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Hotel prices increase by 10 percent in May

In comparison to April average hotel prices are 10 percent higher. Even though hotels in the United Kingdom are more expensive this month, good deals can still be found across the English Channel.

London, May 6th 2009. The tHPI (trivago Hotel Price Index) shows that an overnight stay in a standard double room costs on average 107 pounds in May, a 15 percent increase in comparison to last year mainly due to the weak pound. With the summer drawing closer good hotel deals can be found this May especially in Paris and Naples.

The price of a standard double room in Paris fell by seven percent from April to May to 127 pounds per night. Hotel prices have also become more favourable Italian cities such as Turin (102 pounds), Naples (86 pounds) and Bologna (100 pounds) that also offer sunny climes.
Hotel accommodation is also affordable in Lisbon (95 pounds), Valencia (78 pounds), Granada (75 pounds) and Madrid (96 pounds), as well as in South-Eastern Europe in Sofia (86 pounds) and Bucharest (99 pounds).

In the United Kingdom hotel prices have increased, the price for a double room in London is 130 pounds, eight percent more than in April (120 pounds). The price of a standard double room in Edinburgh is 110 pounds in May (100 pounds in April). In Cannes, France, the average hotel price has increased by 27 percent to 121 pounds, most probably due to the Cannes International Film Festival. The most expensive European city in May is Geneva (180 pounds for a double room). The cheapest city to visit in May is Granada (75 pounds).

The www.trivago.co.uk hotel price index shows the average overnight accommodation prices for the most popular European cities on trivago. The average prices for a standard double room are calculated on the basis of 40,000 daily price inquiries for overnight hotel stay generated through the trivago hotel price comparison.

Subscribe for the monthly trivago price index by emailing: thpi@trivago.com.

An overview of the average overnight accommodation prices for May can be found here: ttp://imgpe.trivago.com/contentimages/press/images/thpi_0509_ukx.pdf

The tHPI for 2008 can be found here: ttp://img.trivago.com/contentimages/press/images/thpi_1208_english.pdf

About trivago:
Travellers find the ideal hotel for the best rate on trivago. The online service compares the hotel rates of over 30 booking sites for 80,000 hotels worldwide. Additionally trivago has integrated over 15 million hotel reviews and shows the overall rating for each htel.

trivago does not just compare the prices of online hotel booking sites, but also the rates. Users can see whether breakfast is included and if cancellation and payment by credit card is possible. trivago has the first “Freestyle” meta search: travellers are able to search by holiday region, city or hotel name.

trivago GmbH with its headquarters in Dusseldorf, Germany was founded in 2005 and currently operates eleven European country platforms.

This article is quoted from the Tourism ROI Newsletter published on 2009-05.08.

This article is written by Majbritt Thomsen, administrator on ‘Views On Tourism’.

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