Thrifty Travel Destinations for 2018

A perfectly-priced itinerary of places to check off your travel bucket-list for 2018.

As 2017 comes to end, most of us are already thinking about the holidays we want to take in 2018. Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, 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.

January – Copenhagen, Denmark
January in Copenhagen was 41% more affordable than the most expensive month of the year.

February – Buenos Aires, Argentina
February in Buenos Aires was 16% more affordable than the most expensive month of the year.

March – Kuta, Indonesia
March in Kuta was 33% more affordable than the most expensive month of the year.

April – Zurich, Switzerland
April in Zurich was 15% more affordable than the most expensive month of the year.

May – Melbourne, Australia
May in Melbourne was 22% more affordable than the most expensive month of the year.

June – Chiang Mai, Thailand
June in Chiang Mai was 26% more affordable than the most expensive month of the year.

July – Abu Dhabi, UAE
July in Abu Dhabi was 46% more affordable than the most expensive month of the year.

August – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August in Rio was 40% more affordable than the most expensive month of the year.

September – Mexico City, Mexico
September in Mexico City was 46% more affordable than the most expensive month of the year.

October – Auckland, New Zealand
October in Auckland was 16% more affordable than the most expensive month of the year.

November – Athens, Greece
November in Athens is 31% more affordable than the most expensive month of the year.

December – Amsterdam, the Netherlands
December in Amsterdam was 35% more affordable than the most expensive month of the year.

Text and photos courtesy of Booking.com

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