This is the cheapest time to book hotels, based on your destination


This is the cheapest time to book hotels, based on your destination

The experts weigh in

By ELLE team  May 3rd, 2018

If you’ve been holding off on booking your summer holiday for this year, don’t worry — that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve missed out on the cheapest time to book hotels and get the best rates. It turns out it all depends on where you’re heading.

According to the experts at TripAdvisor, holidaymakers could expect to save as much as 49% on hotels in some of the most popular holiday destinations if they book at the right time. Based on TripAdvisor hotel pricing data, a new report from the company has found the best time to book to put you in with a chance of getting the cheaper hotel rates during the peak summer months this year.

The company used price trends from the summer seasons in 2016 and 2017, the time periods before travel when rates were at their lowest and the overall price averages for 15 popular destinations and came up with suggested ‘best time to book’ periods when the hotel prices are likely to be consistently less than the average for this summer.

With this in mind, here’s what they’ve found.

The cheapest time to book hotels 

Dubai

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Within 3 months of the departure date where, according to TripAdvisor's report, you could save 49%.


New York

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Book within one month of heading to the Big Apple and you could save 40% on hotel fares.


Tokyo

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Book within one month of travelling to Tokyo and you could save 30%.


Sydney, Australia

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Book within 5 weeks and you could save 25%.


Barcelona

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Book 3-9 months ahead of going for 23% discount.


Paris

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Book 2-7 months in advance of going to the city and you could make a saving of 19%.


Bangkok

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Book within 3 months of going and there's a chance you'll save 16% against average summer rates.