Fly return to LA for $899: Best travel deals in Australia this week

Two Australian passports sit on a coloured world map, symbolising travel deals in Australia
The best deals in Australia are at your fingertips. Photo: Getty Images

While Yahoo Lifestyle always recommends a bit of slip, slop, slap to protect from a baking Aussie summer, but this year a quick trip away could be the real ticket to making the most of your break.

For those pinching pennies as Christmas approaches, we have the perfect early gift for you, the very best travel deals available in Australia this week.

With Black Friday just days away these are red hot and ready to go, so take a look at the five best deals on offer this week:

Best offer: Virgin Australia’s return flights to LA for $899

Virgin Australia has rolled out an incredible Thanksgiving deal for travellers to the USA.

Whether you’re visiting friends or family, booking a holiday, or travelling for work the airline has dropped its rates dramatically offering multiple return flights for under $1000, with three travel slots throughout 2020 meaning you’re not tied down to a specific time period.

What you need to know:

  • Fly Sydney to LA for $899, Canberra to LA for $899, Perth to LA for $999 and Melbourne.

  • Visit New York with return flights from $1300 from Sydney.

  • Sale ends December 4th 2019.

  • Three travel slots: 1st February to 22nd March 2020, 26th April to 12th June 2020, 20th July to 10th September 2020

  1. Travel to the Philippines in 2020 for $189 with Cebu Pacific

 Boracay Island in the Philippines, photo shows stretch of white sand beach, gentle waves, palm trees and thatched huts

The airline’s impressive Black Friday sales have knocked our socks off, and remarkably come with very few T&C’s strings attached.

What you need to know:

  • $189 one way flight.

  • The offer goes on sale this Thursday.

  • Available from Thursday 28th November to Saturday, November 30th 2019.

  • Travel dates between February 1st 2020 and July 31st 2020.

The Week's Best Deals in Travel
The Week's Best Deals in Travel
  1. Return flights to Bali from $360 with Malindo Air

Water temple Pura Ulun Danu Bratan in Bali, Indonesia.
Water temple Pura Ulun Danu Bratan in Bali, Indonesia.

The real MVP of the flight deals this week, Malindo Air have extended a deal on return flights to Bali so cheap I’m honestly barely still seated at my desk.

What you need to know:

  • $361 return from Perth, $356 from Melbourne, and $401 from Sydney.

  • Offer on sale now, ends November 31st 11:59pm

  • You can book between 5 February 2020 to 20 May 2020.

  • All flights direct.

3.Accommodation on a budget with up to 50% off Ovolo hotels this Black Friday weekend

Rooftop pool at Ovolo Hotel in Brisbane, Australia

Ovolo Hotels have luxury accommodation across Australia and Hong Kong that will be dropping their prices for the Black Friday specials this weekend.

Any room you book will come with a sweet side of up to 50% off the original price.

What you need to know:

  • Guaranteed discount up to 50% off your hotel room.

  • Four days only!

  • Runs from 12:01am Friday 29th November, to 11:59pm Monday 2nd December 2019.

  • You can book your stay between 3rd December 2019 and 30th June 2020.

4. 6-stop around the world flight for under $1,500 with STA

World map travel route passing through Australia, Asia, Europe and North America

An insane deal for anyone planning on crossing a continent or four off their list, STA is offering a staggering deal for round-world trips.

For those unfamiliar with the concept, if you need to make a few stops on your next holiday or family visit, or return home, you can nab one ticket that covers all your destinations.

Now you can stop in six places and spend less than $1500, which is honestly such a good deal there’s not much to say except if you’re in the market, get it.

What you need to know:

  • Standing deal, no end date in sight!

  • Price depends on route, for the above route the price is $1499. Three stop available for $1,249.

  • Flexible routes can be arranged in person, via email, or over the phone on 134 782.

5. Contiki has 30% off trips in biggest sale ever

Young couple sit on stone steps next to river while speedboat passes in Venice, Italy

Another retailer riding that Black Friday wave is Contiki.

The young Aussie’s first choice for exploring the world, Contiki is slicing prices for four days in their biggest sale offering of all time.

Over 26 trips will be included in the cost-cutting four-day frenzy and you better believe you will be battling for this spot.

What you need to know:

  • 26 trips will be included, across five different continents.

  • On sale from 29 November until 2 December

  • Specific trips will be visible from Thursday evening

  • Can sign up for email alerts on deals to get ahead of the crowds

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