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The 2022 'Travel Hacks Guide'

For consumers hungry for travel, tips from Expedia and Airline Reporting Corporation reveal the sweet spots for booking a vacation in their 2022 Travel Hacks Guide.

For domestic holidays, the lowest average daily rate for booking accommodation tends to occur on a Tuesday, where travellers could save almost 10 per cent versus booking on the most expensive day, which is a Friday. For international trips, book on a Tuesday, not on a Thursday, to save around 10 per cent.

The ideal day to begin a domestic stay is a Tuesday, where travellers can save almost 10 per cent versus staying on a Friday. For international trips, staying on a Tuesday can save travellers around 10 per cent, versus staying on a Thursday.

Choosing to stay at a lower star-rated hotel can save travellers around 45 per cent, on average, by simply opting for a 4-star property over a 5-star, while down-starring to a 3-star from a 4-star can save travellers around 30 per cent.

As the pandemic wanes, flexibility will remain a priority for travellers. For just over 30 per cent more, travellers can secure a refundable accommodation rate in case plans need to be changed or cancel providing peace of mind.

"As travellers continue to plan their future trips, we want to help make the process as easy as possible, while helping them save a few extra dollars on the way. We know planning a holiday can be stressful at the best of times, though by being flexible and applying these handy hacks, we hope travellers will feel more confident and ready to travel again," says Mary Zajac, PR Manager for the Expedia brand.