Romanians travel almost 50% cheaper in autumn holidays, study says


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The free travel metasearch team analyzed the prices of autumn holidays for those who did not spend all their leave days for 2019. Also called “Indian summer” or “velvet season”, the period that just started comes with considerable discounted prices for air tickets or hotel reservations.

Romanians who have been patient during the summer and have kept the savings to use them in a more efficient way during the autumn holidays are fully rewarded by the airlines or hotel chains, as the price reductions can go until half-fees of the crowded months.

Price drops to Romanians` favorite destinations

The biggest price difference for flights departing from Romania can be found in routes to Great Britain: The average price for flights to UK in autumn months is 47% lower than the average price for June-August. A significant decrease is also noted in flights to France, with average prices becoming 43% lower than during the summer.

Other countries highly visited by Romanians where average flight prices drop in the fall months are Italy (31%), Spain (29%), or Greece (23%).

Regarding accommodation, the hotel owners prepared attractive fees, but not all of them being smaller than during summer season. This time Greece leads this discounts top among the above mentioned countries, offering rooms with 32% cheaper during autumn months. In the western part of the continent, hotel rooms in Spain and Italy have average fees 22%, respectively 20% cheaper, and those in France have the smallest discounts, 4%.

Examples: a Timișoara – Milan flight in mid-October can be purchased for EUR 17, and a return flight from Cluj to New York at the end of the same month costs EUR 419.

From Bucharest one can fly to Rome in mid-November with only 24 EUR/pers (round-trip) and to Amman at the end of the month for 46 EUR/pers (round-trip).

More holiday offers departing from Romania can be found on Deals Landing Page, where prices are daily updated.

Most searched for cities for autumn holidays

Romanians who plan their vacations in advance tend to benefit from lower prices, and if the flight period is after the summer season, the vacations become even more convenient.

Rome is the city with the most flight searches for the months of September-November, followed by Barcelona, ​​Paris, Phuket and London. In addition to the large communities of Romanians in the European cities, many travelers come here to explore the locations enjoying pleasant temperatures for walks and the lack of summer crowds.

Destination Average flight price, autumn 2019, EUR Price drop compared to summer season Average hotel room price, autumn 2019, EUR Price difference compared to summer season
Rome 53 -37% 74 +3%
Barcelona 110 -24% 116 -6%
Paris 91 -44% 138 +15%
Phuket City 489 -4% 29 +23%
London 56 -46% 102 -10%
Athens 49 -41% 51 -30%
Milan 49 -21% 79 +7%
Luqa (Malta) 101 -20% 65 -12%
Dubai 221 -2% 35 -7%
Venice 58 -29% 59 -24%


The above mentioned prices represent the average values ​​for return flights in Economy class made between 01.09.2019 – 30.11.2019 with search dates between 01.08.2019 – 31.08.2019.

The above mentioned prices represent the average values ​​for one night in a double room of a 3 * hotel between 01.09.2019 – 30.11.2019 with search dates between 01.08.2019 – 31.08.2019.

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