How are you supposed to know which travel advice to follow when one person is telling you to book early and another is telling you to wait a week before you want to go? If you ask a true travel expert—*cough cough* your travel agent— the first this they'll tell you is that waiting to plan might leave you stuck with a stay-cation in your own house. Booking your travel plans early can pay off in a big way from saving money to picking the ideal itinerary. Here are 3 benefits to booking your travel plans early.
1. More Availability = More Savings
As airline seats and hotel rooms book up, their demand rises along with their price. Planning early means you'll have plenty to choose from, so airlines and hotels compete for your business by trying to offer you a better rate than their competitors. Another added value of booking early is the option of making a payment plan with your travel agent so you don't have to pay a large sum all at once.
2. More Time = Better Vacation
Do you envision yourself with a cold margarita on the beach in Mexico? Or visiting Mayan ruins? Maybe you'll want to go on a snorkeling adventure. Booking early means you'll have more time with your travel agent to research, plan and save for those must-dos such as visiting iconic attractions, eating at famous restaurants or experiencing hidden gems recommended by your travel agent.
3. Planning Ahead = Building Excitement
Anticipation is one of the diving forces of life. Booking your getaway months ahead of time generates excitement! There's nothing better than the build up around escaping the day-to-day and the positive expectations knowing your perfect getaway is just around the corner.