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The Cheapest Time to Book a Holiday, Depending on Your Destination

You can save up to 49% just by booking at the right time.
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If you've been holding off on booking your summer holiday for this year, don't worrythat doesn't necessarily mean you've missed out on the best rates. It turns out it all depends on where you're heading.

According to the experts at TripAdvisor, holidaymakers could expect to save as much as 49% on hotels in some of the most popular holiday destinations if they book at the right time. Based on TripAdvisor hotel pricing data, a new report from the company has found the best time to book to put you in with a chance of getting the cheaper hotel rates during the peak summer months this year.

The company used price trends from the summer seasons in 2016 and 2017, the time periods before travel when rates were at their lowest and the overall price averages for 15 popular destinations and came up with suggested 'best time to book' periods when the hotel prices are likely to be consistently less than the average for this summer.

With this in mind, here's what they've found:

DUBAI, UAE

Average hotel rate: P12,946.72

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Within 3 months of the departure date where, according to TripAdvisor's report, you could save 49%.

NEW YORK CITY, USA

Average hotel rate per night: P11,572.48

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Book within one month of heading to the Big Apple and you could save 40% on hotel fares.

TOKYO, JAPAN

Average hotel rate per night: P10,487.56

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Book within one month of travelling to Tokyo and you could save 30%.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Average hotel rate per night: P10,921.53

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Book within 5 weeks and you could save 25%.

BARCELONA, SPAIN

Average hotel rate per night: P11,861.80

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Book 3-9 months ahead of going for 23% discount.

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ROME, ITALY

Average hotel rate per night: P11,066.19

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Book 3-8 months ahead of going to the Italian capital and you could save 22% against the average summer rate.

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Average hotel rate per night: P8,534.71

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Book 3-8 months ahead of visiting this eastern European city. You could save 20%.

PARIS, FRANCE

Average hotel rate per night: P12,946.72

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Book 2-7 months in advance of going to the city and you could make a saving of 19%.

BANGKOK, THAILAND

Average hotel rate per night: P6,509.52

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Book within 3 months of going and there's a chance you'll save 16% against average summer rates.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA

Average hotel rate per night: P10,342.91

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: If you book within 5 months of going to the home of Disney, you could save 16%.

HANOI, VIETNAM

Average hotel rate per night: P5,135.29

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Book within 2 months of travel to have the best chance of saving 14% on hotels.

SINGAPORE

Average hotel rate per night: P10,053.60

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Within three months as you could save 14%.

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Average hotel rate per night: P6,292.54

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Book 3-6 months ahead of visiting the South American city to have the best chance of a 12% saving on hotel rates.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Average hotel rate per night: P12,223.44

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Book within two months of travel and you could save 12%.

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CANCUN, MEXICO

Average hotel rate per night: P18,830.34

Best time to book for cheaper rates this summer: Long-term planning is advised for Cancun with discount rates of around 11% found when booking 5-8 months ahead.

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This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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