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Black Friday and Cyber Monday refundable travel deals: Mexico, Hawaii

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Every year, The Arizona Republic publishes a grand list of some of the great travel deals available for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In years past, readers have loved a chance to gift their family leisure time together to places they normally couldn’t afford to visit. 

Putting together this list every year is a gigantic undertaking but one I thoroughly enjoy. Our culture, sadly, often looks as booking a vacation as excess.  But what I know from talking from Arizona Republic readers is that is not the case. People save up for years to have both the the money and time off to enjoy some quality moments with their loved ones.

I know people look forward to scrolling through this list if only to dream of the places they could go if they had enough time or money.

This year presents a challenging landscape. In the midst of a global pandemic, a rising number of cases world wide and the limitation of ICU beds at home (and likely at the destination you might choose to travel), it felt irresponsible to suggest booking travel deals without flexibility or the opportunity to get your money back. That could put you in a position where you couldn’t cancel if you felt you shouldn’t travel.

Why we’re rounding up refundable travel deals in 2020

The U.S. has awful protections for consumers regarding travel and a lot of travelers this year have found themselves without the peace of mind they thought their travel insurance provided. Others have found themselves stuck with thousands of dollars in travel credits they can no longer use. 

So much can change in this unpredictable environment. From joyous events like finding out you’re expecting a baby to struggles like finding out someone in your travel group was diagnosed with cancer, what may have been possible at one point may suddenly be infeasible. And, those life changes might mean you need that refund money in cash not a travel credit. 

Yet, a lot of us are craving an escape and half the joy of travel is dreaming and planning where you might go.

That’s why after careful discussion, we decided to move forward with our deals list, but to only feature offers that are refundable. For each deal, I’ve not only included the fine print and travel dates but also the cancellation policy. If you book the deal, I suggest adding a calendar reminder in your phone to make sure you cancel by the designated deadline.

Also, I urge you to continue to follow the advice of public health officials, and if you feel sick, do not travel. 

Now, without further ado, here is our 2020 list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. 

Refundable hotel deals in Arizona 

Mountain Shadows Resort. The deal: From $159 a night. Details: mountainshadows.com (Photo: Cullen Homes)

Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley

Mountain Shadows will offer a couple great deals. If you reserve two nights you’ll get the third night free on stays through Jan. 

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Early Chicco Bravo Travel System, Keyfit 30 & More Deals Rated by Deal Tomato

Save on a wide range of Chicco deals at the early Black Friday sale, together with Chicco Keyfit 30 car seat and base, Bravo Travel System, and Nextfit convertible car seat sales

Here’s our round-up of the best early Chicco deals for Black Friday, together with all the best discounts on Chicco Bravo Travel Systems, Nextfit Zip and Sport convertible car seats, and Keyfit 30 car seat and car seat bases. Links to the latest deals are listed below.

Best Chicco Deals:

  • Save up to 42% off on travel systems, carriers, sterilizers, and more from Chicco at Walmart – see the latest discounts on a wide variety of Chicco infant car seats, strollers, food warmers, and modular sterilizers

  • Save on Chicco travel systems, portable bassinets, hook-on chairs, and more at Amazon – click the link to see live prices on top-rated baby safety car seats, travel gear, and more

  • Save on top-rated Chicco baby safety car seats, travel systems at buybuyBABY.com – check live prices on Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat, Chicco Fit 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat, and more

  • Save up to 32% off on top-rated Chicco travel systems at Walmart – check the latest deals on travel system models, including Chicco Mini Bravo, Chicco Activ3 Jogging, Chicco Bravo Trio, and more

  • Save up to $70 off on best-selling Chicco KeyFit series car seats at Walmart – click the link for the latest deals on Chicco KeyFit series car seats, including the Onyx, Regatta, Q Collection, and more

  • Save up to $90 off on car seats from the Chicco NextFit series at Walmart – check the latest savings on top-rated Chicco NextFit convertible car seats

