The holidays are just about over, and if you’re like most people, you’re thinking about taking a vacation right about now. Maybe you’ve even caught yourself daydreaming about where you want to take your family this year. Do you want to go back to the shore like usual, or do you want to plan to visit somewhere new like St. Maarten? Now is the perfect time to be thinking about vacation and it’s an even better time to book your summer vacation. There’s a lot of work involved in planning and there are many benefits involved in planning early.
Lock in your travel dates
Planning early gives you the perfect opportunity to plan around your work schedule. If you put your vacation request in sooner than others, you just might get the prime travel dates you really want. As more people call in to make reservations, the units available will begin to get booked fast and prime summer dates you wanted can be harder to find for those who like to wait until later in the year to book.
Cheaper Flight Deals
Once you lock in your travel dates in advance, you can now start searching for the best flight deals. You will have plenty of time to snatch the perfect money saving deal. According to a 2021 survey by CheapAir.com, on average the prime booking window for the best savings is 95 to 21 days in advance, depending on the time of year and destination. To get the best deal on airfare, I recommend using Google Flights to get price drop notifications for the flights you’re interested in.
Something to look forward to
The further you plan in advance, the more time you have to get excited about your vacation. When it’s cold outside, just picture yourself soaking up the sun in warmer weather with flip flops and sunscreen. Looking forward to something will create some happiness and will no doubt help give you peace of mind leading up to your getaway. Once the planning is complete, create a vacation countdown and then all that’s left to do is pack your bags! Let Sundance Vacations help make your vacation a bit more stress-free with our convenient Vacation Checklists! If you are traveling internationally, I highly suggest applying for your passport as soon as possible.
Try something new
Booking your vacation ahead of time also gives you the opportunity to research new and unique experiences. Plan ahead, do your homework and create that perfect vacation that will provide memories that will last a lifetime. Be sure to check out reviews of different attractions and restaurants, check out a list of events happening and explore the area. My favorite thing to plan is a day to simply do nothing but relax and recharge. While it’s nice to be spontaneous, it tends to cost you more money in the long run, so planning different activities will help stretch your wallet.
I think everyone’s goal is to plan the perfect stress-free vacation while saving as much money as you can. That’s easier said than done sometimes though. Sundance Vacations can show you How to save money on vacation, but planning early gives you more time to save up for that big excursion or over the top dinner out. It also helps you save money to put aside for another vacation later in the year.
So, what are you waiting for? This blog is finished. Call us today to plan your next vacation! Don’t worry if your plans change after booking. Sundance Vacations gives you the option to change or cancel your reservation if you purchase SPF14 at the time of booking.
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