It is most profitable to go on a long-awaited vacation in 2024 in July, August, which is not surprising, but also in October. There are fewer days off in the months named by the expert. Therefore, during 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 vacation. Due to the fewer working days, the amount of vacation payments will be lower.
Further, the expert reminds that it is worth planning a vacation 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 those who like to link a short-term vacation to holidays, usually “enhanced” 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 the “high season”. As a result, hoteliers increase the rates for accommodation from 10 to 100%.
When planning a vacation, as the expert recommends, you should pay attention to whether rest days are superimposed on school holidays or on dates of major events. For example, the 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”.