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Google Helps Plan Winter Holidays

by Allie Moore

Feb 21, 2019

Chateau Frontenac © Marite Sganga | Dreamstime
While some travelers are enchanted by winter and its snow-covered charms, others look to escape the season altogether in search of sun and sand. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your winter getaway, U.S. News and World Report put together a list of the best winter destinations for every type of traveler.

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If you feel stuck in the winter doldrums, just remember there are a few long weekends to look forward to that can break up the monotony and get you back into the travel swing.

 

Google is stepping in to help trip planners with their getaways by cluing travelers into the best deals and destinations during holiday periods. Google’s data based on bookings from past years indicate there may be a financial benefit to waiting until the last minute to book: Prices in 2018 dropped nine days before MLK Day and the best deals were found to winter destinations.

 

Another tip for saving on airfare is to tack on one day before or after the long weekend so you’re not flying out or back with everyone else. Fares can be about 31 percent cheaper and you’ll only lose one vacation day.

 

Those seeking warmer destinations and travel dates during the spring may want to book earlier, though, as prices begin to rise approximately 36 days before departure. Using Google Flights to explore the best options lets you play around with dates and destinations. Remember, flexibility will often yield the best results.

 

 

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