Why To Start Planning Holiday Travel Early!


Whether you are looking to visit extended family or switch up tradition and take a vacation, there are lots of great deals and apps to help you.

Going abroad:

For American tourists, the strength of the US dollar against the Euro and the Pound not only means that you get more value for you money traveling abroad, but you can also find flights now as low as $416 round-trip on Icelandair from NY to Paris in December, which flight trackers predict will rise after Nov 28th (post thanksgiving)

If you do decide to go abroad apps like citymaps2go are crucial in the planning process as well as while you’re there. It helps you to gain useful information about a city from other travelers’ recommendations – including cost value for hotels, restaurants and things to do. And because it works offline, roaming fees don’t apply!


Travel within the US

You don’t even need to leave the US to find a holiday travel deal, or even winter sun! Consider flying into Miami and driving down through the Florida Keys, which has something for everyone from Key Largo’s scuba diving to Islamorada’s sport fishing and Key West’s culture.

It’s also worth looking in general at U.S trusted hotels like All Suites brands by Hilton’s Embassy SuitesHomewood Suites, and Home2 Suites, which cater to families with everything from fully equipped kitchens to separate living rooms for space.  If you do decide to go somewhere popular for the holidays, Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista near the Orlando theme parks, Homewood Suites Midtown Manhattan, and Home2 Dallas-Frisco are ready to welcome guests. For more information and to book now, visit https://hiltonbringit.com/. You’ll get the best deal for space and amenities, but it’s worth booking flights now before the typical spike at the end of the August (prices look to rise into the city at least 20%).

Road Trips

This is the ultimate deal if you are looking to visit family or have a bigger family and is still worth planning your route well ahead of time. A great app to help you is the follow app which helps multiple cars on a journey stay together, by electing a leader and a follower. If the leader pulls off the road to get gas/food etc, the follower is directed to where’s he’s going. For families coming from different directions, there’s also the ‘group follow’, which creates a virtual convoy to one destination like grandmas!