Well, the short answer to the question “Is
it time to book your summer holiday already?” is indeed a resounding “YES,” but
obviously there are some very specific reasons for that, which we’re going to discuss
now. The truth is it doesn’t just apply to a summer holiday, but any trip that
you’re sure you’re going to take some time in the future. The Family Vacation Guide offers some great advice on different attractions you may want to visit, but you’ll need to book quickly to avoid disappointment. Here are some of the top reasons why it’s definitely time to book your summer holiday right now and why, as per the bigger picture of this discussion, finalising the details of your trip well in advance is always recommended.
It’s no secret that the longer away your
departure date is, the cheaper the prices will be, including airfare,
accommodation and some of the activities you will naturally want to enjoy as
part of your summer escape.
greater selection of options
The closer to the departure date you want
to book, the fewer options there are, because everybody else is scurrying to
snap up the remaining spots.
inherent variable-dates hack
For some reason airlines and accommodations
appear to offer more flexibility in the travel dates you select when you’re
booking well in advance. For instance, a property might have a billed-cancellation
policy if you book and want to cancel closer to the arrival date, but if you
book much further away then they’re inclined to offer the luxury of being able
to change your dates and even cancel for free.
cheap travel deals
Look, with some elements of your travels
the cheap prices on offer form an inherent part of the regular deal. I guess by
now if you travel around Europe in particular or from Europe, you will know all
about so-called budget airlines such as the already and increasingly popular
Ryanair, through which cheap flight tickets are available throughout the year.
That’s what they’re all about. With that in mind then, the argument that
booking in advance will have you in for cheaper prices seems to go out the
window, but depending on how you look at it there’s still a great deal to
benefit out of booking well in advance.
If you’ve ever had to call the Ryanair
customer services number then you’ll know all about the variable quality of
the outcome of the service you’ll get, which in all honesty depends on when
you’re calling. You do not want to leave issues to be sorted out to the last
minute, which could have knock-on effects such as having to pay a colossal
amount for excess luggage or getting charged what appears to a ridiculous
amount of money for something like having your ticket printed out on site.
Booking in advance will help you avoid all
such possible issues and as much as budget airlines generally offer cheap
prices all year round, there are indeed certain dates that are even cheaper
than others. You’ll give yourself ample time to plan accordingly, in line with
those dates if you start booking your summer holiday right now.