Now that the excitement of Christmas is just a distant memory, it might be time to plan the next big thing for you and the kids to look forward to. There are lots of benefits to getting your summer holiday booked now. Whether you’d like to save some money, have your pick of places to go or simply want the ease of planning ahead, here are five great reasons why you should go ahead and get it booked.
#1/ Beat the January blues
I don’t know about you, but personally, I feel like January has gone on for far too long. For many people, it’s their least favourite month of the year and it’s not hard to see why. The days are still short, the weather’s still cold and most of our New Year’s resolutions are already firmly down the drain. There’s one thing that’s sure to put a smile on your face, though: booking a holiday. Imagine enjoying the warm sun on your skin, an ice cold cocktail and some well-earned family time with your loved ones. The January blues don’t seem so unbeatable after all!
#2/ Take your pick of places
Thinking of taking the kids away this summer? Already have some places in mind? Well, don’t wait around for too long! Parents tend to have the same sort of ideas when it comes to getting a holiday booked, generally looking for a hotel in Spain, Greece or Turkey with a kids club, or maybe even a waterpark for the more adventurous holiday explorers! If you book sooner rather than later, you’ll have a much better choice of places to go and hotels to stay, as well as having the best chance of finding somewhere that’s great value. Our Sunwing Family Resorts are always popular, and there’s something for the whole family here.
#3/ Manage your money easily
Holidays are likely to be one of you biggest buys of the year, so to avoid paying the full whack up front by leaving it to the last minute, we’ve got some great ways for you to manage the cost. If you get your summer holiday booked in January, you’ll have plenty of time to budget, through using our Direct Debit and low deposit services, which are available on selected holidays. With a deposit of just £50, you can secure your holiday while paying a bit back each month, up until three months before you fly. What’s even better is you can choose the date that the money comes out of your account, meaning budgeting throughout the month is a breeze.
#4/ Plan ahead and pack in plenty of time
Some of my fondest childhood memories include using my Etch A Sketch to countdown the days I had left ‘til my holiday. Looking forward to the special day is half the fun, but it’ll also give you plenty of time to pack and prepare for your adventure. Whether it’s shopping for some new clothes for the kids, or treating yourself to the new pair of sunglasses you’ve had your eye on, it’s nice to know you’ve got everything sorted in plenty of time. You can also start thinking about what you’ll do on your holiday, from researching nearby landmarks and excursions to checking out the kids club’s timetable.
#5/ Save some money with an offer
It’s a common idea that you can grab a ‘last-minute’ bargain, but in reality, there’s almost always some savings to be made. Whether you use a promo code at the checkout or discover some amazing discounts when searching for yourself, there’s some great ways to save money without leaving things until the 11th hour. Take a look at our holidays now and see if you can make some savings for your next holiday in the sun.
What are your top tips for booking a holiday? Do you like a bit of spontaneity or are you planner? I’d love you to let me know in the comments below.