Everyone love a deal, especially when it comes to travel. One of the most commonly used methods of getting discounts is waiting for last minute deals. Unfortunately, waiting too long is often a risky move, especially in the following situations.
If your vacation dates are set in stone, waiting for last minute deals may not result in anything during your window of availability.
In some situations, only a limited number of travellers are permitted to enter certain sites or partake in special experiences. The Inca Trail only allows 500 people to start the hike per day, with around 300 of those permits going to guides and porters.
By waiting for last minute deals in destinations that require a plane ride and not having already booked your ticket, you may find flights sold out, or at least, more expensive the closer to departure you get.
When planning to do a lot of activities on a trip, especially ones that may prove to be challenging, booking last minute doesn’t allow proper training, and may result in a poorer experience than if you had trained before the trip.
For anyone still looking to get a deal on travel, keeping an eye out for early bird discounts may prove to be the wiser choice.