Your summer holiday is the sunny escape you look forward to all year, and we want to make sure you get the best deal for your money! If you’re looking for a beach holiday in Europe the summer months are by far the most competitive, so you need to be ahead of the crowd to reserve your perfect package for summer 2017. We’ve already got thousands of deals available to compare from a range of providers, so call today to book your holiday.
Why Book Ahead For Summer 2017?
Choose exactly what you want: If you’re booking before everyone else, you can take your pick from the largest range of choice and get exactly what you want. While it’s true that there are bargains to be had when you book last minute, competition is high for Europe’s most popular ‘safe’ destinations right now and they’re likely to be sold out by the time summer rolls around.
Pay later with a low deposit: If you book far in advance, some providers may be able to offer you the option of paying a small deposit upfront and arranging a payment plan for the full balance. This means you can spread the cost of your summer holiday over many months, rather than having to pay it all upfront.
Get an early booking discount: Suppliers are keen to get a head start on selling their stock, so they often advertise discounts to those who book by a certain date to encourage customers to buy. If you already know when you’ll be going away next year, there’s no reason not to take advantage and make a saving.
Who Would Benefit From Booking Early?
Families: When you’ve got kids to think about you don’t want to take risks with your summer holiday. By booking early you can make sure you get the perfect location and hotel for your family and even reserve a family suite, which are often limited. Don’t forget about those free child places too!
Large groups: If you’re travelling with a big group of friends or as a stag/hen party you’ll already have less choice due to some hotels not allowing large groups. To ensure you can all stay at the same hotel, and in rooms near each other, booking early is the way to go.
Choosy travellers: If you know what you want and won’t settle for less, you should definitely book early. Booking last minute is great for those who want nothing more than a cheap price, but if your heart is set on a particular resort or you have a favourite hotel, booking early ensures you won’t miss out.
Which Destinations Are Already Getting Booked?
The choice of destinations for package holidays is more limited for 2017 than it was two years ago. Terrorist attacks and political unrest in Tunisia, Turkey and Egypt have had a big impact on holidaymakers’ sense of safety, and their popularity has plummeted. The knock-on effect is that a lot of the people who would usually have gone to one of these destinations are instead looking at Spain and Portugal – long-established tourist destinations with no major incidents in recent years.
Many travel providers reported overwhelming numbers of bookings in Spain and Portugal for summer 2016 with some hotels even being overbooked, and this looks set to happen again in 2017, with Greece and Cyprus also getting more interest. Competition will be high for these destinations in summer 2017, so if you want to reserve your Mediterranean beach holiday you should start looking as soon as possible.