10 top Black Friday travel deals | Holiday Gift Guides

by W. Andrew Powell
Black Friday deals

There are a lot of excellent travel deals this Black Friday including flights, hotel stays, cruises, and theme park tickets. Whether you’re dreaming of sunny destinations, one of Canada’s best hotels, or something else, there are lots of options.

Here are ten of the best deals that I found to start planning a winter getaway, or so you can give the perfect travel gift this holiday season.

Note that some conditions apply for all of these Black Friday deals, so read the fine print on their websites to learn more.

Air Transat

Air Transat

Until November 26, Air Transat is offering up to $1,000 Canadian off travel packages, and flights start as low as $399 for many destinations.

For under $500 you can fly from Toronto to either Montego Bay, Punta Cana, or Puerto Plata; and Ottawa, Hamilton, or London to Cancun.

Other featured destinations include Europe, the United States, Canada, and the South. Special pricing is available for travel before June 30, 2024. Visit their website to learn more.

Fairmont Hotels

Fairmont Banff Springs

Some of Canada’s best hotels are offering savings and special deals until November 27, with up to 30% off stays until the end of June 30, 2024 at participating Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.

From iconic Canadian hotels like the Banff Springs, Le Manoir Richelieu in Charlevoix, and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, to hotels around the U.S., the Caribbean, and overseas, there are great deals available at hotels around the world.

Accor loyalty members will also receive an addition 10% off with Members’ Rates, so it’s worth joining before you book, if you aren’t a member already. Visit Fairmont.com for more information.

Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney World

Disney Dream
Disney Dream

For a limited time Canadians can save up to 25% on select Disney Cruise Line sailings, including 4-, 5-, and 7-night cruises to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Enjoy stops in Mexico, Disney Castaway Cay, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and more with nearly everything from meals to entertainment always included in the price.

Visit Disneycruise.com to find out more about the offer.

For the Walt Disney World fans, Canadians can also get up to 20% off their Disney vacation on 5-day stays and longer, when they book their theme park tickets. Plan your March Break vacation, take advantage of Park Hopper tickets, and explore one of the most magical places. Plus, if you book your Disney resort stay by December 15, 2023, you can save from 25% to 30% on rooms.

The offer is valid for trips starting January 11 until September 28, 2024, and there are no blackout dates. Visit disneyworld.ca/tickets to learn more.

M Social Paris

M Social Paris
M Social Paris

Explore one of Europe’s most beautiful and exciting cities with the chance to save up to 20% on a classic, chic hotel in the heart of the city.

M Social Paris is beautiful with a stunning suites and rooms that are polished and comfortable. Just blocks from Palais Garnier, excellent dining, shopping, and the best of the city, the hotel is the perfect place to stay in Paris.

This Black Friday the hotel is offering 20% off on hotel stays booked between November 24 and 30, 2023, plus My Millennium members get 2x the points and exclusive benefits. Visit the M Social Paris website to book.

S Hotel Jamaica

S Hotel Jamaica

Enjoy one of the best all-inclusive resorts for couples in Montego Bay at the S Hotel Jamaica, a luxury, chic, boutique property with excellent hospitality, food, and drinks.

For a limited time the hotel is offering 5 nights for the price of 4 nights, giving you more time to enjoy this unique destination. Book by December 8, 2023 on stays up to August 2024, and explore all that this beautiful place has to offer.

From pools, music, and entertainment, to great all-inclusive meals, S Hotel Jamaica is refreshing and perfect for an escape. Learn more about the offer on their website.



Until December 1, 2023, take advantage of a double stateroom upgrade and get a $1,500 onboard credit when you book select staterooms with Azamara cruises.

The luxury cruise line is offering guests 20% off, plus Veranda Plus staterooms for an Oceanview price, or a Veranda stateroom for the price of an Interior. Cruise destinations available with the promotion include Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and South America.

Azamara is offering the deal on select 2024 sailings that are booked by December 1, 2023. Learn more on their website.

White Elephant Resorts

White Elephant Palm Beach

From November 24 to December 1 book a White Elephant Resort stay and save up to 25% at either their Nantucket or Palm Beach locations.

White Elephant offers beautiful, elegant properties for your next vacation, with rooms, suites, and cottages available in Nantucket, and suites in Palm Beach.

When booking a three-night stay at either resort, White Elephant is offering a fourth night free with the code: Cyber24. Some blackout dates apply, and you can enjoy the offer for Nantucket between April 11 and October 26, 2024; or January 1 to October 31, 2024 at the White Elephant Palm Beach.

Visit whiteelephantresorts.com to book your stay.

The Doyle Collection

The Kensington

The Kensington, The Marylebone, The Bloomsbury in London, The Westbury in Dublin, and The Dupont Circle in Washington D.C. are offering 30% off bookings made before November 29.

Stay at any of The Doyle Collection properties with bookings before March 31, 2024, and guests will also receive complimentary breakfast. Some blackout dates apply.

The stylish hotels offer luxury and urban settings with upscale amenities in fashionable locations. Visit their website to learn more.



On select itineraries between January 2024 and May 2025, Cunard is offering up to 40% off the price of launch fares, plus a credit of up to $1,000 per stateroom on the Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth, and their newest ship sailing next May, the Queen Anne.

Itineraries start at $799 per person, and include their signature Transatlantic Crossing, Alaskan cruises, exploring Norwegian Fjords, or celebrating July 4th in New England.

To take advantage of the offer use the promotional code RD5 on cunard.com or call 1-800-728-6273.

Air Canada

Air Canada Dreamliner

Until November 26 Air Canada is offering deals on their flights worldwide on trips booked until June 30, 2024.

Aeroplan members will save in cash or points when booking, including sun destinations, Europe, and flights across Canada and the United States.

Plus, Air Canada is giving away 50 million in bonus Aeroplan points when you register and book a flight or a vacation package. Everyone who registers and books a trip will receive at least 1,000 bonus points.

For full details visit the Air Canada website.

Visit The GATE’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guides for more giveaways & holiday features.

Main photo by Shamia Casiano.

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