January is notoriously the dreariest month of the year – the festive season is over, the days are dark and the weather’s drawing in. Knowing that spring and summer is still out of our grasps, booking that summer holiday early will give you something to look forward to – and booking your holidays in January actually has many advantages, so let us share some of them with you…
Get the best value
January is the month of mega sales for the retail industry, and a great time to bag a great deal for your holiday. You will likely find more holidays deals, low deposits, free nights, straight-up discounts or added value including free half-board and free transfers than in any other month of the year. As there’s a lot of competition out there, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Low deposits and more time to pay it off
Straight after Christmas, the last thing you are likely going to want to do is splash out on an expensive holiday. However, as you are booking well in advance you can often benefit from options to secure your holiday booking with a low deposit, meaning you can guarantee the holiday you want today and pay the lion’s share of the costs later. Knowing the summer’s still a while away, it makes saving for interim payments more manageable over a longer period.
If you are interested in visiting a particular destination or resort, booking earlier will secure you your spot. You can get ahead of everyone else and enjoy the pick of the bunch. Perhaps there’s a specific room on a cruise ship you would like to reserve, or an area of the hotel you’d like to stay in. It’ll also mean that you will have more options regarding the dates you would like to travel.
Airline seats sell fast, and generally speaking the later your leave your booking the more expensive the flight element of your holiday will be. The earlier you can book, the best chance you have of securing the best price for your holiday and having the exact holiday you want.
Booking early can also mean you’re more likely to grab added value offers, such as free child places, room upgrades or discounts on meal plans.
More time to get excited
It’s always nice to have something to look forward to, especially when holidays are concerned! Booking earlier in the year means you’ve got more time to get excited, plan your excursions and brag to your friends and family!
The pressure is off
Granted, sometimes booking your holiday last minute bags you a bargain, but book your summer holiday in January and you can sit back and relax, knowing that you’re happy with the deal you’ve booked – and more importantly, the pressure is off. Instead of thinking about where you might go on your holiday, you can instead look forward to knowing where you are going and start focusing on more important things like updating your summer wardrobe!
We can do all the hard work for you!
It is a mine field out there, with so many destinations, hotels and travel options to choose from. As travel experts, we know where and how to find the best deals or offers and can help tailor your holiday to you. Book in January and secure your dream holiday for the best possible price.