With school summer holidays on the horizon, you may be shocked at the current cost of flights and their limited availability – as well as the huge disappointment it brings for you and your family.

That’s why it’s best to book everything well in advance, to avoid any upsets going forward.

Many summer resorts are now fully booked due to high demand, and you may have missed out on some incredible early booking incentives. Not only that, but your value for money also decreases.

So, with that being said, here are some invaluable tips for booking your next luxury family holiday

1. Book 8-9 months in advance

The sweet spot for booking a luxury getaway over the summer holidays is around 8-9 months.

This amount of time is perfect because you catch the peak dates early, ensuring the best rooms and lowest price flights. On top of this, you won’t need to stress! Having to sort everything last-minute can be a daunting process, so getting it out of the way sooner rather than later is the best approach.

There is some confusion around the best time to book. But the general rule of thumb is: the earlier, the better! Doing so allows you more leeway to plan your holiday without any added pressure.

2. Secure the best flights to avoid soaring rates

As you get closer to your departure date, flights start to fill up and prices hike to eyewatering levels. But when you book in advance, you get to pick your preferred airline, the best seats, and the option of fast tracking for a smooth journey. As a result, your summer holidays will be off to a great start!

What makes this process even easier is if you book with a tour operator. We can ensure you get the exact flight you want as soon as it goes on sale along with the best airfare and seats for your trip. Also be sure to choose a later departure as airports tend to be much busier in the morning.

“At Inspiring Travel, we listen to all your needs – from your ideal flight arrangements to luxury hotels and spending quality time with the kids. So, when booking your summer holiday, we’re on hand to take away any stress at a moment’s notice!” – Matt Rushbrooke, Commercial & Product Director

3. Guarantee your perfect suite

Luxury hotels typically take in a huge number of bookings as they provide the ultimate escape for families over the summer holidays. From Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World to Carlisle Bay and Ikos Porto Petro, you must get in early to book your first-choice suite. When booking last-minute, you may struggle to find a room to accommodate everyone. So, never leave it to chance.

Most luxury resorts only offer a finite amount of room options for families. Exclusive villas and suites are in demand all the time, meaning you’ll have to be first in the queue to guarantee your stay.

4. Make use of early-booking concierge benefits

For a family summer holiday, all the little details matter. So, if you book early with us, you can enjoy our excellent concierge-style service. We’ll have a much better understanding of your needs if you book earlier rather than later. That means we can tailor-make personal arrangements in advance.

Perhaps you may want to go for an intimate meal without the kids for an evening. By speaking to our concierge team at the early booking stages, we can book you a table at the finest restaurant and ensure spaces are available at the kids’ club. As a result, everyone is happy!

“Our dedicated concierge team takes care of everything from pre-booking restaurants to babysitting and kids’ clubs. We work with many hotel partners to guarantee interconnecting rooms and facilities for an unforgettable family experience!” – Matt Rushbrooke, Commercial & Product Director

5. Give yourself something to look forward to

Anticipation makes a huge difference to your enjoyment of a holiday.

By booking well in advance, you can count down the days and get excited for what’s to come! But by booking late, you may not be fully ready. We’re generally much happier when we have something to look forward to, so get excited for your luxury summer holiday by planning as early as possible!

Imagine swimming in the gorgeous Mediterranean waters of Greece or exploring the charming city streets in Italy with family. Just the thought of these stunning destinations takes your breath away!

Discover luxury School Summer Breaks with Inspiring Travel

Our Travel Specialists already have rates and early booking offers for travel over the school holidays. Speak to us today to tailor-make your own luxury school summer break and relax knowing everything is taken care of well in advance.

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