Europe's major cities see hotel price hike in October
Friday 15 October 2010
Hotel prices across Europe rose by 4 percent in October compared to September, according to analysis from travel booking site Trivago.com.
A night in Europe will now cost travelers an average of €118, Trivago said October 14, with prices rising in 32 of the most popular 50 destinations that the website monitors.
Paris, Vienna and Istanbul are now at their highest point since January 2010, although rates in resort centers in Greece, Portugal and Turkey have fallen.
A night in Crete, for instance, has fallen 26 percent since last month to €80, while hotel rates in the Portuguese Algarve are down 39 percent at €71 and Alanya in Turkey has dropped 34 percent lower to €62.
Hotel prices in London are up 11 percent after a two-month decline, averaging €163 per night, while Paris (€175), Barcelona (€141), Madrid (€116) and Milan (€132) have also seen price hikes.
Geneva remains the most expensive destination on Trivago's index, the only city passing the €200 a night mark, while Sofia is the cheapest city break, with hotel rooms there averaging just €76 per night.
Europe's most expensive hotel rooms
Data from Trivago
1. Geneva €206
2. Venice €198
3. Paris €175
4. Stockholm €173
5. London €163
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
Apple has been hit by complaints about the 1.1GB download
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Thriller is set in the secret world of British espionage
Bomber jacket worn by Mary Berry sells out within an hour
Much-loved cartoon character returns - without Sir David Jason
Actress to appear in second series of the hugely popular crime drama
Matt Smith is set to join cast of the Jane Austen classic - with a twist
Dramatic GoPro video shows backpacker Alexander Hennessy warding off armed robber in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Best Place To Be Today shows 365 of the world's most amazing places - and the perfect time to visit them
Watch a man race the Circle line - and win
The 10 Best hiking boots
Pakistani passenger power forces two politicians off plane
- 2 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 3 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
- 4 Scottish independence: Andy Murray backs Yes campaign in eleventh hour decision
- 5 Have you heard about the film Singapore has banned its people from watching? Well, you have now
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
£18000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: ***EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FO...
Basic of £18,000 + commission, realistic OTE of £30-£50k : Ocean Holidays: Le...
£20 - 26k + Benefits: Guru Careers: A Marketing Executive / Member Services Ex...
£15,000 - £25,000: Recruitment Genius: A fantastic opportunity has arisen for ...