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The Best Kind of Gift to Buy This Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The holiday season has officially begun – hello Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!

It’s always a thrill to find great deals when shopping for favorite gadgets, clothing, and holiday gifts, but have you considered the savings you can receive when purchasing travel during this wonderful time of year? No matter how near or far you travel, or whether it is by cruise, resort, or escorted tour, it is always a meaningful experience. Adventuring outside your typical routine to a fun new destination is worth investing in!

Make 2019 a year of treating yourself or others with the gift of travel. Here's a look at why you don’t want to miss out on this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale…

The Benefits of Travel Experiences

Kayaks in front of a body of water

For most travelers, a holiday is about relaxing and unwinding, spending quality time with loved ones and escaping everyday responsibilities. While these are great reasons to travel, a vacation can be much more than taking time off. For today’s traveler it’s about exploring new cultures and trying new experiences, recharging and self-restoration, sharing good times with loved ones, and creating life-long memories.

No matter what kind of travel style you choose, traveling sparks inspiration to explore, or live adventurously, or completely disconnect from the everyday grind. Whether it's discovering a new hobby or talent, trying a new dish, or learning something new about another corner of the world, these kinds of meaningful experiences provide you with a fresh perspective and broader outlook when you return home.

The vacations you can create with Avoya Travel incite severe wanderlust, so we'll warn you now that you may get bit by the travel bug after seeing the deals and vacation ideas we have available. 

Related: 4 Ways Travel Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Top Trending Destinations for 2019

One of the most thrilling parts of planning a vacation is exploring your options. If choosing where to go to seems a little daunting, here are some top trending destinations for 2019:

Caribbean

A strip of island next to the ocean

Belize City

  • Visit the Mayan ruins, an archaeological reserve or explore some of the world’s best dive sites

Grand Cayman

  • Sample some of the best rum in the world and take a piece of the Caribbean home with you, or meet and make new stingray friends at Stingray City

Saint Kitts

  • Take in scenic views from the Brimstone Fortress or Mount Liamuiga

St. Maarten

  • Beach hop and enjoy breathtaking water at Mullet Bay or Tintamarre Island

San Juan

  • Chase waterfalls and adventures at El Yunque Rainforest or enjoy a specialty cocktail at the Bacardi Factory

Mexico

 The Mayan ruin of Chichen Itza

Cozumel

  • Spend a day at one of the seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza, or lay out at any of the beaches, like Playa El Cielo, and take a dip in the warm water

Cabo San Lucas 

  • Soak in sun, surf and paradise at the Bay of Cabo San Lucas, or enjoy some delicious bites at any of the fine restaurants

Puerto Vallarta 

  • Enjoy a long walk at Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk, learn how to do a new watersport or fiesta all night

Europe

A view of a European coast

Barcelona, Spain

  • Visit La Sagrada Familia, watch a live Flamenco show or try a delicious tapa at La Boqueria

Venice, Italy 

  • Enjoy smooth sailing in a gondola in Canal Grande or visit historical sites like Doge’s Palace

Lisbon, Portugal

  • Discover Lisbon’s multi-cultural roots at Alfama or browse the unique architecture at Praca do Comercio

Athens, Greece

  • Explore the grand Grecian ruins like the Acropolis and Parthenon

Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Tour around the Ancient City Walls and Old Town or enjoy aerials views of Croatia from your own cable car

Mykonos, Greece

  • Try delectable treats at a local bakery or take a dip in the world-famous Mediterranean Sea

USA

A lighthouse at the edge of the water

Alaska

  • Enjoy peace of mind at Glacier Bay or Tracy Arm Fjord, where you’ll have the chance to get a close look at wildlife and glaciers

East Coast

  • Try New England’s famous seafood, climb up the stairs of a lighthouse or go whale watching in Boston 

Southeast

  • Prepare for the birthplace of blues, jazz and rock n roll, see elegant homes and squares, or soak up sunshine and fun at Florida’s theme parks

West Coast

  • Explore LA’s streets filled with pop culture, Denver’s nature, New Mexico’s national parks or live a little in Las Vegas

Related: 4 Self Improvement Vacations That Will Change You

The Best Kind of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Wondering if our Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are worth the wait? The answer is yes, however, you don’t want to wait too long. With new ships and new itineraries, vacations are being booked further in advance.

Most travelers who are looking to book a cruise reserve 4-6 months before their departure date and for non-cruisers, vacations are typically booked 1- 3 months in advance.

Whether it’s your first or hundredth time planning a vacation, you can connect with a travel agent in the Avoya Travel Network, who can answer all the questions you have. This can save you tons of time and effort searching through the endless amount of information on the internet by going straight to an expert who has experienced the vacation you are interested in. They'll give you insightful tips and help you compare prices to find the best value.

The season of savings and extra perks is upon us. If you can’t wait for the amazing deals to come, subscribe to our email list below and we’ll be sure to alert you right away. End your year by enhancing the new one with travel!

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