If you thought only the rich can afford vacations, think again. You don’t always need to splash cash to have the best experiences. If you still find it hard to believe, have a look at the hotel pricing report by TripAdvisor.
“The price conscious Indian traveler is always looking for ways to find the best prices to book, along with saving on time and effort. TripAdvisor’s hotel pricing report aims to help the travelers planning their vacation by identifying some of the best-value travel periods in popular destinations around the world,” said Nikhil Ganju, country manager, TripAdvisor India.
“According to our hotel shopping data, some destinations offer significant hotel value this year compared to last and that includes the Caribbean, which is one of the most popular hotel shopping destinations on TripAdvisor. It has seen an eight percent dip in hotel prices, making it a perfect time for Indians to book a dream trip there. However, for those not willing to go that far, Taiwan, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Philippines are great options considering their proximity to India,” he added.
Turkey, Taiwan, Belize, Caribbean, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Philippines and United Kingdom top this list. On an average, a night's stay in Turkey will cost you approximately Rs 5,783 and that marks a fall of about 27 percent when compared to the year before.
The average cost per night in Taiwan is about Rs 7,711, while in Cambodia, it is about Rs 8,026, the percentage fall being 11 percent and 9 percent, respectively. The prices have fallen by around 32 percent in Belize taking the rates down to Rs 32,794.
While the most affordable month to stay in a hotel in the US was in January (Rs 13,175), May (Rs 16,692), June (Rs 18,163), and September (Rs 17,801) are the best months to visit, boasting an optimal combination of price and temperature.
The least expensive hotel rates in Spain were in January (Rs 8,347), however, if you want to enjoy better weather, opt for March (Rs 9,823), April (Rs 11,531) and November (Rs 10,044).
Travelers can find the best prices on hotels in the Caribbean from August through October, with nightly rates averaging as low as Rs 21,679. Since it is hurricane season, travelers need to watch the weather and consider purchasing travel insurance.
While the weather in Brazil is always warm, hotel rates here are coolest during the months of March (Rs 8,983), April (Rs 8,618) and May (Rs 8,937).
Although it’s warm all year long in Mexico, the hotel prices are the lowest between September and November, at an average of Rs 18,295 per night or less.
Apparently, the least expensive hotels in the UK were in January (Rs 11,972) and February (Rs 11,972). However, travelers can enjoy affordable rates and mild temperatures in May (Rs 16,517), August (Rs 14,720) and October (Rs 14,601).
January (Rs 14,601) was the least expensive month to book a hotel in Japan, however, travelers will find April (Rs 18,334), May (Rs 14,228), and June (Rs 13,264) offer the best combination of warm temperatures and low rates. Travelers vacationing in June should pack an umbrella, as it is in the midst of Japan’s rainy season.
Travelers can enjoy the largest hotel savings in Italy during the winter months, but will want to travel during April (Rs 15,747), October (Rs 14,999), or November (Rs 14,999) for the best mix of price and weather.