Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
04 September 2014 09:00
British travellers are getting better hotel deals abroad than at home
Britons in search of the best hotel deals should look for a holiday abroad rather than on home soil, research suggests.
Nearly two-thirds of cities surveyed by Hotels.com offered tourists lower rates in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2013 - meaning more cash to spend on necessities like flights and travel insurance.
Countries in Southeast Asia had the cheapest hotel rooms between January and June, according to the study of 115 destinations.
Phnom Penh in Cambodia, for instance, had rooms available for just £34 per night, representing the best value for Brits.
Hanoi in Vietnam had rooms for £37, while the Thai resorts of Pattaya and Chiang Mai had rooms for £39 and £40 respectively.
Prices were flat in nine of the polled destinations, yet they rose in 43.
Places like Greece, Iceland and Ireland, all of which suffered at the hands of the global recession, saw a dramatic jump in prices.
Average hotel room prices around the world rose by 4% in the first six months of 2014.
Monte Carlo was the most expensive destination, where hotel rates rocketed by around a fifth to £223 in the first half of this year, followed by the Middle East destination of Muscat, where prices soared by 5% to £197.
Key West in Florida (£192), New York (£171) and Cancun in Mexico (£170) weren't far behind either.
For those looking to holiday closer to home, London prices rose 9% to £127, while Edinburgh prices were up 7% to £102 and Dublin room rates rose 10% to £87.
Matt Walls, vice president of Hotels.com, says Brits will be getting greater value for their money in most destinations this year.
He claims the strength of the pound means travellers will be able to stretch their budgets much further.
17 January 2017
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
13 January 2017
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
Stress could be as significant a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as smoking, drinking and overeating, new research shows.
24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.
05 January 2017
Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.
04 January 2017
Holidaymakers are increasingly turning their attentions to trips which are all-inclusive, new research has suggested.
31 December 2016
Budget airline Norwegian has said it will launch ultra-low cost flights for as little at £56 to New York as it ramps up the pressure on its rivals.