However, booking now, before the year is out could be the best and most cost effective option for you.
Avventure Bellissime –the Italian holiday and Italian tour specialist – has been working in the tourism and vacation business since 1999. Here’s our honest travel industry insider view on why it is best to book now versus book later:
How flexible are you on when you take a vacation or go on holiday?
Some of us may only be able to take leave at a specific time of year. For instance, those in the teaching profession or the retail industries are contracted to take leave at pre-agreed times of the year. Or, perhaps you have children who are at school and this means you can only go on vacation during school holidays. Some of us are restricted on when we can go on vacation or take a holiday.
If that’s the case, booking before the year is out, is the best solution. You will get the best choice on times and dates before everyone else starts looking. And there is little point in waiting for a bargain for a peak period, because most peak dates will fill up quickly and companies simply don’t have the capacity to make a special offer later in the year.
Are you looking for a specific type of holiday, accommodation type or location?
If you have something or somewhere specific in mind, then you will have more choice if you book a vacation early. You’ll be able to get exactly what you need when you book a vacation ahead of your fellow travellers. Otherwise, you might risk not finding your ideal break.
The best offers do not always appear at the last minute.
If you follow the rule that it is best to wait till January or even later in order to get a last minute bargain, then as Italian holidays specialists, we can absolutely guarantee that the best offers do not always appear later on, or at the last minute. In fact, many sell out well before then.
You can get a good deal if you book now versus book later. At Avventure Bellissime, we release our discounted vacation packages from autumn onwards and find that the bargains and special offers are snapped up early. (If you’d like to find out more about our discounted vacation packages for travel in 2017, please visit: tours-italy.com/packages).
Booking now doesn’t mean paying now! It often means book now pay later.Booking your holiday now does not mean that you have to pay now. Yes, most travel and tourism providers will want you to show your commitment by asking you to pay a deposit to secure your booking. However, payment does not need to happen now. You’ll be able to pay much later, usually in the weeks before your vacation. So book now versus book later means that you’ll have more choice on where you go and when you go, you are also more likely to get a special offer.