As we slide into Winter, the short days and long nights don’t need to get you down. Light up your life by planning a cut-price getaway this Black Friday.

Whether you want to spend a week in the sun, circle the globe in style onboard a cruise ship or get away for a romantic weekend, you’ll be sure to find amazing ways to save this Black Friday with some of deals we’ve seen from top travel names.

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What can I expect from Black Friday 2018?

Black Friday is fast becoming the biggest shopping event of the year. For one day you can get your hands on cracking deals that will help you save big time. This year Black Friday falls on November 23rd: be sure to mark your calendar so you don’t miss out!

Some Black Friday offers are only available for 24 hours with other stretching out across the weekend or even longer. Moving fast will nab you the best deals, so remember to have your preferred travel dates to hand!

What are some of the best ways to save on travel this Black Friday?

Irvine Times: Sail away with a Black Friday cruise deal. Photography by Reynier Carl. Photography on UnsplashSail away with a Black Friday cruise deal. Photography by Reynier Carl. Photography on Unsplash

Follow our tips and tricks to make the most of Black Friday and, before you know it, you’ll be packing your bags to jet off on an adventure like no other.

Timing – It’s not just winter breaks you can snap up for less with Black Friday deals. Keep your eyes open for deals on 2019 holidays and save on your next summer holiday, especially if you double up an early bird price with a Black Friday offer.

Reward and loyalty programmes – We all love a deal and getting a little extra for our money. If you frequently travel with the same company or airline check to see if you are signed up to their rewards club, frequent flyer program or loyalty scheme.

Reward programs can bag you perks such as free upgrades, priority boarding and even money off your next trip. When it comes to Black Friday savings there may even be early access to members only deals, so be sure you don’t miss out on these bonuses!

Cheap flights – Black Friday is notorious for dropping the price of select flights, making it a great opportunity to knock things off your travel bucket list! Last year you could get flights to the USA for as low as £130** and one-way tickets to Barcelona from British Airways* for less than £20!**

Package Deals – If you prefer to have your travel and accommodation all booked together, then be on the lookout for cut price package holidays from Club Med* this Black Friday. Their all-inclusive deals mean your food and drinks will be covered too, leaving you to sit back, relax and enjoy!

Cruises – Fast becoming one of the most popular holiday options in the UK, save a bundle on an ocean adventure from P&O Cruises* with a Black Friday deal. Choose from an island hopping Caribbean voyage or relax at sea when you can head east on a sailing from Brisbane to Hong Kong.

What companies should I keep an eye on for Black Friday deals?

Irvine Times: Last year savvy shoppers snapped up Vienna city breaks for next to nothing. Photography by Jacek Dylag. Photography on UnsplashLast year savvy shoppers snapped up Vienna city breaks for next to nothing. Photography by Jacek Dylag. Photography on Unsplash

We pride ourselves on finding you the very best offers from a huge range of companies. Take a look at who we think are worth paying special attention to when shopping for your next holiday for less. If you do end up jetting off, remember to send us a postcard!

  • TUI* – The champion of the package holiday, if you can imagine it you can probably book it at TUI. Choose from cruises, sun-soaked villas and even trips to Disneyland when you book with these holiday experts.

    Popular deals last year included seven nights in Goa for less than £500 per person and the opportunity to relax for a week on the coast of the Caribbean Sea in a luxurious Mexican spa for only £750 per person.

  • British Airways* – If you’re looking for inspiration on where to travel to next spend some time with British Airways and you will be itching to pack your suitcase and head out the door. Cast your eye over their dream tickets for fantastic destinations at unbelievable prices.

    Last year BA flyers got up to 49% off specially selected flights, not to mention outstanding deals on short city breaks to Europe. Ideal for a quick escape from your usual routine; flights plus 2 nights stay in Naples, Venice or Turin was only £99 per person in 2017.

  • easyJet Holidays* – Not content with simply becoming a leader in the discount flights arena, easyJet holidays has been delivering savings on entire holidays since 2007. Customers love the freedom and flexibility of choosing how long to stay and where to fly out from, so be sure to keep an eye out this Black Friday.
  • Royal Caribbean* – Sailing to almost 300 ports of call you are sure to find a cruise to satisfy your wanderlust when you browse the options available at Royal Caribbean. With diverse destinations including Finland, Bahrain and Antigua, seasoned cruisegoers and rookie travelers alike will find the perfect voyage when setting sail wherever you like.

    In 2017 Royal Caribbean offered the chance to get cut price pre-cruise purchases – think discounts on exciting shore excursions and bountiful beverage packages that will have you toasting your Black Friday savings in style!

Help, I’ve missed Black Friday! Can I still get holiday savings?

Don’t worry if you missed the boat on Black Friday, keep your eye out for travel deals* that your bank balance will love year-round. New offers get added almost every day so be sure to check our coupons for the latest deals we’ve found.