Eurovision 2015: Hotel Prices up 41%; Travel Interest up 58%
London, 21 May 2015. With the semi-finals underway and the final on Saturday, travellers are flocking to Vienna for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. Hotel comparison website trivago.co.uk found that travel interest from the UK is up 58 per cent compared to last year. Hotel prices are up by an average of 41 per cent, peaking at £158 the night before the final. The top visiting countries (besides Austria) are Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Finland. Norwegians are willing to pay the most for their hotel room (£133 per night), while Serbians searched for the cheapest rooms (£62 per night).
trivago Event Alert – Eurovision Song Contest:
A hotel during Eurovision (18th – 24th May) will cost an average of £126 per night – a 41 per cent increase from £89 per night during the following week (25th – 31st May). The most expensive night is Friday 22nd (the night before the final), when one night will cost £158 – up 64 per cent from £96 the following Friday. Current room availability is at 35 per cent.
Top Nationalities Visiting Vienna During Eurovision 2015:
Travel interest from the UK is up 58 per cent during Eurovision, based on hotel searches made between 18th and 24th May, compared to the same period during 2014. Despite this, the UK is not among the top nine visiting nationalities – instead these are primarily occupied by neighbouring countries, with visitors from Finland, Russia, Israel and Poland travelling from a little further away.
Which country will pay the most for their hotel room?
The average clicked price for UK users during Eurovision (18th – 24th May) is £115 – the third most expensive price per night, behind Norway (£133) and Belgium (£120). This is significantly below the overall average price of £126 during the Eurovision period. The countries researching the cheapest hotel prices are Poland (£69) and Serbia (£62).
Denise Bartlett, UK Public Relations: “It’s great to see Vienna put in the spotlight; hopefully the exposure will encourage travellers to visit the city in the future. Although hotel prices are up by an average of 41%, this is minimal compared to the price hikes in Copenhagen for Eurovision 2014. Last year, prices increased by a maximum average of 63 per cent, peaking at £246 the day after the final. As hotel prices in Vienna are relatively cheap, they will peak at just £158 this year.
It is also really interesting to see how much different nationalities are willing to pay for their hotel room – with prices ranging between £62 and £133 per night. The UK is fairly high up in this list, researching prices around £115 per night.”
Travellers find the ideal hotel for the best price on www.trivago.co.uk. trivago is the world’s largest online hotel search site, comparing rates from over 700,000 hotels on over 200 booking sites worldwide. trivago integrates over 140 million hotel ratings and 14 million photos in order to make finding the perfect hotel easier for users. Over 80 million visitors per month find their ideal hotel by using trivago’s various filters and in turn save an average of 36% per booking. trivago was founded in 2005 in Düsseldorf, Germany and currently operates 51 international country platforms in 32 languages.