UK hotel prices down a third says

Overseas visitors to the UK benefitted from hotel price drops of up to 32% in some cities according to the Hotel Price Index.

The index tracks the real prices paid per hotel room across 94,000 properties in 16,000 locations.

US travellers paid 21% less than in 2008 with an average of US$172 per night while travellers from Europe paid 18% less spending €104 per night.

Britons holidaying at home also benefitted from discounts with UK hotel prices falling 13% year-on-year to £84 per room per night on average compared to £97 in 2008.

Oxford and Newquay were the only places to escape the price falls while prices in London were down seven per cent year-on-year to on average £106 per night.

Prices in Edinburgh saw a similar decline, down six per cent to £95 per night on average while Cardiff prices dropped 11% to £81.

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