2017 on a Shoestring

By Sean Melrose.  

2017 on a ShoestringPlanning the holidays for the New Year is an annual tradition, much like taking it easy on the chocolate ice cream in January or being steadfast that this will be the year you’ll finally clean out the shed. The trouble is that bank accounts around this time of year tend to be suffering from a post-Christmas, post-New Year’s Eve hangover.

Fear not, there is a way to reel in the dream vacation without overspending. Take a look at the below list identifying the best time of year, from a price perspective, to visit the world’s great cities. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean you’ll end up in the middle of a torrential downpour wearing your bathing suit, because the list takes in to account the weather, comparing the pricing and temperatures between weeks for the best outcome.

The list, featuring four star accommodation in the globe’s most popular cities, is organised into a calendar of sorts to guide anyone with wanderlust through the process of booking budget friendly accommodation for their adventure. The numbers are eye-opening, locations like Honolulu are a whopping 39% cheaper in the second week of April than the most expensive week of the year, while Tokyo comes in at 34%. Time to sketch out the itinerary.

January – Melbourne, Australia

The third week of January was 153 AUD, 33% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

February – Buenos Aires, Argentina

The last week of February was 69 USD, 22% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

March – Bangkok, Thailand

The second week of March was 2623 THB, 22% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

April – Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

The second week of April was 229 USD, 39% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

May – San Diego, California, USA

The first week of May was 205 USD, 37% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

June – New York City, New York, USA

The last week of June was 232 USD, 35% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

July – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

The last week of July was 87 USD, 15% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

August – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The last week of August was 150 EUR, 27% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

September – Tokyo, Japan

The first week of September was 18511 JPY, 34% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

October – Beijing, China

The first week of October was 494 RMB, 17% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

November – Paris, France

The last week of November was 162 EUR, 30% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

December – Sydney, Australia

The fourth week of December was 179 AUD, 40% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

 

Travel calendar and associated numbers taken from Booking.com. 

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