Too Late to Book a Holiday Getaway? Not Necessarily


We’re into December, when last-minute planners from New York and other scarf-wearing regions start dreaming of spending Christmas break on a Caribbean beach somewhere, anywhere. Or, to put it more accurately, dream of having had the foresight to plan such a trip in August, when prices — both flights and hotel rooms — were still reasonable. Conventional wisdom has it that booking now for a late December getaway is a fool’s errand, and a rich fool at that.

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