Promos, sales, and booking bonuses are advertised throughout the year and it is very common for people to wonder when really is it the best time to book? Nobody wants to pay more than they need to when traveling, but is waiting really the best way to get the best price? Not necessarily!
Yes, I agree, sometimes there are phenomenal last minute (or even last ‘month’) pricing that comes out and I have clients who jump on those opportunities frequently, and I am so happy for them. I mean really, getting an amazing deal on a vacation – of course everyone loves that!
This fall, Transat has announced their early booking bonus for the winter 2016/2017 season and it has a LOT of added value! When booking a sun destination by September 30, 2016 (Mexico, Dominican Republic, etc), for travel between December 15, 2016, and April 30, 2017, you will receive:
Reduced deposit amount per person
$50 future travel credit
The option to change your travel dates up to 3 hours prior to departure
Some resorts also include (in addition to the above):
Price drop guarantee
Free upgrade to Option Plus which includes free seat selection, advance boarding, priority check in, and increased luggage allowance!
So what does this all mean? This is great! First, you can guarantee your room at the resort of your choice with a minimal deposit per person. The option to change travel dates is a great one because what if you are planning a winter vacation, book it, then you find out your great aunt is coming to visit the family during that same week, or maybe you aren’t able to get off of work? With this offer, none of that matters! Then you add in the price drop guarantee and Option Plus upgrade – wow, so much value here. Besides these amenities being offered in the early booking promo, a major reason to book early is so that you can get the resort you actually want for your vacation. Many people wait until closer to their departure date hoping that the price goes down. Sometimes it does, but when it doesn’t usually what happens is the resort either sells out or the price increases. This leaves less options (and usually not as good of options that were initially available) and the feeling like you may be ‘settling’ on a vacation choice – not what we want to see for our clients!
Be sure to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, message me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/melodiedunntravel or text/call 778-552-3103 to take advantage of this great promo and get your winter vacation booked – don’t forget, it is only valid until September 30!