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Second and Third Weeks of November The Best Time to Book Hotels For Christmas According to TripAdvisor
Best Time to Book’ Report Shows Travellers Booking Between 6-18 November Can Save As Much As 41% on Hotels for Christmas in Popular Cities Worldwide

LONDON, UK, 8 November, 2017 Travellers can up to 41% on hotels in popular destinations over the festive season depending on when they book, says a report released today by TripAdvisor, travel site that helps travellers find the latest reviews and lowest prices.

The “Best Time to Book” for Christmas report, reveals that 6-18 November is when travellers can consistently find the lowest hotel rates on hotels for the last two weeks of December.

TripAdvisor analysed historical hotel pricing data to identify the time periods offering the lowest rates on hotels during the December holidays in popular destinations around the world. The “best time to book” is when hotel prices were consistently less than the destination average.

Savings across the globe

For Brits planning to head to Europe, savings of 21% can be made when booking during the 6-18 November optimal window compared with 18% on US hotels and 12% in Asia. On a city level, Sydney offers travellers the biggest saving when booking in the first two weeks of November at 41%, followed by Paris and Prague at 35% and Barcelona at 32%.

“Booking a hotel at just the right time can make all the difference in helping travellers to maximise their budget. The good news is, the window of opportunity is still open so there’s time yet for travellers to find and book the hotel that’s right for them at the best price,” commented TripAdvisor spokesperson, Hayley Coleman.

Best Time to Fly – Save on Sundays and Avoid Saturdays
While airfare changes frequently and are dependent on the departure destination, this year, with Christmas day falling on a Monday, travellers can save 14% by flying on Christmas Eve which is a Sunday, compared to flying the day before on Saturday 23rd December. Similarly, flying on New Year’s Eve on Sunday 31st December will save travellers 12-23% vs. flying just one day earlier.

Savings to be made on hotels in 10 popular world cities booking 6-18 Nov vs. peak

London

  • Average Christmas hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: £118 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from 6-18 November: 31%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: Club Quarters Hotel, Lincoln's Inn Fields – TripAdvisor Christmas pricing from £107 per night

New York City

  • Average Christmas hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: £229 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from 6-18 November: 25%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: The Redbury New York – TripAdvisor Christmas pricing from £173 per night

Paris

  • Average Christmas hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: £114 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from November 6-18: 35%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: COQ Hotel Paris – TripAdvisor Christmas pricing from £107 per night

Barcelona

  • Average Christmas hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: £126 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from 6-18 November: 32%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: Hotel Pulitzer – TripAdvisor Christmas pricing from £107 per night

Prague

  • Average Christmas hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: £90 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from 6-18 November: 35%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: Lindner Hotel Prague Castle – TripAdvisor Christmas pricing from £69 per night

Rome

  • Average Christmas hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: £86 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from 6-18 November: 28%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: Hotel Villa San Pio – TripAdvisor Christmas pricing from £76 per night

Singapore

  • Average Christmas hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: £85 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from 6-18 November: 19%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen – TripAdvisor Christmas pricing from £75 per night

Tokyo

  • Average Christmas hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: £104 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from 6-18 November: 24%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: Hotel JAL City Haneda Tokyo – TripAdvisor Christmas pricing from £76 per night

Sydney

  • Average Christmas hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: £158 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from 6-18 November: 41%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: Vulcan Hotel – TripAdvisor Christmas pricing from £114 per night

Orlando

  • Average Christmas hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: £147 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from 6-18 November: 15%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: Hyatt Place Orlando Universal– TripAdvisor Christmas pricing from £126 per night

 

Methodology 

Best Time to Book hotel pricing and average destination rates for the holidays are based on TripAdvisor hotel price comparison data from over 200 booking sites from December 2015 – December 2016.

Best Time to Fly airfare insights are based on a TripAdvisor Flights search of the lowest priced roundtrip fare for long- and short-haul routes between the 10 popular world cities when departing on December 24 vs. December 23, and also when departing December 31 vs. December 26, 27, 28, or 29.

 

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site**, enables travellers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 570 million reviews and opinions covering the world's largest selection of travel listings worldwide -- covering 7.3 million accommodations, airlines, attractions, and restaurants -- TripAdvisor provides travellers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travellers can find the lowest price on the hotel that's right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world's largest travel community of 455 million average monthly unique visitors*, all looking to get the most out of every trip. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP), through its subsidiaries, manages and operates websites under 20 other travel media brands: 
www.airfarewatchdog.comwww.bookingbuddy.comwww.citymaps.comwww.cruisecritic.comwww.familyvacationcritic.com,   www.flipkey.com

www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.comwww.eltenedor.comwww.iens.nl and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.comwww.holidaylettings.co.uk

www.holidaywatchdog.comwww.housetrip.comwww.jetsetter.comwww.niumba.comwww.onetime.comwww.oyster.comwww.seatguru.com

www.smartertravel.comwww.tingo.comwww.vacationhomerentals.com and www.viator.com.

*Source: TripAdvisor log files, average monthly unique visitors, Q3 2017
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, July 2017”