Hotel prices in Spain are skyrocketing – but two popular holiday destinations are getting cheaper

HOTEL prices in Spain have risen ahead of the Easter holiday as Britons book trips to the popular destination – but two hotspots are getting cheaper

Hotel prices have risen in response to increased demand for holidays in Spain as Britons avoid traveling to Eastern Europe over Easter due to the war in Ukraine.

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Hotel prices in Spain have risen ahead of the Easter holiday as Britons book trips to the popular destinationCredit: Alamy

Portugal also saw an increase in bookings which, in turn, sent hotel prices skyrocketing, according to new data from tourism intelligence platform Mabrian Technologies.

Compared to 2019, hotel prices in Spain increased by 14% for three-star hotels, 4% for four-star hotels and 9% for five-star hotels.

Hotel prices in Portugal increased by 15% for three-star hotels, 6% for four-star hotels and 17% for five-star hotels.

Hotel prices in Spain are about 15% higher than average prices in Portugal.

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On the other hand, interest in some major holiday destinations has plummeted since the start of the war.

Hotel prices in popular tourist destinations Greece and Turkey have fallen as Britons opted to avoid Eastern Europe.

Compared to 2019, the average price of a three-star hotel fell by 9% in Greece and by 4% in Turkey.

However, demand for five-star hotels has increased for both destinations.

Carlos Cendra, Marketing and Sales Director at Mabrian, said: “Knowing how the Russian conflict has affected the Easter period in the short term allows the rest of the countries and tourist destinations to know what the trend will be if the conflict continues. .

“In this case, it means Spain and Portugal can confidently focus on continuing to invest in attracting European travelers during the peak Easter demand period.”

Britons who have booked holidays to Spain this summer are being warned that some hotels may be forced to cancel customers due to strikes in the country.

Strikes are currently taking place on the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca, as truckers protest against high fuel prices and poor working conditions, which has led to a shortage of building materials.

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If the strikes continue, hotels could be forced to suspend construction, which could mean they cannot open as planned and have to cancel pre-booked holidays.

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Hotel prices have fallen in Greece and Turkey as Britons avoid booking holidays in Eastern Europe due to war in Ukraine

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Hotel prices have fallen in Greece and Turkey as Britons avoid booking holidays in Eastern Europe due to war in UkraineCredit: Alamy

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