6 reasons to book your next holiday before Januray

Marie Rowe on 11 December 2023
The festive season is always a popular time to start talking about holiday plans for the year ahead. With that comes all kinds of theories around when the best time to book a holiday is, when to get the best price, and when the best deals are going to be available.

One common misperception is that January is the cheapest time of year to book a holiday and get the best deal. Others will argue that leaving it until nearer the time will get you a last minute bargain. That might be the case in terms of accommodation if you're happy to bag whatever is left on the shelf, but flight costs could be double what you would have paid six months earlier.

Since the Covid pandemic and other Global factors affecting the cost of living, the travel industry has been affected by the same inflationary pressures as every other industry and holiday prices are rising. The simple fact is that the costs are determined by supply and demand.

As a trusted Independent Travel Agent backed by Travel Counsellors, I am often asked "When is the best time to book my holiday?". My answer is always NOW! Where 'Now' means as soon as you can if you want to have the most choice at the best price.

Here are my top 6 reasons to book your 2024 holiday before January...

1. Flights are already available to book up until November 2024 and the prices are at their lowest. The more seats get booked up - the higher the prices get. Booking as early as possible will guarantee the best price.

2. Early booking discounts are already available for thousands of hotels in 2024 with offers of up to 40% off accommodation, and some free child places.

3. Getting in there early will guarantee your preferred room type at your first choice of hotel. This is especially important if you're looking to stay at smaller properties or if you're hoping to grab a 2 bedroom family suite or interconnecting room during the school holidays (these are in high demand and availability is limited).

4. Booking early will require a booking deposit of as little as £125pp. You can sit back and relax knowing that you have secured a great value holiday with flexible terms and payment options to suit you up until your balance is due.

5. Travel Agents are notoriously busy with enquiries in January and you will get a speedier response and more personal service if you avoid the January rush.

6. It is a proven fact that having a holiday in the diary boosts energy and mental wellbeing, giving you something exciting to look forward to in the future.

If you're looking to book your next holiday for 2024, get in touch to plan ahead and secure a great value holiday at your first choice hotel with your preferred room type, a personal service, and a low booking deposit - giving you something to feel great about and look forward to.