We asked our Head of Channel Management and Sales Development, Rachael Pettit, for some advice on when typically the cheapest times to travel are:
- Early and late season, particularly May and October are usually the cheapest months to go on holiday and often have early booking discount offers available when they go on sale.
- Demand for a Saturday or Sunday departure is preferred by the majority of people as it reduces the number of days holiday that needed to be taken, therefore pricing would reflect this demand.
- All destinations have peak periods, which could be dictated by weather or public holidays and festivals. Even if the holiday is over a three day period during a 7/14 night holiday, an increase in local markets over public holidays also needs to be factored in – other nationalities visiting that country could cause an increase of cost at any time in the year.
- Again all destinations have peak period, so travelling away from peak periods would naturally be the cheaper option.