Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Caribbean, Photo credit: Alan Monk

Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Most travelers want to know ‘am I booking at the right time, or will I save money by booking later.’ Here are the best time to book hotels for summer travel based on TripAdvisor’s report. The report revealed the least expensive times to book hotels for summer travel in popular destinations around the globe.

TripAdvisor analyzed hotel booking and interest in nine popular regions around the world for the summer months of June, July and August. The best time to book was defined as periods when hotel prices were less than the average for the destination. The following are the potential savings for 9 world regions and 25 popular world cities when comparing the least expensive to most expensive times to book hotels for summer.

Best Time to Book Hotels for Summer in 9 World Regions

1. U.S. hotel rates consistent but travelers can save by booking inside 2 months – U.S. hotel pricing remains fairly steady throughout the year, but those booking within 2 months of their summer trip can save 7% on their hotel.

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, Photo credit: Unsplash

2. Plan for longer lead times when booking summer hotels in Europe – Travelers looking to visit Europe during the summer months should plan to book their hotel rooms between 3-5 months out to save 23% percent versus the peak booking period for the region.

England, Europe, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

England, Europe, Photo credit: Unsplash

3. Asia value to be had booking inside 3 months – Booking a hotel within three months of a summer trip is the best time in Asia, when travelers can save 23% versus peak pricing. Asia prices rise slightly 3-5 weeks out, before seeing the lowest prices within the final two weeks before the travel date.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Photo credit: Sharon Ang

4. Within 4 months best for the Caribbean – Booking within 4 months is the sweet spot for Caribbean hotels for summer when travelers can save 7% compared to the peak pricing periods.

Caribbean, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Caribbean, Photo credit: Viola

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5. Modest savings in Central America within 3 months – Booking a hotel within three months of a summer trip is the most cost-effective approach for Central America, when travelers can save 7% compared to peak price weeks.

Atitlan, Guatemala, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Atitlan, Guatemala, Photo credit: Marco Antonio Reyes

6. Inside 4 months ideal for South America – Travelers planning a South American trip can find 20% savings by booking within four months of the trip. For those willing to wait, they can save an additional 2-4% booking within the final few weeks before the travel date.

Medellin, Colombia, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Medellin, Colombia, Photo credit: Quinn Kampschroer

7. Within 4 months best for Middle East – For those planning a Middle East trip, inside 4 months is the optimal booking period when travelers can save 24%. Prices increase slightly during weeks 3-4 before dropping again for last minute deals within a couple of weeks of the travel date.

Treasury, Petra, Jordan, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Treasury, Petra, Jordan, Photo credit: Stefan Schweihofer

8. Wide booking window for African hotels – Travelers booking a hotel for summer in Africa can save 21% when booking within 5 months of the trip. Hotel rates rise slightly between 3-5 weeks out, before dropping in the final two weeks before the travel date.

Deadvlei, Namibia, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Deadvlei, Namibia, Photo credit: tobiasalster

9. South Pacific savings inside 5 months – For summer trips to the South Pacific, travelers can save 19% or more per night by booking within 5 months of their travel date.

Bora Bora, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Bora Bora, Photo credit: Michelle Maria

Best Time to Book Hotels for Summer in 25 Popular World Cities

1. Bangkok – Within 3 months for 16% savings

Bangkok, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Bangkok, Photo credit: Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke

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2. Barcelona – 2-7 months out for 27% savings

Barcelona, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Barcelona, Photo credit: Joaquin Aranoa

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3. Beijing – 2-6 months out for 16% savings

Tiananmen, Beijing, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Tiananmen, Beijing, Photo credit: lzwql

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4. Berlin – 2-5 months out for 33% savings

Reichstag, Berlin, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Reichstag, Berlin, Photo credit: Peter Dargatz

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5. Buenos Aires – 1-4 months out for 19% savings

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Photo credit: Craig Wealand

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6. Cancun – 2-4 months for 16% savings

Cancun, Mexico, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Cancun, Mexico, Photo credit: Michelle Maria

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7. Cape Town – Within 3 months for 13% savings

Cape Town, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Cape Town, Photo credit: Sharon Ang

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8. Dubai – Within 2 months for 40% savings

Burj Al Arab, Dubai, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Burj Al Arab, Dubai, Photo credit: Leonardo Valente

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9. Dublin – 2-5 months out for 14% savings

Church, Dublin, Ireland, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Church, Dublin, Ireland, Photo credit: Emily Miller

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10. Hanoi – Within 3 months for 16% savings

Parliament House, Hanoi, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Parliament House, Hanoi, Photo credit: Hieucd, Wikipedia

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11. Istanbul – Within 5 months for 29% savings

Galata, Istanbul, Turkey, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Galata, Istanbul, Turkey, Photo credit: xxoktayxx

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12. Jakarta – Within 3 months for 39% savings

The National Museum, Jakarta, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

The National Museum, Jakarta, Photo credit: Uwe Aranas, Wikipedia

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13. London – 3-5 months out for 18% savings

British Museum, London, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

British Museum, London, Photo credit: hurk

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14. Marrakech – Within 4 months for 28% savings

Marrakech, Morocco, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Marrakech, Morocco, Photo credit: calflier001, Wikipedia

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15. Moscow – 4-7 months out for 55% savings

St. Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow, Photo credit: Tatyana Kazakova

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16. Mumbai – Within 3 months for 17% savings

Gateway of India, Mumbai, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Gateway of India, Mumbai, Photo credit: PDPics

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17. New York City – 2-4 months out for 25% savings

New York City, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

New York City, Photo credit: Unsplash

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18. Orlando – 1-4 months for 10% savings

Orlando, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Orlando, Photo credit: Bill Dickinson, Wikipedia

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19. Paris – Within 4 months for 32% savings

The Louvre, Paris, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

The Louvre, Paris, Photo credit: Unsplash

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20. Prague – 2-5 months for 33% savings

Prague, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Prague, Photo credit: 歌 高

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21. Rio – 3-5 months out for 11% savings

Rio, Brazil, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Rio, Brazil, Photo credit: Poswiecie

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22. Rome – 3-5 months for 32% savings

Colosseum, Rome, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Colosseum, Rome, Photo credit: LoggaWiggler

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23. Singapore – 2 weeks to 5 months for 26% savings

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Photo credit: Jason Goh

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24. Sydney – Within 5 months for 34% savings

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Photo credit: Patty Jansen

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25. Tokyo – 2-5 months for 31% savings

Tokyo Tower, Tokyo, Best time to book hotels for Summer Travel

Tokyo Tower, Tokyo, Photo credit: Phongsak Manodee

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TripAdvisor analyzed data from April 2014- February 2016 including all hotels with sufficient pricing data.

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