10 places everyone wants to travel to in 2018 and the cheapest times to go

Keep scrolling to see where travelers are itching to go in 2018.

  16/01/2018 16:04
Last year, Asian destinations dominated the list of the most-visited cities in the world.

Looking ahead though, travelers seem to be setting their sights on Europe. That's according to data from travel search engine Kayak, which just released their 2018 travel hacker guide, featuring the top trending destinations of this year.

In order to create this list, Kayak looked at the top 100 most searched for travel dates between March 3, 2017, and February 28th, 2018, and identified the cities around the world with the greatest year-over-year increase in search.

For all the destinations that made the list, Kayak also featured the median hotel price there, as well as the median airfare to that city from the US and Canada based on travel dates that fall into the same one-year period mentioned above. We then used this data to identify the cheapest month to visit each place.

Keep scrolling to see where travelers are itching to go in 2018.

1. Maui, Hawaii — September is the cheapest time to go

51% increase in searches

Median airfare in September: $560

Median hotel rate in September: $309

Cheapest time to book: three months before departure

2. Barcelona, Spain — January is the cheapest time to go

35% increase in searches

Median airfare in January: $420

Median hotel rate in January: $103

Cheapest time to book: six months before departure

3. Bali, Indonesia — November is the cheapest time to go

27% increase in searches

Median airfare in November: $782

Median hotel rate in November: $123

Cheapest time to book: four months before departure

4. Amsterdam, Netherlands — January is the cheapest time to go

27% increase in searches

Median airfare in January: $499

Median hotel rate in January: $138

Cheapest time to book: three months before departure

5. Lisbon, Portugal — February is the cheapest time to go

25% increase in searches

Median airfare in February: $566

Median hotel rate in February: $82

Cheapest time to book: six months before departure

6. Las Vegas, Nevada — August is the cheapest time to go

21% increase in searches

Median airfare in August: $212

Median hotel rate in August: $154

Cheapest time to book: two months before departure

7. Madrid, Spain — March is the cheapest time to go

20% increase in searches

Median airfare in March: $520

Median hotel rate in March: $114

Cheapest time to book: five months before departure

8. Athens, Greece — February is the cheapest time to go

20% increase in searches

Median airfare in February: $657

Median hotel rate in February: $92

Cheapest time to book: five months before departure

9. Paris, France — January is the cheapest time to go

18% increase in searches

Median airfare in January: $474

Median hotel rate in January: $154

Cheapest time to book: six months before departure

10. Rome, Italy — February is the cheapest time to go

17% increase in searches

Median airfare in February: $486

Median hotel rate in February: $122

Cheapest time to book: four months before departure

Note: only hotels with three stars and above are included in this data.

Source Businessinsider
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