Skyscanner launches Israel "best time to book" tool
The tool provides travelers who wish to book flights departing from Tel Aviv, with the most valuable insights about the best time to book flights, Globes reported.
Global travel search site Skyscanner, which provides free search of flights, hotels and car hire worldwide, today launched its new interactive “Best time to book” tool for Israel. The tool provides travelers who wish to book flights departing from Tel Aviv, with the most valuable insights about the best time to book flights, as well as the cheapest and most expensive months to travel to the most popular destinations for Israeli tourists.
Skyscanner has analyzed its extensive database of the last two years to gather the information that provides the users with the best week to book, and also allows them to see the cheapest month to travel.
Users simply need to visit Skyscanner’s interactive tool and choose the destination they plan to fly to from the drop down menu. They can then choose from two options: one, is to get information on the number of weeks to book in advance to get the cheapest price (for each destination) and the second - which month is the cheapest and the most expensive to travel.
A traveler interested in flying to Amsterdam, for example, can then look at the cheapest month or how long in advance they want to book for this trip to get the cheapest price.
Short haul routes tend to be booked up to 10 weeks in advance of travel, but this rule isn’t always right. Consequently, Skyscanner encourages tourists to look at each route separately, for example, Tel Aviv to London is best booked 23 weeks in advance of travel, whereas Tel Aviv to Geneva - 8 weeks in advance.
Long haul destinations can vary greatly too. It was once believed that long haul flights should be best booked further in advance, but this isn’t always the case. For example, Tel Aviv to Toronto is best booked 6 weeks in advance, whereas Tel Aviv to New York - 20 weeks.
Skyscanner Israel growth manager Itziar Irazabal said, “We all wonder when searching for flights when is the best time to book flights. This is why in Skyscanner we wanted to make use of all the data that we have to provide our Israeli travellers with a useful tool so they can make smart decisions when planning their holidays, and save on their flight prices. In just one click, users can see the best time to book in advance for flights departing Tel Aviv, and get a broad overview on which months are the cheapest and which are the most expensive. We will continue to work on ways to help to our Israeli users to save money and make the most of their journey."