Deal of the week

  • The clubhouse of the Woodloch Springs Golf Course in the Poconos.
The clubhouse of the Woodloch Springs Golf Course in the Poconos. (800Poconos.com, Baltimore…)
November 18, 2010

Black Friday travel deals

What's the deal: Lots of travel providers are trying to get in on the excitement of Black Friday sales. The offers are out there, you just have to find them. Here are a few examples I've seen so far:

• The Poconos Mountain Visitors Bureau says more than 20 of its members — including golfing destinations like Woodloch Springs and Shawnee Inn — are offering savings for bookings on Nov. 26 only, from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Deals include percentage discounts, gift cards and free items. Go to 800poconos.com/blackfridaydeals.

•IHG Hotels (Holiday Inn) offers $50 off a flight when you book at least a one-night weekend stay by Nov. 29. This deal is exclusively available on Twitter.com by following @IHG_Deals.

•Book a reservation on any Friday in November or December and get 25 percent off your stay at the Buckingham Hotel in New York. Go to buckinghamhotel.com/blackfriday.

•Gate 1 Travel, offering escorted and independent tour options, has savings of $50-$500, based on the cost of the package. Use promo code BLACKFR50 when you spend $500 or more; BLACKFR100 for $1,000; BLACKFR250 for $2,000; or BLACKFR500, for $4,000 or more. Go to gate1travel.com.

What are the savings: Discounts will vary, but it is Black Friday, so I would expect some real-deal mojo.

What's the catch: One-day-only sales, so it doesn't give you a lot of time to decide whether it's really a good deal.

Information: Go to baltimoresun.com/travel

—Michelle Deal-Zimmerman

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