British tourists are able to take advantage of falling hotel prices in the last part of last year, while Glasgow offered some of the best value-for-money hotel deals in Europe, a survey by Hotels.com found.
Average one-night hotel prices in Glasgow in the period October-December were £64 - an 11% drop on the same period in 2004.
This put the Scottish city only a short way behind the best value-for-money city in the survey - Budapest - where the average price in the last three months of 2005 was £60.
Based mainly on hotels in Europe and the USA, the survey showed that prices also fell at hotels in other UK cities.
The average Manchester price in October-December for a one-night stay was £76 - 4% down on the same period in 2004. Edinburgh fell 5% to £87, Dublin was down 11% at £75 and London also dipped 12% to £81.
Prices rose at some American hotels, with rates in New York - the most expensive city in the survey - going up 13% to £160, and Washington DC rates rising 9% to £110.
After New York, the highest rates were to be found in Dubai, where average prices rose 2% to £150.
Good value destinations included Berlin and Lisbon (both £61 on average), Hamburg (£64) and Orlando (£68).
Overall, European prices fell 8.7% in the last three months of last year compared with the same period in 2004, while American prices rose 2.3%.
David Roche, European managing director of Hotels.com, told the Press Association that: ‘European prices took a tumble in 2005, so we will watch with interest whether they recover in 2006, and whether spring city-breakers push prices up as they have in previous years.
‘Meanwhile, we will also see whether the Americans can sustain the price increases we saw in 2005 - or whether prices have now topped out and falling demand will force them to come down once again.’‘