Believe it or not, but the June school holidays are approaching in just over a month from now. This holiday is just over three weeks long, meaning that many parents with children use this time to arrange a getaway and spend time as a family.
Chanele van Tonder, Marketing Executive at Hertz Rent a Car South Africa and her team got together to compile a list of reasons why it is beneficial to book your June holiday in advance.
“We realised that loads of people find themselves in the dilemma of making holiday plans at the very last second. There are a bunch of great reasons to make your holiday plans in advance to go on that trip you know you deserve,” said Van Tonder.
First off, booking in advance means that you don’t have to worry about not getting a reservation at the destination of your choice. This not only saves you the hassle of having to phone around to find cancellations, but it also means that you don’t have to settle for less. Booking in advance gives you the advantage of knowing that you will be staying at the destination you had in mind.
The fact that a lot of families tend to go on holiday during the June school break makes this a peak period at vacation destinations. Not only hotels and other accommodation options tend to have higher prices in these peak seasons, but even entertainment costs at popular holiday destinations seem to go up. Knowing your destination and when you are going away will also help you to budget better instead of being blindsided by higher than expected prices.
Another thing to keep in mind is that booking in advance gives you the chance to really experience the pre-holiday buzz and excitement! Knowing that you have a well-planned trip and getaway coming ever so closer can really boost your morale and keep you motivated to do your best at work and at home while you count down the days.
Possibly the most convincing reason to make your holiday plans now is the fact that you can make use of special rates from various companies. Lots of hotels and accommodation options offer preferential rates to those booking their stay in advance. Likewise, booking certain activities in advance online will also secure you cheaper tickets.
“Hertz South Africa is one of these companies offering special rates that clients can use. On 14 May we will be announcing our ‘Travelling back to the past promotion’ that will secure clients incredible savings,” Van Tonder explained.
Rental cars are also in high demand during the June school holidays. Many families fly to other provinces and end up renting a car to get around. Likewise, parents that need bigger vehicles for more comfortable road trips with their families also rent the cars they require. Hertz therefore recommends that prospective clients book there rental cars for the June holidays now to ensure better prices and to have peace of mind with the knowledge that their rentals are booked and secured, rather than facing disappointment when trying to book at the last minute.
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