Planning a holiday makes you happy before you even step foot on the beach. And no, we didn’t just make that up. Researchers in the Netherlands have discovered that planning your trip away makes you feel happier than actually going on holiday.
7 reasons to book your holiday now
Apart from the extra happiness, booking your 2016 summer holidays early has loads of other advantages. What are they? Glad you asked, read on for some of our top reasons to book your next family holiday before winter really takes hold.
1. Low booking deposits
When you book your holiday early you can save as much as 30% on your hotel booking? Most people wait until January to start thinking about booking. But if you do it before Christmas you won’t have to pay for the whole thing up front and you’ll have plenty of time to save for your trip.
2. Kids go free
As well as the low booking deposits, being on top of things and organising your holiday early can often mean you can secure free kids spaces for your trip. Depending on the size of your family or where you are going, this can save you a nice bit of money that you can then use to pamper yourself when you do finally get away from it all.
3. Give yourself more options
If you’re looking to book for one of our more popular destinations like Costa del Sol, the Algarve or Majorca, then it is vital to get in early before everyone else snaps up the places! By booking early, you can be picky about where you go. You also give yourself more options in your favourite resort. Large two bed apartments or two adjoining hotel rooms get booked out first, so act quickly if you don’t want to risk missing out.
4. Cheaper flights
The closer you get to your travel date the more expensive it becomes to book anything, especially flights. If you can organise your holiday plans early, then you can save a lot of money by avoiding the late rush for summer flights to sunny locations. You’ll also get to make sure that you get to fly into the airport closest to where you are staying.
5. The little extras
Just like the lower booking deposits, some places try to encourage early bookings by offering some extra incentives. These can be spa days or just a simple room upgrade, but you’ll appreciate that you took the time to secure them once you get there.
6. Planning your itinerary
When you know where you’re going you can start to plan all the activities, places and experiences you want to try out. While some people like to hop off the plane and just plop on the beach, those who have an itinerary sorted will have a much more memorable trip. If it's a family break you will also get the best choice of Splashworld and Holiday Village locations - which sell out fast!
7. Peace of mind
Most importantly, booking your family holiday early gives you the peace of mind you need and takes away the stress of the last-minute rush. If you book now, you can look forward to spending a week or two by the beach even when you are braving the Irish winter. You see, the happy feelings are starting already!
Book your early bird holiday now with Abbey Travel
Feel like taking advantage of these great deals and booking an early bird holiday for you and your family? Then why not give us a call at Abbey Travel? We are Ireland’s leading experts in travel, so you know you can count on us to sort you out with a great deal.
It’s easy to use our online booking facility to search for the best deals or you can send us an enquiry here. If you prefer, you can call our team on 01 8047150, and they will talk you through our best value packages.
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