A great escape with friends and family is always a fantastic idea but depending on everyone’s travel preferences, you may or may not find a good deal if you wait for a last minute sell off. Last minute deals are dependent on several factors, one being the availability of vacation packages, as there may be a high demand, leaving a smaller selection of packages available for last minute sell offs. Therefore, by waiting last minute, sometimes you may miss the opportunity to have a vacation at all.
Here are some travel tips on how you can save when booking a vacation.
How To Save On Accommodations & Packages
Last minute deals on air only are less likely because regular scheduled airlines tend to increase their prices the closer you get to the departure date. Usually the most savings are in accommodations and packaged holidays consisting of:
- Preselected air travel
- Accommodations sold as a package by tour operators as opposed to buying separate travel components.
Have A Flexible Schedule
If your schedule is flexible and you are just thinking you need a quick getaway to a sunny destination, then you should be fine. As long as you are not particular as to what destination you wish to travel to or are not looking to stay at a particular resort or even stay in a particular room type, a last-minute vacation package may be for you.
Book In Advance If Your Heart Is Set On A Specific Destination
If your heart is set on a certain destination and hotel with an ocean view room, you might be better to book in advance to ensure your trip meets your expectations for that perfect getaway with friends. Consider that the most popular hotels and more favourable room categories are always the first to be booked and may no longer be available last minute or at a sell-off
Try To Choose A Departure Date Mid-Week
Savings can also be achieved by selecting vacation packages that have flights that depart mid-week such as on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, as most people tend to book weekend departures.
Act Fast When Booking
Keep in mind that when looking for last minute deals, you usually have to move fast as the travel services can be snapped up in minutes and then will no longer be available. But in the rush of booking that incredible deal, make sure you and your friends have the proper travel documents for the destination you are booking and always consider purchasing travel insurance so that your holiday is enjoyable and worry free should something unexpected happen.
Book With A TICO Registered Travel Agency To Protect Your Travel Investment
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All travel agencies in Ontario are regulated by TICO. Registered TICO travel agencies provide additional consumer protection for your travel investment that may not be available when booking with travel agencies based in other countries or provinces.
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