Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Cheap Travel Guide: Month-by-Month, City-by-City Hotel Savings Rates

What's the cheapest month to book a room in Vegas or Athens or Miami? This month-by-month 2008 guide offer travelers a few clues about the cheapest times to visit different cities in the U.S. and abroad. This price projection guide can help save up to 69 percent in travel expenses according to CheapTickets.com, an online travel agency, which provided the data. Here's the info from the company:

"The second annual Value Travel Forecast Cheapometer takes a year-long look at 2007 hotel pricing in hundreds of popular tourist destinations and uses this data to project the best month to experience the highest percentage savings (compared to peak rates) in those destinations in 2008.

The report below forecasts three cities for each month where travelers can save in the New Year.

Percentage Savings* during Cheapest Travel Month Compared to Peak Rates Month

Athens, Greece 68%
Jackson Hole, WY 64%
Paris, France 48%

Napa-Sonoma, CA 47%
London, Great Britain (UK) 35%
Amsterdam, Netherlands 32%

Venice, Italy 55%
Montreal, Canada 40%
Hartford, CT 25%

Green Bay, WI 58%
Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, NC 32%
El Paso, TX 27%

Park City-Deer Valley-The Canyons, UT 64%
Vail-Beaver Creek, CO 45%
Hawaii 22%

Palm Springs, CA 35%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ 26%
Guadalajara, Mexico 20%

Phoenix-Mesa, AZ 57%
Tallahassee, FL 47%
Austin-San Marcos, TX 14%

New Orleans, LA 52%
Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 49%
Florida Keys 45%

Miami, FL 51%
Montego Bay, Jamaica 49%
Cancun, Mexico 45%

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 56%
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 51%
San Antonio, TX 28%

Killington, VT 69%
Lake Tahoe, CA/NV 53%
Aruba 51%

Hilton Head, SC 62%
Rome, Italy 48%
Washington DC-MD-VA-WV 36%

*Percentage savings were calculated 11-21-07 by taking the average price of three-star hotels by travel month in the listed markets purchased on CheapTickets.com for travel December 2006 through
November 2007 and comparing the lowest monthly rate with the highest monthly rate."
Source: CheapTickets.com


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