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Hotel rates in Europe soar with more travelers booking mini-breaks

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(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

In Europe, the end of winter and an increasing number of spring vacations and mini-breaks have led to rising hotel rates in several cities for the month of May, according to the Trivago-Relaxnews report. Compared with April, rates are going up in Venice (+38%) ahead of the Art Biennale (June 1-November 24), Prague (+35%), Istanbul (+29%) and Barcelona (+22%).

Compared to May last year, however, rates are generally lower or stable with only Instanbul and Prague showing increases of double-digit percentages.

Destination

Average price per night

(May 2013)

 

Change in price since April 2013

 

Change in price since May 2012

Paris

€193

12%

-1%

Rome

€170

12%

-1%

Barcelona

€157

22%

-1%

London

€204

15%

-4%

Brussels

€119

-7%

-8%

Prague

€148

35%

14%

Geneva

€278

24%

3%

Amsterdam

€167

-2%

-8%

Berlin

€99

6%

-6%

Dublin

€113

19%

6%

Athens

€84

14%

-13%

Venice

€281

38%

8%

Madrid

€93

3%

-18%

Lisbon

€110

17%

2%

Istanbul

€188

29%

22%

Vienna

€131

7%

-3%

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130517/hotel-rates-europe-soar-more-travelers-booking-mini-breaks