Don’t mind missing the big game, concert or match? Score major hotel deals by traveling after a major event.
Travelers looking for discounts should always check arrival dates after an area’s high-profile sporting or entertainment event ends. Hotels want to keep rooms filled when the crowds head home, so they often dramatically slash room rates.
Here is an example from our Destination of the Week: Wales. Golf fans are flocking to beautiful South Wales for the 2010 Ryder Cup this month, causing a spike in demand. But once it’s over, travelers can find amazing discounts. Even this 5-star property home to this year’s Ryder Cup is 50% off.