London, 26 January 2017. With the upcoming 2017 Six Nations Championship on the horizon, trivago.co.uk has analysed exclusive hotel price data to reveal the games’ effect on the six host cities. The results show that average hotel prices have increased by up to 345% in Cardiff and 153% in Edinburgh for a match day stay.
Cardiff and Edinburgh most expensive
The largest price increases are found in Cardiff, which will be hosting the most expensive match of the tournament. With an average hotel price increase of 345%, an overnight stay to watch Wales play England on 11 February averages at £481, compared to the months’ average, £108.
The second most expensive date is also in Cardiff on 10 March when Wales will play Ireland. On this date prices are up 257% to £386.
The third and fourth most expensive games are in Edinburgh. Prices are up 154% to £302 for the 25 February Scotland v Wales game and 134% to £278 for Scotland v Ireland on 4 February.
Rome and Paris cheapest
With hotel prices averaging between £95 and £112 throughout the games, the three games in Rome are the three cheapest choices for a match day stay. Prices drop by 5% on the day Italy plays Wales, with prices averaging at £95, the lowest price of all the host cities.
The second and third cheapest match days, also in Rome, are £101 for Italy v Ireland and £112 for Italy v France.
The city with the greatest price decrease however is London, where average prices drop by 10% to £156 for the February 26 fixture between England and Italy.
Eleanor Kutylowski, UK External Relations: “Whilst these results are comparable to those from the 2016 Championships, this year’s highest price increase of 345 per cent tops last year’s 317 per cent.
The effect is greatest in the smaller host cities: Cardiff, the least populated city of the six, shows the largest price increase whilst heavily populated London, Paris and Rome are amongst those with the smallest changes.
Fans can moreover avoid the high prices; to experience the games for less head to either Rome or Paris, both offering accommodation for under £150.”
About the data
Based on hotel searches made between 01.08.2016 and 17.01.2017.
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