EU Hotel Prices fall by 23% in time for October Half Term
Last month saw hotel prices increase by up to 21 per cent in the UK’s main cities. After the expensive Olympic summer, travellers this month will be glad to know UK hotel prices have finally dropped. In anticipation of the beginning of Autumn and colder weather, one night is on average £4 cheaper than
Cities with the largest decreases in overnight accommodation are Brighton (down 15 per cent compared to last month), Edinburgh (down 13 per cent) and Dublin (also down 13 per cent). The cheapest cities are currently Blackpool (one night will cost an average of £64), Sheffield (on average £70 per night) and Birmingham (on average £74 per night).
October half term: UK
Those planning to stay in the UK during the October half term are in luck, as prices have decreased in comparison to last month. On average, UK hotel prices have decreased by 5 per cent, but larger savings can be found by looking at specific regions. Hotels in popular October half term destinations Cornwall, Dartmoor and the Lake District have all decreased dramatically in comparison to September.
Hotel prices in Cornwall have decreased by an average of 15 per cent compared to last month. Newquay presents the cheapest option (on average £79 per night), in comparison to nearby Penzance (£85 per night) and Falmouth (£96 per night). Visitors to the Lake District may want to consider Kendal (on average £82 per night), which is on average 25 per cent cheaper than Windermere (£106 per night) or Keswick (£113 per night). Similarly, Plymouth (on average £67 per night) in the Dartmoor area is lower in price than Torquay (£73 per night) or Exeter (£83 per night).
EU hotel prices decrease
Similarly to the UK, hotel prices have decreased throughout the rest of Europe in comparison to September. The only city showing a notable increase is Madrid, where prices have increased by 18% to an average of £98 per night. On average, European hotel prices have decreased by 6% and are £6 cheaper than last month.
Compared to this time last year, hotel prices in Europe have decreased by an average of 7%. Most notable decreases include Geneva (down 18 per cent to an average of £200 per night) and Lisbon (down 10 per cent to £85 per night). Most notable increases are Brussels (17% increase to an average of £106 per night) and Paris (15% increase to £170 per night).
October half term: EU
Those planning to leave the UK this October half term for a city break may want to consider Berlin (down 23 per cent to an average of £82 per night), Vienna (down 11 per cent to £108 per night) or Copenhagen (also down 11 per cent to £112 per night).
Travellers hoping to escape the bad weather forecasted in the UK for some October sunshine may want to consider Greece, where prices have decreased by 16 per cent compared to last month to an average of £68 per night. Other cheap and warm destinations include Portugal (down 12 per cent from last month to £74 per night) and Cyprus (down 10 per cent to £94 per night).
The hotel price index shows the average overnight accommodation prices for the most popular European cities on trivago. Prices for a standard double room are calculated on the basis of one million daily price inquiries for overnight hotel stays generated through the trivago hotel price comparison service. trivago stores all hotel requests for each month and therefore gives an overview of hotel accommodation prices for the upcoming month. The tHPI reflects the hotel prices within the European online hotel market: The overnight accommodation prices of over 100 online travel agents and hotel chains create the average hotel prices for cities, regions and countries within Europe.
Travellers find the ideal hotel for the best price on www.trivago.co.uk. Trivago is an online metasearch site which compares hotel rates from over 600,000 hotels on over 100 booking sites worldwide; while also offering over 34 million integrated hotel reviews, accompanied by 14 million photos. Easily find the perfect hotel by using trivago’s various filters and sorting options. 18 million visitors per month use trivago to save an average of 35% per booking. Headquarters for trivago are based in Düsseldorf, Germany with remote offices located in New York, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Athens; trivago was founded in 2005 and currently operates 30 international country platforms.
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