Destinations

The peak cheap seasons for global destinations

Amy Bryant

As we usher in the New Year, most of us are thinking about our holidays for 2017. But weary post-Christmas wallets can limit our choices. That’s why Booking.com has created a pricing calendar for the coming year, to help travellers of all budgets find the best value-for- money destination for each month of the year.

To find these recommendations, Booking.com data specialists first looked at the average price per night of 4-star accommodations in the most popular global cities.

Then, to determine which cities to recommend for which month, they looked at the yearly overview of pricing fluctuations to determine the best weeks to stay in the chosen destinations.

These were not always the absolute cheapest week of the year (as the cheapest week sometimes coincided with the worst weather) but still had attractive pricing and temperatures compared to other weeks in the same city. And things like the city’s local events and holidays were also accounted for, as this can often affect an accommodation’s rates.

The result?

A perfectly-priced itinerary of places to check off your travel bucket-list for 2017:

January – Melbourne, Australia

The third week of January was 153 AUD, 33 per cent cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

February – Buenos Aires, Argentina

The last week of February was 69 USD, 22 per cent cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

March – Bangkok, Thailand

The second week of March was 2623 THB, 22 per cent cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

April – Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

The second week of April was 229 USD, 39 per cent cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

May – San Diego, California, USA

The first week of May was 205 USD, 37 per cent cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

June – New York City, New York, USA

The last week of June was 232 USD, 35 per cent cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

July – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

The last week of July was 87 USD, 15 per cent cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

August – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The last week of August was 150 EUR, 27 per cent cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

September – Tokyo, Japan

The first week of September was 18511 JPY, 34 per cent cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

October – Beijing, China

The first week of October was 494 RMB, 17 per cent cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

November – Paris, France

The last week of November was 162 EUR, 30 per cent cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

December – Sydney, Australia

The fourth week of December was 179 AUD, 40 per cent cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.



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