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Golf competition - Hotel Prices Increase by 155% in Perth

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Hotel prices have increased by 155 per cent in Perth and 127 per cent in Stirling for the 2014 Ryder Cup, according to hotel comparison site trivago.co.uk.

The men’s golf competition will take place at Gleneagles Hotel (pictured above) between Friday 26th and Sunday 28th September. Located near the small town of Auchterarder, accommodation options are scarce and visitors will most likely choose nearby Perth (18 miles), Stirling (19 miles), Dundee (40 miles), Edinburgh (43 miles) or Glasgow (45 miles) for hotels.

Unsurprisingly, the closest city to the competition features the largest increase in hotel prices. One night in Perth during the Match Days (26th – 28th September) will cost an average of £254. This is a 155 per cent increase from the average during the preceding weekend (19th – 21st September), when one night will cost just £100.

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The most expensive night to book is Saturday 27th, when a hotel stay will cost £322 on average. Hotel availability during the Match Days is currently very low. The average availability from 26th to 28th September is just 4 per cent, with only a few bookable hotels remaining.

Hotel prices have also increased during the Practice Days (Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25th), but not as dramatically. The average price is £200 during this period and hotel availability is at 16 per cent.

Destination

Average Price
(19-21 Sept)

Average Price Practice Days (23 - 25 Sept)

Percentage Increase

Average Price Match Days      (26 - 28 Sept)

Percentage Increase

Perth

£100

£200

100%

£254

155%

Stirling

£103

£258

151%

£233

127%

Edinburgh

£126

£147

16%

£172

37%

Glasgow

£98

£112

15%

£138

40%

Dundee

£86

£115

34%

£140

63%

Denise Bartlett, UK Public Relations: “Edinburgh and Glasgow have been in the news recently for their hotel price hikes during the Fringe Festival (36 per cent increase) and the Commonwealth Games (158 per cent increase).  Despite the criticism, hoteliers in Perth and Stirling appear to be persisting with the price rises, with costs increasing to over double the amount of the preceding weekend. With the Ryder Cup taking place in a relatively isolated location, it is not often that Perth and Stirling experience this volume of visitors.”

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