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Where to Travel in 2018 if You're on a Budget

A look at some of the cheapest international and domestic destinations this year.

AFP Relaxnews

Updated:January 4, 2018, 10:56 AM IST
Where to Travel in 2018 if You're on a Budget
La Paz, Bolivia (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ istock.com/ padchas)

The rise of ultra-low-budget airlines and new flight classes like basic coach herald an even more affordable year for air travel in 2018, says online travel agent Hipmunk, and they have the fares to prove it.

After comparing the average price for flight bookings departing the US in 2017 and 2018, Hipmunk estimates that international booking prices have dropped six percent in 2018 compared to last year.

Likewise, the average price of domestic flights have dropped up to 18 percent for US travelers.

For budget-conscious travelers already looking forward to planning out their escapades for 2018, here's a look at some of the cheapest international and domestic destinations this year:

International destinations from the US:

La Paz, Bolivia, average airfare in 2018: $737, -26 percent change from 2017

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, $816, -24 percent change from 2017

Nice, France $1,231, -19 percent change from 2017

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, $1,051, -19 percent change from 2017

Bergen, Norway, $790, -16 percent change from 2017

Phuket, Thailand, $1,028, -14 percent change from 2017

Frankfurt, Germany, $1,036, -14 percent change from 2017

Rome, Italy, $917, 12 percent change from 2017

London, England, $762, -11 percent change from 2017

Copenhagen, Denmark, $751, -11 percent change from 2017

Cheap domestic destinations 2018:

Atlanta, GA, $250, -18 percent change 2017

Key West, FL, $475, -16 percent change from 2017

San Antonio, TX, $340, -16 percent change from 2017

Washington DC, $333, -15 percent change from 2017

Richmond, VA, $390, -13 percent change from 2017

Cincinnati, OH, $347, -13 percent change from 2017

Minneapolis, MN, $289, -13 percent change from 2017

Reno, NV, $426, -13 percent change from 2017

New York City, NY, $299, -12 percent change from 2017

Albuquerque, NM, $341, -11 percent change from 2017

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| Edited by: Manila Venugopal
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