If you’re a traveler in search of a unique Thanksgiving experience, the experts in the travel booking realm have a hot tip for you: consider celebrating the holiday abroad.
Now, you might be wondering, “Why Thanksgiving?” It’s simple – while hordes of passengers flock to domestic destinations during the Thanksgiving holiday, the international skies become a bit quieter. This intriguing dynamic results in airlines offering discounts on international airfares, making it a prime time for savvy travelers.
As reported by Going.com, the brainchild of Scott Keyes, the increase in passengers traveling domestically leads to airlines having extra capacity on international flights. To fill those planes en route to destinations like Paris, Cancún, and Barcelona, airlines resort to a straightforward strategy: they slash their fares. It’s like a feast for domestic flights and a famine for international ones.
However, the airline industry doesn’t let this last forever. Travelers can find excellent deals during Thanksgiving week, but come mid-December, prices begin to rise as Christmas and New Year’s approach, bringing a surge of international travelers.
Unbeatable Deals for Globetrotters
For those who are wondering what kind of deals are up for grabs, the good news is that they are truly tempting. Going.com found some exciting travel deals, like flights from Washington D.C. to Dublin for $360, Chicago to Paris for $485, and Los Angeles to Barcelona for $549 during Thanksgiving week. Now, that’s something to be thankful for!
To put these findings to the test, the Travel + Leisure team turned to Google Flights and uncovered more gems. From New York’s JFK Airport, they found deals to Dublin for $551, London for $561, and Paris for $599 during Thanksgiving week. So, if you’re planning to jet off during this holiday, your wallet might thank you later.
Unique Thanksgiving Experiences Worldwide
As it turns out, hotels and resorts around the world are seizing the opportunity to cater to travelers seeking an international Thanksgiving. They’re cooking up unique experiences that promise to make your memorable one.
For instance, in the beautiful Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal is pulling out all the stops. They’re hosting a traditional Thanksgiving menu at their Don Manuel’s restaurant. And if you’re in the mood for something extra special, they’ve got you covered with a Thanksgiving Toast and A Taste of Patrón tasting events.
Heading over to the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc Cap Cana is ready to make your unforgettable moment. They’ve got not one but two enticing options: a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner and a Thanksgiving BBQ under the stars. If that’s not enough, you can join in the fun with a Turkey Treasure Hunt and other exciting activities.
A Thanksgiving to Remember
Thanksgiving is all about coming together with loved ones and expressing gratitude, and what better way to do that than by creating unforgettable memories abroad? So, if you’ve been contemplating the idea of celebrating Thanksgiving internationally, now’s the time to seize the opportunity.
While Thanksgiving often conjures images of turkey feasts and football games, it’s worth considering that the world has a lot more to offer during this holiday season. So, whether you’re drawn to the allure of Paris, the history of London, or the romance of Barcelona, there’s no better time than this to start your global adventure.
Over 12 Million Travelers and Counting
In 2022, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened over 12 million passengers at airports during the Thanksgiving travel holiday. So, if you decide to join the international Thanksgiving traveler club, you’ll be in good company, sharing the excitement of exploring new horizons during this special holiday.
The world is vast and diverse, and these moment offers a unique opportunity to embrace and appreciate the cultural richness it has to offer. Whether it’s the beauty of natural wonders, the charm of historic cities, or the warmth of welcoming cultures, there’s a world of experiences awaiting you beyond your homeland.
So, this Thanksgiving, why not add a global twist to your celebrations? Bon voyage!