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Second and Third Weeks of November the Best Time to Book Hotels for the December Holidays According to TripAdvisor
Booking at this Time Can Save Travellers Up to 40% vs. Peak Rates

TripAdvisor®, the site that helps find the latest reviews and lowest prices, today announced the “Best Time to Book” for the Holidays, revealing that November 6-18 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 for the holidays in popular destinations around the world. The “best time to book” is when hotel prices were consistently less than the destination average.

Best Time to Book a Hotel for the Holidays – Nov. 6-18

For a hotel in the U.S., travellers booking during the optimal period of November 6-18 can save 18% compared to early year peak rates. Travellers planning to stay in a hotel in Europe can book during this window to save 21% compared to peak and for hotels in Asia, travellers can get 12% off versus highs.

Best Time to Fly – Sunday Savings
While airfare changes frequently and are dependent on the departure destination, this year, with the Christmas holiday falling on a Monday, travellers can save 14% on average by flying on Sunday, December 24 compared to flying the day before on Saturday, December 23. Similarly, flying on New Year’s Eve (Sunday, December 31) will save travellers 12-23% on average vs. flying on other days during the last week of December.

Popular World Cities with Price Savings vs. Peak for Booking Hotels from Nov. 6-18

New York City

  • Average holiday hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: $394 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from November 6-18: 25%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: The Redbury New York – TripAdvisor holiday pricing from $297 per night

London

  • Average holiday hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: $203 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from November 6-18: 31%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: Club Quarters Hotel, Lincoln's Inn Fields – TripAdvisor holiday pricing from $183 per night

Paris

  • Average holiday hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: $197 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from November 6-18: 35%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: COQ Hotel Paris – TripAdvisor holiday pricing from $183 per night

Barcelona

  • Average holiday hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: $217 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from November 6-18: 32%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: Hotel Pulitzer – TripAdvisor holiday pricing from $183 per night

Prague

  • Average holiday hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: $155 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from November 6-18: 35%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: Lindner Hotel Prague Castle – TripAdvisor holiday pricing from $118 per night

Rome

  • Average holiday hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: $148 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from November 6-18: 28%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: Hotel Villa San Pio – TripAdvisor holiday pricing from $131 per night

Singapore

  • Average holiday hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: $145 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from November 6-18: 19%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen – TripAdvisor holiday pricing from $128 per night

Tokyo

  • Average holiday hotel pricing on TripAdvisor: $179 per night
  • Potential savings vs. peak when booking from November 6-18: 24%
  • Highly-rated Value Hotel: Hotel JAL City Haneda Tokyo – TripAdvisor holiday pricing from $131 per night

For travellers looking for inspiration on accommodations, TripAdvisor recently shared some of the Best Value Hotels worldwide. Outstanding hotels for any holiday trip can be found on www.tripadvisor.com.

Travellers can visit TripAdvisor Flights at www.tripadvisor.com/cheapflightshome to read airline reviews from our global traveller community, use FlyScore to quickly compare itineraries and find the best flight for the right price.

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 popular world cities when departing on December 24 vs. December 23, and also when departing December 31 vs. December 26, 27, 28, or 29.

All prices have been converted from US Dollars to Australian Dollars on 8 November 2017 via xe.com.