Air fares are up about 20 percent this Thanksgiving over last year, and of course this is always one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.
But the period just after Thanksgiving is called a "Dead Week" in the travel business, and that means plenty of bargains for savvy travelers. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg pointed out a bunch of them on "The Early Show" Monday.
Valid on Black Friday (Nov. 25) and Cyber Monday (Nov. 28):
COUPON COMPANY: Yuupon has "Not A Typo" sale.
From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Yuupon has travel deals all priced 90 percent to 99 percent off.
You can get 90 percent off an airline gift card.
Or buy a $25 gas card for $2.50-no this is not a typo.
Other offers include a $10 stay at a 3-star hotel in Scottsdale Arizona, 90 percent off Florida tours, or 90 percent off Las Vegas shows.
To be eligible for these offers, register for Yuupon's travel deal alerts and you'll receive the secret sale schedule on Thanksgiving.
Use this web linkon Black Friday and Cyber Monday to book the deals.
FAMILY VACATION PACKAGE SPECIAL: Shell Vacations Hospitality has a Black Friday travel sale on 23 family resorts throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Deals go for up to 50 percent off.
Sale begins at midnight the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 25) and end at midnight on Monday, Nov. 28.
Some special include, San Francisco, Inn at the Opera, up to 50 percent off rates starting at $65.
The Orange Tree Golf Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona has discounts up to 50 percent off, rates starting at $55.
The Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai, in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, has discounts up to 25 percent off, rates starting at $119 for studio suites with full kitchens, free Wi-Fi, private lanai and easy access to Waikiki Beach.
Cyber Monday Specials:
LUXURY TRUMP SALE: The TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION is running a cyber Monday promotion.
Thirty percent off all suites that are booked on Nov. 28, 2011 only.
Available for travel Jan. 1-March 31, 2012.
Available at all Trump Hotel Collection properties - New York (Central Park and SoHo), Chicago, Las Vegas, Waikiki, Panama and Toronto (opening Jan. 31, 2012)
Deal only available for online reservations. Visit www.TRUMPHOTELCOLLECTION.com/Monday.
Deal based on availability. Certain terms and conditions apply.
Cyber Week Savings:
PLAN AHEAD FOR 2012 BEACH VACATION.
From Monday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 2, you can book a vacation in Bermuda.
The Reefs is offering up to 25 percent off spring and summer travel.
If you stay more than four night from mid-March through April 30, 2012 you save 25 percent.
From May 1 through July 31, 2012, you can save 20 percent.
To learn more visit The Reefs online or call (800) 742-2008.
IN ADDITION, THERE ARE SOME PRETTY SPECTACULAR DISCOUNTS ON DEAD WEEK CRUISES, WITH FARES SO LOW IT ALMOST PAYS TO TAKE THE KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL AND GET THEM AN EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENT TO REPORT ON THEIR TRIP:
No deadline for booking, just based on availability, and right now they have A LOT of available capacity!
Book a five Night Western Caribbean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises on the Celebrity Millennium.
Cruise departs from Miami and stops at Roatan, Honduras and Cozumel, Mexico.
Rates for departures on Nov. 28 $229. Dec 3 $329
THAT WORKS OUT TO ABOUT $66 PER NIGHT. OUTRAGEOUS!
Plan your travel an book a four-night Western Caribbean cruise with Celebrity Cruises on the Celebrity Millennium.
Cruise departs from Miami, Fla. and stops at Key West, Fla. and Cozumel, Mexico.
Rates for interior rooms are $419 for December 22 departure or $349 for Jan. 19.
Black Friday Travel Package (Booking Dates Nov. 18-27):
JW Marriott Marquis Miami has Black Friday package for travel from now through Black Friday.
Deal includes 45 percent off room rates.
Rooms start at $249 per night (three-night minimum).
Value adds include a deluxe room, breakfast for two every day, overnight parking, late check in, $100 hotel credit.
Use booking code P50 at www.jwmarriottmarquismiami.com .
