For those looking to book a trip to Europe in 2023, there are some interesting ways to keep costs down. While how and when you book is still an important factor in cost, it’s also beneficial to head to similar offbeat destinations and locations where inflation has had a lesser impact on travel costs.
Stay away from places with high inflation
A vacation isn’t just about hotels and flights. The cost of everything from coffee and taxis to delicious dinners can really make a difference. It’s worth keeping this in mind before booking.
The trivago Hotel Price Index has calculated where prices have risen the most and where inflation has had the least impact. For example, the price of alcoholic beverages in Turkey jumped by 123%. Cities such as New York, Madrid and Las Vegas have risen significantly, while cities such as Auckland, Johannesburg and Brussels have risen the least. Additionally, several Asian cities (Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Manila) have seen prices drop compared to 2021.
Find similar destinations that are cheaper
Prices are always higher if a place is off the beaten track, but you can get great deals by heading to places that offer the same style of vacation at a lower price.Skyscanner 2023 Earlier this year, we will be launching a tool that offers similar destinations at lower prices when people search for travel.
Eastern Europe has been an unknown, unknown travel hero for years. Those who want Croatia can head to Albania instead. Romania, on the other hand, has the Carpathian Mountains, the Black Sea, medieval villages, beautiful lakes and of course Dracula himself (Transylvania).
How and when to book your EU trip
The rise of flexible working means that vacation patterns and prices are different than they used to be. Some destinations have longer peak hours to cover different times of the year.
Early morning flights are always a better bet as they are less susceptible to delays and cancellations affecting flights operating later in the day. use.
Usually (but not always) it’s best to leave mid-week if possible and avoid trips that overlap with major events in the city. New York in September is a good example. It may be one of the most beautiful times to visit the city, but it also coincides with New York Fashion Week, the United Nations General Assembly and the US Open.
Flexible working and climate change (due to excessive heat) have traditionally extended the shoulder season into off-peak travel times, but the best deals to Europe occur in January, October and November. will be split.
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