The Benefits of Booking Vacations Early
Sometimes last-minute vacations are exactly what you need to find relaxation after a particularly stressful time or get a thrill from throwing caution to the wind and just going. However, there is so much to be gained from planning early—these days more than ever. From saving money to picking the ideal itinerary, booking your travel plans early can pay off in a big way. Here’s exactly what we’re talking about:
1. More Availability Equals More Savings
Contrary to what you may think, more availability can actually be great for your bank account. As airline seats and hotel rooms book up, their demand rises along with their price. They know your options are limited, so they’re banking on you wanting that flight bad enough to pay the higher price. Planning early means you still have plenty of options to choose from, so the airlines and hotels compete for your business with the possibility of offering a better rate than their competitors. Another value to booking early is guaranteeing space at the hotel or resort you want at high-travel times when inventory sells out quick. For example, 2022 travel is already selling out fast, which is a perfect incentive to book early!
2. More Time for a Better Vacation
Picture your ideal trip for next year’s vacation. Does it involve a cold margarita on the beach in Cancun with tours to the Mayan ruins and a snorkeling adventure? Or will you be driving through the Tuscan countryside touring wineries before spending a few nights in Florence to explore the birthplace of the Renaissance? Booking early means you’ll have more time with your travel consultant to research, plan, and save for all of those in-destination wish list items, such as visiting an iconic attraction, eating at that famous restaurant, and experiencing hidden gems.
3. Planning Ahead for Excitement & Peace of Mind
Anticipation is one of the driving forces of life. The thought of that sushi-dinner date you have later tonight definitely helps you get through work, and the same can be said for travel. Booking your getaway ahead of time generates a sense of excitement. There’s nothing better than the anticipation of a vacation, the build up around escaping the day to day, and the positive expectations around the fact that your perfect getaway is just around the corner. Not only that, you can help prevent vacation uncertainty and book with confidence thanks to our partners that participate in our Peace of Mind plan, which offers no penalties on cancellation and/or booking changes up to 72-hours prior to the check-in date at select resorts.
When it comes to planning your vacation, sit back and let the experts take care of everything. Your Liberty Travel consultant’s experience and knowledge are the best value for booking your travel plans early.
Please note: Travel requirements and health standards are continually changing. Visit our Traveler Resources Hub for up-to-date information and learn more about the entry rules of your specific destination and to plan your next vacation.