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When To Book A Hotel For Your Trip

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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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