Best Baby Deals:

  • Save up to 50% off on a wide selection of baby gear at Walmart – find the latest deals on car seats, strollers, bassinets, activity centers, bouncers & rockers, carriers, playmats, and more

  • Save up to 40% on baby gear including car seats, strollers, clothing & essentials at Amazon – check live prices on clothing, bedding, baby care items and accessories

  • Save up to $100 on baby strollers, car seats, cribs & more at buybuyBABY.com – including deals on Fisher Price, Carter’s and Disney

  • Save on a wide range of Burt’s Bees baby items at BurtsBees.com – click the link for latest deals on baby ointment, lotion, creams, and bath bundles from Burt’s Bees

  • Save up to $20 on baby swings, bassinets, playards & more at 4moms.com – click the link to see the latest prices on baby stuff like the mamaRoo4, rockaRoo, mamaRoo sleep bassinet, and more

Looking for more deals? Click here to browse the full selection of deals at Walmart’s Black Friday Deals for Days sales event and click here to see Amazon’s latest Black Friday-worthy deals. Deal Tomato earns commissions from purchases made using the links provided.

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Early Away Travel, Suitcase & Carry-On Luggage Deals Collated by Retail Egg

Compare all the top early Away luggage deals for Black Friday 2020, including all the top savings on Away carry-on, travel and suitcase luggage

Black Friday 2020 researchers are monitoring the best early Away deals for Black Friday 2020, featuring sales on Away’s top-rated travel, carry-on and suitcase luggage. Check out the full selection of deals in the list below.

Best Away Travel Deals:

Want some more deals? Click here to compare the entire range of active deals at Walmart’s Black Friday Deals for Days sale and click here to browse Amazon’s live holiday deals. Retail Egg earns commissions from purchases made using the links provided.

Away, a start-up luggage brand, is now a favorite among travelers who frequently fly coach class. Away luggages are sturdy, stylish, and smart (the Away Carry-On line has portable chargers in place). Away suitcases come in a variety of sizes, colors, and materials. Away travel bags were also designed to complement Away suitcases. There are also other Away travel organizers available that are worth checking out. These include The Insider Packing Cube, the Large Toiletry Bag and the Centerfold Garment Sleeve.

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EOS Investors Closes One of 2020’s Largest Hotel Deals

Hotel deals are not dead. Hotel investor EOS Investors just purchased the Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Hotel in what will be one of the largest hotel transactions of 2020. The 116-room hotel traded hands for $100 million through Keen-Summit Capital Partners, which brokered the deal.

Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Hotel was purchased following a 1MDB multi-billion-dollar money laundering scandal that involved financier Jho Low, who purchased the property in 2010. The United States District Court for the Central District of California authorized the sale of the property with Michael M. Eidelman, Esq., Vedder Price P.C. serving as special master. The firm hired Keen-Summit Capital Partners to broker the deal. During the marketing period, Keen-Summit received more than 1,000 inquires, 800 non-disclosure agreements and more than 50 offers on the property.

The deal is a bright spot in an otherwise ominous-looking hotel market, which has been badly impacted by the pandemic. Hotel occupancies have fallen below 50% in many market segments, bringing investment activity to a near halt. However, there have been a handful of notable transactions this year. The LW Hospitality Advisors Q2 2020 Major U.S. Hotel Sales Survey reported six single-asset hotel transactions, which together totaled $246 million. The transactions totaled 1,459 hotel rooms, bringing the average sale price per room of roughly $169,000.

During the same period in 2019, there were 35 hotel transactions, according to the same report. The transactions totaled $2.6 billion and 9,100 hotel rooms, equating to an average sale price per room of $286,000. This is a decrease of 83% in investment volume and a 91% decrease in sales price. The price per room fell 41%.

