Best Black Friday travel deals in Australia: Busabout, Contiki, Air New Zealand and more

Black Friday is upon us, and even though it’s a post-Thanksgiving tradition in the U.S, it’s thankfully something we can all be a part of. Around the world numerous brands spanning travel, lifestyle, fashion and more will be giving an early Christmas present to us all in the form of substantial sales. Travel is always of particular interest when this glorious day rolls around, and for very good reason. While plenty of travel operators, brands, hotel and airlines have kept their cards close (be vigilant, it’s worth it) until the last minute, there’s been quite a few discounts announced early so you can jump on those Black Friday sales straight away. Here’s 10 of our favourite deals going around today.


Aussie travellers can save up to 30% of European and Asian itineraries with Busabout, who are running an awesome sale from now up until Tuesday 28th November, taking in destinations like Croatia, Thailand, Greece and Budapest. Not only that but travellers can buy an Unlimited Pass and go on the receive either an Iberian Adventure, Oktoberfest Hostel or Greek Island Flexi Hopper for free. Scotland and Ireland travellers can also save 30% off extended HAGGiS and Shamrocker Adventures and 15% off this coming Christmas and New Years with HAGGiS.



This one should be popular. The renowned travel company are offering 30% off a very wide range of their itineraries, which include their European Vista, European Experience, LA to the Bay, Gran Southern and Wild Western trips. There’s also plenty of others on sale, spanning Asia, Mexico and beyond.


Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel, another huge travel company with a wide range of itineraries, will also be doing 30% off. Savings are expected to be in the thousands for itineraries all over the world. There’s a bunch of “Summer Sailing” itineraries on offer, as well as some others for 15% off. The sale will last until 30th November.


Accor Hotels

This is a big one. For anyone who already has some flights locked in, you’re going to want to take a look at the Accor network. The massive hotel group are offering up to 40% off select hotels around the world. Their brands include Sofitel, Pullman, ibis, and Novotel.


Tigerair Australia

Until 11:59pm tonight, Tigerair are slashing prices on their domestic network with fares starting from just $10. That’s some serious savings right there, and with them having an extensive selection of routes across the country you’d be remiss not to jump on this.


Air New Zealand

You’re going to want to hurry with this one. One of the most consistently awarded airlines in the world are making New Zealand travel extremely accessible for Aussie travellers with this Black Friday special. They have sale fares to Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington with prices starting from $189. The sale ends at some point today so don’t hesitate.


AirAsia X

The low-cost carrier with an extensive network across ASEAN have just launched flights to Jaipur (via Kuala Lumpur) for Aussie travellers and they’re using Black Friday to promote that with some very affordable flights starting from $241. The sale will be running up until Saturday 25th Nov, and the flights are valid for travel between February 5th 2018 and May 6th 2018.



With an extensive network connecting regional Australia, Australian carrier JETGO are in a nice position to bolster tourism to underrated destinations including Townsville, Rockhampton, Wollongong, Dubbo, and Tamworth. They’re currently offering 25% off the already affordable fares, from now until Monday 27th November. Travel period is now until March 24th 2018. Enter promo code JET25 to gain access to the discount.



Popular booking platform Expedia aren’t holding back when it comes to their Black Friday sale. Users will be able to access deals on hotels with savings of up to 50%. That’s some sweet discount right there, and with their access to accommodation around the world you’d be a fool not to take advantage of it. The sale only lasts for today though so get in quick


Insight Vacations

Another travel company with a nice selection of well-curated itineraries around the world, Insight Vacations are stretching their Black Friday sale all the way from now until 1st December. They’ve got savings of up to $2,000 per couple on 10 different itineraries, which includes insightful packages for Budapest, Vienna and Prague – an essential Europe trio – Italy, and Spain.



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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy-Editor-At-Large of the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.