You’ve celebrated Christmas, rung in the New Year, now all there’s left to look forward to is those New Year’s Resolutions that you know you are going to break by next Friday, so why not throw caution to the wind and brighten up your first week back at work by booking your 2018 holiday today!
January is a great time of the year for bagging a bargain when it comes to overseas travel, in fact, you could save up to 36% on a long-haul flight if you book your ticket within the first 2 weeks of the year, but these great deals will not last, and if you want your travel budget to go a whole lot further in 2018, you need to act now.
According to Skyscanner, and its 60 million monthly users, January is the best month of the year for booking both national and international flights, with US domestic flights costing 16 percent less than the yearly average. But by March, travellers could see an increase of as much as 56 percent on international flights tickets, so waiting for that last-minute bargain may not be as beneficial as it seems.
When it comes to choosing a top holiday destination for your 2018 break, old favourites such as New York, London, and Las Vegas are ranking high on Skyscanner’s search engines, but they have also seen an increase in demand for Thailand (Phuket), and European cities, namely Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Madrid.
As demand grows, so do flight prices, and if the statistics of previous years are anything to go by, current flight prices could start to increase from 15th January, and continue to do so right through until June/July when many airlines run their summer sales.
So, if you’re feeling cold and blue this wintry January afternoon, book your 2018 holiday and grab yourself a bargain. Who knows, it may even help you stick to your New Year’s Resolutions… just think of that beach body!