From flight increases to less-visited destinations, here’s what you can take note of when travelling during the December holidays.
Making plans to travel this December holiday? Imagine celebrating Christmas in the snowy winters of Switzerland with a cup of warm cocoa in hand, warming yourselves by the fireplace — the perfect white Christmas. Or, in the tropical paradise of luxurious beach resorts and romantic villas in Bali for the ultimate relaxation coupled with exciting adventures. Tis’ the season to be jolly! So we’re here to tell you what to expect this December holiday and throw in some useful travel tips and tricks. After all, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Prep Yourselves For Flight Increases
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Heads up folks, according to Straits Times, airfares are up to 78% higher this December holiday than before the Covid’19 pandemic. Time to start booking your flights early or avoid peak travel periods!
A one-way ticket to South Korea from Singapore is 78% more expensive on average for all cabin classes starting from 19 November 2022 onwards. While one-way tickets to the Philippines have increased by 70% on average for all cabin classes for the same period.
For those travelling to Malaysia this December, do take note that economy return flights to Kuala Lumpur have seen a 50% increase for the period of 19 – 31 December 2022. What’s more, flights to Europe have risen slightly by 10 – 20% with prices ranging from S$1,500 to S$1,800. However, the same can’t be said for London whose flight prices have only risen slightly by 5% for economy-class return tickets from 19 – 31 December.
However, not all news is bad news, tickets to Taiwan have dropped from around S$1,500 to S$1,000 since September. And flights to Japan have lowered their prices from S$2,800 to S$1,600!
So, where are you heading this December?
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Set Price Alerts & Start Booking Early!
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So now that you’re aware of the dreaded price increases this December period, perhaps it’s time to make a move on ASAP. Procrastinating on booking flights because you’re waiting for the cheapest steals? We’ve all been there (guilty)! We suggest setting up price alerts using sites like Skyscanner, Traveloka, and Google Flights. Let them do the work for you. All you have to do is click buy when the price is right!
Besides flight tickets, it’s crucial to book your attractions and rental cars ahead of time for that much-needed convenience. After all, what’s worrying on vacation? Make things easier on yourself and start booking now!
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Ever Thought Of Less Popular Destinations?
1. Marshall Islands
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Escape the city and head to the Marshall Islands! Known for its iconic volcanic islands that litter the Pacific waters between Hawaii and the Philippines, travellers can expect sparkling clear turquoise waters, white beaches, low crime, and sunshine all around. Why not swim amongst their colourful marine life and go diving? Psst, it’s also one of two countries in the world made up entirely of low-lying coral atoll which encircles the lagoon!
What To Take Note Of When Travelling During The December Holidays: Find out more on the Marshall Islands
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Take a trip down to the Caribbean and explore Dominica! An adventurer’s haven, this island may be slightly off the beaten track but it’s full of hidden gems. Dubbed “Nature Island”, prepare to be amazed by epic coral reefs, a volcano surrounded by lush green rainforest, some hot springs, and one of the Caribbean’s longest hiking trails. The island is also home to the second-largest hot lake in the world — the Boiling Lake.
What To Take Note Of When Travelling During The December Holidays: Find out more about Dominica
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You might have heard of the Monaco Grand Prix but have you ever visited the place for yourself? If you’re craving something a little fancier, head to Monaco! Known for being a billionaires’ playground, this city is littered with expensive yachts, glamorous casinos, and elegant restaurants for those who want to live out their Elon Musk fantasies.
What To Take Note Of When Travelling During The December Holidays: Find out more about Monaco
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