Myself and my mum will be travelling to New York for our first visit in May 2013 and I wondered whether starting our plans now was too early. I've started to save up for the accommodation, flights and spending money but wondered when the best time is to start looking at hotels? I've been stalking this page for a little while and know that now is way too early to get a good deal. Also, would you recommend contacting the hotel directly rather than looking on websites to see what deals you can get from them?
Thanks in advance and apologies for my annoyance over the next year.