Are you one of those people who likes to be organised when it comes to travel? A lot of travelers like to be spontaneous and book their trip at the last minute depending on the travel destination that’s the hot spot of the summer. (This year it was Cannes, next year who knows where it will be!) However, if you’re not one of them, and prefer to book your summer vacation months in advance, now is the time to get planning.
The great thing about planning your summer holiday out in meticulous detail months before is that you are giving yourself the opportunity to make some incredible savings. Not only because you’re booking early – everyone knows that the earlier the book, the better deals there are, but also because you have time to consider the various options.
If you want to cut the cost of your next summer holiday, here are the best hacks for doing so. Have a read, implement them, and make some fantastic savings when booking your summer vacation.
You’ve probably heard this advice time and time again, but even so, it’s worth repeating – shop around. Don’t just take the price that one company offers a hotel room or flight for at face value. Did you know that the majority of hotel rooms and flights have up to ten different prices, depending on the site that they’re booked on? To ensure that you get the best price for everything that you book, shop around. To make the process simpler, use an online price comparison tool.
Book as soon as possible
When it comes to booking summer 2017 holidays, the sooner you book, the better. This is because the earlier you book your trip, the better saving you will make on it. Or, at least, in theory, that’s the case – obviously, it does depend on where you book from. However, the majority of holiday companies offer discounts for early bookings, with trips getting more expensive the closer to the date it gets. So, the sooner you can book, the better, if you want to save money, that is.
Book as part of a group
Oh, and another fantastic way to save is by booking as part of a group. If you book a trip as part of a group of ten people or more, the chances are that you’ll be given hotel room, plane ticket, and airport transfer discounts.
Ask for an upgrade
Instead of paying for the luxury room or a first class plane ticket, consider trying your luck and asking for an upgrade when you arrive. Did you know that 75 percent of the time when you ask for an upgrade, you get one? The best method is to check into your hotel room after 6 pm because by then the hotel team should know which rooms are going to be unoccupied. As for getting a seat upgrade on your flight, the best method is to arrive early, because the flight team will already know which seats are not going to be in use.
Want to keep the cost of next summer’s vacation down? Then take note of the handy hacks above and implement them.