Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
19 January 2016 09:40
Booking holidays early can be financially advantageous
A number of benefits and discounts are available to holidaymakers who book early, says travel association ABTA.
January and February are the traditional sales season for travel companies, with many deals on offer for individuals and families.
ABTA claims travellers could save hundreds of pounds on their summer getaway if they book over the coming weeks.
The travel association has put together a list of the key reasons why people should book holidays early this year, with cheaper prices top of the pile.
Cheaper prices mean travellers have more money to spend when they reach their destination, and on comprehensive travel insurance.
Travel companies also offer a limited number of free child places in January and February. ABTA says these are likely to run out fairly quickly, so families should book sooner rather than later to avoid missing out.
Hotel rooms and flights could sell out fast as well, with millions of holidaymakers around the world looking to get away for the summer.
Buy now, pay later
People who book a package holiday for the summer may only initially have to pay a deposit, with the rest of the balance not due until later in the year.
This is good news for those feeling the squeeze after the festive period, giving them the chance to budget effectively.
Booking early means there are a wide range of options as to where and when to go, while many airlines offer the option to pre-book seats on their aircraft. It also means people have something to look forward to, making the winter blues much more bearable.
Mark Tanzer, ABTA's chief executive, hopes holidaymakers will make the most of various benefits and discounts that come with early bookings.
He is urging families to stay ahead of the game by booking early, as child places for the summer months can fill up quickly.
01 December 2016
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.
02 December 2016
Britons are among the top spenders in Europe when it comes to holidays, new research has found.
30 November 2016
The UK should think about resuming flights to the popular tourism resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, according to a major United Nations agency.
29 November 2016
Plans are in place to develop a new aviation arrangement between the UK and US, to ensure holidaymakers can still fly between the two countries once Britain departs the EU.
26 November 2016
Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been grounded after pilots working for the airline took part in a strike.
25 November 2016
The US is warning its citizens that Europe is facing a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.
24 November 2016
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
23 November 2016
Top airline bosses are urging the government to scrap air passenger duty ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
22 November 2016
Winter sun is now the most popular holiday type, according to new research conducted by travel experts.
19 November 2016
A holiday price increase of 10% on trips to Europe could cause tourists to postpone their getaways next year, experts are warning.
18 November 2016
British citizens will no longer be able to travel freely to Europe without paying a "travel tax" or filling in visa forms under plans unveiled by Brussels.
17 November 2016
London mayor Sadiq Khan has signalled his support for a legal challenge to the expansion of Heathrow airport.