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    We've always arranged our own holidays, researching places to stay and booking travel directly, but we've noticed one operator has a direct flight not available through normal channels and are interested in what they offer.

    But never having been on a package holiday we've no idea how far in advance it's normal to book, whether prices are negotiable, etc.

    Anyone got some good tips how to approach this?
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    Don't forget to get the contract with the holiday company reviewed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    We've always arranged our own holidays, researching places to stay and booking travel directly, but we've noticed one operator has a direct flight not available through normal channels and are interested in what they offer.

    But never having been on a package holiday we've no idea how far in advance it's normal to book, whether prices are negotiable, etc.

    Anyone got some good tips how to approach this?

    Depends which operator. Early, or very late and unfussy about accommodation, are normally the cheapest options. Check out things like Tesco clubcard vouchers too.

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    The cheaper ones like thomson & thomas cook sell out early.

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    The crappier ones like thomson & thomas cook sell out early.
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    When to book holidays?
    I am tempted to answer "frequently", but I will try and be more helpful.

    I try to book holidays according to season, so I book skiing holidays in the winter, usually January to March or even early April (I like Spring skiing) and summer holidays in the summer, usually May to July, but it does depend on the destination; if travelling further afield it is wise to check that the season is the same at the other end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudskipper View Post
    Depends which operator. Early, or very late and unfussy about accommodation, are normally the cheapest options. Check out things like Tesco clubcard vouchers too.
    What does "early" mean though? We typically sort out bespoke holidays 1-2 months before, but I get the impression some people book a year ahead.

    Thanks for all the other helpful replies.
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