It’s about this time of year that many of us begin to think about booking a holiday. The lure of sunshine and relaxation makes us dream of beaches and palm trees, romantic walks with breath taking views, watching the sunset with a cocktail in hand, and no worries to bother us. But, before you can enjoy this idyllic scene, you have to book, but should you book it now, or risk waiting until later to see if you can grab a last-minute bargain?
To make your decision, you really need to think about your circumstances, and what you’re looking for in a holiday.
Is timing important?
Do you need to book time off work well in advance? If you do, then you will need to book your holiday in advance. You can’t count on there being a great deal on the exact dates you’ve booked off work. With flight prices changing all the time, to get the times you want, you could end up spending more than if you’d booked months ago, or flights may be fully booked up and you could end up not going away at all. If you have children, you will want to book your holiday when they have time off school. But of course, so will everyone else who has children! Flights and hotels all get booked up fast during the school summer holidays, so there’s another good reason to get yours booked fast to ensure you get exactly what you want.
Do you mind where you go?
If you’ve got your heart set on a particular country or area, you could well find no availability when it comes to last minute deals. If you’re happy to jet off absolutely anywhere, then you could leave it and see if a good deal comes up later, but if you have concerns about certain places, such as safety or the length of the flight, you could run into problems. You may also have a type of holiday in mind. Perhaps you’re looking for a beach holiday, would you be very disappointed if the only good last minute deals were for city breaks?
Are you fussy?
We can often feel as if we simply want to get away, somewhere hot where we can lounge around the pool all day, but the reality is, that we all have our own requirements. Think realistically about your needs and how you’d feel if your holiday didn’t tick all the boxes. If you usually stay in five star hotels, or book a large luxurious villa, will you still enjoy your break as much if you’re in lower grade accommodation? Getting a last minute deal really is about being very flexible. If you prefer not to make compromises, you may well struggle.
You can find some good early deals nowadays
Booking early can also bring some great discounts and by spending some time doing your research online, you can find some good deals, with many of the big airlines offering discount codes for booking flights.
Book early, and you can look forward to it
By booking your holiday early, you can relax, knowing your next trip overseas is all sorted out. You can daydream about your spacious villa with private pool, and plan your excursions and trips to the beach. You’ll be able to look at local restaurants and choose your favourites to visit during your stay. Leave it to a last minute panic, and all this fun is taken away! Right now we have some great deals on luxurious villas in Protaras and Ayia Napa. Why not take a look, pick the perfect property for your next holiday and make your booking today!