Best Travel Deals Right Now: Savings on Flights, Hotels, Cruises
We’ve made it to April, y’all. Though Prince famously sang that sometimes it snows in April (he did live in Minnesota, after all), this month means that most of us are finally able to put away the shovels and heavy sweaters and know that warmer days are right around the corner.
The arrival of spring also means it’s high time to plan that summer vacation you may have put off the past few years, and all signs point to plenty of people doing just that right now. This summer travel season is expected to be one of the busiest ones on record, and prices on everything from flights to rental cars and hotels are expected to surge as a result.
That said, there are still plenty of opportunities to save, especially if you book your trip soon, and there are also plenty of opportunities to sneak in a last-minute spring adventure if you don’t want to wait to get away.
To help you out, we’ve rounded up some of the best travel deals out there right now, all in one place. A mix of affordable and aspirational, these deals have a bit of something for everyone. And even better, we’ll continually update this story as we learn of newly announced deals and as others expire. Bookmark this page and we promise you’ll always have something good to come back for.
Flight Deals Right Now
Breeze’s new spring promotion is offering upgrades to its first class “Nicest” rate for just $1 for travelers booking a flight on participating routes by April 10 at 11:59 pm EST. The promotion applies to travel from April 4 through November 13, though some blackout dates may apply.
Air Tahiti Nui
The airline is offering a special “Explore New Zealand” rate for flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Auckland (AKL) with roundtrip airfare starting at $974 per person for Moana Economy class and $2,394 per person for Moana Premium class. The discounted rate is available for bookings through April 24 for travel by June 30, 2023.
The budget airline is also offering up to 30% off vacation packages, allowing travelers to save significant cash when you book your flight, hotel, and/or rental car all together through the airline. One deal offers 10% off Las Vegas vacations when you book a stay with MGM Resorts before April 30.
The airline is offering discounted stopover flight packages right now including 40% off two or four-night hotel stays in Abu Dhabi hotels, one or two-night free stopovers in selected hotels, and free accommodations for travelers with a connecting flight in Abu Dhabi. The airline’s stopover program also offers discounts on restaurants and experiences. More details are available here.
You can score cheap airfare from the mainland to a number of in-demand Hawaiian destinations from both the West and East Coast right now. Flights from Sacramento to Kona start at $119 one-way for travel between May 8 and May 24, while flights between LA, Long Beach, San Francisco, and San Jose and destinations like Kahului, Kona, and Lihue are also available at discounted rates for travel between mid-April and mid-May. Flights from Boston and New York are also discounted.
Frontier has launched a $699 subscription for unlimited summer travel (a big savings from its usual $999 cost). Its Summer GoWild Pass can be used for both domestic and international travel between May 2 and September 30.
Delta Air Lines
Delta AmEx cardholders can now earn award flights obtained using their SkyMiles at a 15% discount through the airline’s new “TakeOff 15” promotion.
Hotel Deals Right Now
Andaz Mexico City Condesa
The gorgeous new hotel (which we previously featured here) is offering 20% off bookings for stays between now and July 31, 2023, if you book your stay by April 9. The deal is part of its “Semana Santa” promotion. What better excuse to enjoy springtime in CDMX?
Omni Hotels & Resorts
You can save up to 20% on your stay at an Omni Hotels & Resorts property anytime between now and September 3, 2023. The deal is valid when you book through April 11, 2023. The hotel brand’s “Take a Break” offer applies to dozens of participating Omni locations.
Sonesta International Hotels
Sonesta is offering up to 20% off premium suites at its properties for a limited time, and the company’s Travel Pass Members can also earn double points toward their next free night. The “Savor a Suite Escape” deal is available through April 11 and can be applied toward stays through September 5, 2023 using the promo code SUITEW.
The Cuban-inspired Key West hotel is celebrating its fifth anniversary in April and is offering a $50 food and beverage credit for any guests who book a stay by April 30. The hotel is also hosting a birthday celebration weekend with special events from April 14-16.
Miraval Resorts & Spas
The wellness-oriented resort brand is running a Wellness Days sale where guests can enjoy a $225 nightly resort credit (per person) instead of its usual $175 nightly resort credit when guests book and stay at a Miaraval property through April 30, 2023. The credit can go toward a guest’s choice of spa services and activities.
Right now, travelers joining Motel 6’s rewards program, My6, will receive 6% off their stay at all Motel 6 and Studio 6 properties. My6 members also get up to 30% off Avis car rentals, free delivery from DoorDash and Grubhub, and $30 off airfare purchased through the Cheap O Air platform.
Capital One Travel
VentureX cardholders can earn a $100 “experience credit” if they stay at any of the card company’s new Premier Collection of hotels and resorts. The credits can be applied to dining, spa services, and more. Room upgrades, when available, are also offered to cardholders.
Cruise Deals Right Now
The cruise line is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and is launching a flash sale on select sailings to celebrate. The deal offers $150 off select cruises across seven ships of its fleet (including cruises in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and UAE). All guests will get a $150 per person onboard credit (up to $300 per cabin). The deal is available on cruises booked by April 12, 2023. Travel dates range by sailing including both 2023 and 2024 offerings.
The cruise line is offering significant savings for travelers who book a 2023 or 2024 sailing with them by April 30. As part of its “OLife Ultimate All Three for Free Sale,” travelers can enjoy free shore excursions, a free beverage package, and shipboard credit up to an $800 value. Details can be found here.
The cruise line is allowing any passengers to cruise under the age of 22 to cruise for free on select Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic sailings this summer. To get the deal, travelers under 22 need to travel with an adult paying full price in a double occupancy cabin. The offer is available on bookings completed by June 30, 2023, using the promo code CHLD FR.
Disney Cruise Line
The popular cruise line is currently offering up to 35% off select sailings from a number of destinations including Rome, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Southampton, Miami, Vancouver, and Port Canaveral.
The cruise line is now offering 30% off all its cruises alongside its “Kids Sail Free” promotion. More details on available sailing dates are available here.
More Travel Deals Right Now
The rail service is offering 25% off weekend trips on the Pacific Surfliner through April 28, 2023, as well as new discounted “Night Owl” tickets on the Northeast Corridor. Additional current Amtrak deals can be viewed here.
FlyOver Las Vegas
This unique flying ride experience is offering a major discount when you buy tickets through April 10. Using the promo code ULTIMATESPRING you can buy four adult tickets for $99 (excluding tax and fees). This is a savings of about 30% per ticket. The attraction is located next door to the Hard Rock Cafe, across from Park MGM.
For the Love of Travel
The group travel company is offering 10% off all trips booked on the platform in celebration of the launch of its 2024 trip itineraries on April 19. The deal is available on April 19 only using the code OPENINGDAY2024.
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