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On the first day of Summer, TripAdvisor names top spots for Summer travel: where to go and when to save

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On the first day of summer, TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, reveals the top 10 most popular international and domestic destinations for Australian travellers this summer along with the average one-week costs for hotels, airfare, meals and domestic tours. The seasonal report also helps travellers discover summer savings at these destinations by highlighting the least expensive week to visit, as well as highly-rated value hotels and must-see bookable tours on TripAdvisor.

Where to go and when at home and abroad

According to TripAdvisor search data, the top international destinations are Seminyak, Bali, followed by Honolulu and New York City. In particular, Indonesia dominates the list this year, taking up four of the top ten spots. The good news for those planning a trip to Indonesian destinations this summer is that the average cost of a trip is less than $2,700, among the lowest across all other destinations on the top 10 list.

For those who are planning to take a break at home, the most popular destinations include the big cities of Sydney and Melbourne and east coast beaches such as; Surfer’s Paradise and Broadbeach. The most affordable destination is Brisbane with the average cost of one week totalling $2,120 including meals, flights and a bookable tour. For travellers who are planning on visiting Broadbeach on the Gold Coast this summer, the least expensive week is the week of 13th February, with savings of more than $419. Sydney tops the list with an average cost of $2,699 for a week-long stay including meals, flights and a bookable tour. 

“As summer approaches, Aussie travellers are starting to make plans for their annual holidays either at home or overseas. The Summer Holiday Value Report helps travellers plan their trip and reduce overall costs by highlighting the least expensive time to go. Locally, beach destinations such as Surfers Paradise, Port Douglas and Hamilton Island are popular and affordable throughout the summer, with the report showing that February is the least expensive time to book. For those looking to head overseas to a cooler climate, New York City is the least expensive in the last week of January, saving travellers up to 20% in cost,” said Ms Joanne Kershaw, TripAdvisor spokesperson. 

Top 10 International Summer Destinations with Average Summer Costs and Savings

Based on average one-week costs for hotel, airfare and meals, for one person 

Most Popular Destinations

(by search volume)

Avg. Nightly Hotel Rate Avg. Flight Cost Avg. Meal Cost Avg. Cost of a One-Week Summer Trip Least Exp.
Week Cost
Least
Exp. Week this Summer
 
Saving made by travelling in least expensive week
Seminyak $158.80 $757.77 $24.08 $2,375.87 $2,051.80 30-Jan-17 $324.05
Honolulu $289.12 $1,553.37 $36.18 $4,335.89 $3,759.69 23-Jan-17 $575.86
New York City $301.36 $2,148.34 $43.16 $5,137.14 $4,111.60 23-Jan-17 $1,025.54
Singapore $148.17 $993.12 $36.94 $2,805.74 $2,499.56 6-Feb-17 $305.89
Legian $59.06 $757.77 $18.87 $1,567.48 $1,280.02 20-Feb-17 $287.42
Kuta $51.62 $757.77 $20.80 $1,555.94 $1,267.87 20-Feb-17 $288.07
Patong $80.12 $1,183.30 $23.12 $2,229.58 $1,721.46 13-Feb-17 $507.79
London $184.13 $2,199.77 $41.09 $4,351.74 $3,415.49 20-Feb-17 $936.27
Ubud $143.80 $757.77 $21.70 $2,219.78 $1,909.40 20-Feb-17 $310.37
Hong Kong $183.40 $1,336.74 $34.04 $3,335.38 $2,763.16 6-Feb-17 $572.20

Top-rated Value Hotels in Each Destination Available for this summer 

  1. Seminyak, Indonesia
  • Highly-rated value Hotel: Courtyard Bali Seminyak Resort, 4.5 bubbles, 1,500 reviews
  • Bookable on TripAdvisor at an average nightly summer rate of: $162.44
  • Local Activity : Learn how to cook Balinese cuisine: $88.56 
  1. Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Highly-rated value Hotel: Vive Hotel Waikiki, 4.5 bubbles, 1,500 reviews
  • Bookable on TripAdvisor at an average nightly summer rate of: $273.54
  • Local Activity: Explore Oahu’s rich marine life on a submarine scooter: $141.24 
  1. New York City, United States
  • Highly-rated value Hotel: Distrikt Hotel, 4.5 bubbles, 4,593 reviews
  • Bookable on TripAdvisor at an average nightly summer rate of: $261.32
  • Local Activity: Take a grand tour of New York City’s top attractions: $114.43 
  1. Singapore
  • Highly-rated value Hotel: Lloyd’s Inn, 4.5 bubbles, 714 reviews
  • Bookable on TripAdvisor at an average nightly summer rate of: $157.76
  • Local Activity: Explore Singapore’s vibrant Chinatown at dusk by trishaw: $79.91 
  1. Legian, Indonesia
  • Highly-rated value Hotel: Swiss-Belinn Legian, 4.5 bubbles, 1,001 reviews
  • Bookable on TripAdvisor at an average nightly summer rate of: $68.48 
  1. Kuta, Indonesia
  • Highly-rated value Hotel: The Kana Kuta, 4.5 bubbles, 614 reviews
  • Bookable on TripAdvisor at an average nightly summer rate of: $51.39
  • Local Activity: Experience the world’s longest water slide at Waterbom Bali: $39.51 
  1. Patong, Thailand
  • Highly-rated value Hotel: Patong Mansion Hotel, 4.5 bubbles, 587 reviews
  • Bookable on TripAdvisor at an average nightly summer rate of: $61.43 
  1. London, United Kingdom
  • Highly-rated value Hotel: The Westbridge Hotel, 4.5 bubbles, 1,148 reviews
  • Bookable on TripAdvisor at an average nightly summer rate of: $155.94
  • Local Activity: Marvel at London’s stately monuments and palaces by bike : $37.33 
  1. Ubud, Indonesia
  • Highly-rated value Hotel: Gajah Biru Bungalows, 5 bubbles, 391 reviews
  • Bookable on TripAdvisor at an average nightly summer rate of: $78.77
  • Local Activity: Appreciate the finer points of Ubud’s arts and crafts: $24.52 
  1. Hong Kong, China
  • Highly-rated value Hotel: The T Hotel, 5 bubbles, 460 reviews
  • Bookable on TripAdvisor at an average nightly summer rate of: $145.83
  • Local Activity: Eat your way through the streets of Hong Kong: $127.41 

Top 10 Domestic Summer Destinations with Average Summer Costs and Savings

Based on average one-week costs for hotel, airfare, meals and two local tours, for one person 

Most Popular Destinations (by search volume) Avg. Nightly Hotel Rate  

Avg. Flight Cost

Avg. Meal Cost  

Avg. Tour Cost

Avg. Cost of a One-Week Summer Trip Least Exp.
Week Cost
Least
Exp. Week this Summer
 
Saving made by travelling in least expensive week
Sydney $246.65 $329.80 $30.58 $131.44 $2,699.03 $2,626.14 9-Jan-17 $335.78
Melbourne $190.50 $324.75 $29.01 $132.70 $2,533.19 $2,309.13 2-Jan-17 $224.05
Surfers Paradise $217.07 $364.77 $25.00 $100.39 $2,610.24 $2,241.21 13-Feb-17 $369.02
Noosa $281.25 $379.26 $25.99 $128.44 $3,151.72 $2,745.69 30-Jan-17 $406.03
Hobart $202.38

 

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