Best time to book to get cheap airfare and hotel deals for Christmas in Europe

… according to Demi Kavaratzis, director of tours and transport, Expedia Australia

"Experiencing a northern hemisphere Christmas should be on everyone's travel bucket list – it's so different to Australia. For those planning on a trip this year, it's worth planning ahead to save money. On Expedia, the top three European destinations Australians visit at Christmas are London, Paris and Amsterdam. August is typically the cheapest month to purchase flights to these destinations and is also the time we often see a peak in demand. For accommodation, October is when we tend to see the cheapest average nightly hotel rates. My tip would be when booking your flight in August, to see if you can find a great deal on your hotel when bundling it together in a package. That way you can have peace of mind that both your hotel and flight are squared away for a magical Christmas, save money and start counting down the days." See