The travel and leisure industry encountered a lot of turbulence during the pandemic. Profits plunged and their economies plummeted to the lowest levels ever. Yet, the industry has offered flexible deals on Black Friday.
“Make sure to prioritize flexibility alongside price this year. Look for airline and lodging deals that have waived change and cancellation fees, should plans change,” Kelly Soderlund, a travel trend expert, told Fox.
He added, “Many travel providers are offering credits instead of refunds, so determine a backup plan if the trip is canceled. The financial implications of travel credits could impact the when and where of an alternative trip.”
Some of the deals are as follows:
- Expedia is offering 50% of select stays and an extra 12% off select hotels and activities
- Marriott is offering up to 20% off at over 5000 hotels and 25% off to its Bonvoy members
- Cheap Caribbean website is offering up to 75% off on its properties for beach vacations
- Regent Seven Seas if offering a $500 credit for cruises through the Mediterranean and Northern Europe in 2021
- Norwegian Cruise Lines is offering 30% off for voyages from 2021 to 2023
- Carnival is offering 30% off any cruise fare before 2023
Most of these bookings must be made today or up to the end of the month depending on the terms and conditions available on their websites.