SEATTLE, Nov. 9, 2021 – Today travel giants Expedia®, Hotels.com® and Vrbo® join forces to unveil a first-ever holiday gift guide featuring travel experiences to rival even the most popular Black Friday and Cyber Monday purchases. Plus, exciting offers are launching ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday including 30% off more than 6,000 hotels for members beginning Nov. 16 and up to 4X the rewards points on the Expedia mobile app and Double Rewards Stamps on Hotels.com beginning Nov. 231.
“Research shows that investing in experiences makes us happier than amassing things, and making memories after so many missed moments matters now more than ever before,” said Melanie Fish, travel expert and head of PR for Expedia Brands. “This Black Friday, we wanted to make it easier to skip the stuff and instead give the gift of travel to friends, family or even yourself with a travel gift guide featuring experiences that are worthy of any wish list – and offered at a great value.”
MEMBERS SAVE MORE IN FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND TRAVEL GIFT GUIDE
The travel experts at Expedia, Hotels.com and Vrbo scoured their many offerings to curate a holiday gift guide filled to the brim with nearly 100 unique travel experiences around the world that cost just about what travelers can expect to pay for popular Black Friday and Cyber Monday gifts. Plus, members can find even better rates on some of these hotels starting Nov. 16.
Prices are not guaranteed and can vary based on discounts, dates and availability.*
Expedia Stay in Ubud, Indonesia: Find zen among tropical gardens at the Bebek Tepi Sawah Villas in Ubud, Bali.
Expedia Stay in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Retreat to paradise in Puerto Vallarta where Mexican architecture, majestic ocean views and tropical jungle all meet at the Hotel Boutique Luxury Patio Azul.
Hotels.com Stay in New York City: Soak in the city life at the Marcel at Gramercy Hotel, set within walking distance to the city’s most exciting neighborhoods.
Hotels.com Stay in Vancouver, Canada: Indulge in the finer things at The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver where luxury accommodations and first-class amenities await.
Vrbo Stay in Greifswald, Germany: Make once-in-a-lifetime memories in a contemporary and modern vacation home on the Bay of Greifswald.
Vrbo Stay in Naples, Italy: Immerse yourself in all things Italy with a centrally located vacation home in the heart of Naples.
Click here to see the full gift guide of experiences for the price of a smart watch (~$300).
Expedia Stay in Chicago: Get the best of both worlds at luxurious boutique hotel Gale Chicago, where city life and Lake Michigan's stunning shores meet.
Expedia Stay in Paris: Experience peace at Le Belmont Paris, located near cultural hotspots for a taste of Parisian luxury.
Hotels.com Stay in Honolulu: Gear up for adventure at the Waikiki Resort Hotel near Honolulu's striking beaches.
Hotels.com Stay in Charleston, S.C.: Escape to Harborside, Charleston's premiere resort and marina waterfront hotel with picturesque views.
Vrbo Stay in Santorini, Greece: Take in jaw-dropping views of the sea from a white Santorini terrace vacation rental.
Vrbo Stay in New Forest National Park, England: Curl up in an enchanting country cottage near New Forest National Park.
Click here to see the full gift guide of experiences for the price of a TV (~$500).
Expedia Stay in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.: Seek beachside bliss at the B Ocean Resort, just steps from Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Expedia Stay in Las Vegas: Dazzle in the neon brilliance of the Las Vegas Strip at the LSI Resorts at The Signature Hotel.
Hotels.com Stay in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico: Lose your breath to the ocean views at the Cabo Azul Resort, outfitted with private terraces and sophisticated décor.
Hotels.com Stay in Nashville, Tenn.: Tune into Nashville’s music scene at the Bobby Hotel, complete with a rooftop bar, restaurant and unexpected entertainment.
Vrbo Stay in Bastrop, Texas: Connect with nature in a whimsical treehouse vacation rental just right outside of Austin, Texas.
Vrbo Stay in Northeastern Region, Iceland: Overlook Icelandic waters in an awestriking modern vacation home.
Click here to see the full gift guide of experiences for the price of fine jewelry (~$1,000).
Full gift guide with links to Expedia, Hotels.com and Vrbo as well as hi-res imagery can be found here.
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Notes to Editors:
Traveler wellbeing is our priority. Expedia understands how the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect travelers everywhere, as well as the importance of abiding by government restrictions and practicing social distancing. Travelers can visit the Expedia, Hotels.com and Vrbo COVID-19 travel resource pages for information to make informed travel decisions.
Expedia®.com is one of the world's largest full-service travel sites, helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel with the widest selection of affordable airfare, lodging deals, car rentals, and activities.
Hotels.com® is the most rewarding way to book a place to stay – a one-stop shopping source for hotel pricing, amenities and availability around the world. Members of the Hotels.com® Rewards Loyalty Program earn free nights and get access to instant savings and exclusive prices.
Vrbo® helps families find and book the perfect place to stay and be together on vacation by making it easy and fun to book cabins, condos, beach houses and every kind of space in between.
Expedia.com, Hotels.com and Vrbo are just three of the many Expedia Group brands powering travel around the world.
*As of Nov. 8, 2021. The cost of the hotels and vacation rentals featured in the gift guides are two-night stays for the travel dates of Feb. 11-13, 2022.
1 Terms apply. See Expedia and Hotels.com site for details.
Anna Brown, Expedia Brands Media Relations, [email protected]