Hotel prices up 250% for Six NationsPosted: February 20, 2014
Hotel prices have increased in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Dublin for the 2014 Six Nations Championship, according to new research by hotel comparison website trivago.co.uk.
Prices are up by 250 per cent in Cardiff, 147 per cent in Edinburgh and 42 per cent in Dublin, with the most significant increases can be found in Cardiff.
Hotel prices have increased by 250 per cent this Friday 21 February, when Wales will take on France at the Millennium Stadium.
An overnight stay will cost an average of £284, in comparison to the February monthly average of £81.
When Wales competes against Scotland on Saturday 15 March, visitors can expect to pay an average of £287 for their hotel room. This is a 233 per cent increase from the March monthly average of £86.
Edinburgh will also experience a large increase in hotel prices when Scotland takes on France at the Murrayfield Stadium. Fans will pay an average of £256 for their hotel room on Saturday 8 March, which is a 147 per cent increase from the March monthly average of £104.
Hotel prices are also up by 42 per cent in Dublin on Saturday 8th March, when Ireland will compete against Italy at the Aviva Stadium. An overnight stay will cost an average of £131, compared to the March monthly average of £92.
Denise Bartlett, public relations UK & Ireland, says: “Although it is normal for hotel prices to increase during a popular sporting event, 250 per cent is a large and rarely seen increase.
In Cardiff, fans will pay more than three times the average hotel price for both matches hosted at the Millennium Stadium.
As a point of reference, hotel prices only increased by 121 per cent for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. It is interesting to note that hotel prices have not increased for the Six Nations matches in London, Paris or Rome.
Larger cities contain more hotels and as a result, hoteliers must be competitive in their pricing.”
Prices shown are the average price per night for a standard double room, calculated on the basis of over 2 million daily searches on over 200 booking sites and hotel chains.
Sourced by Travel Daily UK