To go on a long-awaited vacation in 2024 is most profitable in July, August, which is not surprising, but also in October. There are fewer days off in the months named by the expert. Therefore, in this time period it is better to plan a “big” vacation for employees working five days a week.
Sergey Stanovkin considers January and May, which are full of holidays and weekends, not the most optimal months for a long rest. Due to the smaller number of working days, the amount of vacation payments will be lower.
Further, the expert reminds that the vacation should be planned in advance. At the same time, the top manager of MTS Travel focuses on the financial component of the issue. Booking a hotel at least three months before the expected visit will save about 30% on accommodation.
The expert advised not to forget about the peculiarities of the tourism industry and the hotel business. Here Sergey Stanovkin appeals to fans to tie a short-term vacation to holidays, usually “reinforced” by additional weekends.
New Year’s holidays or May holidays, a February-March bundle or a weekend on the occasion of National Unity Day in November, even for a short time, but become “high season”. As a result, hoteliers increase rates for accommodation from 10 to 100%.
When planning a vacation, as the expert recommends, you should pay attention to whether the rest days are not superimposed on school holidays or on the dates of major events. For example, an international economic forum is traditionally held in St. Petersburg in June. On the one hand, there is a high demand for hotels these days, on the other hand, security measures have been increased, and access to city attractions may be limited or completely closed due to “special services”.