday through Cyber Monday. www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/offers

Omni Hotels & Resorts offers its ‘Colder Weather, Hotter Deals’ rates from $99 to $339, varying by location. Get a head start on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday blockbuster deals and book beginning today through November 29 for stays through February 28. Some properties to consider for a cozy northeast winter stay: The iconic Omni Mount Washington Resort or Omni Bedford Springs Resort. Golf getaways at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Texas or Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Southern California to quiet sanctuaries such as Mokara Hotel & Spa in San Antonio or the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia.
www.omnihotels.com/specials/colder-weather-hotter-deals
 
From November 25-28, Marriott Rewards members can book hotel rooms starting as low as $79 per night at more than 2,100 hotels and resorts globally. Cyber offer rates can be booked exclusively on Marriott.com, the Marriott Mobile app and by contacting a hotel directly or the worldwide telephone reservation center. Refer to promotional code 444. Non-member Cyber rates start at $83 per night.
Sample Cyber Monday rates for Marriott Rewards members include:
New York City from $80 – $185 per night
Miami from $88 – $201 per night
Los Angeles from $96 – $209 per night
Puerto Rico from $87 – $141 per night
Toronto from $105-$170 per night
Valid for stays in the United States, Canada, Caribbean & Latin America: December 9-January 16
Valid at participating JW Marriott, Renaissance Hotels, Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Marriott Vacation Club, Gaylord Hotels, Protea Hotels by Marriott, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites, TownePlace Suites, Moxy Hotels, and Delta Hotels by Marriott in the US, Canada, Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa only.
Marriott Rewards members who book direct via Marriott.com, Marriott’s mobile app and 1-800-MARRIOTT enjoy program benefits including exclusive Member Rates, free WiFi, and mobile check-in and check-out at participating properties.
Marriott Rewards is free to join. To enroll or learn more about the program, visit www.Members.Marriott.com.

Major League Baseball’s 2017 opening day is 127 days from Cyber Monday, so for 127 minutes, starting at 1:27P on November 28, the Red Sox-crazy Hotel Commonwealth, near Boston’s Fenway Park, will offer rates of $127 for stays between November 28 and April 3 (Opening Day). To reserve call 617-933-5000. www.hotelcommonwealth.com
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EUROPE & UNITED KINGDOM:

Palazzo Victoria in Verona, Italy offers 25% savings starting at $190 per night, with breakfast included on January 10-April 30 stays. Blackout dates apply. Book at www.palazzovictoria.com with promo code SPECYB.

Expect deals from Best Western, Hotels.com, Travelodge, London’s Courthouse Hotel and others. Last year Best Western knocked 50% off any winter stays and some hotels were offering one-night stays from £10.

From November 25 through November 28, Marriott Rewards members can book hotel rooms starting as low as $79 per night at more than 2,100 hotels and resorts globally. Cyber offer rates can be booked exclusively on Marriott.com, the Marriott Mobile app and by contacting a hotel directly or the worldwide telephone reservation center. Refer to promotional code 444. Non-member Cyber rates start at $83 per night.
Sample Cyber Monday rates for Marriott Rewards members include Paris from $94 – $379 per night on December 9-March 31 stays. Discount rates also offered for stays in the Middle East & Africa from December 8-September 30. Marriott Rewards is free to join. To enroll or learn more about the program, visit www.Members.Marriott.com.

Room Mate Hotels, the Spanish hotel group consists of 22 properties all featuring distinctive design in city-center locations. Rates from $119 include free WiFi throughout the city via WiMate Total WiFi and breakfast until noon. Save at many of its properties across Europe, including Room Mate Oscar in Madrid, Room Mate Luca in Florence, Room Mate Grace in New York, Room Mate Valentia in Mexico City, Room Mate Lord Balfour and Room Mate Waldorf Towers in Miami, and more of their boutique hotels. Book November 24-27 at www.room-matehotels.com using the code BLACKORWHITE.

Seeking luxury in London? Now through November 23, book a stay at the posh Corinthia London with a guaranteed US dollar rate across all room categories. Use promo code USDGTD when booking at www.corinthia.com/en/hotels/london/offers. Discounted rates from $408 per night are valid on stays through December 30, 2017 (blackout dates apply). Big UK events in 2017 include the Chelsea Flower Show in May, Royal Ascot in June, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships and the summer opening of Buckingham Palace in July. The West End theater is a constant, year-round attraction.

Given how much the pound has suffered under Brexit, short breaks to euro zone countries from the UK have dropped off, which has had an effect with Eurostar journeys. The rail group already had to cut services but travel experts predict some cut-price deals to drive more bookings. www.eurostar.com

Rail Europe is currently offering 55% off deals on high-speed Thalys rail travel from December 19-February 15. Purchase by December 2. Sale rates valid on round-trip travel between Paris and Brussels; Paris and Amsterdam (from $50 RT); Paris and Cologne, and Lille and Amsterdam. www.raileurope.com

Inter-European budget carrier Ryanair practically gave away flights last year at £2 each. Sample round-trip rates from London to Rome were sold for just £30 ($37). Expect similar bargain rates this year. But be certain to read the fine print on the hefty fees for optional extras. 
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FLORIDA, CARIBBEAN & MEXICO:

Rates at Circa 39 Hotel in Miami Beach start at $104 per night on December 4-October 31 stays. Book online November 25-28 at www.circa39.com with promo code PROCYBER.

