November, December, and January are the major holiday months. From Halloween to New Years, there are plenty of major holidays- all crammed into a short couple of months. There are family celebrations to plan, gifts to buy, and feasts to coordinate. You may be thinking- with so many things going on, there’s certainly no time to take a vacation, right? However, you may not be seeing the whole (and much brighter!) picture. If you have any flexibility in your schedule, then you may want to think about planning a trip immediately following the holidays in order to take advantage of low travel periods and fantastic bargains. The weeks immediately following the holidays are known in the industry as travel “deal weeks.”
The weeks that immediately succeed Thanksgiving and New Year’s (the first week of December and the first week of January) show a huge drop in travel and tend to be a great time to snag a bargain. This year, you should be able to find great deals through mid-December and throughout much of January, which helps to offer even greater flexibility. If you have the ability to extend your vacation time this year, or shift your vacation days following either holiday, you’ll be able to strike gold and find a deal on pretty much any type of trip, from sunny getaways to ski outings and city escapes to secluded resorts. All About Group Travel offers many post-holiday deals and vacation packages so that you can take yourself and your family and friends on a wonderful vacation for a great deal.
Think about the massive amounts of traffic, stress, and obligations that tend to come with the holiday season. Now, contrast these images with the twisted, cobbled streets of old-world Europe, pristine white sand beaches in the Caribbean, or the thrill of racing down a ski slope. Taking a vacation in this season not only helps to relieve all the holiday tension and business, but you are able to get a deal at a fraction of the price it usually would cost you- all by waiting to take your holiday. And when you come back to the bleak winter of the post-Christmas season, you’ll have plenty of happy vacation memories to warm you up on the especially cold stretches of the season. If you and your family are willing to be a little bit more flexible in your schedule, there are many great vacation deals that we at All About Group Travel are able to help you organize.
If you don’t have your sights fixed on a particular destination, then you should let the deals be your guide. Post-Thanksgiving week is a great time to go globe-hopping, since the rest of the world (unlike the U.S.) will not have the gridlock of domestic travel and traffic. Many popular and exciting destinations (such as European countries and Caribbean islands) experience the fall shoulder season during this time, which means that the prices will be very friendly to American travelers. If you are looking for a great post-holiday group vacation, give All About Group Travel a call today!