Marble Temple in Bangkok, Thailand (Shutterstock)
Article Words : Elizabeth Atkin | 30 November 2019

The best Black Friday travel deals for 2019

Black Friday (29 November) sees the biggest airlines, tour operators and gear brands offer incredible savings on world adventures and must-have tech. We've selected some of the best deals for travellers...

Every year, the world goes mad for the flurry of Black Friday (29 November), Cyber Monday (2 December) and the USA-based Travel Tuesday (3 December) discounts.

Travellers in particular should take note: there are endless opportunities to save on essential travel gear, from winter coats to wildlife camera, as well as the chance to blag discounted flight deals to Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe or join a tour for a fraction of the cost.

We've rounded up our pick of some of Black Friday's best travel deals. Click below to see the deals you're most interested in, or keep scrolling for the full list...

The best Black Friday flight deals for 2019

1. Skyscanner

The Marble Temple in Bangkok, Thailand (Shutterstock)

The Marble Temple in Bangkok, Thailand (Shutterstock)

From 29 November to 2 December 2019, Skyscanner are offering a variety of discounts on flights around the world, including: UK return flights to Sydney, Bangkok, New York, Lisbon and other prime European city break getaways. How much you'll save really depends on where you want to go...

Save up to 74% on flights with Skyscanner and Wanderlust

See more Skyscanner Black Friday deals here

2. Virgin Atlantic UK

St George's Harbour, Grenada (Shutterstock)

St George's Harbour, Grenada (Shutterstock)

Until Black Friday, Virgin Atlantic are 'unlocking' new flight deals every 24 hours. They vary and are valid on selected dates (usually about a week), so you'll have to act fast when you see one you like.

Deals we've seen so far include fares to Shanghai £369 (£50 off), and 20% off Caribbean flights to Antigua, Jamaica, Barbados and Grenada, among others.

Get Virgin Atlantic's Black Friday deals here

3. Malaysia Airlines

Lebuh Armenia, a historic street in George Town, Penang, Malaysia (Shutterstock)

Lebuh Armenia, a historic street in George Town, Penang, Malaysia (Shutterstock)

Malaysia Airlines are offering 30% off selected flights (on selected dates), from 22 November 2019 to 9 December 2019. The offer includes major discounts on return flights to Bali and Sydney, as well Malaysian gems like Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

If you're looking for the very best deals, visit the site on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

Get Malaysia Airlines' Black Friday deal here

The best Black Friday trip deals for 2019

4. Dragoman

An oryx in the Namib Desert, Namibia (Shutterstock)

An oryx in the Namib Desert, Namibia (Shutterstock)

Here's a deal well worth taking advantage of - if you're planning a big, adventurous trip for 2020 anyway. Dragoman is offering 15% off trips to the Americas, Asia and Africa.

The offer will be available online from 24 November to 7 December 2019, and is valid on tours that can be taken until 31 December 2020.

Get Dragoman's Black Friday deal now

5. Intrepid Travel

Paradise Bay, Antarctica (Shutterstock)

Paradise Bay, Antarctica (Shutterstock)

Another great deal if you're planning a big trip (or two) for 2020: 20% off selected Intrepid 2020 tours or up to 40% off selected Antarctic expedition.

We all know Antarctic trips can be pricey - sometimes once-in-a-lifetime, too - so this seems a great way to save. The deal runs out on Black Friday itself (29 November), so no time to delay.

See Intrepid Travel's trips here

6. G Adventures

Walking the Inca Trail, Peru (Shutterstock)

Walking the Inca Trail, Peru (Shutterstock)

From the Inca Trail in Peru to Jordan's Golden Triangle, there are countless classic G Adventures trips (on selected dates) with savings for Black Friday. Wildlife lovers should be pay attention, too, with treks to Uganda,

The biggest possible saving is 35% total, so well worth getting in there now if you're planning a classic adventure in 2020. 

See G Adventures' discounted trips here

The best Black Friday tech deals for travellers 2019

7. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

We love to read: just check out our top travel books for 2019. But the only way you can take a horde of books with you on your travels is to invest in an e-reader, like the Kindle.

