If there’s one assignment no student is game to leave until the last minute, it’s the one about organising their end of year Schoolies holiday.
The event’s original and number one Schoolies provider, schoolies.com, announced today the official opening of bookings for 2016, with a flood of current year elevens already securing their spots for the big celebration in 19 months’ time.
CEO for schoolies.com, Matt Lloyd, said with a $100 deposit being all that was required to secure bookings for most Schoolies destinations, the best rooms in the best locations were expected to be snapped up quickly.
“In our 27 plus years as the market leader in booking Schoolies holidays, we have noticed that kids are more primed than ever to lock in their end of year holidays sooner rather than later.”
“With the event growing in popularity each year, Schoolies have become aware that for the best rooms, close to the beach and the main entertainment activities they need to get in early to avoid disappointment,’’ Mr Lloyd said.
“We are expecting a huge rush of year 11 students getting their 2016 Schoolies holidays locked in to get their resort of choice. All the best rooms sold out in a matter of days last year.
“This year a $100 deposit is all it takes to secure accommodation in most Schoolies destinations for 2016, with the balance not being required until September next year, so we are anticipating the uptake of rooms to be stronger than ever.”
The traditional home of Schoolies, Surfers Paradise, will once again be in enormous demand while other destinations including Airlie Beach, Lorne, Byron Bay, the Sunshine Coast and Bali were likely to fill quickly according to schoolies.com.
New for this year is the destination of Cairns, which is expected to be popular with New South Wales and Victorian students. Prices at Gilligan’s Resort in Cairns start at $254 including a seven night party package.
Schoolies.com has 2016 Schoolies holidays from just $179* per person for seven nights with all bookings including exclusive bonuses such as comprehensive security and schoolies.com properties, 24 hour helpline for parents and students, official schoolies.com photo ID, access to exclusive supervised parties and more.
Specialist schoolies.com events such as the all age music festival in week two of the event, Schoolies Nation, are providing a major incentive for young holidaymakers. 30,000 Schoolies are expected to descend on the Gold Coast alone in 2015.