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November tHPI: Hotel Prices Plummet Across Europe

Hotel prices have decreased across Europe this month, according to the November trivago Hotel Price Index (tHPI) reported monthly by hotel comparison website trivago.co.uk. Based on the 50 most popular European cities on trivago, hotel prices have dropped by an average of 13 per cent in comparison to last month. One night in November will cost an average of £86, compared to £99 in October. 

Ten European Cities with the largest Hotel Price decreases: Destination  Av. Price Nov 14*  Av. Price Oct 14*  Percentage Decrease 
Venice £109 £194 -44%
Florence £89 £131 -32%
Rome £86 £126 -32%
Barcelona £84 £116 -28%
Prague £64 £87 -26%
Lisbon £72 £97 -26%
Paris £132 £173 -24%
Athens £62 £81 -23%
Seville £63 £82 -23%
Bilbao £60 £78 -23%

As the above table shows, the largest hotel price decreases can be found in Italy this month. Compared to October, hotel prices in Venice have decreased by 44 per cent to an average of £109 per night. The second and third largest prices drops can be found in Florence (down 32 per cent to £89) and Rome (also down 32 per cent to £86), respectively.

Also cheap this month is Spain, where prices have decreased in Barcelona (down 28 per cent to £84), Seville (down 23 per cent to £63) and Bilbao (also down 23 per cent to £60).

 Five UK Cities with the largest Hotel Price increases, year over year: Destination  Av. Price Nov 14*  Av. Price Nov 13*  Percentage Increase 
Norwich £110 £92 20%
Leeds £92 £78 18%
Glasgow £94 £81 16%
Birmingham £84 £76 11%
Bristol £95 £86 10%

While European hotel prices have dropped this month, UK hotel prices remain relatively unchanged compared to October, but have increased in comparison to November 2013. The largest increase can be found in Norwich, where prices have increased by 20 per cent to an average of £110 per night.

Denise Bartlett, UK Public Relations: “This November might be the best month to visit Italian cities such as Rome, Venice and Florence – temperatures are much milder than the UK, crowds are less and hotel prices are significantly cheaper. The same can be said for Barcelona, Lisbon, Athens, Seville and Bilbao. Paris is also worth mentioning – typically it is one of the most expensive European cities, but this month visitors can save an average of £41 in comparison to last month.

Hotel prices across Europe have also generally decreased compared to this time last year. This can be seen in Paris, Rome and Barcelona, where prices are down by 8 per cent in comparison to November 2013. Conversely, UK hotel have increased significantly compared to this time last year – by an average of 6 per cent, based on the 20 most popular UK cities. UK travellers might find their money goes further abroad this winter.”

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