The worlds population is divided into two categories: those who plan ahead and those who dont.
Many travellers who are without constraints search through lastminute.com and go on holiday with no questions asked. Two days before leaving they dont know where they will be landing and choose their destinations depending on special offers that still have places available. Other people like to get organised ahead of time. This is what Early Booking is for. The system consists of reserving early enough to take advantage of preferential rates.
The concept is easy to understand. Early Booking consists of reserving holiday accommodation and flights a long time in advance. The goal is to pay less. It is no longer possible to count the number of travel agencies and airline companies which offer destinations several months in advance at very low prices. Earlier has thus become a synonym for cheaper. Apart from the price, there are other advantages, such as the choice of destinations. It becomes greater because none of the places have yet been reserved at the time of booking. Also, the time gained thanks to Early Booking gives you more time to plan your holiday than if you jump on a plane two days after buying your ticket.
The concept is a good idea for those who dont have any constraints and who can travel at any time. It is also useful for families who need to plan their holidays ahead of time and to ensure that everything is set.
Airline companies are in the habit of working with this system, especially the low-cost ones. In 2010, Air Asia posted the first tickets for its new Paris-Kuala Lumpur leg at rock-bottom prices nearly six months before the first flight. In December 2011, Marmara put 200,000 holidays from its summer line on a 1st minute sale starting at £249 per week of holiday.
The lesson to walk away with is that planning ahead means a greater choice and paying less!