With the summer creeping up on us and the school holidays about to begin, you may be thinking about last minute holidays for you and your family to enjoy, but when’s the best time to book them?
Our unpredictable English summer leaves a lot to be desired, which is why thousands of couples and families opt to head for hotter climes during the summer months. While some may have booked their stint abroad months ago, savvy holidaymakers may be looking towards saving a bob or two on their break and securing a last minute deal.
Bagging last minute bargains is a great way of scooping a holiday for less, but can often require you to be available to travel at a couple of days’ notice, meaning you and your family need to be flexible and spontaneous. This can be a bit of a problem with work commitments but if you have annual holiday available and you have a rough idea of when you want to travel, chat to HR and ask if a little leeway on the days you may need is possible.
The cost of flights is a major part of the price you pay for your last minute deal and legend has it that the best time to book is 21 days before departure in order to take advantage of the best air fares. Mid-week is usually the best time to fly too, so check with your package provider what departure days they have available.
Booking your hotel may be the cheapest the day before you arrive but it’s not always possible to do that. Travelling abroad can be stressful anyway, let alone if you don’t have a hotel to check in to until last minute. Package holidays are usually the best bet to ensure that everything is covered.
Take a look online and speak to an advisor for recommendations and help with choosing your last minute escape. It’s amazing what savings you can make.