Where to get the best travel deals and discounts this Cyber Monday. (Photo: Lumina/Stocksy)
While some of us were still napping off those turkey-induced comas, thousands upon thousands of eager Americans were hitting the malls. But the smartest shoppers were waiting for Cyber Monday, which has become the best time of the year to get a major deal on your next vacation.
Airlines, hotels, tour operators, and cruise companies across the country are rolling out incredible discounts, making November the peak month for travel bookings. In fact, last year Cyber Monday triggered a four-fold increase in worldwide flight bookings, according to Sojern, the world’s leading performance marketing platform for travel brands.
While airlines usually keep the details of their deals under wraps until the actual sale day, many hotels and tour companies have already started advertising their offerings. Here are some of the best.
Get great deals on the chic Conrad Hotel in NYC. (Photo: Conrad New York)
Where: Conrad New York
What: Contemporary all-suite hotel in the heart of Battery Park City, N.Y., along the Hudson River bank
The deal: 30 percent off rates with 2-night minimum stay
Important dates: Sale runs Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) through Dec. 2 for visits from mid-Dec. through April 2016.
Where: Waldorf Astoria Panama, Hilton Panama, and all other Hilton properties across the Caribbean and Latin America
What: Dozens of properties throughout the region to choose from — you will be spoiled for choice.
The deal: Up to 30 percent off all bookings
Important dates: Sale starts Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) and goes through Dec. 2.
Head to Hollywood and stay at the luxe Redbury at stellar 50% off deals. (Photo: The Redbury)
Where: The Redbury, Hollywood
What: Glamorous luxury boutique hotel in vibrant Hollywood
The deal: 50 percent rates with a minimum 2-night stay
Important dates: Sale runs Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) through Dec. 4 for travel between Dec. 6 and Oct. 14, 2016 with no blackout dates.
Promo code: THANKS
Where: Madison Hotel, Memphis, Tenn.
What: A boutique, downtown hotel that pays homage to the city’s rock n’ roll heritage
The deal: 15 percent of all rates
Important dates: Sale runs Nov. 27-30 for travel dates from Dec. through Feb. 2016.
Where: Hotel Commonwealth, Boston
What: Centrally located, urban luxe property.
The deal: Rooms are on sale for $96 for 96 minutes to celebrate the 96 new rooms recently added to the property; equals a 60 percent saving.
Important dates: Sale begins at 11:30 a.m. ET until 1:06 p.m. on Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) for travel dates between Dec. 15 and Mar. 19, 2016.
Promo code: 96new
Hit the beach or relax by the pool at the SLS South Beach. (Photo: SLS South Beach)
Where: SLS South Beach, Miami
What: Miami’s hippest, luxury boutique hotel, located right on South Beach
The deal: 50 percent off rates with a 2-night minimum stay
Important dates: Sale goes Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) through Dec. 4 for travel dates between Dec. 6 and Oct. 14, 2016, with no blackout dates.
Promo code: THANKS
Where: Grand Lucayan, Bahamas
What: Luxury beachfront resort and golf course on the spectacular Grand Bahama Island
The deal: 55 percent off rates (starting at $99) with a 3-night minimum stay
Important dates: Sale runs until Dec. 10 for travel dates between Nov. 27 through Sept. 1, 2016.
Save big on select rooms at the beachfront Shore Hotel in sunny Santa Monica. (Photo: Shore Hotel)
Where: Shore Hotel, Santa Monica, Calif.
What: Fabulous beachfront eco-property in Santa Monica
The deal: 30 percent off a partial ocean-view room
Important dates: Sale lasts from Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) until Dec. 2 for stays from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28, 2016.
Promo code: CYBER
Where: Condado Vanderbilt, San Juan, Puerto Rico
What: This historic beachside property was built in 1919 and is located in the trendy urban Condado district.
The deal: 50 percent off rates on suites
Important dates: Sale is on Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) for travel dates starting Jan. 3, 2016 through Dec. 23, 2016.
Stay at the Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Esmerelda at discounts of up to 35 percent off. (Photo: Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Esmerelda)
Where: Paradisus Playa Del Carmen, La Esmerelda, Mexico (and all other Melia Hotels International properties)
What: Over 370 hotels in more than 40 countries
The deal: Up to 35 percent of all bookings for Melia Rewards members (you can sign up for free at time of booking)
Important dates: Sale starts Nov. 26 and runs until Dec. 1 for travel dates between Dec. 2015 and Mar. 2016.
Where: Tideline Ocean Resort and Spa, Palm Beach, Fla. (and all other Kimpton Hotels of Florida)
What: Stunning and peaceful beachfront resort, where the weather is perfect year-round
The deal: Up to 15 percent off the best available rate; the hotel will donate $5 per night to a charity of your choice
Important dates: Sale runs Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) until Dec. 1 for travel until Feb. 29, 2016.
Where: Waikiki Parc, Honolulu, Hawaii
What: Contemporary boutique hotel in Honolulu
The deal: Discounted room rates starting at $205 a night, including free parking, WiFi and no resort fees
Important dates: Sale runs Nov. 27 through Dec. 6, 2015 for travel dates starting Jan. 5, 2016 until Aug. 31, 2016.
Promo code: cyber
Save big on great group tour packages to over 40 countries. (Photo: iStock)
Where: Friendly Planet Travel
What: Upscale, personalized tour company with over 35 years experience planning spectacular vacations
The deal: Save up to $500 on all tours to over 40 countries. Packages include all airfare and accommodations.
Important dates: Sale starts Nov. 30 at midnight and lasts for 24 hours.
Where: G Adventures
The deal: From Black Friday through Cyber Monday (Nov. 30), save $100 on any trip valued at more than $1,000 using promo code 16GA100ADV12. Or on Monday only, save 15 percent off a selection of 50 small-group trips, including Belize Explorer, Best of Panama, Nepal Adventure, and Absolute Peru. Use promo code 16GA015DES04.
Viva Las Vegas! Score 30 percent off rates at Caesars Palace and other Vegas hot spots. (Photo: Caesars Casino)
Where: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, and the eight other Caesars Entertainment properties (Bally’s Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, The Cromwell, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino, and the new LINQ Hotel & Casino)
The deal: 30 percent off
Important dates: Sale runs Nov. 25 through Jan. 8 for travel all year long.
Where: Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole, Wyo.
What: Luxury mountain resort located on a wildlife sanctuary
The deal: 50 percent off all rooms with a minimum 4-night stay
Important dates: Sale is all day Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) for travel throughout Jan. 2016.
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-443-6139 to book
Treat yourself to a spa retreat at the JW Marriott Scottsdale for only $99 a night. (Photo: JW Marriott Camelback)
Where: JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz.
What: Peaceful and enchanting desert retreat close to the Scottsdale Arts District
The deal: $99 room rates
Important dates: Sale runs from Nov. 27 to Nov. 30 for stays between Dec. 11, 2015 and Jan. 15, 2016.
Use promo code: 444
Where: Liftopia (over 250 ski destinations in North America)
What: The world’s largest online marketplace for lift tickets
The deal: Regular savings of up to 85 percent on lift tickets, with the opportunity to register to win up to $250 in free passes
Important dates: Giveaway is open from Nov. 28 at 12:01 a.m. MST to Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) at 11:59 p.m.