Where And When To Travel For Hotel Savings

TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, announced the results of its 2017 Hotel Pricing Report, revealing global accommodation trends based on TripAdvisor hotel shopping data. Designed to help travellers discover destinations that offer great year-over-year accommodation value, the report also highlights the most affordable months to stay at hotels in popular travel destinations worldwide.

“With its Hotel Pricing Report, TripAdvisor is helping travellers as they consider where and when to go on vacation by identifying some of the best-value travel periods in popular destinations around the world,” said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. “TripAdvisor hotel shopping data reveals that some destinations offer significant hotel value this year compared to last, including the Caribbean where hotel prices are down eight percent, making it a perfect time for Americans to book a dream trip there.”

Where and When to Travel for Hotel Savings**
(Hotel prices based on TripAdvisor hotel rates sourced from more than 200 websites delivering the most recent and lowest hotel prices)

  • U.S.: While the most affordable month to stay in a hotel in the U.S. was in January ($186), May ($200), June ($210), and September ($204) are the best months to visit, boasting an optimal combination of price and temperature.
  • Spain: The least expensive hotel rates in Spain were in January ($124), however, travellers are able enjoy low prices and better weather in March ($154), April ($161) and November ($150).
  • CaribbeanTravellers can find the best prices on hotels in the Caribbean from August through October, with nightly rates averaging as low as $301. Since it is hurricane season, travellers need to watch the weather and consider purchasing travel insurance.
  • BrazilWhile the weather there is always warm, hotel rates in Brazil are coolest during the months of March ($137), April ($135) and May ($133).
  • Mexico: With warm temperatures year-round, travellers can seek out the lowest hotel prices in Mexico between September and November, at an average of $318 per night or less.
  • U.K.: Though the least expensive hotels in the U.K. were in January ($170) and February ($181), U.S. travellers can also enjoy affordable rates and mild temperatures in May ($222), August ($228) and October ($226).
  • Japan: January ($163) was the least expensive month to book a hotel in Japan, however, travellers will find April ($221), May ($205), and June ($199) offer the best combination of warm temperatures and low rates. Travellers vacationing in June should pack an umbrella, which is in the midst of Japan’s rainy season.
  • ItalyTravellers can enjoy the largest hotel savings in Italy during the winter months, but will want to travel during April ($230), October ($258), or November ($185) for the best mix of price and weather.
  • Thailand: Boasting consistently high temperatures, travellers can go low on hotel prices during Thailand’s shoulder season in April ($144), May ($135), and June ($145).
  • India: Featuring hot temperatures all year, travellers willing to brave the heat can find the least expensive hotels in India April through June, with nightly rates below $110.

Average Hotel Rates Bookable on TripAdvisor by Month in Top 10 Most Shopped Destinations**
(Bold text denotes best value, based on a combination of average monthly temperature and price)

Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
U.S. $186

32 ˚F

$206

35 ˚F

$215

42 ˚F

$201

52 ˚F

$200

60 ˚F

$210

69 ˚F

$221

73 ˚F

$214

72 ˚F

$204

65 ˚F

$201

55 ˚F

$190

43 ˚F

$214

34 ˚F

Spain $124

49 ˚F

$142

51 ˚F

$154

54 ˚F

$161

56 ˚F

$171

61 ˚F

$187

68 ˚F

$208

73 ˚F

$219

73 ˚F

$192

69 ˚F

$180

62 ˚F

$150

55 ˚F

$167

51 ˚F

Caribbean $486

76 ˚F

$524

76 ˚F

$515

77 ˚F

$421

78 ˚F

$369

80 ˚F

$369

82 ˚F

$360

82 ˚F

$337

82 ˚F

$301

81 ˚F

$314

81 ˚F

$345

79 ˚F

$494

77 ˚F

Brazil $148

78 ˚F

$155

78 ˚F

$137

78 ˚F

$135

76 ˚F

$133

75 ˚F

$140

73 ˚F

$158

72 ˚F

$207

73 ˚F

$157

76 ˚F

$157

78 ˚F

$161

78 ˚F

$210

78 ˚F

Mexico $376

61 ˚F

$426

63 ˚F

$423

67 ˚F

$362

71 ˚F

$332

74 ˚F

$331

75 ˚F

$341

74 ˚F

$320

74 ˚F

$286

73 ˚F

$298

70 ˚F

$318

65 ˚F

$457

62 ˚F

U.K. $170

40 ˚F

$181

40 ˚F

$203

43 ˚F

$207

46 ˚F

$222

51 ˚F

$256

56 ˚F

$251

60 ˚F

$228

60 ˚F

$240

56 ˚F

$226

50 ˚F

$231

44 ˚F

$247

40 ˚F

Japan $166

39 ˚F

$179

40 ˚F

$217

45 ˚F

$221

54 ˚F

$205

62 ˚F

$199

68 ˚F

$229

75 ˚F

$261

77 ˚F

$220

71 ˚F

$229

62 ˚F

$235

52 ˚F

$251

44 ˚F

Italy $163

42 ˚F

$175

44 ˚F

$196

47 ˚F

$230

53 ˚F

$270

60 ˚F

$271

67 ˚F

$260

72 ˚F

$273

72 ˚F

$298

67 ˚F

$258

59 ˚F

$185

50 ˚F

$204

44 ˚F

Thailand $175

80 ˚F

$179

83 ˚F

$163

85 ˚F

$144

87 ˚F

$135

86 ˚F

$145

85 ˚F

$154

85 ˚F

$161

84 ˚F

$146

84 ˚F

$146

83 ˚F

$171

81 ˚F

$186

79 ˚F

India $128

63 ˚F

$132

67 ˚F

$123

75 ˚F

$107

81 ˚F

$101

85 ˚F

$102

85 ˚F

$107

81 ˚F

$114

80 ˚F

$111

80 ˚F

$144

77 ˚F

$151

70 ˚F

$176

64 ˚F

Notes:
 ** “Average Hotel Rates Bookable on TripAdvisor by Month in Top 10 Most Shopped Destinations” are based on TripAdvisor pricing data for 2016 hotel check-ins, aggregated from booking partners. Nightly rates were based on visitor searches completed in USD and based on the exchange rate quoted at the time of the site visit. Average monthly temperature data is sourced from the website Weatherbase.com.
Source: TripAdvisor, 28 February 2017

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