Skyscanner have analysed thousands of searches from the UK to reveal when is the best time to book for the six most popular winter city destinations, here are the results…

Based on searches to these cities, the results reveal that this ranges from three to eight weeks depending on the destination.

  • Bangkok – 3 weeks before departure
  • Geneva – 3 weeks before departure
  • Berlin 5 weeks before departure
  • Miami – 5 weeks before departure
  • Sydney – 6 weeks before departure
  • Hong Kong – 8 weeks before departure

The destinations picked for this analysis were chosen as they see their popularity soar over the winter period, with the biggest increase in searches between August and December of all global cities.

This analysis follows a detailed study at the beginning of the year in which we revealed that in general the best time to book for the best chance of cheapest fares is five weeks before travel.  However the study also highlighted that it depends on the destination and analysed the top ten most popular country destinations including Spain, Greece, France and Portugal, typically popular summer destinations.

Without a doubt this is the most commonly asked question we get as everyone wants to increase their chances of getting a bargain. At Skyscanner we feel it is important to analyse all this data we have access to and share this insight with travellers to help them get the best prices.

The country analysis we provided at the beginning of the year proved very popular so we wanted to follow this up with some more detailed analysis for cities, for destinations that people are keen to visit this winter.  However, as always our advice if you really want to ensure you get a good deal is to track fares by signing up for price alerts on your chosen route.

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