How hotel room prices have changed in France and around the world in 2017

According to a recent study of the Hotel Reservation Service website, fares have varied greatly in France, increased in Eastern Europe and blazed in Toronto between 2016 and 2017.

Where to go – in France, in Europe or in the world – without breaking the bank? The "Hotel Price Radar" study, published by the Hotel Reservation Service (HRS) hotel portal, provides an early response. This study on the price of hotel nights takes stock of the year 2017 compared to the year 2016: it was carried out based on all hotel bookings made between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 via the HRS portal. Conclusion? In France, prices remained relatively stable but varied greatly in some cities. Tariffs, on the other hand, have increased globally in Europe and worldwide. Here is what we must remember from this study:

• In France, prices remained stable but flared in Montpellier

In the twelve French cities tested by HRS, the average tariffs rose 1.9 % between 2016 and 2017. With very large disparities. The most spectacular progression was registered in Montpellier, where it was necessary to spend 130 euros per night on average, an increase of nearly 40% compared to 2016! The "Surdouée" thus becomes the second most expensive city in France after Paris, where the price per night is 136 euros. Nice (114 euros per night), Lyon (109 euros) and Strasbourg (103 euros) complete the top 5 most expensive French cities.

Conversely, Marseille and Lille have seen the price of their nights greatly decrease respectively 17.2% and 10.5%. The price of a night in Marseille is now 77 euros, against 94 euros in Lille. The top 3 of France's least expensive cities is composed of Marseille (77 euros per night), Bordeaux (90 euros) and Grenoble (91 euros).

• In Europe, prices have risen sharply in the East and South

The European cities selected by HRS have experienced an average rate increase of 5%. At a price of 177 euros per night, London leads the most expensive destinations.In the top 5, Zurich (177 euros also), Oslo (165 euros), Copenhagen (161 euros) and Stockholm (148 euros). 19659005] We notice that several cities located in previously "cheap" areas – in Eastern Europe and Southern Europe in particular – have seen their prices rise sharply between 2016 and 2017. This is the case in Prague. hotel prices increased the most: the average price of one night increased by 12% over the period, from 75 to 84 euros. pest (+ 8.6%, 88 euros), Warsaw (+ 9.3%, 82 euros) and Moscow (+ 10.3%, 96 euros) are not left behind. Same movement in southern Europe: prices rose quite sharply in Madrid (+ 10.1%, 109 euros), in Barcelona (+ 9.3%, 129 euros), in Lisbon (+ 9.7%, 102 euros ) or Athens (+ 9.6%, 103 euros). The cheapest metropolis remains Istanbul (78 euros per night).

 In Prague (Czech Republic), the price of a hotel night increased the most between 2016 and 2017.
It is in Prague (Czech Republic) that the price of one night has increased the most between 2016 and 2017. HRS

• Worldwide: Toronto has the largest increase while Asian prices plummet

"Increases are once again widespread in the world, "says HRS. New York is the most expensive city with an average price of 250 euros per night, just in front of Washington (230 euros) and Sydney (196 euros). The largest price increase was observed in Toronto: + 30.6%, or 158 euros per night. "The reason could be the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada's independence, which took place in Toronto throughout the year," says the study.

Conversely, several Asian cities have experienced sharp price cuts: Seoul (-25.1%, 125 euros per night), Kuala Lumpur (-20.3%, 51 euros per night) or Singapore (-6.4%, 160 euros per night).

 New York is the city of the world where a hotel night costs the most (250 euros in 2017).
New York is the city of the world where a night of hotel costs the most ( 250 euros in 2017). HRS

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