For Black Friday, Amazon have knocked £35 off the price of the Kindle Paperwhite, which has the added bonus of being extremely light and waterproof, in black or twilight blue. It's down from £119.99 to £84.99.

Get Amazon's Black Friday deal now

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8. GoPro HERO8

Get just over £50 off the GoPro HERO8 in black, now £329.99 down from £379.99. 

Get GoPro's Black Friday deal here

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9. Nikon DSLR Cameras

If you're in the market for a DSLR, Black Friday is the perfect time to buy. Just about every brand has its own deal going. This one from Nikon really caught our eye - £200 (or 40%) off the Nikon D3500 (plus some kit), now £299.99

Get Nikon's Black Friday deal here

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10. Apple iPad

There are savings on a number of iPads - from the iPad Pro to a good old regular iPad, in a variety of colours - available on Amazon as Black Friday weekend continues.

The lowest price we've spotted is £298.99, and the best deal we've spotted (at the time of writing) is the 9.7-inch Apple iPad 128GB, down to £539 to £399. A saving of £140!

Get Apple's Black Friday deal here

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The best Black Friday travel gear deals for 2019

11. Craghoppers Clothing

We've clocked some excellent savings on Craghoppers shirts and trousers (for men and women) on Amazon, with savings of up to £25 per item. Away from Amazon, you can save up to 50% on the brand's official website. Get to it!

Get Craghoppers Black Friday deal here

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12. American Tourister Soundbox

The Soundbox suitcase came highly rated in our test of the best wheelie suitcases on the market. You can get one yourself - in a variety of colours - with a tidy £44 discount on Black Friday.

If another one of our wheelie picks seemed more for you, there are a few excellent suitcase deals on Amazon over Black Friday and Cyber Monday - check them out here

Get the American Tourister Black Friday deal here

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13. Antler Suitcases

Another of our best wheelie suitcases on the market: the Antler Juno has £39 off on Amazon. If you visit Antler's own website on Black Friday, they have 30% off everything for just the one day, so take your pick!

Get the Antler Black Friday deal here

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14. Jungle Formula Insect Repellent

We know our insect repellent round-up and our pick of best insect-repellent clothing has helped a fair few of our readers choose the best for the expedition. 

One of the most popular brands, Jungle Formula, is 20% cheaper this Black Friday if you buy on Amazon. The overall saving may be small, but it's certainly not worth sniffing at...

Check out insect repellent savings here

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And a few extras deals, just for you...

15. 5 issues of Wanderlust for £5

From 27 November 2019 to 2 December 2019, we're offering UK Wanderlust fans the chance to get five shiny new issues of Wanderlust delivered direct to their door, for just £5!

You'll also get a £50 travel voucher FREE, to redeem with one of 20 leading tour operators. Don't delay, especially because this is officially our best offer EVER...

Get Wanderlust's Black Friday deal here

16. National Trust Memberships

A National Trust sign in Tarn Hows, Lake District (Shutterstock)

A National Trust sign in Tarn Hows, Lake District (Shutterstock)

It's not technically a Black Friday-only offer, but it is a good deal currently being offered, so one worth mentioning. Currently, senior memberships to the National Trust are heavily discounted at 25% off the normal, adult rate. 

The membership for the year - with all of the benefits you'd expect, and entry to stunning locations throughout England and Wales - comes in at £54 per year for anyone aged 60 or over. If not for you, then a lovely Christmas gift for someone you love. 

Get National Trust's senior membership offer

17. Gandy's Travel Clothing

Gandy's are offering up to 50% off everything – from parkas and t-shirts to luggage, winter hats and accessories. We've also got an extra 10% off for Wanderlust readers during the Black Friday rush. Use the code WANDERLUSTBF10.

Get Gandy's Black Friday deals here

Not sure what you're looking for? Check out Wanderlust's Offers section and keep an eye on all of Amazon's Black Friday deals here...

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