Here’s What You Need to Know About Hotel Discounts
April 9, 2016
By Traveler Confidential Staff
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOTEL DISCOUNTS
When it comes to budgeting for a vacation, most travelers consider two things: airfare and hotel. They’re the biggest costs of most trips. So, vacationers often look for ways to get major discounts and deals on both.
Airfare discounts seem to be the norm these days, with apps and websites alerting travelers all day, every day about cheap flights to desired destinations. But what about hotels? Although the number of apps and websites notifying vacationers about inexpensive hotel rooms isn’t as plentiful, discounts can still happen if you know when to look.
TripAdvisor recently surveyed hotel websites and online booking sites to find out the best times for travelers to book hotel rooms. Twenty-five international cities and nine regions were reviewed during three summer months.
Overall, the travel site found booking hotel rooms two months ahead of your trip is ideal to save seven percent or more.
Here are the regions:
Caribbean Book within four months of your trip to save seven percent
Central America Book within three months of your trip to save seven percent
South America Book within four months of your trip to save up to 20 percent
Europe Book three to five months before your trip to save 23 percent
Asia Book within three months of your trip to save an average of 23 percent
Middle East Book within four months of travel to save up to 24 percent
Africa Book within five months of your trip to save up to 21 percent
South Pacific Book within five months of travel to save an average of 19 percent
For more on the top 25 international most visited destinations and how to save on hotel rooms, check out the rest of TripAdvisor’s survey here.