Move over December. Summer 2021 is officially the season that keeps on giving.
In lieu of a string of international destinations opening their borders to vaccinated U.S. travelers, and herd immunity well on its way, people are on the move, and the travel industry is taking note.
As the temperatures warm up in the Northern Hemisphere, summer travel deals are popping up all over the place. Whether you’re looking for a last-minute staycation or want to splurge on the dream of your dreams – there are incredible discounts for you.
To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of the best deals out there.
But there’s only one catch.
You’ll need to act fast. A lot of these deals are expiring at the end of June and July, which means if you snooze, you’ll definitely miss out.
Without further adieu, here are the top summer travel deals for 2021!
Say Yes to Summer with Karisma Hotels
No summer travel plans? Head on over to Karisma and save a whopping 70% on bookings to some of their dreamiest destinations.
Watch sunsets from the world’s top beaches, go on unforgettable adventures, and eat your weight in gourmet food. Oh, and did I mention it’s all-inclusive dining! Karima is speaking my foodie love language.
Besides your savings of 70%, the summer sale includes rates as low as $123 per person/per night and a $600 resort credit. All you need to do is book by July 31, 2021 and travel by August 31, 2021.
What I love about Karisma is that there are no hidden costs. An all-inclusive vacation means you know exactly how much everything will cost you, making budgeting for your trip a breeze.
So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to the all-inclusive vacation you deserve!
Last Minute Hotel Deals with Marriott Bonvey Escapes
Marriot Bonvey Escapes is one of my favorite ways to save money on travel and scoop up incredible deals. Every Wednesday to Sunday, you can find exclusive hotel deals across select destinations in the USA, Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
If you’re a Marriot Bonvoy Member, you can save up to 25% while non-members get 20% off at selective hotels and resorts.
These deals are valid for the upcoming month – perfect for those last-minute getaways or staycations.
I love hopping onto these deals when I need a change of scenery and want to sneak in a quick workcation. Or when cabin fever hits hard and I need to get out of my house ASAP and explore someplace new.
Teacher Appreciation with Kimpton
Are you a teacher? Or do you know a teacher who deserves a break?
Kimpton Hotels is serving up an incredible travel deal for educators. Teachers can enjoy a 30% discount on stays all summer long, from May 1 to August 31.
Besides the discount on your hotel room, you get a bunch of other perks such as:
- A bottle of bubbly
- Free WiFi and Spa Benefit for IHG Rewards Members
- Nightly wine hour
- Yoga matt in every room
- Complimentary public bikes
What if you’re not a teacher?
Kimpton is offering discounts between 15-25% as part of their Stay Longer campaign. Book at one of Kimpton’s 60 properties included in the deal for three or more nights to qualify.
Xanterra Travel Collection
Xanterra is offering the summer travel deal for outdoor travelers. Starting on June 30, you can score up to 30% off on hotel and resort stays inside U.S. national parks.
Some of the iconic hotels included in the sale are:
- Zion National Park Lodge
- Grand Canyon National Park Lodges
- Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel
- Oasis at Death Valley National Park
- Glacier National Park Lodges
If you want to spend your summer vacation hiking in the wilderness and coming home to a luxurious suite – this is one travel deal you don’t want to miss.
Set those clocks for the 30 June and tell your boss you’re going on an adventure!
There are only a few more days left to save on airfare with JetBlue. Until June 28, you can find incredible domestic and international flight deals.
Think New York City to Bermuda for as little as $94 one-way.
Or keep it local and fly between New York City and Miami for only $59.
The only downside?
Friday and Sunday travel days don’t count. It’s the perfect excuse to use some of your PTO and indulge in a long weekend getaway.
Book in June and travel between September and October to qualify for these incredible flight prices.
Good news, everyone! Americans can finally travel to Iceland (as long as you’re fully vaccinated).
To celebrate, Iceland Air has announced a special holiday package for U.S. travelers. For $699, you can grab round trip economy flights, 3-nights in a hotel, and tours to the Fagradalsfjall volcano and Blue Lagoon.
This special applies to flights from Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Denver, Portland, or Seattle.
Plus, summer is one of the best times to explore Iceland (especially if the cold DOES bother you, anyway).
Want to get right back to ticking off your bucket list trips? Take a whiz at Intrepid Travel’s deals on 2021 and 2022 trips.
Book between June 1 and July 31, and you can take 25% off voyages to Antarctica! Choose between an 11-day expedition or splurge on a 21-day trip past the Falkland Islands, southern Argentina, and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Intrepid has a $99 deposit special on domestic trips and 10% off early bird bookings if you prefer to stay closer to home.
Which of these summer travel deals are you going to pick up? Heard of any good ones I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments below.