The winter holidays have come and gone, and now it’s time to endure the chill of the cold season until spring rolls around – unless you decide to book a cheap flight and take a vacation in February!
February is one of the best times to book cheap flights, and get more for your money when you take a vacation. Need a reason to take a trip in February? We’ll give you three! Read on.
Flights, Airports And Vacation Destinations Won’t Be Crowded
Travelling during peak vacation season (mid-June through August) can be a serious challenge, especially if you have small children. Airports and flights are crowded and tickets are expensive, so your travel experience can be a nightmare, especially if any of your flights are cancelled or rescheduled.
And even when you get to your destination, you’ll be fighting off crowds while trying to do your favourite activities, and when you’re trying to relax. But in January-February, few people are taking vacations. They’ve either used up their vacation days during the holiday season, or are waiting for peak travel season to roll back around.
That means you can travel without fighting crowds, and enjoy your favourite vacation destination without anyone getting in your way!
You Can Save Money At Tourist Destinations During The “Off-Season”
Hotels tend to drop their prices during the “off-season”, because they need to attract more customers, and continue to have high occupancy rates. Often, you can find discounts on these hotels – even luxury 4 or 5-star hotels, in some cases.
Do your research though. The off-season is sometimes when hotels close up shop for repairs and maintenance, so ensure that your chosen destination has the proper accommodations before you book your flight.
Flights Are At Their Cheapest From January-February
Because most people will have just travelled for the holidays, and are unlikely to travel for pleasure again in January-February, flights are always the cheapest during these two months. Prices will tend to stay low until about mid-late February, when they will slowly start to rise again.
Interestingly, a survey by Skyscanner revealed a surprising fact – you don’t have to actually take your vacation in February to save money. If you choose to take a June vacation, for example, but you book the flight in February, you’ll still get the best rates!
The Skyscanner survey showed that airfares for the next six months of flights were the lowest from January-February. So whether you’re interested in beating the winter cold with a tropical getaway in February, or scheduling your summer vacation ahead of time, booking now is sure to save you money.
Book Cheap Flights In February – And Save!
For the reasons above, February is an ideal time to travel. You can save money on accommodations and flights, avoid crowds, and enjoy your time away. So think about where you’d like to go, book a cheap flight today, and enjoy your dream vacation!