reports hotel prices in Scotland tumble

Published: Mon Sep 21 2009 has revealed that the average price of a hotel room across Scotland tumbled during the first half of 2009.

The Hotel Price Index showed that hotel prices in the major Scottish cities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness all fell in the first half of 2009 compared to the same period in 2008, making a holiday in Scotland even more affordable for UK travellers.

Aberdeen led the price falls in Scotland, where prices dropped by 25% to an average of £83 during the first half of the year when compared to the same time last year. Hoteliers in Inverness also slashed prices to cope with falling demand - down 20% to just £68 per room per night.

The two major cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow also showed a reduction, but their figures were not as pronounced as much of the rest of the nation. Edinburgh hotels experienced a 9% price fall to £91 per night, yet remained the most expensive Scottish city, whilst Glasgow did not suffer such severe price falls, with a drop of just 5% making it the seventh most expensive destination in the UK.

The Hotel Price Index tracks the real prices paid per hotel room (rather than advertised rates) for 78,000 hotels across 13,000 locations around the world. The latest Hotel Price Index looks at prices from January to June 2009, compared to the same period in 2008.

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