As we approach the festive season and officially enter the winter months, summer might seem like an eternity away. Amongst the Christmas shopping, work parties and Christmas movie marathons, planning your summer holiday might (very understandably) be the last thing on your mind.
However, one of the most common mistakes when it comes to planning a vacation is that you leave all the hard decisions to the last minute, leading to stress and potentially missing out on unforgettable experiences. Here’s why you might want to start planning your summer holiday now.
No last-minute stress
So, you’ve booked your flights and accommodation, but as your vacation edges ever closer, the details haven’t been properly ironed out.
Suddenly, all the tickets for that theatre show have sold out, there are no more spaces left on a city tour and all the last-minute train tickets are extortionate.
Avoid all this holiday stress by booking the things you want to do in advance. This way you won’t be disappointed, and you’ll also save money by booking early.
More time to find great deals
Summer vacations can be expensive, and all the great deals can be snapped up in the run-up to the holiday season.
The earlier you plan your trip, the more deals you can pick up along the way. Give your wallet a breather by booking an activity holiday in Greece or surfing the internet for deals to enjoy at your final destination.
By saving on deals, you are also freeing up funds for splurging. Maybe you want to try something you hadn’t planned or you fancy treating yourself to a fancy meal out or a room upgrade. These are all important parts of an unforgettable trip!
Easier to get time off work
Summer is peak travel season, so it stands to reason that lots of your colleagues will also be wanting time off. If you leave asking for time off too late, you might be denied due to too many people already being off work.
This is especially difficult if you want to take a vacation around a popular holiday.
This is why it’s a good idea to plan your summer holiday early so you can then ask for time off from work in plenty of time.
More time to sort out the admin
With every holiday comes its fair share of admin. Whether it’s a complicated visa process, replacing an expired passport or compulsory vaccines, some destinations require a lot of administrative preparation.
By booking your holiday in advance, you will have more time to get your papers in order. Figuring this all out last minute can be incredibly stressful and you’re more likely to miss something very important.
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