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When is the most popular time of the year to book a holiday?

Travel Forums General Talk When is the most popular time of the year to book a holiday?

1. Posted by nickbird82 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

Hi there!

My partner and i are looking to book a holiday and want to know what is the best/ most popular time to book a holiday. Is it January - will they have the best deals?

2. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

To book one, or to go away?
The best package bargains are to be found shortly before your planned getaway date.
The worst prices are in January - in fact, unless you're going away the following week.
Budget airline flights, always book them well in advance to get the best price.
National carriers, the longer you leave it - the more chance you have of bagging a bargain.
Holiday packages, short notice deals are always cheaper than booking months in advance.
Try building your own holiday (seperate flight, hotel, meals, transfers etc.). It will so often save you a fortune - if you do it months in advance, compared to brochure prices.
Good luck.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y

Where are you travelling from? Different parts of the world have different holidays :)

4. Posted by lil_gun_14 (Budding Member 55 posts) 6y

I build my holidays myself book everything seprately always seems cheaper!

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6. Posted by travelnonu (Inactive 2 posts) 6y

It depends upon the location - the place you are staying and places you want to visit. However, if you talk in economic terms then I would advice you do so during off peak time i.e. not so 'best time' because during that time you tend to get more better deals than ever. It also helps if you can book your travel in advance then also you can save a lot.

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8. Posted by vikramveer (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

I guess off season, it'll be cheaper.But there are a lot of deals for the holiday season.It also depends on the place your going too.I had a great vacation with my family last year at Ireland and Uk -snip-. Quite good deal.Where will you be headed for in Jan ?

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9. Posted by shutterfly (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

Totally depends on the location. The general trend is high/holiday season during the location's best weather which isn't necessarily summer.

I personally like to travel in the in-between holiday seasons as often the weather is a bit cooler and perfect for traveling or a little too hot but worth it due to the lower rates....




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