Many summer resorts are now all but fully booked. So, planning early for winter ensures you don’t miss out on the luxury holiday you were hoping for. With pent up demand and a high volume of bookings postponed to this year after travel restrictions, holidays are being snapped up faster than ever.
1. You can find the best offers by booking early
Gone are the days of last-minute holiday deals!
The travel industry has changed a lot over the past couple of years. Now, if you want to get the best savings and hotel options for your holiday, booking early really pays off.
As rooms are limited for the near future, hotels now save their best offers for later on. Many have early booking offers available for those who book around two or three months before travel. For some, you can save up to 25% on your room rate if you book at least four months in advance.
So, be sure to snap up your first choice of holiday resort before anyone else – there’s a good chance it won’t be around for long!
2. Hotels are in high demand
After so many holidays were postponed during lockdowns, it’s no surprise that travel is in such high demand.
This year, luxury hotels are already booked up more than usual, as a large number of bookings were rearranged from the past couple of years. Add to this those among us who have yet to make a post-lockdown getaway, and you’ll see why it’s best to get in early.
If you’re travelling with a family, this is even more important. For top winter sun destinations, the number of multi-bedroom options – such as suites and villas – are even more in demand. During the peak of school holidays, these rooms are booked up fast, so it’s essential to secure yours early for a room that accommodates everyone comfortably.
3. Flights fill up fast
It’s not only hotels that have limited spaces.
Even if you manage to find a hotel last-minute, you might find you struggle to find a flight – or, discover the price has soared beyond what you expected.
By booking with a tour operator, we can secure your flights as soon as they go on sale up to 11 months in advance. This ensures you get the best airfare and seats for your trip.
For flying business and first class, availability is even more limited. When airlines release new flights, these are always the first cabins to sell out. So, if you want to travel in style, book as soon as possible.
4. Have your pick of the best destinations
Winter is peak travel time for a number of top holiday destinations.
Not only does it offer the best weather for places like the Caribbean, the Middle East and the Maldives; with the school holidays over Christmas, it’s also a huge attraction for families.
Outside of Christmas Holidays, October half term, February half term and even Easter are already getting booked up well in advance.
Some destinations have only recently opened their borders too, creating even more demand. December is a perfect time to visit certain areas of Australia and New Zealand, but both are heavily booked up after having closed borders for over two years.
So, if you have your heart set on some of the top winter sun spots, be sure to plan it as soon as you can.
5. You can reserve any extras to make the most of your holiday
Often, it’s the little things that make a big difference to your holiday.
Whether it’s a well-needed pamper at the spa, a romantic private dinner or experiences for the whole family to enjoy, details matter.
With our concierge-style service, we always do what we can to make arrangements for you in advance. But, with hotels being so busy during peak seasons, there’s a chance that availability can run out.
If you plan early, we can make sure that any reservations are taken care of. That way, you can look forward to your holiday without any disappointment.
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