Hotel prices fall in Europe
The end of the summer season has brought considerably lower hotel prices across Europe, statistics released by Trivago October 14 have shown.travel Updated: Oct 15, 2011 18:54 IST
The end of the summer season has brought considerably lower hotel prices across Europe, statistics released by Trivago October 14 have shown.
The average price for a standard double in Europe this month is â¬127, Trivago said, a fall of seven percent on September and a widespread trend seen across 35 of the 50 top European cities tracked.
Significant falls of 18 percent were seen in Barcelona (â¬147) and Milan (â¬161), Trivago said, with 15 percent drops in Copenhagen (â¬142), Geneva (â¬253) and Amsterdam (â¬161).
Brussels and Dublin fell by 11 percent to â¬135 and â¬96 respectively, while Budapest and Lisbon fell by nine percent to â¬78 and â¬118 respectively.
Customers planning a late-autumn trip to popular destinations such as the south of France, the Balearics, Portugal or the Greek islands could also save money, calculated TripAdvisor, with a night in Cannes 22 percent cheaper than last month at â¬123 and a night in Nice 19 percent cheaper at â¬108.
For the first time in months, Geneva lost the title of Europe's most expensive city, to Venice, while the cheapest destination indexed by Trivago was Sofia, a steal at just â¬72 a night.
Europe's Most Expensive Destinations (October 2011)
Data from Trivago
1. Venice â¬259
2. Geneva â¬253
3. London â¬198
4. Paris â¬186
5. Stockholm â¬177
First Published: Oct 15, 2011 18:54 IST