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September 1, 2014 OTA News No Comments Email Email

London has been named Europe’s top summer destination according to new data released by HotelsCombined.

The figures have revealed the most-booked destinations and suggest that demand for accommodation in the top city has increased seven per cent from 2013.

The data from HotelsCombined considers the number of hotel bookings made in European cities over the 2014 summer period (July – August) to determine the most popular destinations for travellers. The following ten cities are the most-booked destinations:

  1. London
  2. Paris
  3. Barcelona
  4. Rome
  5.  Dublin
  6.  Berlin
  7.  Amsterdam
  8.  Edinburgh
  9.  Manchester
  10.  PragueFinal-Map-WO-Branding

The top cities are wide-spread with London, Paris, Barcelona, and Rome maintaining their positions for the second year in a row. Berlin has grown in popularity, with the number of accommodation bookings increasing 34 percent from 2013 and moving the capital city from tenth position in 2013 to sixth.

Prague and Manchester have increased in popularity over the last twelve months with demand for accommodation increasing 34 and 22 per cent respectively.

Global PR and Content Manager of HotelsCombined, Alycia Simons says that while Europe welcomes travellers year-round, an increasing number of holiday makers continue to battle the crowds and the high temperatures to visit these top destinations.

“Summer is peak season in Europe and we have certainly seen an increasing number of people making the most of the long days and warm weather. Our data shows that the number of hotel bookings in these top ten cities has increased nine per cent overall when compared to the same time period in 2013,” she said.

“We know that accommodation is an important aspect of a holiday, so we search all major travel and accommodation sites – over 800,000 properties – to help travellers to find the best deals. The simple, easy-to-use mobile app and website helps travellers to compare prices from all major travel sites within one quick and easy search,” Ms Simons continued.

 

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