Book Your Hotel Soon for Maximum Savings This Summer

Reserving a hotel room within key windows of time can save you up to 35 percent. Here's how to maximize summer travel savings.

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If you’re considering a summer vacation this year, consider booking that hotel soon.

In the U.S. and most every other world region, you’ll save the most on hotels by booking them within two to four months of your trip, according to TripAdvisor’s recently released “Best Time to Book” report for this summer.

The report details the least expensive time to book hotels for trips to nine popular regions and 30 popular cities worldwide during June, July and August. It’s based on an analysis of TripAdvisor hotel pricing data.

TripAdvisor defines the “best time to book” as periods when hotel prices in a specific destination are consistently less than the average for that destination.

Saving on hotels by region

For travel to the U.S. as a whole, the best time to book is within three months of your trip, the report shows. By booking within that window, you stand to save 9 percent compared to peak pricing periods.

The regions where you can save the most by booking your hotel at the right times are:

  • The Middle East: Book your hotel within two months of your trip to save the most — 19 percent compared to peak pricing periods.
  • South America: Book within three months to save the most — 15 percent.
  • Asia: Book within three months to save the most — 14 percent.

Saving on hotels by city

TripAdvisor’s report looked at three U.S. cities that are popular summertime destinations:

  • Chicago: Book your hotel within two months of your trip to save the most — 18 percent compared to peak pricing periods.
  • New York City: Book within two months to save the most — 23 percent.
  • Orlando, Florida: Book within six months to save the most — 9 percent.

Of all 30 cities TripAdvisor looked at, those where you can save the most by booking your hotel at the right times are:

  • Budapest, Hungary: Book your hotel within three to five months to save the most — 35 percent compared to peak pricing periods.
  • Barcelona, Spain: Book within three to nine months to save the most — 33 percent.
  • Istanbul: Book within five months to save the most — 33 percent.
  • Mumbai, India: Book within three months to save the most — 24 percent.
  • Prague: Book within three to seven months to save the most — 24 percent.
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Book within six months to save the most — 24 percent.
  • Hong Kong: Book within five months to save the most — 23 percent.
  • Paris: Book within two months to save the most — up to 23 percent.
  • Jakarta, Indonesia: Book within six months to save the most — 22 percent.
  • Providenciales, Turks and Caicos: Book within three to five months to save the most — 22 percent.

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