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My Top 9 Reasons for Booking Early

It really is the best!

There are so many reasons why it's best to start booking your next amazing trip early, both in terms of cost and convenience. Watch my latest video for more details:

  1. Cost Savings: One of the most significant advantages of booking travel early is the potential for significant cost savings. Airlines, hotels, and other travel providers often offer their best prices to those who book well in advance. This is because early bookings allow companies to better plan their inventory and allocate resources efficiently. As departure dates get closer, prices tend to increase due to limited availability.

  2. Access to Deals and Discounts: Travel companies frequently release special deals and discounts for early bookers. These offers may include reduced airfares, discounted hotel rates, or bundled packages that can save you money on your entire trip. By booking early, you have a better chance of taking advantage of these promotions.

  3. Choice of Accommodations: Booking early gives you a wider selection of accommodations. You have a better chance of securing the hotel, cruise cabin, and room type that suits your preferences and budget. Popular or highly-rated properties often fill up quickly, so booking ahead ensures you have more choices.

  4. Enjoying Peak Seasons: If you plan to travel during peak seasons or for specific events, early booking is crucial. These periods tend to get fully booked quickly, and waiting can result in missed opportunities.

  5. Preferred Seating and Flight Options: For travelers who have specific preferences for airline seats, like extra legroom or window seats, or for those with tight schedules, booking early can help secure these preferences. Early booking also increases your chances of getting the flight times and routes that work best for you.

  6. Visa and Vaccination Preparation: For international travel, booking early provides ample time to obtain necessary visas, complete required documentation, or get necessary vaccinations (like Yellow Fever). Visa processing can take time, and some vaccinations have a limited supply. Booking early helps prevent any last-minute complications.

  7. Avoiding Last-Minute Rush: Booking travel early helps you avoid the last-minute rush. You won't need to scramble for available options, and you can avoid the risk of not finding suitable accommodations or flights if you wait until the last moment.

  8. Better Planning: Early booking allows you to plan your trip thoroughly. This allows us to create a detailed itinerary, completely customized to you, ensuring that you make the most of your travel experience.

  9. Peace of Mind: Booking early provides peace of mind, knowing that your travel plans are in place. This is especially important for important events, holidays, or peak travel seasons when accommodations are in high demand. It also reduces the stress of last-minute planning.


To book your next dream vacation - when the time is right to travel - reach out to me through email at, or by calling 587 772 2525. I am located in Sherwood Park, Alberta (a suburb of Edmonton), and am a Travel Advisor specializing in River Cruising, and Europe. I am the owner/operator of Evening Star Travel, and I book travel for clients all across Canada.

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