We begin this new year suffering a monumental hangover of the parties andconstraintbudgets. January’s empty pockets in Spain are liketurronesat Christmas, the essential ingredient for the season. Tired of dinners, compromises and family (unfortunately we all have a brother-in-law or equivalent), we must stay at home, making huge efforts to save, an action completely forgotten at parties and binge drinking. This is not the end of the world, as more and more people survives Christmas easily, not really for most of us…We must admit.
For those of us who lived Christmas like there was no tomorrow, January sales arrived and tourism industry has an interesting opportunity we should grasp. Even if it sounds crazy, now is the best moment to book our 2016 holidays: it’s the best time for Early Booking.
We talked many times about booking your holidays in advance in these pages as it is already a classic. Even if domestic tourism is increasingly taking advantage of these deals: British and Nordic people havegreater traditionof booking in advance, maybe because of their almost genetic punctuality and natural order. A typical Spaniard is always immersed in chaos like fish in the water, short-sighted and taking much more time to decide whether to make the best trip of the year or go to town and relax. This is not surprising because fortunately, those of us who live in Spain can enjoyparadisiacalholiday destinations at justfew hoursby car and spending very little money (many people has its own house in front of the sea or its grandparents’ house in CostadeLevante, Mallorca or Andalucia).
However, these traditional aspects are being lost in the current society because of the increasing number of people without this opportunity. We can notice that on the amount of Spanish people running for hotel early booking offers that main hotel chains publishinthese times.
In 2016, promotions in Andalucia, Canarias and Mallorca hotels are the best. While hotels in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and other trendy cities hold steady their prices, beach resorts in Fuerteventura, charming hotels in the Catalonian coast or even, the hotels in Playa de Palma (a traditional holiday area in Mallorca) offer great seafront accommodation discounts up to 30% or 40% in the early months of the year. Some of them apart from this reducedrate add special services for the same price, which allow us to enjoy a much more complete and luxurious vacation spending significantly less money, compared to those accommodation prices in Spring.
MORE OFFER, MORE CHOICES
Early Booking is not just about hotel lower prices, but we must also remark: at the beginning of the yeartheoffer and the variety is muchmore highashotelsoccupancy -although some of them maintain part of their occupancy from year to year- is very low. In this way, it is possible to book a superior room or even a suite for the same Price tan lately a double standard room will have. In fact, this is the advantage of being the first to book our holidays: the chance to choose freely.
Family hotels in Lanzarote , boutique hotels in Mallorca, luxury resorts in Tenerife, golf hotels in Chiclana, Cádiz… The accommodationoffer together with early booking promotions is really high and stands out specially onchildren holiday packages, as they can easily organize in advance their travel dates at the end of the school term. It is also very important to know how to search a hotel in advance because even if taking the advantage of knowing holiday dates in advance, they coincide with hotels high season in summer, when kids do not go to school.
BEST PRICE GUARANTEED
In order to attract and compete with higher sales margin, family hotels in destinations like Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Mallorca, Almeria, Eastern coast, Costa Brava or some urban hotels include Early Booking and children free promotions, which bring parents more options for the same Price. Therefore, they can afford to visit first level destinations without jeopardizing their savings. Moreover, family holidays could result cheaper than a relaxing holiday for couples or a friends’ getaway.
We recommend you to take enough time to search and compare destinations and hotels, so as to make the most of hotels early booking discounts. The best option is visiting official hotel chain websites, which we find more interesting because of their location, their guarantees or their services. For years, the most of them havepotentiateda change by offering lowest guaranteed prices on their websites. Even lower than travel agencies and deal websites. The key: hotel saves intermediary’s commission and thus can offer the same room at a reduced price, earning the same or even more money.
However, in some cases thesedealwebsites reduce the prices significantly as they already bought the occupancy and want to place it totally on the market. That is why historical hotel chains like Iberostar Hotels & Resorts have a standard rule maintained all year round, which always guarantees the best price on their websites. If customers find a better Price on another website, they are committed to match them and also add 5% discount to meet their commitment of best rate on their website.