December 2022 Travel Deals: Now is the time to book an uncrowded January off-season trip to NYC or New England
- December 11, 2022
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If you’re one of the many who missed the bonanza of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Travel Tuesday travel deals, don’t despair – you haven’t snapped it up yet. There are plenty of bargains to be had before Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
A few worthy deals that caught our eye this week are January hotel deals. New York City Hotel Week and Rhode Island Hotel Month encourage off-season travel with great deals on accommodations in two of our most popular, albeit very different, destinations in the Northeast. We love the idea of a trip to one of these places in January – both more peaceful and affordable once the crowds have fled, especially in NYC. This is the time to visit if you want to skip the lines.
In addition, Icelandic airline Play continues to deliver the deals with cheap air fares to Iceland and other places in North West Europe. It’s also a good time to book hotel stays on Expedia. Their regular deals are chock-full of great hotels this week, as is Booking.com’s, and a Florida hotel popular with Traveler readers is offering a winter package.
Below is our list of the most valuable travel deals to book while you can.
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Get even more benefits with JetBlue’s new loyalty program
JetBlue announced Tuesday that its TrueBlue loyalty program has received its biggest overhaul in a decade. Members can now customize their own perks – including early boarding, priority security, alcoholic beverages, and 5,000 point bonuses. You can also now combine spend counts with all JetBlue credit cards and pool points with others. Points do not expire and can be used anywhere, and members earn double points when they book with the JetBlue app or on jetblue.com. Hot Tip: The airline is also launching flights to Paris this summer.
Now to Hamburg or Stockholm with an offer from Play
Icelandic airline Play’s recurring deals on flights to Northern Europe really are the gift that keeps on giving. Through December 18, travelers can book flights to Europe from $149 and flights to Iceland from $133, valid for travel through March 2023.
23-year-olds are now eligible for United’s Young-Adult discount
23-year-olds, everyone thinks you’re still babies! And the downside is that you’ll often have to pay under-25 rental car and vacation rental fees (if the company or host even takes you) — but there’s good news, too: You can now fly United for less. The airline’s young-adult deal has existed since 2019, but has so far only included 18- to 22-year-olds. The five percent discount, which applies to certain flights, can be booked through the United app.
Plan a trip to the big city for New York City Hotel Week
New York City has a reputation for being extra special during the holidays — and it is — but that also means you’ll have to share limited sidewalk space with crowds of tourists. Visiting in January, when the crowds disappear, is in many ways more enjoyable. And an added bonus is that there are steep hotel deals that encourage travel. NYC Hotel Week occurs for stays between January 3rd and February 12th, 2023 (and yes, we know that’s longer than a week). Eligible hotels receive a 23 percent discount, including Readers’ Choice Awards winners, the William Vale and the Chatwal. The promotion is part of a series of offers that will see discounts for both NYC Restaurant Week and NYC Broadway Week running concurrently.
Book a quiet coastal winter getaway to Rhode Island in the off-season
Similar to NYC’s hotel promotion in January, the state of Rhode Island just announced its second annual Hotel Month. The promotional period is currently in effect and applies to stays from January 1st to January 31st, 2023. Stays are up to 50% cheaper. Rates for the famous Hotel Providence, one of 22 eligible hotels, start at $120 per night.
Scan Expedia for fast-moving hotel deals with up to 50 percent off
Expedia always offers an ongoing list of last minute deals on its website – but be ready to act quickly as they change quickly and are only valid for travel within the next two weeks. Top discounted properties right now include 1 Hotel San Francisco, Hotel Indigo Anaheim, The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort (25 percent off) in Las Vegas and dozens more. Find even more last minute deals with up to 50% off hotel stays in New York City, Aruba, San Diego and more of our favorite places and cities.
Search Booking.com for even more hotel deals
For your last stays in 2022 (technically before 3 January 2023) you can take advantage of Booking.com’s Late Escapes offer. Deals start at 15 percent off and are searchable by destination, including New York City, Paris, San Francisco, and more.
The Diplomat Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton
Courtesy of Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood
The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida offers a valuable winter package
The Diplomat Beach Resort, a three-time winner of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, now offers its Fall-Winter Warmer Sands Escape package. Offer includes a $50 per night resort credit, early check-in, complimentary room upgrade, discounted parking and complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, bikes, fitness classes and more. It is valid from now until January 15, 2023 for stays of two nights or more. Offer ends December 15, 2022.
Save more than five nights winter travel at Marriott hotels
There is nothing better than enjoying a long vacation. Select Marriott hotels — in the US, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean — are offering great savings when you stay at least five nights in hotels or seven nights in resorts and book by March 31, 2023. This offer is valid on hotel stays now through March 31, 2023. Use code LTS to save.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba
Banyan Tree Mayakoba
World of Hyatt members can earn double points on select stays
Good news for World of Hyatt members—with the Bonus Travel offer, travelers can earn double points for stays of two nights or more at participating Hyatt hotels around the world. Register by November 15 and stay at participating Hyatt hotels anytime through December 20, 2022.
Save up to $350 on group tours with Go Ahead Tours
Travel company EF Go Ahead Tours offers 175 different guided group tours around the world, and through December 23, their Cheers to Travel Sale packages are up to $350 off. Best-sellers include an 11-day Italian tour of Venice, Florence and Rome; an Egypt and Nile cruise; and an England, Scotland and Ireland Highlights trip.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Regent Seven Seas
Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers a complimentary shore stay before or after your voyage
The best way to cruise? In the case of an extended stay ashore at the destination to which you have sailed. One of Regent Seven Seas Cruise Line’s free land programs, called Gift of Travel, allows travelers to stay overnight before or after their cruise in places like Umbria, Cappadocia, Athens, Madrid, London and Copenhagen. The offer is valid for bookings made by January 6, 2023.
Atlas Ocean Voyages
Courtesy of Atlas Ocean Voyages
Your guest sails complimentary to Antarctica on Atlas Ocean Voyages
Are you dreaming of a trip to Antarctica in 2023? Now could be a good time to book, considering that for voyages booked before December 31st with Atlas Ocean Voyages – for expeditions sailing through March 2023 – two guests sail for the price of one. Atlas Ocean Voyages’ small, elegant, yacht-style cruises reach distant, wintry destinations including the Arctic Circle and Peninsula, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and the South Shetland Islands, where visitors will find penguins, albatross, black sands, calderas and hot Springs.
Save up to 50% on your child’s trip with Hurtigruten
Hurtigruten has a great deal for families: With this deal for young explorers, travelers can save up to 50 percent on a child’s trip on their next family cruise. Take advantage of the offer on selected expedition cruises and classic sailings on the Norwegian coast. The highest discount applies when the child shares a cabin with at least two adults. (If the cabin only has one adult, the savings drop to 20 percent.) This makes cruising with family members of all generations even better — and easy on your wallet.
Courtesy of Rocky Mountaineer
Couples get $400 off Rocky Mountaineer train and air travel to Las Vegas
To book an epic trip to the American Southwest (whether with your best friend or your boo) at a whopping discount, visit the Rocky Mountaineer website before the end of 2022 and purchase one of their Rockies to Red Rocks Las Vegas with Flightseeing -Packages. These voyages are transportation experiences you won’t find anywhere else in the world – you’ll see the Southwest from both earth and sky. The two-day package begins with a journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Denver, Colorado to Moab, Utah, followed by flight transfer to Las Vegas, perched 2,000 feet above Capitol Reef National Park, Zion National Park and Valley of Fire State Park floats .