Where to stay and when

World January 05, 2018 15:40

By The Nation

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It might only be early in January but already many of us are thinking about the holidays we want to take this year.



The leading travel website Booking.com has created a pricing calendar for the coming year, to help travellers of all budgets find the best value-for-money destination for each month of the year.

To form these recommendations, Booking.com first looked at the average price per night of 3, 4 and 5-star accommodations in the most popular global cities. Then, to determine which cities to recommend for which month, they looked at the yearly overview of pricing fluctuations to determine the best weeks to stay in the chosen destinations.

Copenhagen in Denmark, Buenos Aires of Argentina, Indonesia’s Kuta, Zurich in Switzerland, Australia’s Melbourne, and Chiang Mai of Thailand are perfectly-priced itinerary of places to check off your travel bucket-list in January, February, March, April, May and June respectively. These mentioned places are 41 per cent, 16 per cent, 33 per cent, 15 percent, 22 per cent and 26 per cent respectively more affordable than the most expensive month of the year. 

For the last half, it’s recommended to visit Abu Dhabi of UAE in July, Rio de Janeiro of Brazil in August, Mexico City in September, Auckland in New Zealand in October, Greece’s Athens in November, and Amsterdam in the Netherlands in the yearend as these cities are 46 per cent, 40 per cent, 46 per cent, 16 per cent, 31 per cent and 35 per cent respectively more affordable than the most expensive month of the year.