Hotel prices falling in the UK
31 March 2009 07:57
People planning holidays in the UK will be pleased to learn that hotel prices dropped in the fourth quarter of 2008, leaving them money to spend on family holiday insurance.
That is according to the annual Hotel Price Index survey by hotels.com, which indicated that prices fell from typically £105 per room per night in the final three months of 2007 to £93 in the same period last year.
The biggest drops were seen in Blackpool (22 per cent) and Manchester (19 per cent), with Brighton also seeing a significant drop (17 per cent).
These reductions would go some way towards covering the cost of a single-trip travel insurance policy for a domestic holiday.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Visit Britain director Patricia Yates suggested the report "underlines that Britain is a great place to holiday right now".
"There are some fantastic deals to be had and you can enjoy all this country has to offer for less than you've ever paid before."
While hotels are getting cheaper for domestic travellers, air fares could be getting more expensive under proposals to reduce the environmental impact of the aviation industry.