Does the early bird catch the worm when it comes to booking a holiday, or is it better to wait for a last minute deal? It all depends on your situation. If you got children at school, or a job with limited holiday periods, booking as early as possible can often be your best bet.
Lots of travel agents release great value package deals for popular destinations well in advance of the peak season and these prices can actually go up over time, meaning you don’t have to wait to make a late booking to grab a bargain. Some travel websites also let you spread the cost of your break over several months to help you budget.
Booking early is often the best option if you know exactly where and when you want to go on holiday, but if you’re more flexible with your holiday planning and happy to compromise on a couple of things like flight times and hotel choice, you could take advantage of last minute discounts to grab a bargain getaway. Tour operators and hotel owners would rather strike a deal than risk an empty seat on a plane or hotel room, so don’t be afraid to haggle for the best price.