The Most Popular Destination for UK travelers this New Year’s Eve

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

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This year, UK travelers will stay an average of 4 nights for their New Year’s break, spending an average of £147 per night.

Four star hotels are the preferred choice this New Year’s Eve (accounting for 47 per cent of hotel searches), followed by three star hotels (28 per cent), five star hotels (16 per cent), and finally one and two star hotels (8 per cent).

London, Edinburgh, and Amsterdam tops the most popular destinations for UK travelers this New Year’s Eve, based on searches made since 1st October at hotel comparison website

Top Ten NYE Destinations for UK Travelers:

Popularity Ranking City Country Median Price 31st December Average Price December Percentage Increase
1 London UK £240 £171 40%
2 Edinburgh UK £241 £98 146%
3 Amsterdam Netherlands £242 £104 132%
4 Paris France £173 £131 32%
5 Dublin Ireland £122 £85 43%
6 Dubai UAE £207 £155 34%
7 Manchester UK £110 £110 0%
8 New York City USA £407 £256 59%
9 York UK £134 £106 27%
10 Glasgow UK £90 £80 13%

Searches are for any number of nights which include the 31st December.

London is the most popular destination, followed by Edinburgh and Amsterdam. The “staycation” is a popular choice this New Year’s Eve, with five of the top ten cities located in the UK (Manchester, York and Glasgow also make the list). In fact, Brits seem keen to stay close to home this year, with Paris (#4) and Dublin (#5) completing the top five. Only two long-haul destinations make the list: Dubai (#6) and New York City (#8).

The city with the largest price hikes is Edinburgh, where prices have increased by 146 per cent. An overnight stay on December 31st will cost an average of £241, compared to an average of £98 per night during December. Amsterdam is the second-worst offender, with prices up by 132 per cent (from an average of £104 during December to £242 on New Year’s Eve). New York City is the most expensive destination: an overnight stay on 31st December will cost an average of £407. Manchester is the only city with no price hikes: the average throughout December and on New Year’s Eve is £110.


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