The second quarter report from CBRE supported the deterioration of hotel market fundamentals. At the end of the second quarter, hotel demand was down 60% compared to pre-pandemic levels and ADR fell by 37.4% year-over-year. RevPAR fell even more dramatically by 75%. While we don’t have specific data on Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Hotel, it is clear that luxury hotels are seeing the biggest decreases in occupancy and ADR. In the luxury segment, occupancy was near 10% in the second quarter. Prior to the pandemic, luxury hotels led the market in occupancy. In addition, Hawaii, Boston, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Orlando also had the most dramatic declines in RevPAR, down more than 90% compared to pre-pandemic levels.

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Trivago loses appeal after misleading Australian consumers over cheap hotel deals

Travel booking website Trivago has failed to appeal a federal court ruling it misled Australian consumers about cheap hotel deals in its TV advertising and on its website.



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Trivago aggregates prices from other booking sites such as Expedia, as well as hotel websites, with the supposed aim of finding the best deal for would-be travellers and holidaymakers.

In January, federal court Justice Mark Moshinsky found the Netherlands-incorporated company showed big-spending advertisers higher up in results for hotel deals and above the cheapest options.



a person sitting at a table using a laptop computer: Australia’s federal court found Trivago misled customers for its price comparison. The ACCC said the ruling sent a warning to price comparison sites about misleading consumers.


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Australia’s federal court found Trivago misled customers for its price comparison. The ACCC said the ruling sent a warning to price comparison sites about misleading consumers.

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“Contrary to the impression created by the relevant conduct, the Trivago website did not provide an impartial, objective and transparent price comparison service,” Moshinsky said.

“The fact that Trivago was being paid by the online booking sites was not made clear,” he wrote in his judgment.

Trivago was also found to have misled customers for its price comparison because in listings it would compare the price for standard rooms with a luxury room at the same hotel, which made it appear as though people were saving money.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission took Trivago to court in August 2019 over the ads, which aired over 400,000 times between late 2013 and mid 2018.

Trivago appealed the original decision and on Wednesday, the full federal court upheld Moshinsky’s judgment.

ACCC chair Rod Sims said the win sent a warning to price comparison sites about misleading consumers with the results recommendations.

“We brought this case because we were concerned that consumers were being misled by Trivago’s claims that their site was getting the best deal for consumers, when in fact they were shown the deals that benefited Trivago,” Sims said in a statement.

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“Trivago’s conduct meant that consumers may have paid more for a room at a hotel than they should have, and hotels lost business from direct bookings despite offering a cheaper prices.”

Guardian Australia has sought comment from Trivago.

The ACCC is seeking orders for declarations and injunctions from Trivago, as well as penalties and costs. Those orders will be decided by Moshinsky at a date to be determined.

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Top Canada Pension Fund Hunts for Deals In ‘Cheap’ Travel Sector

A worker paints a child’s face while holding up a protective barrier at the Legoland theme park in Winter Haven, Florida, U.S., in June. The theme park chain is one of CPP Investment Board’s tourism-related investments.

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Canada’s national pension fund is looking at deals in the travel industry, confident that it will enjoy a strong recovery when the Covid-19 pandemic eases, says its chief executive.

“Hotels aren’t over, cruises aren’t over, flying’s not over — these things are going to come back,” Mark Machin, CEO of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, said Friday in an interview with Bloomberg. “So I’m supportive of teams if they find decent opportunities in those areas.”

The country’s largest pension fund, which has C$434 billion ($331 billion) of assets under management, hasn’t made any investments in the sector since the pandemic hit but is “keenly looking at some things,” Machin said. More than 20% of the fund is in private equity.

Its private holdings include ownership stakes in Spain’s Hotelbeds Group SL and Britain’s Merlin Entertainments Ltd., which runs Legoland theme parks and other attractions in 25 countries. It’s also an investor in Las Vegas-based Diamond Resorts International Inc., which it acquired as part of Apollo Global Management Inc.’s takeover of Diamond in 2016.

