Is Black Friday the Best Time to Book a Holiday?

Are Black Friday deals really all that they seem?

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As you may or may not know, Black Friday is a huge retail sales event that originated in America. It falls on the day after Thanksgiving, and largely signifies the start of the Christmas shopping season. From discounted clothing and tech goodies to homeware products and even holidays, consumers have a variety of online and in-store options.

As a seasonal event in the UK, it has steadily grown in popularity over the last 10 years. In fact, Statista predicts that Brits will spend a whopping £8.71 billion over the coming Black Friday weekend.

Jack Cunningham
Travel Editor

As a former sports journalist and content creator, I swapped the press box for a permanent desk several years ago. Since giving match reports the red card, I have enjoyed developing my writing and research skills in a few other areas, and now I spend my time doing something I really enjoy - sharing the best ways to save on travel with our wonderful readers.

I love nothing more than exploring different parts of the world and learning about new cultures (and taking in the occasional sporting fixture, if at all possible). I’m just as happy on a quick city break in Lisbon as I am navigating my way across the width of America, and firmly believe everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy travelling regardless of their budget.