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Hidden locations, new cuisines, historical landmarks, and one-of-a-kind works of art; these are just a few of the things you can discover and explore when travelling. However, travelling is pricey – the more beautiful and popular a location is, the more it costs to get there! Which is why when it comes to discounts and savings, you have to know the right time to book or reserve your tickets.

And just like tickets, reserving or booking for hotels is a tricky thing too as they have peak seasons. Luckily, thanks to new data collected by TripAdvisor, we now know the least expensive times to book a hotel when going on a trip!

So if you're heading to a new location soon and want to "pinch a few pennies", here are the times when you should book your hotels for a fuss-free travelling experience!

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Asia


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For cities such as Bangkok, Mumbai, and Hanoi, by booking within 3 months of your trip, you can get a 16 % to 17% discount! Or if you’re heading over to Beijing or Jakarta, book your hotel room for the former within 2-6 months to save 16%; and for the latter, if you book within 3 months before your trip, you can get discounted prices up to 39%! Amazing, right?

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If you’re planning to visit the Merlion in Singapore or go makeup shopping in Tokyo’s numerous drugstores, better reserve your room 2 weeks to 5 months ahead of your trip to save 26% to 31% on your total! But if you’re going to the western side of Asia, specifically to Dubai, better reserve your room 2 months ahead of your trip to save up to 40% since their hotel rooms are known to be the second most expensive in the world!

Europe


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From beautiful castles to museums filled with famous paintings, it’s no wonder why every one wants to go to Europe. But since it is costly, here are the times you should book your hotel to save a ton of money on your trip [and spend it on makeup instead]!

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If you’re heading to cities such as Berlin and Prague, reserving your rooms 2-5 months before will give you 33% savings. While other popular destinations such as Rome, London, Barcelona, Paris, and the like, will give you 14% to 32% savings if you book 2 to 7 months ahead of your trip!



North America


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Whether your visiting Disneyland, sipping cocktails in Florida, or touring the five boroughs in New York City, the United States is a popular destination for travelers worldwide due to its melting pot of cultures and numerous landmarks. So if you’re thinking of taking a trip there, according to TripAdvisor, while hotel prices in the U.S. tend to stay consistent throughout the year, booking your room 2 months in advance can still save you 7%!



South America


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Beautiful, clear beaches, European-style architecture, and delicious dishes; South America is filled with a diverse group of people, making the continent culturally rich and perfect for travellers all over the world.

Planning to visit this continent soon? If you’re heading down to Rio, reserve your hotel room 3 to 5 months ahead of your stay to save 11%! Or if you’re planning to visit Buenos Aires, booking rooms 1 to 4 months before will give you 19% savings! And within a few months, you'll be having a ton of fun under the sun in no time! 


Africa


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South Africa remains a popular traveller’s destination due to its multiethnic society, rich wildlife, and gorgeous beaches. So if you're visiting cities such as Cape Town, and want to save a few bucks while on tour, reserve your hotel rooms within 3 months before you arrive to save up to 13% on your bill!



Australia


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With Sydney being on most people’s travel bucket list, have a stress-free trip to the land down under by booking your hotel within 5 months from your trip to get a 34% discount! 

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Fresh from its sponsorship of New York Fashion Week, TRESemmé is teaming up with season 4 of Asia’s Next Top Model (#TRESxAsNTM) to give women an exclusive look at the latest hair tips and trends.



According to Ann Esteves, brand manager of TRESemmé, “Our partnership with AsNTM helps to showcase how TRESemmé delivers professional quality products and expertise to help every woman achieve Runway Ready hair styles, just like her favorite AsNTM contestants.”

Through this partnership, they continuously empower women by providing them with the products, expertise, inspiration, and tools they need to recreate their favourite Runway Ready looks right in the comfort of their own homes!



So for this season's AsNTM, Filipino talent was brought to the forefront as TRESemmé ambassador Georgina Wilson and fashion designer Happy Andrada gave contestants Gwen Ruias, Alaiza Malinao, and Julian Flores modelling and styling advice. And TRESemmé hair professional and celebrity hair stylist Lourd Ramos returned this season to help the girls pull off their best Salon Gorgeous and Runway Ready look using the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth range – so they can take on any casting call, job, or opportunity head on!

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Catch the latest episodes of Asia's Next Top Model on Star World on Wednesdays, 9PM.

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Range is available in all leading supermarkets and department stores nationwide.

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Off-shoulder tops, floppy hats, floral dresses, and bohemian skirts – these are pieces that are always worn during summer for their stylish-yet-comfortable qualities. Wear them on their own and they’re already gorgeous; but pair them with the right accessories, and it goes from a typical OOTD to a fashion-forward ensemble.

After all, one should never underestimate the power of a great accessory. A simple choker can instantly give your look a more 90’s vibe, while a flower crown can add a touch of innocence to your bohemian look. And while those accessories are amazing, if you’re looking for a subtle and elegant way to accessorise, then rings are the way to go!

So give your summer look a chic and subtle update. Scroll down for a list of stylish rings that will take your wardrobe to the next level!

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Flower Power


Florals are huge during summer and we’ve got the perfect piece to complete all your flowery ensembles! PANDORA’s floral rings are made of different flowers such as white primrose, apple blossoms, and daisies, which will give you options on which you’ll want to pair with your outfit for the day!

Mesmerising and understated


If you like simple accessories that can pack a punch, PANDORA’s butterfly rings will be your new summer favourite. Their kaleidoscopic design makes them the right piece to complete minimalist outfits as their soft shine adds an understated elegance when worn alone, but give off a subtle-yet-bold look when stacked together.



Sparkle and shine


For warm summer nights and get-togethers by the beach, complete your look with a radiant glow – and we don’t just mean in your makeup! Sport these beautiful PANDORA silver rings for an effervescent luminosity that will make you stand out from the crowd.


Make a statement


Show your creativity this summer by creating your own unique set of accessories! PANDORA’s collection of rings feature designs that are purposely exaggerated in a delicate-yet-graphic way; and their designs range from classic, to eclectic, and up to statement pieces. This allows you to easily customise which type of accessories you want; providing endless possibilities and combinations to match with your OOTDs.


Timeless elegance


Style your looks and make it one-of-a-kind to reflect your personal taste by mixing, matching, and stacking rings together! These PANDORA bestsellers strike that perfect balance between delicate and bold, making them suitable any time of the day and for any summer outfit!

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Which of these accessories are you excited to pair with your summer outfits? Share your thoughts with us below!


And don't forget to check out how our Clozette Ambassadors paired theirs! Vote for your favourite looks here and you can stand to win over $260 worth of PANDORA vouchers!

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