Valid Monday, Nov. 21 until Cyber Monday (Nov. 28):
HOTEL TWITTER SALE: Log on to Twitter for savings with Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG). On twitter as @IHG_Deals.
IHG has launched their Gotta Get 100 offer. You earn a $100 flight credit if you book a two-night weekend stay in the month of Nov. for travel any time between Nov. 1, 2011 and April 29, 2012.
This offer is valid for InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites in the U.S..
The flight credit gives you $100 off your next flight on any airline, to any destination.
Plus, if you retweet @IHG_Deals's message about the "Gotta Get 100" promotion, you're eligible to win one of the 100 $100 gift cards, IHG is giving away every day until Cyber Monday.
Valid Black Friday through Cyber Monday:
CARIBBEAN DEAL: In St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort is running a 4-day sale from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.
Save 50 percent off room-only rates in Oceanview accommodations,
It's just $150 per day for two people plus tax, resort fee and energy charge.
Travel any time from Black Friday until Dec. 22, 2011 and valid on any length of stay.
Book online or call (800) 524-4746.
HOTEL DEAL: Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 28 , Warwick International Hotels will offer 30 percent off at its five U.S. locations.
Locations include: Warwick New York Hotel, Warwick Melrose Dallas, Warwick Denver, Warwick San Francisco and Warwick Seattle.
For travel from Nov. 25, 2011 through Feb. 29, 2012 (based on availability; blackout dates and special restrictions may apply).
Guests must use the Special Rate Code WKBLK when booking. Reservations can be made at 1.800.203.3232 or via the Warwick website.
Cyber Monday Specials:
ONE HOUR FLASH SALE: The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts has a one-hour flash sale.
Sale from 11:28a.m. - 12:28 p.m., the hotel will offer a 50 percent discount off the room price for all room types including suites.
Booking dates are Dec. 3, 2011 - March 31, 2012. Note limited blackout dates apply.
Deal also includes a $50 gift card at the Corbu Spa & Salon.
Booking code is CYBER11. Book online: https://booking.ihotelier.com/istay/istay.jsp?hotelid=4332&identifier=cyber11
MEXICAN RESORT: The Mayakoba Escape Promotion at the Fairmont Mayakoba in the Mayan Riviera is to 30 percent off on Cyber Monday.
Receive 30 percent off overnight accommodations.
Rates start at $199 per night.
Rates include the daily breakfast buffet, a $50 resort credit, complimentary margaritas when dining at El Puerto or Las Brisas and a complimentary room upgrade.
The deal is valid for travel between Nov. 28 and Dec. 23.
HOTEL CHAIN DISCOUNT: Red Roof is hosting their second annual "Cyber Monday" 24-hour sale on Nov. 28.
Book from 12:00 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. to receive 15 percent off their next stay.
Remember code VP+ 608270.
72-Hour Cyber Monday sale, valid from Nov. 28 until Nov. 30:
WASHINGTON, D.C. HOTEL SAVINGS. Kimpton's 12 hotels in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia have a 3-day sale
Starting at 12:00 a.m. on Cyber Monday, Kimpton will launch a 72-Hour Sale.
Book a suites or specialty rooms for the price of a standard guestroom.
Deal features savings of up to 60 percent. For example at the Hotel Palomar Washington DC - the Premier Spa Suite is regularly $349, now on sale price for $149 per night. Or the Hotel Monaco Baltimore has a one-bedroom Mediterranean Suite; regularly $249, sale price of $149 per night.
The sale will run from 12:00 a.m. on Cyber Monday, Nov. 28 to Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 11:59 p.m., or until room upgrades run out.
Cyber Week Savings:
COLD WEATHER SAVINGS: Lake Placid Lodge is offering up to 50 percent off rooms.
Sale starts mid-morning on Monday, Nov. 28 and will run through noon on Friday, Dec. 2.
Available for travel in the next 4 months.
Prices begin at $250 a night.
Extra includes a $40 credit toward food and beverage and a 30 percent discount off Mountain View Cabins during the winter months.