London, 9 September 2015. With ten days to go until the 2015 Rugby World Cup is hosted in England and Wales, hotel search website trivago.co.uk has analysed hotel prices and availability in the host cities. A hotel stay on a match night will cost an average of £261 (184 per cent above the average of £92 during 2014), with prices increasing for each match in each city. The largest increases can be found in Cardiff, where prices have increased by up to 1095 per cent, reaching an average of £1018 for the Quarter Final at Millennium Stadium on Saturday 17th October.
2015 Rugby World Cup: Hotel Prices & Availability
|Date||Match||Host City||Average Price||Average Price 2014*||Percentage Difference||Hotel Availability|
|18 Sep||England vs Fiji||London||£215||£165||30%||33%|
|19 Sep||Tonga vs Georgia||Gloucester||£150||£73||105%||19%|
|19 Sep||Ireland vs Canada||Cardiff||£521||£85||512%||2%|
|19 Sep||Russia vs Japan||Brighton||£376||£107||251%||56%|
|19 Sep||France vs Italy||London||£243||£165||47%||25%|
|20 Sep||Samoa vs USA||Brighton||£129||£107||20%||50%|
|20 Sep||Wales vs Uruguay||Cardiff||£237||£85||178%||28%|
|20 Sep||New Zealand vs Argentina||London||£186||£165||13%||40%|
|23 Sep||Scotland vs Japan||Gloucester||£122||£73||66%||25%|
|23 Sep||Australia vs Fiji||Cardiff||£324||£85||280%||4%|
|23 Sep||France vs Romania||London||£214||£165||30%||37%|
|24 Sep||New Zealand vs Namibia||London||£207||£165||26%||37%|
|25 Sep||Argentina vs Georgia||Gloucester||£136||£73||85%||33%|
|26 Sep||Italy vs Canada||Leeds||£169||£87||95%||22%|
|26 Sep||South Africa vs Samoa||Birmingham||£144||£78||84%||16%|
|26 Sep||England vs Wales||London||£239||£165||45%||28%|
|27 Sep||Australia vs Uruguay||Birmingham||£98||£78||26%||57%|
|27 Sep||Scotland vs USA||Leeds||£100||£87||15%||62%|
|27 Sep||Ireland vs Romania||London||£180||£165||9%||41%|
|29 Sep||Tonga vs Namibia||Exeter||£114||£81||40%||35%|
|1 Oct||Wales vs Fiji||Cardiff||£428||£85||402%||5%|
|1 Oct||France vs Canada||Milton Keynes||£171||£74||131%||16%|
|2 Oct||New Zealand vs Georgia||Cardiff||£508||£85||496%||5%|
|3 Oct||Samoa vs Japan||Milton Keynes||£161||£74||117%||23%|
|3 Oct||South Africa vs Scotland||Newcastle||£289||£82||252%||0%|
|3 Oct||England vs Australia||London||£332||£165||101%||29%|
|4 Oct||Argentina vs Tonga||Leicester||£110||£65||70%||42%|
|4 Oct||Ireland vs Italy||London||£181||£165||10%||40%|
|6 Oct||Canada vs Romania||Leicester||£126||£65||95%||35%|
|6 Oct||Fiji vs Uruguay||Milton Keynes||£185||£74||150%||19%|
|7 Oct||South Africa vs USA||London||£210||£165||27%||39%|
|7 Oct||Namibia vs Georgia||Exeter||£113||£81||39%||40%|
|9 Oct||New Zealand vs Tonga||Newcastle||£296||£82||261%||1%|
|10 Oct||Samoa vs Scotland||Newcastle||£254||£82||210%||10%|
|10 Oct||Australia vs Wales||London||£248||£165||50%||32%|
|10 Oct||England vs Uruguay||Manchester||£254||£111||128%||13%|
|11 Oct||Argentina vs Namibia||Leicester||£105||£65||62%||47%|
|11 Oct||Italy vs Romania||Exeter||£113||£81||39%||42%|
|11 Oct||France vs Ireland||Cardiff||£927||£85||988%||1%|
|11 Oct||USA va Japan||Gloucester||£139||£73||90%||25%|
|17 Oct||Quarter Final||London||£301||£165||83%||33%|
|17 Oct||Quarter Final||Cardiff||£1018||£85||1095%||2%|
|18 Oct||Quarter Final||Cardiff||£630||£85||640%||10%|
|18 Oct||Quarter Final||London||£179||£165||9%||41%|
|24 Oct||Semi Final||London||£323||£165||96%||32%|
|25 Oct||Semi Final||London||£184||£165||12%||40%|
|30 Oct||Bronze Final||London||£296||£165||80%||37%|
*Average price per night from 18th September – 31st October 2014.
