Learn why we recommend planning your trips as early as possible.
We all know the early bird catches the worm, so it’s no surprise that the savvy traveler books their travel early too. Many venues have implemented caps on attendance to comply with COVID protocols, so early booking is especially important if you’re planning to attend a popular sporting event, concert, or festival.
Read on for more benefits of travel planning well in advance of your trip.
- Beat the rush
- No stress cancellation
- Focus on the details
- Save money
- Something to look forward to
Beat the rush
In the weeks leading up to a big event, there will be a mad dash to secure hotels, restaurant reservations, rental cars, and other transportation. While it may be tempting to wait and book your flight until just a week ahead of your trip, doing that may leave you with two layovers and a middle seat. An ongoing rental car shortage in the U.S. has made last-minute booking even riskier.
Booking early is an especially good idea if you’re traveling to a popular event like the Kentucky Derby or Super Bowl, as reservations at the best restaurants and hotels will be hard to come by the closer you get to the event.
Booking your transportation and accommodations several months in advance will help to ensure your trip runs smoothly and is everything you’re hoping for.
No stress cancellation
Many hotels and airlines these days offer generous cancellation or rebooking policies, especially when you’re able to cancel far in advance.
The world is an unpredictable place, and you’ll want to have a backup plan in case you’re unable to make your trip. At Superior Executive Services, we understand things happen and always do our best to accommodate changes.
Focus on the details
Booking the big items (e.g., flights and hotels, tickets to a big event) early is great because it gives you time to research other activities for your trip. You likely won’t be able to get a table at a Michelin-star restaurant if you try to make a reservation with just a few days’ notice, especially if you’re visiting during a big sporting event or high tourist season.
If you’re worried that the price will drop considerably after you book, many airlines and hotels offer price drop guarantees and will refund you the difference. Be sure to ask if the hotel or airline offers any incentive for booking early, such as a complimentary upgrade. The travel industry is excited to welcome travelers back, so it’s certainly worth asking.
Something to look forward to
It may sound silly, but there are real psychological benefits to having something to look forward to. The anticipation builds excitement and provides a pleasant distraction.
It’s been a long and challenging couple of years; what better to look forward to than a well-deserved, expertly planned vacation?
Let the experts at Superior Executive Services help you plan an adventure and create unforgettable memories. Contact us today at 608.665.9070 or send us a message online to get started!