Kiwis could see an increase in early birds as leading travel search engine nz.KAYAK.com has revealed that the cheapest day and time to book your holiday is at 4am on a Thursday.
To ensure Kiwi travellers get the most bang for their buck when holidaying in the New Year, KAYAK has analysed millions of search queries over the past two years and curated its 2019 ‘Best Time to Book’ from New Zealand travel guide.
It uncovers the top and trending international and domestic destinations for Kiwi travellers, the best time to book these holidays, the cheapest month to travel and the potential savings that await.
For the most popular international destinations amongst Kiwis, namely Sydney, Melbourne, London, Nadi and Los Angeles, KAYAK has revealed the number of months (or weeks) to book in advance for the best potential savings on airfare. Interestingly, despite London is a long flight away, it only requires a month’s lead time – whilst Bali requires 2 months.
Ranking /Top searched destination/ Best time to book / Potential savings / Cheapest travel month
1 Sydney 1 month in advance Up to 23% June
2 Melbourne 1.5 months in advance Up to 31% August
3 London 1 month in advance Up to 16% November
4 Nadi 2 months in advance Up to 44% March
5 Los Angeles 1.5 months in advance Up to 29% November
6 New Delhi 2.5 months in advance Up to 20% May
7 Honolulu 2 weeks in advance Up to 23% November
8 Bali 2 months in advance Up to 29% February
9 Brisbane 1 month in advance Up to 13% May
10 Gold Coast 2 weeks in advance Up to 21% November
Ranking / Top trending destination Year-on-year change / Best time to book /Potential saving /Cheapest month
1 Honolulu +356% 2 weeks in advance Up to 23% November
2 Bengaluru +195% 2 weeks in advance Up to 12% March
3 Rome +156% 1.5 months in advance Up to 16% November
4 Ahmedabad +129% 2 weeks in advance Up to 14% January
5 Bogotá +107% 1 week in advance Up to 61% January
6 Noumea +100% 4.5 months in advance Up to 58% September
7 Nadi +88% 2 months in advance Up to 44% March
8 Cebu +84% 4.5 months in advance Up to 25% August
9 Hyderabad +78% 2 weeks in advance Up to 34% June
10 Dublin +75% 3 months in advance Up to 24% October