The shopping spree continues as people snap up travel deals for the holidays and 2022, and couples have a lot of offers worth exploring for that next romantic vacation. The gift of travel could be the perfect holiday present for that special someone this year. Whether you are looking for discounts on a cruise vacation, Cyber Monday deals on a hotel stay or holiday gift ideas, these are some of the best travel promotions on the market today.
Act fast as some of these travel gift ideas for couples are only available for a limited time, including some only available during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping weekend.
Up to 15% off at 850+ Hyatt hotels and resorts
Between now and Dec. 21, travelers making reservations for stays through April 30 of next year can lock in big savings. The global offer covers more than 850 hotels and resorts with savings of as much as 15%. Participating hotels and resorts include Andaz Mayakoba in Mexico, Andaz West Hollywood, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino, and the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Hawaii. Plus, travelers with a World of Hyatt-affiliated credit card can get double tier-qualifying nights when staying at Andaz properties, which will help them achieve elite status faster. The promotion requires registration with stays completed by Dec. 23.
Small Luxury Hotels of the World 20% gift card bonus
Between now and Dec. 22, Small Luxury Hotels of the World will add a 20% bonus in value to gift cards purchased through its website. The boutique hotel consortium has 520 properties in more than 90 countries. On average, its hotels have around 50 rooms. This could be a great gift for a loved one looking to take a long-planned vacation. Well-known hotels in the program include Hotel Excelsior and Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik, Croatia, The Emiliano in Sao Paulo, and Wentworth Mansion in Charleston, South Carolina.
Vacation like British royalty with InterContinental
To celebrate InterContinental’s 75th anniversary, the hotel brand is launching some exclusive “diamond stay packages” with some pricey, but unbeatable, opportunities. For starters, there’s a behind-the-scenes tour of Kensington Palace and private showing of the “crown jewels.” The $100,000 price tag is steep, but this trip starts with a visit to InterContinental London Park Lane (built on what was once the childhood home of the queen) and a photo shoot with the royal family’s photographers followed by a private flight to Edinburgh for a stay in the Master Suite at InterContinental Edinburgh The George. There’s also a private dinner at Edinburgh Castle, bespoke tartan or tweed design consultation, and helicopter flight among other perks.
Other InterContinental diamond stay packages around the world include InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula, Vietnam, InterContinental Maamunagau Maldives Resort, InterContinental Sydney Double Bay and InterContinental New York Barclay among others. Contact the hotels directly for reservations; luckily, you can earn IHG Rewards points for these big-ticket stays.
Even better, program members can earn 5x the points in a special Cyber Monday promotion for any reservations at any IHG Rewards brand (not just the diamond stay package) made on Nov. 29 and 30.
Bonus miles and free Dubai Expo tickets with Emirates
Travelers flying with Emirates between now and March 31, 2022 are eligible for free tickets to the Expo 2020. Since this is the first time the global expo has taken place in the Middle East, Emirates is celebrating with bonus Skywards miles. Members of its frequent flier program can earn a mile for every minute spent in Dubai (up to 5,000 Skywards miles). Be sure to register for this offer before your trip. To be eligible, members must fly Emirates round trip to or through Dubai on a mileage-earning ticket. Visitors can explore nearly 200 pavilions themed around different countries and world topics like innovation and sustainability.
Tuscan wine, fresh pasta, hotel discounts and bike tours
Two exciting hotel packages in Tuscany can deliver some good news for both your wallet and your taste buds. Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco and Grand Universe Lucca, both in Tuscany’s Serchio Valley, are offering 20% off stays booked between Nov. 25 and Nov. 30 for stays between now and next March. Grand Universe Lucca’s “Winter in Lucca” and Renaissance Tuscany’s “Winter in Tuscany” packages also include bike tours, a Tuscan wine tasting experience and a romantic dinner for two. Both hotels are part of the Marriott Bonvoy program, which means you can earn or redeem miles during the stay. To reserve these packages, contact the hotels via phone or email.
Trace your family heritage with Brendan Vacations
If you act fast, you can take advantage of a $200 savings on private Brendan Vacations trips in Ireland and Scotland. Local experts help craft Celtic itineraries, which can include self-drive or chauffered trips to explore your family lineage and overnights in historic castles. To take advantage of the Black Friday savings, trips must be booked by Nov. 30 for travel anytime in 2022.
Calling all divers: up to 40% off hotel stays in Curacao
With over 30 beaches and some of the world’s top dive sites, the island of Curacao is welcoming visitors with up to 40% off at participating hotels. These include Renaissance Wind Creek Curacao Resort and Papagayo Beach Resort among others. Each hotel also adds its own special advantages like breakfast or a resort credit. The special offer is only available until Dec. 2.
Give Back Aruba package at Hilton Aruba
Stay at least four nights on a Give Back Aruba package at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, and you’ll feel good for more than one reason. The offer is good for reservations made between now and Dec. 22 for at least a four-night stay in 2022. This offer includes a 10% of the room rate donation by the resort to one of two nonprofit organizations: Stiching Algemene Bejaardenzora Aruba (provides housing, nursing and care for the elderly in need) or Imeldahof (helps children unable to remain in their home to find a foster home).
The package includes complimentary breakfast for two each morning of the stay. There’s another deal for visitors to pay for six nights and receive the seventh for free.
Save 25% at Lark Hotels and Bluebird by Lark
Through Nov. 29, reservations at Lark Hotels and as Bluebird by Lark properties are 25% off by using promotion code CYBER 2021. You’ll find Lark Hotels around the northeastern United States and in California. Most are on the smaller and more intimate side, which makes them an ideal vacation spot for couples. The stay must be completed by May 12.
Up to 40% off Independent Collection Hotels & Resorts
At this collection of unique and romantic hotels around the country, future guests can save as much as 40% off if they book a room by Nov. 30. The stay at any Independent Collection Hotel & Resorts property can take place anytime between now and Sept. 4, 2022. Hotels include well-known names like Hotel Milo in beautiful Santa Barbara, California to the Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club in Miami Beach.
30% off Royal Caribbean Cruises
Romance seekers aren’t just looking for hotels and resorts, couples enjoy cruises, too. Between now and Cyber Monday, members of Royal Caribbean’s (free-to-join) Crown & Anchor Society loyalty program can take advantage of 30% off each passenger and discounts of as much as $550 for 2022 sailings. The cruise line will debut its newest ship, the Wonder of the Seas, in 2022. Whether you are looking for a small ship experience or mega-ship with all the bells and whistles, there are plenty of deals for vacations on the high seas in the coming year.