Hotel search website trivago.co.uk announced details of a new study with three money-saving infographics. The first one shows the most popular destinations among UK travelers, the second showing the cheapest and most expensive city breaks and the third showing the cheapest beach towns – perfect for planning your next summer holiday.
The most popular overseas destinations for UK users
The data, based on hotel searches made during 2015, shows that both Amsterdam and Dublin have risen in popularity to surpass Paris as the two most popular overseas destinations among UK travellers. Dubai has also risen in popularity to occupy the fourth spot, while more further afield destinations New York City and Las Vegas also feature in the top 20.
The most & least expensive capital cities in Europe
The data, based on average hotel prices over the past three years, shows a clear divide, with Southern and Eastern European capital cities much cheaper than their Northern and Western counterparts. The cheapest capitals are Sofia (average of £46 per night) and Skopje (average of £48). The most expensive capital city in Europe is London (average of £184 per night), followed by Bern (average of £151).
Top 25 cheapest beach towns
The data, based on average hotel prices during 2015, shows a good range of geographical locations for a cheap beach holiday. Greece boasts the highest number of low cost coastal towns, with five locations in the top 25. The cheapest is Thessaloniki, at an average of £57 per night. The second cheapest country is Spain, with four destinations in the top 25. The cheapest is Puerto de la Cruz, at £56 per night. The cheapest beach town is Bulgaria’s Varna, with an average price per night of £37.
Denise Bartlett, UK Public Relations: “With so much advice available online, it can be difficult to identify which are really the most popular and the cheapest destinations. These infographics aim to inform, whether you are planning a city break, a beach holiday or want to know the most popular destinations – to join (or to avoid!) fellow Brits. It is really interesting to note Amsterdam is now the most popular overseas destination among UK holidaymakers. Also interesting is the high average hotel price in London, which is much higher than any other European capital.”