If you’ve ever heard someone say you can get great travel deals by booking at the last minute, put that out of your mind right now. About eight weeks before each Market’s opening day, flights, rental car reservations, and hotels start to fill up quickly – those that don’t can get awfully expensive.
According to Allen, “Your magic number should be 60. At 60 days to Market, bookings begin to increase substantially and prices start to rise. For the best deals and most choices, complete all of your reservations prior to that mark. If you find yourself making last-minute plans, you may be able to find more hotel options on Monday and Tuesday nights. Quite a few Market guests want to be back at their businesses as the work week begins, so rooms do start to free up as you get deeper into Market Week.
“No matter when you start making your plans or how long you plan to stay, please remember, we’re here to help,” says Allen. “If you ever need assistance booking a flight, rental car, or room, just call Travel Quest Inc. at 336.434.3867.”