Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015 travel deals and cheap flights: Discounts on ski holidays, Mediterranean cruises London hotels and Los Angeles flights

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The shopping deals we’ve all been waiting for are upon us. Yes, Black Friday is here at last, and the travel industry is getting in on the action.

After all, whether you’re planning to brave the crowds of the high street, or the crashing websites of online retailers buckling under the strain, when it’s all over, you may find yourself in need of a bit of a break…

So why not make the most of the Black Friday spirit and treat yourself to a bargain holiday? Whether it’s a ski holiday or a city break you’re looking for, we’ve rounded up some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals out there.

  1. Need a sunny getaway? Air New Zealand is offering £199 return flights from London’s Heathrow airport to Los Angeles for those hoping to replace the grey UK winter with some California sun. 100 flights on selected dates in February go live on Cyber Monday.

  2. If you want to stay closer to home this Christmas, the Courthouse Hotel in London is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with an unbeatable deal. Stay a night in the five-star hotel for just £10 - if you book on Black Friday.

  3. Luxury hotelier Trump Hotel is offering a 30 per cent discount on suites in hotels from Rio to New York City or Bali, if you make your reservation before 1 December.

  4. British Airways is slashing their prices by up to 25 per cent, meaning you can head to Rome for £30 each way, or jet off to New York for £362 return if you book by Monday.

  5. Fancy a half-price ski holiday? Contiki Tours is cutting the price of their ski deals by up to 50 per cent, meaning you can get eight days in Austria for £219.50 per person.

  6. Marriott is slashing their prices by up to 30 per cent at participating properties with their Extreme Cyber Sale - book a stay between 11 December and 10 January this weekend.

  7. If you’re more the cruise type, P&O Cruises are also offering 30 per cent off selected holidays next spring, putting the price of a 14 night Med cruise at just £549 per person.

To help you plan ahead, you can find all the latest deals, news and opinion on Black Friday here, and tips on how to get the best bargains, including Apple, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Ebay, Currys PC World, John Lewis and Amazon. But don't expect to find Asda among them this year, the supermarket has set a precedent and pulled out of the sales bonanza.

And if you're wondering how Black Friday began, watch our short film on the history of the sales bonanza:

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