Is this cold winter weather starting to get you down? Can you feel the stress of Christmas starting to build? If so, why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking your 2018 getaway this weekend!
Most 2018 holidays can be booked with just a small deposit at this time of the year, and even if you don’t plan on travelling until late next summer, or even autumn, you’ll feel a whole lot better knowing that your spot in paradise has been reserved! It could even give you the boost you need to get through the festive season, and if you are stuck on gift ideas for your loved one, a holiday for two could be the perfect Christmas present!
In addition to giving you something to look forward too, booking your 2018 break now could save you a whole lot of money… Hotels are keen to secure reservations for the coming year, and now that the Black Friday madness is over, airlines are reintroducing discounted flight tickets too. But that’s not all, here are some top tips on How to Save Money on your 2018 Holiday:
Waiting until the last-minute used to be a great way to secure a holiday bargain, but things have changed dramatically in recent years. Eleven months before travel is now considered the best time to book flights, especially long-haul tickets, and many hotels will give you a discount if you secure your booking at least 10 months in advance. The early bird really does get the worm these days, so book as early as you can, especially if you intend to do a trip with limited spaces, such as the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or Gorilla Trekking in Uganda.
Shop Online for a Holiday Deal
If you want a bargain holiday in 2018, forget the high street and head online. Internet-based tour operators and travel agents generally offer much better deals, and many allow you to confirm your trip for just £100 per person.
Sign Up for Travel Newsletters, Competitions & Special Offers
One of the easiest ways to get an early bird offer or discount on your holiday is by signing up for Tour Operator and Travel Agency newsletters. They are free to sign up, often filled with interesting information, and while many companies will try to entice you with daily offers, you can simply unsubscribe if they go overboard.
Don’t Make Do – Save for your Dream Holiday 2018
At this time of the year, most of us are feeling the pinch of Christmas, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your dream holiday on hold. The beauty of booking in advance is that you have plenty of time to save up for that New Zealand Self-Drive Holiday or South American Adventure, and once you’ve paid a deposit, you’ll have all the incentive you need to save.
Travel on Tuesdays!
Most travellers already know this, but a simple trick like flying on a Tuesday or Wednesday, rather than over the weekend, could save several hundred pounds on a family trip. Many airlines now offer a fare search tool on their website, which highlights the cheapest days to travel, and if you are not restricted to Saturdays and Sundays, you could save a fortune!