Expedia Shows Best Time To Book Flights and Hotel for X#Mas, NY and CNY

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These Are the Best Times to Buy Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year Flights and Hotels for Thai Travellers According to Brand Expedia
Start planning now and save up to 30 to 40 percent on your travel for the upcoming holiday season

'Tis the season to start thinking about where to spend the holidays. Expedia.co.th flight data released today shows the cheapest time to book flights for Christmas and New Year travel is 0 – 20 days out. Travellers who booked during these windows in 2017 saved an average of 30 – 40 percent on holiday fares, making the coming week a fantastic time to lock in travel plans for the festivities ahead.

"The busiest travel season of the year is right around the corner, and our data shows us that early planning helps travellers save – especially on airfare," said Simon Fiquet, Managing Director of Global Series Markets, Brand Expedia. "We like to inform travellers of these sweet spots, so they can book confidently and maximise their savings ahead of the upcoming holidays."

Best Time to Buy Flights for Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year 2019
According to Expedia data, flights booked in early December can still yield savings of up to 20 percent, while the best time to lock in New Year travel plans is typically in November or early December.
  • Christmas: For 2018, the optimal window to book and save is now through to December 4 to save up to 20 percent .
  • New Year 2019: For New Year travel plans, the optimal window to book and save is before December 10 to save up to 15 percent .
  • Chinese New Year 2019: For those looking to plan ahead for Chinese New Year in 2019, booking your flights now can save you up to 40 percent. If you book your flight between 31 – 60 days, you can still save up to 30 percent .

The holidays are not the time to procrastinate, at least where airfare is concerned. Travellers who waited until the last minute, zero to ten days out, paid the most – 8 – 10 percent above the average ticket price.

Best Time to Book Hotels for Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year 2019

Travellers have more flexibility when it comes to finding a hotel for the holidays. According to Expedia data, booking a hotel closer to your trip, zero to six days out could save travellers between 20 to 25 percent. This is an instance where waiting until the last minute can result in lower average daily rate as some hoteliers aim to fill unsold rooms.

Waiting until the last minute to book a hotel may be a little nerve-racking. For those who like to plan ahead but still crave the savings, consider using the Expedia Add-On Advantage to get guaranteed savings on your hotel reservation during the holidays. Adding a hotel on to a reservation (flight or package) will then unlock discounts up to 51 percent off select hotels. Just make sure you book and attach the hotel to your existing itinerary at any time before the start of your trip.

Here are some additional tips to help you land some great savings for your upcoming travel:
1. Check out Expedia Deals for Great Flight, Hotel and Package Offers Anytime:
  • With flash deals, last-minute deals and seasonal deals available all throughout the year, there's no reason why you can't get a great deal and save big on your next vacation! Simply check out www.expedia.co.th/deals to get the latest updates on flight, hotel and package offers and promotions.
2. Get Mobile-Only Deals on the Expedia App:
  • Have you downloaded the Expedia mobile app? If not, it could be worth your money to do so. Booking your accommodation on the Expedia app can take up to 30% off hotel prices. Simply check out www.expedia.co.th/app for Expedia mobile-only deals on the app to get some savings on your next vacation!
3. Sign Up as an Expedia Rewards Member:
  • As an Expedia Rewards Member, you get a members-only experience when you book on Expedia. We'll show you exclusive member-only deals and bonus offers. Plus, you'll earn Expedia Rewards points that you can use for room upgrades and complimentary amenities and treats at your next staycation!
Check out https://www.expedia.co.th/rewards/howitworks to find out more about Expedia Rewards perks!

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