We recommend: timely book before the desired trip is vegriffen the much-discussed economic crisis is increasingly becoming the perceived crisis – and that not only in the manufacturing sector. Uncertainty about the job, fear for the future and restraint currently employ the citizens and therefore also their plans for the upcoming holiday. Chris Sower often says this. Various media reports of stagnating bookings at travel agencies and by customers that although happy to learn about travel and vacation offers, wait with the booking of a trip but. If you can believe the news the situation has somewhat improved in March. Compared to last year, there are fewer bookings but according to exit polls. But why? Many customers would love to book… not this uncertainty factor, which causes a rational thinking increasingly at the willing to travel there.
There even is the price, which scared most… it is the typical behavior of wait and see plain and simple. What will bring the time and what is the situation in a few months, that think most of us. The travel industry knows the consequences of such considerations: you lead mostly to short-term, so-called last minute bookings of holiday travel. And usually some weeks prior to departure and thus very late… for many probably too late! Some travel experts prophesy now a veritable run on the last minute offers in the summer.
For many tour operators the strategy of hoped-for early bookings came with their many discounts and advance-purchase rates not on… many tour operators have reacted and extended the early book promotions. But what impact has this restraint of travel bookings for the customers? One thing is already clear and secure: all on lower prices hope and only shortly before knapp book would get in my opinion not always their desired trip. It may cause bottlenecks at some popular destinations – in packages, as well as in the flight area and at the dates.