Being well informed when you go on a trip will not only allow you to choose the best destinations, but also spend less. The information below may be of great help to you.

You don’t have to be a millionaire to travel, just good planning and a series of  very effective tricks to cut costs. From the plane ticket to the accommodation, what are the cheapest months to travel?

Cheaper months

A study carried out by the travel giant Skyscanner revealed that 73% of people spend more than they should when buying plane tickets. Obviously, the prices of flights vary according to the month, the day and even the hour, but according to the latest surveys there is a month in which traveling is much cheaper.

Skyscanner analyzed the data on flights, destinations and reservations made by people in the last 3 years and, from this, was able to determine that the month in which plane tickets are cheapest is May.Views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Although May turns out to be the month in which buying plane tickets is cheaper, we all know that in the low seasons the prices of both tickets and accommodation decrease considerably.

Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to travel in the off-season. However, there are still certain tricks that we can put into practice to save us some money.

Tips to save on planning a trip

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We have already read it; According to Skyscanner, May is the month when airline tickets are cheapest. It is advisable to plan your trip in advance and compare prices weeks or even months apart.

Low season

The low season of one country may not coincide with that of another, but in general terms July, August and the first two weeks of September are considered the highest months.  Then it goes back down until the first week of December, when the tourist season explodes again.

If you want to travel, first find out which months are considered high season in the country you would like to visit. If you have the possibility to choose what time of year you can take your vacations, then don’t hesitate for a single moment and opt for the low season. When you compare prices, you’ll be surprised how much they can vary from week to week.

How far in advance should I buy the ticket?

Whether it’s because you can travel in low season or because you have to take your vacation at the peak of the season, according to Skyscanner, the ideal time to buy plane tickets is 7 weeks before the flight. In this way, you will secure the position for the best possible price.

Do you mind traveling at the end of the year?

As you can imagine, December is one of the most expensive months to travel. However, there is a trick regarding the plane ticket that not everyone knows, it is about traveling on the same December 31.Landscape of Heidelberg in Germany.

Surprisingly,  the cost on that day can be considerably less than if you travel the day before or the day after. So, if your desire to travel is great and you don’t mind welcoming the new year on a plane, this may be your best option.

January and May: cheapest weeks and months

Skyscanner assures that the month of May is the cheapest of the whole year. However, the cheapest week is the last week of January. Of course, as we mentioned before, all this depends on the destination you want to travel to, but they are rules that, in general, are followed very well.

Choosing May can mean up to 15% less in the cost of your ticket. Perhaps for a single person this figure is not very impressive, but when traveling as a family the savings are very significant.

On the other hand, the month of August is the one that is crowned as the most expensive to travel. Both tickets and accommodation increase considerably, so if you are looking to save, try to avoid this month.Beach in Thailand.

Cheaper months for accommodation

As for lodging, prices go hand in hand according to the season. As with airline tickets, August is the most expensive month, as are July and December. Prices in this last month increase even more on the nights of 24, 25 and 31.

We already know that the winning month to travel and save money on both tickets and accommodation is May. But if you can’t take your vacation on that date, try to opt for the low seasons. Find out, plan and put those little tricks into practice; They will make you enjoy an incredible trip for much less than what most usually spend.

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