Passengers booking cheap flights to Amsterdam, Barcelona and other major cities got even better value for money in November, when European hotel prices fell by up to 41%.
Back in September, the Trivago Hotel Price Index reported the cost of hotel accommodation had risen in almost one in three destinations worldwide. However, a closer look at the figures suggested things might not be so bad nearer to home. While the Grand Prix resort of Monte Carlo had the steepest price rise – almost 20% - the impact was largely felt outside Europe, at cities like Rio de Janeiro, Dubai, Las Vegas, Perth, and Osaka. By comparison, prices in many European cities, including Amsterdam, actually fell.
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The most popular destinations for British travellers are predominantly in Europe, in cities like Paris and Barcelona, so the latest Trivago report will be pleasant news for anyone planning a spring break. Currently, European prices are at their cheapest since January 2012, although the trend is less pronounced in the UK. Couples planning a romantic weekend will be pleased to hear the biggest drop is in Venice, where hotel prices have fallen by an average of £94 over the past two months, equating to a drop of 41%. Paris, Prague and Barcelona also showed drops of between 21% and 24%.
Amsterdam’s price drop of 17% is one of the most dramatic compared to this time last year, and now is the perfect time to go, as the city is holding its first ever Light Festival from 7 December to 20 January. Jet2.com has cheap flights to Amsterdam throughout the year, flying from Leeds Bradford airport.