What to Expect From Travel Tuesday in 2022

Inflation may affect prices, but we're still expecting discounts on flights, cruises, hotel stays, and more.
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Travel in 2020 was unfamiliar territory due to the pandemic. And even last year wasn't a normal time for travel, despite some restrictions being lifted. So what will Travel Tuesday look like in 2022?

This year, inflation is affecting pretty much every consumer category across the board, and travel is no exception. While that might mean fewer deals, the landscape shouldn't be a total wasteland. Check out our guide below for what to expect from Travel Tuesday deals this year.

What to Expect From Travel Tuesday in 2022

What Is Travel Tuesday?

Travel Tuesday, sometimes known as Travel Deal Tuesday, is the day after Cyber Monday. It serves as an opportunity for travel companies to offer up discounts on hotels, cruises, flights, and more. Consumers can expect to find more travel deals on this day compared to Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday.

Travel Tuesday could have 50% more deals on hotels, cruises, and flights than Black Friday.

The holiday started around 2017, but it still hasn't reached the heights that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have. Even so, more travel companies seem to be embracing it each year.

When Is Travel Tuesday in 2022?

Travel Tuesday is the day after Cyber Monday; that means the holiday falls on November 29 this year. We may see early deals pop up the day before, but for the most part, the relevant offers will likely only be available on Travel Tuesday itself.

What Are Travel Tuesday Deals Like?

Travel Deal Tuesday in 2021 had nearly 31% more travel deals than Cyber Monday and a whopping 55% more deals than Black Friday, according to travel-app company Hopper. Additionally, Hopper noted that deals popped up at an average rate of 68 deals per second last year. Standout offers ranged from $1,200 off Nepal to $550 off Barcelona, Spain.

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Other notable offers we saw last year included Groupon hotel and travel deals for $99 or less, and 30% off hotels worldwide at Booking.com. We also saw Travelzoo feature Alaska Airlines flights for as little as $29 1-way, and round-trip Icelandair flights from just $348.

Tips for Shopping Travel Tuesday in 2022

Sign Up for Emails

If you haven't already signed up for email newsletters from your favorite travel companies and online agencies, consider doing so ahead of Travel Tuesday. When these companies are getting ready to roll out sales, the odds are good that email subscribers will be the first to know. In some cases, subscribers may even get early access to the sales, so they're able to jump on and take advantage before the deals all sell out.

Be Ready Because Deals Could Sell Out Quickly

Speaking of selling out, definitely be prepared to jump online as soon as sales start. Like deals on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, the offers on Travel Tuesday can sell out in the blink of an eye. And often companies can only provide a certain amount of savings, so don't wait too long. If you see a deal that fits your budget and needs, you better jump on it ASAP!

Have multiple travel dates in mind before you take advantage of a promotion, in case your first choice falls within a blackout period.

Check Out Your Favorite Providers

Online travel agencies can make booking travel easier, but you shouldn't restrict your deal-browsing to only those sites. Check out any direct travel providers you like to use just in case. For instance, if you prefer specific hotel chains, airlines, or cruise companies, check their sites on Travel Deal Tuesday to see if they're offering any of their own sales.

Read the Fine Print

Reading the fine print has always been important, but it's even more so now. You should be aware of any cancellation policies and procedures, should an issue come up and you're unable to keep your booking. Some companies are still offering lenient policies, but many others have done away with them, so it's important to know what your options are if you have to cancel your trip.

Watch for Blackout Dates

There's no doubt you can find excellent travel deals on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Travel Tuesday, but they often come with baggage (no pun intended). That is, they tend to have blackout dates you have to watch out for. So it's a good idea to have multiple travel dates in mind before you take advantage of a promotion. That way, if your first choice falls within the blackout period, you can try to adjust your plans and still get a great deal.

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Julie Ramhold
Senior Staff Writer/Consumer Analyst

Julie's work has been featured on CNBC, GoBankingRates, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, Money, The New York Times, Real Simple, US News, WaPo, WSJ, Yahoo!, and more. She's extolled the virtues of DealNews in interviews with Cheddar TV, GMA, various podcasts, and affiliates across the United States, plus one in Canada.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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