2015 Rugby World Cup: Host Cities & Stadiums
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Cardiff, Brighton and London most expensive
Cardiff is the most expensive city for a hotel stay during the 2015 Rugby World Cup, with prices peaking at an average of £1018 for the Quarter Final on 17 October – 1095 per cent above the 2014 average of £85 per night. The next five most expensive matches will all take place in Cardiff, including France vs Ireland on 11 October (988 per cent increase to £927 for an overnight stay), the Quarter Final on 18 October (640 per cent increase to £630) and Ireland vs Canada on 19 September (512 per cent increase to £521).
After Cardiff, the next most expensive match cities are Brighton and London. An overnight stay in Brighton will cost an average of £376 for Russia vs Japan on 19 September – 363 per cent above the 2014 average of £107 per night. London’s most expensive matches are, unsurprisingly, the final on 31 October and the home match of England vs Australia on 3 October. A hotel on the night of the final will cost an average of £334 (up 103 per cent from £165 in 2014), while the night of England vs Australia will cost £332 (up 101 per cent).
Birmingham, Leeds and Leicester cheapest
Australia vs Uruguay in Birmingham on 27 September is the cheapest match for a hotel stay, at an average of £98 (26 per cent increase from £78 in 2014). This is followed by Scotland vs USA in Leeds also on 27 September (15 per cent increase to £100). Although the three matches in Leicester are relatively cheap for a hotel stay (ranging from £105 to £126), the average price per night during 2014 was £65, meaning the city has hiked prices by 62 to 95 per cent. London, on the other hand, has the lowest price increases (some match nights have only increased by 9 per cent compared to last year).
Newcastle lowest hotel availability; Leeds highest
Unsurprisingly, hotel availability is low in Cardiff for all match dates, ranging from 1 to 28 per cent availability remaining. Newcastle, however, has the lowest hotel availability, with 0 per cent remaining for South Africa vs Scotland on 3 October and 1 per cent availability for New Zealand vs Tonga on 9 October.
Leeds has the highest hotel availability rate for Scotland vs USA on 27 September, with 62 per cent availability remaining. This is followed by Australia vs Uruguay in Birmingham also on 27 September, with 57 per cent availability remaining. Brighton also has 56 and 50 per cent availability remaining for the matches on 19 and 20 September.
Denise Bartlett, UK Public Relations: “The hotel price increases in Cardiff are the most extreme we have ever reported for an event in the UK. For the World Cup in Brazil last year, hotel prices peaked at an average of £328, with a maximum increase of 243 per cent. The average in Cardiff for all match nights is £574, which is 140 per cent more expensive than a night in London during the Rugby World Cup (average of £240), despite London being the UK’s most expensive city for a hotel stay.
Saturday is the most popular match day in the UK, with 17 matches scheduled on Saturdays, hotel availability at 22 per cent (6 per cent below the average availability of 28 per cent) and hotel prices at an average of £315 (21 per cent above the average). With availability low and prices high, those who have not yet booked accommodation should hesitate no longer.”
About the data
Prices are based on over 4 million daily global searches made between 1 January and 31 August 2015 and 1 January to 31 August 2014. Hotel availability is correct as of 1 September and is likely to drop further as the matches approach.
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