HomeAway reveals best booking windows for a family holiday within budget

LONDON, UK, 3 May 2018 – New data released today by HomeAway®, global expert in holiday rentals, uncovers the best time of year for British holidaymakers to book their holidays this year to get the best holiday rental accommodation within budget.

Families with school-age children often struggle to find a holiday at a reasonable price during official school holidays, coupled with the threat of fines from schools if children are taken out of school during term time means a family holiday is an expensive investment. The summer is fast approaching, so HomeAway’s new data showing the best booking windows means families can take advantage of this to find a family holiday within budget, without breaking the rules. 

The next booking windows coming up this year are for the Autumn half term and Christmas. Families looking to take the children away for the Autumn half term should be prepared to book a holiday rental in the first two weeks of August. Those pre-planning a family holiday over the Christmas school holidays should book their accommodation in the first three weeks of September, in order to find a perfect match holiday rental within budget. 

Elena Novokreshchenova, Regional Director UK & Ireland and Emerging Markets at HomeAway comments: “HomeAway is dedicated to making sure holidaymakers get their perfect match in holiday accommodation, without breaking the bank. That’s why we have mined our data to find the best booking windows throughout the year, for holidays at home or abroad, taken during the school holidays. We hope this information helps make family holidays that bit more affordable.” 

Further favourable booking windows for the school holidays throughout the year as follows:

  • School half term: May 29-Jun 2 to 27 Dec-5 Jan
  • Summer: Jul 17-Sep 5 to 27 Dec-10 Jan
  • School half term: Oct 16-27 to 1-15 Aug
  • Christmas: Dec 18-Jan to 3-20 Sep

If you’re planning a family holiday this year, find your perfect match in a holiday rental at home or abroad at www.homeaway.co.uk.

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