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Booking.com has released its annual pricing calendar to help travelers set their budgets and know when the best deals are available to book a tour for various destinations. (Shutterstock/File)
With the end of the year rapidly approaching, you may want to plan ahead for your vacation in 2018 by searching for the best travel deals available.
Head straight to online reservation platform Booking.com, which has released its annual pricing calendar to help travelers set their budgets and know when the best deals are available to book a tour for various destinations.
To include cities in its 2018 pricing calendar, the website first averaged the prices of 3, 4 and 5 star hotel, as well as analyzed the ever-changing costs of staying in a particular city throughout the year.
Here’s a brief overview of Booking.com’s 2018 travel calendar:
January – Copenhagen, Denmark
According to research, tours to Copenhagen in January can save you up to 41 percent of what you’d spend during more expensive months of the year.
February – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Prices for tours to Buenos Aires is said to be at their lowest in February, and can save you up to 16 percent on what you’d pay in other months.
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March – Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Those wanting to visit the Island of the Gods may want to schedule a trip for March, as tours to Kuta that month are 33 percent cheaper than those in peak season.
April – Zurich, Switzerland
If you’re planning to visit Zurich, you may consider booking a trip in April, when tours to the city can cost 15 percent less than in the most expensive month of the year.
May – Melbourne, Australia
Those who want to go café hopping in Melbourne may want to visit the city in May, when you can save up to 22 percent.
June – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Booking.com’s 2018 pricing calendar reveals that tours to Chiang Mai in June can be up to 26 percent cheaper than in the most expensive months of the year.
July – Abu Dhabi, UAE
Meanwhile, tours to Abu Dhabi in July could save you around 46 percent on what you’d pay in other months.
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August – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
If you’re planning to go to Rio de Janeiro next year, you can save up to 40 percent on tours to the city in August.
September – Mexico City, Mexico
Those wanting to visit the capital of Mexico may want to schedule a trip in September. According to Booking.com, tours to Mexico City in September are about 46 percent cheaper than in other, more expensive months.
October - Auckland, New Zealand
Save 16 percent on tours to Auckland by visiting the city in October.
November – Athens, Greece
If you are dead-set on seeing the Temple of Olympian Zeus or the Parthenon, head to Athens in November and save up to 31 percent on tours.
December – Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Tours to Amsterdam cost up to 35 percent less in December compared to those in other, more expensive months. (ezr/asw)