Summer is an important travel period for many Australians who are looking to reconnect with friends and family, get some much-needed rest from work or to just let loose and explore the world for a bit. But when booking travel, the golden question always remains – when should you book flights, and how do you get the cheapest flights possible?
Planning a Christmas holiday on a small budget can certainly be daunting, so here are some of our top tips for ensuring you book the flights you want on the budget that you have.
When it comes to travel, certain times of the year are naturally cheaper than others.
Prices in the travel industry vary depending on the peak tourism seasons, and when you’re looking to book travel, you should expect to pay accordingly. If you want to visit somewhere during peak season prices will naturally be higher, whereas if you choose to travel outside peak season you’re more likely to snag a bargain.
While prices will vary according to where you’re travelling, you can expect to pay cheaper prices when travelling in the below months:
If you’re determined to get the cheapest deals, your travel agent will be able to advise you on the cheapest time to go, and help you to find the best flight deals available!
Contrary to popular belief, travel doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars. While there are certainly destinations that are out of reach for those wanting to travel on a shoestring budget, if you’re looking to enjoy a holiday without the huge outlay, there are still plenty of destinations to visit!
Your leisure travel agent will be able to advise you on the most affordable places at the time, but if you’re wanting to brainstorm ideas, here are our most recommended affordable summer destinations:
Generally speaking, if you want to enjoy a cheaper, memorable holiday then travelling somewhere in Asia will be your best bet. The islands of Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia all have plenty of opportunities for relaxing holidays, and with sparkling beaches, incredible cave networks and delightful local food, you can immerse yourself in the culture and come back refreshed.
For those wanting to travel to Europe, the countries in central and Western Europe can be more affordable. Consider travelling to less-popular tourist destinations such as Romania, Georgia, the Czech Republic or Poland, and visit outside of peak season to really take advantage of flight deals.
If you’re considering staying within the country for your next summer holiday, our nation has plenty of great holiday destinations to choose from.
While you will always expect to pay more when visiting our major tourist hubs, there are still plenty of more affordable (and still memorable) places you can go. Lovers of food and wine can escape to Western Australia and enjoy a holiday in the Margaret River Region, while those seeking a thrill should visit the Top End and experience Kakadu and the Kimberley.
If you’re simply looking to rest, relax and take a load off, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on flights and accommodation up to Far North Queensland or the Gold Coast – we recommend heading down to Tasmania or to New South Wales’ South Coast!
The travel and tourism industries have experienced a great amount of turmoil over the last few years, and many businesses have had to increase prices as a result. The real question is – will flights get cheaper in 2023?
The short answer to this question is that simply, we don’t know.
While we may see changes to the industry as the number of people travelling increases further, the longer you wait to book your flights, the more expensive they are likely to be. Airlines tend to increase the price of a flight as the departure date gets closer, so if you’re considering a holiday and wanting to secure the best possible deal, it’s always better to book further in advance. Your travel agent can also advise you when flight prices are likely to increase, giving you time to secure a better deal.
When it comes to booking travel, everyone is looking to get the cheapest deal, and the most surefire way to do this is by booking through a travel agent.
There are a range of advantages to booking through a travel agent when you’re ready to book your next summer holiday. Not only do travel agents have access to industry-specific tools allowing them to see the cheapest flights at a click of a button, but they can also advise you on the cheapest days to fly, helping you to potentially save hundreds of dollars on your next summer trip.
While you can potentially do this on your own, save yourself the time, effort and stress and let a professional look after you. If something goes wrong and a flight gets cancelled or rescheduled, your agent will even be able to assist you to ensure your trip stays flawless!
The team at Pulse Travel has over 40 years of experience in the travel industry, looking after leisure clients to ensure all of your holidays are running smoothly. There has never been a better time to book your summer holiday, so get in touch with our team to plan your next holiday today.