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How to play Black Friday Travel Deals during a pandemic

In St. Lucia, the all-inclusive Windjammer Landing Resort offers villas at 50% off, starting at $ 141 through December 4, and a spa credit of $ 150 for stays of three nights or more through 18 December 2021. (If Saint Lucia is on your radar, check out the island’s page for Cyber ​​Monday deals with discounts of up to 50%).

Kimpton Hotel & Restaurants can woo your selfless inner with a 25% room discount and a $ 5 a night donation to the No Kid Hungry charity on bookings at over 70 hotels around the world, November 30 through December 2 on stays until September 7, 2021 (cancel up to three days before arrival without penalty).

Acre Resort in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, is reducing rooms by a third (to as low as $ 183) on three-night stays through October 2021, including daily breakfast and morning yoga , cocktails on arrival, mezcal tasting and tour – round trip airport transport (email TreehouseReservations@Acrebaja.com by December 1 and reference AcreBlackFriday2020 to book).

In many cases, the discounts are bigger this year.

At the Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys, Sheldon Suga, executive vice president, said management weighed the possible tourism revival in 2021 against the fact that many families were suffering financially.

“We decided to do the right thing and extend our discount and the booking window,” he said of the one-week offer, until November 30, which offers 40 % off vs. 30% last year for travel through October 31 (rates start at $ 191, pre-discount).

Last year, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts offered its rooms at 35% off during the seasonal sale. This year the deal is running at 40%, meaning a $ 1,000 available room at Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands would be $ 600. The agreement runs from November 27 to December 1, with a penalty-free cancellation window of 24 hours before arrival, until June 30, 2021.

In Orlando, SeaWorld-owned Discovery Cove Marine Park said this year’s sale was the largest ever. Until November 30, discounts range from 20 to 50 percent off; a regular swim with the dolphins package at $ 204 down payment will be as low as $ 102 on tours throughout 2021. The park also offers a free re-reservation up to 48 hours of arrival and full refunds more than 30 days.