Weak pound pushes hotel prices up

Weak pound pushes hotel prices up

The weak value of the pound has led to an average increase in hotel prices of 15% across Europe compared with last year.

The trivago Hotel Price Index shows that the price of an overnight stay in a standard double room in Europe will cost an average of £107 this month - a 15% increase on May 2008.

The cost of staying in UK hotels has risen the most, with a double room in London costing £130, 8% more than in April.

It is only slightly cheaper to cross the Channel for a holiday. The price of a standard double room in Paris fell by 7% this month to £127.

Cannes saw the highest monthly increase of 27% to £121, probably due to the Cannes International Film Festival. The most expensive European city in May is Geneva, at £180 for a double room.

The trivago Hotel Price Index shows the average overnight accommodation prices for the most popular European cities.

The average prices for a standard double room are calculated on the basis of 40,000 daily price enquiries for overnight hotel stays.

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