If you're looking to get away this Christmas, whether escaping abroad or enjoying a 'staycation', it can be tricky to know exactly when to book. The experts at Booking.com offer the following handy hints:
5 star hotels
These prices rise steadily closer to the Christmas holidays, so if you’ve set your heart on a luxury Christmas break, it’s best to book early to get the best deal.
4 star hotels
While offering nearly the same level of amenities and prestige as 5 star options, pricing for 4 star accommodations stays relatively constant between now and December, with an average price of about £85 per night, meaning any time is a good time to book a 4-star getaway.
3 star hotels
3-star accommodation might prove to be the best option for travellers booking domestically for the Christmas holidays. Last year there was a 17 per cent decrease in price from September to December, meaning those more spontaneous travellers are guaranteed a good deal from now until the end of the year.
As for where to go, consider being led by fellow travellers. The most popular spots in the UK for festive breaks are:
While internationally the most popular are:
1. Paris, France
2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
3. Bangkok, Thailand
4. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5. Brussels, Belgium
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