Hotel search website trivago.co.uk has unveiled its new Travel Advice Calendars which show the most affordable and most expensive months to visit top destinations. The website claims its latest offering could provide significant savings for holidaymakers.
Travellers have already started searching for their hotels during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, according to hotel comparison website Trivago. Brits accounted for 29.1 per cent of all hotel searches made on trivago during June, July and August 2013 for any Brazilian city during the World Cup period.
Expedia has announced entry into a definitive agreement to acquire a 61.6 per cent equity position in trivago, a leading metasearch company headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, for total consideration of €477 million. The deal includes €434 million in cash as well as €43 million in Expedia common stock.
Denise Bartlett, Head of UK Communication, Trivago, talks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market 2012
The hotel price comparison website www.trivago.co.uk surveyed 4,142 people over a two week period (August 13th – August 27th) to discover how they prefer to book their last minute hotel rooms. With travel becoming more digital every day, 85 per cent of participants across eight different countries preferred to book on the internet or via a smartphone app.
BTN catches up with Malte Siewert, managing director of trivago GmbH, to find out how London hotels are faring in the build up to the Olympics 2012, innovations in the online travel space, the changing role of social media and why apartment rentals are on his radar.
The European hotel industry has seen room rates decline this month. Whereas a standard double room cost 117 pounds in May, the European average has fallen four pounds to 113 pounds per night. 35 of the tHPI’s 50 cities have seen overnight costs fall at least a few percent, and eleven of those saw rates fall more than ten percent.
Hotel prices in cities across Europe have fallen for the first time since the beginning of the year, as sovereign debt fears across the Continent, and the spectre of a double dip recession, spark travellers into cutting travel expenditure.
The international travel portal trivago.com has launched a new feature: users of the hotel search can now compare the exact rate descriptions for hotel bookings on trivago.