Friday 9 December 2016

Black Friday: Six of the best travel deals available today

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Published 27/11/2015 | 00:01

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Black Friday isn't just about toys and electronics, you know. It could also be the beginning of a beautiful holiday...

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€69: In like Flynn!

Flynn Hotels has a Black Friday room sale running to midnight Saturday, November 28. It sees B&B plus late check-out at any of its 4-star hotels from €69. Hotels includes the Imperial in Cork, The Park in Dungarvan, Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny and the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis. Book on flynnhotels.com.

€275pp: Luck out in Lanzarote

Independent Travel has €50 off sun holidays booked before midnight Monday, including a two-star package to Lanzarote from €275pp (book here). A five-star break in the Costa del Sol is on special from €349pp (book here). See travel.independent.ie.

Promo Code: BLCKFRDY and get €50 off all Sun Holidays

€299pp: On the piste...

Directski.com has up to 50pc off ski holidays today, including a 2-star package to Soll from just €299pp (the holiday was previously priced at €629, it says). Lots of other deals are available on its website at directski.com.

50pc off: Aer Lingus 'Green Friday'

For the next four days, Aer Lingus is offering 50pc off selected routes across Europe, for travel from January 6 to April 30. Sale fares include Dublin to Rome from €42.99. It's also offering €50 off round-trips to North America. See aerlingus.com.

UPDATE: You can combine the Aer Lingus flights with a package holiday by booking with clickandgo.com before midnight on Monday.

€279pp: Winter sun!

Sunway has a range of holidays on sale to midnight on Sunday, November 29, including a 2-star Morocco package from just €279pp. The price is available on departures from January 2 to February 27. Lanzarote is also on sale, with 2-star holidays from €349pp based on a similar spread of dates. 01 231-1800; sunway.ie .

€399: Laze on Lake Garda...

Topflight has flights plus seven nights at the 4-star Bella Italia on Lake Garda from just €399pp, departing March 27 or May 7. The price is down from €599pp, but can only be booked today. Contact 01 240-1784; topflight.ie .

Want some more?

Well ok, then.

American Holidays ( americanholidays.com ) has 10pc off summer holidays to Orlando, 15pc off New York and 20pc off Las Vegas this weekend.

Hotel Westport (098 25122) is offering 25pc off holiday vouchers, and Limerick Strand ( strandhotellimerick.com ) has 15pc off B&B rates booked today.

The Blue Book's Barberstown Castle has a Black Friday special bundling B&B for two tonight, November 27, from €75pp... with a 10pc-off voucher for Kildare Village thrown in. Call 01 628-8157 or see barberstowncastle.ie .

Finally, Galway's 5-star Glenlo Abbey Hotel has a Black Friday 'Escape to the West' offer bundling two nights' B&B, a 4-course dinner and a glass of bubbly on arrival from €398 midweek and €448 at weekends. Book by Monday for travel in January or December (excluding Dec 24 - Jan 1). See glenloabbeyhotel.ie .

Lonely Planet has a 'buy-one-get-one-free' Black Friday special (use promo code ONEFREE). See shop.lonelyplanet.com.

Lowcostholidays.ie is doing a call centre promo offering €50 off all holidays booked from 9am to 11pm on Black Friday. A minimum spend of €600 per booking applies. Call 01 485-3835 to book between those hours.

NB: Remember, just because a deal has been tagged to the 'Black Friday' bandwagon, doesn't automatically make it good value. Look before you leap.

All prices subject to availability/change.

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