Now more than ever we look at booking our next holidays in advance! Don’t we all catch ourselves dreaming of all the places to visit in summer 2021? The summer season always had a hold on us with its guaranteed warm weather, balmy sea waters and general happy vibes. Small wonder flights and hotels for the summer holidays get so quickly snapped up. This is why booking your 2021 summer holiday as early as possible is super important, now more than ever…but we’ll get into more detail below.
Enjoy the variety: great hotel availability
When booking your holiday in advance, you’ll get more choice when it comes to the essentials. Hoping for a particular view in your hotel room? Or counting on a reasonable time to fly? It’s much easier to find exactly what you’re looking for a few months ahead of schedule. Enjoy vast availability in the hotel selection you’ve got when you look to book this far in advance. Make the most of luxury all inclusive getaways or affordable self catering apartments. Whatever it is you’re looking for in a holiday, the earlier you book, the more choice you’ve got.
Swap holiday stress for excitement
Rather than having to worry about organising your holiday at the last minute, get everything out of the way and spend more time looking forward to the summer! You’ll no doubt be counting down the days until you’ll be jetting off.
With this much time to play with, you’ve got months to research all the places you want to visit and answer such important questions as: are the top attractions going to be open when I’m there? Get googling on all the must-see places and not-to-be-missed attractions. Getting tickets in advance for museums and famous towers will ensure you’ve got your hands on the times that are most desirable, but often – the best price possible, too.
Save your pennies
Booking your summer ’21 holiday now gives you loads of time to save up for any extras you wish to pay for. Perhaps you want to feel comfortable during your time away by taking a bit more spending money? If so, booking in advance gives you more than enough time to budget for your holiday.
On the topic of saving money, our various flexible payment options allow you to spread the cost of your holiday. Basically: the earlier you book, the more payment options you’ve got! You can start off with a low deposit from just £25 per person and then pay for the rest later. Or just put down a deposit now and then follow up with monthly payments, up until 14 days before your departure date. If you love payment flexibility and easing holiday stress… there’s no better way to kick start your holiday than securing it with a low deposit!
Peace of mind
Sometimes, playing the last minute game when looking for a summer holiday can be a bit risky. So, if you’d rather know you’ve got your holiday completely planned and booked, there’s no better time to start looking and booking than now!
Time to sort out important documents
Some destinations require a visa and/or vaccinations. Plus, especially when it comes to far-flung destinations, you don’t want it all up in the air in the last few days before you’re about to go! So, this might be the perfect time for you to book a long haul holiday – with your departure day way ahead, it leaves you plenty of time to get everything sorted.
Whilst on the other hand, you might even need to renew your passport (better to find this out now than on the day before you travel!). Whatever the case may be, at least you don’t have the added pressure of a looming holiday, a number of important documents to validate and a long list of things to do.
Spend time researching your chosen destination
It can be very easy to feel rushed when booking your summer holiday. With the pressure of prices going up steadily and hotels getting booked up, you might want to find somewhere quickly. As a result, you may then spend time worrying that you haven’t properly researched where to stay or what to do in the area. Just writing about it, gets us all stressed about it!
By booking your summer holiday now, you’ll have all the time you need to delve into where you want to go, where you want to visit and what you want to do. All whilst leaving enough room to find the right place to stay and book at an affordable price!
Check the flights
True, looking to book over an year in advance means not all flight schedules have been released yet. However, with budget airlines like easyJet aiming to get their flight schedules out there earlier than usual, now is the time to keep an eye on new flight availability and prices. Not interested in a budget airline? Then the next step might be the one for you…
Set up Price Alerts
The beauty of browsing for your summer ’21 holidays this much in advance is you can enjoy the ultimate flexibility. If you’ve picked your perfect holiday already, but not sure if you want to book yet (even with all our reasons to book your summer holiday early!), simply set up Price Alerts. You can do this when you click through to the calendar for the holiday of your choice – pop in your email and you’ll get updates straight into your inbox. Follow how the price of your holiday fluctuates over time to pick the most suitable time to book. Plus, these emails are your quickest way back to the deal you’ve selected so that you can keep an eye on these new flight releases.