Four Victor Hotels in Miami will offer up to 40% off stays through June with rates from $79 at Hotel Ocean and Casa Victoria. Blackout dates apply. Book November 25-28. www.victorhotelsusa.com

Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach offers rates from $179 a night on two-night minimum stays from November 28 through January 31. Book online at www.opalsands.com on November 28-30 with promo code CYBER16

Rates from $123 a night at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach are a 40% savings on stays of three or more nights. Stay November 28-February 7. Book at www.sandpearl.com November 28-30 using promo code CYBER16 

Sarasota’s Lido Beach Resort offers rates from $135 on stays now through February 16. Book November 28-30 at www.lidobeachresort.com with promo code CYBER16

Groups of budget travelers headed to Key West should check out NYAH (Not Your Average Hotel) with rates from $129 a night (minimum two-night stay) for May 1-September 30 stays. Rates apply to rooms with four single beds only. Blackout dates apply. Book on November 28 at www.nyahotels.com with promo code CYBER.

Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa offers 50% off best available rates on stays through February 9. Book November 28-30 at www.jupiterbeachresort.com with promo code CYBER16.

Hammock Beach Resort on the Palm Coast offers 50% off multibedroom villas and 30% off one-bedroom villas on stays through November 21, 2017. Book from 6A on November 28 through 6A November 29 at www.SalamanderHotels.com/Cyber-Monday, or call (888) 609-2134.

Save 50% off any of Innisbrook‘s spacious suites or get a 50% savings on the Classic Golf Package which includes deluxe accommodations, one round of golf per golfer per night of stay, $10 per person retail credit in the Pro Shop, advance starting times at time of reservation, unlimited use of practice facilities, club storage and locker room service and unlimited fitness center access. A minimum of two-nights required. Book from 6A on November 28 through 6A November 29 at www.innisbrookgolfresort.com.

The Henderson Beach Resort in Destin offers 50% off rates for Gulf View rooms, 25% off rates for Garden and Pool-View rooms on November 28-March 9 or August 14-December 31, 2017 stays. Book from 6A on November 28 through 6A November 29 at www.salamanderhotels.com/cyber-monday or call (888) 609-1432.

Rates at the Pelican Grand in Ft. Lauderdale offer room nights from $141.75, including a $50 resort credit on November 28-June 30 days. Book on November 28 at www.pelicanbeach.com with promo code P-PRO12. 

VisitOrlando.com has a long list of Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials for attractions, accommodations, retail and restaurants. 

Beginning on Black Friday through Cyber Monday, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is offering an assortment of ways to save for bargain hunters:
1.) Any theme park ticket purchased for the price of $71 (plus tax) under this deal allows guests to enjoy LEGOLAND’s Christmas Bricktacular but also to return when LEGO NINJAGO World opens on January 12. The first visit must occur between December 17-18 or December 24-31. That return visit must happen between January 1 and April 6. A maximum of six tickets can be grabbed per purchase. Admission to LEGOLAND Water Park is not included.
2.) The Awesomer Annual Pass is valued at $149 (plus tax), but this deal let’s you get it for the price of the Awesome Annual Pass, which is $99 (plus tax). The benefits include a year of unlimited admission to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park, LEGOLAND Water Park, The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando, SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando and Atlanta’s LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Free parking, a collector’s edition welcome kit, early access to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park, a 10% discount on theme park dining, retail purchases, stays LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, VIP Experiences, Premium Upgrades and Premium Play Bands, plus $15 off theme park tickets for up to six guests are also a part of the perks that come with this deal. A maximum of six Awesomer Annual Passes given per purchase. Passes must be activated in person at the theme park within 60 days of purchase.
3.) Through the end of 2016, non-passholders can take 20% off exclusive room-and-ticket packages for stays at LEGOGLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat. Each package requires a minimum two-night stay and includes a two-day ticket to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park for each person in the party. Daily breakfast buffets and early access to the theme park included. Valid at LEGOLAND Hotel January 2-May 26; LEGOLAND Beach Retreat June 1-September 3.
Sign up www.legoland.com/brickfriday to receive an email with links to the eligible offers that start ‘Brick’ Friday, November 25. 

Resorts World Bimini in the Bahamas offers 40% off best available rates, starting at $189 a night on stays from November 29 through February 28. Book at www.rwbimini.com or call 888-930-8688.

Book deals in Cancun at Marriott Resorts on November 25-28 for December 9-January 16 stays. Rates from $121 a night at CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort (www.casamagnacancun.com) and from $168 at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa (www.jwmarriottcancun.com). Refer to promo code 444 for either resort.

Palace Resorts, a brand of elite, all-inclusive resort accommodations, is offering Cyber Monday deals of up to 50% off at Moon Palace Cancun in Cancun and Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios with rates from $203 per person double. Savings of up to 45% are offered at Beach Palace Cancun, Playacar Palace in Playa del Carmen, Cozumel Palace and at the adults-only Sun Palace Cancun and Isla Mujeres Palace in Isla Mujeres. Rates start at $175 per person double. Book online between November 28-30 for stays through December 23. A three-night minimum stay required. Blackout dates apply.

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa in Costa Rica offers 35% savings off best available rates and daily breakfast at rates from $225 per night. Valid on August 21-December 17, 2017 stays. Book at www.tabacon.com using promo code CYBER.

The Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa in southwest Puerto Rico will offer $129 per night room rates for January 2-April 30 stays (two-night minimum required) on Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Blackout dates apply. www.copamarina.com
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GROUND TRANSPORTATION:

There may no free lunch, but how about a free ride? Uber and American Express will give you two free rides (up to $65 each!) from select airports through New Year’s Eve. This promo requires that the payment method in your Uber account be set to your AMEX card. See the list of airports and get the offer CODE at Uber. www.uber.com/promo/american-express-airport-rides-2016


Travel e-Scapes is brought to you by Clara Bosonetto, Team Clark Travel Editor. Follow Clara on Twitter.


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