Pack your bags! Tuesday may be best day to score travel deals

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday – it’s Travel Tuesday, the day you can score some of the best travel deals of the year. “If you’re starting to think about next year’s travel or even some last-minute December trips, this day is the absolute best to get a really good deal on all of your travel,” said Hayley Berg, an economist with Hopper.com. Southwest Airlines marking down its flights by 30 percent for travel between Jan. 10 and March 8.“Last year, domestic travelers saved upwards of $300 on airfare. International travelers over $1,000. So, we’re expecting to see similar deals this year with huge savings on domestic and international trips,” Berg said. Some of the best deals right now include New York to Rome for as low as $371 round trip in January or New York to Aruba for $310. “Typically, on travel deal Tuesday, we see about 50% more deals available than on Black Friday and about 30% more than Cyber Monday,” Berg said.And it’s not just airfare. Hotels and cruises are also on sale. Hyatt offering 20% off hotel stays through April. Select cruises on Norwegian and Virgin are offering a buy one passenger, get a second passenger free deal.“MSC currently is offering $30 per person, per night, on a four-night Bahama sailing. Royal Caribbean is also offering Bahama sailing four nights for $47 per person per night. And Carnival is actually offering a Baja, Mexico, trip for $36 per person per night from L.A.,” said Colleen McDaniel, editor-in-chief of Cruise Critic.It’s worth checking vacation packages where flights and hotels are bundled. You can book those through airlines, but you could also use websites like Groupon, Expedia or Hopper.Travelers should always read the fine print on deals. Video: Man reported missing from a Carnival cruise ship rescued by Coast Guard

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday – it’s Travel Tuesday, the day you can score some of the best travel deals of the year.

“If you’re starting to think about next year’s travel or even some last-minute December trips, this day is the absolute best to get a really good deal on all of your travel,” said Hayley Berg, an economist with Hopper.com.

Southwest Airlines marking down its flights by 30 percent for travel between Jan. 10 and March 8.

“Last year, domestic travelers saved upwards of $300 on airfare. International travelers over $1,000. So, we’re expecting to see similar deals this year with huge savings on domestic and international trips,” Berg said.

Some of the best deals right now include New York to Rome for as low as $371 round trip in January or New York to Aruba for $310.

“Typically, on travel deal Tuesday, we see about 50% more deals available than on Black Friday and about 30% more than Cyber Monday,” Berg said.

And it’s not just airfare. Hotels and cruises are also on sale. Hyatt offering 20% off hotel stays through April. Select cruises on Norwegian and Virgin are offering a buy one passenger, get a second passenger free deal.

“MSC currently is offering $30 per person, per night, on a four-night Bahama sailing. Royal Caribbean is also offering Bahama sailing four nights for $47 per person per night. And Carnival is actually offering a Baja, Mexico, trip for $36 per person per night from L.A.,” said Colleen McDaniel, editor-in-chief of Cruise Critic.

It’s worth checking vacation packages where flights and hotels are bundled. You can book those through airlines, but you could also use websites like Groupon, Expedia or Hopper.

Travelers should always read the fine print on deals.

Video: Man reported missing from a Carnival cruise ship rescued by Coast Guard

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