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TripAdvisor reveals the best time to book hotels for maximum summer travel savings
Published on April 6, 2017 Email To Friend    Print Version

NEEDHAM, USA -- TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, has announced its "Best Time to Book" summer report, revealing the least expensive times to book hotels this summer in popular destinations across the globe, based on TripAdvisor hotel pricing data. The research showed that the best times to book vary depending on the region or city where the traveler is looking to visit for summer and that for most destinations, the hotel rates change gradually over time, without dramatic increases or decreases in price.

For example, the least expensive time to book US hotels is within three months of a summer trip when travelers can save nine percent, compared to peak pricing. At the city level, Paris is an example where the best time to book is within two months of the summer trip, when travelers can save 23 percent versus the peak rates.

"Bargain hunters know that timing is crucial when it comes to booking the lowest hotel prices," said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. "TripAdvisor data shows that travelers can often find the best prices on summer hotels months in advance, with a booking sweet spot typically within three months of their trip. By doing their homework and comparing prices on sites like TripAdvisor, along with using insights from this report, travelers can discover the best deals on their hotels for summer."

TripAdvisor analyzed hotel pricing data to identify the time periods offering the lowest prices on hotels for summer in nine popular regions and 30 popular cities around the world for the months of June, July and August. The analysis defined "best time to book" as periods when hotel prices were consistently less than the destination average.

Best time to book hotels for potential savings in regional destinations for summer 2017 compared to the peak rates for summer months:

• Book Caribbean hotels within four months. Travelers going to the Caribbean can save six percent when booking four months in advance of a summer trip, compared to peak pricing periods. (Caribbean hotels average $184 per night during summer.)

• Within three months is best time to book hotels in Central America. Travelers going to Central America this summer will find consistent hotel rates for summer for most of the year, but booking inside three months will save six percent. (Central America hotels average $101 per night during summer.)
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