There is a lot of information out there advising people when is the best time to save money when booking a family holiday. With some experts advising you book as early as possible, while others telling you to wait for last minute offers. Here at Schooldays.ie we have reviewed all the information available on the best times for booking holidays, especially around the Easter and summer school holidays. Please read our guide:
After reviewing lots of different literature on when is the best time to book your family holiday, the answer plainly is, “Well, it depends.” For long-haul international flights, city-breaks, or holiday packages, most experts advise you to book early to save money. However, here are some key times and dates:
Travelling on a Tuesday has long been thought of the best day to travel for cheaper fares. Though now Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday is similarly cheaper as these are low days for business travellers. Early morning flights are cheaper again, and less likely for delays.
If you haven't made up your mind about where to go next year for the school Easter or Summer breaks, don’t despair! There are still plenty of last-minute deals for all kinds of holidays available at late stages. By being flexible about where you want to go, your accommodation, airlines, flight times and dates you can find really cheap deals a couple of weeks before departure. Last minute tickets can be as low as €10 from some airlines.
Plenty of package holidays will sell discount deals if they have not filled required quotas on bookings for Summer and Easter time holiday resorts. If you and your family are flexible, these last-minute deals can save you a lot of money.