“Valuations are quite cheap. We’ve never bought an airline so I’m not suggesting we’d invest in airlines at this point,” Machin said. But other firms are — Bain Capital LP rescued Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd. in a deal with creditors to restructure the business, which fell into administration in April.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t other opportunities. Machin said it’s unlikely that travel and hospitality-related companies will see their business recover to pre-pandemic levels soon, even if pharmaceutical companies are successful in producing a Covid-19 vaccine next year. It will take a while for public confidence to grow, he said — but it will recover.

“I personally am a believer in us all being social beings,” Machin said. “I don’t think we’re all going to be sitting isolated for the rest of our lives.”

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Third annual MOSAIC celebration presents special cultural offers and hotel deals in The Palm Beaches this fall

Florida’s Cultural Capital® invites visitors to “restart with the arts” with safe cultural experiences for the whole family

From spacious museums and historical sites to breathtaking botanical gardens and nature preserves, visitors can safely experience The Palm Beaches and enjoy cultural offers and hotel deals during MOSAIC (Months of Shows, Art, Ideas and Culture).
From spacious museums and historical sites to breathtaking botanical gardens and nature preserves, visitors can safely experience The Palm Beaches and enjoy cultural offers and hotel deals during MOSAIC (Months of Shows, Art, Ideas and Culture).
From spacious museums and historical sites to breathtaking botanical gardens and nature preserves, visitors can safely experience The Palm Beaches and enjoy cultural offers and hotel deals during MOSAIC (Months of Shows, Art, Ideas and Culture).

Lake Worth Beach, Fla., Oct. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County recently announced its third annual MOSAIC (Months of Shows, Art, Ideas and Culture), celebrating arts and culture in The Palm Beaches this fall with special offers and hotel deals designed to restart cultural tourism.

From spacious museums and historical sites to breathtaking botanical gardens and nature preserves, visitors can safely experience The Palm Beaches with these cultural offers and discounts on hotel stays.

Cultural organizations in The Palm Beaches recognize that safety is the top priority for visitors. In addition to state guidelines in place for attractions, restaurants and things to do, Palm Beach County has a local ordinance requiring facial coverings in public places, indoors or outdoors, wherever social distancing isn’t possible. Cultural organizations also have specific guidelines, allowing guests to experience the arts while maintaining proper safety precautions. Many have also signed The Palm Beaches Pledge, promising to follow guidelines from health and government officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone safe.

Below is a sampling of exciting MOSAIC offers from local cultural organizations. For more offers and a schedule of upcoming in-person and virtual events, please visit MOSAICPBC.com. 

  • Arts Garage (Delray Beach): $10 off admission for virtual and in-person tickets to the “Music At Home & Live from Arts Garage” series now through December 31. Use coupon code MOSAIC2020 to redeem.

  • Benzaiten Center for the Creative Arts (Lake Worth Beach): A special deal for Glassblowing Class for Two for students through December 31. Two students work one-on-one with a glass artist to make their own glass masterpiece. Only $130 for 2 students. 

  • Boca Raton Museum of Art (Boca Raton): 2-for-1 regular and senior admissions through October and November. 

  • Busch Wildlife Sanctuary (Jupiter): $50 off private behind-the-scenes tours for 1-10 people ($75 for MOSAIC, regularly $125). Tours are offered Monday through Saturday; times vary depending on availability. 

  • Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (Jupiter): Buy one, get one children’s admission now through December 31. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be a minimum of 48 inches tall to climb the Lighthouse.

  • Lighthouse ArtCenter (Jupiter): Buy one, get one free deal on “Select Fridays” classes. To redeem, call the School of Art and mention MOSAIC. Offer is subject to class availability and only available to new participants.

  • Loggerhead Marinelife Center (Juno Beach): Buy one, get one deal on public guided tours with the coupon code MOSAIC2020 (must

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THE 10 BEST Seattle Hotel Deals (Jul 2020)

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