Travel 2023: When to save the most money when booking a holiday
Created: 04/01/2023 15:20
By: Yannick Hanke
Make the most of your vacation days in 2023 and at the same time cheat inflation?
This is definitely possible with early bird discounts.
Berlin – As a result of the Ukraine war, many products are significantly more expensive than they were before the invasion triggered by Vladimir Putin.
Inflation in Germany reached a record high in 2022, and the euro often has to be turned over twice.
So it's good for consumers to know that they can save a lot, at least when traveling in 2023.
The magic words in this context are early booking discounts and last-minute offers.
Holidays at bargain prices are also possible in 2023 thanks to early booking discounts and last-minute offers
Also in 2023 vacation at a bargain price is definitely possible.
Because various early booking offers lure with discounts, with which a lot of money can be saved.
The only disadvantage: Travelers make long-term commitments, the entire vacation for 2023 has to be booked at the beginning of the year.
If a trip is canceled for personal reasons, this is not always an advantage.
If you keep an eye on early booking discounts and last-minute offers, you can also save a lot of money when booking your vacation in 2023.
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If that's too tricky for you, you can also do without early booking campaigns and still book very cheaply.
In this case, the last-minute offers of travel providers come into play.
But there is also a disadvantage here: If you book your holiday almost at the last minute, you usually don't have a large selection of hotels to expect.
Save when traveling in 2023: When are the best discounts on vacation?
That cannot be answered in general.
After all, the different tour operators also have different deadlines for their early booking discounts.
Accordingly, vacationers should best compare several providers with each other.
Of course, different situations can arise in the holiday destination.
Factors such as an algae plague in the sea, forest fires, political unrest, epidemics or pandemics such as the corona virus can influence the holiday price.
It is therefore advisable to find out about the political situation in the country and the relevant travel warnings from the Federal Foreign Office for the respective travel destination at an early stage.
In the case of early booking discounts, it is also advisable to use flexible tariffs.
In extreme cases, the trip can be postponed indefinitely or even canceled at low cost.
You should know these savings deadlines for cheap travel in spring 2023
Anyone still aiming for a winter holiday in the Alpine region in January or February 2023 can fall back on last-minute offers in January.
These can be selected online as well as in the local travel agency.
As a rule, prices rise in the last week of January and only fall again in mid-February.
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Asian countries such as Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam are also popular travel destinations in spring.
It is already advisable to keep an eye out for prices and hotels when traveling to one of these Far Eastern holiday regions.
If you book your trip ten weeks before you want to travel, you can usually save a lot of money.
Save a lot on vacation over the Easter or Pentecost holidays: This is how it works
If you are aiming for a holiday during the Easter holidays, you can rely on bus and train until mid-February.
Until then, there are many cheap offers.
After that, of course, the prices continue to rise again.
Vacationers who want to fly south in April should book their trip by early March at the latest.
Then you can save the most.
After that, only last-minute offers remain to save money.
The same applies to popular vacation spots in Germany such as the Baltic Sea and North Sea coasts.
Anyone who wants to travel over the Pentecost holidays should have booked by March 27, 2023 at the latest.
Because before this date there are the cheapest offers, travel agencies would have confirmed unanimously when asked by
Until when you can book your summer vacation 2023 inexpensively
The high season for most countries starts in summer from the end of June.
And it ends again in the second week of September.
In popular holiday regions such as Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey or Egypt, higher prices must be expected during this time.
The following is recommended in this context:
If you want to travel in early July, book cheap trips by mid-May.
If you want to travel at the beginning of August, book cheap trips by the beginning of June at the latest.
If you want to travel at the beginning of September, book cheap trips by mid-July at the latest.
It is generally cheaper if the holiday is scheduled for mid-September or early October.
Then those who want to travel can benefit from the prices of the off-season.
Holidays in Australia or in the USA with their own savings periods
If you are planning a holiday in Australia or the USA, you should pay attention to the following savings periods:
If you want to travel in early July, book your trip by the end of April.
If you want to travel at the beginning of August, book your trip by the end of May at the latest.
If you want to travel at the beginning of September, book your trip by mid-June at the latest.
Which savings booking deadlines apply to trips in autumn and at Christmas 2023
From June there are many early booking discounts for those who want to travel in autumn.
There is a savings period of a good eight weeks for trips from October.
Accordingly, the trip should be booked by the beginning of August at the latest.
The savings booking period for trips in November expires at the end of August.
Those who want to travel by bus or train at Christmas should book in September or October.
The cheapest offers are usually available six weeks before the planned trip.
By the way: It is also advisable to take out travel cancellation insurance.
However, this only applies if the absence due to illness was unforeseeable when the trip was booked.