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The year is coming to a close, and as you look ahead to next year that means the potential for vacation getaways to far-off places or cozy staycations. End-of-the-year promos are going on with up to 50% off hotels, flights, cruises and more. While you may be tempted to hit up year-end sales and snag some beauty deals or a new discounted mattress, don’t sleep on the travel deals that are currently being offered.
Chilly-weather season is here, so there’s no better time to grab a destination vacation — especially for any festivals and concerts you plan on going to. Take advantage of some major savings and grab a luggage deal while you’re at it, as sunny days lounging on the beach and unexplored regions await.
It’s time to take advantage of that PTO and take a much-needed vacation, whether it’s a road trip, cruise or staycation. To take some of the stress out of finding the hottest travel deals, we did the research and rounded up the best deals, sales and promos so you can focus on stocking up on travel necessities.
See below for the best New Year’s travel deals, from flights to experiences, that will help make sure you have the best vacation yet. These deals aren’t going to last forever though, which means you need to act ASAP — the last thing you want is to see the dreaded “sold out” or “offer expired” message pop up!
Best Flight Deals
Jet off at a fraction of the price as airlines slash prices for end-of-the-year travel. No matter where you want to go, don’t drop hundreds of dollars on a round-trip ticket. Check below to see the current best flight deals.
Southwest Airlines is hosting a low-fare sale with one-way flights as low as $39. From now until Dec. 18, you can take advantage of these major savings. The discount is valid on select continental U.S. flights from Jan. 3, 2024, to May 22, 2024, too.
Skyscanner looks across a variety of airlines to find the cheapest tickets on the market worldwide. You can enjoy the low-priced tickets any time of the year, not just during the holidays. Right now, some round-trip flights are as low as $35, so you don’t want to skip this.
Still in school? Amazon Prime has partnered with Student Universe to offer Student Prime members an additional 10% off already-discounted flights, hotels and more. All you have to do is sign up for a Student Prime membership and activate Student Universe to start saving. Currently, Student Prime has a six-month free promo when you sign up; after the trial ends, your membership will cost $7.49/month and will include all the benefits of an Amazon Prime membership.
Whether you’re looking for last-minute cheap flights or just want to book ahead, CheapOAir is offering $15 off when you sign up for emails. To redeem the offer, just click to enter your email, and a unique code will be emailed to you to use on your booking.
Best Hotel Deals
Flights aren’t the only thing to think about. Booking a hotel room can be just as pricey, leaving you with little to spend on food and activities. Don’t worry, though, these deals are here to swaddle you in savings.
Hilton’s Resorts World Las Vegas wants to get you in the traveling spirit with their Cheers to the Holidays sale. You can receive up to 20% off the best available rate for stays between Nov. 22 and Dec. 31. A New Year’s bonus: You can see Luke Bryan perform without leaving your hotel — since he’s playing a Resorts World residency date on Dec. 31 (or check out Kaskade’s NYE show at Zouk nightclub on property) — and you can find more New Year’s Eve Las Vegas residencies here.
Hotwire aims to find some of the deepest discounted hotels — like up to 60% off. Some stays are as low as $81/night, which means you can book your stay for less than $100/night.
Hopper is another destination where you can score major savings on hotels, flights, rental cars and more. For Travel Tuesday though, the site is offering up to 50% off on stays including Puerto Rico, Bali and more oceanside retreats.
Between now and Jan. 3, 2024, you can score up to 15% off stays through the end of 2024 with Booking.com’s Late Escape Deals. Some stays are as low as $17/night right now — and no, we’re not making that up. Low prices like these don’t happen every day, which is why you want to act sooner rather than later before your desired spot gets booked up.
Being in school can have its perks like up to 60% off hotels on Student Universe. Signing up is free and will give you access to all their discounted rates including on flights.
Don’t want to drop a ton of money on a hotel? Airbnb offers stays in a variety of homes that you can customize to your preferences. Plus, for ultimate privacy you can opt for a private stay meaning you get the entire place to yourself — and some stays are as low as $11/night right now.
Best Rental Car Deals
Not every destination will have the luxury of public transportation at your fingertips and if you want to do some road exploring of your own, then you’ll need a car. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up the best deals available below.
Kayak isn’t afraid to floor it when it comes to offering great deals on cars. The rental service compares the price of competitor and aims to offer at least 32% off the full price.
Hertz is treating you to one free day when you book an electric car for at least two days when you book and pick up your car by Dec. 31. Or, you can save 30% off just by renting an electric car and paying full price at checkout. You’ll need to book and pick up the car by Dec. 31 in order to redeem the deal.
The name says it all as Budget is having a major Winter Sale promotion going on. Right now, when you book a car you can get up to 25% off a bookings on rentals from now until June 30, 2024. If you were worried about having enough space to hold all your festival gear, think again.
Best Cruise Deals
Sail around the islands and escape the city with a cruise that’ll bring photo-worthy moments and memories to last a lifetime. Travel Tuesday deals are also making sure you don’t have to break the bank either, so you can enjoy your vacation without avoiding your wallet’s gaze.
Hurtigruten Expeditions is slashing prices on expeditions by up to 40% off. Plus, if you become an ambassador with the cruise brand, you can receive an additional 5% off on bookings and experiences.
Celebrity Cruises will have you sailing over to their deals page as they’re currently offering 75% off a second guest for any cruise as well as up to $650 in savings on State Rooms.
Best Experience Deals
For anyone planning a staycation or to score some deals on excursions during their trip away from home, there are various ways to book an activity without burning a hole in your wallet. Scroll down for our finds on the best experience deals.
Getaway is treating you to a tiny cabin experience in the woods for 20% off any festive stay when you use the code GIFTOFNATURE. Choose from the various locations spread across the U.S. including New York, Massachusetts, Washington, California and more. You’ll also be able to personalize your experience to your needs including adding on an instant campfire, provisions and even a late check out.
Groupon’s Cyber Sale is having up to 75% off activities, beauty, apparel and more. Everything from deep tissue massages to entrance fees at the petting zoo are being completely slashed. We even found one deal that was just $3!