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Why Tuesday Is The Best Day To Buy Travel Related Deals

If you're shopping around online for a cheap travel deal, it's worth knowing that package prices can fluctuate throughout the week and even during the same day (on every online comparison booking engine).

In simple words; that deal you spotted at 10am may well have gone up by mid-afternoon. Same goes for flight ticket and so on (tried and tested).

Spend the weekend researching your next trip, but when it comes to booking hold off until Tuesday morning to save money.

Why most travel-related deal are cheaper on Tuesday?

1. Price fluctuation

The principal is the same, more demands equals to higher price. What's usually happened is, the majority of the comparison booking site are using a sophisticated software where they tend to flag 'load control'.

What happen is, when people start researching a place, the system will notice high 'demand' and slightly adjust the pricing.

"If lots of people are looking at a holiday this demand puts the price up - even if they're not actually booking," says Steve Pattenden from travel agent Double S Travel.


Experts around the world suggest booking any deals before 11 a.m daily! This is because, usually this is the previous night rate and yet to be updated.

So, secure your booking before that time. But, there is also slight possibility of the price is actually cheaper after that time. So, the best way is to follow the deals for at least 2 days to direct compare the pricing.

3. Tuesday is the best day to book any travel deals

When it comes to the best day of the week to book your trip, Tuesday is the day companies usually adjust their prices, especially if holidays aren't selling.

Tom Hall, editor of the Lonely Planet travel guides, adds: "Tuesdays are good days to find lower leisure fares, but booking early is still the best way to get a good price."

For any flight 'last-minute' deals, we are suggested to pre-book five to six weeks before departure. This is because the airlines will check their seat stock and may give those unsold seat at cheaper price.

4. The Cheapest Day To Buy Flight Ticket

When it comes to securing the best rate to fly, always check or buy on Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday afternoon.

Midweek flights are less popular, hence the lower prices.

But Saturday afternoons can also be good value as most weekend travellers want to fly out first thing on a Saturday morning or the night before.

5. Hotel bookings

If you're booking hotels independently, look for deals that don't have cancellation fees attached.

Then snap these up while you shop around as you can switch deals later on if you find a better value room.

Many travel firms block book hotels but if rooms don't sell they may be sold off cheaply a couple of days before.


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