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Hotel prices October half term: Dubai, London and Venice most expensive

Paris is the most popular international destination this October half term. It is also the third most expensive, at an average of £148 per night between 24th October and 2nd November.

LONDON – Hotel comparison website trivago.co.uk has compiled a list of the ten most popular national and international destinations this October Half Term, based on searches made between 1st September and 19th October 2014.

Top Ten International Destinations

Ranking

Destination

Average Price*

1

Paris, France

£148

2

Amsterdam, Netherlands

£129

3

Barcelona, Spain

£112

4

Dublin, Ireland

£85

5

Benidorm, Spain

£81

6

Rome, Italy

£104

7

Venice, Italy

£152

8

Dubai, UAE

£172

9

Berlin, Germany

£71

10

Albufeira, Portugal

£55

*Average price per night for a standard double room between 24 October and 2 November 2014, based on searches made by UK users between 1 September and 19 October 2014.

Paris is the most popular international destination this October half term. It is also the third most expensive, at an average of £148 per night between 24th October and 2nd November. The city break is a popular choice this October, with five European capitals in the top ten: Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, Rome and Berlin. Of these, Venice is the most expensive (£152 per night) and at less than half the price, Berlin is the cheapest (£71 per night).

With winter approaching, some UK holidaymakers are hoping to make the most of warmer temperatures abroad. Four of the top ten international destinations are early winter sun destinations: Barcelona, Benidorm, Dubai and Albufeira. Of these, Dubai is the most expensive (and the overall most expensive destination this October half term) at an average of £172 per night. Albufeira is the cheapest (and the overall cheapest destination) at £55 per night.

Top Ten National Destinations

Ranking

Destination

Average Price*

1

London

£154

2

Blackpool

£63

3

Edinburgh

£111

4

Glasgow

£89

5

York

£97

6

Manchester

£102

7

Liverpool

£95

8

Birmingham

£70

9

Leeds

£81

10

Bristol

£82

*Average price per night for a standard double room between 24 October and 2 November 2014, based on searches made between 1 September and 19 October 2014.

Unsurprisingly, London is both the most popular and the most expensive UK destination this October half term, at an average of £154 per night between 24th October and 2nd November. This is followed by Edinburgh at £111 and Manchester at £102. Blackpool persists as one of the most popular UK destinations, in second position this half term.

Blackpool is also the cheapest destination this half term, at an average of £63 per night. This is followed by Birmingham (£70 per night), Leeds (£81 per night) and Bristol (£82 per night).

Denise Bartlett, UK Public Relations: “It is encouraging to see that hotel prices are fairly consistent with prices from the week before and October prices in general, showing that hoteliers are generally not attempting to cash in on the October half term. The term time versus school holidays debate has been a popular topic in 2014; earlier this year we reported hotel prices increasing by up to 58 per cent for the February half term.

It is also great to see Edinburgh and Glasgow as the third and fourth most popular national destinations, respectively. During the Scottish referendum, we reported UK travel interest to Scotland decreased by 29 per cent. Luckily this does not seem to have had a lasting effect on Scottish tourism, with UK visitors returning to Scotland this half term.”

Photo caption: Paris is the most popular international destination this October half term.

Theodore Koumelis
Co-Founder & Managing Director - Travel Media Applications | Website

Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.

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