Timing is Everything, and that Timing Could Save You Money!
If you are flexible with your travel dates then keep these hints in mind when booking your next trip:
- Travel on Off-Peak Days, and Times of the Year. If you don’t have to follow the School Holidays or you’re willing to take a day here and there, than try to plan your vacations when others may not be able to travel. If you can travel Sunday – Thursday, you’ll often find a better deal than flying on the weekend when everyone else wants to get away.
- Travel just before or after a holiday week. If you’re a Disney fan, go the week after Thanksgiving. It’s value season there, and they start putting up the Christmas holiday decorations just after Thanksgiving.
- If Passover and Easter fall around the same time and you have extended vacation or your kiddies are out of school that’s a great time to travel, as many other states do not have off for Passover.
- The last few weeks of August/Labor Day week. Other states go back to school early to mid-August, so many vacation areas consider peak season over, and the prices drop.
- Alaska on your Bucket List, Labor Day week is an excellent time to see the Glaciers, and save a chunk of change you may have spent the week before.
- Depending on where you’re traveling Shoulder Season (a travel season between peak and off-peak seasons), is normally a great time to travel. Check your desired destination for what’s considered its Shoulder Season.
- If you’re an Early Bird catch the Early flight. You arrive at your early and have a full day in your destination. Remember to request an early check in, but since it’s never guaranteed keep in mind that your accommodation may not be ready for you, so you may need to store your luggage with the hotel bell service. Be sure your luggage is secure, and you keep all your valuables including your passport on your person. Do not leave them behind.
- Traveling mid-week you may find that there’s a conference at your hotel and often people don’t show up for various reasons. Be sure to ask if there are any complimentary upgrades available. If not, they may offer you a discounted price for a “sweet” room that may have been a no-show.
I hope you find these tips handy. And of course please feel free to contact me to help you book your next perfectly timed vacation.