According to the report published by one of the largest online hotel reservation portals hotels.com, this season has significantly increased the number of queries in the Internet on hotels in France, Italy, Spain and other European countries. The study was conducted for queries of the English segment.
As noted in the report, the growth of search queries of European hotels is connected primarily with the exchange rate difference between the euro and pound sterling. Therefore, as you might guess the majority of Internet users who were interested in hotels in Italy, France and other European countries, are British.
Pound sterling over the last year has strengthened its positions against euro. This makes the rest of Europe much more advantageous destination for the British than it was in 2008 and 2009.
Among the record cities, in which the number of requests has increased most remarkably – Bordeaux in France, Portuguese Albujefra resort, the summer capital of parties Ibiza, as well as the traditionally popular among British Amsterdam and Venice.
Hotels in Bordeaux - this request according to the hotels.com proved to be the most dynamic. In total, growth of requests in the Internet for hotel accommodation in the famous wine region of France amounted to 100% compared to the similar period of 2009. Slightly behind Bordeaux is Amsterdam (an increase of 95%) and Ibiza (an increase of 80%).
In addition to the report on the requests on 23 June 2010 hotels.com has also published its regular ranking Hotels Price Index, which determines the level of costs and quality of hotel facilities and its fluctuations. According to the report for 2009 prices for hotels in the U.S. fell on average of 20-30%. The largest price decrease was noted in 5 * hotels in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.