Posts Tagged ‘ Hotel prices ’

Hotel Prices Are Rising

Dec 21st, 2010 | By

The traveller is an odd beast. What we prefer is a downturn. Then prices of hotels, flights and car hire drop. But then in downturns we might also have to trim our spending or, at worst case, face redundancy. But as the market improves and people feel more confident prices rise and the traveller gets hit by increased costs with not necessarily any improvement in income to pay for it. I suspect we are in that cycle now. Air fares have risen and now comes evidence from Trivago’s Hotel Price Index that hotel prices this December are going up as well.



Hotels, Volcanic Ash and the Summer

May 10th, 2010 | By

It has been reported in the media that hotel prices rose considerably when airports had to close due to the ash in the atmosphere.( I have to say that the hotel I used gave me the same rate) During the six day closure some 10 million people were estimated to have been affected. That meant that hotel reservations were cancelled as well as new ones being booked at the last minute.
Prices certainly rose and cancellations at lower rates were probably replaced by walk-in rates which would have been higher so hotels in the affected areas shouldn’t have lost overall.



Auctioning Hotel Rooms

Jul 23rd, 2009 | By

Hotel rooms are cheaper in some places this year than they have been for a while. It’s due to the recession of course. (Nothing to do with some hotel prices being over the top anyway). So this year prices in London have been quite a bit lower whilst in Edinburgh they have stayed about the same. Prices in Spain have dropped a bit but gossip says they will fall more before they rise again.In Dubai where the recession has bitten harder than in a number
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Miami Beach: Where the Glamorous People Live

Jun 25th, 2009 | By

Being in Miami, I thought I would spend a few days in Miami Beach which is a long strip of land connected by bridges to Miami proper. Obviously this is the beach area and the beaches are gorgeous. Long, long wide strips of sand being lapped or thrashed, depending on the weather, by emerald green seas. Yes it looks that good. I am not exaggerating.



Did You Go Away at Easter?

Jun 1st, 2009 | By

I know it seems a while ago now but one of the specialist companies that keeps track of how many people stay in hotels and what people pay, PKF Hotel Consultancy Services, has published it’s study of what the Easter market was like in the U.K. Overall, outside London, the price of a room dropped from £78.17 a year ago to £69.43 and only 63.9% of rooms had guests as opposed to 77.5% the previous year. Liverpool had the biggest drop, then Manchester and Birmingham.
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Bath:The Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in Britain

Mar 25th, 2009 | By

Where are the most expensive hotel rooms in Britain? Most people, me included, would probably say London but according to the accommodation booking site, hotels.com, the most expensive place is Bath. The average cost of a hotel room over the last three months was £119 per night whereas London was £111. London, incidentally, was the second most expensive place.The first question you ask yourself when you see information like this is,- is it accurate? Hotels.com use the actual price paid by people booking over the
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