Here are five reasons to book your year-end holiday right now.
After working hard for months, very little compares to the excitement of counting down the days to a well-deserved break over the festive season.
Benefits of taking a holiday include reduced stress levels and improved cardiovascular health. Missing just one holiday can increase your stress levels and heighten the risk of heart disease.
Taking a holiday leaves you energised, feeling healthier and ready to tackle the year ahead with renewed verve and vigour.
With the festive season just a few months away, there are five essential reasons why you shouldn’t put off booking your December holiday, explains Danny Bryer, Area Director, Sales and Marketing, for Protea Hotels by Marriott International, Middle East and Africa.
- An essential energy boost
Most people experience a dip in energy around this time of year. The perfect antidote is to book your summer holiday and give yourself something to work towards. Knowing you have a holiday waiting keeps you motivated to complete the hard tasks – and once you’re back at work you’ll be more productive, with energy levels topped up, ensuring you start next year in the best possible shape.
- Save, save, save
Making use of specials ensures you get a great deal on accommodation and travel, leaving more spending money in the holiday budget. Flights are cheaper if you buy them in advance. Hotels often offer special deals starting in September, such as Protea Hotels by Marriott’s advanced booking offer.
- Booking motivates you to save
Instead of spending time wondering whether you have enough saved to book your dream holiday, take the leap now and make that booking. You can spend the remaining time saving up or paying off your tickets and accommodation. You’ll be motivated to save once you’ve got that booking – and you won’t miss out on your holiday!
- The early bird gets the … best rooms
If you’ve ever missed out on your favourite destination because you left your booking too late, you’ll know that the earlier you book, the better your chances of nabbing the best rooms for your dream holiday. Many hotels start offering festive season specials immediately after winter, so make sure you get your booking in early while there’s still space and a wider choice.
- Plan your getaway
When you book your holiday early you’ll have more time to research local attractions and plan your itinerary, ensuring you enjoy the best of your destination. Most people find planning their trip is half the fun, so the sooner you book, the more time you’ll have to spend on the other details.
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