The Best Time to Book Holiday Travel

The Best Time To Book <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Travel


New York City’s Rockefeller Center during the holidays. When it comes to Discount Holidays © holiday travel1, most of us book well in advance over fears that seats will fill up and flight prices will spike. Yet new data from global travel search engine Skyscanner2 shows that this isn’t actually the case in fact, it’s almost the exact opposite. That’s right, throw all of that planning out the window: The highest savings for U.S. Discount Holidays © holiday travel are available no more than four weeks prior to Thanksgiving3, Christmas, and New Year’s.

But that’s not all. The results, compiled from Skyscanner’s more than 50 million users and based on their booking habits for U.S. domestic round-trip travel also show that there are potential savings available to those booking flights the very same week. Here are the best times to book4 around the three upcoming major holidays:


Skyscanner found that October has the best opportunities for savings, with the week of October 17 offering savings of 5.10 percent and four weeks out the week of October 31 offering the highest potential savings of 7.7 percent. Last- minute bookers5, rejoice: You could also find 1.98 percent in savings the same week of Thanksgiving.


Historical data revealed that the best time to book Christmas6 travel is when you’re packing for…Thanksgiving travel. That’s right: The week of November 21 will offer the best deals, with possible savings of 6.41 percent, followed by the week of December 5, with savings of 4.93 percent. Right after you’ve gotten your fill of turkey and mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving7 dinner is also prime time for booking, with savings of 2.17 percent the week of November 28.

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Book New Year’s travel the week of December 5, and you could see savings of 10.57 percent. If you’re one to let spontaneity rule and let’s face it, isn’t that what this holiday’s all about8?

you’re in luck: New Year’s also leans favorably toward last-minute bookings, with 6.72 percent of savings one week before, and 6.67 percent two weeks out.


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Margherita Maccapani Missoni Explains How to Do a Summer Holiday Like a European

Margherita Maccapani Missoni Explains How To Do A Summer <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Like A European

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Margherita Maccapani Missoni1 is taking off this month. With her two little boys and husband in tow, the Margherita Kids designer will travel to Sardinia for two weeks, then spend some time in the Swiss Alps. I m well aware that this sounds extravagant or excessive, Missoni admits. However, Europeans do appreciate taking the time to enjoy life and truly live it. This strongly held belief in escapism and the power of a long vacation is something that many Americans lack. During the summer months, many Americans may take a week off, maybe a long weekend here or there. In Europe, vacation often means spending three weeks or more away and has real value beyond just a break (or not) from emails. And while Europeans do get more time off than employees in the States, when you do get away focus on quality, not quantity. Make it a point to really disconnect.

As Missoni explains, Americans have much less holiday, so for them, four or five days away is like a mini vacation, but for us it s just a long weekend. She adds, In Europe, one takes time off more casually.

Casually is the operative word here. No matter the amount of vacation days left this summer, August should be a time to seek out simplicity, relaxation, and laid-back vibes to live la bella vita. Below, Missoni divulges the path toward a European-inspired summer holiday.

Make it a family affair.
August for me, and many Europeans, is traditionally the family holiday. This year we will meet in Sardinia and we typically end up being as many as 40 people. My boys, Otto and Augusto, can spend the entire time visiting with their grandparents. Spending time away with my family, my husband, and my children is a blessing.

Last-minute planning isn t out of the question.
I never used to plan anything because here in Milan, it s so central and easy to decide last minute. If you are in a central location, find a flight somewhere that s only two hours or less from the destination, and if you re not central, a getaway via car is perfect. Now that I have children, however, much more preparation is involved in the travel plans and we generally start putting everything together six months in advance.

Stay put with the kids; bounce around as an adult.
It s always fun to visit multiple locations on one trip, but I think it also really depends on the ages of those on holiday.

As a child, I loved spending time in one vacation spot, getting attached to the location, becoming comfortable, and feeling as though I were at home. This is something I would like for my children to experience. As a young adult, though, I really enjoyed the adventure of traveling from one place to the next, on a quest to discover as much as possible.

Pack light.
Whether during the summer or winter, as a rule we always carry on, no matter the length of the trip. It takes much less time to pack and unpack and I like to rotate my and my family s wardrobes, thus wearing everything by the end of the trip.

Keep activities to a minimum.
It s not about filling your days with activities and keeping a schedule. Typically, we tend to just relax!


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