Major metropolises like New York, San Francisco, Tokyo and London are notoriously expensive destinations for a vacation, but a few formerly pricey locations are suddenly more affordable to visit in 2019. According to data from travel search engine Hipmunk, here are the top five international cities that now cater to travelers of all budgets.
With the largest decrease in prices out of the five (56 percent), Florence is an affordable alternative to the crowded neighbor cities of Rome and Venice, and is within easy access to the picturesque wineries of Tuscany.
With a considerable decrease of 36 percent in travel prices, snag a trip to Zürich before the prices increase again! Switzerland is not normally on a budget traveler’s list as it is usually among the world’s most expensive destination, but, in 2019, the average cost for a plane ticket is about $790.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hipmunk reports a 21 percent decrease in travel to South America, specifically to the colorful Argentinean capital of Buenos Aires. Once in Argentina, pull up a chair at one of the copious steakhouses for a mouthwatering plate of meat, washed down by a delectable glass of Argentinean red, which won’t set you back more than about $20.
London, United Kingdom
London will see the smallest drop in prices among the contenders on this list, but any decrease in price in the English capital city is a welcome reprieve from London’s typically sky-high costs.
The first Saturday in May is a special time of year for comic book fans all over the country. Free Comic Book Day functions exactly like it sounds. Comic book stores across the country host a day of festivities where, regardless of whether you buy anything, you can walk away with free books.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.
The babymoon trend is adding to the number of women traveling while pregnant. Expecting moms often need special items to take on the road. If you plan to travel while pregnant, you may want to consider adding these products to your suitcase.
Online shopping continues to soar in popularity with more people choosing to browse an entire catalogue of options instead of making a trip to the store. It makes sense because people are busy and sometimes don’t have time to spend hours browsing a store only to buy a few outfits. When shopping online, people can buy items sporadically or fill up carts and purchase them later. Online shopping is now more than just searching on the web, it’s also swiping through an app. Apps make it easier than ever to keep up with sales, new items and trends.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
With the early days of spring behind us, the busy days of summer festivals and events will be here before you know it. Most festival favorites, like Bonnaroo, Firefly, Coachella, Lollapalooza, CMA Music Festival and Austin City Limits, have lineups already announced, early-bird pricing expired and tickets mostly sold out or close to it, but, don’t worry, there are far more unique events taking place all over the world. If not this year, at least keep them on your radar for next.