Holiday Travel – Why to book now (on Fox5 NY)

Now is the time to book your holiday plans. We are coming to the end of  ‘shoulder season’ in terms of grabbing great deals on flights and accommodation – especially if you plan on taking your family away. According to Booking.com, one of the largest digital travel companies, almost half (48%) of global travelers said that they planned on taking a family vacation in 2019, so as the demand for these kinds of trips has risen, so have the options – especially as we head into the busy holiday season. Booking.com is also offering it’s own Black Friday sale which will feature tens of thousands of deals at properties across the globe, starting at 40% off, with book by dates extending to Cyber Monday.

Travelers really looking to save the most amount of money should consider places that are typically associated with summer vacation like Southern CA for example. Ontario International Airport (ONT) is a preferable example to fly into, being approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California…with direct flights on Jetblue that fly into and out of JFK. So if you’re looking for a less stressful experience for the family and want to beat LA traffic, it’s a great option. Southern California is of course known for its beautiful landscapes, amusement parks and those famous beaches, and of course that year-round sunshine!

Those looking for more of a resort experience should consider a vacation rental, especially if traveling with extended family. Booking direct, at ReunionResort.com you will get the “Real Reunion Difference,” at their Kissimmee properties, where guests can enjoy unlimited access to all resort amenities every day of their overnight stay, with no extra costs or restricted schedules. Of course, Central Florida during the holidays is one of the top vacation spots to visit, and for many booking a vacation home where everyone can stay under one roof and have additional amenities, such as private kitchen or private pool – makes a real difference. 

And what about those looking to do something outside the box? Consider having a guided vacation company help you out.  Trafalgar Family Experiences prides itself on being the antidote to “I’m bored,” with a range of hands-on experiences the whole family – from learning to be a Gladiator in Rome to horseback riding in Montana or zip lining in Costa Rica.  Trafalgar actually found that the overwhelming majority of parents admit they would rather cancel Christmas to travel, so this is a great way to keep everyone happy while making personal connections and once-in-a-lifetime memories. The best part is that they take care of all the planning from hotel accommodations, to dining reservations.