Wednesday, July 12, 2017

When the cheapest month of the year to Trip to Thailand?

When the cheapest month of the year to Trip to Thailand?
This Guide and Tips from cosmopolitan.com about When the cheapest month of the year to Trip to Thailand?


Thailand is pretty much a must-go at some point in your life. Whether it's for the rite-of-passage backpacking trip around South East Asia pre or post university, for a honeymoon trip of a lifetime, or for a couple of weeks in sunny paradise while it's raining back home, it suits an array of needs.
But there's a catch; it's quite far away. Which means that while it tends to be cheap as chips once you get there, flights can be fairly pricy. Enter Skyscanner, who have done some number crunching and have worked out which month in the year is cheapest to travel from London to Thailand's capital, Bangkok.

The year-round average price for a flight from the UK to Bangkok (based on Skyscanner's booking data from January - December 2016) is £543.25, but if you book to travel in May you could save yourself a hefty 20% off that, with an average fare of £431.34.

That's a saving of over £110, which would probably get you about a week's accommodation in the height of luxury over there. It's amazing.
And the best bit is; Thailand is hottest in May. According to TripAdvisor, Thailand has three seasons: "hot, cool and wet". Hot is from March through to June apparently, with April and May making up the hottest months of the year. June to October tends to be monsoon season when the rain comes in, and then it cools down from October until March. Having said that, Thailand's version of cool is basically Britain's version of blistering hot sunshine, so you shouldn't worry whatever time of year you go. 

The peak time to travel to Thailand is December, most likely because we're all fed up of the shitty weather Britain has to offer around that time of year, and we'd all rather spend Christmas on a beach. But your bank balance wouldn't thank you for following the crowds and going then; the flights from London are approximately 22% more expensive in December.
Skyscanner does clarify along with this information that although their calculations are based on data they'd collected between 2014 and 2016, they're obviously unable to predict exactly what 2017 prices will have in store for us. So it could fluctuate a little, but these figures should give you a pretty good idea of the rough price patterns.
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And as well as sharing the data about when's best to go, Skyscanner has also worked out how far in advance of your Thailand holiday you're best to book. Whatever time of year you're going, they'd say booking your flights 22 weeks ahead will give you the best chance of getting a good deal.
So that means you'll have missed the boat for this year if you wanted to go in May (you'd have needed to book flights in mid-December for that), but if you were to book this week, say, for 22 weeks time, that'd get you flights towards the end of August. Whaddya reckon then? Perfect summer holiday idea?
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