Hotels in the German capital, as well as tourist favorites such as Barcelona and Paris, showed the biggest increase in average prices this year. Such data is provided in an analysis conducted by travel management company TravelPerk. The reasons for the increase in prices are one positive and one negative. The plus point is that most countries have lifted the curfew restrictions and tourists are trying to make up for a lost time. The downside is that hotels are experiencing the same economic and fuel crisis and labor shortage as the entire European tourism industry.
The figures are as follows. In Barcelona, average prices increased by almost half — by 48% and amounted to 153 euros. In Berlin and Paris, the growth was 38%, and prices rose to 130 and 198 euros, respectively.
“This growth is driven by external factors that the entire travel industry has to contend with, including rising fuel costs, labor shortages, and disruptions in the global economy. However, it is also true that hoteliers are seeing a surge in demand and are seeking to compensate for lost revenue during the pandemic,” the survey authors said.
By the way, according to TravelPerk, London and Amsterdam are also at the peak of demand, they have earned the first place in the ranking of the most booked European capitals. Prices for hotels there increased slightly less – in London by 22% – to 200 euros, and in Amsterdam – by 36% – to 184 euros.
At the same time, as experts note, price growth overseas is even higher. In Chicago, hotels rose in price by 77%, in Boston – by 63%, and in New York – by 49%. As for flights, the prices for the route between Berlin and London have increased the most.