It is never too early to start thinking about next year’s holiday. Sure, we haven’t even had Christmas yet, but before you know it, it will be time to get your bikini out again. The key to having an amazing holiday is planning in advance. Here is an amazing guide to planning your 2015 holiday.
Start planning right now
Planning in advance has many advantages. First of all, it means that you get to start thinking about your holiday, which gives you even more time to get excited. It also means that you can make sure you cover every aspect of your holiday and spread out the cost of getting away. When people try and cram their holiday plans into a month or so, they, usually, end up paying over the odds and missing small details. Instead, make sure that you plan your holiday in advance to ensure everything is perfect.
Choose a holiday that suits your passion
Holidays should be all about you and what you love doing. What are your passions? Forget a beach holiday, you can plan your holiday around your hobbies and interests. For example, if you adore playing golf, you can look into all inclusive golf holidays. If you are going on holiday with your family, discuss activities that you all enjoy and choose a holiday that suits everybody.
Decide when to go on holiday
If you are travelling alone or with adults, you should choose to go on holiday during the school term. During the summer holidays, travel agents boost prices, and you could end up paying more than you expected. A great tip is to choose your destination before choosing when to go on holiday. Doing so will mean that you can tailor your vacation dates to suit the destination. For example, the climate might vary throughout the year at your holiday destination, and so you might want to look into that. There may be special events at your destination that you want to see. Make sure you look into your options. The worst thing you can do is choose a time and destination without researching your holiday.
Take advantage of bank holidays
Taking time off work to travel means you lose out on holiday days. When you are planning your holiday, it is worth looking up the annual bank holidays. You can save yourself a day of holiday by booking your getaway when there is a bank holiday. For example, if you choose a week that has a Monday bank holiday in it, you will only need to take four days off from work, rather than five.
Look for early bird discounts
Planning in advance means that you have loads of options. Many travel agents offer early bird discounts to people as an incentive to book up early. Ask various travel agents about their discounts to see where you can find the best deal. Many travel agents work on a commission-based scale. That means the more holidays they sell, the more they get paid at the end of the month. A travel agent will be eager to get you to book a holiday, and so will try and give you the best discounts.
Allow some flexibility
When you book a holiday this far in advance, you have to make sure that you have a certain level of flexibility. You don’t know what will happen next year. Maybe a good friend will get married the same week you plan to go away or you will be sick. Book tickets, which are subject to change next year. Doing so will cost you a little extra now but will mean that you can move the dates of your holiday should you need to.